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United States Mint introduces rolls and bags of Connecticut American Innovation $1 coins on September 29

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will open sales for Connecticut American Innovation $1 coins packaged in collectible rolls and bags beginning on September 29 at noon EDT. These new additions to the Mint’s product lineup contain uncirculated $1 coins from the Philadelphia and Denver facilities

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United States Mint introduces rolls and bags of Connecticut American Innovation $1 coins on September 29

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will open sales for Connecticut American Innovation $1 coins packaged in collectible rolls and bags beginning on September 29 at noon EDT. These new additions to the Mint’s product lineup contain uncirculated $1 coins from the Philadelphia and Denver facilities

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meets by teleconference September 22, 2020, and September 23, 2020

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The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting by teleconference from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (EDT) on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, and from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (EDT) on Wednesday, September 23.
Agenda (subject to change):

Review and discussion of obverse and reverse candidate designs for the U

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meets by teleconference September 22, 2020, and September 23, 2020

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the numismatic press
The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting by teleconference from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (EDT) on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, and from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (EDT) on Wednesday, September 23.
Agenda (subject to change):

Review and discussion of obverse and reverse candidate designs for the U

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The Coin Analyst: Peter van Alfen Appointed to Fill Numismatic Curator Position on CCAC

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek ….. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin appointed numismatic curator, scholar, and award-winning author and researcher Peter van Alfen to serve on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) on August 11. Van Alfen will serve in the position previously held by Robert Hoge as a numismatic curator. Mr. Hoge’s […]

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Connecticut American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin available

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The United States Mint (Mint) began accepting orders for the 2020 American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin honoring Connecticut on July 21 at noon EDT

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United States Mint announces designs for George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 coin and Barbara Bush First Spouse gold coin

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) today officially announced the designs for the George H.W

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United States Mint announces designs for George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 coin and Barbara Bush First Spouse gold coin

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) today officially announced the designs for the George H.W

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Connecticut American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin available

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The United States Mint (Mint) began accepting orders for the 2020 American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin honoring Connecticut on July 21 at noon EDT

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CCAC recommends new reverse designs for 2021 gold and silver bullion coins

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The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee convened by telephone in administrative and public meetings on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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United States Mint announces 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Program designs June 30, 2020

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) today officially announced the designs for the 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The new designs will appear on the reverses (tails) of $1 coins honoring innovations and/or innovators from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, and South Carolina

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CCAC recommends new reverse designs for 2021 gold and silver bullion coins

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The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee convened by telephone in administrative and public meetings on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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United States Mint announces 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Program designs June 30, 2020

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) today officially announced the designs for the 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The new designs will appear on the reverses (tails) of $1 coins honoring innovations and/or innovators from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, and South Carolina

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meets by teleconference June 23

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting by teleconference on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, from 9:00 a.m

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Coin Images and Their Orientation – A Case Study

By Ron Guth – The Numismatic Detective Agency ….. One of the more interesting puzzles facing researchers and publishers is how to orient coin images for visual purposes. In other words, how should a coin be oriented or rotated so that it appears consistent throughout a publication or across publications? For most coins, especially modern […]

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Coin Images and Their Orientation – A Case Study

By Ron Guth – The Numismatic Detective Agency …..   One of the more interesting puzzles facing researchers and publishers is how to orient coin images for visual purposes. In other words, how should a coin be oriented or rotated so that it appears consistent throughout a publication or across publications? For most coins, especially […]

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Magazine profiles renowned coin designer Joel Iskowitz

Joel Iskowitz designed the reverse of the 2019 Lowell Historical Park America the Beautiful quarter, among many others. Iskowitz signs certification labels for NGC

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Magazine profiles renowned coin designer Joel Iskowitz

Joel Iskowitz designed the reverse of the 2019 Lowell Historical Park America the Beautiful quarter, among many others. Iskowitz signs certification labels for NGC

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

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

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

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

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People’s Bank of China Holds Design Contest

The XXIV Olympic Winter Games will take place in Beijing and Zhangjiakou Feb. 4-20, 2022. This is the first time China is hosting the Winter Olympic Games, and Beijing will become the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Glenna Goodacre, famous sculptor and coin designer, has left us

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New Mexico artist Glenna Goodacre—well known to coin collectors as the designer of the Sacagawea dollar—has died of natural causes at the age of 80

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Glenna Goodacre, famous sculptor and coin designer, has left us

The monument at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, designed by Goodacre.
New Mexico artist Glenna Goodacre—well known to coin collectors as the designer of the Sacagawea dollar—has died of natural causes at the age of 80

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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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Quarter launch and coin forum canceled

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In order to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has signed an executive order banning all gatherings of more than 250 people

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March 10, 2020, CCAC meeting: Barbara Bush Gold Coin and Bronze Medal Program

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Update: 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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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meets March 10-11

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a two-day public meeting on March 10-11, 2020, at the United States Mint Headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Second Floor Conference Room, Washington, D

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NGC signs exclusive Signature Label Deal with Donna Weaver, prolific U.S. Mint coin designer and sculptor

