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CCAC Releases 2016 Native American Dollar Candidate Designs

CCAC Releases 2016 Native American Dollar Candidate Designs

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission (CCAC) has released the following candidate design images for the 2016 Native American dollar coin. The 2016 Native American dollar reverse will recognize the heroic contributions of the Native American Code Talkers of World Wars I & II. Native American Code Talkers from more than thirty tribes served with distinction […]

By March 13, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
CCAC Releases 2015 Native American Dollar Candidate Designs

CCAC Releases 2015 Native American Dollar Candidate Designs

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission (CCAC) has released the following images of candidate designs for the 2015 Native American dollar coin. The 2015 Native American dollar reverse will highlight the role of Mohawk Ironworkers in the construction of bridges and skyscrapers that make up the modern American skyline. Since 2009, the United States Mint in […]

By March 13, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Baseball Commemorative Coin: Concave Design Silver Dollar Reviewed by Charles Morgan. VIDEO: 1:10

Baseball Commemorative Coin: Concave Design Silver Dollar Reviewed by Charles Morgan. VIDEO: 1:10

Charles Morgan, Content Manager, CoinWeek.com…….. A completely novel concave coin has been created by the United States Mint for sale to collectors commemorating the sport of baseball. CoinWeek’s Charles Morgan holds and examines this coin before it is released to the public and shares his reactions to this new collector item. You can also read […]

By March 10, 2014 7 Comments Read More →
CCAC Meets to Discuss 2015 and 2016 U.S. Coin Designs

CCAC Meets to Discuss 2015 and 2016 U.S. Coin Designs

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) wrapped up the first of two planned meetings today (March 10, 2014) and is scheduled to reconvene tomorrow (Tuesday, March 11) at 9:30 a.m. at the United States Mint headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss proposed designs for circulating and […]

By March 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News – Modern Coins Update

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News – Modern Coins Update

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……….. Kennedy gold coin options The Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission  met on February 11 to discuss a range of issues including designs for the 2015 America the Beautiful quarters, the possible issuance of a special 24 carat (.9999 fine) gold half dollar marking the 50th anniversary of the issuance of the John […]

By February 28, 2014 15 Comments Read More →
2014 Warren G. Harding Dollar Coin Cover Available February 27

2014 Warren G. Harding Dollar Coin Cover Available February 27

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2014 Warren G. Harding Dollar Coin Cover Feb. 27 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). Orders will be accepted at http://www.usmint.gov/catalogand at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. The Warren G. Harding Dollar Coin Cover is the […]

By February 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Dinosaur Coin “Cretaceous Period” Released

Austrian Mint Dinosaur Coin “Cretaceous Period” Released

The Austrian Mint will issue today the third coin in its popular five-coin “Back from the Dead” dinosaur coin series, accompanied with a new and improved augmented reality app [CoinWeek can confirm that the App is available to customers inside the United States and is offered free of charge to iTunes and Android users]. The first […]

By February 18, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: New Mint Survey on JFK Commemorative Coins Includes Possible Gold Half Dollar

The Coin Analyst: New Mint Survey on JFK Commemorative Coins Includes Possible Gold Half Dollar

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy half dollar, and the Mint has plans to issue special coins and sets to honor the occasion.  This is an important anniversary for collectors of American coins because of the longstanding popularity of the JFK halves.  President Kennedy is […]

By February 4, 2014 22 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: World Coin News- Wedge Tailed Eagles Multiply and Latvian Euro Sets

The Coin Analyst: World Coin News- Wedge Tailed Eagles Multiply and Latvian Euro Sets

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Multiple Versions of Wedge-Tailed Eagle Probably the most widely discussed modern world coin at the moment is the Perth Mint’s 2014 wedge-tailed silver and gold eagles that I covered recently and which my colleagues, Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker, also discussed in a chat with the coin’s designer , […]

By January 31, 2014 8 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint Issues Wedge-Tailed Silver Eagle Coin Design by John Mercanti

The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint Issues Wedge-Tailed Silver Eagle Coin Design by John Mercanti

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… The iconic American silver eagle, the most widely collected and traded silver coin in the world, now has an Australian cousin that was created by the same person who designed the American eagle, retired U.S. Mint coin sculptor-engraver, John Mercanti. On January 7 the Perth Mint in Western Australia […]

