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Modern US Coins – 2017 America the Beautiful Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Quarter

Modern US Coins – 2017 America the Beautiful Frederick Douglass National Historic Site 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 […]

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 American Liberty Gold Coin on Sale TODAY – Here’s What You Should Know

2017 American Liberty Gold Coin on Sale TODAY – Here’s What You Should Know

Everything you need to know about the U.S. Mint’s 225th Anniversary American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   As of today at noon Eastern Standard Time, the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin goes on sale at the United States Mint. While the year is far from over, […]

First US Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson to Autograph NGC Labels

First US Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson to Autograph NGC Labels

Rhett Jeppson, the first Principal Deputy Director of the United States Mint, has agreed to autograph certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). Jeppson helmed the Mint from January 2015 to January 2017 in his capacity as Principal Deputy Director, and on May 19, 2015, he was nominated as Director of the US Mint. […]

2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin on Sale April 6

2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin on Sale April 6

U.S. Mint announces new products for April; American Liberty gold coin part of the Mint’s 225th Anniversary celebrations By CoinWeek News Staff ….   [UPDATE 3/3/17: The Mint has announced pricing for the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin. At the current weekly average price of gold, the coin will retail for $1,640 USD. […]

Museum of American Finance Opens New Exhibit: “For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency”

Museum of American Finance Opens New Exhibit: “For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency”

By Museum of American Finance …..   In honor of Black History Month, the Museum of American Finance has opened “For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency,” a traveling exhibit on loan from the Museum of UnCut Funk. To be featured on currency is among the nation’s highest honors. The Treasury’s latest redesign […]

By February 10, 20170 Comments Read More →
African American Lady Liberty Coin to Be Displayed Two Months Ahead of Release

African American Lady Liberty Coin to Be Displayed Two Months Ahead of Release

The February 16-18 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) will be highlighted by the U.S. Mint’s display of the 2017 American Liberty gold coin. Leading the Long Beach Expo’s attractions is the groundbreaking 225th Anniversary Lady Liberty coin, which depicts Lady Liberty as a person of color (a first in U.S. […]

Everybody’s Got One: Opinions Vary on 2017 American Liberty Gold Coin

Everybody’s Got One: Opinions Vary on 2017 American Liberty Gold Coin

Editor’s Commentary by Charles Morgan …..   The United States Mint released images of the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin on Tuesday, January 12, and the story took off like a steampunk locomotive powered by jet fuel in the mainstream media. In one sense this is understandable, since the new design features a straightforwardly […]

Mint Director Comments – 225th Anniversary American Liberty Gold Coin

Mint Director Comments – 225th Anniversary American Liberty Gold Coin

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin and United States Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson today unveiled designs for the 2017  225th Anniversary American Liberty Gold Coin in the historic Department of the Treasury’s Cash Room. The ceremony, led by Mint Chief of Staff Elisa Basnight, kicked off a year-long series […]

By January 13, 20170 Comments Read More →
United States Mint Unveils Historic 2017 High Relief Gold Coin Design

United States Mint Unveils Historic 2017 High Relief Gold Coin Design

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Thursday, January 12, the United States Mint officially unveiled the designs of a 2017 High Relief gold coin that will be released in conjunction with the Mint’s 225th Anniversary celebration. The United States Mint was established in 1792 by an Act of Congress and has since provided the […]

CoinWeek Podcast #37: UnCut Funk: African-American Representation and Money

CoinWeek Podcast #37: UnCut Funk: African-American Representation and Money

CoinWeek Podcast #37: UnCut Funk: African-American Representation and Money Pamela Thomas and Loreen Williamson are co-curators and owners of the Museum of UnCut Funk, the internet’s first virtual museum dedicated to the preservation and celebration of 1970s black culture and all things funky. Drawing from Thomas’ and Williamson’s own personal collections, the Museum provides enthusiasts with a […]

Congressional Gold Medal Presented to 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights Marches Foot Soldiers

Congressional Gold Medal Presented to 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights Marches Foot Soldiers

The Congressional Gold Medal was presented collectively today to the voting rights marchers–known as foot soldiers–who participated in the Selma to Montgomery, Ala., voting rights marches of 1965. The ceremony took place in Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. March 7, 2015, marked the 50th anniversary of the peaceful marches by civil rights […]

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African-Americans on US Coins: Circulating Coins (Part 3)

African-Americans on US Coins: Circulating Coins (Part 3)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   In the past two articles, [Part 1 and Part 2] Hubert and I have catalogued the history of African-American representation on U.S. commemorative coins. But commemorative coinage is a niche product of the Mint and has rarely been widely distributed. Today, very few people outside […]

African-Americans on US Coins: Modern Commemoratives (Part 2)

African-Americans on US Coins: Modern Commemoratives (Part 2)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   Link to Part One Twenty-eight years passed between the last Carver Washington half dollar and the George Washington 250th Birthday half dollar. The purpose, scope, and distribution of commemorative coins under the resurrected program bore no resemblance to that which came before. There were still […]

African-Americans on US Coins: Representation & Discovery (Part 1)

African-Americans on US Coins: Representation & Discovery (Part 1)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   When we sit down to write, we have a few guiding principles. One of our basic assumptions is that the market for modern American coinage is underdeveloped and undervalued. It’s a market full of opportunities for anyone with an eye for value investing and collectors […]

Coinage of Kyrene: A Greek City in Libya

Coinage of Kyrene: A Greek City in Libya

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz….   THE JEBEL AKHDAR OR “GREEN MOUNTAINS” OF LIBYA stretches eastward from Benghazi for a hundred miles (160 km) along the coast. With an average annual rainfall of 15-20 inches (375-500 mm), these limestone hills are the most forested region in North Africa. In ancient times, before centuries […]

 
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