Category Archives: Apollo 11

United States 1972-S Uncirculated Eisenhower Dollar

Description A year after the initial buzz… and then thud… of the release of a new dollar coin, the United States Mint continued its work to refine and improve Frank Gasparro’s design. A number of subtle changes were undertaken by the Mint’s engraving department, including a mid-year change in the quality of die steel used […]

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Eisenhower Dollars: History, Values and Scarce Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC …… Eisenhower dollars, issued from 1971 to 1978, were the first dollar coins issued since the Peace dollar series ended in 1935. Eisenhower dollar coins are also the only circulating cupronickel dollars that are the same size as classic silver dollars, and the last dollar coins that include some silver. They […]

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Modern Coin Profiles: United States 1979-P Susan B. Anthony Dollar

The Birth (and Death) of the Modern Small Dollar Of all of the coins struck over the long career of the United States Mint, no coin had as much support from the federal government only to see it immediately cast aside upon release as the Susan B. Anthony dollar. Even the Morgan dollar, a large […]

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Frank Gasparro and His Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… There are few numismatic artists of the mid-20th century as prolific as Frank Gasparro, a man whose coin designs are known to hundreds of millions of Americans, even if his name isn’t familiar to all. He created some of the most widely familiar coin designs ever minted. His artistic […]

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The Year That Was: Winners and Losers at the US Mint in 2019

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. The United States Mint had a busy year in 2019, which isn’t surprising given the amazing pace at which it has been producing new collectible coins and other products in recent years. The Mint’s catalog has been growing in size for many years now, and it’s stuffed annually with […]

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United States 1974-D Eisenhower Dollar

Description: Besides removing silver from the quarter, dime, and nickel, the Coinage Act of 1965 also mandated that no new silver dollars could be coined until 1970, at which time the need for the denomination would be reevaluated. That “need”, apparently, came from an unexpected source: Nevada gambling casinos. Though small numbers of silver dollars […]

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United States 1977 Eisenhower Dollar

Description: Besides removing silver from the quarter, dime, and nickel, the Coinage Act of 1965 also mandated that no new silver dollars could be coined until 1970, at which time the need for the denomination would be reevaluated. That “need”, apparently, came from an unexpected source: Nevada gambling casinos. Though small numbers of silver dollars […]

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Jim Bisognani: Summer FUN Still Far From Over

Heritage sale claims $5.8 million; I remember the day man walked on the moon   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report …… The Summer FUN is in the books and the Heritage Signature Summer FUN auction is complete. As is usually the case, the summer FUN installment in the Sunshine State is much more lightly attended […]

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Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 Gold Medal, Certified by NGC and CAG, Realizes Over $2 Million

An extremely rare gold medal graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) that traveled on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon realized $2,055,000 at an auction held on the mission’s 50th anniversary. It is one of the highest prices ever paid for a medal, and it is the highest price realized to date for any […]

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Apollo 11 $50 Currency Set Now Available From Bureau of Engraving and Printing

By Bureau of Engraving and Printing …… The BEP marks the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a special commemorative currency set. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to introduce the Apollo 11 $50 Currency Set! The […]

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Ultra High Relief 11oz Silver Domed Coin Celebrates Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Special Permission Granted by NASA for use of the ‘Meatball’ logo and Apollo 11 Crew Patch Unique Ultra High Relief and Domed coin replicates the surface of the Moon Craters rise from the surface of the moon surrounding the iconic footprint Now available in Fine Silver weighing 11oz to commemorate the Apollo 11 Mission Anyone […]

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Monnaie de Paris Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Man’s 1st Step on the Moon with Gold and Silver Coins

Orchestrated by the Apollo 11 mission, the First Step on the Moon was made July 21, 1969, by astronaut Neil Armstrong. APOLLO 11 Part of the Apollo American Space Program owned by NASA, Apollo 11 is a mission that had for the purpose of driving men to the moon and to ask for the first […]

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Mint Statistics: Will Apollo 11 Coins Take Off Again Soon?

