Tag: circulating coinage

Philadelphia Mint Quietly Releases 2017-P Lincoln Cent

Philadelphia Mint Quietly Releases 2017-P Lincoln Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… One of the most important U.S. coins in numismatic history entered circulation over the past several days, and barely anyone noticed – at first, anyway. The 2017-P Lincoln cent became the first-ever United States one-cent coin to bear Philadelphia’s “P” mintmark. The coin, which has already been discovered in […]

Lincoln Cent Roll Searching: What I Found in a $25 Box of Pennies

Lincoln Cent Roll Searching: What I Found in a $25 Box of Pennies

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Searching through $25 worth of penny rolls is like going on a treasure hunt right from the comfort of your own home. For $25, you can pick up a box of 2,500 pennies from your bank and dive in on the pursuit of finding Lincoln wheat cents, Indian […]

The $1,000 Kennedy Half Dollar Roll Search

The $1,000 Kennedy Half Dollar Roll Search

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   For the past seven years, I had longed for the opportunity to pore through a bank box of half dollars to look for old and valuable coins. I’ve heard and read the stories for years about fellow collectors who had found silver half dollars, Franklin and Walking Liberty […]

Royal Mint Reflects Pioneering British Spirit with New UK Coin Designs for 2017

Royal Mint Reflects Pioneering British Spirit with New UK Coin Designs for 2017

The Royal Mint has unveiled the new coin designs for 2017 – with a strong pioneering theme linking them all. These are the themes that will not only appear in circulation in pockets and purses in the UK, but will also be available in annual coin sets in precious metal and base proof finishes. The […]

CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The medal detective Few things mean as much to soldiers as their medals. But if the medals get lost, how do they find their way home? That’s where Major Zachariah Fike comes in… 2.) All India coin in India-1940-1965 3.) Falkirk’s […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 23, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 23, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 23, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Q&A: James Halperin How did a pair of college dropouts who were business rivals come together to form what is now the third largest US-auction house with annual sales in excess of $860,000? Our merger occurred in 1982 when the coin […]

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Central Bank of Venezuela Introduces New Banknotes & Coins

Central Bank of Venezuela Introduces New Banknotes & Coins

By Central Bank of Venezuela …..   “We have six new bills Bs.500 of Bs.1000, Bs.2000, Bs.5.000, Bs.10.000 and Bs.20.000; and coins Bs.10, Bs.50 and Bs.100 that will coexist with the current and be incorporated from December 15, progressively, for the benefit of the general population,” said the president of the Central Bank of Venezuela […]

By December 19, 20160 Comments Read More →
Royal Australian Mint – Exhibit Explores Work of Designer Stuart Devlin

Royal Australian Mint – Exhibit Explores Work of Designer Stuart Devlin

By Royal Australian Mint ….. The highly anticipated exhibition exploring the masterly work of Stuart Devlin AO, “The Designer with the Midas Touch”, has now officially opened to the public at the Royal Australian Mint. Featuring stunning pieces created by the most prolific goldsmith and silversmith of our time, the exhibition sees richness and romance […]

By December 16, 20160 Comments Read More →
World Coin News – Sweden Replaces Coins with Smaller, Lighter Versions

World Coin News – Sweden Replaces Coins with Smaller, Lighter Versions

By Sveriges Riksbank ….   In October the Riksbank began issuing new 1, 2 and 5-krona coins to replace the older coins. The changeover is expected to lead to more efficient cash management and less environmental impact. Moreover, the new coins are nickel-free. The new 1-, 2- and 5-krona coins that we began issuing on […]

By December 13, 20161 Comments Read More →
Bank of Malta Issues Kid-Themed Commemorative €2 Coin

Bank of Malta Issues Kid-Themed Commemorative €2 Coin

By Central Bank of Malta ……   On 5 December 2016 the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin under a new program entitled ‘From Children in Solidarity’, with the first theme being ‘Solidarity through Love’. This is an initiative between the Central Bank of Malta, the Ministry for Education and Employment, […]

By December 12, 20160 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: What Are Your 50 State Quarters Worth Now?