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Donna Weaver is the sculptor of the Return to Monticello Nickel obverse and the designer of the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin reverse

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Noted numismatist Miles Standish designs Miss Liberty silver bullion coins

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(Idaho Falls, Idaho) February 14, 2020 — Fulfilling a long-time dream, well-known professional numismatist and award-winning author Michael “Miles” Standish has designed unprecedented one and two-ounce, colorized silver Proof coins, each depicting front and back renditions of the Statue of Liberty and the New York area skylines

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US Mint News: CCAC Requests Applications for Membership

The United States Mint is accepting applications for membership to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) for a new member specially qualified to serve on the CCAC by virtue of his or her education, training, or experience in numismatics. For more information, please contact Jennifer Warren, United States Mint Liaison to the CCAC; 801 Ninth […]

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The Coin Analyst: Chief Engraver Joseph Menna and the U.S. Mint’s Artistic Future

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. On February 4, 2019, U.S. Mint Director David J. Ryder appointed Joseph Menna – a New Jersey-raised artist and sculptor with almost 35 years’ professional experience — as the 13th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. His appointment filled an important gap at the top of the Mint’s […]

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US Gold Coins of the 2010s: A Golden Decade For Collectors?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. As 2019 winds down, so, too, does the decade of the 2010s. It was a colorful period for the United States Mint, which produced a staggering variety of numismatic gold coinage for collectors. Coin collectors have been busy trying to keep up with the Mint’s rapidly expanding gold catalog, […]

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New Appointee Joins Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

The United States Mint has announced the appointment of Dr. Lawrence S. Brown to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) as a member representing the interests of the general public in the coinage of the United States. This appointment for a statutory term of four years will fill the vacancy on the CCAC created by […]

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

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

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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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September 18, 2019, CCAC meeting: Chinese American Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal

On Wednesday, September 18, at 9:30 a.m

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United States Mint unveils Anwar El Sadat Congressional Gold Medal design

Washington — The United States Mint yesterday unveiled the designs for the Anwar El Sadat Congressional Gold Medal in the Department of the Treasury’s historic Cash Room. United States Mint Director David J

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United States Mint unveils Anwar El Sadat Congressional Gold Medal design

Washington — The United States Mint yesterday unveiled the designs for the Anwar El Sadat Congressional Gold Medal in the Department of the Treasury’s historic Cash Room. United States Mint Director David J

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Veteran U.S. Mint official Jon Cameron joins NGC program of hand-signed labels

Jon J. Cameron’s 41 years of civil service also included time as an executive with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the Federal Reserve System

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Veteran U.S. Mint official Jon Cameron joins NGC program of hand-signed labels

Jon J. Cameron’s 41 years of civil service also included time as an executive with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the Federal Reserve System

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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United States Mint selects 27 artists for Artistic Infusion Program

Washington — On July 17, the United States Mint announced that 27 artists have been selected to participate in its Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) to enrich and enhance designs on U.S

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

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”

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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United States Mint selects 27 artists for Artistic Infusion Program

Washington — On July 17, the United States Mint announced that 27 artists have been selected to participate in its Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) to enrich and enhance designs on U.S

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US Mint Artists Challenged to Think Creatively

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The new crop of artists from the United States Mint’s artist infusion program came together at the Mint’s headquarters in Washington DC last week.  They participated in a three-day intensive series of workshops that included viewing and studying Krause Publications’ Coin of the Year (COTY) award winners for tips about how to create award-winning coins.
Joseph Mena, the new Chief Engraver and David J

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Q. David Bowers: Coin Ladies Quiz, Part 1

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… This quiz is excerpted from Rare Coin Review #117, published in 1997. 1. This lady, the wife of Anthony de Francisci, the sculptor who created the motif of the Peace silver dollar, is said to have posed for the image of Miss Liberty on the obverse. […]

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Mayflower Quadricentenary Numismatic Program: Does it matter that it is not a congressionally mandated commemorative?

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Canada: Second coin issued in “Inner Nature” series features the Arctic fox

The Royal Canadian Mint has released the second coin in a new series entitled “Inner Nature” that focuses on various elements of the country’s breathtaking natural beauty, paying particular attention to wildlife, much of it indigenous to North America.
With the first coin in the series issued earlier this year, Canadian artist Caitlin Lindstrom-Milne created a captivating double image of a grizzly bear to demonstrate how variations of nature contribute to the bear’s environment and harmony

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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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United Kingdom: Delay of proposed “Brexit” coin announced by HM Treasury

It was confirmed by Her Majesty’s Treasury on the 18th March that commemorative coins meant to mark the day that the United Kingdom would officially leave the European Union will be delayed, in terms of their production and release. On the 29th October of last year, the treasury announced there would be commemorative 50-pence coins released for the historic occasion

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Challenging the Status Quo: An Interview With U.S. Mint Director David J. Ryder

A Coin Analyst Exclusive By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. David J. Ryder, the 39th Director of the United States Mint, assumed his new role on May 31, 2018. Ryder has extensive professional experience relevant to running the Mint, having served in other government positions and spent over 20 years working for companies that develop […]

