Category Archives: Columns

19xe_d

Final sale of 2019 silver Enhanced Proof coin (19XE)

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the numismatic press today
The remaining quantity of 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coins product code 19XE will go on sale at noon EDT, Wednesday, August 12, 2020.  This product will only be available for sale on the Mint website

Continue reading on Coin Update News

War-memorial-header

United Kingdom: New crown coins issued in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

Hover to zoom.
The Royal Mint has released (10th August) new gold and silver Proof crown coins, which are in remembrance of the end of the Second World War that engulfed the world in fighting from Europe to Asia and involved armies from North America

Continue reading on Coin Update News

USPM-7_cover_header

Award-winning Guide Book of United States Paper Money coming in an updated seventh edition

(Pelham, Alabama) — An updated and revised seventh edition of the Guide Book of United States Paper Money will be available in September 2020. The new book is a collector’s price guide and history of the paper currency of the United States dating from federal issues introduced during the Civil War to modern-day cash

Continue reading on Coin Update News

PCGS-50-Days-of-Summer-Specials-Graphics-1200x488-1

PCGS 50 Days of Summer Specials loaded with hot deals

Professional Coin Grading Service Offering a Variety of Limited-Time Submission and Grading Discounts, Other Specials
(Santa Ana, California) August 5, 2020 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is rolling out many exciting offers for those who submit and grade their coins, banknotes, medals, and tokens through September 22, 2020. These valuable limited-time deals include free return shipping and major discounts for add-on services

Continue reading on Coin Update News

PCGS-2020-Salt-River-Bay-winners

PCGS Quarter Quest winners split $2,000 prize for finding 2020-W U.S. Virgin Islands quarter

Hover to zoom.
Two Collectors Receive Grand Prize for Finding First 2020-W U

Continue reading on Coin Update News

vestly-header

Norway: 20-kronor commemorative coins issued for the 100th anniversary of birth of author Anne-Cath Vestly

The Norges Bank has issued 20-kronor (USD 2.20) commemorative circulation quality coins to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the eminent author Anne-Cath Vestly, who was born on the 15th February 1920

Continue reading on Coin Update News

northwest-anniv-canada-header

Canada: Large silver coin celebrates 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Northwest Territories

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new large-size silver coins which are in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Canada’s Northwest Territories, one of the largest regions of land in North America. At 1,144,000 square kilometres (442,000 square miles), it represents 34 percent of Canada’s landmass

Continue reading on Coin Update News

PCGS-2020-Salt-River-Bay-winners

PCGS Quarter Quest winners split $2,000 prize for finding 2020-W U.S. Virgin Islands quarter

Hover to zoom.
Two Collectors Receive Grand Prize for Finding First 2020-W U

Continue reading on Coin Update News

vestly-header

Norway: 20-kronor commemorative coins issued for the 100th anniversary of birth of author Anne-Cath Vestly

The Norges Bank has issued 20-kronor (USD 2.20) commemorative circulation quality coins to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the eminent author Anne-Cath Vestly, who was born on the 15th February 1920

Continue reading on Coin Update News

PCGS-50-Days-of-Summer-Specials-Graphics-1200x488-1

PCGS 50 Days of Summer Specials loaded with hot deals

Professional Coin Grading Service Offering a Variety of Limited-Time Submission and Grading Discounts, Other Specials
(Santa Ana, California) August 5, 2020 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is rolling out many exciting offers for those who submit and grade their coins, banknotes, medals, and tokens through September 22, 2020. These valuable limited-time deals include free return shipping and major discounts for add-on services

Continue reading on Coin Update News

Niue-2020-1-inventors-nobel-header

Niue: Inventor Alfred Nobel features on third coin in “Geniuses of the 19th Century” series

Hover to zoom.
The government and treasury of the island state of Niue have released the third coin in their ongoing collector series entitled “Geniuses of the 19th Century

Continue reading on Coin Update News

pcgs6-header

PCI Silver Eagles versus PCI Morgan dollars

I have been collecting PCGS Silver Eagles for more than six years, marveling at their toning. You can see my PCGS Showcase set by clicking here

Continue reading on Coin Update News

pcgs-header

PCGS adds three senior collectibles experts, two tenured team members promoted

New Acquisitions Lead Corporate, Coin & Banknote Departments
(Santa Ana, California) — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently welcomed to its team three key professionals with rich numismatic expertise and business experience. Joining the company are longtime collector and seasoned business executive David Steinberger as Vice President of Customer Experience, numismatist Sanjay C

Continue reading on Coin Update News

ngc-csem-header

NGC Collectors Society Elite members enjoy many benefits

A Gold Buffalo with the NGC Tatanka Special Label and a Silver Eagle with the NGC Silver Eagle Label and Black “Retro” Holder, all available exclusively to bulk submitters. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

Continue reading on Coin Update News

macaroni-penguin

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands: Macaroni penguin featured on new, small-sized gold Proof coins

Hover to zoom.
The Treasury of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands have released new gold Proof coins which include a motif that will be seen on colour-produced 50-pence coins released later this year as part of a four-coin series featuring one of the region’s most well-known wildlife species: The penguin

Continue reading on Coin Update News

Reyes_Católicos_8_reales_28829

Q&A: As the American colonies were once British possessions, why did we not adopt the sterling currency system?

