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U.S. Mint 2017 Birth Set, 2017 Happy Birthday Coin Set Avail. Jan. 10

U.S. Mint 2017 Birth Set, 2017 Happy Birthday Coin Set Avail. Jan. 10

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for two of its three special occasion coin sets starting on January 10 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The 2017 Birth Set (product code 17RD), priced at $19.95, contains the following proof-finish coins: One Kennedy half dollar; The first 2017 coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters® […]

The $1,000 Kennedy Half Dollar Roll Search

The $1,000 Kennedy Half Dollar Roll Search

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   For the past seven years, I had longed for the opportunity to pore through a bank box of half dollars to look for old and valuable coins. I’ve heard and read the stories for years about fellow collectors who had found silver half dollars, Franklin and Walking Liberty […]

2017 U.S. Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set Available Jan. 5

2017 U.S. Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set Available Jan. 5

Sales will open for the 2017 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ (product code 17AP) on January 5 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The five proof-finish quarters in this set have reverse designs honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (IA), Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (DC), Ozark National Scenic Riverways (MO), Ellis Island […]

United States 2016 American Eagle Platinum $100 Proof Coin

United States 2016 American Eagle Platinum $100 Proof Coin

Description: Authorized by Section 524 of Public Law 104-284, American Platinum Eagle coins were first issued in 1997. The Proof and bullion coin program was the culmination of several years of lobbying on the part of Philip Diehl, Director of the U.S. Mint; David L. Ganz, President of the American Numismatic Association (ANA); and Jacques […]

CoinWeek Exclusive Video: First Look at the 2017 American Silver Eagle

CoinWeek Exclusive Video: First Look at the 2017 American Silver Eagle

In this CoinWeek Exclusive segment, we take our 4K video camera into the heart of the United States Mint to capture an inside look at the creation of working dies that will be used to strike the 2017 American Silver Eagle. The American Silver Eagle has been a boon to the hobby of coin collecting […]

U.S. Mint Announces January Release Dates for New Products

U.S. Mint Announces January Release Dates for New Products

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The United States Mint has updated its online product schedule to include January release dates for a handful of its upcoming U.S. Mint 2017 products: The America the Beautiful Quarters 2017 Proof Set will be available on January 5. This year’s quarters include Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa); Frederick Douglass […]

By December 16, 20160 Comments Read More →
Queen Matilda, Platinum Eagle Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2016

Queen Matilda, Platinum Eagle Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2016

By CoinWeek …..   2016 may go down as one of the most captivating years for coin design in recent memory as Mints large and small combined to produce hundreds of designs for circulating and non-circulating coins. In a highly competitive vote, France’s one-ounce .999 gold Queen Matilda 200 euro coin has been named CoinWeek’s […]

By December 14, 20160 Comments Read More →
Senate Passes 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin Bill

Senate Passes 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin Bill

Next stop, President Obama’s desk By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Saturday, December 10, the United States Senate passed the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 2726) without amendment. The bill now goes to the president, who is expected to sign it. The Apollo 11 commemorative coin bill authorizes the production and […]

By December 13, 20160 Comments Read More →
Modern Commemoratives – 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Coin Bill Passes House

Modern Commemoratives – 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Coin Bill Passes House

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Monday, December 5, the United States House of Representatives passed legislation authorizing the production and sale of commemorative coins honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing – the first time mankind had ever set foot upon the surface of another planetary body. The bill (H.R. […]

2016 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set Available Dec. 14

2016 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set Available Dec. 14

The 2016 United States Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set (product code 16RB) will be available for purchase starting on December 14 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $49.95, this set contains the following uncirculated quality $1 coins in production this year: Three Presidential $1 Coins Struck at the Philadelphia Mint, the obverses of […]

By December 8, 20160 Comments Read More →
2016 Fort Moultrie ATB 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Avail. Dec. 8

2016 Fort Moultrie ATB 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Avail. Dec. 8

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2016 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin-Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) (product code 16AN) on December 8 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse design features Sergeant William Jasper returning the regimental flag to the ramparts while under attack from a British ship. […]

By December 7, 20160 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Releases 2017 Native American $1 Coin Reverse Design

U.S. Mint Releases 2017 Native American $1 Coin Reverse Design

On December 1, the United States Mint released the design that will appear on the reverse of the Native American $1 Coin next year. The coin will honor Sequoyah of the Cherokee Nation, creator of the Cherokee language. Designed by Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Chris Costello and sculpted by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Charles L. […]

By December 7, 20160 Comments Read More →
NGC: 2016-W Burnished Mint State Silver Eagle Special Designations

NGC: 2016-W Burnished Mint State Silver Eagle Special Designations

The 2016-W Burnished Mint State Silver Eagle will be released on December 1 The US Mint is set to release the 2016-W Burnished Mint State Silver Eagle on December 1. The world’s most popular silver coin, the American Silver Eagle, was introduced in 1986. Burnished Mint State versions were added for the series’ 20th anniversary […]

2016 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Available December 1

2016 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Available December 1

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (product code 16EG) starting on December 1 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is the collector version of the United States Mint American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin. Struck on burnished blanks, […]

By December 1, 20160 Comments Read More →
United States 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse $10 Gold Coin

United States 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse $10 Gold Coin

Description: On July 1, 2016 the United States Mint issued the 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse 1/2 oz $10 Gold Coin. The coin is struck in .9999 gold and has a maximum authorized mintage of only 10,000 pieces across all ordering options. The coin was struck at the West Point Mint and carries the “W” […]

