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Canada: New colour $2 circulation coins commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Haida artist Bill Reid

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released new $2 commemorative coins in honour of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Haida artist Iljuwas, known as Bill Reid (1920-1998), who brought Haida art and culture to a global audience

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United States Mint 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set Available March 24

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™ (product code 20AA) on March 24 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Priced at $16.00 USD, this 10-coin set consists of five uncirculated quarters from the Philadelphia Mint and five uncirculated quarters from the Denver Mint. The […]

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Australia: Centenary anniversary of Qantas, the national airlines, celebrated on new dollar coin

The Royal Australian Mint has unveiled (15th November) new commemorative dollar coins to mark the centenary anniversary of Australia’s national airline carrier, Qantas. From humble beginnings in outback Queensland, the flying kangaroo remains an integral part of Australia’s renowned aviation industry and today is a poignant reminder of just how far the country’s aviation industry has come

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United States Mint Releases 2019 American Eagle 1oz Silver Uncirculated Coin May 29

The United States Mint opened sales for the 2019 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (product code 19EG) on May 29 at noon EDT. The coin is priced at $46.95. The American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is the collector version of the Mint’s American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin. It bears the “W” […]

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Australia: Centenary anniversary of repatriation of World War I soldiers remembered on new two-dollar coin

The Royal Australian Mint has released new commemorative coins on the 8th April marking the centenary of repatriation for Australian soldiers and nurses after the First World War. Following the conclusion of the First World War, transporting or repatriating the dominion and colonial soldiers from the empire back to their respective homes was paramount, and a colossal task

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Norway: 20-kroner circulation coin issued to commemorate the 150th anniversary of artist Gustav Vigeland’s birth

The Bank of Norway has released (10th April) new 20-kroner circulation type coins in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the birth of prominent Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland (1869–1943). The artist, and his work, are especially known and remembered for having created an outdoor sculpture complex in Frogner Park, Oslo

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Germany: Vintage design and art features on new silver coin celebrating 100th anniversary of the founding of Bauhaus

The Verkaufsstelle für Sammlermünzen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (VfS), the official sales department of the German Federal Ministry of Finance, has released (14th March) new silver commemorative coins which highlight the centenary anniversary of the Bauhaus (meaning ”building house” or “school of building).
Founded by Walter Gropius on the 1st April 1919, the word “Bauhaus” became a by-word for a particular style and approach to design and later architecture

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Germany: Vintage design and art features with new silver coin celebrating 100th anniversary of founding of Bauhaus

The Verkaufsstelle für Sammlermünzen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (VfS), the official sales department of the German Federal Ministry of Finance, has released (14th March) new silver commemorative coins which highlight the centenary anniversary of the Bauhaus (meaning ”building house” or “school of building).
Founded by Walter Gropius on the 1st April 1919, the word “Bauhaus” became a by-word for a particular style and approach to design and later architecture

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Ireland: Central Bank issues new commemorative €2 celebrating centenary anniversary of first Parliament

The Central Bank of Ireland unveiled (31st December) the design for their upcoming commemorative €2 coin issue, which, this year was issued in celebration of the establishment of the Irish Parliament (or Dial), which assembled for the first time on the 21st January 1919.
The Dáil Éireann (Assembly of Ireland) was the pre-independent, unicameral parliament of the Irish Republic that was established from 1919 to 1922, initially formed by 73 Sinn Féin Members of Parliament elected during the 1918 general election in the United Kingdom
— of which Ireland was still part of

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Ireland: Central Bank issues new commemorative €2 celebrating centenary anniversary of first Parliament

The Central Bank of Ireland unveiled (31st December) the design for their upcoming commemorative €2 coin issue, which, this year was issued in celebration of the establishment of the Irish Parliament (or Dial), which assembled for the first time on the 21st January 1919.
The Dáil Éireann (Assembly of Ireland) was the pre-independent, unicameral parliament of the Irish Republic that was established from 1919 to 1922, initially formed by 73 Sinn Féin Members of Parliament elected during the 1918 general election in the United Kingdom
— of which Ireland was still part of

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Pakistan: Circulation commemorative coin issued to mark International Anti-Corruption Day