Hover to zoom.
The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Q: As the American colonies were once British possessions, why did we not adopt the sterling currency system, as did most other countries that subsequently emerged from British domination?
A: The reason was not, as some have suggested, to disassociate the United States from everything English

Continue reading on Coin Update News

GBUSMint_Bowers-header-fixed

Bowers on collecting: Focus on a great book

Whenever anyone asks me for suggestions on several books to start a good numismatic library, I always recommend the standard work by  William H. Sheldon, Early American Cents, 1949,  mostly available in its 1958 second edition retitled Penny Whimsy

Continue reading on Coin Update News

US-Mint-Header

United States Mint releases public service announcement regarding circulating coins

Washington — the United States Mint (Mint) has released a Public Service Announcement (PSA) addressing the current coin circulation issue.  The PSA can be viewed here:

In the PSA, Mint Director David J

Continue reading on Coin Update News

USPM-7_cover_header

Award-winning Guide Book of United States Paper Money coming in an updated seventh edition

(Pelham, Alabama) — An updated and revised seventh edition of the Guide Book of United States Paper Money will be available in September 2020. The new book is a collector’s price guide and history of the paper currency of the United States dating from federal issues introduced during the Civil War to modern-day cash

Continue reading on Coin Update News

US-Mint-Header

United States Mint releases public service announcement regarding circulating coins

Washington — the United States Mint (Mint) has released a Public Service Announcement (PSA) addressing the current coin circulation issue.  The PSA can be viewed here:

In the PSA, Mint Director David J

Continue reading on Coin Update News

GBUSMint_Bowers-header-fixed

Bowers on collecting: Focus on a great book

Whenever anyone asks me for suggestions on several books to start a good numismatic library, I always recommend the standard work by  William H. Sheldon, Early American Cents, 1949,  mostly available in its 1958 second edition retitled Penny Whimsy

Continue reading on Coin Update News

Reyes_Católicos_8_reales_28829

Q&A: As the American colonies were once British possessions, why did we not adopt the sterling currency system?

Hover to zoom.
The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Q: As the American colonies were once British possessions, why did we not adopt the sterling currency system, as did most other countries that subsequently emerged from British domination?
A: The reason was not, as some have suggested, to disassociate the United States from everything English

Continue reading on Coin Update News

ngc-csem-header

NGC Collectors Society Elite members enjoy many benefits

A Gold Buffalo with the NGC Tatanka Special Label and a Silver Eagle with the NGC Silver Eagle Label and Black “Retro” Holder, all available exclusively to bulk submitters. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

Continue reading on Coin Update News

macaroni-penguin

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands: Macaroni penguin featured on new, small-sized gold Proof coins

Hover to zoom.
The Treasury of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands have released new gold Proof coins which include a motif that will be seen on colour-produced 50-pence coins released later this year as part of a four-coin series featuring one of the region’s most well-known wildlife species: The penguin

Continue reading on Coin Update News

Niue-2020-1-inventors-nobel-header

Niue: Inventor Alfred Nobel features on third coin in “Geniuses of the 19th Century” series

Hover to zoom.
The government and treasury of the island state of Niue have released the third coin in their ongoing collector series entitled “Geniuses of the 19th Century

Continue reading on Coin Update News

pcgs-header

PCGS adds three senior collectibles experts, two tenured team members promoted

New Acquisitions Lead Corporate, Coin & Banknote Departments
(Santa Ana, California) — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently welcomed to its team three key professionals with rich numismatic expertise and business experience. Joining the company are longtime collector and seasoned business executive David Steinberger as Vice President of Customer Experience, numismatist Sanjay C

Continue reading on Coin Update News

pcgs6-header

PCI Silver Eagles versus PCI Morgan dollars

I have been collecting PCGS Silver Eagles for more than six years, marveling at their toning. You can see my PCGS Showcase set by clicking here

Continue reading on Coin Update News

haida-grizzly-hello

Canada: New colour $2 circulation coins commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Haida artist Bill Reid

Hover to zoom.
The Royal Canadian Mint has released new $2 commemorative coins in honour of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Haida artist Iljuwas, known as Bill Reid (1920-1998), who brought Haida art and culture to a global audience

Continue reading on Coin Update News

png-apmd-header

Enjoy 2020 “Gold Rush” prudently, advises Accredited Precious Metals Dealers

(Temecula, California) July 31, 2020 — Buyers of physical gold and silver during the 2020 “Gold Rush” should be wary of potential counterfeits in the marketplace, mistaking plated “gold coins” for bullion products, and avoid overpaying for any purchases, cautions the Accredited Precious Metals Dealers (APMD) division of the nonprofit Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG).
“Adding gold, silver, or platinum bullion coins or ingots to an investment portfolio can be a smart choice, but knowing your seller can be a crucial choice,” advises PNG-APMD President Richard Weaver

Continue reading on Coin Update News

Heritage-Auctions-Header

Bob R. Simpson Part I Auction announced for September 17, 2020

Heritage Auctions to offer significant selections from one of the greatest-ever coin collections into 2021
Dallas, Texas (July 30, 2020) — Bob Simpson, the Texas energy executive and philanthropist, is as legendary in numismatic circles as the momentous United States coins he collects. And in coming months, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions will offer some of the greatest rarities found in Simpson’s historic assemblage — or anywhere else in the world

Continue reading on Coin Update News

spain-2020-gothic-silver-€10-header

Spain: Gold and silver Proof coins issued as part of Europa Star series focusing on Gothic Era

Hover to zoom.
The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre — Real Casa de la Moneda have announced (17th July) they will release, in September, their fifth and final gold and silver Proof coins which are part of the Europa Star Programme’s Ages of Europe series

Continue reading on Coin Update News

spain-2020-gothic-silver-€10-header

Spain: Gold and silver Proof coins issued as part of Europa Star series focusing on Gothic Era

Hover to zoom.
The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre — Real Casa de la Moneda have announced (17th July) they will release, in September, their fifth and final gold and silver Proof coins which are part of the Europa Star Programme’s Ages of Europe series

Continue reading on Coin Update News

Heritage-Auctions-Header

Bob R. Simpson Part I Auction announced for September 17, 2020

Heritage Auctions to offer significant selections from one of the greatest-ever coin collections into 2021
Dallas, Texas (July 30, 2020) — Bob Simpson, the Texas energy executive and philanthropist, is as legendary in numismatic circles as the momentous United States coins he collects. And in coming months, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions will offer some of the greatest rarities found in Simpson’s historic assemblage — or anywhere else in the world

Continue reading on Coin Update News

belgium-2020-€2-plant-health-BU-header

Belgium: New €2 coin issued in honour of International Year of Plant Health

Hover to zoom.
The Belgian Ministry of Finance has issued (22nd July) new €2 commemorative coins in honour and recognition of the International Year of Plant Health, a worldwide initiative which seeks to promote greater awareness of the global plant health challenges mankind faces, as well as the importance of protecting our crops from pests and diseases

Continue reading on Coin Update News

20ge_b-header

Connecticut American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin available

