Category Archives: Commemorative Coins

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Norway: 20-kronor commemorative coins issued for the 100th anniversary of birth of author Anne-Cath Vestly

The Norges Bank has issued 20-kronor (USD 2.20) commemorative circulation quality coins to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the eminent author Anne-Cath Vestly, who was born on the 15th February 1920

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Bowers on collecting: Focus on a great book

Whenever anyone asks me for suggestions on several books to start a good numismatic library, I always recommend the standard work by  William H. Sheldon, Early American Cents, 1949,  mostly available in its 1958 second edition retitled Penny Whimsy

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Bowers on collecting: Focus on a great book

Whenever anyone asks me for suggestions on several books to start a good numismatic library, I always recommend the standard work by  William H. Sheldon, Early American Cents, 1949,  mostly available in its 1958 second edition retitled Penny Whimsy

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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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Belgium: New €2 coin issued in honour of International Year of Plant Health

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The Belgian Ministry of Finance has issued (22nd July) new €2 commemorative coins in honour and recognition of the International Year of Plant Health, a worldwide initiative which seeks to promote greater awareness of the global plant health challenges mankind faces, as well as the importance of protecting our crops from pests and diseases

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Belgium: New €2 coin issued in honour of International Year of Plant Health

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The Belgian Ministry of Finance has issued (22nd July) new €2 commemorative coins in honour and recognition of the International Year of Plant Health, a worldwide initiative which seeks to promote greater awareness of the global plant health challenges mankind faces, as well as the importance of protecting our crops from pests and diseases

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United Kingdom: DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin features on latest “Innovation in Science” coin series

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The Royal Mint has released (20th July) new 50-pence commemorative coins which honour one of the country’s most eminent scientists of the 20th century

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United Kingdom: DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin features on latest “Innovation in Science” coin series

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The Royal Mint has released (20th July) new 50-pence commemorative coins which honour one of the country’s most eminent scientists of the 20th century

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NGC certifies a Ceremonial Strike Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the Ceremonial Strike event.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

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Greece: New €2 commemorative coin issued on the occasion of the centenary anniversary of union with Thrace

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The Bank of Greece has issued (16th July) their second €2 annual commemorative coins that remember the centenary anniversary of the union of the region of Thrace with the Greek State, which occurred in 1920

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NGC-certified key date Double Eagle among highlights in Heritage August U.S. coins sale

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An 1870-CC $20 graded NGC AU-50 has already reached six figures weeks before the auction ends

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NGC-certified key date Double Eagle among highlights in Heritage August U.S. coins sale

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An 1870-CC $20 graded NGC AU-50 has already reached six figures weeks before the auction ends

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NGC certifies a Ceremonial Strike Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the Ceremonial Strike event.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

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Greece: New €2 commemorative coin issued on the occasion of the centenary anniversary of union with Thrace

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The Bank of Greece has issued (16th July) their second €2 annual commemorative coins that remember the centenary anniversary of the union of the region of Thrace with the Greek State, which occurred in 1920

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Greece: New €2 commemorative coin issued on the occasion of the centenary anniversary of union with Thrace

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The Bank of Greece has issued (16th July) their second €2 annual commemorative coins that remember the centenary anniversary of the union of the region of Thrace with the Greek State, which occurred in 1920

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NGC certifies a Ceremonial Strike Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the Ceremonial Strike event.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

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NGC certifies a First Strike Ceremony Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the First Strike Ceremony.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

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Greece: New €2 commemorative coin issued on the occasion of the centenary anniversary of union with Thrace

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The Bank of Greece has issued (16th July) their second €2 annual commemorative coins that remember the centenary anniversary of the union of the region of Thrace with the Greek State, which occurred in 1920

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Germany: Silver Proof coins celebrate 900 years of the founding of the city of Freiburg

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The State Mint Sales Department of the German Finance Ministry and Munze Deutschland will shortly release new silver commemorative coins which are in observance of the 900th year of the founding of what has grown into Germany’s fourth-largest city

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New special-edition Red Book celebrating the 1920–2020 centennial of the Manila Mint is sold out!

The front cover, back cover, and spine of the 1920–2020 Manila Mint special edition distinguish it from the regular-edition Red Book. 260 copies were printed; 48 were damaged in transit, leaving 212 for sale to collectors

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Andorra: New €2 commemorative coins announced in recognition of XXVII Ibero-American conference

The Servei Emissions Andorra has unveiled the design for their 2020-dated €2 commemorative coins in recognition of the upcoming Ibero-American Summit, which is scheduled to take place in November. The Principality of Andorra, the newest and smallest member of the Ibero-American Conference which became a full member in 2004, also assumed the current chairmanship of the conference in November 2018, will, in this capacity, host the XXVII Conference of Heads of State and Governments

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Andorra: New €2 commemorative coins announced in recognition of XXVII Ibero-American conference

The Servei Emissions Andorra has unveiled the design for their 2020-dated €2 commemorative coins in recognition of the upcoming Ibero-American Summit, which is scheduled to take place in November. The Principality of Andorra, the newest and smallest member of the Ibero-American Conference which became a full member in 2004, also assumed the current chairmanship of the conference in November 2018, will, in this capacity, host the XXVII Conference of Heads of State and Governments

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar

By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……… Tool marks, soft design details and dull surfaces help NGC graders identify a counterfeit coins, in this case a  1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific Exposition, which was held in San Francisco in 1915 to celebrate the opening of the Panama […]