The State Bank of Pakistan issued (9th December) new commemorative coins which are minted in support of and mark International Anti-Corruption Day. On the 31st October 2003, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against corruption and also designated the 9th December as International Anti-Corruption Day to raise public awareness for anti-corruption

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Austria: New Year’s Day 2019 is welcomed with “Joy of Living” coin

The Austrian Mint has unveiled their annual and popular New Year Coin which celebrates 2019 and is dedicated to the concept of Lebensfreude, a potent cocktail of contentment, exuberance, and lust for life. This German word is best translated using the French term “Joie de vivre,” and is a concept symbolised on the coin in the form of a dancer who is essentially full of the joy of living

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Q&A: What separates Proof sets from Mint sets?

The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Q: What are Proof coins and sets?
A: The term “Proof” refers to the method of manufacturing a coin, not to its condition. Originally, Proof coins were struck for presentation, souvenir, exhibition, and display purposes

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Q&A: What separates Proof sets from Mint sets?

The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Q: What are Proof coins and sets?
A: The term “Proof” refers to the method of manufacturing a coin, not to its condition. Originally, Proof coins were struck for presentation, souvenir, exhibition, and display purposes

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Netherlands: Coins for 100th birthday of “The Flying Housewife” Fanny Blankers-Koen, who won four gold medals at 1948 London Olympics

Fanny Blankers-Koen, who arrived at the 1948 London Olympic Games as a 30-year-old mother of two from Utrecht, was described by the International Olympic Committee as, “unlike anyone the Olympics had seen before or since.” Some thought she was too old

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Finland: Scenic splendour of the Koli National Park in North Karelia depicted on latest €2 commemorative coin

The Mint of Finland has launched (15th May) the second  €2 national commemorative coin which focuses on the many naturally beautiful scenic areas in the country that are both well-loved and instantly recognisable by many of the country’s inhabitants. The second annual €2 commemorative coin features the natural beauty of Koli National Park, which affirms the results of a national vote in the summer of 2017 that was coordinated by the Mint of Finland

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Slovenia: New commemorative €2 coin marks first World Bee Day

The Banka Slovenije has issued (14th May) new two-euro commemorative coins which are minted in celebration of the first-ever World Bee Day. The day seeks to focus on the great importance of the many bee species to the environment and the food chain

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U.S. Mint’s 2018 American Eagle One-Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin to be released May 24 at noon

On May 24, 2018, at 12 noon (ET), the Mint’s 2018 American Eagle One- Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (18EG) will go on sale for $46.95

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United States Mint annual set of Uncirculated coins goes on sale on May 14

Washington — Sales will open for the 2018 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set (product code 18RJ) on May 14 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
This set contains two folders with 10 coins each — one with coins from the United States Mint at Philadelphia and the other with coins from the United States Mint at Denver

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United States Mint annual set of Uncirculated coins goes on sale on May 14

Washington — Sales will open for the 2018 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set (product code 18RJ) on May 14 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
This set contains two folders with 10 coins each — one with coins from the United States Mint at Philadelphia and the other with coins from the United States Mint at Denver

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United States Mint annual set of Uncirculated coins goes on sale on May 14

Washington — Sales will open for the 2018 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set (product code 18RJ) on May 14 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
This set contains two folders with 10 coins each — one with coins from the United States Mint at Philadelphia and the other with coins from the United States Mint at Denver

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United States Mint to release set of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore coins on February 20

Washington — The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set-Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (product code 18AD) beginning February 20 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
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First America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coin released to Authorized Purchasers on February 26

The following was sent to the Mint’s Authorized Purchasers on February 9,2018:
The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Monday, February 26, 2018.
We do not anticipate an allocation of these coins

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First America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coin released to Authorized Purchasers on February 26

The following was sent to the Mint’s Authorized Purchasers today:
The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Monday, February 26, 2018.
We do not anticipate an allocation of these coins

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Grading Uncirculated Peace dollars

You would think that a coin as large as the Peace dollar, with generous fields, would be easier to grade than most other denominations. But that’s not the case, as they tend to rank as one of the most difficult to grade because so much more than the condition of devices plays a key role in ascertaining a final grade that, perhaps, is not even the final word since so much here is subjective

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