Hover to zoom.
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

Continue reading on Coin Update News

US-Mint-Header

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

Continue reading on Coin Update News

bowers-1866-header

Bowers on collecting: Liberty Head double eagles

Time flies, and it seems like only yesterday that I with the help of Robert J. Galiette created what turned out to be a very popular book: Liberty Head Double Eagles 1849-1907: The Gilded Age of Coinage

Continue reading on Coin Update News

bowers-1866-header

Bowers on collecting: Liberty Head double eagles

Time flies, and it seems like only yesterday that I with the help of Robert J. Galiette created what turned out to be a very popular book: Liberty Head Double Eagles 1849-1907: The Gilded Age of Coinage

Continue reading on Coin Update News

belgium-2020-€2-plant-health-BU-header

Belgium: New €2 coin issued in honour of International Year of Plant Health

Hover to zoom.
The Belgian Ministry of Finance has issued (22nd July) new €2 commemorative coins in honour and recognition of the International Year of Plant Health, a worldwide initiative which seeks to promote greater awareness of the global plant health challenges mankind faces, as well as the importance of protecting our crops from pests and diseases

Continue reading on Coin Update News

US-Mint-Header

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

Continue reading on Coin Update News

20ge_b-header

Connecticut American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin available

Hover to zoom.
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

Continue reading on Coin Update News

ukraine-olympic-header

Ukraine: Now-postponed Tokyo Olympic Games theme for new silver Proof crown coins

Hover to zoom.
The National Bank of Ukraine has issued (22nd July) new silver collector coins which are in recognition of Ukraine’s National Olympic Team, who would have been competing alongside top-class world athletes this month

Continue reading on Coin Update News

1793-strawberry-cent-pcgs-sbg-pr-july2020

Historic collections of United States coins and exonumia offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2020 Las Vegas Auction

1793 Wreath cent, S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf, VG10BN, Parmelle Collection. Images by Professional Coin Grading Service

Continue reading on Coin Update News

UAE-2020-50-Dirhams-EXPO-20-pair

United Arab Emirates: New silver Proof coin celebrates now-postponed Expo 2020 hosted in Dubai

Hover to zoom.
The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates has released new silver Proof quality coins on the occasion of the Emirate hosting Expo 2020 in their capital city of Dubai

Continue reading on Coin Update News

INNOVATION-header-PAN

NGC Innovation dollar slab was to be part of cancelled American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money festivities

Hover to zoom.
Pittsburgh, PA — The August 4 to 8 ANA Convention cancellation disrupted plans that were already in place to enhance the weeklong event

Continue reading on Coin Update News

US-Mint-Header

United States Mint statement on circulating coins

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

Continue reading on Coin Update News

US-Mint-Header

United States Mint statement on circulating coins

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

Continue reading on Coin Update News

UAE-2020-50-Dirhams-EXPO-20-pair

United Arab Emirates: New silver Proof coin celebrates now-postponed Expo 2020 hosted in Dubai

Hover to zoom.
The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates has released new silver Proof quality coins on the occasion of the Emirate hosting Expo 2020 in their capital city of Dubai

Continue reading on Coin Update News

INNOVATION-header-PAN

NGC Innovation dollar slab was to be part of cancelled American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money festivities

Hover to zoom.
Pittsburgh, PA — The August 4 to 8 ANA Convention cancellation disrupted plans that were already in place to enhance the weeklong event

Continue reading on Coin Update News

UK-2020-Rosalind-Franklin-50-pence-proof-gold-header

NGC introduces “Early Production” designation for early Mint strikes

A 1996 American Silver Eagle with the Early Production designation and a 2012-S American Silver Eagle with the Early Production, Struck in 2011 designation. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

Continue reading on Coin Update News

franklin-coins

United Kingdom: DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin features on latest “Innovation in Science” coin series

Hover to zoom.
The Royal Mint has released (20th July) new 50-pence commemorative coins which honour one of the country’s most eminent scientists of the 20th century

Continue reading on Coin Update News

1794_half_dime_header

Q&A: Who argued for the inclusion of a silver half dime among the early coinage denominations, and what was his argument?

Hover to zoom.
The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Q: Jefferson and Hamilton favored the copper half cent as a coin useful to the poor

Continue reading on Coin Update News

UK-2020-Rosalind-Franklin-50-pence-proof-gold-header

NGC introduces “Early Production” designation for early Mint strikes

A 1996 American Silver Eagle with the Early Production designation and a 2012-S American Silver Eagle with the Early Production, Struck in 2011 designation. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

Continue reading on Coin Update News

1794_half_dime_header

Q&A: Who argued for the inclusion of a silver half dime among the early coinage denominations, and what was his argument?

Hover to zoom.
The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Q: Jefferson and Hamilton favored the copper half cent as a coin useful to the poor

Continue reading on Coin Update News

franklin-coins

United Kingdom: DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin features on latest “Innovation in Science” coin series

Hover to zoom.
The Royal Mint has released (20th July) new 50-pence commemorative coins which honour one of the country’s most eminent scientists of the 20th century

Continue reading on Coin Update News

Swoops-Uram-Erving20200701135242528-header

NGC certifies a Ceremonial Strike Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the Ceremonial Strike event.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

Continue reading on Coin Update News

greece-2020-€2-thrace-union-100-header

Greece: New €2 commemorative coin issued on the occasion of the centenary anniversary of union with Thrace

Hover to zoom.
The Bank of Greece has issued (16th July) their second €2 annual commemorative coins that remember the centenary anniversary of the union of the region of Thrace with the Greek State, which occurred in 1920

Continue reading on Coin Update News

1870-CC-ngc-header

NGC-certified key date Double Eagle among highlights in Heritage August U.S. coins sale

Hover to zoom.
An 1870-CC $20 graded NGC AU-50 has already reached six figures weeks before the auction ends

Continue reading on Coin Update News

ukraine-2020-archangel-michael-header

Ukraine: Silver one-ounce bullion coin series featuring Archangel Michael and new reverse design

The National Bank of Ukraine has released (10th July) their silver one-ounce bullion coins, which are part of their annual “Archangel” series begun in 2011. For the 2020-dated issue, the silver coins feature a new reverse design, which, for the first time, includes the new currency symbol ₴ for the hryvnia-denominated coins

