Tag: Modern Coins

CoinWeek Podcast #49: Q&A with U.S. Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson

CoinWeek Podcast #49: Q&A with U.S. Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson

CoinWeek Podcast #49: Q&A with U.S. Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Rhett Jeppson is the Principal Deputy Director of the United States Mint, a position he has held since January 2015. President Barack Obama nominated […]

By December 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
US Coins – What’s up with the 1969 Quarter? The Key Date You Didn’t Know About

US Coins – What’s up with the 1969 Quarter? The Key Date You Didn’t Know About

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker …..   Walter Breen doesn’t mention it, and in A Guide Book of Washington and State Quarters (Whitman, 2006), Q. David Bowers offers up the generic (“Cherrypicking for quality is advised”), and the baffling (“In this era plastic holders … were a popular way to display sets of coins, […]

By November 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Modern Coin News – Are You Ready for Some Football… Coins?

Modern Coin News – Are You Ready for Some Football… Coins?

By CoinWeek Staff Reports …..   Earlier this week, ModernCoinMart announced the launch of a new two-coin commemorative program honoring the sport of American football. One, a silver 1-ounce coin with a legal tender face value of $25. The other, a gold 1-ounce coin with a legal tender face value of $200. The coins, struck […]

By November 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #45: Can the U.S. Mint Compete in the Current Coin Climate & The 2016 Election’s Effect on Gold

CoinWeek Podcast #45: Can the U.S. Mint Compete in the Current Coin Climate & The 2016 Election’s Effect on Gold

CoinWeek Podcast #45: Can the U.S. Mint Compete in the Current Coin Climate & The 2016 Election’s Effect on Gold Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. This week, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan talks with 2012 Harry Forman National Coin Dealer of the […]

CoinWeek Podcast #44:The 2016 Centennial Gold Coin Program – An Analysis

CoinWeek Podcast #44:The 2016 Centennial Gold Coin Program – An Analysis

CoinWeek Podcast #44:The 2016 Centennial Gold Coin Program – An Analysis Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan takes a look at the 2016 Centennial Gold Coin Program from the United States Mint and offers his insights as to the […]

By October 21, 2016 3 Comments Read More →
World Mints : Some silver coins you may not have considered but should.

World Mints : Some silver coins you may not have considered but should.

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   The World Mints produce a variety of Silver Coins for collectors and investors. Silver hasn’t served as a regular medium of exchange in any nation for more than 40 years, which means much of what is currently being struck is focused on rounds and bars for investors in the metal. Here’s the […]

By October 17, 2016 0 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 […]

By October 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part II)

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part II)

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …..   Read Part I Here 7.) Are there particular modern world coin series or coins of a specific country or theme that tend to sell better than others? “Yes, well designed modern world coins and really topical series tend to sell well. These are almost always based on history, […]

More Thoughts on Modern Coins: A Reader Writes

More Thoughts on Modern Coins: A Reader Writes

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about Eisenhower dollars and the way they’re treated in the Redbook. The column made the rounds of the editorial boards of several coin magazines, Whitman Publishing (who want you to know that the “Professional Edition” of the Redbook does include […]

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part I)

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part I)

By Louis Golino for Coin Week Ola Borgejordet is the founder and owner of Royal Scandinavian Mint (http://www.rsmint.com), a Salt Lake City, Utah company that specializes in modern world coins from almost 50 countries. It is the official North American representative for the Mints of Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Iceland. RSM carries the full […]

By August 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #35: Modern Coin Market Roundtable with Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez

CoinWeek Podcast #35: Modern Coin Market Roundtable with Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez

CoinWeek Podcast #35: Modern Coin Market Roundtable with Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez CoinWeek contributing writer Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez sits down with Charles Morgan at the summer FUN show to discuss what he sees happening in the modern coin market. Topics discussed: the first spouse gold coin series, U.S. olympic coins, and how spot prices effect numismatic premiums on […]

