Tag: U.S. Mint

Gold & Silver PAC August 2016 e-Newsletter

Gold & Silver PAC August 2016 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee …..   From the Political Coordinator In my introduction to the August 2015 newsletter I said that “22 men and women have thrown their proverbial hats in the ring to become President of the United States.” One year later, we are down to two […]

By August 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers to Offer 1942 Experimental Cent at 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money

Rare Coin Auctions: Stack’s Bowers to Offer 1942 Experimental Cent at 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The years during and surrounding World War II were an era of inventiveness and ingenuity among manufacturers in the United States, the result of shortages that threatened the availability of previously abundant raw materials. The U.S. Mint was not spared from this rationing, and […]

USA Coin Album: The United States Coins Dated 1965 — Part One

USA Coin Album: The United States Coins Dated 1965 — Part One

By David W. Lange – Research Director, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   It has now been more than 50 years since collectors had to face the unthinkable — the end of fine silver coinage Numismatic writers frequently reference the year 1965 as the one in which copper-nickel-clad coins replaced the traditional silver issues, but […]

How Modern Coins Are Made

How Modern Coins Are Made

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   You hold them in your hand, jingle them in your pocket, and flip them to make decisions – but have you ever wondered how coins are made? It’s one of those random musings that doesn’t come up often – but when it does, it arouses the curiosity. Coin-making has […]

Elusive Full Steps 1969-D Jefferson Nickel Featured in 2016 ANA World’s Fair Rarities Night Auction

Elusive Full Steps 1969-D Jefferson Nickel Featured in 2016 ANA World’s Fair Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   While the earliest days of the U.S. Mint boast the greatest density of true rarities, even the modern era of U.S. numismatics has its share of exciting treasures, and sometimes finding them takes only a loupe and an afternoon’s ambition. Among these scarcities is […]

CoinWeek Podcast #23: Former U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl Discusses Legal Tender

CoinWeek Podcast #23: Former U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl Discusses Legal Tender

CoinWeek Podcast #23: Former U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl Discusses Legal Tender How can legal tender collector coins not actually be treated like money? That’s a question we posed to former U.S. Mint Director Philip Diehl in this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast. Controversy in the UK has erupted in the past few months, after […]

By March 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
United States Mint News: Shawnee National Forest Quarter Launch

United States Mint News: Shawnee National Forest Quarter Launch

31st America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin celebrates the unique natural heritage of Illinois In Harrisburg, Illinois, the United States Mint joined the National Forest Service on February 4 to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Shawnee National Forest. The quarter’s reverse depicts a close view of Camel Rock with natural vegetation in […]

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CoinWeek Weekly Coin Report – January 22, 2016 – 4K Video

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Report – January 22, 2016 – 4K Video

CoinWeek Editors Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker are packing their bags and heading off to Austria for a video shoot. Before they go, Charles files this week’s CoinWeek Weekly Coin Report. Pobjoy Mint shows off their colorized titanium coins, the U.S. Mint goofs on its 2016 product packages, and we check out the world’s first […]

CoinWeek Podcast #14: Finding Ruth: Exploring a Family Collection – Audio 11:17

CoinWeek Podcast #14: Finding Ruth: Exploring a Family Collection – Audio 11:17

Many people have helped a friend or family member appraise a coin collection. But what happens when CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan is asked to look at a collection belonging to the person who introduced him to the hobby? Charles Morgan discusses his late grandmother Ruth’s coin collection in this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast. Mobile […]

By January 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – January 13, 2016 – 4K Video

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – January 13, 2016 – 4K Video

CoinWeek travelled to Tampa, Florida, site of the 61st Florida United Numismatists Convention, where we saw a dime sell for $2 million. We also saw collectors and dealers from all across the country, cool coins & currency, and some fantastic lots from future notable numismatic auctions. In this episode of the CoinWeek Weekly Report sponsored […]

The Crest of the Commemorative Coin Wave – 1936

The Crest of the Commemorative Coin Wave – 1936

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle-Rarities.com ……   Historically, 1936 was not a great year for most Americans. The United States was deep into the Great Depression. There was an unemployment rate of 16.9%, banks remained unstable, and the dust bowl continued to devastate the plains states. But with the U. S. economy floundering, a pass […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – January 5, 2016 – 4K Video

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – January 5, 2016 – 4K Video

The CoinWeek Weekly Report returns with our first report of 2016. It’s coin season and this week we have two concurrent coin shows: the New York International Numismatic Convention in New York City and the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) 61st Annual Convention in Tampa. Like so many migratory birds, CoinWeek will be heading south this […]

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 →
Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 3

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 3

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Part 1 Part 2 Here I continue my thoughts on rarities, and the factors that affect this important aspect of numismatics. As noted, true rarity cannot be caused by a collector through hoarding or manipulation, although sometimes temporary rarity can be achieved. During the early days of […]

CoinWeek Weekly Report – November 12, 2015 – Video: 8:27

CoinWeek Weekly Report – November 12, 2015 – Video: 8:27

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan and CoinWeek News Writer Rebecca Nguyen cover the week’s top stories in the rare coin & modern coin industries. How did rare coins do in Stack’s Bowers most recent auction at the Whitman Expo? And what is going on with the slump in submissions for American Silver Eagles at the major […]

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Wealthy Max Ltd Supports Treasury’s Decision to Suspend Coin Redemption