Continue reading on Coin Update News

ACEF-logo

Attempt made to sell fake $300,000 gold coin

Seller is suspect in another counterfeits case
(Temecula, California) July 14, 2020 — Acting on a tip from the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF), federal and local California law enforcement agents now are investigating the attempted sale of $400,000 of counterfeit coins including a fake example of the historic 1879 Coiled Hair gold $4 “Stella” that brought $300,000 at auction last year. The seller also is a suspect in an earlier case involving fakes, according to Doug Davis, Director of the ACEF Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF)

Continue reading on Coin Update News

1870-CC-ngc-header

NGC-certified key date Double Eagle among highlights in Heritage August U.S. coins sale

Hover to zoom.
An 1870-CC $20 graded NGC AU-50 has already reached six figures weeks before the auction ends

Continue reading on Coin Update News

ukraine-2020-archangel-michael-header

Ukraine: Silver one-ounce bullion coin series featuring Archangel Michael and new reverse design

The National Bank of Ukraine has released (10th July) their silver one-ounce bullion coins, which are part of their annual “Archangel” series begun in 2011. For the 2020-dated issue, the silver coins feature a new reverse design, which, for the first time, includes the new currency symbol ₴ for the hryvnia-denominated coins

Continue reading on Coin Update News

Swoops-Uram-Erving20200701135242528-header

NGC certifies a Ceremonial Strike Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the Ceremonial Strike event.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

Continue reading on Coin Update News

greece-2020-€2-thrace-union-100-header

Greece: New €2 commemorative coin issued on the occasion of the centenary anniversary of union with Thrace

Hover to zoom.
The Bank of Greece has issued (16th July) their second €2 annual commemorative coins that remember the centenary anniversary of the union of the region of Thrace with the Greek State, which occurred in 1920

Continue reading on Coin Update News

ACEF-logo

Attempt made to sell fake $300,000 gold coin

Seller is suspect in another counterfeits case
(Temecula, California) July 14, 2020 — Acting on a tip from the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF), federal and local California law enforcement agents now are investigating the attempted sale of $400,000 of counterfeit coins including a fake example of the historic 1879 Coiled Hair gold $4 “Stella” that brought $300,000 at auction last year. The seller also is a suspect in an earlier case involving fakes, according to Doug Davis, Director of the ACEF Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF)

Continue reading on Coin Update News

greece-2020-€2-thrace-union-100-header

Greece: New €2 commemorative coin issued on the occasion of the centenary anniversary of union with Thrace

Hover to zoom.
The Bank of Greece has issued (16th July) their second €2 annual commemorative coins that remember the centenary anniversary of the union of the region of Thrace with the Greek State, which occurred in 1920

Continue reading on Coin Update News

ACEF-logo

Attempt made to sell fake $300,000 gold coin

Seller is suspect in another counterfeits case
(Temecula, California) July 14, 2020 — Acting on a tip from the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF), federal and local California law enforcement agents now are investigating the attempted sale of $400,000 of counterfeit coins including a fake example of the historic 1879 Coiled Hair gold $4 “Stella” that brought $300,000 at auction last year. The seller also is a suspect in an earlier case involving fakes, according to Doug Davis, Director of the ACEF Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF)

Continue reading on Coin Update News

Swoops-Uram-Erving20200701135242528-header

NGC certifies a Ceremonial Strike Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the Ceremonial Strike event.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

Continue reading on Coin Update News

Swoops-Uram-Erving20200701135242528-header

NGC certifies a First Strike Ceremony Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the First Strike Ceremony.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

Continue reading on Coin Update News

ACEF-logo

Attempt made to sell fake $300,000 gold coin

Seller is suspect in another counterfeits case
(Temecula, California) July 14, 2020 — Acting on a tip from the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF), federal and local California law enforcement agents now are investigating the attempted sale of $400,000 of counterfeit coins including a fake example of the historic 1879 Coiled Hair gold $4 “Stella” that brought $300,000 at auction last year. The seller also is a suspect in an earlier case involving fakes, according to Doug Davis, Director of the ACEF Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF)

Continue reading on Coin Update News

greece-2020-€2-thrace-union-100-header

Greece: New €2 commemorative coin issued on the occasion of the centenary anniversary of union with Thrace

Hover to zoom.
The Bank of Greece has issued (16th July) their second €2 annual commemorative coins that remember the centenary anniversary of the union of the region of Thrace with the Greek State, which occurred in 1920

Continue reading on Coin Update News

20eg_c-header

First day of sales for 2020-W American Silver Eagle one-ounce Uncirculated coin

Hover to zoom.
The following first day of sales data for the 2020-W American Silver Eagle one-ounce Uncirculated coin (20EG) comes from an e-mail sent to the press
2020 American Eagle Silver Uncirculated 1 Oz

Continue reading on Coin Update News

france-2020-Unesco-set-silver-header

France: Latest gold and silver Proof series features the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mount Olympus, Mont Saint-Michel, and Mount Fuji

Hover to zoom.
The Monnaie de Paris (MdP) has released (July 7th) the first of a three-coin set struck in gold and silver, which highlights world landmarks associated with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list of sites known as “World Heritage

Continue reading on Coin Update News

france-2020-Unesco-set-silver-header

France: Latest gold and silver Proof series features the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mount Olympus, Mont Saint-Michel, and Mount Fuji

Hover to zoom.
The Monnaie de Paris (MdP) has released (July 7th) the first of a three-coin set struck in gold and silver, which highlights world landmarks associated with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list of sites known as “World Heritage

Continue reading on Coin Update News

20eg_c-header

First day of sales for 2020-W American Silver Eagle one-ounce Uncirculated coin

Hover to zoom.
The following first day of sales data for the 2020-W American Silver Eagle one-ounce Uncirculated coin (20EG) comes from an e-mail sent to the press
2020 American Eagle Silver Uncirculated 1 Oz

Continue reading on Coin Update News

angola-new-series-header

Angola: New series of polymer banknotes to be introduced with designs highlighting natural landmarks

Hover to zoom.
The Banco Nacional de Angola has announced (7th July) that a new series of banknotes will be gradually introduced beginning on the 30th July

