Category Archives: U.S. Medals

Silver Medal Commemorating Commodore Perry’s Opening of Japan at Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… The rapid industrialization of the western world in the 19th century led to an ongoing need to open new markets, with the Far East providing a prime opportunity for both selling and buying. To this end, the United States under President Millard Fillmore sent […]

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United States Mint Announces Design for 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Medal

On Tuesday, April 21, the United States Mint officially announced the design for the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Medal. Developed in conjunction with the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar, this limited edition 99.9% silver medal will accompany the silver dollar celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. “The United […]

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Andrew Jackson Presidential Silver Medal on Sale Feb. 24

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Andrew Jackson Presidential Silver Medal (product code S807) on February 24 at noon EST. The medal is priced at $46.00 USD. Struck in 99.9 percent fine silver, the Presidential Silver Medal features Jackson’s portrait on the obverse with the inscriptions “ANDREW JACKSON,” “PRESIDENT OF THE […]

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Stack’s Bowers to Display Cardinal Collection Foundation Tribute to Franklin’s Libertas Americana Medal

At the upcoming American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money Convention in Rosemont, Illinois, August 13-18, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce it will have at their bourse table 1005 an incredible display assembled by the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation and centered around one of the most beautiful and important medals struck in […]

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United States Mint Released James Madison Presidential Silver Medal May 6

The United States Mint released Presidential Medals struck in .999 fine silver in honor of the nation’s fourth president, James Madison, on May 6 at noon EDT. This medal is the second of four silver presidential medals slated for release this year. The obverse of the James Madison Presidential Silver Medal (product code S804) features […]

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Coins and Currency From US, Canada on Tap at ANA World’s Fair of Money Signature Auctions: Heritage

The 2019 American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money® will be held in Chicago on August 13-17, 2019, and once again Heritage is the official auctioneer. Here is just a taste of what will be offered: The Joan Zieg Steinbrenner Collection of gold rarities includes the extraordinary John Jay Pittman 1843 three-piece gold proof […]

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CCAC to Review Platinum Eagle, 2019 American Innovation $1 Coin Designs

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a two-day public meeting, starting at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, April 16, and continuing at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at United States Mint Headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20220. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to […]

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United States Mint to Release 1st of Four 2019 Presidential Silver Medals January 25

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Thomas Jefferson Presidential Silver Medal (product code S803) on January 25 at noon EST. The medal is the first of four .999 fine silver presidential medals slated for release this year. The obverse of this medal depicts a side view of Jefferson’s head and shoulders. […]

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Newly Announced US Mint Silver Medal Program Is Just Bullion

  By Donald Scarinci – CCAC Member, donaldscarinci.com …… Last week, after years of prodding by members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the collector community, the United States Mint finally announced a medal program. Unfortunately, it is nothing more than a bullion sales program and is likely to do more to discourage […]

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Bob Dole Receives Congressional Gold Medal

Former U.S. Senator Robert Joseph “Bob” Dole received a Congressional Gold Medal on January 17 during a ceremony in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Dole was presented the medal in recognition of his service to the nation as a soldier, legislator, and statesman. Bob Dole proudly served the people of Kansas in Congress for […]

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The Victor Sine Clade George Washington Funeral Medal: NGC

This premiere medal was made to be worn at a memorial procession for George Washington On December 14, 1799, George Washington passed away at Mount Vernon, just two years after retiring as President of the United States. Upon his death, any hint of criticism from his presidency faded as the nation pondered his heroism and […]

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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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CCAC Approves Designs for Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal

By CoinWeek News Staff …..   On Wednesday, October 25, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) convened for a brief, one-hour public meeting to discuss and approve designs for the Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal. Public Law 115-60, which authorized the Treasury and the United States Mint to strike the medal, was introduced to the […]

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Filipino Veterans of World War II Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Filipino Veterans of World War II received a Congressional Gold Medal today during a ceremony in Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol. It was awarded collectively to those who served honorably in an active duty status between July 26, 1941, and December 31, 1946 under the command of the United States Army Forces in the […]

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U.S. Mint News – Four Piece Silver Medal Set Pricing Announced

By CoinWeek News Staff …. According to the Federal Register on Tuesday, September 12, the United States Mint has announced its price for the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Four-Piece Silver Medal Set. The initial retail price for each set is $199.95 USD. The set will be available for order on the Mint’s website on […]

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“Divisive” 2017 American Liberty Silver Medal Outperforms 2016 Versions*

*A lack of a mintage limit may have helped By CoinWeek News Staff …. First day sales of the 2017 American Liberty U.S. Mint 225th Anniversary Silver Medal totaled 26,833 units, according to Todd Martin, Deputy Chief of the Office of Corporate Communications of the United States Mint. In light of the “controversy” over the […]

