Modern Coins

Royal Mint Announces Positive Financial Results for 2014-15

Royal Mint Announces Positive Financial Results for 2014-15

The Royal Mint Limited has today announced its annual results for 2014-2015, reflecting the fact that Britain’s oldest manufacturer has enjoyed a successful year, generating £259.6m (US$402.38m) revenue (2013-14: £314.9m / $488.1m) and returning an operating profit of £11.4m ($17.67m) (2013-14: £6.7m / $10.39m). A key ministerial target to achieve 10% return on average capital […]

CCAC Public Meeting Scheduled for August 10, 2015

CCAC Public Meeting Scheduled for August 10, 2015

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for August 10, 2015. Date: August 10, 2015. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Location: This meeting will occur via teleconference. Interested members of the public may dial […]

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U.S. Mint Unveils 2016 America the Beautiful Quarter Designs

U.S. Mint Unveils 2016 America the Beautiful Quarter Designs

The United States Mint today announced the five new reverse (tails side) designs that will appear on the 2016 coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The 2016 coins honor Shawnee National Forest (Illinois), Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (Kentucky), Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (West Virginia), Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Dakota), and […]

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U.S. Mint to Release American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin July 30

U.S. Mint to Release American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin July 30

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin (product code UH8) on July 30 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The coin’s obverse (heads side) design depicts a “modern” Liberty, portrayed standing, crowned with leaves, holding the American flag and a torch. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD […]

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From Outbreak to Armistice, the Royal Mint Continues to Commemorate First World War

From Outbreak to Armistice, the Royal Mint Continues to Commemorate First World War

As the world continues to remember the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, The Royal Mint has honoured one of the most prominent female casualties of the First World War alongside a young flying ace in a new set of United Kingdom £5 coins. Coins commemorating Edith Cavell and Albert Ball VC […]

Royal Mint Unveils New Britannia Proof Collection

Royal Mint Unveils New Britannia Proof Collection

The Royal Mint has launched its new Britannia 2015 Proof Coin Collection in fine gold and fine silver including individual coins such as the United Kingdom’s smallest coin, weighing just one fortieth-ounce and exceptional sets like the Premium Six-Coin Set, all finished to unsurpassed Proof finish. The illustrious Britannia, conceived by the Romans and embraced […]

Chinese Pandas: They’re So Cute!

Chinese Pandas: They’re So Cute!

Posted by Peter Anthony for the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ….. 1983 is considered the key date in the 1/20-ounce “Baby” Panda Gold Coin series. As I stood and watched three Panda cubs play and tussle and vie with one another to climb a tree, the young woman next to me squealed over and over again, “They’re so […]

2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set™ on Sale July 21

2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set™ on Sale July 21

The 2015 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set (product code XE9) will be available for purchase starting on July 21 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). This set contains eight $1 coins–four each from United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver–with obverses (heads sides) featuring the portraits of former Presidents Harry S. […]

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Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Passes Congress (UPDATE July 6, 2015)

Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Passes Congress (UPDATE July 6, 2015)

By CoinWeek News Staff….   UPDATE, 7-6-2015: On July 6, President Barack Obama signed the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act into law. Original article first published on June 29 at 10:13 AM. Bill now heads to the President’s desk to sign into law On June 25, the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. […]

Texas Western College Basketball Championship 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act Introduced

Texas Western College Basketball Championship 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act Introduced

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Thursday, June 25, U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX16) introduced a bill (H.R. 2906) to honor the 50th anniversary of the Texas Western College National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball championship with a three-coin commemorative coin program. The proposed commemorative set includes a $5 gold coin, a $1 silver coin […]

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

By CoinWeek News Staff….   At noon Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, June 30, the 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin & Chronicles Set (product code: AX1) went on sale at the United States Mint. 15 minutes later, it was sold out. In a July 1 note that seemed to anticipate much of the commentary of […]

