Category Archives: Adolph Weinman

United States Mint Opens Sales for Uncirculated Palladium Coin Sept. 24

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2020 American Eagle One Ounce Palladium Uncirculated Coin (product code 20EK) on September 24 at noon EDT. The coin contains one ounce of 99.95 percent palladium and is the collector version of the official United States Mint American Eagle One Ounce Palladium Bullion Coin, which […]

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Mercury Dimes – History, Values and Some Key Dates: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC …… In 1916 the dime, the quarter, and the half dollar were each eligible for a new design, and the Treasury Department held a competition to select the winning motifs. Designs submitted for the dime and the half dollar by German-born sculptor Adolph A. Weinman were selected. They became his most […]

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The Secrets to Collecting Walking Liberty Half Dollars: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC …… The Walking Liberty half dollar, issued for 31 years from 1916 to 1947 and which includes 65 date and mint mark coins, is probably the most popular 20th-century U.S. coin and the most widely collected half dollar series. It was produced during a remarkable period in American history that spanned […]

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Why Are Full Bands 1945 Philadelphia Mercury Dimes Scarce?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… Mercury dime specialists and anybody else who loves nicely struck examples of these mid-20th-century silver coins knows that examples with Full Bands (FB) details are among the most desirable. But certain issues are scarcer with fully struck horizontal bands across the fasces than others. And among the scarcest of […]

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The 6 Classic Mercury Dime Key Dates & Rarities

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The Winged Liberty Head Dime, better known as the “Mercury” Dime, was struck by the United States Mint from 1916 through 1945 and became one of the most beloved coins of the 20th century. The Mercury Dime was designed by Adolph A. Weinman, a renowned sculptor who also lay […]

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Full Bands 67+ CAC 1936-S Mercury Dime at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, April 12, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this toned 1936-S Winged Liberty (Mercury) dime, graded MS-67+ Full Bands by PCGS and approved by CAC. In 1936, there were 9,210,000 dimes struck at the San Francisco Mint, which was a relatively average mintage for an S-mint Mercury dime. But in the […]

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Scarce 1921-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek ….   On Sunday, April 12, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1921-D Walking Liberty half dollar, graded XF-40 by NGC. The 1921 half dollar struck at the Denver Mint is the lowest-mintage issue of the entire Walking Liberty series. At only 208,000 struck, it is more scarce than the Philadelphia 1921 (at […]

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Collecting Short Sets – Four Ideal Short Sets for Collectors of US Coins

Short Sets Collecting Strategies By Adrian Chacon for PCGS …… Collecting Short sets  of coins that represents a portion of an entire series. There is a particular range of years which accommodates these sets, and many of these short sets are very popular among collectors. All sets mentioned below can be found in the PCGS […]

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Why Was the Mintmark Moved on Walking Liberty Half Dollars ?

Walking Liberty Half Dollars By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… Walking Liberty half dollars are widely considered among the most beautiful coins the United States Mint has ever produced. The coin, designed by noted sculptor-engraver Adolph A. Weinman, was struck from 1916 through 1947 and has remained beloved by collectors since the coin was in […]

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Why Was the Mintmark Moved on Walking Liberty Half Dollars ?

Walking Liberty Half Dollars by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ……   Walking Liberty half dollars are widely considered among the most beautiful coins the United States Mint has ever produced. The coin, designed by noted sculptor-engraver Adolph A. Weinman, was struck from 1916 through 1947 and has remained beloved by collectors since the coin was […]

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2020 American Eagle 1 oz Silver Proof Coin on Sale Jan. 9

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2020 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin (product code 20EA) beginning on January 9, 2020, at noon EST. The coin is priced at $64.50 USD. The obverse design features sculptor Adolph A. Weinman’s full-length figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the […]

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2020 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins: The Last of Their Breed

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. The Proof version of the 2020 American Silver Eagle is set for release on January 3, but it won’t be just any year for the popular .999-fine, one-ounce silver United States bullion coin. The 2020 Silver Eagle will be the last of its kind, with significant changes coming to […]

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ANS Presents 2019 J. Sanford Saltus Award in Medallic Art to Mashiko Nakashima

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that Mashiko Nakashima is the recipient of the Society’s prestigious 2019 J. Sanford Saltus Award for Signal Achievement in the Art of the Medal. Mashiko grew up in her father’s home city of Kyoto, Japan. In 1962 she moved to the United States, and in 1964 […]

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New American Gold, Silver Eagle Reverses Coming in 2021

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. The United States Mint has announced new reverse designs will be coming to the popular American Silver Eagle (ASE) and American Gold Eagle (AGE) coins in 2021. The silver and gold eagles, released in 1986 as the first coins of the United States Mint American Eagle bullion coin program, […]

