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Classic US Coins – Art and Numismatics

Classic US Coins – Art and Numismatics

Collecting coins based on art is an endless journey and one that should give you a different perspective of the hobby By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Last week I had the pleasure of traveling with a friend to Cornish, New Hampshire on a very interesting numismatic road trip. Cornish, New Hampshire […]

Bela Lyon Pratt Quarter & Half Eagle Gold Coin Book to Debut at ANA World’s Fair

Bela Lyon Pratt Quarter & Half Eagle Gold Coin Book to Debut at ANA World’s Fair

New book on classic Indian Head U.S. gold coins by author of Mexican Beauty: Un Peso Caballito By Allan Schein …..   Author Allan Schein announces the release of his newest numismatic book, The $2½ & $5 Gold Indians of Bela Lyon Pratt. 18 months in the writing this 415-page book contains more than 700 […]

By July 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Silver Coins of the Central American Republic

Silver Coins of the Central American Republic

Silver Coins of the Central American Republic – GUATEMALA. 8 Reales, 1826 News and Analysis of scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #341 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….   The present topic is the CAR silver coins of the independent societies of Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras, those minted under […]

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 […]

CoinWeek Podcast #33: Former CCAC Chairman Gary Marks Discusses Coin Design and the Future of Coins

CoinWeek Podcast #33: Former CCAC Chairman Gary Marks Discusses Coin Design and the Future of Coins

CoinWeek Podcast #33: Former CCAC Chairman Gary Marks Discusses Coin Design and the Future of Coins Former CCAC Chairman Gary Marks is our guest in this 30-minute-plus-long episode of the CoinWeek Podcast. CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan asks Gary the question nearly every collector wants answered: Why were classic coin designs better than what the Mint […]

By June 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Commemorative Coins – Charles Barber’s Influence on the Classic US Commems

Commemorative Coins – Charles Barber’s Influence on the Classic US Commems

By Dan Duncan [Posted with Permission] – Pinnacle-Rarities ……   The works of Charles Barber’s career weren’t fully appreciated until after his death. His coinage was considered pedestrian in contemporary artistic circles. But in fairness to Barber, most of his work was predesignated to one idea or another. His use of classic Greco-Roman motifs has […]

Ancient Greek Coins – Front Facing Portraiture

Ancient Greek Coins – Front Facing Portraiture

 An apparently unique variety (the only specimen known with this magistrate name) of an extremely rare type. By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ……   Undoubtedly the finest specimen known of this wonderful issue bearing one of the finest facing portraits of the Greek coinage. Of extraordinary late Classical style and with a […]

The Coin Analyst – The New “Golden Age” of Modern U.S. Coin Design Revisited: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same?

The Coin Analyst – The New “Golden Age” of Modern U.S. Coin Design Revisited: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   Perhaps few topics are more central to numismatics than the designs that appear on the coins we collect. Some people like to study mintage levels, the physical characteristics of coins and other issues, but at the end of the day it is really all, or at least mostly, […]

U.S. Mint Reveals Designs for 2017 American Platinum Eagle Proof Coin

U.S. Mint Reveals Designs for 2017 American Platinum Eagle Proof Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   In an email dated March 14, Michael White of the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications released the following images of proposed designs for the obverse and reverse of the 2017 20th Anniversary American Eagle Platinum Proof coin. The designs are actually the obverse and reverse from the […]

US Coins – An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

US Coins – An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……   Historical Background The entire run of American coinage received a major overhaul and aesthetic upgrade between 1907 and 1921. Each and every denomination was redesigned, and with the exception of the two-and-a-half and five-dollar gold coins, each had its own unique appearance. These designs were a clear departure from […]

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Marcel Jovine – VIDEO: 6:16.

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Marcel Jovine – VIDEO: 6:16.

Numismatist Ray Herz offers this fascinating look at the career of medallic sculptor Marcel Jovine. Marcel Jovine’s work has appeared on numerous public and private pieces, including medals produced for the American Numismatic Society (ANS) and the Medallic Arts Company, and commemorative coins struck by the U.S. Mint. Watch this video to learn more.     Copyright © […]

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 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 Design and Manufacture on CBS Sunday Morning April 12

Coin Design and Manufacture on CBS Sunday Morning April 12

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Coin design and manufacturing are the subjects of two segments in this week’s CBS Sunday Morning, which airs April 12 at 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). In the first coin-related segment, Anna Werner reports on the “miniature works of art” that are coins, focusing on the artists and engravers […]

By April 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Exonumia of the Week – Two Unsigned Plaster Models for the Jefferson Nickel Competition of 1938

Exonumia of the Week – Two Unsigned Plaster Models for the Jefferson Nickel Competition of 1938

By Dr. Thomas Bush, PhD. – Thomas Bush Numismatics ……   A Treasury Department Art Projects Bulletin, No. 14, of 1938 announced an open competition for the design of the new Jefferson nickel. Although the competition was open to the public, there had been a number of announcements already mailed off to known artists who might […]

By April 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Teenager’s 12-Sided Design to be Used For New £1 Coin

Teenager’s 12-Sided Design to be Used For New £1 Coin

A teenager’s design is set to line millions of pockets and purses across the UK within the next 2 years after the winner of a public competition to design the ‘tails’ side of the new £1 coin was unveiled by the Chancellor today. David Pearce, 15, and a pupil at Queen Mary’s Grammar School in […]

By March 18, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Announces 2015 First Spouse Gold Coin Designs

