Modern Coins

More Thoughts on Modern Coins: A Reader Writes

More Thoughts on Modern Coins: A Reader Writes

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about Eisenhower dollars and the way they’re treated in the Redbook. The column made the rounds of the editorial boards of several coin magazines, Whitman Publishing (who want you to know that the “Professional Edition” of the Redbook does include […]

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part I)

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part I)

By Louis Golino for Coin Week Ola Borgejordet is the founder and owner of Royal Scandinavian Mint (http://www.rsmint.com), a Salt Lake City, Utah company that specializes in modern world coins from almost 50 countries. It is the official North American representative for the Mints of Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Iceland. RSM carries the full […]

US Mint – Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter Launch Set for August 25

US Mint – Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter Launch Set for August 25

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter Coin launch coincides with 100th  anniversary of the National Park Service’s founding in 1916 WHAT:           The United States Mint and the National Park Service will celebrate the release of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Theodore Roosevelt National Park at 10 a.m. (MT), Thursday, August 25, 2016. The […]

Modern US Coins – Olympics a Timely Theme for Coin Collectors

Modern US Coins – Olympics a Timely Theme for Coin Collectors

Since the United States Mint offered the nation’s first Olympic coins honoring the XXVIII Summer Olympics in 1984 in Los Angeles, the number of U.S. coins dedicated to the quadrennial sporting events has grown a surprising amount By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …….   In every sense, the modern Olympic Games are worthy of not […]

U.S. Mint Opens Sales for 2016 Presidential $1 Three-Coin Set Aug. 9

U.S. Mint Opens Sales for 2016 Presidential $1 Three-Coin Set Aug. 9

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 Presidential $1 Three-Coin Sets beginning on August 9 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The sets–one each from the Philadelphia Mint (product code 16PB) and the Denver Mint (product code 16PC)–contain circulating quality coins with the portraits of Presidents Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, and […]

U.S. Mint Launches Public Design Competition for Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin

U.S. Mint Launches Public Design Competition for Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin

Winning artist to depict fight against breast cancer on America’s first “pink gold” coins The United States Mint is pleased to announce a call for artists to design both the obverse and reverse of the commemorative coin that will acknowledge America’s fight against breast cancer. Authorized by law, the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act […]

Tips for Beginners: Coin Collecting by the Roll

Tips for Beginners: Coin Collecting by the Roll

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   Collecting coins by the roll has always offered a “hoarding appeal” – if owning a single desirable coin is fun, why not own a whole roll of them! But roll collecting has been popular for another reason in recent years. The U.S. Mint’s heavy workload, including quarters and dollars […]

Double Mint Set Verification Service OSV Debuts – 4K Video

Double Mint Set Verification Service OSV Debuts – 4K Video

At the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Summer 2016 Show in Orlando, Florida, CoinWeek met up with coin dealer Leo Frese to discuss a new coin certification program that has been developed with OSV (Original Set Verification) and ANACS. Now collectors can submit double mint sets for grading and authentication. ANACS will grade each coin in […]

ANACS, OSV Announce Joint Verification, Certification of Double Mint Sets

ANACS, OSV Announce Joint Verification, Certification of Double Mint Sets

By ANACS …..   On July 22, Original Set Verification Corporation (OSV) of Morrison, Colorado and ANACS of Centennial, Colorado announced their cooperation in the verification and certification of U. S. Treasury-released “Double Mint Sets” issued from 1947-1958. When originally released, these sets marked the first time the U.S. Treasury issued sets of business strikes, […]

Classic US Coins – You Can’t Roller-Skate In This Buffalo Herd

Classic US Coins – You Can’t Roller-Skate In This Buffalo Herd

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   Online Auctions Tide Collectors Over – My Five–0 Season Continues Summer 2016 has certainly been busy and eventful. Numismatically speaking I can’t recall having enjoyed our hobby as much as I continue on my Five-0—fifty years as a collector-season. Things have changed in so many ways […]

