Archive for: US Mint

Coin Profile: 1808 Quarter Eagle a Rare One-Year Type Coin

Coin Profile: 1808 Quarter Eagle a Rare One-Year Type Coin

Johann Matthias (John) Reich was a Bavarian native who learned the engraving trade from his father, Johann Christian Reich. According to L. Forrer in the Biographical Dictionary of Medalists: the elder Reich was “born at Eisenberg (Saxe-Altenburg)... read more »

 

The Three Major Eras Of Modern Proof Sets

The Three Major Eras Of Modern Proof Sets

Having criticized the generic term “The Mint” several times in the past few years for actions which were sometimes the fault of the Treasury Department or Congress or others, I thought it might be a good time for me to compliment the... read more »

 

US Mint News: 2011 First Spouse Designs, Kennedy Half Dollars and Andrew Johnson Presidential $1 Coin

US Mint News: 2011 First Spouse Designs, Kennedy Half Dollars and Andrew Johnson Presidential $1 Coin

United States Mint Announces 2011 First Spouse Gold Coin Designs The United States Mint today announced the eight new designs for the 2011 First Spouse Gold Coins. The First Spouse Gold Coins honor Eliza Johnson, Julia Grant, Lucy Hayes and... read more »

 

ATB 5-ounce Silver Quarter Market Still Robust

ATB 5-ounce Silver Quarter Market Still Robust

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com/ First published in the Feb. 21, 2011, issue of Coin World. Collectors are still paying huge premiums for 2010 America the Beautiful 5-ounce .999 fine silver bullion coins and completed... read more »

 

New Army Commemorative Coins Available Today, Jan 31st from the US Mint

New Army Commemorative Coins Available Today, Jan 31st from the US Mint

The United States Mint announced today that it will begin accepting orders for the 2011 United States Army Commemorative Coins at noon Eastern Time (ET) on January 31.  Public Law 110-450 authorizes the United States Mint to mint and issue... read more »

 

U.S. Mint Director Awards “Coin for Excellence” to PCGS’ Miles Standish

U.S. Mint Director Awards “Coin for Excellence” to PCGS’ Miles Standish

As one of his final acts before leaving office on January 9, 2011 as Director of the United States Mint, Edmund Moy awarded the “Director’s Coin for Excellence” medal to Miles Standish, Vice President and Senior Grader of the... read more »

 

US Mint News: Silver Proof Coin Sets, Gettysburg Quarter and New Artists Selected

US Mint News: Silver Proof Coin Sets, Gettysburg Quarter and New Artists Selected

The US Mint announced that collectors may begin ordering the 2011 United States Mint Silver Proof Set at noon Eastern Time (ET) on January 25.  The dime, half-dollar and quarter-dollar coins in the set are all struck in lustrous 90 percent... read more »

 

NGC Certifies Newly-Discovered Platinum Eagle Variety

NGC Certifies Newly-Discovered Platinum Eagle Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced that they have certified a newly-discovered platinum eagle variety. The latest oddity to surface in the U. S. Mint’s American Eagle Bullion Coin series is a 2007-W platinum $100 piece in... read more »

 

Big money for 2010 silver ATB 5-ounce coins on eBay

Big money for 2010 silver ATB 5-ounce coins on eBay

By Steve Roach – Rare Coin Market Report – First published in the January 24, 2011, issue of Coin World The first 2010 America the Beautiful 5-ounce .999 fine silver bullion coins have entered the marketplace and collectors have... read more »

 

2011 United States Mint Proof Set® Available January 11

2011 United States Mint Proof Set® Available January 11

Collectors may begin placing their orders for the 2011 United States Mint Proof Set at noon Eastern Time (ET) on January 11, 2011. This year’s set, priced at $31.95, includes the second set of coins to be released through the America... read more »

 

Pricing Controversy with New 5 oz. “America the Beautiful” Bullion Coins

Pricing Controversy with New 5 oz. “America the Beautiful” Bullion Coins

The U.S. Mint’s Dec. 1 announcement that the new 2010 America the Beautiful 5-ounce .999 fine silver bullion quarter dollars were to go on sale December 6th was canceled earlier this week over Mint concerns and complaints that the much anticipated... read more »

 

Low Mintages To Create New Modern Rarities

Low Mintages To Create New Modern Rarities

By Steve Roach – The Rare Coin Market Report Blog The U.S. Mint’s Dec. 1 announcement that it is placing tighter than expected mintage limits on the new 2010 America the Beautiful 5-ounce .999 fine silver bullion quarter dollars... read more »

 

US Mint Releases Final 2010 First Spouse Gold Coin December 2

US Mint Releases Final 2010 First Spouse Gold Coin December 2

First Spouse Bronze Medal Series: Four-Medal Set also available WASHINGTON – The final 2010 coin in the First Spouse Coin Program, struck in honor of Mary Todd Lincoln, will be available at noon Eastern Time (ET) on December 2.  The... read more »

 

United States Mint Announces 2011 Native American $1 Coin Design

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint today announced the reverse design for the 2011 Native American $1 Coin.  The theme for the design is “Supreme Sachem Ousamequin, Massasoit of the Great Wampanoag Nation Creates Alliance with... read more »

 

Coin Profile: 2000-W Library of Congress Bicentennial Bimetallic Ten Dollars

Coin Profile: 2000-W Library of Congress Bicentennial Bimetallic Ten Dollars

The First and Only Bimetalic Commemorative Coin Minted by the US The Library of Congress, founded on April 24, 1800, is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. Also the world’s largest library, it houses 119 million items–... read more »

 
 
 
 
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