Tag: Coin Profile
Description: The Lincoln cent is the United States’ longest serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. Its elegant sculptural design served as the vanguard of a new wave of American coin art. And while the golden era of American coin design is most associated with medallic artist and […]
Description: The Japan Mint is honoring the 47 Prefectures of Japan with a colorful 1,000 Yen Silver Coin Series. The history and beauty of each prefecture is captured in full color on the coin’s obverse, while each coin’s reverse features a beautifully engraved design emblematic of the 47 prefectures. The Japan Mint allocates up to […]
Description: Born in Switzerland but better known as a leading figure behind the French modernist architecture movement, Le Corbusier (1887-1965) freed French architecture from its traditional forms and rejected what to him was the unnecessary ornamentation of the Beaux Arts School. Le Corbusier was a free-thinker and visionary. An early pioneer in urban planning, Le Corbusier sought to […]
Description: The Presidential Dollar Coin Act (Public Law 109-145) was passed into law on December 22, 2005. The Act compelled the Secretary of the Treasury to “mint coins in commemoration of each of the Nation’s past Presidents and their spouses, respectively, to improve circulation of the $1 coin, [and] to create a new bullion […]
By Greg Cohen – Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins at Stack’s Bowers…. Every once in a while, a previously unknown cache of coins that yields a new discovery surprises the numismatic market. Sometimes a new variety or date in a series is uncovered or the census of known examples and their grades is […]
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #266 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. The focus here is on the 1833 Capped Bust half dime in the Pogue Collection, a small five-cent silver coin that was formerly in the epic type set […]
At the time of his death–with a total estate valued at more than $40 million–his coin collection was valued at an estimated $5 million, along with a stamp collection worth $3.5 million.