The Coin Analyst: What Are Your 50 State Quarters Worth Now?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Has it really been nearly 20 years since the 50 State Quarters program kicked off? Time has certainly flown since the Delaware quarter marked the first installment, yet these popular coins still show up with some frequency. Between January 1, 1999 and November 3, 2008, the United States […]

World Currency News – Seychelles to Release New Family of Banknotes, Coins

World Currency News – Seychelles to Release New Family of Banknotes, Coins

By Central Bank of Seychelles….   The Central Bank of Seychelles will launch a new family of banknotes and coins to commemorate 40 years of Seychelles’ Independence, with the theme “Seychelles’ Unique Biodiversity – the backbone of our economy”. The project which started in 2012 is in its final stage and the issuance is scheduled […]

By November 28, 20160 Comments Read More →
Classic US Coins – The Last Wheat Cent

Classic US Coins – The Last Wheat Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …..   When the Lincoln wheat cents of 1958 were struck by the United States Mint, few individuals knew the coins would represent the end of a 50-year tradition. Collectors had little reason to suspect that the Lincoln cent, which had remained virtually unchanged since its debut in 1909, was […]

U.S. Mint Launches 35th America the Beautiful Quarter in South Carolina

U.S. Mint Launches 35th America the Beautiful Quarter in South Carolina

On Thursday, November 17, the United States Mint joined the National Park Service to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) in South Carolina. The coin’s reverse depicts Sergeant William Jasper returning the regimental flag to the ramparts while under attack from British ships. “This new coin […]

By November 18, 20160 Comments Read More →
NGC – Chinese Coins: The Last Palace

NGC – Chinese Coins: The Last Palace

2016 is the 150th anniversary of Sun Yat-sen’s birth and the People’s Republic of China has just released three coins to commemorate this event By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   It feels like a train station. We weave though the milling crowd in the ticket office lobby. The glass barrier between the […]

World Coin News – Latvia Dedicates 2 Euro Commemorative to Vidzeme

World Coin News – Latvia Dedicates 2 Euro Commemorative to Vidzeme

By Bank of Latvia ….   On 15 November 2016, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to Vidzeme. This coin, featuring the coat of arms of Vidzeme, is the first one in the series of 2 euro commemorative coins dedicated to Latvia’s cultural and historical regions. It is […]

By November 15, 20160 Comments Read More →
World Coins- Portugal Issues New €2.50 Barcelos Figures Collector Coin

World Coins- Portugal Issues New €2.50 Barcelos Figures Collector Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal …..   The Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) will put a cupronickel-alloy collector coin into circulation from 15 November 2016 entitled ‘O Figurado de Barcelos’ (Barcelos sculpted figures), within the ‘Portuguese Ethnography’ series. The coins have a face value of €2.50. The new circulating commemoratives will be distributed […]

By November 15, 20160 Comments Read More →
Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Ft. Moultrie at Ft. Sumter National Monument Quarter

Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Ft. Moultrie at Ft. Sumter National Monument 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 […]

U.S. Mint to Launch Fort Moultrie Quarter Nov. 17

U.S. Mint to Launch Fort Moultrie Quarter Nov. 17

What: The United States Mint will launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) in South Carolina on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. (ET). The ceremony will culminate with a coin exchange, where the public can trade cash for $10 rolls of newly-minted Fort Moultrie (Fort […]

By November 8, 20160 Comments Read More →
France 2016 François Mitterrand Centennial 2 Euro Coin

France 2016 François Mitterrand Centennial 2 Euro Coin

Description: The François Mitterrand France 2 Euro Centennial coin honors the Socialist Party icon who became the longest-serving president of France. Mitterrand led France from 1981 through 1995 and was the first president elected under the French Fifth Republic, a semi-presidential political system that was established in 1958 and is based on the republican constitution […]

CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016 Canada 150 1.) Royal Canadian Mint unveils its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series featuring the work of five Canadians selected by popular vote to design the tails side of the […]

Pound No Longer ‘Round’: Businesses Get Ready for Historic New £1 Coin

Pound No Longer ‘Round’: Businesses Get Ready for Historic New £1 Coin

A new campaign to support retailers and other major businesses to prepare for the historic new £1 coin has been launched On November 1 a new website went live – as part of the ‘Is your business ready campaign?’ – that provides businesses with materials aimed to support them in their preparation for the new […]

Malta Issues 2 Euro Commemorative Coin – Ġgantija Temples

Malta Issues 2 Euro Commemorative Coin – Ġgantija Temples

By Central Bank of Malta ……   Series of coins depicting Malta’s prehistoric monuments On 22 September 2016, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin depicting the Ġgantija temples. The coin reverse shows the common €2 side while the obverse (national side) shows a representation of the Ġgantija temples. The coin […]

By September 27, 20160 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Continues to Generate Profits in 2nd Quarter 2016

Royal Canadian Mint Continues to Generate Profits in 2nd Quarter 2016

With its diversified businesses maintaining profitability, the Royal Canadian Mint remains on track to achieve its financial goals for the current fiscal year after announcing consolidated revenues of $1.54 billion and consolidated profit before taxes of $25.3 million in its 2016 Second Quarter Financial Report. Strong bullion sales continued to drive revenues, though these were […]

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils 2016 Lucky Loonie Circulation Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils 2016 Lucky Loonie Circulation Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint is paying tribute to all Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes competing in the Rio 2016 Summer Games by launching the 2016 Lucky Loonie, Canada’s latest commemorative circulation coin. The coin was part of the celebration program at the Canadian Olympic Beach Party held at Toronto’s Woodbine Beach in honour of Team […]

Bank of Lithuania Issues 2 Euro Coin Dedicated to Baltic Culture

Bank of Lithuania Issues 2 Euro Coin Dedicated to Baltic Culture

By Bank of Lithuania ….   The national side of the 2-euro commemorative coin, issued into circulation on April 4 by the Bank of Lithuania, bears one of the most salient symbols of Baltic culture — an amber disc-amulet. The new coin was presented to the public at the Palanga Amber Museum. “These Lithuanian coins, […]

Business Profitability in 2015 Reinforces Royal Canadian Mint’s Future

Business Profitability in 2015 Reinforces Royal Canadian Mint’s Future

The Royal Canadian Mint once again demonstrated strong business performance in 2015 thanks to excellent bullion and numismatics sales. Though a $65.5 million non-cash impairment charge resulting from lower than anticipated future cash flows from the Mint’s circulation businesses offset profits, the Mint broke even in 2015. Strong cash generation from operations also allowed the […]

Guest Commentary – Harvey Stack: Cents and Nonsense

Guest Commentary – Harvey Stack: Cents and Nonsense

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   The United States Mint has announced that they are considering stopping the issuance of cents, often called pennies, because of the cost to make them. Since that announcement, the cost of copper has dropped on the world metal markets and it led me to think that […]

World Coin News – Proposed Budget May Eliminate Australian 5 Cent Coin

World Coin News – Proposed Budget May Eliminate Australian 5 Cent Coin

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The federal budget that Treasurer Scott Morrison presented to the Australian House of Representatives earlier today (Tuesday, May 3) may bring an official end to the production of five-cent coins by the Royal Australian Mint. If this proves to be the case, the elimination of Australia’s smallest-denominated coin […]

Modern US Coins – Where Have All the 50 State Quarters Gone?

Modern US Coins – Where Have All the 50 State Quarters Gone?

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Over the years the United States Mint has issued many commemorative coins. There are the “Classic” commemoratives that were struck between 1892 and 1954. There are the Bicentennial coins of 1776, featuring special reverse designs for the quarter, half dollar and dollar. And, starting in 1983, […]

 
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