Continue reading on Coin Update News

20af_a-header

United States Mint opens sales for set of Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve coins on July 10

Hover to zoom.
Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will accept orders for the 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set honoring Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve in the U

Continue reading on Coin Update News

HA-1927d-header

Heritage Auctions sells more U.S. Coins than all other auctioneers combined during first six months of 2020

Record Sale: $2,160,000 for a 1927-D Saint-Gaudens gold $20 (Double Eagle) sold by Heritage Auctions in January 2020. Images by Heritage Auctions

Continue reading on Coin Update News

CSG-logo_lg-header

CCG hiring world-class sports card experts

If you are knowledgeable and passionate about sports cards, now is your opportunity to build the new leader in third-party grading.
Sarasota, Florida (July 7, 2020) — The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) is hiring world-class sports card experts to lead a new service dedicated to expert and impartial certification of sports cards and memorabilia

Continue reading on Coin Update News

1927-D-20-PCGS-MS65header

U.S. rare coin market quite active despite pandemic, reports Professional Numismatists Guild

With a winning bid of $2,160,000, this 1927-D Saint-Gaudens double eagle was the most valuable U.S

Continue reading on Coin Update News

bowers-1850-galiette-header

Bowers on collecting: Some really rare $20 gold coins

A Real 1850 Double Eagle
In 1926 numismatists and others were startled when they read this Associated Press dispatch datelined Demopolis, Alabama:
Aided by old papers his father left him, Gayus Whitfield, of Middleboro, Ky., has unearthed buried gold valued at more than $200,000 on the Whitfield farm, near here

Continue reading on Coin Update News

1890-Grand-Watermelon-Obverse-obverse-header

PCGS Banknote grades ultra-rare $1,000 Grand Watermelon note

Hover to zoom.
The 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon was the first banknote to cross the million-dollar threshold at auction
(Santa Ana, California, July 9, 2020) — The finest-known example of the ultra-rare 1890 $1,000 “Grand Watermelon” Treasury Note, which in 2005 became the first banknote to bring $1 million at auction, has been certified and graded by PCGS Banknote

Continue reading on Coin Update News

bowers-1850-galiette-header

Bowers on collecting: Some really rare $20 gold coins

A Real 1850 Double Eagle
In 1926 numismatists and others were startled when they read this Associated Press dispatch datelined Demopolis, Alabama:
Aided by old papers his father left him, Gayus Whitfield, of Middleboro, Ky., has unearthed buried gold valued at more than $200,000 on the Whitfield farm, near here

Continue reading on Coin Update News

CSG-logo_lg-header

CCG hiring world-class sports card experts

If you are knowledgeable and passionate about sports cards, now is your opportunity to build the new leader in third-party grading.
Sarasota, Florida (July 7, 2020) — The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) is hiring world-class sports card experts to lead a new service dedicated to expert and impartial certification of sports cards and memorabilia

Continue reading on Coin Update News

1927-D-20-PCGS-MS65header

U.S. rare coin market quite active despite pandemic, reports Professional Numismatists Guild

With a winning bid of $2,160,000, this 1927-D Saint-Gaudens double eagle was the most valuable U.S

Continue reading on Coin Update News

HA-1927d-header

Heritage Auctions sells more U.S. Coins than all other auctioneers combined during first six months of 2020

Record Sale: $2,160,000 for a 1927-D Saint-Gaudens gold $20 (Double Eagle) sold by Heritage Auctions in January 2020. Images by Heritage Auctions

Continue reading on Coin Update News

Szinyei-szf-EL-header

175th anniversary of the birth of Hungarian impressionist Pál Szinyei Merse

Hover to zoom.
Pál Szinyei Merse, one of the earliest practitioners in the school of Hungarian and Central European Impressionism, is being commemorated by the Hungarian Mint with a pair of coins, one silver, and the other copper-nickel, on the 175th anniversary of his birth on July 4, 1845

Continue reading on Coin Update News

sbg-header

Stack’s Bowers Galleries announces schedule for August 5-7, 2020 Auction at Bellagio Hotel and Casino — Las Vegas

1793 Chain S-1 AMERI, PCGS AU-53BN, Pedigreed to Paul Gerrie and featured in The ESM Collection. Hover to zoom

Continue reading on Coin Update News

Szinyei-szf-EL-header

175th anniversary of the birth of Hungarian impressionist Pál Szinyei Merse

Hover to zoom.
Pál Szinyei Merse, one of the earliest practitioners in the school of Hungarian and Central European Impressionism, is being commemorated by the Hungarian Mint with a pair of coins, one silver, and the other copper-nickel, on the 175th anniversary of his birth on July 4, 1845

Continue reading on Coin Update News

sbg-header

Stack’s Bowers Galleries announces schedule for August 5-7, 2020 Auction at Bellagio Hotel and Casino — Las Vegas

1793 Chain S-1 AMERI, PCGS AU-53BN, Pedigreed to Paul Gerrie and featured in The ESM Collection. Hover to zoom

Continue reading on Coin Update News

AES-R-38_USMint-header

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

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

Continue reading on Coin Update News

ANA-NGC-NCS-PMG-image-header

NGC, NCS, and PMG announce Official ANA Grading and Conservation Services Special Event, July 27 to August 7

Sarasota, Florida (June 24, 2020) — Last week, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that the 2020 World’s Fair of Money is suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. The highly anticipated show had been scheduled for August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Continue reading on Coin Update News

1792-2017_S_S1ozMedal_225thAnnivUSMint_2020WestPointMintHoard_PF70UltraCameo-header

NGC certifies special releases from U.S. Mint reserves with 2020 West Point Mint hoard attribution

Hover to zoom.
Sarasota, Florida (June 30, 2020) — Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is excited to announce that it is certifying a stockpile of backdated gold and silver coins that were specially released by the U

Continue reading on Coin Update News

new-zealand-2020-1-chatham-penguin-header

New Zealand: New silver bullion coin depicts extinct Chatham Island crested penguin

Hover to zoom.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has released their first bullion-quality silver one-ounce coins which include an earlier motif released for 2020 featuring a now-extinct breed of penguin once abundant on the Chatham Islands