U.S. Mint Announces 2015 First Spouse Gold Coin Designs

The United States Mint announced the new designs for the 2015 First Spouse Gold Coins today, March 16. The four honorees this year are Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Lady Bird Johnson. Coin design information is below. Bess Truman First Spouse Gold Coin Obverse Designer: United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Master […]

By March 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Ancients: Style an Important Consideration for Ancient Coins

NGC Ancients: Style an Important Consideration for Ancient Coins

By David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients ……   The evaluation of style is paramount to establishing the desirability of an ancient coin To the best of our knowledge, all dies used to strike ancient coins were engraved by hand. There is evidence that hubbing may have been used in the production of some dies […]

Florida Artist Guy Harvey Designs Coin to be Released by Gainesville Coins. VIDEO: 2:20

Florida Artist Guy Harvey Designs Coin to be Released by Gainesville Coins. VIDEO: 2:20

Ron Petracco, Gainesville Coins Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com ……. Florida artist Guy Harvey has designed his first-ever marine coin based featuring the blue marlin. Ron Petracco of Gainesville Coins discusses what coins will be produced, mintages, pricing and other information. Copyright © CoinWeek January 2015 2015  FUN SHOW – Orlando Florida: The Florida United Numismatists […]

National Park Quarter U.S. Mint Coin Design Candidates – 2016 Theodore Roosevelt

National Park Quarter U.S. Mint Coin Design Candidates – 2016 Theodore Roosevelt

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek the following design candidates for the 2016 Theodore Roosevelt America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter. Located in the badlands of western North Dakota, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is an inviting destination for those looking to experience the wide open expanses of the American […]

By September 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Why Did Byzantine Coins Become Cup-Shaped?

Why Did Byzantine Coins Become Cup-Shaped?

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek …. Ancient Coin Series ……   ON MARCH 27, 2014 the US Mint released its first curved coins: five-dollar gold, one-dollar silver and 50-cent copper-nickel clad proof commemoratives celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame.  The reverse shows the stitching of a baseball (convex side), while Cassie […]

Minting Coins: 10th Technical Forum Presentations from Berlin Germany

Minting Coins: 10th Technical Forum Presentations from Berlin Germany

Berlin Germany A supporting program of The 43rd World Money Fair is the 10th Technical Forum international trade conference that took place on February 6th, 2014. The Technical Forum offers presentations detailing the latest developments in technology regarding the minting and production of coins. World mints and industry developers unveil their latest scientific innovations. Below […]

By February 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
A Quick Chat with John Mercanti on the Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proof Coin

A Quick Chat with John Mercanti on the Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proof Coin

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com….   Here on CoinWeek, Louis Golino reported on the recent release of the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle high relief one-ounce silver and gold proof coins by the Perth Mint.  The bullion coins are being offered for sale in the United States by The New York Mint on their […]

The Coin Analyst: Lackluster Girl Scouts Coin Demand Shows Need to Reform U.S. Commemorative Coin Program.

The Coin Analyst: Lackluster Girl Scouts Coin Demand Shows Need to Reform U.S. Commemorative Coin Program.

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… On January 2 U.S. Mint official Tom Jurkowsky, who is director of the Office of Corporate Communications, told numismatic media sources that the Girl Scouts of the USA will not be receiving any surcharges from the sale of Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial commemorative silver dollars. The reason […]

By January 13, 2014 12 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Housekeeping: Summer Edition

Numismatic Housekeeping: Summer Edition

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. O summer, you warmest of seasons! Now that the Fourth of July is just around the corner, it’s time for another round of Numismatic Housekeeping. In this edition, Hubert and I weigh in on the recent high profile sale of the 1971-S Reverse Nixon Proof, wrap up […]

The Coin Analyst: American Liberty Circulating Commemorative Proposal Aims to Revitalize Modern American Coinage

The Coin Analyst: American Liberty Circulating Commemorative Proposal Aims to Revitalize Modern American Coinage

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …..   If there is one idea for improving American coin designs that appears to command a broad consensus among collectors of American coins, it is that the U.S. should mint more coins with images of Liberty on them. That is a recurring them in recommendations from collectors that appear in online forums and […]

United States Mint Opens Baseball Coin Design Competition

United States Mint Opens Baseball Coin Design Competition

The United States Mint today announced the opening of its Baseball Coin Design Competition that will culminate in the Department of the Treasury’s selection of the image for the obverse (heads side) of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins. On hand for the launch announcement in the Russell Senate Office Building were […]

By April 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Palladium Eagle’s Future Uncertain Following Release of Report to Congress

The Coin Analyst: Palladium Eagle’s Future Uncertain Following Release of Report to Congress

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …..   On March 1, the U.S. Mint delivered to the Senate Banking Committee and House Committee on Financial Services a marketing study prepared by the CPM Group on the feasibility of minting American Eagle coins made of palladium. The report was completed at the end of August, but additional […]

Coin Making With ArtCAM 2012 – The Peacock Coin

Coin Making With ArtCAM 2012 – The Peacock Coin

Delcam Plc recently presented at the World Money Fair’s technical forum to demonstrate some of the latest design and manufacturing technology that can be employed by mints to create coinage. As part of the presentation they showed the process of creating the ArtCAM peacock coin, created in their new CADCAM software, ArtCAM 2012. Here you […]

By March 8, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: John Mercanti’s Silver Eagle Guidebook

The Coin Analyst: John Mercanti’s Silver Eagle Guidebook

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… John Mercanti, who served as the U.S. Mint’s 12th Chief Engraver until his retirement in 2010, holds the distinction of having designed more U.S. coins and medals than any other employee of the Mint in its 220-year history. In his new book for Whitman Publishing, American Silver Eagles: A […]

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