With the anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing approaching, if you are reading this issue when it is sent, we thought it would be worthwhile to take a look at how the Apollo 11 coins are selling.
Between the proof and uncirculated options, the gold $5 is about 80 percent sold. About 10,000 remain between the two

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Royal Canadian Mint Releases Innovative Tributes to Canada for Annual July 1st Celebrations

As the nation gears up for July 1st, the Royal Canadian Mint continues to find new ways to celebrate Canada with original and innovative coins. These creations include the 2019 $30 Fine Silver Coin – The Fabric of Canada. Artist Rebecca Yanovskaya has designed a first-ever undulating, colored Canadian flag, realistically fluttering above national landmarks, […]

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Special NGC Label and Designation for Apollo 11 Anniversary Week

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is offering a special label and designation that is available exclusively for 2019 Apollo 11-themed coins received during the anniversary of the historic moon mission. On July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission launched from Florida, landing astronauts on the moon on July 20 and returning them safely to Earth on […]

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Special NGC Label and Designation for Apollo 11 Anniversary Week

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is offering a special label and designation that is available exclusively for 2019 Apollo 11-themed coins received during the anniversary of the historic moon mission. On July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission launched from Florida, landing astronauts on the moon on July 20 and returning them safely to Earth on […]

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Paper Money News: BEP Celebrates Moon Landing 50th Anniversary with 2019 $2 Rocketship

By Bureau of Engraving and Printing …… In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to introduce the 2019 $2 Rocketship. The 2019 $2 Rocketship features an uncirculated, Series 2013 $2 Federal Reserve note, with a serial number beginning with “2019”. The […]

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint is launching new limited edition domed coins commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with those who worked on the historic transmission of Apollo 11 in Australia. Three new coins were released including the world’s first dome-shaped colored nickel plated coin, a domed […]

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The Coin Analyst: Recent Medallic Works by Joel Iskowitz on Apollo 11 and World War I

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. Acclaimed coin and medal designer Joel Iskowitz — one of the most prolific living American medallic artists – has been keeping busy since moving on last year from his position as a member of the United States Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program (AIP). He recently shared information about some of […]

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U.S. Mint Providing Replacement Sleeve for 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Proof Half Dollar Set

All Apollo 11 50th Anniversary 2019 Proof Half Dollar Sets were assembled with an error on the product sleeve. The back of the outside packaging sleeve incorrectly shows Gilroy Roberts as designing and engraving both the obverse and reverse of the Kennedy half dollar. Roberts designed and engraved the obverse but Frank Gasparro designed and […]

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Two New Swiss Commemoratives: “Crocodile” Locomotive and 50th Anniversary Moon Landing Coins

By The Federal Mint Swissmint …… On May 9, 2019, the Federal Mint Swissmint launched two new collector coins. The first honors the 100th anniversary of the locomotive “Crocodile” with a gold coin. The second commemorative, a silver coin this time, honors the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, which the University of […]

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CAG-Certified Beta Cloth From Michael Collins Collection Realizes $81,250

A piece of Apollo 11-flown Beta cloth from the Michael Collins Collection sold for $81,250 after it was certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty™ (CAG®). Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin served as the crew for the important Apollo 11 mission, the first to put men on the moon. After their return, the three astronauts […]

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CAG-Certified Beta Cloth From Michael Collins Collection Realizes $81,250

A piece of Apollo 11-flown Beta cloth from the Michael Collins Collection sold for $81,250 after it was certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty™ (CAG®). Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin served as the crew for the important Apollo 11 mission, the first to put men on the moon. After their return, the three astronauts […]

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CAG-Certified Medals, Flags, Wright Flyer Pieces Excel at 2nd Armstrong Family Collection Sale

The second sale of the Armstrong Family Collection, which was entirely certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty (CAG), realized more than $2.3 million at Heritage Auctions, May 9. The Armstrong Family Collection features items saved by astronaut Neil Armstrong—the first man to walk on the moon—and his immediate family members. This sale brings the total results […]

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Additional CAG-Certified Items From Armstrong Family Collection Being Sold

Bidding is underway for several hundred artifacts that Collectibles Authentication Guaranty™ (CAG™) certified from the Armstrong Family Collection™. The collection, which is entirely certified by CAG, features items saved by astronaut Neil Armstrong – the first man to walk on the moon – and his immediate family members. They are being offered by Heritage Auctions […]