Continue reading on Coin Update News

2020_NA1_Unc_header

2020 Native American $1 coin available to Alaska financial institutions

Hover to zoom.
The 2020 Native American $1 coin features a design of Elizabeth Peratrovich, a member of the Tlingit Nation, whose advocacy for Alaskan Natives and an impassioned speech in the Alaskan Senate was considered a deciding factor in the passage of the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Law in the Alaskan territorial legislature

Continue reading on Coin Update News

US-Mint-Header

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

Continue reading on Coin Update News

00.01-1820-N-013-Brooklyn-07-03-20-MS-64-L188-header

Bowers on collecting: The famous Randall Hoard

Of all 19th-century American coin finds, the most famous is the so-called Randall Hoard, named after a later owner of the cache. Even today, mention of the Randall Hoard recurs with frequency in auction catalogs and sale lists

Continue reading on Coin Update News

1795-Overton133-Half-Dollar-header

PCGS confirms new 1795 Flowing Hair half dollar variety

Hover to zoom.
First major variety discovery of that early half dollar date in nearly a century
(June 30, 2020; Santa Ana, California) — Professional Coin Grading Service (www

Continue reading on Coin Update News

1795-Overton133-Half-Dollar-header

PCGS confirms new 1795 Flowing Hair half dollar variety

Hover to zoom.
First major variety discovery of that early half dollar date in nearly a century
(June 30, 2020; Santa Ana, California) — Professional Coin Grading Service (www

Continue reading on Coin Update News

00.01-1820-N-013-Brooklyn-07-03-20-MS-64-L188-header

Bowers on collecting: The famous Randall Hoard

Of all 19th-century American coin finds, the most famous is the so-called Randall Hoard, named after a later owner of the cache. Even today, mention of the Randall Hoard recurs with frequency in auction catalogs and sale lists

Continue reading on Coin Update News

Germany-2020-€20-Freiburg-pair

Germany: Silver Proof coins celebrate 900 years of the founding of the city of Freiburg

Hover to zoom.
The State Mint Sales Department of the German Finance Ministry and Munze Deutschland will shortly release new silver commemorative coins which are in observance of the 900th year of the founding of what has grown into Germany’s fourth-largest city

Continue reading on Coin Update News

RB21_special-edition_Manila-Mint-header

New special-edition Red Book celebrating the 1920–2020 centennial of the Manila Mint is sold out!

The front cover, back cover, and spine of the 1920–2020 Manila Mint special edition distinguish it from the regular-edition Red Book. 260 copies were printed; 48 were damaged in transit, leaving 212 for sale to collectors

Continue reading on Coin Update News

AES-R-38_USMint-header

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

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

Continue reading on Coin Update News

ANA-NGC-NCS-PMG-image-header

NGC, NCS, and PMG announce Official ANA Grading and Conservation Services Special Event, July 27 to August 7

Sarasota, Florida (June 24, 2020) — Last week, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that the 2020 World’s Fair of Money is suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. The highly anticipated show had been scheduled for August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Continue reading on Coin Update News

2020_NA1_Unc_header

2020 Native American $1 coin available to Alaska financial institutions

Hover to zoom.
The 2020 Native American $1 coin features a design of Elizabeth Peratrovich, a member of the Tlingit Nation, whose advocacy for Alaskan Natives and an impassioned speech in the Alaskan Senate was considered a deciding factor in the passage of the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Law in the Alaskan territorial legislature

Continue reading on Coin Update News

new-zealand-2020-1-chatham-penguin-header

New Zealand: New silver bullion coin depicts extinct Chatham Island crested penguin

Hover to zoom.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has released their first bullion-quality silver one-ounce coins which include an earlier motif released for 2020 featuring a now-extinct breed of penguin once abundant on the Chatham Islands

Continue reading on Coin Update News

US-Mint-Header

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

Continue reading on Coin Update News

1792-2017_S_S1ozMedal_225thAnnivUSMint_2020WestPointMintHoard_PF70UltraCameo-header

NGC certifies special releases from U.S. Mint reserves with 2020 West Point Mint hoard attribution

Hover to zoom.
Sarasota, Florida (June 30, 2020) — Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is excited to announce that it is certifying a stockpile of backdated gold and silver coins that were specially released by the U

Continue reading on Coin Update News

ANA-Board-of-Governors-2017-Header

2020 World’s Fair of Money suspended

ANA Board of Governors to Consider Alternate Options
The American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced today the suspension of the 2020 World’s Fair of Money. The show, originally scheduled for August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the largest annual coin and paper-currency event in the United States

Continue reading on Coin Update News

CCAC-header2

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

Continue reading on Coin Update News

ukraine-2020-butterfly-2-G-header

Ukraine: New silver Proof coins feature sovka roskoshnaja moth as part of flora and fauna series

The National Bank of Ukraine has issued new silver and base metal coins with colour which feature the country’s native flora and fauna in an ongoing coin series. Focusing on the 2020-dated coins is Lepidoptera, an order of insects that includes butterflies and moths

Continue reading on Coin Update News

estonia-2021-€15-Akel-header

Estonia: Winning designs unveiled for silver coins in 2021 honour statesman Friedrich Karl Akel

The Bank of Estonia has unveiled (9th June) designs for next year’s silver Proof collector coins which will honour prominent statesman Friedrich Karl Akel (1871–1941), on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth. Akel was an Estonian diplomat and politician, a member of the International Olympic Committee, and in 1924 he was named as state elder, which was the official title of Estonia’s head of state from 1920 to 1937

Continue reading on Coin Update News

ibero-american-header

Andorra: New €2 commemorative coins announced in recognition of XXVII Ibero-American conference

The Servei Emissions Andorra has unveiled the design for their 2020-dated €2 commemorative coins in recognition of the upcoming Ibero-American Summit, which is scheduled to take place in November. The Principality of Andorra, the newest and smallest member of the Ibero-American Conference which became a full member in 2004, also assumed the current chairmanship of the conference in November 2018, will, in this capacity, host the XXVII Conference of Heads of State and Governments

Continue reading on Coin Update News

spanish-legion

Spain: New colour silver Proof coin unveiled in remembrance of the centenary anniversary of Spanish Legion