The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 6/10/2015. 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin program, and I’m sure the U.S. Mint has something special lined up for collectors next year. But if I–and many other people–had our way, 2016 would be a […]

CoinWeek Video Flashback (2013) – John Maben on Selling on eBay and the Modern Coin Market

CoinWeek Video Flashback (2013) – John Maben on Selling on eBay and the Modern Coin Market

While combing through the CoinWeek video archives, we found two unpublished video segments from 2013 featuring former Modern Coin Mart head John Maben. Listen to John describe his outlook towards the modern coin market and his strategies for selling modern coins on eBay.   CoinWeek Flashback: Selling Modern Coins and Bullion on eBay (2013). VIDEO: […]

Commemorative Gold Coins Revive Classic Designs of 1916 U.S. Coinage

Commemorative Gold Coins Revive Classic Designs of 1916 U.S. Coinage

The Coin Analyst – CoinWeek.com Three beloved classic American coin designs from years past will be returning in 2016 as 24-karat gold commemorative coins. The Winged Liberty Head or “Mercury” dime, the Standing Liberty quarter, and the Walking Liberty half dollar designs will be seen next year on three special-issue gold coins celebrating the centennial […]

QA Check Coin Stickering Service Reports Initial Results. Video: 3:18.

QA Check Coin Stickering Service Reports Initial Results. Video: 3:18.

Collectibles Quality Assurance Company, LLC President James Sego talks about the roll-out of QA Check, how it’s being accepted by collectors and dealers in this exclusive CoinWeek video interview, shot at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo. Copyright © CoinWeek June 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency […]

Royal Canadian Mint 25-Cent Circulation Coin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Canadian Flag

Royal Canadian Mint 25-Cent Circulation Coin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Canadian Flag

As Canadians far and wide prepare to celebrate Canada Day, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new 25-cent circulation coin commemorating the 50th birthday of the universally-recognized Canadian flag. The coin was unveiled yesterday, June 9, at centre field in Toronto’s Varsity Stadium, before the kick-off to a Canadian Football League (CFL) exhibition game […]

Royal Canadian Mint Honors 400th Anniversary of French Explorers in Ontario with Silver Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Honors 400th Anniversary of French Explorers in Ontario with Silver Coin

Four hundred years after French explorers led by Samuel de Champlain explored the territory that would become present-day Ontario, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a silver collector coin celebrating the 400th anniversary of Champlain’s historic journey to Huronia. The coin was unveiled on June 11 in Ottawa, Ontario, during the official launch of the […]

Bipartisan Bill to Mark 50th Anniversary Moon Landing with Apollo 11 Coin

Bipartisan Bill to Mark 50th Anniversary Moon Landing with Apollo 11 Coin

By U.S. House of Representatives….   U.S. Representatives Bill Posey (R-FL8), Frederica Wilson (D-FL24), John Culberson (R-TX7), Gene Green (D-TX29) and Rod Blum (R-IA1) introduced legislation to recognize and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing with a commemorative Apollo 11 coin. July 20, 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 […]

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Dave Harper Discusses the Demise of Circulation Finds. Video: 7:28.

Dave Harper Discusses the Demise of Circulation Finds. Video: 7:28.

Numismatic News Editor Dave Harper discusses the increasing difficulty collectors will have finding valuable coins in pocket change. Copyright © CoinWeek June 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency news; with analysis and information contributed by leading experts across the numismatic spectrum. More news and videos about coin collecting at CoinWeek

2015 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set Available June 16

2015 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set Available June 16

Sales will open for the 2015 United States Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set (product code XA7) on June 16 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set is priced at $46.95 and contains the following six uncirculated $1 coins in production this year: Four Presidential $1 Coins Struck at the United States Mint at […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: Arstetten Castle | Schloß Arstetten (2004)

Collecting the Coins of Austria: Arstetten Castle | Schloß Arstetten (2004)

Artstetten Castle traces its origins back to the 13th century. Over the years, numerous families have resided at the estate, renovating the castle to suit the times and their tastes. In 1823, the castle was acquired by Austrian Emperor Franz I. His influence can be seen in the configuration of the residence’s chestnut trees. Two […]

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Marcel Jovine – VIDEO: 6:16.

