Category Archives: Coin Designs

The Coin Analyst: American Silver and Gold Eagles – A Collector’s Guide for Beginners

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek ….. Even if you are new to collecting coins, you most likely have already heard about and seen American Silver Eagles and perhaps also know they have gold counterparts, American Gold Eagles. Those coins are at the very heart of the modern coin market today and of modern American […]

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United States Mint Unveils New American Silver Eagle, Gold Eagle Coin Reverse Designs

New designs will be featured on bullion and collectible coins in 2021   On Thursday, October 1, the United States Mint unveiled new reverse designs for bullion and collectible versions of American Eagle Gold and Silver Coins. 2021 marks the 35th Anniversary of the American Eagle coin program, and the new designs will begin appearing […]

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The Coin Analyst: Coin Designer Chris Costello Documents History and Culture With Numismatic Art

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek ….. Chris Costello is a Boston-based artist, graphic designer, illustrator and typographer, and an award-winning coin designer who is always involved in many projects for different clients. He has been a coin collector since childhood and dreamed for many years of designing his own U.S. coin. Thirty years ago, […]

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World War II 75th Anniversary Coin, Medal Designs Announced by US Mint

The United States Mint has officially announced the designs for the 2020 End of World War II 75th Anniversary Coin and Medal Program. The designs will be featured on a 24-karat gold coin and a silver medal. The common obverse design depicts an eagle in flight grasping an olive branch, symbolizing peace, in its right […]

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CCAC to Review Designs for Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medals, Among Others

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a telephonic public meeting September 22 and 23, 2020. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to United States coinage. Agenda: Review […]

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US Mint Announces Designs for George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 Coin, Barbara Bush First Spouse Gold Coin

On Tuesday, July 28, the United States Mint officially announced the designs for the George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 Coin and the Barbara Bush First Spouse Gold Coin. Public Law 116–112 authorizes the Mint to strike and issue these coins. The obverse design of the Presidential $1 Coin honoring George H.W. Bush features his portrait […]

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The Coin Analyst: CCAC Recommends Bold Choice for New Silver Eagle Reverse, More Traditional One for Gold Eagle

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. Next January, an important new chapter will open in American numismatic history. Two of the most iconic modern American coins – the American Silver Eagle and the American Gold Eagle – will see new reverse designs on their bullion versions for the first time since both coins debuted in […]

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CCAC to Review Designs for New Gold & Silver Eagle Reverses, Trump Medals

U.S. Mint also accepting applications for CCAC membership   The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a telephonic public meeting June 23, 2020. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs […]

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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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America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Weir Farm National Historic Site on sale May 18

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will accept orders for the 2020 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut beginning on May 18 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Weir Farm National Historic Site on sale

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) is accepting orders for the 2020 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut beginning today at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money 129th Convention medal created by Don Everhart

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Retired United States Mint designer, sculptor, and engraver, Don Everhart, has finished his plaster sculpts of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money 129th Convention medal

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Bowers on collecting: A favorite medal

By Q. David Bowers
1805 Washington Medal by Eccleston
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Among numismatically popular early medals associated with the life of George Washington, the Eccleston medal of 1805, from dies cut by Thomas Webb, is certainly the largest (76 millimeters), and it is among the most interesting

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Bowers on collecting: A favorite medal

By Q. David Bowers
1805 Washington Medal by Eccleston
“The Land Was Ours”
250 to 400 known in copper
Among numismatically popular early medals associated with the life of George Washington, the Eccleston medal of 1805, from dies cut by Thomas Webb, is certainly the largest (76 millimeters), and it is among the most interesting

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Victor David Brenner & His Lincoln Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… Lincoln cent collectors new and seasoned alike know the three ubiquitous letters of their specialty. These are the letters “VDB”, which boldly appear on the reverse of the scarce 1909 VDB and rare 1909-S VDB Lincoln cents and the obverse of all Lincoln cents made since 1918. For many, […]

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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