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Monster Toner PR-69 1942 Mercury Dime Sets Price Record at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, September 15, bidding ended on GreatCollections.com for this toned Proof 1942 Mercury dime graded PR-69 by PCGS. The 1942 Proof dime stands out as not only the last Proof of the Winged Liberty or “Mercury” dime series but also, thanks to World War II, the last Proof of the denomination […]

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United States Mint Reverse Proof Palladium Coins on Sale September 12

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Eagle One Ounce Palladium Reverse Proof Coin (product code 19EK) on September 12 at noon EDT. The coin was previously scheduled to go on sale September 5. Orders will be limited to one coin per household across all order channels for the first […]

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2019-W Palladium American Eagle Reverse Proof Coin Lands September 5

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. The United States Mint is set to release the American Eagle 2019 One Ounce Palladium Reverse Proof Coin, the third installment of the popular palladium bullion coin series launched in 2017. The 2019 Palladium American Eagle, which contains one troy ounce of .9995-fine palladium, is the first of this […]

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United States Mint to Accept Orders for San Francisco Mint American Silver Eagle Proof Coins August 6

The United States Mint will open sales for the American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin (product code 19EM) on August 6 at noon EDT. This coin is struck at the San Francisco Mint. American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coins are struck on 99.9 percent fine silver blanks. For 33 years, the obverse of […]

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Condition Rarity 1928-D Mercury Dime Online at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek ….   On Sunday, July 14, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1928-D Mercury dime, certified MS-66 by PCGS. With 4.161 million pieces struck, the 1928-D is the ninth-lowest mintage of the Mercury dime series and the fourth-lowest mintage from the Denver Mint. But thanks to hoarding and a boom in coin collecting […]

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Jim Bisognani: The Tale of Two Washingtons

A bureaucratic struggle behind the scenes in 1931 decided how the first US president would be portrayed on coins for years to come   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ….. The year is moving right along; I can’t believe that the Fourth of July, our greatest American holiday, is but a week away! Seemingly in […]

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2019 American Eagle 1oz Silver Proof Coin Available January 10

The United States Mint will release the 2019 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin (product code 19EA) on January 10, at noon (EST). The coin is priced at $55.95. This exquisite coin is struck on 99.9 percent fine silver blanks at the Mint’s West Point facility, where it is encapsulated and mounted in a […]

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Proof 1936 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Coin One Highlight of GreatCollections Auction

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, December 9, at 8:34 Eastern Time, bidding closed on a Proof 1936 Walking Liberty half dollar, graded PF67 by NGC, offered by GreatCollections.com. Only two 1936 Proof half dollars from 1936 have been graded higher by NGC: one graded PF67+, another graded PF68. PCGS, meanwhile, reports six coins graded 67+ […]

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Classic US Coins – The Walking Liberty Short Set, 1941-1947

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….. The Walking Liberty short set is getting hot right now, and I for one couldn’t be happier. Adolph Weinman’s Walking Liberty half dollar is one of the most beautiful coins ever produced in the United States, and Collectors have long respected it as one of the great American coins. […]

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ANS Gives 2018 Saltus Award to Dutch Medallist Geer Steyn

Dutch artist Geer Steyn became the 57th recipient of the J. Sanford Saltus Award for excellence in medallic art at the biannual conference of the International Art Medal Federation (FIDEM) in Ottawa, Ontario on May 29, 2018. Donald Scarinci, Chairman of the Saltus Award Committee of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) presented the award at […]

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United States Mint Opens Sales of 2018 American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin May 24

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2018 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (product code 18EG) on May 24 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin will sell for $46.95. The Mint has produced the American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin since 1986. It is the collector version of the […]

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Q&A: Do Mercury and Roosevelt dimes display references to paganism and Joseph Stalin?

The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers, 5th edition:
Q: Can you explain the contradiction of the Mercury dime bearing both the portrait of a pagan god and a motto stating national trust in the Christian God?
A: There is no contradiction. “Mercury dime” is a misnomer, for the ancient god Mercury is not depicted on the coin

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One of America’s Greatest Coins: The 1917-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar

In 1914, British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey famously said, “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.” Fast-forward three years and put yourself in the year 1917. A war that many expected to be brief has now lasted for three brutal years. Trench warfare […]

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Sales of 2018 Proof Silver Eagle Coins Show Idiosyncrasies of Mint Figures

By CoinWeek Staff Reports ….   According to their latest sales figure update, the United States Mint has sold 226,506 2018-W Proof American Silver Eagles as of Sunday, January 14. But that doesn’t take into account the 166 bulk boxes it has sold as part of its second year of a new bulk packaging program. […]