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Domed Coin From Pobjoy Mint Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Anyone on planet Earth at the time will remember exactly where they were and what they were doing on July 20, 1969 when Apollo 11 landed on the moon and Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the lunar surface uttering the words “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. Pobjoy Mint […]

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Ascension: Moon landing’s 50th anniversary remembered with silver curved coin replicating lunar surface

The government and treasury of Ascension Island have issued (27th March) new silver commemorative crown coins to mark mankind’s most extraordinary achievement, the day Apollo 11 landed on the Moon. This amazing accomplishment was realised by NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which is part of the United States Air Force

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50oz Silver Coin with Gold Inset Commemorates First Man on the Moon

Stunning 50 oz Coin with 1/10 oz Gold Insert Pobjoy Mint are delighted to announce the release of an amazing new coin that commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the First Man on the Moon and includes the official NASA logo for which special permission has been granted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) […]

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New Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Titanium Coin From NASA Tracking Station Ascension Island

New versions of the 50th Anniversary of the First Man on the Moon coin from Ascension Island released   Pobjoy Mint are delighted to announce the release of two new versions of this coin design commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the First Man on the Moon which includes the official NASA logo for which special […]

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The Story Behind the Susan B. Anthony Dollar

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. Large dollar coins have never been overly successful in the United States. Early silver dollars didn’t circulate widely in the US, and even Morgan and Peace dollars sat in vaults. The public preferred to carry lighter, more convenient silver certificates more than large coins, so most of the coins […]

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United States Mint Rolls Out Commemorative Coins Honoring 1st Manned Lunar Landing Jan. 24

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program on January 24 at noon EST. This unique four-coin program includes the Mint’s first reeded five-ounce proof silver dollar, a $5 gold coin, a silver dollar, and a half dollar. All coins are curved. This year, the Mint […]

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Astronauts Memorial Foundation Honors the Past, Inspires the Future with PCGS Apollo 11 Coin Holders

The Astronauts Memorial Foundation (www.amfcse.org), a nonprofit organization that honors and memorializes those astronauts who have sacrificed their lives for the nation and the space program by sponsoring the Space Mirror Memorial, and by implementing innovative educational technology programs, has selected Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) to create a special label to celebrate the launch of […]

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United States Mint Announces Historic Collaboration With Royal Australian Mint

The United States Mint has announced 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. The set will feature a U.S. Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Half Dollar paired with an Australian 50th Anniversary of the […]

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Watch: The 2019 Apollo 11 Coin First Strike Ceremony

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

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United States 1978 Eisenhower Dollar

Description: Even though the United States had no real need for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s, the gaming industry developed an acute need to find a replacement for the silver dollars it used to feed tens of thousands of slot machines. This “need”, and the recent passing of beloved war-hero-turned-President […]

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BEP Celebrates 1st Moon Landing With Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Engraved Print Collection

By Bureau of Engraving and Printing …… To mark the Apollo 11 moon landing’s 50th anniversary, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to announce the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Engraved Print Collection! The Enrollment (subscription) Program launches Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. (ET). This collection features three beautifully engraved […]

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CAG Artifact Registry Launches with Neil Armstrong Family Items

Collectibles Authentication Guaranty® (CAG™) has launched the CAG Artifact Registry™, a searchable online gallery of CAG-certified collectibles. It can be viewed at CAGcertified.com/Registry. The first collection to be featured in the CAG Artifact Registry is the Armstrong Family Collection™, thousands of artifacts saved by astronaut Neil Armstrong — the first man to walk on the […]

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First lunar landing celebrated by RAM

Reverse designs of the commemorative 5 cents and dollar coins from the 2019 proof sets showing the landing site of the Lunar Lander “Eagle” and the control room of Australia’s Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station that broadcast the 1969 first step to the world. (Images courtesy & © RAM)
The 50th anniversary of Lunar Module Eagle’s landing on the Moon is just a few short months away on July 20, 2019. Already commemorative coins are sprouting like mushrooms after rain

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CAG-Certified Armstrong Family Collection 1st Auction Tops $5.2 Million