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It’s my 10th anniversary as a contributor to Coin Update and World Mint News Blog

Dear readers, it’s hard to believe, but this week marks 10 years since I first joined Coin Update and World Mint News Blog. My first submission in June 2010 was an interview I conducted with U

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The 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program is off the bench and NGC is ready to play

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Sarasota, Florida (May 26, 2020) — After delaying the planned April release of the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative coins due to the coronavirus, the U

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United Kingdom: Third and final £2 coin in the James Cook anniversary trilogy series released

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The Royal Mint has released (18th May) their third and final coin which is part of the three-year series and recognised the 250th anniversary and chronicled the three-year extraordinary journey of Captain James Cook and his crew aboard the HM Bark Endeavour, beginning in August 1768

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The 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program is off the bench and NGC is ready to play

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Sarasota, Florida (May 26, 2020) — After delaying the planned April release of the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative coins due to the coronavirus, the U

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United Kingdom: Third and final £2 coin in the James Cook anniversary trilogy series released

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The Royal Mint has released (18th May) their third and final coin which is part of the three-year series and recognised the 250th anniversary and chronicled the three-year extraordinary journey of Captain James Cook and his crew aboard the HM Bark Endeavour, beginning in August 1768

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United States Mint opens sales for 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program on June 4

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Washington — Products in the United States Mint (Mint) 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program will go on sale June 4 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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United States Mint opens sales for 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program on June 4

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Washington — Products in the United States Mint (Mint) 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program will go on sale June 4 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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United States Mint opens sales for 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program on June 4

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Washington — Products in the United States Mint (Mint) 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program will go on sale June 4 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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Poland: New commemorative gold and silver coins remember the centenary anniversary of the birth of Saint John Paul II

The National Bank of Poland has issued (14th May) new gold and silver collector coins which are in observance of the centenary anniversary of the birth of Saint John Paul II. Remembered as the first-ever Polish Pontiff of the Holy See, John Paul II was the charismatic personality, who, for many in his homeland, hastened the end of communist control of the country

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Poland: New commemorative gold and silver coins remember the centenary anniversary of the birth of Saint John Paul II

The National Bank of Poland has issued (14th May) new gold and silver collector coins which are in observance of the centenary anniversary of the birth of Saint John Paul II. Remembered as the first-ever Polish Pontiff of the Holy See, John Paul II was the charismatic personality, who, for many in his homeland, hastened the end of communist control of the country

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NGC celebrates the 2020-S Basketball Hall of Fame Enhanced Finish half dollar

The NGC Basketball Celebration Special Label and Tip Off Releases Designation with the 2020-S Basketball Hall of Fame Enhanced Finish half dollar holdered reverse up (left) and the NGC Early Releases Label and Designation with the coin holdered obverse up (right). Hover to zoom

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Netherlands: 75 years of peace after World War II remembered on new gold and silver collector’s coins

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The Royal Dutch Mint has released (4th April) new collector coins which are in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands from the occupation of the Third Reich army during the Second World War

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Netherlands: First strike ceremony conducted on live stream in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day

Yesterday, the Royal Dutch Mint conducted their first strike ceremony for the first time on live stream to initiate production of the 10-euro gold and five-euro silver commemorative coins marking the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day. The ceremony was broadcast by the Royal Dutch Mint and was hosted by Mintmaster Stephan Satijn at the Royal Dutch Mint’s new production facilities in Houten

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1892-S Morgan dollar, Uncirculated, $15 — no haggling!

How would you like an opportunity to spend less than $100, and get a collection of coins worth $250,000?
The following coins are for sale — prices firm, cash on the barrel head:

1880 Shield nickel, Unc. — $8

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Taiwan: Commemorative gold and silver Proof coins to be released in celebration of presidential inauguration

The Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) announced on the 6 May the release of commemorative gold and silver coins in celebration of the inauguration ceremony of incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen and Vice President-elect Lai Ching‑te, which will be held on the 20 May. President Tsai won her second election as president of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Lai Ching‑te was chosen as her running mate for her second term

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Netherlands: First strike ceremony conducted on live stream in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day

Yesterday, the Royal Dutch Mint conducted their first strike ceremony for the first time on live stream to initiate production of the 10-euro gold and five-euro silver commemorative coins marking the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day. The ceremony was broadcast by the Royal Dutch Mint and was hosted by Mintmaster Stephan Satijn at the Royal Dutch Mint’s new production facilities in Houten

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1892-S Morgan dollar, Uncirculated, $15 — no haggling!

How would you like an opportunity to spend less than $100, and get a collection of coins worth $250,000?
The following coins are for sale — prices firm, cash on the barrel head:

1880 Shield nickel, Unc. — $8

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Netherlands: 75 years of peace after World War II remembered on new gold and silver collector’s coins

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The Royal Dutch Mint has released (4th April) new collector coins which are in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands from the occupation of the Third Reich army during the Second World War

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United Kingdom: 75th anniversary of VE-Day remembered on new £2 commemorative coins

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The Royal Mint has released (4th May) new £2 commemorative coins remembering the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, which was celebrated throughout much of the European continent on the 8th May 1945

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United Kingdom: 75th anniversary of VE-Day remembered on new £2 commemorative coins

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The Royal Mint has released (4th May) new £2 commemorative coins remembering the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, which was celebrated throughout much of the European continent on the 8th May 1945

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United States Mint announces product on sale dates

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The United States Mint (Mint) has updated its product schedule with the on-sale dates for the following numismatic items:

May 18: 2020 — ATB Weir Farm National Historic Site rolls and bags (20ABD-ABF, ARD-ARF)
May 18: 2020 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin — Weir Farm National Historic Site — Connecticut (20AK)
May 18: Coin Roll Collector Box (K65)
June 1: 2020 Kennedy half dollar 200-Coin bag — P&D (20KA)
June 1: 2020 Kennedy Half Dollar Two-Roll Set — P&D (20KB)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Proof $5 gold coin (20CA)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Proof clad half dollar (20CE)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Proof silver dollar (20CC)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Uncirculated $5 gold coin (20CB)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Uncirculated clad half dollar (20CG)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Uncirculated silver dollar (20CD)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Enhanced Uncirculated Clad Half Dollar Kids Set (20CH)

Press releases will soon be issued with details about these products.

Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873

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United States Mint announces product on sale dates

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the press
The United States Mint (Mint) has updated its product schedule with the on-sale dates for the following numismatic items:

May 18: 2020 — ATB Weir Farm National Historic Site rolls and bags (20ABD-ABF, ARD-ARF)
May 18: 2020 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin — Weir Farm National Historic Site — Connecticut (20AK)
May 18: Coin Roll Collector Box (K65)
June 1: 2020 Kennedy half dollar 200-Coin bag — P&D (20KA)
June 1: 2020 Kennedy Half Dollar Two-Roll Set — P&D (20KB)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Proof $5 gold coin (20CA)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Proof clad half dollar (20CE)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Proof silver dollar (20CC)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Uncirculated $5 gold coin (20CB)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Uncirculated clad half dollar (20CG)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Uncirculated silver dollar (20CD)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Enhanced Uncirculated Clad Half Dollar Kids Set (20CH)

Press releases will soon be issued with details about these products.

Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873

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United States Mint to resume San Francisco operations

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The United States Mint (Mint) facility at San Francisco will resume operations the morning of Monday, May 4, 2020, utilizing a reduced staffing plan in order to maintain social distancing. San Francisco operations were temporarily suspended on March 17, 2020, in order to reduce employee risk of exposure to COVID-19

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United States Mint to resume San Francisco operations

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the press today
The United States Mint (Mint) facility at San Francisco will resume operations the morning of Monday, May 4, 2020, utilizing a reduced staffing plan in order to maintain social distancing. San Francisco operations were temporarily suspended on March 17, 2020, in order to reduce employee risk of exposure to COVID-19

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Uram continuing as Chairman and Tucker as Numismatic Specialist on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

CCAC members Tom Uram and Dennis Tucker with General Tony Taguba (middle) and the design of the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal, June 2017. (Photo by Richard Jewell)

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Uram Continuing as Chairman and Tucker as Numismatic Specialist on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

CCAC members Tom Uram and Dennis Tucker with General Tony Taguba (middle) and the design of the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal, June 2017. (Photo by Richard Jewell)

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Thomas Uram and Dennis Tucker renominated on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

CCAC members Tom Uram and Dennis Tucker with General Tony Taguba (middle) and the design of the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal, June 2017. (Photo by Richard Jewell)

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Thomas Uram and Dennis Tucker renominated on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

CCAC members Tom Uram and Dennis Tucker with General Tony Taguba (middle) and the design of the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal, June 2017. (Photo by Richard Jewell)

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Thomas Uram and Dennis Tucker renominated on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

CCAC members Tom Uram and Dennis Tucker with General Tony Taguba (middle) and the design of the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal, June 2017. (Photo by Richard Jewell)

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Uram continuing as Chairman and Tucker as Numismatic Specialist on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

CCAC members Tom Uram and Dennis Tucker with General Tony Taguba (middle) and the design of the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal, June 2017. (Photo by Richard Jewell)

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United States Mint announces design for 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver dollar

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) officially announced the design for the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver dollar, celebrating the milestone 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment

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United States Mint announces design for 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver dollar

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) officially announced the design for the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver dollar, celebrating the milestone 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment

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United States Mint announces design for 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver dollar

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) officially announces the design for the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver dollar, celebrating the milestone 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment

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United States Mint announces design for 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver medal

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) officially announced the design for the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver medal

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United States Mint announces design for 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver medal

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) officially announced the design for the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver medal

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United States Mint announces design for 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver dollar

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) officially announces the design for the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver dollar, celebrating the milestone 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment

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Denmark: New silver commemorative coins issued in celebration of Queen Margrethe II’s 80th birthday

The National Bank of Denmark has issued (16th April) new commemorative coins in celebration of the country’s crowned head of State, HM Queen Margrethe II, who was born in April 1940. As the eldest daughter of King Frederik IX, she succeeded him on the 14th January 1972, and the 31-year-old Princess was proclaimed HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, the Faeroe Islands, and Greenland

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Denmark: New silver commemorative coins issued in celebration of Queen Margrethe II’s 80th birthday

The National Bank of Denmark has issued (16th April) new commemorative coins in celebration of the country’s crowned head of State, HM Queen Margrethe II, who was born in April 1940. As the eldest daughter of King Frederik IX, she succeeded him on the 14th January 1972, and the 31-year-old Princess was proclaimed HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, the Faeroe Islands, and Greenland

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Think Commems are for Suckers? Seven You Should Own Even if You HATE COMMEMORATIVES

Think commemorative coins are for suckers? In many cases, you may be right. But there are great coins from the long-slighted series that should be in your collection and at today’s prices and you’d be a sucker not to consider picking a few of them up at these historically-low pricing levels. CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan […]