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US Coins – Jack and Ike: The 40 Percent Club Short Set

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….. Collecting Strategies on building a 40% silver Short Set  1965 was a momentous year for U.S. coinage. It was the year we made the switch from silver alloy to clad, and for many it marks the boundary between “real” money and whatever you’d want to call our coinage since then. […]

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Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists PAN eNews for December 2017

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) …… Season’s Greetings All of us at PAN wish you a Merry Christmas and a great dose of Holiday Cheer to you and your family and friends. Who wouldn’t mind a nice coin in their stocking? A VF or better 19th-century slabbed type coin would put a smile on […]

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God of Money: Hermes on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   Muse, sing in honor of Hermes, the son of Zeus and Maia, lord of Kyllene, lord of Arcadia with all its sheep, bringer of luck, messenger of the gods. His mother was Maia with the wonderful hair, a shy and shamefaced nymph who stayed in her […]

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APMEX Announces 2018 Proof Silver Eagles Now Available to Pre-Order

APMEX, the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is pleased to announce 2018 Proof Silver Eagles are available to pre-order as of December 20. The American Silver Eagle is the most popular silver coin in the world and the Proof finish adds exceptional beauty to the iconic design. As with most Proof coins, Proof Silver Eagles […]

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2018 Gold & Silver Eagles Now Available for Pre-Order at APMEX

APMEX, the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is thrilled to announce that the 2018 American Gold & Silver Eagles are now available to pre-order. As an authorized purchaser, APMEX is able to buy Gold and Silver Eagles coins directly from the U.S. Mint, meaning APMEX customers will be among the first to receive their coins in […]

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Palladium American Eagle Coin Brings Challenges, Opportunities for Collectors

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… When the United States Mint released the first American Eagle Palladium coins on September 25, 2017, a new era for the long-running American Eagle family of bullion coins began. In the weeks following the release of 15,000 silver-white, 0.9995-fine one-ounce palladium bullion coins, collectors and investors alike have indulged […]

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NGC Discovers Prooflike Surface Palladium Eagle Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has discovered that some of the US Mint’s new Palladium American Eagle coins have Prooflike surfaces. Coins submitted to NGC with this appearance will receive the PL designation after the numeric grade on the NGC certification label. Prooflike indicates that the surfaces exhibit a higher degree of reflectivity than is typically […]

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NGC Offers Special Label for First US Palladium Coin

A distinguished way to mark the milestone in American coinage  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) will offer a special label for the new Palladium American Eagle coins, to be released September 25, 2017, by the US Mint. These are the first palladium coins produced by the United States. Since Sierra Leone pioneered the minting of palladium […]

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US Mint News: First Look at American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On Wednesday, September 20, Michael White, of the Office of Corporate Communications for the United States Mint shared the first images of the soon-to-be-released 2017 American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin. [[images?]] The palladium coin, a first in this metal for the U.S. Mint, will be available for order by a […]

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U.S. Mint Launches New Palladium Bullion Coin Sept. 25

The United States Mint has announced that it will begin sales of a one-ounce American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin to Authorized Purchasers on September 25. As with American Eagle Gold and Silver Bullion Coins, American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coins will be made available through the U.S. Mint’s Authorized Purchaser network. Authorized Purchasers consist of major […]

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10 Great Moments That Shaped American Coin Collecting, Part 1

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….. Selecting with absolute precision 10 of the greatest moments in the history of coin collecting in the United States is a daunting task. Numismatics has enjoyed more than 160 years of growth in the U.S. since its murky beginnings in the early 19th century. Its rollicking career has […]

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How Certified American Silver Eagles of the 2010s Have Fared in the Marketplace

  By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… Since their debut in 1986, American Silver Eagles (ASEs) have been one of the most popular bullion coin series in the world, but their appeal extends well beyond the arena of precious metals investing. The American Silver Eagle, authorized by the passage of the Liberty Coin Act of […]

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How Certified American Silver Eagles of the 2010s Have Fared in the Marketplace

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Since their debut in 1986, American Silver Eagles (ASEs) have been one of the most popular bullion coin series in the world, but their appeal extends well beyond the arena of precious metals investing. The American Silver Eagle, authorized by the passage of the Liberty Coin Act of […]

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U. S. Mint Opens Sales for Uncirculated American Silver Eagle Coin June 29

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2017 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (product code 17EG) on June 29 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is a collector version of the Mint’s American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin. Struck at the West Point Mint, its […]

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2016 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set Available Dec. 14