Challenges in the Modern Coin Market. VIDEO: 5:19

Challenges in the Modern Coin Market. VIDEO: 5:19

John Maben Chief Executive Officer, Modern Coin Mart Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. John Maben, CEO of Modern Coin Mart offers some insight into exactly what is involved in how to service collectors in the emerging marketplace of modern mint product. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. December  2013 More news and video about numismatics , coins and […]

By January 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Modern Coins in 2014

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Modern Coins in 2014

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… As we approach the end of 2013 and the start of 2014, what changes and developments can collectors of U.S. modern coins look forward to in the coming year? For starters, the U.S. Mint has provided a preliminary online product schedule that focuses on core products by month and […]

By December 30, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Cool Modern Coins! Modern Coin Mart. VIDEO

Cool Modern Coins! Modern Coin Mart. VIDEO

John Maben, Barry McCarthy, Jay Rudo, Hayden Tubbs Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Some people think coins have to be old to be cool and it is true that many older coins are really cool. In modern coins there are many interesting coins that could be placed in the “cool” category. One company that specializes in […]

By December 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: 2013 Low Mintage U.S. Modern Coins

The Coin Analyst: 2013 Low Mintage U.S. Modern Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Those who do the best with their coins financially are not necessarily the most well off, but rather tend to be the most well-informed, especially who also act on their knowledge. One major purpose of this column is to help make collectors and buyers of modern coins better informed […]

By December 26, 2013 6 Comments Read More →
Modern Coins: 2014 “Florida Natives” American Alligator coin to be released at FUN convention.

Modern Coins: 2014 “Florida Natives” American Alligator coin to be released at FUN convention.

By Charles D. Daughtrey ………….. Coinciding with the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention ModernCoinMart (MCM) is releasing a new coin depicting “Florida Natives”.  The coin, which may be the first of a series, depicts the American Alligator, one of the oldest and most fearsome apex predatory reptiles in North America, and a common native to […]

By December 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Isle of Man Coins: Small Island, Big Selection

Isle of Man Coins: Small Island, Big Selection

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Imagine an island of 221 square miles that doesn’t have its own mint.  Even with those obstacles, the Isle of Man issues a wide range of coins ranging from low-value circulation strikes to ongoing series of silver and gold pieces.  The privately owned Pobjoy Mint cranks out coinage for the self-governing British Crown Dependency located […]

By December 12, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: The 2013 Season of U.S. Mint Product Sell-Outs Continues

The Coin Analyst: The 2013 Season of U.S. Mint Product Sell-Outs Continues

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… As was the case about this time last year, many U.S. Mint coins issued in the past year are selling out at a quick pace and creating quite a buzz in the modern coin collecting community. And sales of a number of coins from the past two years will […]

By December 11, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Should Modern Coins be Graded?

The Coin Analyst: Should Modern Coins be Graded?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… I recently met a new coin collector and spent a little time giving him some advice about how to get the most out of his new hobby. He and wife had decided to put some money into silver bullion and some modern coins like American silver eagles and silver […]

By December 9, 2013 8 Comments Read More →
Chinese Coins: 2012 Peking Opera Mask Coins

Chinese Coins: 2012 Peking Opera Mask Coins

Posted by Peter Anthony on Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ………. Peking Opera is a breathtakingly diverse art form. In 2012 the People’s Bank of China released a set of coins that feature masks from the Peking Opera. The Peking (or Beijing) opera has been a cornerstone of Chinese culture for nearly 2000 years. It has become […]

The Coin Analyst: America the Beautiful Silver Coin Series Gathers Steam

The Coin Analyst: America the Beautiful Silver Coin Series Gathers Steam

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… A string of recent sell-outs of 2013 five-ounce silver America the Beautiful coins, especially the unexpected end of sales for several of the numismatic versions, is helping to drive increased interest in this series. All but three coins — two bullion and one numismatic – of this year’s ATB […]

By December 5, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
Modern Coins: The 2014 Silver Panda coins are Here!

Modern Coins: The 2014 Silver Panda coins are Here!

