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United States Mint Releases Next 2017 America the Beautiful 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin May 2

United States Mint Releases Next 2017 America the Beautiful 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin May 2

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin-Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (product code 17AK) on May 2 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse design depicts Frederick Douglass seated at a writing desk with his home in Washington, D.C., in the background. Inscriptions […]

2017 Frederick Douglass America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set Available April 24

2017 Frederick Douglass America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set Available April 24

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™–Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (product code 17AE) on April 24 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse design of each quarter depicts Frederick Douglass seated at a writing desk with his home in Washington, DC in the background. Inscriptions […]

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial Half Dollar Coin

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial Half Dollar Coin

Description: The United States Mint released three commemorative coins in 2017 that honor Boys Town, a non-profit child welfare organization headquartered in Nebraska. While the mission of Boys Town today is to help provide care for at-risk youth of all genders, the iconic youth organization was founded in 1917 as a refuge for wayward boys. […]

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial $5 Gold Coin

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial $5 Gold Coin

Description: The 2017 Boys Town commemorative $5 gold coin is one of three special United States Mint issues that honor the 100th anniversary of the famous Nebraska-based organization that provides care for at-risk youth. The non-profit organization was founded in 1917 by Father Edward Flanagan, who established Boys Town in Omaha as a home for […]

2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin Program off to Slow (but Steady?) Start

2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin Program off to Slow (but Steady?) Start

Mint surprises with five distinct versions of the 2017 American Liberty silver medal By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Did the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Proof Gold Coin sell out on its first day? No. According to Michael White of the Communications Office of the United States Mint, the 2017 edition of the American […]

U.S. Mint 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set Available Today

U.S. Mint 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set Available Today

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set (product code 17AA) on April 10 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set contains 10 uncirculated quarters–five from the Philadelphia Mint and five from the Denver Mint–with reverse designs honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa), Frederick Douglass National […]

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial $1 Silver Coin

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial $1 Silver Coin

Description: The non-profit organization Boys Town, dedicated to helping at-risk youth and made famous by the 1938 movie of the same name, is commemorated on a clad half dollar, a silver dollar and a $5 gold coin celebrating the centennial of its founding in 1917. Established by Father Edward Flanagan, the charity’s main focus was […]

S-Mint Proof “Congratulations Set” American Silver Eagle “No Longer Available”

S-Mint Proof “Congratulations Set” American Silver Eagle “No Longer Available”

By CoinWeek Staff Reports …..   Well, that didn’t take long. In a final bow to collectors, former U.S. Mint Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson authorized the production of American Silver Eagle Proof coins at the San Francisco Mint. The coins, which bear the “S” mintmark, differ from the regular issue Proof coins that are being struck […]

CoinWeek News Wire for March 31, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for March 31, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for March 31, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The 300-Year Quest to Make a Foolproof £1 Coin Sir Isaac Newton founded modern physics but struggled to make a coin that couldn’t be counterfeited… 2.) Spearfish woman made her mark at Denver Mint In 1981, Nora Walsh Hussey was appointed […]

New Commemorative Coin Proposals Celebrate 1st Infantry Centennial, National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

New Commemorative Coin Proposals Celebrate 1st Infantry Centennial, National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Two new commemorative coin bills have been introduced recently into the United States Congress: Army 1st Infantry Division Centennial The Duty First Act (H.R. 1582) was introduced by Representative Steve Russell (R-OK5) on March 16. The bill authorizes the Treasury Department (and, by extension, the Mint) to produce a […]

U.S. Mint Releases Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Quarter April 3

U.S. Mint Releases Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Quarter April 3

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for rolls and bags of America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins honoring the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in the District of Columbia starting on April 3 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin’s reverse design depicts Frederick Douglass seated at a writing desk with his home […]

2017 United States Mint Proof Set Available March 29

2017 United States Mint Proof Set Available March 29

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 United States Mint Proof Set (product code 17RG) on March 29 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This set includes the following coins with the “S” mintmark of the United States Mint at San Francisco: Five America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins honoring Effigy Mounds […]

2017 American Eagle 1oz Silver Proof Coin on Sale March 23

2017 American Eagle 1oz Silver Proof Coin on Sale March 23

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin (product code 17EA) on March 23 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The obverse of this coin features Adolph A. Weinman’s full-length figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the flag, with her right hand […]

Sales Open Today for 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coins

Sales Open Today for 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coins

The United States Mint will open sales for product options in the 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Program today (March 9) at noon Eastern Time (ET). Product options and their prices are as follows: Products containing gold coins will be priced according to the Mint’s 2017 Pricing of Numismatic and Commemorative Gold and Platinum […]

Domed Commemorative Naismith Basketball Coin Bill Reintroduced to Congress

Domed Commemorative Naismith Basketball Coin Bill Reintroduced to Congress

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 1235), commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Basketball Hall of Fame, was reintroduced to the United States House of Representatives by Richard Neal (D-MA1) on February 27, 2017. Mr. Neal had introduced a previous version of the […]

Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set Available Feb. 27

Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set Available Feb. 27

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin SetTM – Effigy Mounds National Monument (product code 17AD) on February 27 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse design of each quarter in the set depicts an aerial view of mounds in the Marching Bear Group. Inscriptions are […]

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2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set Goes on Sale Feb. 16

2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set Goes on Sale Feb. 16

Sales will open for the 2017 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (product code 17AQ) on February 16 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The five quarters in this set–all struck in 90 percent silver at the United States Mint at San Francisco–have reverse designs honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa); Frederick […]

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US Mint News – Gold Eagles, Proof Silver Eagle and Boys Town Centennial on Sale in March

US Mint News – Gold Eagles, Proof Silver Eagle and Boys Town Centennial on Sale in March

Boys Town Centennial commemorative coins available March 9, Mint Announces Pricing By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The United States Mint has announced its numismatic program for the month of March. The 2017 American Gold Eagle Proof coins go on sale starting March 2 This includes the one-ounce, half-ounce, quarter-ounce and one-tenth-ounce issues. A […]

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U.S. Mint Launches Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful Quarter

U.S. Mint Launches Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful Quarter

The United States Mint joined the National Park Service on Tuesday, February 7, to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa. The coin is the first of five America the Beautiful Quarters to be issued in 2017, and the 36th in the series. The coin’s reverse depicts […]

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Modern US Coins – Coinage of the Obama Era

Modern US Coins – Coinage of the Obama Era

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   It’s still unclear how history will ultimately remember the presidency of Barack Obama, who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 through 2017. But coin collectors can already honor the historic, two-term former commander-in-chief in their own ways. Over the course of the eight […]

U.S. Mint Wins Krause Best Circulating, Most inspirational Coin Awards at Berlin World Money Fair

U.S. Mint Wins Krause Best Circulating, Most inspirational Coin Awards at Berlin World Money Fair

Two United States Mint coins recognized for design and artistic vision The United States recently earned top honors in two coin design categories at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. United States Mint officials accepted two Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards on behalf of the Nation. The U.S. won in the category of […]

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First 2017 ATB Quarter, Platinum Eagle Bullion Coin Among Upcoming U.S. Mint Products

First 2017 ATB Quarter, Platinum Eagle Bullion Coin Among Upcoming U.S. Mint Products

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The United States Mint recently added several new products to their online schedule for the month of February. First up are rolls and bags for the 2017 Effigy Mounds National Monument America the Beautiful quarter. These Mint products–representing the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints–will be available for […]

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 Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   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); […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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