Modern Coins

CoinWeek: The “Steel” Cent of 1943 – 4K Video

CoinWeek: The “Steel” Cent of 1943 – 4K Video

Charmy Harker is the Penny Lady, one of the leading specialized dealers in the area of Lincoln cents. In this CoinWeek Exclusive video shot at the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sits down with Charmy to discuss everybody’s favorite oddball Lincoln cent, the 1943 “Steel Penny”. The coin was struck […]

U.S. Mint Opens Sales for Ellis Island Quarter Rolls and Bags August 28

U.S. Mint Opens Sales for Ellis Island Quarter Rolls and Bags August 28

The United States Mint will open sales for products featuring America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins honoring Ellis Island starting on August 28 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin’s reverse design depicts an immigrant family approaching Ellis Island with a mixture of hope and uncertainty. The hospital building can be seen in the background. […]

U.S. Mint, National Park Service to Launch Ellis Island Quarter Aug. 30

U.S. Mint, National Park Service to Launch Ellis Island Quarter Aug. 30

WHAT: The public and the media are invited to the ceremony to mark the release of the Ellis Island quarter, the 39th coin in the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The event includes a coin exchange of $10 rolls of newly-minted Ellis Island quarters after the ceremony. Barbara Fox, designer of the […]

Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter

Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Harpers Ferry National Historical 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 […]

Three Modern Coins Grab Top Dollar At Heritage World’s Fair of Money Auction

Three Modern Coins Grab Top Dollar At Heritage World’s Fair of Money Auction

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Modern coins took some of the top bids at the Heritage Auctions sale during the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money Show in Denver, Colorado, August 2-6, 2017. Nearly 99 percent of some 5,095 lots, including United States and world coins as well as paper currency, […]

Modern Coin Mart Offers ANA Signature Labels from Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison

Modern Coin Mart Offers ANA Signature Labels from Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison

From the 2017 World’s Fair of Money: Hand-signed labels by Rick Harrison! Rick Harrison is known for his recurring appearance on The History Channel’s hit show Pawn Stars. Harrison is the co-owner of the “World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop” in Las Vegas, where he has encountered many valuable coins! Modern Coin Mart partnered […]

Senate Passes American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act

Senate Passes American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act

Every session, Congress authorizes the US Mint to produce commemorative coins that celebrate and honor American people, places, events, and institutions. These coins help raise money for important causes. Part of the price of these coins is a surcharge that goes to organizations and projects that benefit the community. For example, surcharges on the U.S. Capitol Visitor […]

New 3rd Edition MEGA RED Features Engraved Love Token Coins

New 3rd Edition MEGA RED Features Engraved Love Token Coins

Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins – MEGA RED The third edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins) features different types of altered coins in several new appendices, including an eight-page illustrated study of love tokens. MEGA RED retails for $49.95 and is […]

U.S. Mint Lead Sculptor Don Everhart to Retire at End of July

U.S. Mint Lead Sculptor Don Everhart to Retire at End of July

Acting Deputy Director David Motl today announced that Don Everhart, Lead Sculptor at the United States Mint in Philadelphia, will retire at the end of July Since joining the U.S. Mint in 2004, Everhart has created designs for numerous coins and medals, notably the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins (selected 2016 Coin […]

US Mint News – American Liberty Silver Medal Set Gets Oct. Release Date

US Mint News – American Liberty Silver Medal Set Gets Oct. Release Date

Limited Edition Silver Proof Set, final 2017 ATB issues also scheduled By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The United States Mint has scheduled their deluxe offering of this year’s American Liberty 225th Anniversary four silver medal set for October 19, according to the Mint’s online catalog. Other items, including the 2017 Limited Edition Silver Proof […]

U.S. Mint Releases Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set August 1

U.S. Mint Releases Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set August 1

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set™ (product code 17XC) on August 1 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Struck in celebration of the Mint’s 225th anniversary, this set contains 10 coins with an enhanced uncirculated finish featuring a combination of laser-frosted areas and an unpolished field that […]

