Tag: Modern US Coins

U.S. Mint Continues to Surprise with 2017-S American Silver Eagle in New Congratulations Set

U.S. Mint Continues to Surprise with 2017-S American Silver Eagle in New Congratulations Set

By CoinWeek News Staff …… Earlier in the week, PCGS tipped off CoinWeek regarding the U.S. Mint’s latest surprise release – the 2017-S American Silver Eagle Proof Coin, available in the upcoming 2017 Congratulations Set, available April 4. A Mint press release later confirmed the information we received Monday. While this is not the first time […]

New Commemorative Coin Proposals Celebrate 1st Infantry Centennial, National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

New Commemorative Coin Proposals Celebrate 1st Infantry Centennial, National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Two new commemorative coin bills have been introduced recently into the United States Congress: Army 1st Infantry Division Centennial The Duty First Act (H.R. 1582) was introduced by Representative Steve Russell (R-OK5) on March 16. The bill authorizes the Treasury Department (and, by extension, the Mint) to produce a […]

NGC Certifies Dramatic New Kennedy Half Dollar Variety

NGC Certifies Dramatic New Kennedy Half Dollar Variety

Proof Coin Reveals One Style of Mintmark Punched over Another Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a newly discovered variety for the popular Kennedy Half Dollar series. Submitted for attribution under NGC’s VarietyPlus Service by Florida dealer Bob Ryan, it was at first suspected to be a normal “S” mintmark punched over an inverted impression […]

A $20,000 Franklin Half Dollar? You Bet! Auction Ends Tonight.

A $20,000 Franklin Half Dollar? You Bet! Auction Ends Tonight.

By CoinWeek …..   On the evening of March 26, David Lawrence Rare Coins will sell a modern certified coin for a price approaching $20,000 USD. The coin is a Franklin half dollar – in Proof -that was issued two years into the production of the short-lived series. Franklin half dollars were minted between 1948-1963. […]

2017 United States Mint Proof Set Available March 29

2017 United States Mint Proof Set Available March 29

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 United States Mint Proof Set (product code 17RG) on March 29 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This set includes the following coins with the “S” mintmark of the United States Mint at San Francisco: Five America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins honoring Effigy Mounds […]

U.S. Mint Releases Mockup Images of 2017 Palladium American Eagle Bullion Coin

U.S. Mint Releases Mockup Images of 2017 Palladium American Eagle Bullion Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   One of the items on the agenda for the March 15 meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) was to have been the review of designs for the 2017 American Eagle Palladium bullion coin – the first palladium coin ever to be produced by the United States Mint. […]

CoinWeek Podcast #59: PCGS’ Mark Stephenson on the State of the Market

CoinWeek Podcast #59: PCGS’ Mark Stephenson on the State of the Market

CoinWeek Podcast #59: PCGS’ Mark Stephenson on the State of the Market Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) VP Mark Stephenson sits down for an in-depth conversation about the state […]

Sales Open Today for 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coins

Sales Open Today for 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coins

The United States Mint will open sales for product options in the 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Program today (March 9) at noon Eastern Time (ET). Product options and their prices are as follows: Products containing gold coins will be priced according to the Mint’s 2017 Pricing of Numismatic and Commemorative Gold and Platinum […]

CoinWeek IQ: U.S. Mint Medallic Sculptor Joseph Menna Talks Modern Coin Design – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: U.S. Mint Medallic Sculptor Joseph Menna Talks Modern Coin Design – 4K Video

Joseph Menna is a a medallic sculptor at the United States Mint. If you’ve spent a Lincoln cent struck since 2010, you have spent a coin that Menna has sculpted. Beyond the reverse of the Shield cent, he has designed or engraved dozens of coins and medals for the U.S. Mint, including the George Washington and […]

Domed Commemorative Naismith Basketball Coin Bill Reintroduced to Congress

Domed Commemorative Naismith Basketball Coin Bill Reintroduced to Congress

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 1235), commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Basketball Hall of Fame, was reintroduced to the United States House of Representatives by Richard Neal (D-MA1) on February 27, 2017. Mr. Neal had introduced a previous version of the […]

CoinWeek Podcast #58: Hubert Walker on Kareem, Coins, CCAC, and Congress

CoinWeek Podcast #58: Hubert Walker on Kareem, Coins, CCAC, and Congress

CoinWeek Podcast #58: Hubert Walker on Kareem, Coins, CCAC, and Congress – Audio Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, CoinWeek Assistant Editor Hubert Walker stops by and talks about Kareem Abdul-Jabaar’s first CCAC (Citizens Coinage […]

Modern US Coins – CCAC to Discuss American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin March 15

Modern US Coins – CCAC to Discuss American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin March 15

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 March 15, 2017. Date: March 15, 2017. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST Location: Conference Room A&B, United States Mint, 801 9th Street NW., Washington, DC 20220. Interested members of […]

United States 1969-S Lincoln Memorial Cent

United States 1969-S Lincoln Memorial Cent

Description: The 1969-S Lincoln Memorial cent is collected by many people for many reasons. Among Lincoln cent enthusiasts, the 1969-S Lincoln cent is, at the very least, coveted for its merits as a business-strike and Proof issue produced by the San Francisco Mint and serves as a necessary addition to a date-and-mintmark series collection. For […]

Return to Bicentennial Coinage: Silver Business Strike Edition

Return to Bicentennial Coinage: Silver Business Strike Edition

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   One of the first pieces that we wrote for CoinWeek discussed Bicentennial quarters. In it, we discussed the nuances of the issue, from strike to Mint State grade distribution of the P- and D-mint coins by PCGS and NGC. We also questioned whether the coin […]

Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful Uncirculated 5 Ounce Silver Coin Available March 7

Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful Uncirculated 5 Ounce Silver Coin Available March 7

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2017 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin-Effigy Mounds National Monument (product code 17AJ) on March 7 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin’s reverse design depicts an aerial view of mounds in the Marching Bear Group. Inscriptions are “EFFIGY MOUNDS,” “IOWA,” “2017,” and “E […]

United States Mint Opens Sales for 2017 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins Today

United States Mint Opens Sales for 2017 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins Today

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for 2017 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on March 2 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Available product options are as follows: Each coin is sealed in a protective capsule and packaged in a handsome, satin-lined velvet presentation case, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. There is no […]

US & Canadian Coins – Circulation Finds On Both Sides of the Border

US & Canadian Coins – Circulation Finds On Both Sides of the Border

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   This morning I received 43 cents in change following a breakfast transaction at an Einstein Bagels restaurant in Central Florida. A pretty ordinary transaction, except for two things: a 1951 George VI Canadian cent and a 2011 Elizabeth II Canadian dime. Sure, I’ve received Canadian coins in circulation […]

CoinWeek Podcast #57:  The 1982-D Washington Half Dollar & The Birth of the Modern Commemorative Coin Era

CoinWeek Podcast #57: The 1982-D Washington Half Dollar & The Birth of the Modern Commemorative Coin Era

CoinWeek Podcast #57:  The 1982-D Washington Half Dollar & The Birth of the Modern Commemorative Coin Era Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, we take a look at the legislative history of commemorative coins in […]

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Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set Available Feb. 27

Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set Available Feb. 27

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin SetTM – Effigy Mounds National Monument (product code 17AD) on February 27 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse design of each quarter in the set depicts an aerial view of mounds in the Marching Bear Group. Inscriptions are […]

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CCAC Discusses 2019 ATB Quarters, OSS Gold Medal at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s First Meeting

CCAC Discusses 2019 ATB Quarters, OSS Gold Medal at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s First Meeting

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a short public meeting on February 15 to discuss themes for the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters program and the Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal, but perhaps bigger news is that the meeting was the group’s first with its […]

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Museum of American Finance Opens New Exhibit: “For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency”

Museum of American Finance Opens New Exhibit: “For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency”

By Museum of American Finance …..   In honor of Black History Month, the Museum of American Finance has opened “For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency,” a traveling exhibit on loan from the Museum of UnCut Funk. To be featured on currency is among the nation’s highest honors. The Treasury’s latest redesign […]

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U.S. Mint Launches Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful Quarter

U.S. Mint Launches Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful Quarter

The United States Mint joined the National Park Service on Tuesday, February 7, to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa. The coin is the first of five America the Beautiful Quarters to be issued in 2017, and the 36th in the series. The coin’s reverse depicts […]

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Modern US Coins – Coinage of the Obama Era

Modern US Coins – Coinage of the Obama Era

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   It’s still unclear how history will ultimately remember the presidency of Barack Obama, who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 through 2017. But coin collectors can already honor the historic, two-term former commander-in-chief in their own ways. Over the course of the eight […]

African American Lady Liberty Coin to Be Displayed Two Months Ahead of Release

African American Lady Liberty Coin to Be Displayed Two Months Ahead of Release

The February 16-18 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) will be highlighted by the U.S. Mint’s display of the 2017 American Liberty gold coin. Leading the Long Beach Expo’s attractions is the groundbreaking 225th Anniversary Lady Liberty coin, which depicts Lady Liberty as a person of color (a first in U.S. […]

American Innovation $1 Coin Program Reintroduced to Congress

American Innovation $1 Coin Program Reintroduced to Congress

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On January 31, 2017, the American Innovation $1 Coin Act (H.R. 770) was reintroduced, this time to the 115th Congress of the United States of America. Once again, the chief sponsor of the bill is U.S. Representative James A. Himes (D-CT4). Co-sponsors currently include Representatives […]

Effigy Mounds National Monument Quarter Products Available Feb. 6

Effigy Mounds National Monument Quarter Products Available Feb. 6

The United States Mint will offer products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa starting on February 6 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin’s reverse (tails) design depicts an aerial view of mounds in the Marching Bear Group. Inscriptions are “EFFIGY MOUNDS,” “IOWA,” “2017,” and “E […]

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Falling Commemorative Coin Mintages: Why It Happened and How to Profit

Falling Commemorative Coin Mintages: Why It Happened and How to Profit

By David Schwager for CoinWeek …..   Proof sets. Mint sets. Commemorative coins. Is there a bottom to the falling mintages of these U.S. Mint mainstays? New lows experienced by the 2016 National Park Service coins raise this question. And what should a profit-minded buyer do? When the United States modern commemorative period began in […]

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Commemorative Coin Bill Introduced

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Commemorative Coin Bill Introduced

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On January 13, a bill to commemorate the achievements–both in and out of the ring–of American boxing legend Muhammad Ali was introduced in the 115th Congress of the United States, which runs from January 3, 2017 through January 3, 2019. Identical bills were proposed in both the House […]

The Epic $100 Nickel Roll Search

The Epic $100 Nickel Roll Search

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   I’ve been picking through nickel rolls for years. I searched through my first roll of nickels in 1993, when I was 12 years old and first getting into coin collecting. I remember finding one or two pre-1960 Jefferson nickels in almost every roll back in those days, but […]

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 […]

 
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