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 →
Stories Of Bravery and Celebration: Royal Canadian Mint June Collector Coin Releases

Stories Of Bravery and Celebration: Royal Canadian Mint June Collector Coin Releases

100th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel, Canadian Paramedics and innovative Maple Leaf Maze coins among notable products In launching its latest numismatic catalogue, the Royal Canadian Mint is issuing a fine silver coin to remind Canadians that this year’s celebration of Canada Day is also a time to remember the brave Newfoundlanders who fell […]

Russia Issues Latest Architectural Monument Commemorative Coin

Russia Issues Latest Architectural Monument Commemorative Coin

By Bank of Russia ……   On June 14, the Bank of Russia releases into circulation a 25-ruble silver commemorative coin honoring the “Russian Parnassus” – Museum-Estate Ostafyevo – as part of the Architectural Monuments of Russia commemorative coin series. The coin contains 155.5 grams of .925 fine silver, and is catalog number 5115 -0119 […]

By June 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: 2015’s Most Profitable Modern Coins

The Coin Analyst: 2015’s Most Profitable Modern Coins

When it comes to modern coins, both U.S. and world issues, the goal of purchasing coins that will perform well in the secondary market is a key incentive for many buyers By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   Coin collecting is best understood as a hobby that rewards the collector mainly in non-monetary ways, but […]

Profiles in Coinage: 2016-W Mercury Dime Gold Coin

Profiles in Coinage: 2016-W Mercury Dime Gold Coin

This CoinWeek Video is sponsored by Minshull Trading. The United States Mint pays homage to three classic 20th-century coin designs in 2016, starting with a 24-karat gold remake of Adolph Weinman’s Winged Liberty dime, also known as the Mercury dime. In this CoinWeek video, we detail the release, describe some differences between the new coin […]

Austria 2002 Austria Through the Ages: Prince Eugen of Savoy 20 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2002 Austria Through the Ages: Prince Eugen of Savoy 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The sixth issue of the Austrian Mint’s “Austria Through the Ages” coin series features the Baroque Period, an era in Western European art that lasted from approximately 1600 through 1750. One of the nation’s leading figures during this period was Prince Eugen of Savoy. Eugen was born in Paris on October 18, 1663 and […]

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, […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Making The Transition from Coin Investor to Coin Collector

Coin Collecting Strategies – Making The Transition from Coin Investor to Coin Collector

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……….   How does a person move from being a bullion investor to a collector? It’s not an either/or choice, as both options can be pursued simultaneously. Genuine concern about the declining value of the dollar is what normally motivates investors to purchase gold and silver. The beaming luster, various […]

By February 29, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Choosing a Key Date Clad Roosevelt Dime

Choosing a Key Date Clad Roosevelt Dime

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com ….   We are 47 years into the clad era and the dust is yet to settle. Even though there’s a lot of action to be had, it seems the hobby as a whole can give the clad era one great big shrug of the shoulders. We […]

The Coin Analyst – The Trio of 2016 Liberty Centennial Gold Coins Likely to Remain in Demand for Years

The Coin Analyst – The Trio of 2016 Liberty Centennial Gold Coins Likely to Remain in Demand for Years

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …. *Updated to include remarks by former CCAC Chairman Gary Marks. My CoinWeek colleague, Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez, recently wrote about the upcoming Liberty centennial gold coins that will be issued to honor the 100th anniversary of the release of the Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter, and Walking Liberty half dollar in […]

By January 28, 2016 6 Comments Read More →
New PCGS VP Excited About Modern Coins and Planned 2016 U.S. Mint Commem Program

New PCGS VP Excited About Modern Coins and Planned 2016 U.S. Mint Commem Program

The United States Mint’s plans for creation of gold coins in 2016 based on classic silver coin designs issued a century earlier could spark a resurgence in the popularity of modern commemoratives, according to Mark Stephenson, Vice President of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). “2016 is looking like it will be a bounce back year […]

