Modern Coins

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, […]

By May 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

New Japanese 1000 Yen Silver Coin Honors Legendary Dance and the Tokushima

New Japanese 1000 Yen Silver Coin Honors Legendary Dance and the Tokushima

The Japan Mint has revealed the latest entry in its popular colorized-coin commemoration of the 47 Prefectures of Japan, with a 1000 Yen silver coin honoring the Prefecture of Tokushima. The Tokushima 1000 Yen coin’s obverse depicts Naruto Strait and a female figure engaged in a traditional Awa Odori Dance. The Naruto Strait, which connects […]

Record Auction Price Paid for QA Check Approved Modern Coin

Record Auction Price Paid for QA Check Approved Modern Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The viability of 3rd party grade verification for modern coins is being borne out as a flurry of auctions for coins verified by Coeur d’Alene, Idaho-based firm Collectibles Quality Assurance Company, LLC (QA Check) have started to appear on mainstream numismatic sales platforms eBay and Great Collections. QA Check is one of […]

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 March of Dimes $1 Silver Commemorative Proof Coin: Video: 4:17.

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 March of Dimes $1 Silver Commemorative Proof Coin: Video: 4:17.

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes a cool coin that recently arrived at the CoinWeek offices. Its a 2015 March of Dimes $1 Silver Commemorative Proof Coin from the United States Mint. If you are curious about buying this collectible coin, you’ll definitely want to check out this video. This unboxing video is the ninth in an ongoing […]

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Don Everhart – Video: 7:41.

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Don Everhart – Video: 7:41.

Numismatist Ray Herz offers this fascinating look at the career of medallic sculptor Don Everhart. Everhart began his career as an artist for the Franklin Mint, where he worked until 1980. Since that time, he has designed and sculpted numerous coins, including the 2005 Nickel obverse (sculpt), 2005 California State Quarter reverse (sculpt), 2006 Benjamin Franklin […]

Coin Analyst: Strong Demand for March of Dimes Special Silver Set (UPDATED May 10, 2015)

Coin Analyst: Strong Demand for March of Dimes Special Silver Set (UPDATED May 10, 2015)

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   UPDATE, 5-10-15: Here are daily cumulative sales figures for each day last week following the May 4 release of the March of Dimes Special Silver Set, courtesy of the U.S. Mint: May 5 – 52,540 May 6 – 58,129 | (+5,589) May 7 – 63,882 | (+5,753) May 8 – 66,109 […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – May 9, 2015

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – May 9, 2015

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses the week’s top numismatic stories – covered in this Pre-Pogue Sale edition, the Sale of ModernCoinMart shifts the dynamic of the modern coin industry, bullion prices experience modest gains, Mike Markowitz and Greg Reynolds contribute the week’s best numismatic reads, and more…   This week’s report is sponsored by Dillon Gage. Copyright […]

Breaking News: ModernCoinMart Sold to Asset Marketing Services

Breaking News: ModernCoinMart Sold to Asset Marketing Services

A CoinWeek Breaking News Report… Surprise Sale Shakes Up Modern Coin Marketplace… On May 3, 2015, CoinWeek received word that the Lakewood Ranch, Florida-based company ModernCoinMart was to be sold to Asset Marketing Services, LLC. If true, the sale would make ModernCoinMart the fourth major numismatic-related business for Asset Marketing Services, which also operates GovMint.com, First Federal Coin, […]

2015 Reverse Proof Coin Releases to Keep Collectors Busy

2015 Reverse Proof Coin Releases to Keep Collectors Busy

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   It seems the United States Mint knows a good thing when they see it, because now there’s news of yet more Reverse Proof coin sets due for release later this year. The 2015 Coin and Chronicles Sets featuring Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon […]

On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards. Video: 11.07.

On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards. Video: 11.07.

Think modern coins are boring? Think again. Adapted from Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker’s in-depth article, On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards, this CoinWeek original production digs deep into this often overlooked modern issue and asks the question, what is the “optimum collecting grade” for an issue where more than 1.6 billion examples were struck. […]

Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins Available from U.S. Mint May 7

Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins Available from U.S. Mint May 7

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coins – Mamie Eisenhower on May 7 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The obverse (heads side) design features a striking portrait of Mrs. Eisenhower with the inscriptions “MAMIE EISENHOWER,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2015,” “34th,” and “1953 […]

By April 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2004: Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2004: Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun  (2004) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine […]

By April 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Label/Pedigree for March of Dimes Special Silver Set

NGC Label/Pedigree for March of Dimes Special Silver Set

The March of Dimes Special Silver Set, which includes two new Roosevelt Dimes and a Proof March of Dimes commemorative dollar, goes on sale May 4. Learn about NGC’s special label and pedigree for these coins. Special submission instructions must be followed. The US Mint will begin sales of the eagerly awaited March of Dimes […]

U.S. Mint to Offer 2015 American Eagle 1 Oz. Gold Uncirculated Coin April 30

U.S. Mint to Offer 2015 American Eagle 1 Oz. Gold Uncirculated Coin April 30

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin (product code PM7) beginning on April 30 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Pricing for the coin will be set according to the bureau’s pricing structure for gold coins, which is available at http://catalog.usmint.gov/coins/gold-coins/. Orders will be accepted […]