On Tuesday, April 21, the United States 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. This distinctive silver dollar coin marks a signature achievement in our nation’s history. “This coin pays homage to the 19th Amendment’s adoption, and […]

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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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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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CCAC to Review Designs for George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 Coin

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a telephonic public meeting April 14, 2020. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to United States coinage. The CCAC approved design […]

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Barbara Bush First Spouse Coin, Medal Designs Recommended by CCAC

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On Tuesday, March 10, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a meeting to discuss and review candidate designs for both the George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 coin and the Barbara Bush First Spouse gold coin and bronze medal. Both collectors coins were authorized by the President George H.W. Bush […]

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee to meet by teleconference March 10-11

In accordance with recommended precautions regarding the coronavirus, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will now hold a two-day public meeting by teleconference on March 10-11, 2020.
The March 10th session will run from 1:00 p

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CCAC to Review Designs for George & Barbara Bush Coins & Medal, 2021 American Innovation Dollars

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a two-day public meeting March 10-11 at U.S. Mint Headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20220. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and […]

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Andrew Jackson Presidential Silver Medal on sale February 24

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the Andrew Jackson Presidential Silver Medal (product code S807) on February 24 at noon EST. The medal is priced at $46

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2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set honoring National Park of American Samoa on sale February 18

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set containing coins honoring the National Park of American Samoa on February 18 at noon EST

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Bullion Shark Sweepstakes

2020 American Gold Eagle Sweepstakes by Bullion Shark LLC …… Bullion Shark is proud to announce its sweepstakes for a 2020 $5 Gold Eagle! One lucky winner will receive this stunning American Gold Eagle $5 piece that was struck in .999 pure gold by the United States Mint! This is a $200 value! This is […]

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2020 Native American $1 coin products on sale February 12

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for product options containing the 2020 Native American $1 coin on February 12 at noon EST

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Viewpoint: Rethinking Coin Designs

By Bill Tuttle
While on YouTube, I came across a channel whose author talked about his “Ten least favorite coin designs” and made some suggestions for better designs (in his opinion). That got me rethinking about what I’ve written in the past about changing the coin and currency of our money.
The Union Shield cent was one of the ugliest coins listed

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Georgia American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin on sale February 11

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin honoring Georgia on February 11 at noon EST. The coin recognizes the Trustees’ Garden, established by James Oglethorpe in the early 1730s

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America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring the National Park of American Samoa on sale February 6

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the 2020 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring the National Park of American Samoa (product code 20AJ) on February 6 at noon EST

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Products featuring National Park of American Samoa quarters on sale today

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) has opened sales for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring National Park of American Samoa today at noon EST

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Final release in Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series on sale January 30

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will release the third and final coin in its Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series (product code 20EJ) on January 30 at noon EST

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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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Standing Tall Against Controversy and Scandal – The Standing Liberty Quarter

By Mike Garofalo for PCGS …… One of my favorite 20th-century coin designs has always been the Standing Liberty quarter. It replaced the staid and certainly not provocative Barber quarter, which had been struck since 1892. But was the Standing Liberty quarter a controversial coin? Let’s review a quick history of this quarter dollar. In […]

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2020 National Park of American Samoa five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin to be released February 6 at noon

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On February 6 at 12:00 noon (ET), the Mint will release the 2020 National Park of American Samoa five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin (20AJ)

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2020 American Platinum Eagle Proof coin — Pursuit of Happiness — to be released January 30 at noon

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On January 30 at 12 noon (ET) the United States Mint will release the 2020 Preamble to the Declaration of Independence American Platinum Eagle Proof coin — Pursuit of Happiness (20EJ)

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2020 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Proof coin on sale January 9

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will accept orders for the 2020 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Proof coin (product code 20EA) beginning on January 9, 2020, at noon EST

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2020 American Samoa Quarter Preview