The Coin Analyst: July Proves Eventful for United States Mint

The Coin Analyst: July Proves Eventful for United States Mint

With over half the year gone and some great coins on the way, July has nevertheless been a busy month for the Mint By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   With 2017 fast approaching, the United States Mint has a surprising number of headliner products yet to be released. While the 2016-W Mercury Dime Centennial […]

Whitman Publishing Releases New Bowers Book on Modern Dollar Coins

Whitman Publishing Releases New Bowers Book on Modern Dollar Coins

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins, by Q. David Bowers. The 320-page book (number 22 in the popular Bowers Series) debuts July 26 and will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $19.95. The Bowers Series is a popular […]

2016 American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coins Available July 25

2016 American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coins Available July 25

The United States Mint announced today that it would begin sales of the 2016 American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin to Authorized Purchasers under an allocation process on July 25, 2016. The coins will be available until inventory has been exhausted. The coin’s obverse was designed and sculpted by former United States Mint Chief Engraver John […]

Legend Rare Coin Auction July 19, 2016 Summer Internet Sale Highlights

Legend Rare Coin Auction July 19, 2016 Summer Internet Sale Highlights

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …….   120 lots are heating up the July 19 session of the Legend Rare Coin Auctions Summer Internet Sale series. A variety of copper, silver, and gold coins take the stage in the latest installment of the Legend Rare Coin auction, with a concentration on classic type coins and […]

Modern US Coins – Ike Dollar Registry Set Hits eBay

Modern US Coins – Ike Dollar Registry Set Hits eBay

One of the finest collections of Eisenhower dollars ever assembled is turning heads on eBay By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …….   An exquisite Ike dollar set, built by Eisenhower dollar enthusiast Troy Weaver, has been listed on popular online auction site eBay for a “Buy-it-Now” price of US$170,000, with best offers considered. The 26-coin […]

CoinWeek Podcast #35: Modern Coin Market Roundtable with Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez

CoinWeek Podcast #35: Modern Coin Market Roundtable with Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez

CoinWeek Podcast #35: Modern Coin Market Roundtable with Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez CoinWeek contributing writer Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez sits down with Charles Morgan at the summer FUN show to discuss what he sees happening in the modern coin market. Topics discussed: the first spouse gold coin series, U.S. olympic coins, and how spot prices effect numismatic premiums on […]

Harpers Ferry Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Avail. July 14

Harpers Ferry Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Avail. July 14

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2016 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (product code 16AL) on July 14 at noon Eastern Time (ET). America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are struck in .999 fine silver and display the “P” mint mark […]

America the Beautiful Quarters – Harpers Ferry 3-Coin Set Avail. July 11

America the Beautiful Quarters – Harpers Ferry 3-Coin Set Avail. July 11

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin SetTM – Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (product code 16AF) on July 11 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set is priced at $9.95 and contains two uncirculated Harpers Ferry National Historical Park quarters–one each from the Philadelphia Mint and […]

Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar Coin Designs Unveiled

Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar Coin Designs Unveiled

Designs for commemorative coins honoring the 100th anniversary of the founding of Lions Clubs International were unveiled today at the organization’s 99th annual convention in Fukuoka, Japan. Public Law 112-181–the Lions Clubs International Century of Service Commemorative Coin Act–authorizes the United States Mint to mint and issue $1 silver coins with designs emblematic of the […]

2016 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Goes on Sale June 30

2016 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Goes on Sale June 30

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin (product code 16EJ) starting on June 30 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This coin is the second release in a two-year series featuring coins with reverse (tails) designs that are innovative, beautiful, and representative of our nation’s core values of […]

Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins Available July 1

Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins Available July 1

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins (product codes 16SE and 16SF) starting on July 1 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The obverse features a portrait of Mrs. Reagan with the inscriptions “NANCY REAGAN,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2016,” “40th,” and “1981-1989.” The obverse was designed […]