The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre / Real Casa de la Moneda has released (15th June) new silver and colour collector coins which highlight an anniversary for one of the country’s more distinct branches of the military. The Spanish Legion, informally known as “The Tercio” or “The Tercios” (an old Spanish military term that roughly translates as “regiment”), is an elite unit of the Spanish Army that belongs to Spain’s Rapid Reaction Force and is modelled on the French Foreign Legion

Continue reading on Coin Update News

ibero-american-header

Andorra: New €2 commemorative coins announced in recognition of XXVII Ibero-American conference

The Servei Emissions Andorra has unveiled the design for their 2020-dated €2 commemorative coins in recognition of the upcoming Ibero-American Summit, which is scheduled to take place in November. The Principality of Andorra, the newest and smallest member of the Ibero-American Conference which became a full member in 2004, also assumed the current chairmanship of the conference in November 2018, will, in this capacity, host the XXVII Conference of Heads of State and Governments

Continue reading on Coin Update News

estonia-2021-€15-Akel-header

Estonia: Winning designs unveiled for silver coins in 2021 honour statesman Friedrich Karl Akel

The Bank of Estonia has unveiled (9th June) designs for next year’s silver Proof collector coins which will honour prominent statesman Friedrich Karl Akel (1871–1941), on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth. Akel was an Estonian diplomat and politician, a member of the International Olympic Committee, and in 1924 he was named as state elder, which was the official title of Estonia’s head of state from 1920 to 1937

Continue reading on Coin Update News

CU-image-2

It’s my 10th anniversary as a contributor to Coin Update and World Mint News Blog

Dear readers, it’s hard to believe, but this week marks 10 years since I first joined Coin Update and World Mint News Blog. My first submission in June 2010 was an interview I conducted with U

Continue reading on Coin Update News

Kromm_Registry_Set_header

NGC Registry featured set: U.S. National Parks

This month’s featured set belongs to Paul Kromm.
This month, we are excited to present the unique Kromm National Parks Proof Quarters by NGC Registry user Paul Kromm

Continue reading on Coin Update News

WMF-21-header

World Money Fair: Information distributed confirming dates for 2021 with COVID-19 health and safety precautions in place

The organisers of the World Money Fair (WMF), the coin industry’s largest venue of its kind, have confirmed the dates for 2021 while taking the opportunity to advise participants they will be planning the show around new health and safety precautions. In their message to participants, organisers stated a great deal of flexibility and scope for design will be put in place in preparing next year’s trade fair

Continue reading on Coin Update News

Heritage-Auctions-Header

Dallas-Based Heritage Auctions relocates world headquarters to new, 160,000 square-foot campus

Image by Heritage Auctions.
America’s Auction House consolidates three Dallas locations in state-of-the-art facility near DFW Airport
Dallas, Texas (June 3, 2020) — Heritage Auctions has moved its global headquarters into a new state-of-the-art, 160,000-square-foot facility and multi-purpose campus, befitting its status as the largest auction house founded in America

Continue reading on Coin Update News

StampPlates-header

DLRC offers the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company plates

Hover to zoom.
David Lawrence Rare Coins presents a unique offering of stamp plates and dies from the American Bank Note Company
(Virginia Beach, VA) In a unique opportunity, David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now bringing to market the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company (ABNC) Stamp Plates, a diverse offering of items from the archives of the American Bank Note Company

Continue reading on Coin Update News

UK-2020-50-pence-dinosaur-3rd-BU-colour-c

United Kingdom: Augmented reality features on final three-coin set in Tales of the Earth Dinosauria series

Hover to zoom.
The Royal Mint has released (1st June) the third coin in their popular and first numismatic programme which utilised an augmented reality application as part of the design and theme

Continue reading on Coin Update News

UK-2020-50-pence-dinosaur-3rd-BU-colour-c

United Kingdom: Augmented reality features on final three-coin set in Tales of the Earth Dinosauria series

Hover to zoom.
The Royal Mint has released (1st June) the third coin in their popular and first numismatic programme which utilised an augmented reality application as part of the design and theme

Continue reading on Coin Update News

US-gold-coins

Stack’s Bowers Galleries acquires Carter Numismatics

Jason Carter Joins SBG as Executive Vice President
Santa Ana, CA (May 26, 2020) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries (“SBG”) is proud to announce the acquisition of Carter Numismatics Incorporated (“CNI”) and the addition of Jason Carter to its industry-leading team of numismatic professionals. Carter joins SBG as executive vice president and he, John Morgan, and the CNI team will continue to operate out of the new SBG offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Continue reading on Coin Update News

CAM-riel-US-Dollar-header

Cambodia: National Bank unveils plan to limit use of $1, $2, and $5, U.S. dollar banknotes from domestic transactions

Hover to zoom.
The National Bank of Cambodia has launched a plan (28th May) in which they are asking commercial banks and microfinance institutions to send it their smallest U

Continue reading on Coin Update News

PCGS-Coin-Quest-2020-Early-Find-Header

PCGS Coin Quest 2020 winners announced

Hover to zoom.
(Santa Ana, California, May 30, 2020) — The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Coin Quest 2020 has come to an exciting end with the recognition of two winners! The quest, which kicked off early in the year, challenged collectors to find circulating examples of 2020 Philadelphia and Denver cents, nickels, and dimes and to be among the first to submit them to PCGS for a coveted PCGS Early Find label

Continue reading on Coin Update News

CAM-riel-US-Dollar-header

Cambodia: National Bank unveils plan to limit use of $1, $2, and $5, U.S. dollar banknotes from domestic transactions

Hover to zoom.
The National Bank of Cambodia has launched a plan (28th May) in which they are asking commercial banks and microfinance institutions to send it their smallest U

Continue reading on Coin Update News

PCGS-Coin-Quest-2020-Early-Find-Header

PCGS Coin Quest 2020 winners announced

Hover to zoom.
(Santa Ana, California, May 30, 2020) — The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Coin Quest 2020 has come to an exciting end with the recognition of two winners! The quest, which kicked off early in the year, challenged collectors to find circulating examples of 2020 Philadelphia and Denver cents, nickels, and dimes and to be among the first to submit them to PCGS for a coveted PCGS Early Find label