By January 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #9: 1982 Lincoln Cent Provides Collectors with Challenges, Rewards – Audio: 8:42

CoinWeek Podcast #9: 1982 Lincoln Cent Provides Collectors with Challenges, Rewards – Audio: 8:42

The CoinWeek Podcast is proudly sponsored by Professional Coin Grading Service. Visit www.pcgs.com to give the gift of collecting. Think all modern coins are boring? Think there’s nothing of value in your pocket change? If you do, you might be missing out on a number of rare varieties. In this edition of the CoinWeek Podcast, […]

By December 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
American Silver Eagle Year-End Market Wrap-Up: The 1990s

American Silver Eagle Year-End Market Wrap-Up: The 1990s

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek IQ….   Hi folks, and welcome to the latest installment of CoinWeek’s American Silver Eagle Price Guide Analysis. In this article, we cover Proof and Bullion Silver Eagles from 1990-1999 certified by NGC and PCGS. Our analysis of Silver Eagles from the 1980s can be found here. You […]

NGC Signs Coin Designer and Ex US Mint Chief Engraver  John M. Mercanti to Exclusive  Signature Label Deal

NGC Signs Coin Designer and Ex US Mint Chief Engraver John M. Mercanti to Exclusive Signature Label Deal

John M. Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint, has agreed to individually hand sign certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). The most famous US coin engraver of the modern era, Mercanti is best known as the designer of the reverse of the extremely popular American Silver Eagle coin. Mercanti was […]

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 2

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 2

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Please click here to read Part One of this Article …… Collectors with a “hard money” mentality who want to go beyond familiar series such as the American Silver Eagle and Canadian Maple Leaf have a growing number of options when it comes to one-ounce silver pieces. It could […]

By December 14, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #6: Philip Diehl Talks State Quarters, the Susan B. Anthony Dollar, and the Sacagawea Dollar – Audio: 10:38

CoinWeek Podcast #6: Philip Diehl Talks State Quarters, the Susan B. Anthony Dollar, and the Sacagawea Dollar – Audio: 10:38

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan spoke with Philip N. Diehl at the 2014 ANA World’s Fair of Money and asked the former U.S. Mint Director a series of in-depth questions about his role in the creation of several major U.S. coin programs. Discussed in detail in this podcast: The 50 State Quarters Program, The surprise 1999 […]

By December 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #4: CoinWeek: It’s Time for the United States to Eliminate the Cent – Audio: 6:12

CoinWeek Podcast #4: CoinWeek: It’s Time for the United States to Eliminate the Cent – Audio: 6:12

Former Director of the United States Mint Philip N. Diehl believes that the one cent coin has outlived its usefulness. The last time the one cent coin became too costly to make, the mint changed the coin’s composition, replacing copper with zinc. That was in 1982. A recent Mint study found that no change in […]

By December 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint to Commemorate Anniversary of Iconic Designs with New US Gold Coins

U.S. Mint to Commemorate Anniversary of Iconic Designs with New US Gold Coins

The United States Mint announced today that it will strike and issue coins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of three iconic coin designs first issued in 1916: the “Winged Liberty” dime, the “Standing Liberty” quarter, and the “Walking Liberty” half-dollar. All three coins will be manufactured from .9999 fine, 24-karat gold. To approximate the 1916 […]

By November 11, 2015 4 Comments Read More →
QA Check’s James Sego Discusses Quality of Lyndon Johnson Coin & Chronicles Set – Video: 3:10

QA Check’s James Sego Discusses Quality of Lyndon Johnson Coin & Chronicles Set – Video: 3:10

The Lyndon B. Johnson Coin & Chronicles Set was released in late October by the U.S. Mint. The set, which included a Reverse Proof Johnson dollar and a Johnson silver medal, sold out within hours. CoinWeek catches up with QA Check President and Senior Grader James Sego to ask about the quality of the coins […]

By November 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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