Category Archives: Circulating Coins

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United States Mint statement on circulating coins

Washington — The impact of COVID-19 has resulted in the disruption of the supply channels of circulating coinage — the pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters that the American people and businesses use in their day-to-day transactions. The United States Mint is part of the solution to this issue, but we need your help as well

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United States Mint statement on circulating coins

Washington — The impact of COVID-19 has resulted in the disruption of the supply channels of circulating coinage — the pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters that the American people and businesses use in their day-to-day transactions. The United States Mint is part of the solution to this issue, but we need your help as well

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America the Beautiful Quarters 2019 Circulating Coin Set on Sale October 9

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™ (product code 19AC) on October 9 at noon EDT. The set is priced at $8.95 USD. The 2019-dated set includes 10 circulating quarters—five from the Philadelphia Mint and five from the Denver Mint–with reverse designs honoring Lowell […]

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The Challenge of Grading Circulating Coins

by Michael Fazzari
I once gave a presentation dealing with coin grading at a club meeting in Maryland.  I thought my speech was well done and informative; yet after the question and answer period was over, a member came up to say that she was mildly disappointed as I had just skimmed over the circulated grades and focused mostly on the Uncirculated grades. She wanted an explanation of the circulated grades that she was able to collect

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International Event Examines Future for Circulating Coins

A new international conference will examine the future role of circulating 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 circulating coins, and the growth of m-payments and contactless cards, which are chipping […]

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South African Mint announces public design competition for next SA25 circulation coin

The following press release and image are distributed on behalf of the South African Mint.
(Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 Sept. 2019): The South African Mint, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank today announced a competition for the design of a new R2 circulation coin which will be issued in 2020

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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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Fifty Years of the 50 Cent Coin: Celebrating Australia’s Unique 12-Sided Coinage

By Royal Australian Mint …… The 50th Anniversary of the introduction of the copper-nickel dodecagon 50 cent coin is celebrated today with a new limited edition collectible coin set by the Royal Australian Mint. Celebrating not only 50 years but also five different effigies that have featured on the coins since 1969. “This year Australia […]

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U.S. Mint to Release Circulating America the Beautiful Quarter 10-Coin Set Nov. 21

  The United States Mint will open sales for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarter Circulating Coin Set™ (product code 17AC) starting on November 21 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This year’s set includes 10 circulating quarters–five from the Philadelphia Mint and five from the Denver Mint–with reverse designs honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa), […]

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World Coins – Estonia Celebrates Independence with New 2 Euro Commemorative

By Bank of Estonia ……   The special 2 euro coin went on sale June 26 and are legal tender throughout the euro area A total of 1.5 million of the coins have been minted A total of 10,000 2 euro coin cards will be produced, retailing for 7 euros each On June 26, the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017 Brain Food 1.) What’s the Difference Between the Edge and the Rim of a Coin? The edge runs around the entire circumference of the coin, and is the portion that has the reeding on it if it’s a dime or quarter dollar. The rim is […]

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Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Ft. Moultrie at Ft. Sumter National Monument 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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Royal Mint UK Releases Commemorative Gold, Silver Versions of New £1 Coin

Heraldic designs, regional landmarks and cultural interpretations of the UK such as fish and chips and cups of tea were amongst over 6,000 entries submitted by the public for consideration when the competition to design the UK’s new bimetallic 12-sided £1 coin was announced in 2014. Now, three years later, the moment when we will […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for March 3, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Coins tell tales of kings, their fancies The longest reigning ruler Aurangazeb changed his monetary system so many times in his 49 years of reign that numismatist and author of the book South Asian Coins and Paper Money, Rajender Marudhar, says that […]

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US & Canadian Coins: Circulation Finds On Both Sides of the Border

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   This morning I received 43 cents in change following a breakfast transaction at an Einstein Bagels restaurant in Central Florida. A pretty ordinary transaction, except for two things: a 1951 George VI Canadian cent and a 2011 Elizabeth II Canadian dime. Sure, I’ve received Canadian coins in circulation […]

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CCAC Discusses 2019 ATB Quarters, OSS Gold Medal at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s First Meeting

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a short public meeting on February 15 to discuss themes for the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters program and the Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal, but perhaps bigger news is that the meeting was the group’s first with its newest member, […]

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CCAC Discusses 2019 ATB Quarters, OSS Gold Medal at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s First Meeting

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a short public meeting on February 15 to discuss themes for the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters program and the Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal, but perhaps bigger news is that the meeting was the group’s first with its newest […]

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France 2017 Auguste Rodin 2 Euro Coin

Description: Auguste Rodin, the French artist and sculptor known for his iconic 19th-century work The Thinker, died 100 years ago in 1917. Now he’s making a claim to 21st-century fame by being honored on a series of coins from the Monnaie de Paris – including a 2017 French 2 Euro bimetallic circulating commemorative coin. While […]

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Modern US Coins – Coinage of the Obama Era

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… It’s still unclear how history will ultimately remember the presidency of Barack Obama, who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 through 2017. But coin collectors can already honor the historic, two-term former commander-in-chief in their own ways. Over the course of the eight years […]

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U.S. Mint Wins Krause Best Circulating, Most inspirational Coin Awards at Berlin World Money Fair

Two United States Mint coins recognized for design and artistic vision The United States recently earned top honors in two coin design categories at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. United States Mint officials accepted two Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards on behalf of the Nation. The U.S. won in the category of […]