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Think Commems Are for Suckers? Seven You Should Own Even if You HATE COMMEMORATIVES

Think commemorative coins are for suckers? In many cases, you may be right. But there are great coins from the long-slighted series that should be in your collection and at today’s prices and you’d be a sucker not to consider picking a few of them up at these historically low pricing levels. CoinWeek Editor Charles […]

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Limited edition Apollo 13 coins with astronaut autograph

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PCGS Grades and Certifies Fred Haise Signed Commemorative Coins
Kennedy Space Center, Florida (April 4, 2020) — A very limited number of 2019 Apollo gold, silver, and clad commemorative coins have been graded and encapsulated by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) with special Apollo 13 50th anniversary inserts, each autographed by Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise to commemorate his historic mission

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Limited edition Apollo 13 coins with astronaut autograph

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PCGS Grades and Certifies Fred Haise Signed Commemorative Coins
Kennedy Space Center, Florida (April 4, 2020) — A very limited number of 2019 Apollo gold, silver, and clad commemorative coins have been graded and encapsulated by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) with special Apollo 13 50th anniversary inserts, each autographed by Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise to commemorate his historic mission

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Limited edition Apollo 13 coins with astronaut autograph

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PCGS Grades and Certifies Fred Haise Signed Commemorative Coins
Kennedy Space Center, Florida (April 4, 2020) — A very limited number of 2019 Apollo gold, silver, and clad commemorative coins have been graded and encapsulated by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) with special Apollo 13 50th anniversary inserts, each autographed by Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise to commemorate his historic mission

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On 2020 “W” mint mark America the Beautiful quarters

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The period from May 8 to September 2, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of the conclusion of World War II. In recognition of this significant anniversary, the Mint will manufacture “W” mint mark quarters that feature a special privy mark signifying the allied victory in World War II

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On 2020 “W” mint mark America the Beautiful quarters

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the press:
The period from May 8 to September 2, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of the conclusion of World War II. In recognition of this significant anniversary, the Mint will manufacture “W” mint mark quarters that feature a special privy mark signifying the allied victory in World War II

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In the wake of the outbreak of the Wuhan strain of the COVID-19 virus, we need our hobby and activity more than ever

The Wuhan strain of the COVID-19 virus has, for the most part, overtaken world headlines as many countries battle an unseen enemy. It’s hard to believe, just eight weeks ago, that many of us in the coin industry were attending the World Money Fair in Berlin

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United Kingdom: Peter Rabbit hops onto new 50-pence coins in time for Easter — and for the very last time

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The Royal Mint has announced (19th March) the return of one of the most famous and best-loved children’s literary characters, Peter Rabbit, onto UK commemorative 50-pence coins for one last time

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British Antarctic Territory: New 50-pence coin released in recognition of the 220th birthday of explorer James Clark Ross

The treasury of the British Antarctic Territory has released (12th March) new commemorative coins in recognition of the 220th birthday of British explorer Sir James Clark Ross (1800–1862), who is credited with his detailed expedition to the Antarctic coastline.
Fortunately, the two ships were constructed as bombs vessels, which meant they both had solid hulls designed to withstand the recoil from the mortar bombs that they fired

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The 1920 Maine Centennial half dollar

In two days, the United States Postal Service’s 2020 Maine Bicentennial stamp will go into circulation. A 55-cent “Forever” stamp, the piece features the painting, Sea at Ogunquit, by Edward Hopper

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United Kingdom: “Most popular poet,” William Wordsworth, honoured on new commemorative crown coins

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The Royal Mint has launched (9th March) new gold and silver commemorative crown coins on the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of the country’s most beloved poets and regarded the world over as one of the greatest authors to have ever written in the English language

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Netherlands: New gold and silver medals celebrate Eurovision Song Contest’s 65th anniversary, hosted this year in Rotterdam

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The Royal Dutch Mint has produced new gold and silver collector’s medals in celebration of one of Europe’s best-known talent contests: The indomitable Eurovision Song Contest

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2020 Basketball Hall of Fame coin designer Donna Weaver signing labels exclusively with NGC

Nothing but net: Donna Weaver’s design for the reverse of the 2020 basketball coins captures the essence of the game.
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is proud to announce that Donna Weaver, the designer of the U

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High-value “cherrypicker” coins take the stage at the ANA National Money Show

Cherrypickers’ Guide volume editor Larry Briggs, author Bill Fivaz, associate editor Brandon Hall, and publisher Dennis Tucker at the ANA National Money Show, February 27, 2020.
Bill Fivaz, coauthor of the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins, and Dennis Tucker, publisher at Whitman Publishing, along with Whitman Associate Editor Brandon Hall, spoke to a standing-room-only audience at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show on Thursday, February 27, 2020, in Atlanta

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United States Mint hosts ceremonial strike of 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program coin

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United Kingdom: Brexit 50-pence collector editions released for circulation

The Royal Mint has released collector editions of the Brexit coins, produced in recognition of the British exit from the European Union. After 47 years, as part of the single market developed initially as the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), an organisation of six European countries was established in 1951 to regulate their industrial production under a centralised authority

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United Kingdom: Brexit 50-pence collector editions released for circulation

The Royal Mint has released collector editions of the Brexit coins, produced in recognition of the British exit from the European Union. After 47 years, as part of the single market developed initially as the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), an organisation of six European countries was established in 1951 to regulate their industrial production under a centralised authority

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Bowers on collecting: Still makes sense!