Continue reading on Coin Update News

US-gold-coins

Stack’s Bowers Galleries acquires Carter Numismatics

Jason Carter Joins SBG as Executive Vice President
Santa Ana, CA (May 26, 2020) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries (“SBG”) is proud to announce the acquisition of Carter Numismatics Incorporated (“CNI”) and the addition of Jason Carter to its industry-leading team of numismatic professionals. Carter joins SBG as executive vice president and he, John Morgan, and the CNI team will continue to operate out of the new SBG offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Continue reading on Coin Update News

tuvalu-2020-Black-flag-1-header

Tuvalu: Second pirate ship coin issued in “Black Flag” bullion series featuring the Royal Fortune

Hover to zoom.
The government and treasury of Tuvalu have released the second gold and silver bullion quality coins in their ongoing series entitled “Black Flag,” which features some of history’s most notorious pirate ships to have sailed the seven seas

Continue reading on Coin Update News

joel-iskowitz-ngc-header

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

Continue reading on Coin Update News

joel-iskowitz-ngc-header

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

Continue reading on Coin Update News

tuvalu-2020-Black-flag-1-header

Tuvalu: Second pirate ship coin issued in “Black Flag” bullion series featuring the Royal Fortune

Hover to zoom.
The government and treasury of Tuvalu have released the second gold and silver bullion quality coins in their ongoing series entitled “Black Flag,” which features some of history’s most notorious pirate ships to have sailed the seven seas

Continue reading on Coin Update News

20-CCGPA-1256-393-2020_P_S1D_BasketballHallofFame_EarlyReleases_MS70-header

The 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program is off the bench and NGC is ready to play

Hover to zoom.
Sarasota, Florida (May 26, 2020) — After delaying the planned April release of the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative coins due to the coronavirus, the U

Continue reading on Coin Update News

ANA-Board-of-Governors-2017-Header

ANA World’s Fair of Money planning continues

August Convention Remains on the Schedule
While the country begins to re-open for business and stay-at-home restrictions are lifted, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) continues to plan for the World’s Fair of Money. The premier convention features all things related to coin collecting

Continue reading on Coin Update News

ascension-2020-crown-apollo-XIII-header

Ascension: Silver crown coin remembers 50th anniversary of historic Apollo XIII mission

The government and treasury of Ascension have released (20th May) new silver Proof collector’s coins which commemorate the 50th anniversary of the heroic Apollo XIII mission. This was the seventh crewed mission in the American Apollo space programme and the third which was meant to land on the moon

Continue reading on Coin Update News

1879-o-20-blue-hill

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 38 shows that, even in lockdown, rare coin market is robust

1879-O Liberty Head $20, PCGS AU-53, Blue Hill Collection Pedigree. Hover to zoom

Continue reading on Coin Update News

Uk-2020-cook-£2-Header

United Kingdom: Third and final £2 coin in the James Cook anniversary trilogy series released

Hover to zoom.
The Royal Mint has released (18th May) their third and final coin which is part of the three-year series and recognised the 250th anniversary and chronicled the three-year extraordinary journey of Captain James Cook and his crew aboard the HM Bark Endeavour, beginning in August 1768

Continue reading on Coin Update News

20ka_a-header

United States Mint begins sales of Kennedy half dollar product options on June 1

Hover to zoom.
Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for rolls and bags containing 2020 Kennedy half dollar coins on June 1 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Continue reading on Coin Update News

ACEF-logo

Counterfeiting battles continued in May

Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation is working with fraud victims and federal law enforcement agencies
(Fallbrook, California) May 26, 2020 — A fraudulent advertisement for bullion coins on Facebook, fake encapsulation holders, and requests for expert help from federal agencies kept the nonprofit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) busy during May 2020.
One of the 10 fake American Silver Eagles sold to an unsuspecting victim who responded to an unsolicited advertisement on Facebook

Continue reading on Coin Update News

20-CCGPA-1256-393-2020_P_S1D_BasketballHallofFame_EarlyReleases_MS70-header

The 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program is off the bench and NGC is ready to play

Hover to zoom.
Sarasota, Florida (May 26, 2020) — After delaying the planned April release of the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative coins due to the coronavirus, the U

Continue reading on Coin Update News

Uk-2020-cook-£2-Header

United Kingdom: Third and final £2 coin in the James Cook anniversary trilogy series released

Hover to zoom.
The Royal Mint has released (18th May) their third and final coin which is part of the three-year series and recognised the 250th anniversary and chronicled the three-year extraordinary journey of Captain James Cook and his crew aboard the HM Bark Endeavour, beginning in August 1768

Continue reading on Coin Update News

ACEF-logo

Counterfeiting battles continued in May

Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation is working with fraud victims and federal law enforcement agencies
(Fallbrook, California) May 26, 2020 — A fraudulent advertisement for bullion coins on Facebook, fake encapsulation holders, and requests for expert help from federal agencies kept the nonprofit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) busy during May 2020.
One of the 10 fake American Silver Eagles sold to an unsuspecting victim who responded to an unsolicited advertisement on Facebook

Continue reading on Coin Update News

20ka_a-header

United States Mint begins sales of Kennedy half dollar product options on June 1

Hover to zoom.
Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for rolls and bags containing 2020 Kennedy half dollar coins on June 1 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Continue reading on Coin Update News

ascension-2020-crown-apollo-XIII-header

Ascension: Silver crown coin remembers 50th anniversary of historic Apollo XIII mission

The government and treasury of Ascension have released (20th May) new silver Proof collector’s coins which commemorate the 50th anniversary of the heroic Apollo XIII mission. This was the seventh crewed mission in the American Apollo space programme and the third which was meant to land on the moon

Continue reading on Coin Update News

ANA-Board-of-Governors-2017-Header

ANA World’s Fair of Money planning continues

August Convention Remains on the Schedule
While the country begins to re-open for business and stay-at-home restrictions are lifted, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) continues to plan for the World’s Fair of Money. The premier convention features all things related to coin collecting

Continue reading on Coin Update News

1879-o-20-blue-hill

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 38 shows that, even in lockdown, rare coin market is robust

1879-O Liberty Head $20, PCGS AU-53, Blue Hill Collection Pedigree. Hover to zoom

Continue reading on Coin Update News