The 2016 United States Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set (product code 16RB) will be available for purchase starting on December 14 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $49.95, this set contains the following uncirculated quality $1 coins in production this year: Three Presidential $1 Coins Struck at the Philadelphia Mint, the obverses of […]

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2016 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Available December 1

  The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (product code 16EG) starting on December 1 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is the collector version of the United States Mint American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin. Struck on burnished […]

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2017 Silver, Gold American Eagles Now Available to Pre-Order at APMEX

APMEX, a leading Precious Metals e-retailer, now has the 2017 Silver and Gold American Eagles available to pre-order. As an authorized purchaser, APMEX purchases Gold and Silver Eagle coins directly from the U.S. Mint. As the newest release for 2017, APMEX is pleased to announce the pre-order for 2017 Gold and Silver American Eagles. These […]

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2016 Walking Liberty Centennial Half Dollar Gold Coin Now Available

By CoinWeek News Staff …. As of noon today (November 17, 2016), the 2016 Walking Liberty Centennial Half Dollar gold coin is now available from the United States Mint. It is the last coin in a three-coin set celebrating the 100th anniversary of the classic coin designs of 1916. But with a mintage limit of […]

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U.S. Mint Opens 2016 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Centennial Gold Coin Sales Nov. 17

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2016 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Centennial Gold Coin (product code 16XA) on November 17 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This coin is the last of three 24-karat gold coins the Mint is issuing this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of three classic coin designs […]

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Release Dates Set for Final Four 2016 US Mint Products

By CoinWeek News Staff …. Until today, four products on the United States Mint’s online product schedule for 2016 had yet to receive official release dates: the Fort Moultrie America the Beautiful Quarter Three-Coin Set (product code 16AH), the Fort Moultrie Uncirculated 5oz Silver Coin (product code 16AN), the Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set (product […]

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Order Limit Lifted on Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set

The United States Mint has lifted the household order limit on the 2016 Coin and Chronicles Set-Ronald Reagan (product code 16PA). The 2016 Coin and Chronicles Set–Ronald Reagan is the last set in the Coin and Chronicles Presidential Series. The coins, medal, and engraving are displayed in a rich blue folder covered in soft-touch material […]

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Walking Liberty 2016 Centennial Gold Coin Available November 17

By CoinWeek News Staff …. According to the U.S. Mint’s online product schedule, the 2016 Walking Liberty Centennial Gold Coin will be available for order at noon Eastern Time on November 17. Maximum mintage and household order limits are yet to be announced. The Walking Liberty gold centennial, minted in West Point, honors sculptor and […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #42: Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz on the State of Modern Coins – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #42: Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz on the State of Modern Coins Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Joel Iskowitz is a prolific designer of U.S. coins, having served in the U.S. Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program since 2003. In this special […]

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Classic US Coins: 1916—The Year of Reform and Great Numismatic Treasures

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ….. 2016—Golden centennial tributes commemorate inspired individuality A touch of early fall weather with temperatures at night dropping to the rather chilly mid-30s made it abundantly clear that the next season is at hand. With cooler temps enhancing the colorful foliage, which for the most part is still […]

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The Coin Analyst: All You Need to Know About the 30th Anniversary American Silver Eagle

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… The American Silver Eagle turns 30 years old in 2016. To honor the special occasion, the United States Mint is offering special-edition 30th Anniversary Proof and Uncirculated American Silver Eagles (ASEs) featuring a special edge inscription. 30th Anniversary American Silver Eagles are being minted at the U.S. Mint branch […]

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Walking Liberty Gold Coin Production Has Begun

By CoinWeek News Staff …. U.S. Mint shares latest pictures with CoinWeek Michael White, of the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications, has confirmed that production of the 2016 Walking Liberty Centennial Gold Coin began almost two weeks ago on September 9. As with all other gold coins produced by the U.S. Mint, the […]

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2016 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin Avail. Sept. 16

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2016 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin (product code 16EA) on September 16 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This year marks the 30th anniversary of the United States Mint’s production of the American Eagle Silver Proof Coin. Introduced in 1986, the popular coin is the collector […]

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Almost Half Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Coin Mintage Sold First Day

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The U.S. Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications reported on September 9 that first-day sales of the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin totaled 47,884 pieces. This is 2,116 coins shy of half the maximum mintage limit of 100,000 as set by the Mint. While customers who bought their coins […]

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Standing Liberty Quarter Gold Coin on Sale Today

  By CoinWeek News Staff …. In case you haven’t done it already, right click on the link below to open a new tab or window: http://catalog.usmint.gov/standing-liberty-2016-centennial-gold-coin-16XC.html If you plan on ordering the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin (product code 16XC), then make sure you have the Mint’s online catalog page open no […]