Wealthy Max Ltd Supports Treasury’s Decision to Suspend Coin Redemption

By GeyerGorey LLP …….   The Wealthy Max Limited (Wealthy Max) legal defense team today announced the company’s agreement with the Department of the Treasury’s decision to temporarily suspend the U.S. Mint’s Mutilated Coins Redemption Program. This move clearly demonstrates that senior officials within the Treasury Department are taking issues related to the Mint’s mutilated […]

By November 11, 2015 0 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 →
Wealthy Max Ltd Files Motion to Dismiss Civil Forfeiture Case

Wealthy Max Ltd Files Motion to Dismiss Civil Forfeiture Case

By GeyerGorey LLP….   The Wealthy Max Limited legal defense team filed a motion to dismiss the civil forfeiture case brought by the US Attorney for the District of New Jersey. The motion is filed with the US District Court in New Jersey and seeks the immediate release of $2,388,091.18 that the company is owed […]

By October 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
United States 2015 Bess Truman $10 Gold Coin

United States 2015 Bess Truman $10 Gold Coin

Description: On April 16, 2015, the United States Mint issued the 2015 Bess Truman $10 Gold Coin. The coin is struck in .9999 gold and has a maximum authorized mintage of 10,000 across all ordering options. The coin was struck at the West Point Mint and carries the “W” mintmark. It comes in two finishes, Proof and Uncirculated. The Bess […]

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CoinWeek Weekly Report: September 28, 2015 – Video: 5:20

CoinWeek Weekly Report: September 28, 2015 – Video: 5:20

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan and CoinWeek beat writer Rebecca Nguyen discuss the week’s top stories. Topics covered: U.S. Mint Product Sell-Outs, Round II of the Pogue Sale, The Stack’s Bowers – Sotheby’s Rarities Auction on October 1, and of course, this week’s Top 5 Coin Profiles.   Copyright © CoinWeek September 2015 COINWeek is the most […]

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U.S. Mint Sales Counter in Washington D.C. Closes to Accomodate Papal Visit

U.S. Mint Sales Counter in Washington D.C. Closes to Accomodate Papal Visit

From the U.S. Mint Press Office: The sales counter at United States Mint headquarters in Washington DC will be closed September 22 – 24 due to anticipated road closures, detours and increased traffic in the Washington metropolitan area during the Pope’s visit. The sales kiosk will reopen Friday, September 25 at 10 am. The public […]

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United States 2015 Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Quarter

United States 2015 Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456, the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks or other national sites in each state, […]

By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Weekly Report – August 31, 2015 – Video: 7:57

CoinWeek Weekly Report – August 31, 2015 – Video: 7:57

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses this year’s ANA World’s Fair of Money, three books that we are reading right now, and the week’s Top 5 Coin Profiles. More news and video about collecting coins, paper money, gold and silver at http://coinweek.com.     Copyright © CoinWeek August 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for […]

2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money: Time to Renew Old Friendships, Think About the Future of the Hobby

2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money: Time to Renew Old Friendships, Think About the Future of the Hobby

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. With the cutting of the ribbon at 9:45 this morning, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) kicked off its annual celebration of coin collecting, the 2015 World’s Fair of Money. The venue is a familiar one – the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, in Rosemont, Illinois. Rosemont is a suburb of […]

By August 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Bullion Coin Sales to Resume, 2014 American Gold Eagle Sold Out

Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Bullion Coin Sales to Resume, 2014 American Gold Eagle Sold Out

By CoinWeek News Staff….   According to Lateefah Simms of the U.S. Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications, sales of the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Blue Ridge Parkway 5 oz. silver bullion coin will resume on Monday, July 13. The Blue Ridge Parkway silver bullion coin had temporarily sold out by June 22, when the […]

The Coin Analyst: 1982 Lincoln Cent Provides Collectors with Challenges, Rewards

The Coin Analyst: 1982 Lincoln Cent Provides Collectors with Challenges, Rewards

The Coin Analyst – CoinWeek.com …..   1982 was the year E.T. The Extra Terrestrial hit the silver screen. The average price of a new home was $80,000, and the Equal Rights Amendment failed ratification. It was also the year the United States Mint began making Lincoln cents from a 97.5% zinc, 2.5% copper alloy […]

2015 Blue Ridge Parkway America the Beautiful Quarter Products Available Today

2015 Blue Ridge Parkway America the Beautiful Quarter Products Available Today

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Today, June 29, at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST), product options for the 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway America the Beautiful Quarter are available to order from the United States Mint. These options include: The quarters are uncirculated business strike specimens from Denver, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, but only the three-roll […]

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U.S. Mint to Accept Orders for Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter Products June 29

U.S. Mint to Accept Orders for Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter Products June 29

The United States Mint will accept orders for product options containing quarters honoring Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina starting on June 29 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Product options and their prices are as follows: Coins in the bags and rolls are circulating quality that have never been in circulation and are struck […]

By June 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin program, and I’m sure the U.S. Mint has something special lined up for collectors next year. But if I–and many other people–had our way, 2016 would be a landmark year for the series. And […]

2015 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set Available June 16

2015 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set Available June 16

Sales will open for the 2015 United States Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set (product code XA7) on June 16 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set is priced at $46.95 and contains the following six uncirculated $1 coins in production this year: Four Presidential $1 Coins Struck at the United States Mint at […]

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