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The Coin Analyst: Should the U.S. Mint Stop Physical Coin Sales ?

The Coin Analyst: Should the U.S. Mint Stop Physical Coin Sales ?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Longtime Numismatic News editor David Harper likes to write provocative columns and online posts. I do too, as they can help get debate going. In a “The Buzz” blog post  dated September 10th, he noted that the U.S. Mint plans to close its coin sales kiosk (really just a […]

By September 11, 2013 7 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint sells out all 7,500 of second issue in Bald Eagle Series

Royal Canadian Mint sells out all 7,500 of second issue in Bald Eagle Series

The Royal Canadian Mint issues some commemorative coins with tiny mintages that are unheard of for United States issues—like just 7,500 of a $20 face coin, containing 1 troy oz. of the purest (99.99%) silver. Since the design features a pair of bald eagles, this could be nicknamed the modern “Double Eagle Twenty Dollar” coin. […]

By September 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Dutch Coin with an American Twist: Centennial of the Peace Palace in the Hague

Dutch Coin with an American Twist: Centennial of the Peace Palace in the Hague

Dutch Institution Was Built 100 Years Ago with Donation by U.S. Industrialist Andrew Carnegie The Hague, seat of government in the Netherlands, home of King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima, location of most embassies to the nation, and base for dozens of international organizations, is often in the world’s news because two of those organizations […]

By August 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Reveals 2014 Gold and Silver Australian Bullion Coin Program

Perth Mint Reveals 2014 Gold and Silver Australian Bullion Coin Program

The Perth Mint has unveiled the latest designs of the Australian Bullion Coin Program to an audience of financiers and investors in Frankfurt, Germany. Featuring six series, the 2014 program showcases Australia’s iconic fauna in their natural environment, and the seventh animal from the ancient Chinese zodiac as the lunar calendar enters the spirited Year […]

The Coin Analyst: ANA Convention Highlights Include Buffalo Gold Coins and Future Plans of the U.S. Mint

The Coin Analyst: ANA Convention Highlights Include Buffalo Gold Coins and Future Plans of the U.S. Mint

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… At the recently-concluded American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois, the most important coin show of the year, a major highlight was the fact that the US Mint was selling the 2013-W American Reverse Proof Buffalo Gold Coin in person to show attendees. From the start […]

The Coin Analyst: West Point Set Shipments Delayed by Packaging, According to U.S. Mint

The Coin Analyst: West Point Set Shipments Delayed by Packaging, According to U.S. Mint

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………… West Point set delays A large number of purchasers of the 2013-W West Point silver eagle sets have been frustrated by ongoing delays in the shipment of their orders. Although they found out as soon as their orders were placed that the sets would not ship right away, many […]

Bank of Israel Issues Legal Tender Coins Honoring 60th Anniversary of Yad Vashem

Bank of Israel Issues Legal Tender Coins Honoring 60th Anniversary of Yad Vashem

Museums serving as reminders of the Holocaust are found in many parts of the western world, but there is just one, Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, to which they are all compared. It is the pioneer of Holocaust Museums world-wide, and one which since its inception in 1953, has dedicated itself to recovering the names and identities of every […]

By August 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
August 2013 product releases from The Perth Mint

August 2013 product releases from The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint has a wonderful array of new product releases available for the month of August. The stunning 2013 Discover Australia gold proof coin series unveils three new designs consisting of the 1/2oz kangaroo, kookaburra and koala as well as the 1/10oz koala. Featuring some of Australia’s most beloved feathered creatures, The Perth Mint’s […]

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Releases from Great Britain, San Marino, Australia, and Canada

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Releases from Great Britain, San Marino, Australia, and Canada

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………… Modern world coin collectors have to be selective because so many different releases are issued regularly all over the world. Even if you only collect the coins of one country, most people find it necessary to zero in on the coins and series that have the most appeal to […]

The Coin Analyst: Modern U.S. Coin News Round-Up

The Coin Analyst: Modern U.S. Coin News Round-Up

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………… Summer used to be a slower time for coin collecting, but it is increasingly becoming just as busy as the rest of the year is. There are many interesting recent developments at the U.S. Mint. These include lower prices on its silver coins, the release of some exciting new […]

Nature, History and Numismatic Art Strike A Note on the Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

