Category Archives: Modern Commemorative Coins

The Little Rock Nine and the 2007 Desegregation Commemorative Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… One of the defining moments of the Civil Rights Era in the mid-20th century United States occurred when Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas was formally integrated. The United States Supreme Court ruling that served as the catalyst for integration in public school systems across the country had […]

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Modern $5 Gold – Even on a Budget

By Mark Benvenuto
The United States Congress brought a commemorative coin program back to life in 1982 in a quiet, almost simple sort of way. They authorized a single half-dollar coin honoring the 250th anniversary of the birth year of President Washington. The next year saw an explosion of commems, all aimed at the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles

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Important Update on Product Release Dates From the United States Mint

As the global impact of COVID-19 continues to develop, the United States Mint has had to modify its product availability to ensure the health and safety of its employees across the nation. Below you will find the status of products currently still scheduled for release: The 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set (20AA) […]

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Streaming News: Conan the Special Ops Military Dog (and Other Proposed Commemorative Coin Programs)

  Forthcoming Commemorative Coin Programs: 2020 National Basketball Hall of Fame The Coins: gold $5, silver $1, clad half dollar Struck to honor the 60th Anniversary of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. The program features curved coins similar to those struck for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame and 2019 Apollo 11 50th […]

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New Sale Date for 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins

Introductory and Regular Pricing Also Announced   Due to the cancellation of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball championship games, the Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins that were scheduled to go on sale Saturday, April 4, 2020 from the United States Mint will now go on sale Thursday, April 9, 2020 at noon […]

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A Coin Analyst Exclusive: Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars Proposed as Ongoing Program

  By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. On March 11, U.S. Representative Garland “Andy” Barr (R-KY6) introduced H.R. 6192 – a bill which proposes the issuance of a silver dollar program starting in 2021 that would honor the centennial of the transition in 1921 from Morgan to Peace dollars. Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV2), whose district […]

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Exclusive PCGS Autographed Basketball Hall of Fame Coin COAs at Final Four Fan Fest

Attendees can have COAs signed April 4 in Atlanta by the United States Mint Director, the coins’ designers, and NBA Hall of Famers   Sports enthusiasts who buy the 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (NMBHOF) commemorative coins on their launch day, April 4, 2020, at the Final Four Fan Fest in Atlanta, Georgia, […]

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NGC Announces All-Star Lineup for 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins

On April 4, the wait is over for the highly anticipated United States Mint Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is ready with an all-star lineup of special labels and holders to create an unrivaled presentation of the coin, the sport and the people behind both. The US Mint 2020 Basketball […]

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United States Mint Raises Prices on Numismatic Gold, Platinum, and Palladium Products

The United States Mint announces 2020 revisions to include price increases for the Platinum Proof coins within the Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, Platinum, and Palladium Products Grid. US Mint Price Increases The complete 2020 Pricing of Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, Platinum, and Palladium Products Grid will be available on a PDF Table Based on Spot […]

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World Cup eBay

By CoinWeek Staff Reports …. The final match of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World’s Cup took place in Lyon, France on Sunday, July 7, and once again the United States Women’s National Soccer Team proved their dominance of the sport with their second consecutive championship and fourth championship title overall. Captained by the charismatic Megan […]

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The Secondary Market for the 1994 World Cup Commemorative Coins

By CoinWeek Staff Reports …. The final match of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World’s Cup took place in Lyon, France on Sunday, July 7, and once again the United States Women’s National Soccer Team proved their dominance of the sport with their second consecutive championship and fourth championship title overall. Captained by the charismatic Megan […]

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CCAC to Review Designs for Congressional Gold Medals, Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting, starting at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at U.S. Mint Headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20220. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the […]

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Special NGC Label and Designation for Apollo 11 Anniversary Week

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is offering a special label and designation that is available exclusively for 2019 Apollo 11-themed coins received during the anniversary of the historic moon mission. On July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission launched from Florida, landing astronauts on the moon on July 20 and returning them safely to Earth on […]

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Special NGC Label and Designation for Apollo 11 Anniversary Week

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is offering a special label and designation that is available exclusively for 2019 Apollo 11-themed coins received during the anniversary of the historic moon mission. On July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission launched from Florida, landing astronauts on the moon on July 20 and returning them safely to Earth on […]

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American Legion 100th Anniversary 2019 Proof Silver Dollar and Medal Set Now Available from US Mint

The United States Mint released the 2019 American Legion 100th Anniversary Proof Silver Dollar and American Veterans Silver Medal Set (product code 19CQ) on May 20. Priced at $99.95, this special set consists of one American Legion Proof Silver Dollar and one American Veterans Silver Medal, both of which contain 99.9 percent silver, and production […]

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U.S. Mint Providing Replacement Sleeve for 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Proof Half Dollar Set

All Apollo 11 50th Anniversary 2019 Proof Half Dollar Sets were assembled with an error on the product sleeve. The back of the outside packaging sleeve incorrectly shows Gilroy Roberts as designing and engraving both the obverse and reverse of the Kennedy half dollar. Roberts designed and engraved the obverse but Frank Gasparro designed and […]

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United States Mint Rolls Out Commemorative Coins Honoring 1st Manned Lunar Landing Jan. 24

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program on January 24 at noon EST. This unique four-coin program includes the Mint’s first reeded five-ounce proof silver dollar, a $5 gold coin, a silver dollar, and a half dollar. All coins are curved. This year, the Mint […]

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United States Mint Announces Historic Collaboration With Royal Australian Mint

The United States Mint has announced a collaborative project with the Royal Australian Mint. The two Mints will produce a commemorative coin set in celebration of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20, 1969. The set will feature a U.S. Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Half Dollar paired with an Australian 50th Anniversary of the […]

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United States 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar

