Modern Coins

The Kennedy Gold Proof Launch and the Modern Coin Market

The Kennedy Gold Proof Launch and the Modern Coin Market

By Charles  Morgan, Scott Purvis, and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… In a hobby already prone to hyperbole, the recent release of the Kennedy Gold Proof inspired a mixture of vocal opinions and raised many questions. Some saw the hysteria and dealer-driven speculation as a blight on the hobby, calling the coin’s roll-out the straw that’ll break the […]

The Coin Analyst: Are Coin Show Releases Good for Numismatics?

The Coin Analyst: Are Coin Show Releases Good for Numismatics?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………… As the dust settles on the largest and most important coin show of the year, the ANA’s World Fair of Money held in Rosemont, Illinois last week, it is a good time to take stock of the launch of the 2014 gold Kennedy half dollars, which has important implications […]

First Coins Sell for $5,000 a Piece: Gold Kennedy Coin is The Early Story at the ANA [Updated with Video: 12:38]

First Coins Sell for $5,000 a Piece: Gold Kennedy Coin is The Early Story at the ANA [Updated with Video: 12:38]

CoinWeek Staff Report from the World’s Fair of Money…. Nick Yadgarov of Los Angeles, California made a tidy profit for spending a summer’s night camped out on the sidewalk outside of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Yadgarov and his group of three friends were the first of more than one thousand collectors […]

By August 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Article Leads to the Discovery of Previously Unknown 1942-1946 Double Mint Sets

CoinWeek Article Leads to the Discovery of Previously Unknown 1942-1946 Double Mint Sets

A coin dealer’s article on Double Mint Sets leads to the discovery of 1942-1946 Double Mint Sets… By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. This is a story about five tiny cloth sacks, a numismatic mystery 70 years in the making, and a coin industry veteran, whose recollection of one particular missed opportunity led […]

U.S. Mint Offers First Look at 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters® Designs

U.S. Mint Offers First Look at 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters® Designs

2015 America the Beautiful Quarter Designs Unveiled…. The United States Mint has forwarded to CoinWeek the five designs that have been selected to represent the 2015 lineup of America the Beautiful Quarters®. The parks that will be honored in 2015 are the Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska, Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana, the […]

By July 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: A Second Look at the Prospects for the Gold Kennedy Coins

The Coin Analyst: A Second Look at the Prospects for the Gold Kennedy Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said: “”The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” That quote came to mind over the past week as I was thinking about the forthcoming release next […]

If you Plan to Buy a Gold Kennedy Coin at the World’s Fair of Money, You’ll Want to Read This…

If you Plan to Buy a Gold Kennedy Coin at the World’s Fair of Money, You’ll Want to Read This…

The American Numismatic Association today announces the following public-safety procedures for collectors who wish to buy a Gold Kennedy Coin at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money, to be held in Rosemont, Illinois, on Aug. 5-9. The U.S. Mint previously announced that 500 Kennedy coins per day will be sold at the show, and in […]

Numismatic Quick Hits: Brisk Sales for Kennedy Sets + New PCGS Kennedy Label + Upcoming First Reads

Numismatic Quick Hits: Brisk Sales for Kennedy Sets + New PCGS Kennedy Label + Upcoming First Reads

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Sales Brisk for Two-Coin Kennedy Sets After One Day Michael White at the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded me this number: 68,974. That’s the total number of 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Sets that have been ordered by collectors and dealers in the […]

Does Ike Dollar Market Foreshadow a Crumbling Modern Coin Market ?

Does Ike Dollar Market Foreshadow a Crumbling Modern Coin Market ?