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United States Mint Hosts Public Design Competition for Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins

The United States Mint invites artists from across the country to participate in the Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Design Competition. We have begun accepting applications today (March 19, 2019) as of 12:00 p.m. (ET). The application window will close at 12:00 p.m. (ET) on April 15, 2019. Public Law 115-343 authorizes the Secretary […]

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CCAC: New Appointee Joins Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

The United States Mint today announced the appointment of Dr. Dean J. Kotlowski to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), as the member specially qualified by virtue of his education, training, or experience in American history. Dr. Kotlowski is a specialist in 20th-century U.S. political and policy history. He fills the vacancy created by the […]

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Australia: Final gold and silver coins to feature Ian Rank-Broadley’s beloved design

The Royal Australian Mint (RAM) will begin phasing out the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2019. This is the end of an era for Australian currency, since 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 featured

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Canada: Tribute to the Vikings of Vinland with new Norse gods silver coin set

The Royal Canadian Mint has released the first of three coins which remembers Canada’s old Norse and Viking past and is a fitting tribute to the many Scandinavian settlers who immigrated to North America and made Canada their home during the last three centuries. 
Vinland is the area of coastal North America explored by Norse Vikings and where Leif Erikson first landed in the year 1000, approximately five centuries prior to the voyages of Christopher Columbus and John Cabot

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Canada: Original concepts featured on new two-coin set featuring beloved Canadian numismatic classics

The Royal Canadian Mint has compiled together two distinct coin designs which have become, for many collectors of Canadian coins, memorable classics. With the accession of King George VI as king of Canada in 1936, the proposal to change the reverse designs of all circulating Canadian coins that had been part of the coins since before confederation became a priority for the treasury

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Canada: Tribute to the Vikings of Vinland with new Norse gods silver coin set

The Royal Canadian Mint has released the first of three coins which remembers Canada’s old Norse and Viking past and is a fitting tribute to the many Scandinavian settlers who immigrated to North America and made Canada their home during the last three centuries. 
Vinland is the area of coastal North America explored by Norse Vikings and where Leif Erikson first landed in the year 1000, approximately five centuries prior to the voyages of Christopher Columbus and John Cabot

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Canada: Original concepts featured on new two-coin set featuring beloved Canadian numismatic classics

The Royal Canadian Mint has compiled together two distinct coin designs which have become, for many collectors of Canadian coins, memorable classics. With the accession of King George VI as king of Canada in 1936, the proposal to change the reverse designs of all circulating Canadian coins that had been part of the coins since before confederation became a priority for the treasury

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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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Joseph Menna brings his unique portfolio of talents to the position of chief engraver

On February 4, 2019, United States Mint Director David J. Ryder announced that the new chief engraver of the Mint will be Joseph (Joe) Menna

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Joseph Menna Named Chief Engraver of United States Mint

United States Mint Director David J. Ryder announced that Sculptor-Engraver Joseph “Joe” Menna has been named Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. Menna joined the Mint in 2005, and he brings 32 years of professional experience and classical training to the position. He was the first full-time digitally skilled artist hired by the United […]

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New Preamble to the Declaration of Independence platinum Proof coin becomes available on January 31

Washington — The United States Mint will release the second coin in its Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series on January 31 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 becomes available on January 31

Washington — The United States Mint will release the second coin in its Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series on January 31 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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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 announces historic collaboration with the Royal Australian Mint

Washington — The United States Mint announced today a collaborative project with the Royal Australian Mint. The two mints will produce a commemorative coin set in celebration of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20, 1969

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United Kingdom: 12-sided pound coin may be minted for British Overseas Territories

The British Treasury, along with Chancellor Philip Hammond, have hinted that the new 12-sided pound coin introduced into circulation in the United Kingdom in March 2017 may now be minted for the British Overseas Territories. This additional information follows the announcement by the treasury of Guernsey in October 2017 that more than £500,000 worth of Guernsey pound coins will be withdrawn from circulation in favour of circulating the new British one-pound coin

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2019 Canadian dollar coin marks 50th anniversary of the country’s decriminalization of homosexuality

50 years ago, Pierre Trudeau, the father of Canadian Prime
Minister Justin Trudeau, introduced amendments to Canada’s Criminal Code in
1967 that decriminalized same-sex relationships two years later. His words
regarding the matter echoed a very libertarian sentiment:
Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1980

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First International Coin Designer Training program held in Shanghai

2018 International Coin Designer Training at Shanghai Mint participants
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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2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Proof coin goes on sale on January 10

Washington — The United States Mint will release the 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Proof coin (product code 19EA) on January 10, at noon (EST). The coin is priced at $55

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Sri Lanka: Central Bank announces the issue of four re-designed circulation coin denominations

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has unveiled (27th November) a new series of circulation coins with the face value of 10, five, two, and one rupee. The bank’s objectives for the production and issue of the new coins is aimed at reducing the cost of coin production, increasing the durability of coins, easing transport, and being easily identifiable by visually impaired people