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek ….. Though not the first coin to feature bats as a motif, the first new America the Beautiful National Parks quarter dollar to be released in 2020 certainly has a distinctive take on the flying mammal. Honoring the sensibly named National Park in American Samoa, the quarter will be released […]

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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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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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Pennsylvania American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin on sale December 5

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Washington — The 2019 United States Mint American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin honoring Pennsylvania will be available for purchase on December 5 at noon EST

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Proof Half Sovereign Pattern Mule with Sixpence Obverse

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This proof Half Sovereign off-metal mule pattern encompasses a combination of history, rarity, and condition. This piece is the ONLY known certified example and the ONLY known piece as well. The obverse was struck from the regular obverse die intended for the Sixpence issue. The reverse was […]

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United States Mint’s last America the Beautiful quarters three-coin set of 2019 on sale November 26

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Washington — The United States Mint will release the final America the Beautiful quarters three-coin set of 2019 on November 26 at noon EST

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Final Presidential Silver Medal of 2019 on sale November 18

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the John Quincy Adams Presidential Silver Medal (product code S806) on November 18 at noon EST. This is the sixth release in the Presidential Silver Medal series and the final medal of 2019

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2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin on sale November 14

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin (product code 19XE) on November 14 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $65

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2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin on sale November 14

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin (product code 19XE) on November 14 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $65

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Final 2019 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin on sale November 14

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Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Idaho’s Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness (product code 19AN) on November 14 at noon EST

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Final 2019 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin on sale November 14

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Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Idaho’s Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness (product code 19AN) on November 14 at noon EST

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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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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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CCAC to Review Designs for Washington Quarter Reverse, American Liberty Gold Coin, More

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting, starting at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at U.S. Mint Headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20220. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the […]

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United States Mint Unveils 2020 Native American $1 Coin Reverse Design

On Saturday, October 5, United States Mint Chief Administrative Officer Patrick Hernandez unveiled the reverse design for the 2020 Native American $1 Coin during the Alaska Native Brothers and Alaska Native Sisters Convention at Alaska Pacific University. The theme of the 2020 Native American $1 Coin design is Elizabeth Peratrovich and Alaska’s Anti-Discrimination Law. The […]

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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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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

On Friday, September 6, the United States Mintunveiled designs for the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Coin Program during the 2019 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Springfield Symphony Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts. 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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CCAC to Review Designs for 2020 American Innovation $1 Coins, Congressional Gold Medals

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

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United States Mint Reverse Proof palladium coins on sale September 12

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Palladium Eagle one-ounce Reverse Proof coin (product code 19EK) on September 12 at noon EDT. The coin was previously scheduled to go on sale September 5

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United States Mint Reverse Proof palladium coins on sale September 12

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Palladium Eagle one-ounce Reverse Proof coin (product code 19EK) on September 12 at noon EDT. The coin was previously scheduled to go on sale September 5

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

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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 States Mint reveals designs for the final coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program

Rosemont, Illinois — The United States Mint unveiled the official designs for the final six coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters 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 reveals designs for the final coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program

Rosemont, Illinois — The United States Mint unveiled the official designs for the final six coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters 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 begins accepting orders for the 2019 American Liberty high relief gold coin on August 15

Washington — The United States Mint is opening sales for the 2019 American Liberty high relief gold coin (product code 19DA) on August 15 at noon EDT. This coin is struck at the West Point Mint, contains one ounce of 99

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United States Mint begins accepting orders for the 2019 American Liberty high relief gold coin on August 15

Washington — The United States Mint is opening sales for the 2019 American Liberty high relief gold coin (product code 19DA) on August 15 at noon EDT. This coin is struck at the West Point Mint, contains one ounce of 99

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United States Mint releases 2019 ornaments on August 13

On August 13 at 12 noon (ET), the United States Mint will release two ornaments which both incorporate Uncirculated Kennedy half dollars. The first, the 2019 Mighty Minters ornament (19XC), features the Mighty Minters Eli, Layla, Timothy, and Kendra

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United States Mint releases 2019 ornaments on August 13