  Description –  The 2009 Abraham Lincoln commemorative silver dollar honors the 200th anniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln. The authority to strike the coin was derived by the signing of the Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 109-285), signed on September 27, 2006. Born into a family with modest means in the western […]

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Modern US Coins – CCAC to Discuss 2020 & 2021 America the Beautiful Designs

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting at 9:30 a.m. (ET) on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at United States Mint Headquarters, in the Second Floor Conference Room, at 801 9th St. NW, in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise […]

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ANA Money Museum Adds Exciting Donation to Collection

Tales From the Vault – The Sacagawea Dollar The Edward C. Rochette Money Museum received an exciting donation in late 2017: items related to the production of the Sacagawea dollar from the studio of acclaimed sculptor Glenna Goodacre (BELOW) The donation is a great addition to the ANA’s collection of plasters, galvanos and other production-related objects […]

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CCAC Selects Designs for 2019 American Legion Commemorative Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Tuesday, March 13, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held its second public meeting of 2018. The agenda included the review and recommendation of designs for the 2019 American Legion centennial Commemorative Coin Program and the discussion of design concepts for Native American $1 Coins for 2021 through […]

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Maloney, BCRF, U.S. Mint and Breast Cancer Survivors to Celebrate Launch Commemorative Coin at U.S. Capitol

New coins include first ever minted in “pink gold” by the United States Mint On Thursday, March 15, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) President Myra Biblowit, Acting Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint David Croft, and Breast Cancer Survivor Melissa Miller will celebrate the launch of the Breast Cancer Awareness […]

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U.S. Mint to Issue Commemorative Breast Cancer Awareness Coins March 15

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for product options in the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Coins Program beginning on March 15 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Public Law 114-148—the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act—authorizes this three-coin program in recognition of America’s fight against breast cancer. The program includes a clad coin, a […]

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Modern US Coins – CCAC to Review Designs for 2019 American Legion Commemorative Coin

In addition to the American Legion commemorative, Native American $1 Coin design concepts for 2021 are also on the agenda The United States Mint announces a Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for March 13, 2018. Date: March 13, 2018. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST Location: Second Floor Conference Room, United […]

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U.S. Mint Announces Pricing for Breast Cancer Pink Gold Commemorative Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Tuesday, January 30, the United States Mint announced pricing for the silver $1 and clad half dollar 2018 Breast Cancer Coin Awareness commemorative . Prices for the gold $5 commemorative are determined by the Mint’s Numismatic and Commemorative Gold and Platinum Products pricing grid, available on its website, […]

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United States 2018 World War I Army Veterans Centennial Silver $1 Commemorative Coin

Description: It was the “War to End All Wars”. When the United States entered the conflict on April 6, 1917, World War I had been raging for almost three years. During that time, the liberal President Thomas Woodrow Wilson had maintained the country’s political neutrality – despite his own feelings to the contrary and the […]

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U.S. Mint to Offer 2018 World War I Silver Dollar & Companion Medal Sets Jan. 17

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollar and the World War I Centennial Silver Dollar and Medal Sets on January 17 at noon Eastern Time. Product information is below: The introductory sales period ends on February 20, 2018, at 3 p.m. ET, when regular pricing takes […]

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New Proposed US Commemorative Coins Honor National Law Enforcement Museum

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On December 21, 2017, United States Representative David Reichert (R-WA8) introduced a bill to Congress authorizing the United States Mint to produce commemorative coins honoring the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC. The National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 4732) provides for a maximum of 50,000 $5 […]

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Modern US Coins – Congress Proposes 400th Anniversary Mayflower Commemoratives

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On December 4, 2017, Junior Senator Edward “Ed” Markey (D-MA) introduced a bill (S. 2189) that authorizes the production of commemorative coins celebrating the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower and the founding of Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts by the Pilgrims in 1620. Elizabeth Warren, the senior senator […]

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U.S. Mint Announces Pricing for 2018 WWI Centennial Silver Dollar Products

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The United States Mint announced its pricing Monday for the 2018 World War I Centennial Commemorative Silver Dollar and the five accompanying silver medals honoring the branches of the U.S. military active in the war. All related 2018 WWI Commemorative products will be available from the Mint starting January […]

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Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Congresswoman Maloney Unveil Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin

Coins will be available for sale in early 2018 with proceeds supporting breast cancer research By Breast Cancer Research Foundation ……   On October 22, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) President & CEO Myra Biblowit, BCRF Chief Mission Officer Dr. Marc Hurlbert, Director at […]

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Modern US Coins – Congress Proposes John Kennedy, World War 2 Commemorative Programs

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   As a coin collector, one may almost be forgiven for believing that Congress was frittering away its time this past summer by focusing on frivolous bills of no numismatic import whatsoever (Graham-Cassidy what now?), but two commemorative programs were introduced that prove our legislators have their priorities straight. And […]

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U.S. Mint to Unveil Designs for Commemorative Coin Honoring World War I Vets

WHAT: The United States Mint will unveil the winning designs in the World War I Centennial 2018 Commemorative Coin Designs Competition on Monday, October 9, opening day of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The coin designs will be […]

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United States 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver $1 Coin

Description: The 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial commemorative silver dollar honors the 100th anniversary of the world’s largest service club. Founded in 1917 by Chicago businessman and philanthropist Melvin Jones, Lions Clubs International has more than 1.4 million members working together to help improve communities around the world. There are more than 46,000 associated clubs […]

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U.S. Mint News: 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Design Contest Opens May 1

By CoinWeek News Staff …. Starting Monday, May 1, the United States Mint will begin accepting entries to its design contest for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorative coin program. Signed into law on December 16, 2016 by President Barack Obama, the act authorizes the Mint to mint a $5 gold Uncirculated coin, a […]

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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 […]

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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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