U.S. Mint Limited Edition 2016 Silver Proof Set Available November 25

U.S. Mint Limited Edition 2016 Silver Proof Set Available November 25

The 2016 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (product code 16RC) will be available for purchase beginning on November 25 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $139.95, this set includes the following proof quality coins: One American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin; Five America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coins honoring Shawnee […]

By November 21, 20160 Comments Read More →
Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter

Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456 (source: PDF), the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks […]

By November 21, 20160 Comments Read More →
Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Ft. Moultrie at Ft. Sumter National Monument Quarter

Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Ft. Moultrie at Ft. Sumter National Monument Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456 (source: PDF), the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks […]

U.S. Mint Holds Strike Ceremony for Lions Clubs Commemorative Silver Coin – 4K Video

U.S. Mint Holds Strike Ceremony for Lions Clubs Commemorative Silver Coin – 4K Video

By CoinWeek News Staff …..   On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at its main production facility in Philadelphia, the United States Mint held a special ceremony for the first strike of the 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial commemorative silver dollar coin. CoinWeek was on hand to film the event in high-definition. According to the Mint’s […]

By November 11, 20160 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek to Film Lions Clubs Silver Dollar First Strike Ceremony

CoinWeek to Film Lions Clubs Silver Dollar First Strike Ceremony

On the morning of November 9, 2016, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan will be on hand at the Philadelphia Mint filming the ceremonial first strike of the 2017 Lions Clubs International Silver Dollar. The new silver dollar is one of three coins authorized by the Lions Clubs International Century of Service Commemorative Coin Act (part of […]

Who’s Minding The Mint? Fewer Hobbyists Collect Mint Sets These Days – Here’s Why

Who’s Minding The Mint? Fewer Hobbyists Collect Mint Sets These Days – Here’s Why

Does anyone collect mint sets these days? Those who do are among a shrinking group of hobbyists By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for FUN Topics …..   The number of collectors who pursue mint sets as a significant numismatic objective today is relatively small – and getting smaller, according to United States Mint sales statistics and the […]

Release Dates Set for Final Four 2016 US Mint Products

Release Dates Set for Final Four 2016 US Mint Products

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Until today, four products on the United States Mint’s online product schedule for 2016 had yet to receive official release dates: the Fort Moultrie America the Beautiful Quarter Three-Coin Set (product code 16AH), the Fort Moultrie Uncirculated 5oz Silver Coin (product code 16AN), the Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set […]

U.S. Mint Ceremonial Strike of Lions Clubs Commemorative Coin Nov. 9

U.S. Mint Ceremonial Strike of Lions Clubs Commemorative Coin Nov. 9

WHAT: Representatives from the United States Mint and Lions Clubs International will participate in a ceremonial strike of the 2017 Lions Clubs Proof Silver Dollar. To commemorate the organization’s centennial in 2017, Congress has directed the U.S. Mint to strike and issue up to 400,000 silver dollar coins. The coins will not be available to […]

By October 28, 20160 Comments Read More →
Order Limit Lifted on Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set

Order Limit Lifted on Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set

The United States Mint has lifted the household order limit on the 2016 Coin and Chronicles Set-Ronald Reagan (product code 16PA). The 2016 Coin and Chronicles Set–Ronald Reagan is the last set in the Coin and Chronicles Presidential Series. The coins, medal, and engraving are displayed in a rich blue folder covered in soft-touch material […]

By October 27, 20160 Comments Read More →
What’s in Store at the U.S. Mint for 2017? CoinWeek Has the Answers

What’s in Store at the U.S. Mint for 2017? CoinWeek Has the Answers

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   If you followed our reporting last Friday concerning the United States Mint’s hobby stakeholder forum, then you already know that a large group of industry leaders, collectors and officials gathered last week in Philadelphia to work with the Mint in an effort to improve its […]

First Read: A Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins

First Read: A Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Review by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …..   A new era in United States coinage dawned in 1971 with the launch of the Eisenhower dollar. It was the first dollar coin issued since the Peace dollar series ended in 1935. […]

NGC Certified Coins: 2016 Ronald Reagan Coin, Chronicles Set Pedigree

NGC Certified Coins: 2016 Ronald Reagan Coin, Chronicles Set Pedigree

NGC will assign the COIN AND CHRONICLES SET pedigree to the coins and medal from this set The Ronald Reagan Coin and Chronicles Set went on sale at noon on October 11. Limited to a maximum of 150,000 sets, it includes a Reverse Proof 2016-S Reagan Presidential Dollar, a 2016-W 30th Anniversary Proof Silver Eagle […]

Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set Now on Sale

Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set Now on Sale

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   As of noon Eastern Time, the 2016 Ronald W. Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set (product code 16PA) is now available for order at from the U.S. Mint online catalog. A maximum of 150,000 sets will be produced, and a household order limit of three is currently in effect though […]

2016 Coin and Chronicles Set – Ronald Reagan on Sale October 11

2016 Coin and Chronicles Set – Ronald Reagan on Sale October 11

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 Coin and Chronicles Set – Ronald Reagan (product code 16PA) beginning on October 11 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $68.95, this set contains the following: One 2016 Presidential $1 Reverse Proof Coin struck at the United States Mint at San Francisco One 2016 […]

World Coins –  Small Circulating Silver Commemoratives

World Coins – Small Circulating Silver Commemoratives

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   Ask an American numismatist to describe silver commemorative coinage, and one of two possibilities will emerge. Younger people are likely to mention the silver dollar “commems” that have been struck since 1983, while more experienced hobbyists will point to the commemorative half dollars of 1892 to 1954. Despite the difference in eras, […]

 
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