On August 13 at 12 noon (ET), the United States Mint will release two ornaments which both incorporate Uncirculated Kennedy half dollars. The first, the 2019 Mighty Minters ornament (19XC), features the Mighty Minters Eli, Layla, Timothy, and Kendra

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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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CCAC Selects Design Recommendations for 2020 Basketball Commemorative Coins

United States Mint also reveals possibility of colorized silver, clad commems   By CoinWeek News Staff ….. As the immortal rapper Kurtis Blow once sang, “Basketball is my favorite sport, I like the way they dribble up and down the court.” And in that spirit, on Wednesday, July 17, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) […]

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CCAC to Review Designs for 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting, starting at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at U.S. Mint Headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20220. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the […]

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

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

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United States Mint James Madison presidential silver medal released on May 6

Washington — The United States Mint released presidential medals struck in .999 fine silver in honor of the nation’s fourth president, James Madison, on May 6 at noon EDT

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United States Mint James Madison presidential silver medal released on May 6

Washington — The United States Mint released presidential medals struck in .999 fine silver in honor of the nation’s fourth president, James Madison, on May 6 at noon EDT

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Candidate Designs for Mayflower Gold Bullion Coin, Platinum Eagle, Flowbee Dollar

By CoinWeek News Staff ….. The latest meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) started this morning at 9:30 am EST and will run until 4:45 pm today and from 10 am to noon tomorrow. Commissioned to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on the design of all U.S. coin and medal products struck […]

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America the Beautiful quarters honoring American Memorial Park now available

Washington — The United States Mint is now accepting orders for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring American Memorial Park in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
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America the Beautiful quarters honoring American Memorial Park now available

Washington — The United States Mint is now accepting orders for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring American Memorial Park in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
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CCAC to Review Platinum Eagle, 2019 American Innovation $1 Coin Designs

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

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U.S. Mint announces “W” mint mark circulating quarter collectible

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Washington — The United States Mint announced today that it has released the first-ever circulating coins with West Point mint marks. Throughout the remainder of the year, two million each of the scheduled 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters will be minted at West Point

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America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring American Memorial Park goes on sale on April 4

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring American Memorial Park in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (product code 19AK) on April 4 at noon EDT. The coin is priced at $154

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United States Mint launches public design competition for Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative coins

Washington — The United States Mint is pleased to announce a call for artists to design the obverse (heads side) of commemorative coins celebrating the game of basketball. Public Law 115-343 authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue domed $5 gold coins, domed $1 silver coins, and domed half-dollar clad coins, in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

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Treasure at the end of the rainbow: New Jersey’s Saint Patrick coppers

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In preparation for the upcoming 73rd edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins, which is expected to draw increased attention to foreign coins that were used in Colonial America, I thumbed through the Colonial Issues section of the 4th edition of Mega Red and came across something both interesting and festive

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2019 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set available February 21

Washington — The 2019 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (product code 19AQ) is now available for purchase.
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End of an Effigy: Final Gold, Silver Coins to Feature Ian Rank Broadley’s Design

The Royal Australian Mint will begin phasing out the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2019. The end of an era for Australian currency, the Ian Rank-Broadley design has been proudly included on the obverse of Australia’s coin currency since 1998, and was the fifth effigy of the Queen to be […]

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Pittsburgh Legacy Series to Welcome Don Everhart

In 2015 the American Numismatic Association (ANA) introduced the ANA Legacy Series to recognize hobby icons and help create a record of their contributions. The series continues today, held in conjunction with ANA conventions. They consist of live interviews with notables in the coin community and honors individuals who have profoundly impacted the hobby, giving […]

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United States Mint offers Lowell National Historical Park coin set on February 19

Washington — The United States Mint will release the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set containing Lowell National Historical Park quarters on February 19 at noon EST. The set (product code 19AD) is priced at $9

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United States Mint offers Lowell National Historical Park coin set on February 19