Today in 2020 many people are obsessed with high grades. It is a fact that most current coins sold at a premium by the United States Mint—commemoratives and Proofs being examples—approach perfection and can be graded 68 to 70

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NGC signs exclusive Signature Label deal with award-winning coin designer Chris Costello

The Costello-designed 2019 America the Beautiful San Antonio Missions quarter reverse (NGC PF-70 Ultra Cameo) with Costello’s NGC Signature Label. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

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NGC signs exclusive Signature Label deal with award-winning coin designer Chris Costello

The Costello-designed 2019 America the Beautiful San Antonio Missions quarter reverse (NGC PF-70 Ultra Cameo) with Costello’s NGC Signature Label. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

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CoinWeek Podcast #126: Collecting Medals in America

 CoinWeek Podcast #126: Collecting Medals in America Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. CoinWeek sits down with So-Called Dollars expert Jeff Shevlin to talk about the ebb and flow of medal collecting in America. For generations, American communities commemorated important moments with the production […]

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Bowers on collecting: Still makes sense!

Today in 2020 many people are obsessed with high grades. It is a fact that most current coins sold at a premium by the United States Mint—commemoratives and Proofs being examples—approach perfection and can be graded 68 to 70

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United Kingdom: New “BREXIT” coins set for release on day UK departs the European Union

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Her Majesty’s Treasury has announced that the commemorative 50-pence coins minted to mark the departure of the UK from the European Union are scheduled for release on Friday, the 31st January — the day of the country’s actual departure

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January 21, 2020, CCAC meeting: End of World War II 75th Anniversary medals and 24-karat gold coin

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United Kingdom: Renowned rock band Queen launches new “Music Legends” collector coin series

The Royal Mint has launched (20th January) a new collector coin series entitled “Music Legends,” which honours some of the world’s best and most admired music whose origins stem from the United Kingdom. Launching this groundbreaking series is the iconic band, Queen, which is the first time that a British band has been celebrated on British coinage

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Australia: Indian Pacific celebrated with a new 50-cent colour-designed commemorative coin

The Royal Australian Mint has released new commemorative 50-cent coins which are in celebration of the 50 years of the journey beyond rail expeditions’ revered Indian Pacific service. The service, which is truly one of the only genuine worldwide coast to coast railway lines, celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding

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The Franklin Mint’s legacy for modern numismatics

The since-demolished Franklin Mint Museum next to the former headquarters in Wawa, Pennsylvania.
On December 21, Joseph Segel, a lifelong entrepreneur, best known for starting two iconic businesses, the Franklin Mint and QVC home shopping network, among other businesses, died at the age of 88 of congestive heart failure in Gladwyne, PA

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The Franklin Mint’s legacy for modern numismatics

The since-demolished Franklin Mint Museum next to the former headquarters in Wawa, Pennsylvania.
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On December 21, Joseph Segel, a lifelong entrepreneur, best known for starting two iconic businesses, the Franklin Mint and QVC home shopping network, among other businesses, died at the age of 88 of congestive heart failure in Gladwyne, PA

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2020 Happy Birthday Coin Set to be released on January 3, 2020

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On January 3, 2020, at 12:00 noon (ET) the Mint will release its first two products of the new year: The 2020 Birth Set (2oRD) and the 2020 Happy Birthday Coin Set (20RE)

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Georgia American Innovation $1 coin products on sale December 19

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for products containing American Innovation $1 coins honoring Georgia on December 19 at noon EST. The Uncirculated coins are produced at the Mint’s Philadelphia and Denver facilities

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Switzerland: Tennis legend Roger Federer featured on new silver commemorative coin

The Swiss Federal Mint has launched (2nd December) new commemorative silver coins, which, for the first time in its history, is dedicated to a living person — tennis legend Roger Federer. As well as probably being Switzerland’s most successful individual sportsman, he is also the perfect ambassador for Switzerland

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Bill Fivaz will update the hobby on cherrypicking coin die varieties at the ANA National Money Show, February 27, 2020

Dennis Tucker and Bill Fivaz reviewing die varieties at a November 21, 2019, editorial meeting.
(Pelham, Alabama) — Bill Fivaz, coauthor of the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins, will give an overview of today’s hobby and the market at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show on February 27, 2020, in Atlanta

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Bill Fivaz will update the hobby on cherrypicking coin die varieties at the ANA National Money Show, February 27, 2020

Dennis Tucker and Bill Fivaz reviewing die varieties at a November 21, 2019, editorial meeting.
(Pelham, Alabama) — Bill Fivaz, coauthor of the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins, will give an overview of today’s hobby and the market at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show on February 27, 2020, in Atlanta

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Estonia: 100th anniversary of the University of Tartu celebrated on new €2 coins

The Bank of Estonia has officially launched (19th November) their second commemorative two-euro coin for 2019 which is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the University in Tartu. As part of the official launch, a special strike was presented in the White Hall of the Tartu University Museum at 12:00 pm on the day

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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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Scotland: New modified design unveiled for £20 polymer banknote

The Bank of Scotland has unveiled (7th November) the modified design which will be included on their latest £20 banknote. In keeping with the specifications of circulation banknotes, which are taken from Bank of England banknotes, the new £20 banknotes will be printed on polymer and will also be reduced in their dimensions

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India: Silver commemorative coins celebrate 150th anniversary of the birth of the Mahatma

The Reserve Bank of India has issued silver commemorative coins in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the country’s national hero, Mohandas K. Gandhi — otherwise affectionately known as the Mahatma, or, “venerable soul

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India: Silver commemorative coins celebrate 150th anniversary of the birth of the Mahatma

The Reserve Bank of India has issued silver commemorative coins in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the country’s national hero, Mohandas K. Gandhi — otherwise affectionately known as the Mahatma, or, “venerable soul

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Die variety photographs welcomed for new Cherrypickers’ Guide, Sixth Edition, Volume II

Bill Fivaz reviewing Cherrypickers’ Guide entries at an October 24, 2019, editorial meeting.

