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Joel Iskowitz Joins NGC Hand-Signed Labels Program

Joel Iskowitz Joins NGC Hand-Signed Labels Program

His designs have been selected for more than 50 US coins and medals Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that Joel Iskowitz, a prolific designer and of coins and medals worldwide and one of the few living artists to have his artwork displayed in the US Capitol, the Pentagon and the White House, will individually […]

CoinWeek Podcast #55: Good Coin Design with Austrian Mint Engraver Helmut Andexlinger

CoinWeek Podcast #55: Good Coin Design with Austrian Mint Engraver Helmut Andexlinger

CoinWeek Podcast #55: The Value of a Great Coin Photograph with Phil Arnold Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. What are the elements of good coin design? And why, according to some collectors, are recent technological developments in the minting industry making coin […]

By February 13, 20170 Comments Read More →
Historic RittenhouseTown to Honor John Mercanti, 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint

Historic RittenhouseTown to Honor John Mercanti, 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint

John Mercanti will receive the David Rittenhouse Award for his decades of service and outstanding work as the 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint Calling John Mercanti an “important but somewhat unsung American artist,” the Board of Directors of Historic RittenhouseTown located in Fairmount Park, will be awarding the 2017 David Rittenhouse Award at […]

Certified Coins – US Mint Master Designer Thomas S. Cleveland Signs Exclusive PCGS Signature Deal

Certified Coins – US Mint Master Designer Thomas S. Cleveland Signs Exclusive PCGS Signature Deal

Thomas S. Cleveland, an original Master Designer from the United States Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program (AIP), has signed an exclusive insert label signature deal with Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). Best known for the reverse design of the 2007 American Platinum Eagle, Cleveland carries design credits for 15 different U.S. Mint coins and medals. “This […]

By January 26, 20171 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By December 30, 20160 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #42: Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz on the State of Modern Coins – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #42: Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz on the State of Modern Coins – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #42: Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz on the State of Modern Coins Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Joel Iskowitz is a prolific designer of U.S. coins, having served in the U.S. Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program since 2003. In this special […]

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 […]

The Engraver’s Art: Coin Design and Die Preparation at the Austrian Mint

The Engraver’s Art: Coin Design and Die Preparation at the Austrian Mint

In January 2016, the Austrian Mint gave CoinWeek unprecedented access to the inner workings of their state-of-the art coining facility. In this video, we get a close-up look at the process that the Austrian Mint’s engravers undertake to make award-winning collector and bullion coins. We get a sneak preview of two of the Austrian Mint’s 2016 commemorative designs. Finally, […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Charles L. Vickers

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Charles L. Vickers

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Charles L. Vickers Charles L. Vickers is a sculptor-engraver who worked for the United States Mint from 2003 through 2016, creating medals, coins and coin designs. His varied career began in the United States Army, where he served from 1957 through 1959 on a tour of duty with the 101st Airborne […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Percy Metcalfe

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Percy Metcalfe

English coin designer Percy Metcalfe (1895-1970) studied art and sculpture before volunteering for military service at the outset of World War I. Despite sustaining a serious injury during his service, Metcalfe resumed his career as an artist. His work began to receive national acclaim in early 1920s. His harp design bested a stiff competition to […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Susan Gamble

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Susan Gamble

Susan Gamble was an artist and coin designer, whose work for the United States Mint spanned two-decades. Before her death in 2015, Gamble executed more than two-dozen successful coin and medal designs. Born in Lynchburg, Virginia, Susan Gamble grew up in nearby Danville. She studied painting and graduated with a fine arts degree from Virginia […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Luc Luycx

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Luc Luycx

Lucy Luycx (born April 11, 1958) is a Belgian coin designer and computer engineer, who is best known in numismatic circles for being the designer of the common side of the euro coinage. His initials are represented on the coins by an overlapping LL monogram.   CoinWeek Coin Profiles: The Designs of Luc Luycx 2015 Austria […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Bernd Wendhut

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Bernd Wendhut

German artist Bernd Wendhut has designed a number of circulating and commemorative coin designs for Germany.   CoinWeek Coin Profiles: The Designs of Yvette Gastauer-Claire 2015 Germany 2015 25 Years of Unity 25 Euro Silver Coin  

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 6th Numismatic Catalogue of 2015

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 6th Numismatic Catalogue of 2015

The spirit of sports and pop culture stand out on the Mint’s newest collector coins The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a variety of stunning coins to begin the summer season, starting with the fine silver and gold plated coins celebrating the Toronto 2015™ Pan Am/ParaPan Am Games, as well as a new flight of […]

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 © […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Marcel Jovine

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Marcel Jovine

Marcel Jovine (1921 – January 20, 2003). Born in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy. Attended Italian Military Academy. During World War II, Jovine served in the Italian Army and was captured by allied forces. He was interned at a Prisoner of War Camp in Pennsylvania. After the war, he immigrated to the United States and married. He […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: John Flanagan

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: John Flanagan

The Washington quarter’s iconic Houdin-inspired portrait of America’s first president was the work of sculptor John Flanagan. While Flanagan’s quarter design was his only executed coin design, he did receive several government commissions, including the Department of Agriculture’s World War (I) Memorial, the Rotunda Clock at the Library of Congress, and the Verdun Medal.   […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Joel Iskowitz

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Joel Iskowitz

CoinWeek Podcast #42: Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz on the State of Modern Coins Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Joel Iskowitz (August 15, 1946- ) joined the United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program in 2005 and currently holds the title of Master […]

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 […]

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 […]

Commemorative Coins: Cassie McFarland’s Glove Design a Perfect Fit

Commemorative Coins: Cassie McFarland’s Glove Design a Perfect Fit

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ………..   There’s something about an old ball glove. That’s the sentiment behind San Luis Obispo, California-based artist Cassie McFarland’s last-minute entry in the Mint’s baseball coin design competition, held earlier this year. Her winning design, entitled “A Hand Full of Gold”, will serve as the common […]

 
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