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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin appoints Thomas J. Uram to succeed Mary N. Lannin as CCAC chair

Thomas “Tom” J. Uram has recently been appointed by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin to succeed Mary N

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

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. Barber, or the ubiquitous silver dollar by George T

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For U.S. military veterans, a silver medal from a grateful nation

Kudos to the United States Mint for continuing to innovate in the realm of national medals! This is an exciting field where the Mint has leeway to create modern treasures for everyone who appreciates the intersection of fine art and American history.
While nearly all U

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CCAC November 14, 2018, meeting: American Veterans medal

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. Additionally, two new members were sworn into the CCAC: Robin Salmon and Samuel H

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Bowers on collecting: The 1861 Confederate half dollar

After seven states seceded from the Union, beginning with South Carolina in December 1860, the Confederate States of America was formed with its capital as Montgomery, Alabama. The federal branch mint in New Orleans fell in the hands of the seceded State of Louisiana and the Confederacy

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Two New Members Appointed to Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

The United States Mint is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). The two new members will fill vacancies created by the expiration of appointments. Samuel H. Gill was appointed to represent the interests of the general public, replacing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Mr. Gill is a transportation, […]

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

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. Additional designs that were reviewed and discussed during the meeting were the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series, 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins, and the 2020 Coast Guard medal

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

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. Additional designs that were reviewed and discussed during the meeting were the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series, 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins, and the 2020 Air Force medal

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

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. Additional designs that were reviewed and discussed during the meeting were the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series, the 2020 Coast Guard medal, and the 2020 Air Force medal

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

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. Additional designs that were reviewed and discussed during the meeting were the 2021-2022 Native American $1 coin, the 2020 Coast Guard medal, and the 2020 Air Force medal — all of which will be covered in subsequent articles

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2019 Apollo 11 coin designs take flight four years after program proposed

On October 11 at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, the designs of the 2019 Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorative coins were unveiled with considerable fanfare by the U.S

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United States Mint unveils designs for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program

Washington — The United States Mint unveiled the designs for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program today. The obverse and reverse designs will be featured on the four coins in the program: A $5 gold coin, a standard size $1 silver coin, a half dollar clad coin, and a five-ounce $1 silver Proof coin

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2019 Apollo 11 coin designs take flight fours years after program proposed

On October 11 at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, the designs of the 2019 Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorative coins were unveiled with considerable fanfare by the U.S

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

Washington — The United States Mint unveiled the designs for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program today. The obverse and reverse designs will be featured on the four coins in the program: a $5 gold coin, a standard size $1 silver coin, a half dollar clad coin, and a five-ounce $1 silver Proof coin

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The 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program

The winning artist whose design graces the obverse is Gary Cooper. He prefers to be contacted via email first and can be reached at *protected email*

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Tomorrow’s 2019 Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorative coin design unveiling

The 2019 Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorative coin design unveiling will take place tomorrow Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 10:30 a.m

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

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

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Rare countermarked 1786 “Baby Head” Vermont copper at the Stack’s Bowers Official Auction of the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo

One of the most significant offerings in the Stack’s Bowers October 2018 Baltimore Auction is a 1786 Ryder-9 Vermont copper countermarked in a manner most familiar to collectors of regulated gold.
This piece is a delightful representative of the popular Baby Head variety, offering glossy surfaces and bold definition to each side

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

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

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2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin and Stamp Set to be released on October 1 at noon

On October 1 at 12 noon (ET), the U.S

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Bowers on collecting: The rise of mint mark collecting

Today in 2018 the collecting of United States coins is done by dates and mint marks. As you no doubt already know, the first three mints were opened in 1838: Charlotte, North Carolina (mintmark C); Dahlonega, Georgia (D); and New Orleans, Louisiana (O)

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CCAC explains coin design process

By Dennis Tucker
On Aug. 16, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee gave a special two-hour presentation and panel discussion at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia. The title of the “Money Talks” presentation was, “Why Did They Do That? – An In-Depth Discussion of the Interaction Between the CCAC, Congress and the United States Mint

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United States Mint unveils designs for American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program

Minneapolis — The United States Mint joined the American Legion at its national convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center to unveil designs for the 2019 American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program.
The artists in the Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program created the designs that will appear on gold, silver, and clad coins as mandated by Public Law 115-65, the legislation authorizing this coin program

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“Why did they do that?” — A look inside the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) gave a special two-hour presentation and panel discussion at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia. The title of the “Money Talks” presentation was “‘Why Did They Do That?’—An In-Depth Discussion of the Interaction Between the CCAC, Congress, and the United States Mint

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United States Mint’s first palladium Proof coin goes on sale on September 6

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2018 American Palladium Eagle one-ounce Proof coin (product code 18EK) on September 6 at noon ET.
The palladium Proof coin is the first collector version of the official United States Mint American Palladium Eagle one-ounce bullion coin introduced in 2017

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America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Cumberland Island National Seashore available on August 27