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The Epic $100 Nickel Roll Search

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… I’ve been picking through nickel rolls for years. I searched through my first roll of nickels in 1993, when I was 12 years old and first getting into coin collecting. I remember finding one or two pre-1960 Jefferson nickels in almost every roll back in those days, but I […]

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Royal Mint Reflects Pioneering British Spirit with New UK Coin Designs for 2017

The Royal Mint has unveiled the new coin designs for 2017 – with a strong pioneering theme linking them all. These are the themes that will not only appear in circulation in pockets and purses in the UK, but will also be available in annual coin sets in precious metal and base proof finishes. The […]

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Royal Mint Reflects Pioneering British Spirit with New UK Coin Designs for 2017

The Royal Mint has unveiled the new coin designs for 2017 – with a strong pioneering theme linking them all. These are the themes that will not only appear in circulation in pockets and purses in the UK, but will also be available in annual coin sets in precious metal and base proof finishes. The […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The medal detective Few things mean as much to soldiers as their medals. But if the medals get lost, how do they find their way home? That’s where Major Zachariah Fike comes in… 2.) All India coin in India-1940-1965 3.) Falkirk’s […]

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World Currency News – Seychelles to Release New Family of Banknotes, Coins

By Central Bank of Seychelles…. The Central Bank of Seychelles will launch a new family of banknotes and coins to commemorate 40 years of Seychelles’ Independence, with the theme “Seychelles’ Unique Biodiversity – the backbone of our economy”. The project which started in 2012 is in its final stage and the issuance is scheduled for […]

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2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set Available Nov. 22

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™ (product code 16AC) starting on November 22 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $5.95, the set contains 10 circulating coins-five from the United States Mint at Philadelphia and five from the United States Mint at Denver – […]

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Classic US Coins – The Last Wheat Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. When the Lincoln wheat cents of 1958 were struck by the United States Mint, few individuals knew the coins would represent the end of a 50-year tradition. Collectors had little reason to suspect that the Lincoln cent, which had remained virtually unchanged since its debut in 1909, was set […]

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U.S. Mint Launches 35th America the Beautiful Quarter in South Carolina

On Thursday, November 17, the United States Mint joined the National Park Service to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) in South Carolina. The coin’s reverse depicts Sergeant William Jasper returning the regimental flag to the ramparts while under attack from British ships. “This new coin […]

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NGC – Chinese Coins: The Last Palace

  2016 is the 150th anniversary of Sun Yat-sen’s birth and the People’s Republic of China has just released three coins to commemorate this event By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   It feels like a train station. We weave though the milling crowd in the ticket office lobby. The glass barrier between […]

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World Coin News – Latvia Dedicates 2 Euro Commemorative to Vidzeme

By Bank of Latvia …. On 15 November 2016, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to Vidzeme. This coin, featuring the coat of arms of Vidzeme, is the first one in the series of 2 euro commemorative coins dedicated to Latvia’s cultural and historical regions. It is one […]

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World Coins- Portugal Issues New €2.50 Barcelos Figures Collector Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal ….. The Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) will put a cupronickel-alloy collector coin into circulation from 15 November 2016 entitled ‘O Figurado de Barcelos’ (Barcelos sculpted figures), within the ‘Portuguese Ethnography’ series. The coins have a face value of €2.50. The new circulating commemoratives will be distributed to […]

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Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Ft. Moultrie at Ft. Sumter National Monument 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 to Launch Fort Moultrie Quarter Nov. 17

What: The United States Mint will launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) in South Carolina on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. (ET). The ceremony will culminate with a coin exchange, where the public can trade cash for $10 rolls of newly-minted Fort Moultrie (Fort […]

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France 2016 François Mitterrand Centennial 2 Euro Coin

Description: The François Mitterrand France 2 Euro Centennial coin honors the Socialist Party icon who became the longest-serving president of France. Mitterrand led France from 1981 through 1995 and was the first president elected under the French Fifth Republic, a semi-presidential political system that was established in 1958 and is based on the republican constitution […]

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World Coins – Collecting 20th Century Canadian Quarters

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… 20th-century Canadian quarters are among the most widely collected types of world coins. Incorporating the portraits of five different British rulers and offering an exciting array of options and key dates, Canadian quarters dating from 1901 through 2000 provide even the most seasoned numismatists with a plethora of collecting […]

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In Memoriam: Robert-Ralph Carmichael, 1937-2016

The wildlife and natural beauty of Canada was one of the predominant themes of Robert-Ralph Carmichael’s work By CoinWeek News Staff …. Saturday, July 16, 2016 saw the passing of nationally-known Canadian artist Robert-Ralph Carmichael, aged 78. He produced a large body of work during his life but is perhaps best known for a deceptively […]

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World Coin News – Proposed Budget May Eliminate Australian 5 Cent Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The federal budget that Treasurer Scott Morrison presented to the Australian House of Representatives earlier today (Tuesday, May 3) may bring an official end to the production of five-cent coins by the Royal Australian Mint. If this proves to be the case, the elimination of Australia’s smallest-denominated coin will most […]

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United States Mint Goes to Three-Shift Operations

The United States Mint announced today that circulating coin production at its Philadelphia and Denver facilities are temporarily converting from two-shift to three-shift operations to accommodate an increase in production requirements. The Mint manufactures new coins to supplement Federal Reserve Bank coin inventories. Each month the Federal Reserve places orders for new coins and provides […]

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