Category Archives: African Americans

American Innovation $1 Coin 2020 Proof Set on Sale Oct. 8

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Proof Set (product code 20GA) on October 8 at noon EDT. The set is priced at $24.00. The American Innovation $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series featuring distinctive reverse designs that pay homage to America’s ingenuity and celebrate the […]

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Annexing the District of Columbia & U.S. Territories to the 50 State Quarters Program

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The 50 State Quarters program was one of the most successful and ambitious United States Mint coin design programs of the last five decades. When it was launched in 1999, the Statehood Quarters initiative captured the imagination of an entire nation, making evening news headlines as each new quarter […]

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Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Introduced to Congress

From the Office of Tim Kaine, Senator …… On Tuesday, July 30, United States Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), along with U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO5) and Steve Stivers (R-OH15), introduced the Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative Coin Act. The legislation directs the U.S. Treasury to mint a coin to commemorate […]

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

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

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 18, 2017: Missing Persons, Chinese Counterfeits, Bitcoin Boom

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for August 18, 2017:  Urgent 1.) Walter Allan’s car found, but 84-year-old Numismatist still missing Allan’s family told police they last heard from him on July 18, when he told them he was heading to the 2017 convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) in Boucherville, Qué., held […]

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Modern US Coins – 2017 America the Beautiful Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456 (source: PDF), the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks […]

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U.S. Mint Releases Next 2017 America the Beautiful 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin May 2

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin-Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (product code 17AK) on May 2 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse design depicts Frederick Douglass seated at a writing desk with his home in Washington, D.C., in the background. Inscriptions […]

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2017 American Liberty Gold Coin on Sale TODAY – Here’s What You Should Know

Everything you need to know about the U.S. Mint’s 225th Anniversary American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin By CoinWeek News Staff …. As of today at noon Eastern Standard Time, the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin goes on sale at the United States Mint. While the year is far from over, and the […]

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First US Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson to Autograph NGC Labels

Rhett Jeppson, the first Principal Deputy Director of the United States Mint, has agreed to autograph certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). Jeppson helmed the Mint from January 2015 to January 2017 in his capacity as Principal Deputy Director, and on May 19, 2015, he was nominated as Director of the US Mint. […]

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2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin on Sale April 6

U.S. Mint announces new products for April; American Liberty gold coin part of the Mint’s 225th Anniversary celebrations By CoinWeek News Staff …. According to their recently updated online product schedule, the United States Mint has given the 2017 edition of the American Liberty High-Relief Gold Coin a release date of April 6. The coin, […]

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Museum of American Finance Opens New Exhibit: “For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency”

By Museum of American Finance ….. In honor of Black History Month, the Museum of American Finance has opened “For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency,” a traveling exhibit on loan from the Museum of UnCut Funk. To be featured on currency is among the nation’s highest honors. The Treasury’s latest redesign – […]

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African American Lady Liberty Coin to Be Displayed Two Months Ahead of Release

The February 16-18 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) will be highlighted by the U.S. Mint’s display of the 2017 American Liberty gold coin. Leading the Long Beach Expo’s attractions is the groundbreaking 225th Anniversary Lady Liberty coin, which depicts Lady Liberty as a person of color (a first in U.S. […]

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African American Lady Liberty Coin to Be Displayed Two Months Ahead of Release

The February 16-18 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) will be highlighted by the U.S. Mint’s display of the 2017 American Liberty gold coin. Leading the Long Beach Expo’s attractions is the groundbreaking 225th Anniversary Lady Liberty coin, which depicts Lady Liberty as a person of color (a first in U.S. […]

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Everybody’s Got One: Opinions Vary on 2017 American Liberty Gold Coin

Editor’s Commentary by Charles Morgan …..   The United States Mint released images of the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin on Tuesday, January 12, and the story took off like a steampunk locomotive powered by jet fuel in the mainstream media. In one sense this is understandable, since the new design features a straightforwardly […]

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Mint Director Jeppson Comments on 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin Unveiling

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin and United States Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson today unveiled designs for the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin in the historic Department of the Treasury’s Cash Room. The ceremony, led by Mint Chief of Staff Elisa Basnight, kicked off a year-long series […]

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Mint Director Jeppson Comments on 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin Unveiling

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin and United States Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson today unveiled designs for the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin in the historic Department of the Treasury’s Cash Room. The ceremony, led by Mint Chief of Staff Elisa Basnight, kicked off a year-long series […]

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Mint Director Comments – 225th Anniversary American Liberty Gold Coin

  Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin and United States Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson today unveiled designs for the 2017  225th Anniversary American Liberty Gold Coin in the historic Department of the Treasury’s Cash Room. The ceremony, led by Mint Chief of Staff Elisa Basnight, kicked off a year-long […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #37: Uncut Funk: African-American Representation and Money

CoinWeek Podcast #37: Uncut Funk: African-American Representation and Money Pamela Thomas and Loreen Williamson are co-curators and owners of the Museum of Uncut Funk, the internet’s first virtual museum dedicated to the preservation and celebration of 1970s black culture and all things funky. Drawing from Thomas’ and Williamson’s own personal collections, the Museum provides enthusiasts with a […]

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Coinage of Kyrene: A Greek City in Libya

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz…. THE JEBEL AKHDAR OR “GREEN MOUNTAINS” OF LIBYA stretches eastward from Benghazi for a hundred miles (160 km) along the coast. With an average annual rainfall of 15-20 inches (375-500 mm), these limestone hills are the most forested region in North Africa. In ancient times, before centuries of […]

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