Joel Iskowitz Joins NGC Hand-Signed Labels Program

Joel Iskowitz Joins NGC Hand-Signed Labels Program

His designs have been selected for more than 50 US coins and medals Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that Joel Iskowitz, a prolific designer and of coins and medals worldwide and one of the few living artists to have his artwork displayed in the US Capitol, the Pentagon and the White House, will individually […]

Modern US Coins – Collecting the Susan B. Anthony Dollar

Modern US Coins – Collecting the Susan B. Anthony Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Susan B. Anthony dollars are growing on some collectors these days. Now gracefully approaching middle age, the nation’s first small-size dollar coin series, which lasted from 1979 until 1981 and reappeared for a stray stint in 1999, hearkens to a relatively quainter time in American numismatics. The first […]

Whitman Releases 4th Edition of 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins

Whitman Releases 4th Edition of 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins

By Dennis Tucker – Publisher, Whitman Publications ……   The fourth edition of Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins will enjoy its public debut in a few short weeks. Look for it at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado. In the meantime, if you’re a fan of modern […]

Modern Coins at Stack’s Bowers ANA World’s Fair of Money Rarities Night Sale: Lots You Need to Know

Modern Coins at Stack’s Bowers ANA World’s Fair of Money Rarities Night Sale: Lots You Need to Know

By CoinWeek …..   The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money remains one of the largest coin conventions in the calendar year. Stack’s Bowers, an Official Auctioneer of the ANA World’s Fair of Money, will conduct a seven-session sale over the course of eight days with sale highlights featured in the Session Four […]

NGC Label for American Eagle 20th Anniversary Platinum Proof Coin

NGC Label for American Eagle 20th Anniversary Platinum Proof Coin

The American Eagle 20th Anniversary Platinum Proof coin can be encapsulated with NGC’s Platinum Eagle 20th Anniversary label at no additional charge The American Eagle 20th Anniversary Platinum Proof coin went on sale July 6 by the U.S. Mint. The coin celebrates the 20th anniversary of the American Platinum Eagle, the first platinum coin ever […]

Third 2017 America the Beautiful 5oz Silver Uncirculated Coin on Sale July 11

Third 2017 America the Beautiful 5oz Silver Uncirculated Coin on Sale July 11

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful 5oz Silver Uncirculated Coin-Ozark National Scenic Riverways (product code 17AL) on July 11 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins features the same designs that appear on their America the Beautiful […]

U.S. Mint Corrects Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Branch Mint Information – Is the 2015 “P” Designation in Doubt?

U.S. Mint Corrects Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Branch Mint Information – Is the 2015 “P” Designation in Doubt?

2015 “P” American Silver Eagles – Mint raises doubts about the designation By CoinWeek ….   Bullion coins are precious metal assets whose purity and standardization is guaranteed by a government authority. This purity and standardization (commodification, if you will) allows people to buy and sell bullion coins in ways that make them more useful […]

U.S. Mint Releases 20th Anniv. American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin July 6

U.S. Mint Releases 20th Anniv. American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin July 6

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2017 20th Anniversary One Ounce Platinum American Eagle Proof Coin (product code 17EJ) on July 6 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The Mint made numismatic history on June 6, 1997, when it introduced its first legal tender Platinum American Eagle Proof Coin. To commemorate the 20th […]

Stack’s Bowers: 1982-83 Bronze Lincoln Cent Errors Featured in August 2017 ANA Auction

Stack’s Bowers: 1982-83 Bronze Lincoln Cent Errors Featured in August 2017 ANA Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ……   The Denver Mint struck over 12 billion Lincoln cents in 1982 and 1983 combined, ensuring that the term “scarce” would never be associated with cents bearing those dates. However, oversights in quality control and perhaps a bit of luck have resulted in two cents […]