People love pandas. Every time a panda in a zoo gives birth, the adorable baby immediately becomes a star on television, newspapers, youtube, etc [To see what we mean , view the Video Below]. And the same has happened each year since 1982, when China announces the birth of a new Panda coin. Panda coins […]

By November 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: News from the U.S. Mint

The Coin Analyst: News from the U.S. Mint

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Here is a round-up of news developments from the U.S. Mint and some recommendations for 2013 coins to watch. Commemorative coins Unlike in years past when sales ended in mid-December, this year the U.S. Mint has decided to sell its 2013-dated commemorative coins until the last day of the […]

By November 8, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
Commemorative Coins: Cassie McFarland’s Glove Design a Perfect Fit

Commemorative Coins: Cassie McFarland’s Glove Design a Perfect Fit

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ……….. There’s something about an old ball glove. That’s the sentiment behind San Luis Obispo, California-based artist Cassie McFarland’s last-minute entry in the Mint’s baseball coin design competition, held earlier this year. Her winning design, entitled “A Hand Full of Gold”, will serve as the common obverse […]

The Coin Analyst: West Point Sales Revised Lower; CCAC and U.S. Mint Disagree on Coin Designs

The Coin Analyst: West Point Sales Revised Lower; CCAC and U.S. Mint Disagree on Coin Designs

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… West Point set sales revised lower On October 25, late in the day on a Friday, the U.S. Mint confirmed what many astute collectors have suspected for the past several weeks: that substantially fewer 2013-W West Point Sets were sold than the number the Mint provided at the end […]

By October 30, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
Chinese Coins: Pandas, The Melting Pot

Chinese Coins: Pandas, The Melting Pot

By Peter Anthony  posted on NGC Articles Re-Posted with Permission of The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….. Many of the key dates and most valuable pieces of modern Chinese coinage are survivors of the turbulence that accompanied Hong Kong’s reunification with China. “This is 1996. One day a couple of guys walk into the shop.” Peter […]

The Coin Analyst: Modern U.S. Coin News Update

The Coin Analyst: Modern U.S. Coin News Update

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Although there are not as many new releases being issued by the U.S. Mint (www.usmint.gov) as there were earlier in the year, there are plenty of other developments of interest to collectors of modern U.S. coins. Here are three of the more noteworthy ones: First Spouse gold coins coming […]

By October 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Australia’s Lost Megabeasts Discovered On Perth Mint Coins

Australia’s Lost Megabeasts Discovered On Perth Mint Coins

Australia’s pre-historic kangaroo, the Procoptodon, is the first creature to inhabit The Perth Mint’s remarkable new Australian Megafauna coin series. Unveiled in Melbourne by renowned paleo-illustrator and coin designer, Peter Trusler, the latest collector program reveals the unique characteristics of the country’s lost giants, who roamed Australia during the Pleistocene period. Anticipating strong collector interest […]

The Coin Analyst: “Numismatic” Gold & Silver American Eagle Coins – Lessons from the Past

The Coin Analyst: “Numismatic” Gold & Silver American Eagle Coins – Lessons from the Past

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… As the 30th anniversary of both the silver and gold American Eagle Coins in 2016 approaches, it may be helpful to review the numismatic component of the eagle program and try to draw some lessons from this experience for the future. The collectible versions of both coins have witnessed […]

By October 10, 2013 7 Comments Read More →
2014 Tokelau Horse Coins Reclassified as Reverse Proof

2014 Tokelau Horse Coins Reclassified as Reverse Proof

By Chuck Daughtrey – ModernCoinMart ……… After a series of exchanges, a determination has officially been made that the new 2014 Tokelau one ounce silver horse coins minted by the renowned B.H. Mayer’s Kunstpraegeastalt GmbH (the Mayer Mint) out of Pforzheim, Germany will be designated as reverse proofs, not as standard uncirculated coins.  They were […]

By September 27, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst – Modern World Coins: Will Lunar Horse Coins Perform More Like Dragons or Snakes?

The Coin Analyst – Modern World Coins: Will Lunar Horse Coins Perform More Like Dragons or Snakes?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Since the summer when the first Lunar Year of the Horse 2014 coin was issued by the small nation of Tokelau, which is near New Zealand, horse-themed coins have largely dominated modern world coin collecting. The Lunar series coins are issued by more countries than any other coin, and […]

By September 26, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
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