Nature, History and Numismatic Art Strike A Note on the Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – The Royal Canadian Mint has issued new collector coins which celebrate Canada’s legendary nature and wildlife and open new windows on our past. The Mint’s latest offering of limited-edition precious and base metal coins feature famous natural icons such as the northern lights, Caribou and Polar Bear of the Canadian Arctic; the […]

The Royal Canadian Mint Honours The 60th Anniversary of the Korean Armistice with a Special Edition Silver Dollar

The Royal Canadian Mint Honours The 60th Anniversary of the Korean Armistice with a Special Edition Silver Dollar

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – To join Canadians in honouring Canada’s Korean War veterans, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a special edition, 99.99% pure silver dollar commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean Armistice. This new collector coin was unveiled at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa by the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs […]

Royal Canadian Mint Opens Plating Facility Expansion and Hieu C. Truong Centre of Excellence for Research and Development

Royal Canadian Mint Opens Plating Facility Expansion and Hieu C. Truong Centre of Excellence for Research and Development

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – JUNE 14, 2013 – The Royal Canadian Mint officially opened its plating facility expansion and the Hieu C. Truong Centre of Excellence for Research and Development. The plating expansion will enable the Mint to increase production of multi-ply plated steel blanks and other advanced plated products by two billion pieces per year, […]

The Coin Analyst: West Point Graded Sets Moving Up; Baseball Coin Semi-Finals

The Coin Analyst: West Point Graded Sets Moving Up; Baseball Coin Semi-Finals

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… More on West Point graded sets While buyers of the 2013 West Point American Silver Eagle coin sets wait for the U.S. Mint to begin shipping their orders, which is expected to start on June 17, I have noticed that pre-order prices on e-Bay have increased substantially. This may be a sign that […]

The Coin Analyst: West Point Set Sales End at the Mint, as Graded Set Price Wars Begin

The Coin Analyst: West Point Set Sales End at the Mint, as Graded Set Price Wars Begin

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… On June 6 the U.S. Mint  ended sales of the special two-coin American Silver Eagle set marking the 75th anniversary of the West Point Mint. As of the previous day, 251,695 sets were sold, according to the Mint’s web site odometer, a number similar to the last day’s number for the 2012 San […]

Canadian Celebrity Martin Short Partners with the Royal Canadian Mint to Design Special Collector Coin

Canadian Celebrity Martin Short Partners with the Royal Canadian Mint to Design Special Collector Coin

One of Canada’s most treasured personalities, comedian Martin Short, has partnered with the Royal Canadian Mint to deliver his own touching and intimate perspective of Canada on a new $3 fine silver collector coin. “The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to have partnered with Martin Short to showcase Canada’s natural beauty from a unique perspective” […]

June 2013 Product Releases from The Perth Mint

June 2013 Product Releases from The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint is excited to showcase an amazing array of new product releases for the month of June. One of Australia’s favourite collectable issues, the Australian Koala Gold Coin Series portrays delightful original artistry each year.  Struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the 2013 series comprises a 2oz high […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Coin News Round-Up

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Coin News Round-Up

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Allocations lifted on White Mountain coins and 1/10th ounce American Gold Eagles On May 28 the U.S. Mint (www.usmint.gov) announced to its network of Authorized Purchasers that it is lifting restrictions on sales of the 5-ounce silver America the Beautiful coin for the White Mountain National Forest. Prior to the launch of sales […]

Dutch Component States Celebrate Investiture of New Dutch King

Dutch Component States Celebrate Investiture of New Dutch King

April 30, 2013 saw the Netherlands crown its first king in over a century when Crown-Prince Willem Alexander succeeded his mother, Queen Beatrix, after she stepped down that same day. The seating of a new monarch in the Netherlands is neither a coronation nor an inauguration, but is instead referred to as an “investiture.” The […]

US Mint Releases New 2013 West Point Silver Eagle Set. VIDEO: 3:49

US Mint Releases New 2013 West Point Silver Eagle Set. VIDEO: 3:49

Marc Landry, Plant Manager, US Mint, Philadelphia Interviewer: David Lisot The United States Mint continues its efforts to create new and interesting numismatic collectibles. Marc Landry runs the plant at the Philadelphia Mint and is also Acting Associate Director of Sales and Marketing. He describes the new Silver Eagle set available from the West Point […]