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Marcel Jovine – VIDEO: 6:16.

Numismatist Ray Herz offers this fascinating look at the career of medallic sculptor Marcel Jovine. Marcel Jovine’s work has appeared on numerous public and private pieces, including medals produced for the American Numismatic Society (ANS) and the Medallic Arts Company, and commemorative coins struck by the U.S. Mint. Watch this video to learn more.     Copyright © […]

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Franklin Half Dollars

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Franklin Half Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….   In this installment of Grading Coins, I’m going to talk about the popular Franklin half dollar series. The Franklin half dollar was struck for just 15 years, from 1948 to 1963. It was replaced in 1964 by the Kennedy half, under circumstances that need no explanation here. Personally, […]

Japan Mint to Issue Gold and Silver Coin Series to Commemorate Earthquake Reconstruction

Japan Mint to Issue Gold and Silver Coin Series to Commemorate Earthquake Reconstruction

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   The Japan Mint has announced the release of two coins, issued to commemorate the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami that devastated the northeast coast of Japan. On March 11, 2011, a powerful 9.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan’s eastern coastline and unleashed a devastating tsunami with 30-foot-tall waves. The natural disaster killed more than 15,000 people […]

The Royal Mint Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Salvation Army with Silver £5 Coin

The Royal Mint Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Salvation Army with Silver £5 Coin

The Royal Mint is to issue a special £5 coin honouring 150 years of The Salvation Army – the organisation started in 1865 by William Booth to help the vulnerable and fight social injustice. William Booth’s upbringing was one touched by hardship, but arriving in London in search of work, the pawnbroker turned preacher was […]

From MS to SP: What You Need to Know About West Point Silver Eagles

From MS to SP: What You Need to Know About West Point Silver Eagles

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com   Last week, PCGS announced that it was changing its grading nomenclature for W-Mint American Silver Eagles from MS (Mint State) to SP (Specimen). The timing may come as a shock to collectors of the series, as W-Mint Eagles have been around since 2006. Generally, I think the decision makes […]

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Gilroy Roberts – Video: 10:58

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Gilroy Roberts – Video: 10:58

Numismatist Ray Herz offers this fascinating look at the career of medallic sculptor Gilroy Roberts. Jones served as Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1948-1964. Roberts left the Mint in 1964 to join Joseph Segal to found the Franklin Mint. Gilroy Roberts’ most famous design is the obverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar. In this video segment, Herz discusses Roberts […]

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Elizabeth Jones – Video: 6:15

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Elizabeth Jones – Video: 6:15

Numismatist Ray Herz offers this fascinating look at the career of medallic sculptor Elizabeth Jones. Jones was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to replace outgoing Chief Engraver of the United States Mint Frank Gasparro. Jones famously designed the 1982 Washington commemorative half dollar, and numerous other U.S. commemorative coins. She was the last Chief Engraver of the United States appointed […]

Next Public CCAC Meeting Scheduled for June 16-17

Next Public CCAC Meeting Scheduled for June 16-17

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for June 16-17, 2015. Date: June 16-17, 2015. Time: June 16 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. June 17 – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Conference Room A, United States Mint, […]

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The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Glenna Goodacre. Video: 4:19

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Glenna Goodacre. Video: 4:19

Numismatist Ray Herz offers this fascinating look at the career of medallic sculptor Glenna Goodacre. Goodacre’s numismatic claim to fame was her winning design for the obverse to the golden dollar. Her depiction of U.S. Corps of Discovery team member, Sacagawea, continues to be used on the dollar coin. She also created a number of important sculptures, many of […]

 
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