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. As a member of the Ike Group, Charles tries to stay informed about the current goings-on in the series and keeps in touch with collectors and Eisenhower dollar researchers. They generally like to talk about the popularity of the series, research into new varieties, and the state of the […]

The Coin Analyst: Minting to Demand of JFK Gold Coins Raises Problems

The Coin Analyst: Minting to Demand of JFK Gold Coins Raises Problems

Once again the U.S. Mint, for reasons I fail to understand, made a major announcement via Facebook.  And this was not even a major Facebook post, but rather it was a comment made on July 9 in response to a question from a collector, who asked how many of the gold JFK half dollars will […]

The Royal Mint Unveils New First World War Commemorative  £20 Coin

The Royal Mint Unveils New First World War Commemorative £20 Coin

The Royal Mint’s second United Kingdom £20 coin commemorates outbreak of the First World War The Royal Mint has unveiled the theme of its second United Kingdom £20 coin – remembering those who answered the call to arms at the outbreak of the First World War a century ago. The design depicts the figure of […]

The Coin Analyst: Herbert Hoover Presidential Dollar Celebrates 31st President

The Coin Analyst: Herbert Hoover Presidential Dollar Celebrates 31st President

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. At 11:00 today, the new Herbert Hoover presidential dollar coin will be released at a ceremony to be held at the Hoover Presidential Library-Museum in West Branch, Iowa.  The event is jointly sponsored by the library-museum and the Hoover Presidential Foundation and will take place in the Figge Auditorium. The key speakers at […]

Central Bank of Russia Issues New Ruble Coins

Central Bank of Russia Issues New Ruble Coins

New Ruble coins struck for collectors are first coins to feature new Russian monetary symbol… World Coins CoinWeek news report…. Last December, Russia announced that it would adopt a new symbol for the Russian ruble, in order to give the currency a more global reach. The adopted symbol, chosen by the Russian Central Bank (Russian language website) after public […]

By June 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Cassie McFarland Talks About Designing Baseball Hall of Fame Coin. VIDEO: 4:30

Cassie McFarland Talks About Designing Baseball Hall of Fame Coin. VIDEO: 4:30

Cassie McFarland, Design Artist Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com …… A bright new star in the field of coin design talks about how she entered a contest to design the new Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coin that has catapulted her to national attention. She shares what it is like to find her creativity and to […]

By June 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New Eiffel Tower Coins Released by Monnaie de Paris. VIDEO: 2:44

New Eiffel Tower Coins Released by Monnaie de Paris. VIDEO: 2:44

Lionel LeConte, Paris Mint Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com …… A series of gold and silver coins featuring the Eiffel Tower has been announced by the Monnaie de Paris. PandaAmerica will be a distributor for the coins and discusses the outlook for sales of this new issue with the manager of the Paris Mint. Copyright © […]

By June 11, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Arches National Park Quarter Released at Utah Ceremony

Arches National Park Quarter Released at Utah Ceremony

On June 6, Deputy Director of the United States Mint Dick Petereson joined Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox in Moab, Utah for the launch ceremony of the Arches National Park quarter. Dave Sakrison, mayor of Moab and master of ceremonies for the event. 400 people attended the ceremony. That number includes 40 children. $20,000 […]

By June 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part I

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part I

By David Provost for CoinWeek….. Author’s note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser known information about the US commemorative coins series derived from my original research in the records of Congress and/or the reports and correspondence of the individual coin sponsors. The information presented will not simply be a reworking of the […]

The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint’s Launch of Poseidon Coin Frustrates Buyers

The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint’s Launch of Poseidon Coin Frustrates Buyers

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek Once again a limited-edition, high-demand modern coins’ release resulted in web site problems and frustration for many buyers, which then produced a chorus of criticism aimed at the issuing Mint that was accused of catering too much to dealers. But this was not a U.S. Mint release of a hot […]

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. If you’ve followed our writing at CoinWeek over the years, you’re probably aware of our advocacy for modern circulation strike U.S. coins, specifically coins from 1965 to 1982, or what we like to call the U.S. late modern period. Suffice it to say, we believe that this […]

The Annotated 2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Design Candidates