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Die variety photographs welcomed for new Cherrypickers’ Guide, Sixth Edition, Volume II

Cherrypickers’ Guide coauthor Bill Fivaz working on the upcoming Cherrypickers’ Guide, Sixth Edition, Volume II, at an editorial meeting on October 24, 2019.
(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing is calling on the hobby community for photographs of die varieties of U

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Die variety photographs welcomed for new Cherrypickers’ Guide, Sixth Edition, Volume II

Bill Fivaz reviewing Cherrypickers’ Guide entries at an October 24, 2019, editorial meeting.
(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing is calling on the hobby community for photographs of die varieties of U

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Die variety photographs welcomed for new Cherrypickers’ Guide, Sixth Edition, Volume II

Cherrypickers’ Guide coauthor Bill Fivaz working on the upcoming Cherrypickers’ Guide, Sixth Edition, Volume II, at an editorial meeting on October 24, 2019.
(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing is calling on the hobby community for photographs of die varieties of U

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U.S. coin designer Emily Damstra signs exclusive PCGS signature label deal

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(Santa Ana, California) — Emily Damstra, a natural science illustrator and current U

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East India Company and St. Helena launch annual gold coin series with new Una and the lion gold three-coin set

The East India Company Bullion Ltd, in association with the government of St. Helena, has launched (10th October) a new collector gold set of coins which is in remembrance of the bicentenary anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria

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McAuliffe Silver Dollar Bill Signed Into Law

Commemorative silver dollar coins paying tribute to American teacher and astronaut Christa McAuliffe will be a reality in 2021 thanks to the recent advancement of authorizing legislation.
The bill, termed the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019, passed the Senate July 9. It then passed the House on Sept

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NGC-certified Continental dollar realizes $180,000 at Heritage auction

1776 Continental dollar, graded NGC MS-65, realized $180,000.
Pewter coin from the founding of the United States is graded NGC MS-65

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Q. David Bowers on Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release William Bierly’s In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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Q. David Bowers on Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release William Bierly’s In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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Q. David Bowers on Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release William Bierly’s In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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Romania: New silver Proof coin issued in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Northern Transylvania

The Banca Nationala a’ Romaniei will release (14th October) new commemorative silver Proof coins which are in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the return of Northern Transylvania to Romania.
Northern Transylvania, a region previously part of the defeated Austro-Hungarian Empire, was awarded to the Kingdom of Romania after the Great War and by the 1920 Treaty of Versailles, though not formally ratified

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NGC-certified 1776 Continental dollar a highlight of Heritage sale in Dallas

Heritage Auctions is offering the high-grade rarity in October 17-19 event.
A 1776 Continental dollar graded NGC MS-65 is among the coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) that are expected to draw high bids at an October 2019 sale presented in Dallas by Heritage Auctions, the collectibles auction powerhouse

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Poland: Commemorative banknote issued to honour centenary of first national currency

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The National Bank of Poland has released new commemorative banknotes which remember the country’s first currency issued just after the re-establishment of Polish independence following the conclusion of the First World War

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U.S. Mint plans to honor astronaut and teacher, Christa McAuliffe, with new silver dollar

The STS-51L crewmembers are: in the back row from left to right: Mission Specialist, Ellison S. Onizuka, Teacher in Space Participant Sharon Christa McAuliffe, Payload Specialist, Greg Jarvis and Mission Specialist, Judy Resnik

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U.S. Mint plans to honor astronaut and teacher, Christa McAuliffe, with new silver dollar

The STS-51L crewmembers are: in the back row from left to right: Mission Specialist, Ellison S. Onizuka, Teacher in Space Participant Sharon Christa McAuliffe, Payload Specialist, Greg Jarvis and Mission Specialist, Judy Resnik

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Bowers on collecting: Columbus Day

After sailing over the ocean blue, Christopher Columbus and his crew discovered America on October 12, 1492. It is not that America had been lost in the first place, as it was well populated by native tribes in the north and south

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Belgium: Brussels’ notable sculpture, Manneken Pis, celebrates 400th birthday with new coin

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The National Bank of Belgium will issue new collector coins which are in observance of the 400th anniversary of the placement of one of the country’s most recognised national symbols — the little statue of Manneken Pis

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U.S. Mint plans to honor astronaut and teacher, Christa McAuliffe, with new silver dollar

The STS-51L crewmembers are: in the back row from left to right: Mission Specialist, Ellison S. Onizuka, Teacher in Space Participant Sharon Christa McAuliffe, Payload Specialist, Greg Jarvis and Mission Specialist, Judy Resnik

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U.S. Mint plans to honor astronaut and teacher, Christa McAuliffe, with new silver dollar

The STS-51L crewmembers are: in the back row from left to right: Mission Specialist, Ellison S. Onizuka, Teacher in Space Participant Sharon Christa McAuliffe, Payload Specialist, Greg Jarvis and Mission Specialist, Judy Resnik