The Coin Analyst: West Point Silver Eagle Set Sales Break First-Day Records

The Coin Analyst: West Point Silver Eagle Set Sales Break First-Day Records

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Sales of the West Point Silver Eagle sets began at noon on May 9. According to David Harper of Numismatic News , during the first two hours 88,000 sets were sold, which is more than during the entire first day of sales of last year’s San Francisco sets. The 2012 sets sold 85,341 […]

Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins Open Many New Windows on the Story of Canada

Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins Open Many New Windows on the Story of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadians have countless ways to define their identity; from proud historical moments to fond memories of outdoor life. All of these stories are captured on the Mint’s latest offering of finely crafted collector coins which include vivid portrayals in pure gold, silver and platinum of the pitched ocean battle between HMS Shannon […]

The Coin Analyst: White Mountain Five-Ounce Silver Numismatic Coin Available May 16, as America the Beautiful Series Strives to Reach Series Maturity

The Coin Analyst: White Mountain Five-Ounce Silver Numismatic Coin Available May 16, as America the Beautiful Series Strives to Reach Series Maturity

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… After a three-month delay while the Mint determined mintage levels for the coins, the first 2013 five-ounce silver America the Beautiful coin for the White Mountain national park will be released on May 16. The next two coins in the series will follow on June 6 and 27. The last two for this […]

May 2013 Product Releases from The Perth Mint

May 2013 Product Releases from The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint is excited to present a stunning array of new product releases for the month of May. Treasures of the World is a beautiful new annual series of locket coins which highlights the world’s abundance of natural riches. Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the first coin features loose […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint to Release West Point Silver Eagle Set May 9

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint to Release West Point Silver Eagle Set May 9

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… This spring is shaping up as a busy period for the U.S. Mint and an exciting, albeit expensive one for collectors of modern U.S. coins because so many coins are being released in rapid succession. On the heels of the release of the regular and silver proof sets, new presidential and Native American […]

The Royal Mint’s strategic partnership with A-Mark celebrates the ‘Year of the Snake’ in classic style

The Royal Mint’s strategic partnership with A-Mark celebrates the ‘Year of the Snake’ in classic style

Just months after the successful launch of a new fineness of 99.99 gold and 99.9 silver in their highly-regarded bullion range, The Royal Mint has announced an innovative strategic partnership with precious metals dealer A-Mark to distribute a version of their traditional 1oz Silver Britannia Bullion coin, specially designed to celebrate the Chinese ‘Year of […]

The Coin Analyst: Bullion Coin Sales Go Parabolic, and U.S. Mint Announces Suspension of Sales of One-Tenth Ounce Gold Eagles

The Coin Analyst: Bullion Coin Sales Go Parabolic, and U.S. Mint Announces Suspension of Sales of One-Tenth Ounce Gold Eagles

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… In the week since precious metal prices suffered their biggest decline since the 1980’s, buyers of silver and gold coins and bars have been taking advantage of the lower prices at a frenzied pace.  That bodes well for those looking for higher prices. There are all kinds of factors that show there is a […]

United States Mint Opens Baseball Coin Design Competition

United States Mint Opens Baseball Coin Design Competition

The United States Mint today announced the opening of its Baseball Coin Design Competition that will culminate in the Department of the Treasury’s selection of the image for the obverse (heads side) of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins. On hand for the launch announcement in the Russell Senate Office Building were […]

By April 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint’s New Laser Frosting Technique Pushes the Envelope in Coin Design Process

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint’s New Laser Frosting Technique Pushes the Envelope in Coin Design Process

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Modern U.S. numismatic coins have until recently tended to be more conservative in their use of newer technologies. But major change is brewing at the U.S. Mint today. Steve Antonucci, who serves as branch manager for digital process and development at the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia, is at […]

The Coin Analyst: Royal Canadian Mint Dazzles Collectors with New Coins for April, But Distribution Method Shuts Out Many Buyers

The Coin Analyst: Royal Canadian Mint Dazzles Collectors with New Coins for April, But Distribution Method Shuts Out Many Buyers

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… I recently became a member of the Royal Canadian Mint  Masters Club, which confers some special benefits on those who spend $1,000 in a year on coins from the mint.  One of the benefits is advance notice about forthcoming numismatic coin releases, and the chance to pre-order them before […]

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