Washington — The United States Mint will release the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set containing Lowell National Historical Park quarters on February 19 at noon EST. The set (product code 19AD) is priced at $9

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United States Mint opens sales for the 2019 Native American $1 coin on February 13

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for products containing the 2019 Native American $1 coin on February 13 at noon EST. The coin celebrates the accomplishments of Native Americans in the Space Program

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United States Mint opens sales for the 2019 Native American $1 coin on February 13

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for products containing the 2019 Native American $1 coin on February 13 at noon EST. The coin celebrates the accomplishments of Native Americans in the Space Program

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United States Mint launches 46th America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin

A crowd of 2,600 people attended the February 6, 2019, ceremonial launch of the Lowell National Historical Park quarter in Lowell, MA. The coin is the 46th release in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program

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United States Mint launches 46th America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin

A crowd of 2,600 people attended the February 6, 2019, ceremonial launch of the Lowell National Historical Park quarter in Lowell, MA. The coin is the 46th release in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program

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America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Lowell National Historical Park goes on sale

Washington — The United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Massachusetts’s Lowell National Historical Park (product code 19AJ) today at noon EST. The coin is priced at $154

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United States Mint releases first 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin today at noon

Washington — The United States Mint will release the America the Beautiful quarter honoring Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts today at noon EST.
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United States Mint releases first 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin today at noon

Washington — The United States Mint will release the America the Beautiful quarter honoring Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts today at noon EST.
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New Preamble to the Declaration of Independence platinum Proof coin available today at noon

Washington — The United States Mint will release the second coin in its Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series today at noon EST. Launched in 2018, this three-year platinum Proof coin series features all new obverse (heads) designs created concurrently by one designer and a new common reverse (tails) design

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New Preamble to the Declaration of Independence platinum Proof coin available today at noon

Washington — The United States Mint will release the second coin in its Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series today at noon EST. Launched in 2018, this three-year platinum Proof coin series features all new obverse (heads) designs created concurrently by one designer and a new common reverse (tails) design

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Hidden in plain sight: Reverse of the 2018 American Innovation dollar pays subtle homage to the legendary designer of the Buffalo nickel

If you are interested in the new American Innovation $1 Coin Program and have a fancy for Buffalo nickels, we have some good news for you. A commonly unnoticed (or at least undiscussed) detail on the reverse of the 2018 American Innovation dollar hints toward a connection with the designer of the Buffalo (or Indian Head) nickel, James Earle Fraser

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Hidden in plain sight: Reverse of the 2018 American Innovation dollar pays subtle homage to the legendary designer of the Buffalo nickel

If you are interested in the new American Innovation $1 Coin Program and have a fancy for Buffalo nickels, we have some good news for you. A commonly unnoticed (or at least undiscussed) detail on the reverse of the 2018 American Innovation dollar hints toward a connection with the designer of the Buffalo (or Indian Head) nickel, James Earle Fraser

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United States Mint releases first of four 2019 Presidential silver medals today

Washington — The United States Mint began accepting orders for the Thomas Jefferson Presidential silver medal (product code S803) today at noon EST. The medal is the first of four

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United States Mint releases first of four 2019 Presidential silver medals today

Washington — The United States Mint began accepting orders for the Thomas Jefferson Presidential silver medal (product code S803) today at noon EST. The medal is the first of four

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United States Mint rolls out commemorative coins honoring the first manned lunar landing today

Washington — The United States Mint opened sales for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program today at noon EST.
This unique four-coin program includes the Mint’s first reeded five-ounce Proof silver dollar, a $5 gold coin, a silver dollar, and a half dollar

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United States Mint rolls out commemorative coins honoring the first manned lunar landing today, but some already on back order

Washington — The United States Mint opened sales for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program today at noon EST. However, the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary five-ounce Proof silver dollar (19CH) is already on back order

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United States Mint rolls out commemorative coins honoring the first manned lunar landing today, but some already on back order