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Belgium: Brussels’ notable sculpture, Manneken Pis, celebrates 400th birthday with new coin

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The National Bank of Belgium will issue new collector coins which are in observance of the 400th anniversary of the placement of one of the country’s most recognised national symbols — the little statue of Manneken Pis

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United Kingdom: 50th anniversary of first issue of iconic seven-sided 50-pence coin officially celebrated

The Royal Mint has released (24th September) new commemorative coins which celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first issue of the country’s still distinctive and now iconic seven-sided 50-pence coins. As the United Kingdom revised their currency system in 1971 to adopt a decimal system, a new denomination was to emerge

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United Kingdom: 50th anniversary of first issue of iconic seven-sided 50-pence coin officially celebrated

The Royal Mint has released (24th September) new commemorative coins which celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first issue of the country’s still distinctive and now iconic seven-sided 50-pence coins. As the United Kingdom revised their currency system in 1971 to adopt a decimal system, a new denomination was to emerge

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Monaco: 2019-dated annual commemorative €2 featuring Prince Honore V released

The Trésorerie Générale des Finances du Gouvernement Princier de Monaco has released their widely anticipated €2 commemorative coin on the 12th September. The theme and design of their 2019-dated €2 commemorative coin are in tribute to the 200th anniversary of the accession of Sovereign Prince Honore V (1778–1841)

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First 2019 American Innovation $1 coin on sale on September 19

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for rolls and bags of American Innovation $1 coins representing Delaware starting September 19 at noon EDT. This is the first of four 2019 American Innovation $1 coins the Mint will release this year

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First 2019 American Innovation™ $1 Coin on Sale on September 19

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for rolls and bags of American Innovation $1 coins representing Delaware starting September 19 at noon EDT. This is the first of four 2019 American Innovation $1 coins the Mint will release this year

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PCGS announces partnership with Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

As its exclusive grading service, PCGS will create special HOF inserts for certified 2020 basketball commemorative coins
Newport Beach, CA (September 16, 2019) — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is partnering with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on a 2020 basketball commemorative coin program.
The planned $5 denomination gold, $1 silver, and 50-cent clad legal tender coins to be struck by the United States Mint will honor the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s 60th anniversary

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PCGS announces partnership with Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

As its exclusive grading service, PCGS will create special HOF inserts for certified 2020 basketball commemorative coins
Newport Beach, CA (September 16, 2019) — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is partnering with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on a 2020 basketball commemorative coin program.
The planned $5 denomination gold, $1 silver, and 50-cent clad legal tender coins to be struck by the United States Mint will honor the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s 60th anniversary

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2019 American Innovation $1 coin featuring Delaware to be released September 19 at noon

Delaware is the first state to be highlighted in the American Innovation $1 Coin Program, and on September 19 at 12 noon (ET), the Mint will release four different product options for the coin. The Delaware coin features Annie Jump Cannon, an internationally renowned astronomer born in Delaware

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2019 American Innovation $1 coin featuring Delaware to be released September 19 at noon

Delaware is the first state to be highlighted in the American Innovation $1 Coin Program, and on September 19 at 12 noon (ET), the Mint will release four different product options for the coin. The Delaware coin features Annie Jump Cannon, an internationally renowned astronomer born in Delaware

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United States Mint unveils 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame coin designs

Springfield, MA — The United States Mint unveiled designs for the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Coin Program today during the 2019 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Springfield Symphony Hall.
The designs will be featured on three dome-shaped coins: A $5 gold, a $1 silver, and a half-dollar clad

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United States Mint unveils 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame coin designs

Springfield, MA — The United States Mint unveiled designs for the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Coin Program today during the 2019 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Springfield Symphony Hall.
The designs will be featured on three dome-shaped coins: A $5 gold, a $1 silver, and a half-dollar clad

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United States Mint unveils 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame coin designs

Springfield, MA — The United States Mint unveiled designs for the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Coin Program today during the 2019 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Springfield Symphony Hall.
The designs will be featured on three dome-shaped coins: A $5 gold, a $1 silver, and a half-dollar clad

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International event examines future for circulating coins

A new conference will examine the future role of coins as they continue to play an essential and intrinsic part of cash-based payments — which cannot function effectively without them.
With overcapacity, rising material costs, hoarding, the removal of low-value coins, and the growth of m-payments and contactless cards, which are chipping away at the use of coins for low-value payments, circulating coins are currently under pressure

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Morocco: Commemorative banknotes celebrate 20th anniversary of accession of King Mohammed VI

The Bank Al-Maghrib announced (21st August) the release of commemorative banknotes of 20 dirhams that celebrate the 20th anniversary of the accession of HM King Mohammed VI in 1999. After a rule of 38 years, King Hassan II, father of the current king, died at the age of 70

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Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame plans year-long promotion of 2020 basketball commemorative coins

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Next year coin collectors will have the opportunity to add a third dome-shaped U

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Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame plans year-long promotion of 2020 basketball commemorative coins

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Next year coin collectors will have the opportunity to add a third dome-shaped U

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Canada: Circulation set features “everlasting Canadian icons” on new colour 50-cent collector coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new mint sets which include a special coin in tribute to the iconic reverse designs seen on the reverse side of circulation coins. Without a doubt, the reverse side designs are Canada’s coin superstars

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Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame plans year-long promotion of 2020 basketball commemorative coins

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Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame plans year-long promotion of 2020 basketball commemorative coins