NGC, Heritage, Congressman Mike Castle Agree to Exclusive Signature Label Deal

NGC, Heritage, Congressman Mike Castle Agree to Exclusive Signature Label Deal

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Heritage Auctions have announced that the Honorable Mike Castle has agreed to hand-sign NGC labels exclusively for the companies. Castle, a former Governor of Delaware and longtime member of the US House of Representatives, is directly responsible for some of the most important and popular modern US coins. While in […]

CCAC to Discuss 2018 America the Beautiful Quarter Design Candidates

CCAC to Discuss 2018 America the Beautiful Quarter Design Candidates

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Monday, June 27, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a three-hour public meeting at Gaylord Hall on the campus of Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Besides advising on the future of the U.S. Mint’s palladium coin program and electing jurors for the Breast Cancer Awareness […]

CoinWeek Podcast #33: Former CCAC Chairman Gary Marks Discusses Coin Design and the Future of Coins

CoinWeek Podcast #33: Former CCAC Chairman Gary Marks Discusses Coin Design and the Future of Coins

CoinWeek Podcast #33: Former CCAC Chairman Gary Marks Discusses Coin Design and the Future of Coins Former CCAC Chairman Gary Marks is our guest in this 30-minute-plus-long episode of the CoinWeek Podcast. CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan asks Gary the question nearly every collector wants answered: Why were classic coin designs better than what the Mint […]

USA Coin Album: The United States Coins Dated 1965 — Part One

USA Coin Album: The United States Coins Dated 1965 — Part One

By David W. Lange – Research Director, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   It has now been more than 50 years since collectors had to face the unthinkable — the end of fine silver coinage Numismatic writers frequently reference the year 1965 as the one in which copper-nickel-clad coins replaced the traditional silver issues, but […]

CoinWeek Sneak Peek: Q. David Bowers’ A Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins

CoinWeek Sneak Peek: Q. David Bowers’ A Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins

Whitman Publishing is releasing a new volume in the popular Bowers Series of numismatic references. The 320-page Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins will be available July 26, 2016, and will officially debut with a book-signing by author Q. David Bowers at the World’s Fair of Money, August 10, 2016, in Anaheim, California. […]

CoinWeek Podcast #32: Grading Franklin Half Dollars – Audio: 11:14

CoinWeek Podcast #32: Grading Franklin Half Dollars – Audio: 11:14

CoinWeek Podcast #32: Grading Franklin Half Dollars Franklin half dollars have long been a collector favorite. One of the most attractive 20th-century coins, the crisp, clean design leaves provides precious little cover for bag marks and scratches. Advanced collectors seek out the best specimens. For some dates, conditional rarities in high Mint State grades bring tens […]

Modern US Coins – 1970 Washington Quarter Error Gets 15 Minutes of Fame

Modern US Coins – 1970 Washington Quarter Error Gets 15 Minutes of Fame

People have been checking their change recently for 1970 Washington quarters – What’s all the fuss about? By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …….   Las Vegas coin dealer Mike Byers recently listed a 1970-S Proof Washington quarter on eBay that was struck on a 1941 Canadian quarter. The Proof error quarter is being offered on […]

U.S. Mint Launches Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter

U.S. Mint Launches Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter

Image credit: United States Mint; composite: CoinWeek The United States Mint joined the National Park Service (NPS) today to officially launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The coin’s reverse design features John Brown’s Fort, the site of John Brown’s last stand during his raid on the Harpers […]

United States 1999 Delaware 50 State Quarter

United States 1999 Delaware 50 State Quarter

Description: The 1999 Delaware quarter, released on January 1, was the first issue in the 50 States Quarters series and honors the first state to ratify the United States Constitution. Delaware became the first state on December 7, 1787, when all 30 delegates of the Delaware Constitutional Convention ratified the U.S. Constitution. 11 years earlier, […]

 
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