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Colorized Circulating ANZAC Coin Proves Popular

Colorized Circulating ANZAC Coin Proves Popular

By Reserve Bank of New Zealand….   More than three quarters of the coloured circulating commemorative coins minted to mark the Anzac centenary have been taken up by the public. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand minted one million of the special 50-cent Anzac coins to commemorate the centenary on 25 April, 1915 of the […]

By April 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Designer of Queen’s Fifth Portrait Kicks off Circulating Coin Production

Designer of Queen’s Fifth Portrait Kicks off Circulating Coin Production

The designer of the fifth definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen has kicked off production of the new 2015 circulating coins that will soon become a familiar sight across the United Kingdom. Royal Mint designer Jody Clark was offered the privilege of starting up the presses which will strike his own depiction of […]

By April 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Modern Coin Issues and the Secondary Market

Modern Coin Issues and the Secondary Market

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.….   I happened to take a look at the Royal Canadian Mint’s web site the other day to see what products were available for sale. It had been quite some time since I ordered anything. Long ago I dutifully ordered a proof-like set and an extra proof-like silver dollar every year. […]

QA✓ Releases Preliminary Statistics on Modern Coin Certification

QA✓ Releases Preliminary Statistics on Modern Coin Certification

Editor’s Note: We received this dealer-to-dealer communication from QA✓ and requested permission to publish this information as we felt it would be informative to collectors of modern coins.  by QA✓ Since kicking off QA✓ at FUN we have had the privilege of grading a large number coins including some stunningly beautiful moderns, three of which merited our […]

Bess Truman First Spouse Gold Coins Available from U.S. Mint April 16

Bess Truman First Spouse Gold Coins Available from U.S. Mint April 16

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 First Spouse Series One-Half-Ounce Gold Coins – Bess Truman beginning April 16 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The coin’s obverse (heads side) features a striking portrait of Mrs. Truman with the inscriptions “BESS TRUMAN,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2015,” “33rd,” and “1945 – […]

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U.S. Mint to Offer Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin Products April 13

U.S. Mint to Offer Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin Products April 13

The United States Mint will open sales for product options with Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coins on April 13 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). All product options contain circulating quality coins from the bureau’s facilities at Philadelphia or Denver that have never been placed into circulation. The packaging displays the name of the […]

By April 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Federal Judge Rules Against Government in 1974-D Aluminum Cent Case

The Coin Analyst: Federal Judge Rules Against Government in 1974-D Aluminum Cent Case

The Coin Analyst by CoinWeek… It looks like Heritage might get to auction that unique 1974-D aluminum cent after all… Intended to be one of the highlights of Heritage Auctions’ 2014 Central States Numismatic Society Convention Sale, a 1974-D aluminum cent pattern once belonging to an assistant superintendent at the Denver Mint, has been tied […]

Austrian Mint to Issue 5 Euro Silver Coin Commemorating 60 Year Anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army

Austrian Mint to Issue 5 Euro Silver Coin Commemorating 60 Year Anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army

On May 6, 2015, The Austrian Mint will issue a silver coin in honour of the 60th anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army. The modern Austrian army was formed in 1955 when the occupation of Austria ended with the signing of the Austrian State Treaty, declaring Austria a neutral and peaceful country for all time. […]

CoinWeek Video – James Sego Discusses Quality Assurance Check Modern Coin Service.

CoinWeek Video – James Sego Discusses Quality Assurance Check Modern Coin Service.

James Sego, President, Quality Assurance Check Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek…… A new stickering service for modern coins has been created by James Sego. This service will review coins graded by other third grading services to determine whether they warrant the grade assigned to them. Copyright © CoinWeek March 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source […]

By March 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 American Eagle 1 Oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin Available March 26

2015 American Eagle 1 Oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin Available March 26

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (product code ES7) starting March 26 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The current price of the coin is $39.95. As with all products sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, pricing is subject to change. […]

By March 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – March 20, 2015 – Video: 7:05

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – March 20, 2015 – Video: 7:05

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses the upcoming Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo to be held at the end of March in Baltimore, Maryland. Also, Charles provides the latest U.S. Mint sales figures and discusses the delicious irony that is the 2016 Ronald Reagan Presidential Dollar.   Copyright © CoinWeek March 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

From June 6 to July 5, 2015, Canadians will have the world’s best female soccer teams playing right in their own backyards as six cities across the nation host the FIFA Women’s World Cup™. The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled numismatic coins to commemorate this milestone sporting event today in two of the host cities: Vancouver […]

France Wins the Battle, 200 Years after Losing the War

France Wins the Battle, 200 Years after Losing the War

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   The interconnected euro monetary system has led to a number of squabbles, both petty and of great import for the participating Eurozone countries. While most of the focus rightly has been placed on matters of finance (the intractable Greek debt crisis, for instance), other numismatically-related disagreements between nations pop up […]

Britannia Returns as United Kingdom Circulating Coin

Britannia Returns as United Kingdom Circulating Coin

By The Royal Mint….   The Royal Mint revealed that the iconic figure of Britannia will return to the United Kingdom’s circulating coins this year alongside the new coinage portrait of Her Majesty the Queen. It will be the first time that newly minted UK circulating coins have featured the patriotic emblem of Great Britain […]

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