NGC Signs Charlie Duke, Astronaut Who Walked on Moon, to Autograph Labels

NGC Signs Charlie Duke, Astronaut Who Walked on Moon, to Autograph Labels

Record-holding Apollo 16 astronaut joins NGC Authentic Hand-Signed Labels program Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has inked a deal for astronaut Charlie Duke to individually autograph NGC certification labels. Duke is one of only 12 people to have walked on the surface of the moon. As part of the Apollo 16 mission, Duke became the 10th […]

The Coin Analyst: How Certified American Silver Eagles of the 2010s Have Fared in the Marketplace

The Coin Analyst: How Certified American Silver Eagles of the 2010s Have Fared in the Marketplace

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Since their debut in 1986, American Silver Eagles (ASEs) have been one of the most popular bullion coin series in the world, but their appeal extends well beyond the arena of precious metals investing. The American Silver Eagle, authorized by the passage of the Liberty Coin Act of […]

U. S. Mint Opens Sales for Uncirculated American Silver Eagle Coin June 29

U. S. Mint Opens Sales for Uncirculated American Silver Eagle Coin June 29

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2017 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (product code 17EG) on June 29 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is a collector version of the Mint’s American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin. Struck at the West Point Mint, its […]

CCAC Recommends Designs for Apollo 11, Native American $1, Congressional Gold Medals

CCAC Recommends Designs for Apollo 11, Native American $1, Congressional Gold Medals

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   At yesterday’s marathon meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), design candidate portfolios for several programs were reviewed and discussed, with committee recommendations to the Secretary of the Treasury ultimately being made. The meeting’s agenda included designs for the 2019 and 2020 Native American $1 coins, the […]

Ozark Riverways Quarter 3-Coin Set Available June 26 from U.S. Mint

Ozark Riverways Quarter 3-Coin Set Available June 26 from U.S. Mint

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Ozark National Scenic Riverways (product code 17AF) on June 26 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse design of the quarters in this set depicts Alley Mill, a steel roller mill built in 1894. This merchant mill was […]

Candidate Designs Revealed for Upcoming Commemorative Coins, Gold Medals

Candidate Designs Revealed for Upcoming Commemorative Coins, Gold Medals

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The United States Mint recently revealed design candidates for a number of coin and medal programs, including the 2019 and 2020 Native American $1 coins, the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary commemorative coin program, and the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and Filipino Veterans of World War 2 Congressional […]

USA Coin Album: A Memorial to the Memorial Cent

USA Coin Album: A Memorial to the Memorial Cent

Certified grading kicks things into high gear By David W. Lange, Research Director at NGC ……..   Collectors have a sentimental attachment to the old Wheat Ear cents of 1909-58, but no such affection is felt for the Memorial cents. Of course, they are collectable, but the primary interest seems to be in the very […]

Ozark National Scenic Riverways Featured on Latest U.S. Mint Quarter

Ozark National Scenic Riverways Featured on Latest U.S. Mint Quarter

Representatives of the United States Mint and the National Park Service today celebrated the release of the America the Beautiful Quarters® program coin honoring Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri. The quarter’s reverse design depicts Alley Mill, a steel roller mill built in 1894. This merchant mill was used to convert wheat into flour. Much […]

Congress Proposes Commemorative Coins for American Legion Centennial

Congress Proposes Commemorative Coins for American Legion Centennial

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On May 18, U.S. Representative Timothy Walz (D-MN1) introduced a bill to create commemorative coins honoring the 100th anniversary of the American Legion. A Congressionally chartered organization for American veterans who saw active service during wartime, the American Legion was founded on February 16, 1919 in Paris by soldiers […]

Modern US Coins – CCAC to Discuss Apollo 11 Commem, Filipino Veterans Medal Designs June 21

Modern US Coins – CCAC to Discuss Apollo 11 Commem, Filipino Veterans Medal Designs June 21

A possible 2018 American Liberty 24-karat gold fractional coin also on the meeting’s agenda 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 21, 2017. Date: June 21, 2017. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. EST Location: Second Floor […]

 
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