Washington — The United States Mint opened sales for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program today at noon EST. However, the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary five-ounce Proof silver dollar (19CH) is already on back order

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Bowers on collecting: Some comments about the 20-cent piece

Of all circulating denominations of United States coins the 20-cent piece, sometimes called the double dime, was the shortest lived. Examples were made for circulation for only two years, 1875 and 1876, followed by two years of Proofs for collectors

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Bowers on collecting: Some comments about the 20-cent piece

Of all circulating denominations of United States coins the 20-cent piece, sometimes called the double dime, was the shortest lived. Examples were made for circulation for only two years, 1875 and 1876, followed by two years of Proofs for collectors

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First International Coin Designer Training program held in Shanghai

2018 International Coin Designer Training at Shanghai Mint participants
By Louis Golino
In early December the Chinese Mint held the first International Coin Designer Training program at its Shanghai branch mint, which brought together several prominent coin designers from Europe, the U.S

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First International Coin Designer Training program held in Shanghai

2018 International Coin Designer Training at Shanghai Mint participants
By Louis Golino
In early December the Chinese Mint held the first International Coin Designer Training program at its Shanghai branch mint, which brought together several prominent coin designers from Europe, the U.S

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Watch: The 2019 Apollo 11 Coin First Strike Ceremony

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On Thursday, December 13, the United States Mint held a striking ceremony for the 2019 Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Commemorative silver and gold coins. Several invited guests–including the children of the first men to set foot on another world: Buzz Aldrin’s son Andy Aldrin; Michael Collins’ daughter Ann […]

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United States Mint unveils design for 2019 Native American $1 coin reverse

Washington — The United States Mint officially unveiled the reverse (tails side) design for the 2019 Native American $1 coin in the 2018 winter issue of the National Museum of the American Indian’s eponymous quarterly magazine. The 2019 coin design celebrates American Indians in the Space Program

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United States Mint unveils design for 2019 Native American $1 coin reverse

Washington — The United States Mint officially unveiled the reverse (tails side) design for the 2019 Native American $1 coin in the 2018 winter issue of the National Museum of the American Indian’s eponymous quarterly magazine. The 2019 coin design celebrates American Indians in the Space Program

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United States Mint unveils design for 2019 Native American $1 coin reverse

Washington — The United States Mint officially unveiled the reverse (tails side) design for the 2019 Native American $1 coin in the 2018 winter issue of the National Museum of the American Indian’s eponymous quarterly magazine. The 2019 coin design celebrates American Indians in the Space Program

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United States Mint set to release introductory American Innovation $1 coin products on December 14

Washington — The United States Mint is pleased to announce the opening of sales on December 14 at noon (EST), for $1 coin products introducing the United States Mint American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The new 15-year initiative honors innovators and innovations from each state, the District of Columbia, and the five U

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United States Mint set to release introductory American Innovation $1 coin products on December 14

Washington — The United States Mint is pleased to announce the opening of sales on December 14 at noon (EST), for $1 coin products introducing the United States Mint American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The new 15-year initiative honors innovators and innovations from each state, the District of Columbia, and the five U

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United States Mint set to release introductory American Innovation $1 coin products on December 14

Washington — The United States Mint is pleased to announce the opening of sales on December 14 at noon (EST), for $1 coin products introducing the United States Mint American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The new 15-year initiative honors innovators and innovations from each state, the District of Columbia, and the five U

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The 2018 American Innovation $1 Proof coin, the first release of the American Innovation $1 Coin Program, to be released on December 14

The United States Mint’s American Innovation $1 Coin Program is set to release its first coin on December 14. The 2018 American Innovation $1 Proof coin (18GA), minted at the San Francisco Mint, is the first in a series that will produce unique coins for each of the 50 states, in addition to the District of Columbia and various U

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The 2018 American Innovation $1 Proof coin, the first release of the American Innovation $1 Coin Program, to be released on December 14