Artifacts from the Armstrong Family Collection, which was entirely certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty (CAG), realized an incredible $5,276,320 USD at auction, November 1-3, 2018. The nearly 1,000 CAG-certified items from the collection of astronaut Neil Armstrong—the first man to walk on the moon—and his immediate family members were sold by Heritage Auctions and set […]

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Space-Flown Armstrong Items to be Exhibited at the World’s Fair of Money

The exhibit at the NGC booth includes Apollo 11 Robbins Medals, which show an early version of the design eventually used on the Eisenhower dollar. Collectibles Authentication Guaranty™ (CAG™) will present selections from the Armstrong Family Collection at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, which is being held Aug. 14-18 in Philadelphia. CAG […]

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Barry Goldwater Jr. and NGC Agree to Signature Label Deal

Barry Goldwater Jr., a member of the US House of Representatives from California for 14 years, has agreed to individually hand-sign certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). Goldwater is the son of former US Senator and 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. Serving alongside his father in Congress, Goldwater earned a reputation as a […]

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United States 1971 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

Description: While the country-at-large’s desire for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s was hardly demonstrable, the gaming industry developed an acute need to find a replacement for the silver dollars it used to feed tens of thousands of slot machines. This “need”, and the recent passing of beloved war-hero-turned-President Dwight D. […]

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Numismatic Memorabilia From the American Space Race to Sell This Week at Heritage Auctions

By CoinWeek ….. When astronaut and Apollo 11 Mission Commander Neil Armstrong stepped on the lunar surface at 10:56 Eastern Time on July 21, 1969, it was the culmination of the great scientific and engineering effort known as the Space Race. Among their other military and geopolitical rivalries, the Space Race pitted the United States […]

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Don Everhart: My Career in Coins, Part 3 – Historic Figures & Heads of State

By Don Everhart – Former Sculptor-Engraver, United States Mint ….. Exclusive for CoinWeek Links to earlier parts: 1 | 2 During my 13+ years as a sculptor-engraver for the United States Mint, I had the opportunity to work on Congressional Gold Medals for many prominent leaders and heads of state. Additionally, I had the honor […]

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Gold & Silver PAC January 2018 e-Newsletter:

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver PAC ….. Gold & Silver News From the Political Coordinator HAPPY NEW YEAR! A new year not only marks the beginning of the year but also a chance for a new beginning. For states whose legislature is part-time based on the state constitution, the sessions begin in earnest […]

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US Coins – Jack and Ike: The 40 Percent Club Short Set

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….. Collecting Strategies on building a 40% silver Short Set  1965 was a momentous year for U.S. coinage. It was the year we made the switch from silver alloy to clad, and for many it marks the boundary between “real” money and whatever you’d want to call our coinage since then. […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 3, 2017: Bitcoin Bound and the RCM Counterfeit Gold Mystery

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 3, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) The Ideal Auction Preston McAfee, Chief Economist at Microsoft, explains the different kinds of auctions, how they work, what the pros and cons are, and why we don’t have auctions for everything we buy. Truly fascinating stuff. But where it gets deep […]

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Modern US Coins – CCAC Discusses Apollo 11 Designs, ATB Quarter Concepts

By CoinWeek News Staff …. Wednesday’s meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (otherwise known as the CCAC) was relatively painless. Only two items were on the agenda, and neither required a vote: the review and discussion of finalist designs for the 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin program and a discussion of the concepts […]

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Modern US Coins – CCAC Discusses Apollo 11 Designs, ATB Quarter Concepts

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Wednesday’s meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (otherwise known as the CCAC) was relatively painless. Only two items were on the agenda, and neither required a vote: the review and discussion of finalist designs for the 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin program and a discussion of the […]

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Modern US Coins – CCAC to Review Apollo 11, America the Beautiful Quarters Designs

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday October 18, 2017, at United States Mint Headquarters, in the Second Floor Conference Room, at 801 9th St. NW, in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise […]

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NGC Signs Charlie Duke, Astronaut Who Walked on Moon, to Autograph Labels