Washington — The United States Mint will offer rolls and bags of quarters honoring Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia starting on August 27 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
The quarter’s reverse (tails) depicts a snowy egret posing on a branch on the edge of a salt marsh, ready for flight

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America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Cumberland Island National Seashore available on August 27

Washington — The United States Mint will offer rolls and bags of quarters honoring Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia starting on August 27 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
The quarter’s reverse (tails) depicts a snowy egret posing on a branch on the edge of a salt marsh, ready for flight

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United States Mint lifts the curtain on designs for the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Program

Philadelphia — The United States Mint revealed the official designs for the 2019–dated coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The designs were unveiled at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in the Philadelphia Convention Center

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Mint to display three 1933 double eagles at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Display will include previously unknown piece
Washington — The United States Mint announced today that it will display three of the nation’s 1933 double eagle gold coins in booth 218 at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia from August 14 to August 18.
The display will feature two of the 10 pieces recovered by the government in 2004

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The CCAC unanimously rejects the reverse designs submitted for the 2018 American Innovation $1 coin

Today’s public meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) centered on the design of a dollar coin proposed to be the first minted under the American Innovation $1 Coin Act. The program’s coins are scheduled to share a common Statue of Liberty design on the obverse

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2018 American Eagle one-ounce silver Proof coin to go on sale on August 14

The Mint’s 2018 American Eagle one-ounce silver Proof coin (18EM) is scheduled to go on sale on August 14, 2018, at 12 noon (ET) on the Mint’s website. The coins possess no product, mintage, or household order limits and feature the classic Lady Liberty design on the obverse in a stunning Proof finish

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“Most beautifully toned gold coin” recovered with SS Central America treasure

“Supernova” Double Eagle will be publicly displayed for the first time at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia
(July 23, 2018) — Named the “Supernova,” an 1857-S Double Eagle with unique, mind-blowing toning was among the thousands of U.S

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NGC certifies unique “Mint cancelled” error coin

This 2007-D Washington quarter was originally struck on a Sacagawea $1 planchet before being cancelled by the U.S

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The Carson City Mint 150th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act of 2018

Last month, Representative Mark Amodei (R-NV) introduced H.R

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Despite decreased bullion sales in June, bullion coins may be the way of the future for U.S. coinage

From enduring decreased sales in June to battling worldwide counterfeiting operations, American bullion coins have taken a beating in 2018. However, from a collecting standpoint, bullion coins are coming into the limelight

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The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters: Salt River Bay National Historical Park

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Previous: Weir Farm National Historic Site. Next: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

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The CCAC’s recommended designs for the 2020-2021 America the Beautiful quarters

The following is a list of the artist submissions for the 2020-2021 America the Beautiful quarter reverse designs that were reviewed at today’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting. The designs cover the quarters commemorating Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Weir Farm National Historic Site, the Tuskegee Airmen, the National Park of American Samoa, and the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

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The end of the trail: The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters

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Monday, June 11, 2018, found me flying north from beautiful Atlanta, Georgia, to our nation’s bustling capital in Washington, D.C

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The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters: National Park of America Samoa

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The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters: National Park of America Samoa

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Previous: Introduction. Next: Weir Farm

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The end of the trail: The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters

Article 1 of 7
Monday, June 11, 2018, found me flying north from beautiful Atlanta, Georgia, to our nation’s bustling capital in Washington, D.C

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The CCAC’s recommended designs for the 2020-2021 America the Beautiful quarters

The following is a list of the artist submissions for the 2020-2021 America the Beautiful quarter reverse designs that were reviewed at today’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting. The designs cover the quarters commemorating Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Weir Farm National Historic Site, the Tuskegee Airmen, the National Park of American Samoa, and the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Leaving CCAC

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On Thursday, April 5, the United States Mint announced that basketball star, philanthropist and well-known coin collector Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be leaving the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Citing personal obligations, the six-time NBA champion and arguably one of the greatest basketball players of all time will stay a member […]

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Bowers on collecting: Among my favorites — Sacagawea “golden dollars” part two

This week I continue my comments on Sacagawea dollars. Conceived in 1997 and designed in 1998, by 1999 they were ready to be minted

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Celebrating the American Legion—and America’s veterans—with coins

What comes to mind when you think of the American Legion?
My thoughts go to my family and World War II. Many of my uncles served in the Army and Navy during the war, in places far distant from their homes in central New York

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The CCAC’s recommended designs for the 2019 American Legion coins

The following are descriptions of the artist submissions which won the most votes from Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) members for the gold, silver, and clad versions (obverse and reverse) of the upcoming American Legion coins:
Gold Obverse
AL-G-O-03 commemorates the inception of the American Legion and its mission to serve America and its war veterans. The outer geometric rim design from the American Legion emblem, the Eiffel Tower, and V for victory represent the formation of the organization in Paris in 1919 at the end of World War I

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Ancient Greek Coin Design Features – Front Facing Portraiture