Next year coin collectors will have the opportunity to add a third dome-shaped U.S

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United States Mint unveiled 2019 American Innovation $1 Coin Program designs

Rosemont, Illinois — The United States Mint unveiled the official designs last week for the four 2019 coins in its American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The unveiling took place at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in the Donald E

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United States Mint unveiled 2019 American Innovation $1 Coin Program designs

Rosemont, Illinois — The United States Mint unveiled the official designs last week for the four 2019 coins in its American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The unveiling took place at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in the Donald E

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United Kingdom: Adventurous travelling bear, Paddington, out and about in the city of London once again on new coins

The Royal Mint has released (13th August) two new commemorative coins featuring one of the world’s most lovable children’s characters, Paddington Bear. Following up on the popularity of the 2018-dated 50-pence coins which saw Paddington visit his namesake train station and the guards outside Buckingham Palace, the latest coins depict Paddington’s adventures to two of the capital’s most iconic landmarks: The Royal Mint’s former home, the Tower of London, and St

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United Kingdom: Plans to mint “Brexit” coin revisited in time for departure date

It has been reported that plans to mint a commemorative coin to mark the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union have gained traction once again as Britain’s Finance Minister is understood to have scheduled production for the coins.
Mainstream media in the UK has published information that British chancellor Sajid Javid has asked officials to look into whether it would be possible to produce the circulation-quality 50-pence coins in volume that could be ready for the UK’s scheduled EU departure date on the 31st October

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Bowers on collecting: Suggestions for the U.S. Mint

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Within a few days, I and thousands of others will be in Rosemont, Illinois, attending the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money

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Bowers on collecting: Suggestions for the U.S. Mint

By Q. David Bowers
Within a few days, I and thousands of others will be in Rosemont, Illinois, attending the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money

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2019 Apollo 11 Proof silver and gold dollar Kennedy-Apollo 11 intaglio prints

On August 7 at noon (ET), the United States Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing will release a joint 2019 Apollo 11 Proof dollar and a Kennedy-Apollo 11 intaglio Print in gold (19XA1) and silver (19XA2) versions. The mintage limit across all products is 400,000, while there are no product or household order limits

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Japan: Designs for Olympic-themed 500-yen commemorative coins unveiled

The Japanese Finance Ministry has unveiled (29th July) the first two commemorative coin designs which will be issued in 2020 to celebrate the XXXII Olympiad that will be hosted by the City of Tokyo. The next Olympic Games will be held in the capital city of Tokyo from the 24th July to the 9th August and will be the second time Japan has hosted the Summer Games

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Legislation authorizing 2021 Morgan and Peace silver dollars to benefit American Numismatic Association

Collectors Urged to Contact Congressional Representatives for Support
Coin collectors soon could purchase a 2021-CC Morgan silver dollar and simultaneously support the American Numismatic Association (ANA).
Legislation was introduced on July 15 (House Bill 3757) to authorize production of 2021 Morgan and Peace silver dollars to mark the transition in 1921 from the Morgan to the Peace designs

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Legislation authorizing 2021 Morgan and Peace silver dollars to benefit American Numismatic Association

Collectors Urged to Contact Congressional Representatives for Support
Coin collectors soon could purchase a 2021-CC Morgan silver dollar and simultaneously support the American Numismatic Association (ANA).
Legislation was introduced on July 15 (House Bill 3757) to authorize production of 2021 Morgan and Peace silver dollars to mark the transition in 1921 from the Morgan to the Peace designs

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Legislation authorizing 2021 Morgan and Peace silver dollars to benefit American Numismatic Association

Collectors Urged to Contact Congressional Representatives for Support
Coin collectors soon could purchase a 2021-CC Morgan silver dollar and simultaneously support the American Numismatic Association (ANA).
Legislation was introduced on July 15 (House Bill 3757) to authorize production of 2021 Morgan and Peace silver dollars to mark the transition in 1921 from the Morgan to the Peace designs

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Coins and medals released at Chicago ANA show: Special NGC labels and designations

NGC has various designations and labels available for the coins and medals being released at the World’s Fair of Money in Chicago in August 2019. Special submission instructions must be followed

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NGC launches limited edition astronaut autograph labels

The program is an exciting way to celebrate space-themed coins while supporting the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has expanded its collaboration with the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) to create limited edition labels individually hand-signed by American astronauts

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Thomas Uram’s numismatic journey: From young Lincoln cent collector to the “Super Bowl of numismatics”

By Louis Golino
Thomas Uram began collecting coins in 1971 and joined the ANA as a junior member in 1974. In addition to having been a collector for almost a half-century and an award-winning exhibitor and certified award judge at many coin shows, Tom is a key leader within the numismatic community involved in several of the leading organizations

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Thomas Uram’s numismatic journey: From young Lincoln cent collector to the “Super Bowl of numismatics”

By Louis Golino
Thomas Uram began collecting coins in 1971 and joined the ANA as a junior member in 1974. In addition to having been a collector for almost a half-century and an award-winning exhibitor and certified award judge at many coin shows, Tom is a key leader within the numismatic community involved in several of the leading organizations

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Commemorative and Collector Coins Remain Strong

The gap between buying and selling coins of intrinsic value continues to narrow as gold bullion firms up its new trading range at about $1,400 an ounce. The gap between the buy and sell on silver bullion coins remains wider, but is also narrowing. Morgan silver dollar retail prices for better grade, but less than rare dates, continue a slow decline

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