Record-holding Apollo 16 astronaut joins NGC Authentic Hand-Signed Labels program Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has inked a deal for astronaut Charlie Duke to individually autograph NGC certification labels. Duke is one of only 12 people to have walked on the surface of the moon. As part of the Apollo 16 mission, Duke became the 10th […]

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CCAC Recommends Designs for Apollo 11, Native American $1, Congressional Gold Medals

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. At yesterday’s marathon meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), design candidate portfolios for several programs were reviewed and discussed, with committee recommendations to the Secretary of the Treasury ultimately being made. The meeting’s agenda included designs for the 2019 and 2020 Native American $1 coins, the Filipino […]

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Modern US Coins – CCAC to Discuss Apollo 11 Commem, Filipino Veterans Medal Designs June 21

A possible 2018 American Liberty 24-karat gold fractional coin also on the meeting’s agenda 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 June 21, 2017. Date: June 21, 2017. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. EST Location: Second Floor […]

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United States 1973 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

Description: While the country-at-large’s desire for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s was hardly demonstrable, the gaming industry developed an acute need to find a replacement for the silver dollars it used to feed tens of thousands of slot machines. This “need”, and the recent passing of beloved war-hero-turned-President Dwight D. […]

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U.S. Mint News: 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Design Contest Opens May 1

By CoinWeek News Staff …. Starting Monday, May 1, the United States Mint will begin accepting entries to its design contest for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorative coin program. Signed into law on December 16, 2016 by President Barack Obama, the act authorizes the Mint to mint a $5 gold Uncirculated coin, a […]

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Design Recommendations Considered for 2019-20 Native American $1 Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC)for the reverse of the 2019 and 2020 Native American $1 coins. Glenna Goodacre’s portrayal of Shoshone maiden and guide Sacagawea, a vital member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore the interior of what is now the continental United States all the […]

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For Coins, This Is a Postmodern Era (or, R.I.P. The Modern Era: 1932-1982)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. Don’t worry. This isn’t an essay on literary theory, or some nostalgic lament. Instead, we’d like to take a moment to explain something critical to our understanding of the stylistic and political implications behind what’s known as the Modern Era of U.S. coinage, and how that […]

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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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Modern Commemoratives – 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Coin Bill Passes House

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Monday, December 5, the United States House of Representatives passed legislation authorizing the production and sale of commemorative coins honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing – the first time mankind had ever set foot upon the surface of another planetary body. The bill (H.R. […]

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Roland Auctions NY: The Estate of Dr. Alan York Numismatic Collection Auction, Part II

Highlights On View At Roland Auctions NY April 21, 22 and 25 By Roland Auctions NY …..   Roland Auctions NY is proud to present its second numismatic auction from the estate of nationally-renowned and esteemed collector Dr. Alan York. This sale’s vast historical holdings tell the story of Western Europe and the Americas from […]

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The Coin Analyst – Domed Basketball Coins More Likely Miss than Hit if Issued in 2019

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …. As reported recently in CoinWeek, a bill (H.R. 4592) was introduced in the House of Representatives on February 23 that proposes issuing a set of three coins (half dollar, silver dollar, and $5 gold coin) in 2019 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of […]

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The Coin Analyst – Domed Basketball Coins More Likely Miss than Hit if Issued in 2019

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   As reported recently in CoinWeek, a bill (H.R. 4592) was introduced in the House of Representatives on February 23 that proposes issuing a set of three coins (half dollar, silver dollar, and $5 gold coin) in 2019 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall […]

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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio to Offer Chinese Space Collection in Hong Kong

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to offer space collectibles from the ‘Shenzhou 1’ (神舟一号) in their December 8-9, 2015, Hong Kong auction. These items were stored in the cabin of and traveled into space aboard ‘Shenzhou 1’, China’s first space ship in 1999. Returning to the Earth from space, each piece was examined and […]

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Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz at 5th Annual Wall Street Collectors Bourse

By Wall Street Collectors Bourse…. OCTOBER 22-24, 2015 AT THE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE One of the highlights of the 5th Annual Wall Street Collectors Bourse will be a talk by Joel Iskowitz on “Designing Congressional Gold Medals: An Artist’s Perspective”. Mr. Iskowitz will look back on more than three decades creating unparalleled artworks displayed […]

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