Greek Coins – An apparently unique variety (the only specimen known with this magistrate name) of an extremely rare type. By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ……   Undoubtedly the finest specimen known of this wonderful issue bearing one of the finest front facing portraits on Greek coins. Of extraordinary late Classical style […]

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Modern US Coins – Design Selected for 2019 Mariana Islands ATB Quarter

Presidential and military-themed silver medals also discussed by CCAC By CoinWeek News Staff …. On Tuesday, January 16, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a public meeting to review designs for the 2019 America the Beautiful Northern Mariana Islands American Memorial Park quarter and make their final recommendation. This was the second portfolio of […]

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meets January 16 via teleconference

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Meets January 16 Via Teleconference

  The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, via teleconference. Interested persons should call the CCAC HOTLINE at (202) 354-7502 for the latest update on meeting time and room location.  Interested members of the public also may dial in to listen to the meeting at 866-564-9287; […]

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Meets January 16 via Teleconference

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, via teleconference. Interested persons should call the CCAC HOTLINE at (202) 354-7502 for the latest update on meeting time and room location.  Interested members of the public also may dial in to listen to the meeting at 866-564-9287; access […]

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Estonia announces competition to design a coin dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of statesman Jaan Tõnisson

The Bank of Estonia (Eesti Pank) have announced (22nd December) a competition to design a silver collector coin which will be dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Estonian statesman Jaan Tõnisson, (1868-1941). Tõnisson is remembered as having served as the prime minister of Estonia twice during 1919 and 1920, as Estonia’s head of state from 1927 to 1933, and as foreign minister of Estonia from 1931 to 1932

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Preliminary MacNeil Sketch for the Reverse of the Standing Liberty Quarter

As offered as LOT #4469 in the Heritage 2018 January FUN US Coins Signature Auction and described in the catalog below, this is original artwork for a proposed reverse of the Standing Liberty Quarter dollar. a true piece of numismatic history sketched by Hermon MacNeil. “Paper: 7.5×10 in. Sketch: 5.5 in. dia. Famously displayed in the Eric P. Newman […]

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United States Mint releases 2018 Native American $1 Coin reverse design

Washington — The United States Mint officially announced the reverse (tails) design of the 2018 Native American $1 Coin. The coin’s theme pays homage to sports legend Jim Thorpe

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Assistant Undersecretary Walter Leibold mints the first five-euro collector coin “Subtropical Climate Zone”

In a previous article, we covered the IACA award won by the state mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Bavarian State Mint for their polymer coin.
On 8 December 2017, Assistant Undersecretary Walter Leibold has struck the very first 5-euro collector coin “Subtropical Climate Zone

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Assistant Undersecretary Walter Leibold mints the first five-euro collector coin “Subtropical Climate Zone”

In a previous article, we covered the IACA award won by the state mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Bavarian State Mint for their polymer coin.
On 8 December 2017, Assistant Undersecretary Walter Leibold has struck the very first 5-euro collector coin “Subtropical Climate Zone

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NGC signs Don Everhart, prolific coin sculptor and engraver, to autograph labels

Don Everhart was involved in the creation of some of the most memorable U.S

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Design of Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal approved at last Wednesday’s CCAC meeting

Last Wednesday, October 25, 2017, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a meeting to discuss the design of the upcoming Congressional Gold Medal to honor Bob Dole. Bob Dole is a lawyer, former congressman of Kansas, former Republican Leader of the United States Senate, and 1996 presidential candidate who is renowned for his valiant service in World War II

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United States Mint unveils designs for Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins

NEW YORK – The United States Mint today unveiled the winning designs in the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Design Competition. The event took place at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s headquarters in New York

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Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Congresswoman Maloney Unveil Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin

Coins will be available for sale in early 2018 with proceeds supporting breast cancer research By Breast Cancer Research Foundation ……   On October 22, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) President & CEO Myra Biblowit, BCRF Chief Mission Officer Dr. Marc Hurlbert, Director at […]

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My first CCAC Meeting: A spirited discussion and a rare inside glimpse into the design process

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017 , I had the pleasure of attending my first Citizens  Coinage Advisory Committee meeting (on the phone, since I live in Atlanta and not in Washington). As a relative novice to the world of coin design, I understand the apprehension most collectors feel when first putting themselves into the fray with much more experienced numismatists and artists

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My first CCAC Meeting: A spirited discussion and a rare inside glimpse into the design process

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017 , I had the pleasure of attending my first Citizens  Coinage Advisory Committee meeting (on the phone, since I live in Atlanta and not in Washington). As a relative novice to the world of coin design, I understand the apprehension most collectors feel when first putting themselves into the fray with much more experienced numismatists and artists

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2019 quarters and the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary commemoratives subjects of the next public CCAC meeting

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for October 18, 2017, from 9:00 a.m

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2019 quarters and the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary commemoratives subjects of the next public CCAC meeting

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for October 18, 2017, from 9:00 a.m

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United States Mint announces designs for World War I Centennial Silver Medals

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint today revealed the obverse (heads) and reverse (tails) designs for five silver medals that will be issued in conjunction with the 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollar. Each medal, composed of 90 percent silver, pays homage to branches of the U