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U.S. Mint Releases 225th Anniversary Silver Medal June 14

The United States Mint will make available for purchase the American Liberty 225th Anniversary Silver Medal™ (product code 17XB) on June 14 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The Mint is issuing this one-ounce proof medal in celebration of its 225th anniversary this year. Struck in 99.9 percent silver at the Philadelphia Mint, it is the […]

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Modern US Coins – CCAC to Discuss Apollo 11 Commem, Filipino Veterans Medal Designs June 21

A possible 2018 American Liberty 24-karat gold fractional coin also on the meeting’s agenda 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 June 21, 2017. Date: June 21, 2017. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. EST Location: Second Floor […]

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A Brief Survey of Medals Available from the U.S. Mint

The United States Mint is the nation’s coin factory, but almost from the beginning it has made medals to honor important people and events By David Schwager for CoinWeek ….. Although medals might seem like a sideline, the U.S. Mint website lists about 100 types for sale, with enough variety to prompt the buyer’s guide […]

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A Brief Survey of Medals Available from the U.S. Mint

The United States Mint is the nation’s coin factory, but almost from the beginning it has made medals to honor important people and events By David Schwager for CoinWeek ….. Although medals might seem like a sideline, the U.S. Mint website lists about 100 types for sale, with enough variety to prompt the buyer’s guide […]

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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 […]

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Selections from Atlas Numismatics New Ancient, World Coin Inventory

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 879 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (88), World (784) and US (7). Beautiful Perseus Drachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1041035 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1041035 | GREEK. KINGDOM OF MACEDON. Perseus. […]

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Selections from Atlas Numismatics New Ancient, World Coin Inventory

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 879 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (88), World (784) and US (7). Beautiful Perseus Drachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1041035 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1041035 | GREEK. KINGDOM OF MACEDON. Perseus. […]

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CCAC Announces Public Meeting for February 15, 2017

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 February 15, 2017. Date: February 15, 2017. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST Location: This meeting will occur via teleconference. Interested members of the public may dial in to listen […]

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CCAC Announces Public Meeting for February 15, 2017

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 February 15, 2017. Date: February 15, 2017. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST Location: This meeting will occur via teleconference. Interested members of the public may dial in to listen […]

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U.S. Mint Opens Sales for Bronze Medal Honoring Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

The United States Mint has opened sales for the bronze medal honoring Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew. Struck at the United States Mint at Philadelphia, the three-inch bronze medal (Product Code 17MA) is priced at $39.95 USD. The obverse, designed and engraved by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart, features a portrait of Jacob J. […]

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They Also Ran: Campaign Medals of Forgotten Candidates

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek …. The continuous drumbeat of politics throughout the United States in 2015-2016 should have directed collectors to one of numismatics’ most neglected areas, America’s rich heritage of political medalets that recall the drama of vanished Presidential campaigns. Medalets of successful contenders are fascinating bits of Americana, but issues of […]

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They Also Ran: Campaign Medals of Forgotten Candidates

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….   The continuous drumbeat of politics throughout the United States in 2015-2016 should have directed collectors to one of numismatics’ most neglected areas, America’s rich heritage of political medalets that recall the drama of vanished Presidential campaigns. Medalets of successful contenders are fascinating bits of Americana, but issues […]

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They Also Ran: Campaign Medals of Forgotten Candidates

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….   The continuous drumbeat of politics throughout the United States in 2015-2016 should have directed collectors to one of numismatics’ most neglected areas, America’s rich heritage of political medalets that recall the drama of vanished Presidential campaigns. Medalets of successful contenders are fascinating bits of Americana, but issues […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 5, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for August 5, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Newman Numismatic Portal Update The Newman Numismatic Portal will be represented at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, California next week. Stop by and visit, or attend one of our presentations. Our schedule is: Wednesday, August 10: […]

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PAN: 112 Years Later, Memorial Plaque, Exhibit Honors Carnegie Hero Medal Recipient

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) …. It was a typical June evening when Ivah Coles, age 21, and Richard Cromwell, age 20, went for a swim in the reservoir near Benld, Illinois. While attempting to climb up the steep, high bank, Cromwell fell back into the water and began to sink. From the bank, […]

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U.S. Mint: 2016 Civil Aviation Medal Design Candidates

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek the following design candidates for the 2016 Civil Aviation Congressional Medal. The Civil Aviation Patrol is a federally-chartered non-profit corporation that serves as an Auxiliary Air Force for the United States. Established in 1941, the CAP has served with honor and professionalism […]

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