The Annotated 2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Design Candidates

from the CoinWeek news desk…. Michael White of the United States Mint Office of Corporate Communications forwarded CoinWeek an annotated list of candidate designs for the 2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Dollar. This commemorative coin program was authorized by Public Law 112-209 and signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 18, 2012. The Act […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Update

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Update

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek   The U.S. Mint Comments on the Matter of Baseball Hall of Fame Coin Shipping Delays   LG- “As best I can tell orders placed during the first 30-60 minutes online have shipped, and the rest are waiting to be shipped.  I was told there is a computer glitch with the system […]

Baseball Hall of Famer “Goose” Gossage Visits Denver Mint

Baseball Hall of Famer “Goose” Gossage Visits Denver Mint

Baseball Hall of Famer “Goose” Gossage Visits Denver Mint…. Hall of Fame Pitcher Richard “Goose” Gossage stopped by the Denver Mint on May 13 to promote the wildly popular Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program. Gossage, a Colorado Springs resident, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008. A nine-time All Star, […]

Fall of Berlin Wall Coin Issued by Austrian Mint

Fall of Berlin Wall Coin Issued by Austrian Mint

Fall of Berlin Wall Coin commemorates to a pivotal point in European history.   June 25, 2014 marks a significant milestone in global history as it was 25 years ago that the Berlin Wall began to crumble. The Austrian Mint is celebrating this momentous event with a silver coin that is being issued today. Mint engraver […]

New Royal Canadian Mint Catalog Released

New Royal Canadian Mint Catalog Released

New Royal Canadian Mint coins are preserving ever more chapters in Canadian history as the Mint announces its latest collector products. These include fine silver and pure gold coins celebrating the 75th anniversary of the first Royal visit to Canada, as well as a pair of haunting colour portraits, on silver coins, of the R.M.S. […]

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Prices Move Higher

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Prices Move Higher

The Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program continues to perform well in the secondary market. Will this trend continue? By Louis Golino for CoinWeek Modern commemorative coins from the U.S. Mint frequently drop in price after initial interest in the coins fades.  When early prices for 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame coins sold and graded […]

Cup-Shaped FIFA World Cup Coins Offered by Monnaie de Paris

Cup-Shaped FIFA World Cup Coins Offered by Monnaie de Paris

The Monnaie de Paris debuts FIFA World Cup Coins…. The U.S. Mint’s National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program is heading towards a sell out. Now, France’s Monnaie de Paris has stepped up to offer another high profile sports commemorative, this one celebrating the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Football World Cup™ or FIFA […]

The Real Diehl: The Inside Story of the Sacagawea Dollar, Part II

The Real Diehl: The Inside Story of the Sacagawea Dollar, Part II

The Real Diehl is a weekly column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. This is the third in a series of articles in which I give readers an insider’s view of how Washington, DC, works (and doesn’t work) from my perspective as director of the U.S. Mint.   The story of the Sacagawea […]

Central Bank of Ireland issues Battle of Clontarf coin

Central Bank of Ireland issues Battle of Clontarf coin

The Central Bank of Ireland will launch today (30 April 2014) a €20 limited edition Gold Proof collector coin to mark the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf. The Battle of Clontarf coin features a carved portrayal of High King of Ireland Brian Ború and the words ‘Clontarf 1014’. As with all circulating and […]

By April 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Unveils Plans for First Visitor’s Center

Royal Mint Unveils Plans for First Visitor’s Center

On April 24, The Royal Mint has today unveiled plans to develop a visitor centre at its headquarters in south Wales. For the first time in its 1,000 year history, Britain’s oldest manufacturing organization, and the world’s leading export mint, will officially open its doors to the general public, allowing them to get behind the […]

By April 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Commemorative Coin Stories: 1982 George Washington Half Dollar

Commemorative Coin Stories: 1982 George Washington Half Dollar

By David Provost for CoinWeek….. Author’s note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser known information about the US commemorative coins series derived from my original research in the records of Congress and/or the reports and correspondence of the individual coin sponsors. The information presented will not simply be a reworking […]

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