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Our 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters take shape: CCAC advises the Treasury on five historic new coins, part 4

Part 4 of 6: San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Quarter (Texas)
Another souvenir I bought during my September visit to United States Mint headquarters in Washington was an Uncirculated five-ounce version of the Ellis Island America the Beautiful quarter. The Philadelphia Mint strikes these large (three-inch–diameter) coins in 99

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Our 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters take shape: CCAC advises the Treasury on five historic new coins, part 4

Part 4 of 6: San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Quarter (Texas)
Another souvenir I bought during my September visit to United States Mint headquarters in Washington was an Uncirculated five-ounce version of the Ellis Island America the Beautiful quarter. The Philadelphia Mint strikes these large (three-inch–diameter) coins in 99

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Our 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters take shape: CCAC advises the Treasury on five historic new coins

Part 1 of 6: The Lowell National Historical Park Quarter
This past Tuesday, September 19, 2017, I enjoyed a leisurely breakfast with fellow Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) members Thomas Uram and Erik Jansen on H Street in downtown Washington, D.C

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Our 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters take shape: CCAC advises the Treasury on five historic new coins part 2

Part 2 of 6: The American Memorial Park Quarter (Northern Mariana Islands)
My late-morning flight from Atlanta to the September 19, 2017, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meeting in Washington was quick and easy—no delays, no bad weather or turbulence. It’s an hour-and-a-half trip from The Big Peach to our nation’s capital

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Our 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters take shape: CCAC advises the Treasury on five historic new coins, part 3

Part 3 of 6: War in the Pacific National Historical Park Quarter (Guam)
Every time I go to Washington for a meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, I visit the gift shop on the ground floor of United States Mint headquarters at 801 Ninth Street. Most of the facility is closed to the public, but the lobby gift shop (they call it a “sales counter”) is open from 10:00 a

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – “Two Bits” US Quarter Design Proposed

by Daniel Frank Sedwick…. Could the two bits return to circulation? A Spanish colonial influenced design for the 2019 Texas San Antonio Missions America the Beautiful quarter was recommended by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) on September 19. The reverse design is based heavily on Spanish colonial cob reales, which circulated widely in North […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – “Two Bits” US Quarter Design Proposed

By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   Could the two bits return to circulation? A Spanish colonial influenced design for the 2019 Texas San Antonio Missions America the Beautiful quarter was recommended by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) on September 19. The reverse design is based heavily on Spanish colonial cob reales, which circulated […]

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Our 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters take shape: CCAC advises the Treasury on five historic new coins part 2

Part 2 of 6: The American Memorial Park Quarter (Northern Mariana Islands)
My late-morning flight from Atlanta to the September 19, 2017, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meeting in Washington was quick and easy—no delays, no bad weather or turbulence. It’s an hour-and-a-half trip from The Big Peach to our nation’s capital

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Our 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters take shape: CCAC advises the Treasury on five historic new coins

Part 1 of 6: The Lowell National Historical Park Quarter
This past Tuesday, September 19, 2017, I enjoyed a leisurely breakfast with fellow Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) members Thomas Uram and Erik Jansen on H Street in downtown Washington, D.C

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Krugerrand Font is More Sophisticated than One Might Think…

By South African Mint …… “Visually distinct” and “enduringly memorable” are often terms associated with coins. But in this case, it happens to be something directly associated with coins: the font used on the coin and in the printed materials for the 50th anniversary of the South African Krugerrand. The South African Mint is delighted […]

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The Royal Mint seeks freelance artists and illustrators

The British Royal Mint has announced that it’s seeking freelance concept artists and illustrators to work with the mint’s Coin Design team. The following is directly from the mint’s release; interested applicants can also read the posting directly on the Royal Mint website

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Whitman Releases 4th Edition of 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins

By Dennis Tucker – Publisher, Whitman Publications …… The fourth edition of Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins will enjoy its public debut in a few short weeks. Look for it at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado. In the meantime, if you’re a fan of modern U.S. […]

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Lady Liberty and U.S. coinage since colonial times

Most Americans and others around the world are aware that the United States was founded on the ideal of liberty (or freedom) and typically associate the idea concretely with the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
The Statue of Liberty, a gift from France that began welcoming visitors in 1886, not only represents our enduring commitment to those ideals and our friendship with France but also serves as a symbol of the American melting pot

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Lady Liberty and U.S. coinage since colonial times

Most Americans and others around the world are aware that the United States was founded on the ideal of liberty (or freedom) and typically associate the idea concretely with the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
The Statue of Liberty, a gift from France that began welcoming visitors in 1886, not only represents our enduring commitment to those ideals and our friendship with France but also serves as a symbol of the American melting pot

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Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz Wins Award for Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The prolific Joel Iskowitz, a Master Designer at the United States Mint, is responsible for over 30 coins and over 16 medals since joining as part of the Artistic Infusion Program in 2005. And, as of May 22, his design for the 2016 Borinqueneers 65th Infantry Regiment Congressional Gold Medal […]