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First Read: The Gold Indians of Bela Lyon Pratt by Allan Schein

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Review by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …. The Gold Indians of Bela Lyon Pratt by Allan Schein The period of our nation’s monetary history that began shortly after the turn of the century and ran until about 1932 or ’33 […]

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U.S. Mint: September Sale Date for Standing Liberty Gold Coins

News and Updates from the United States Mint By CoinWeek News Staff …. According to Michael White at the United States Mint, the Standing Liberty 2016 Centennial Gold Coin (product code 16XC) will be available for order starting at noon Eastern Time on September 8. At the time of writing, the Mint’s online product schedule […]

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U.S. Mint: September Sale Date for Standing Liberty Gold Coins

News and Updates from the United States Mint By CoinWeek News Staff ….   According to Michael White at the United States Mint, the Standing Liberty 2016 Centennial Gold Coin (product code 16XC) will be available for order starting at noon Eastern Time on September 8. At the time of writing, the Mint’s online product […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auction July 19, 2016 Summer Internet Sale Highlights

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ……. 120 lots are heating up the July 19 session of the Legend Rare Coin Auctions Summer Internet Sale series. A variety of copper, silver, and gold coins take the stage in the latest installment of the Legend Rare Coin auction, with a concentration on classic type coins and other […]

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Classic US Coins – The Walking Liberty Short Set, 1941-1947

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….. The Walking Liberty short set is getting hot right now, and I for one couldn’t be happier. Adolph Weinman’s Walking Liberty half dollar is one of the most beautiful coins ever produced in the United States, and Collectors have long respected it as one of the great American coins. […]

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U.S. Mint Sells Out Current Stock of 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin

By Coinweek News Staff …….   Less than an hour after it was made available to the public by the United States Mint, the new 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin was already on “Unavailable”. When the ordering period for the gold coin, issued for $205, opened at noon Eastern Time, thousands of buyers flooded the U.S. […]

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U.S. Mint Sells Out Current Stock of 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin

By Coinweek News Staff …….   Less than an hour after it was made available to the public by the United States Mint, the new 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin was already on “Unavailable”. When the ordering period for the gold coin, issued for $205, opened at noon Eastern Time, thousands of buyers flooded the U.S. […]

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US Modern Coin Profiles – 2016-W Gold Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin

This CoinWeek Coin Profile is Sponsored by Minshull Trading   Description: The Mercury or Winged Liberty dime (1916-1945) has long stood as an iconic coin the U.S. series. The coin’s elegant design draws heavily from the French Beaux Arts movement of the late 19th century. Its release immediately preceded the Roosevelt dime (1946-Present), and it is the […]

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Modern US Coins – Mintage, Release Date Set for 2016 Gold Mercury Dime

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek ……. The United States Mint just released new details about the highly anticipated 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin, including its launch date, finish quality, and mintage figures. The new gold Mercury dime will go on sale at 12 Noon Eastern Time on April 21. Mint officials are surely gearing […]

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US Coins – Baltimore Whitman Expo & Stack’s Bowers Auction Underway

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….. 70th Anniversary Roosevelt Dimes offer variety and value. Golden nostalgia ahead in 2016. As winter slowly relinquishes its grip, and most of the country is enjoying the transition to spring, New England (it seems) is always a naysayer. I woke up the first full day of spring […]

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April 21 Release Date Set for 2016 Mercury Dime Gold Coin

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek ……. After months of anticipation, coin collectors can finally zero in on April 21 as the first day they can buy the 2016 Mercury dime gold commemorative coin – the first of three 2016 gold coins to honor the centennial anniversary of classic silver Liberty coin designs by Adolph A. […]

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US Coins – The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle: A Primer

The Morgan Silver Dollar and the American Silver Eagle By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. The Morgan dollar was born from two impulses. One was the curious political alliance of populist “free silver” advocates–who wanted a bimetallic (gold and silver) monetary standard and an inflationary monetary policy in order to relieve the crippling […]

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US Coins – An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series – Part 1

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ……   Historical Background The entire run of American coinage received a major overhaul and aesthetic upgrade between 1907 and 1921. Each and every denomination was redesigned, and with the exception of the two-and-a-half and five-dollar gold coins, each had its own unique appearance. These designs were a clear departure from […]

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The Coin Analyst: The American Silver Eagle Turns 30

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   The American Silver Eagle, authorized by the 1985 Liberty Coin Act and issued since October 1986, is a coin best described with superlatives. It is the world’s best-selling silver bullion coin; the U.S. Mint’s most important bullion coin program; the most widely collected modern silver coin of all time; […]

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