The United States Mint’s American Innovation $1 Coin Program is set to release its first coin on December 14. The 2018 American Innovation $1 Proof coin (18GA), minted at the San Francisco Mint, is the first in a series that will produce unique coins for each of the 50 states, in addition to the District of Columbia and various U

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The 2018 American Innovation $1 Proof coin, the first release of the American Innovation $1 Coin Program, to be released on December 14

The United States Mint’s American Innovation $1 Coin Program is set to release its first coin on December 14. The 2018 American Innovation $1 Proof coin (18GA), minted at the San Francisco Mint, is the first in a series that will produce unique coins for each of the 50 states, in addition to the District of Columbia and various U

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Final America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set of 2018 goes on sale

Washington — The United States Mint is accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set (18AH) honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island.

The America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set contains one Uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint, one Uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, and one Proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint

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Final America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set of 2018 goes on sale

Washington — The United States Mint is accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set (18AH) honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island.

The America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set contains one Uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint, one Uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, and one Proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint

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Final America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set of 2018 goes on sale

Washington — The United States Mint is accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set (18AH) honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island.

The America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set contains one Uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint, one Uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, and one Proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint

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Final America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set of 2018 goes on sale

Washington — The United States Mint is accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set (18AH) honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island.

The America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set contains one Uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint, one Uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, and one Proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint

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Timeless designs emerging from a new generation: The American Legion commemorative silver dollar

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When reminiscing about classic American coin designs, it’s almost impossible not to think of the gorgeous double eagle by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the elegant Flowing Hair Stella by Charles E

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Timeless designs emerging from a new generation: The American Legion commemorative silver dollar

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When reminiscing about classic American coin designs, it’s almost impossible not to think of the gorgeous double eagle by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the elegant Flowing Hair Stella by Charles E

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CCAC November 14, 2018, meeting: American Veterans medal

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the American Veterans medal that were reviewed at the November 14, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting today

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CCAC November 14, 2018, meeting: American Veterans medal

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the American Veterans medal that were reviewed at the November 14, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting today

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Sales open November 15 for America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge

Washington — The United States Mint will release the America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge (product code 18AN) on November 15 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

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Sales open November 15 for America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge

Washington — The United States Mint will release the America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge (product code 18AN) on November 15 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

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United States Mint releases fifth 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin on November 13

Washington — The United States Mint will offer bags and rolls of quarters honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island starting on November 13 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This coin is the fifth and final release of 2018 in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program

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United States Mint releases fifth 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin on November 13

Washington — The United States Mint will offer bags and rolls of quarters honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island starting on November 13 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This coin is the fifth and final release of 2018 in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2020 Air Force medal

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2020 Air Force medal that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2020 Air Force medal

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2020 Air Force medal that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2020 Coast Guard medal

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2020 Coast Guard medal that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2020 Coast Guard medal

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2020 Coast Guard medal that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: First amendment designs for the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series

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The following is a list of artist submissions and their descriptions for the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series that were reviewed at yesterday’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: First amendment designs for the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series

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The following is a list of artist submissions and their descriptions for the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series that were reviewed at yesterday’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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Designs revealed for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program

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Washington — The United States Mint unveiled the designs for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program today

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Designs revealed for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program

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Washington — The United States Mint unveiled the designs for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program today

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CCAC recommends a “Scene Within a Scene” for Weir Farm quarter

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On Thursday, September 27, 2018, all 10 members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) convened to review U

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CCAC recommends a “Scene Within a Scene” for Weir Farm quarter

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Art, liberty, and innovation: The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee makes recommendations

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Eight members of the Treasury Department’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee met at U

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Art, liberty, and innovation: The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee makes recommendations

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Eight members of the Treasury Department’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee met at U

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Art, liberty, and innovation: The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee makes recommendations

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Eight members of the Treasury Department’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee met at U

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Art, liberty, and innovation: The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee makes recommendations

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Eight members of the Treasury Department’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee met at U

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