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Mint announces design competition for 2019 Apollo 11 Moon-landing commemorative

The Mint has issued a call for artists to participate in a design competition. Public Law 114-282 authorizes the secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue $5 gold, $1 silver, and 50-cent clad coins commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing

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Mint announces design competition for 2019 Apollo 11 Moon-landing commemorative

The Mint has issued a call for artists to participate in a design competition. Public Law 114-282 authorizes the secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue $5 gold, $1 silver, and 50-cent clad coins commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing

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Modern US Coins – CCAC to Discuss American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin March 15

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for March 15, 2017. Date: March 15, 2017. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST Location: Conference Room A&B, United States Mint, 801 9th Street NW., Washington, DC 20220. Interested members of […]

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One popular design motif for the U.K.’s new £1 coin: Breakfast

The reverse design of the United Kingdom’s new £1 coin, which features botanical symbols of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland united within a diadem, was obtained through a public competition. Created by 15-year-old David Pearce, of Walsall, England, the design competed with thousands of entries depicting “cups of tea, flags, maps, the weather, famous writers, and seaside piers

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One popular design motif for the U.K.’s new £1 coin: Breakfast

The reverse design of the United Kingdom’s new £1 coin, which features botanical symbols of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland united within a diadem, was obtained through a public competition. Created by 15-year-old David Pearce, of Walsall, England, the design competed with thousands of entries depicting “cups of tea, flags, maps, the weather, famous writers, and seaside piers

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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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Isle of Man: New designs proposed for circulation coins

The treasury of the government of the Isle of Man have released images of proposed coins that are waiting for approval and authorisation for production. The new 2017-dated coinage includes substantial changes to both obverse and reverse sides of the island’s circulating coins

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Isle of Man: New designs proposed for circulation coins

The treasury of the government of the Isle of Man have released images of proposed coins that are waiting for approval and authorisation for production. The new 2017-dated coinage includes substantial changes to both obverse and reverse sides of the island’s circulating coins

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CCAC Announces Public Meeting for February 15, 2017

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for February 15, 2017. Date: February 15, 2017. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST Location: This meeting will occur via teleconference. Interested members of the public may dial in to listen […]

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CCAC Announces Public Meeting for February 15, 2017

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for February 15, 2017. Date: February 15, 2017. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST Location: This meeting will occur via teleconference. Interested members of the public may dial in to listen […]

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U.S. Mint News – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Join CCAC

The United States Mint is pleased to announce the appointment of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Mr. Abdul-Jabbar fills the vacancy created this year by the resignation of Steven Roach, a member representing the interests of the general public. Mr. Abdul-Jabbar, a renowned former professional basketball player who is an avid […]

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U.S. Mint News – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Join CCAC

The United States Mint is pleased to announce the appointment of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Mr. Abdul-Jabbar fills the vacancy created this year by the resignation of Steven Roach, a member representing the interests of the general public. Mr. Abdul-Jabbar, a renowned former professional basketball player who is an avid […]

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The Folly of Legislating Art: Revisiting a 1998 Interview with John Veach Noble

The MCMVII (1907) Ultra High Relief Saint-Gaudens double eagle is widely considered one of America’s most beautiful designs. This PF-69 rarity with Lettered Edge sold in a Stack’s Bowers auction for $2

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Classic US Coins – A Design Analysis of the 1964 Morgan Hubs

By Leroy Van Allen, Special for CoinWeek …..   In November, Charles Morgan, Editor of CoinWeek, sent me an e-mail with three overall photographs of the two Morgan dollar hubs dated 1964 recently found by numismatists at the Philadelphia Mint. He wanted to know if I had any information on these hubs. This was the […]

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Q&A: Why Doesn’t the U.S. Change Coin Designs as Often as Other Countries Do?

The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers, 5th edition:
Q:  Are there any specific reasons why the United States does not change the design of its coins as frequently as do foreign countries?
A:  A law enacted by Congress on September 26, 1890, specified that changes in the design of regular-issue U.S

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U.S. Mint Design Competition: Just Three Days Remaining

Artists have one last weekend to work on their portfolios for phase 1 of the Mint’s Breast Cancer Awareness coin-design competition. The Mint opened the competition on August 1 and, since that time, has been accepting digital portfolios containing up to five examples of each applicant’s work

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Classic US Coins – Art and Numismatics

Collecting coins based on art is an endless journey and one that should give you a different perspective of the hobby By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Last week I had the pleasure of traveling with a friend to Cornish, New Hampshire on a very interesting numismatic road trip. Cornish, New Hampshire […]

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Bela Lyon Pratt Quarter & Half Eagle Gold Coin Book to Debut at ANA World’s Fair

New book on classic Indian Head U.S. gold coins by author of Mexican Beauty: Un Peso Caballito By Allan Schein ….. Author Allan Schein announces the release of his newest numismatic book, The $2½ & $5 Gold Indians of Bela Lyon Pratt. 18 months in the writing this 415-page book contains more than 700 images […]

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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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