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United States Mint Announces Mayflower 400th Anniversary Program Products

The United States Mint today announced the Mayflower 400th Anniversary products it will offer, including some in collaboration with The Royal Mint (UK). The products are expected to be available later this fall. The coin and medal designs come together to tell the story of the Mayflower’s historic voyage, the Pilgrims, and the impact the […]

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The Coin Analyst: Coin Designer Chris Costello Documents History and Culture With Numismatic Art

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek ….. Chris Costello is a Boston-based artist, graphic designer, illustrator and typographer, and an award-winning coin designer who is always involved in many projects for different clients. He has been a coin collector since childhood and dreamed for many years of designing his own U.S. coin. Thirty years ago, […]

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US Mint, Royal Mint Collaborate on Mayflower Anniversary Coins, Medals

The United States Mint and The Royal Mint (United Kingdom) have collaborated to create two limited-edition sets marking the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage. The story of Mayflower is one that connects multiple communities, cultures, and countries. This transatlantic voyage brought 102 Pilgrims and migrants from Europe across the Atlantic and established a new […]

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NGC Signs Exclusive Signature Label Deal with Award-Winning Coin Designer Chris Costello

Costello’s dignified depictions of the American experience have graced over 20 US coins and medals   Chris Costello, an award-winning US coin designer, has agreed to individually hand-sign certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). Known for his dignified and exacting style, Costello has designed over 20 coins and medals for the United States […]

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NGC signs exclusive Signature Label deal with award-winning coin designer Chris Costello

The Costello-designed 2019 America the Beautiful San Antonio Missions quarter reverse (NGC PF-70 Ultra Cameo) with Costello’s NGC Signature Label. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

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NGC signs exclusive Signature Label deal with award-winning coin designer Chris Costello

The Costello-designed 2019 America the Beautiful San Antonio Missions quarter reverse (NGC PF-70 Ultra Cameo) with Costello’s NGC Signature Label. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

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United States Mint Wins Awards at 2019 Berlin World Money Fair

  United States Mint Director David J. Ryder accepted two awards on behalf of the Mint February 2 at the World Money Fair in Berlin. The American Liberty 225th Anniversary $100 coin won in the Best Gold Coin category and the Boy’s Town Centennial silver dollar won Most Inspirational coin. “It is my great honor […]

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U.S. Mint Announces Pricing for 2018 WWI Centennial Silver Dollar Products

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The United States Mint announced its pricing Monday for the 2018 World War I Centennial Commemorative Silver Dollar and the five accompanying silver medals honoring the branches of the U.S. military active in the war. All related 2018 WWI Commemorative products will be available from the Mint starting January […]

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United States 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin

Description: In 2017, the United States Mint celebrated the 225th anniversary of its creation with the construction of the Philadelphia Mint as authorized by the Coinage Act of 1792. The highlight of the Mint’s celebrations was the 2017 American Liberty Proof Gold Coin. Part of a new series of coins and medals that showcase a […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #82: Papyrus Creator and Coin Designer Chris Costello Drops By

CoinWeek Podcast #82: Papyrus Creator and Coin Designer Chris Costello Drops By Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Chris Costello is not only a US Mint Artist Infusion Program coin designer, but is also the creator of the Papyrus font. Costello developed […]

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US Mint News – 2017 American Liberty Silver Medal Set on Sale Oct. 19

  The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the American Liberty 225th Anniversary Silver Four-Medal Set (product code 17XD) on October 19 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set is the fourth and final product released this year to mark this milestone in the bureau’s history. Minted in 99.9 percent silver, each medal […]

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U.S. Mint Announces World War I Centennial Silver Medal Designs

The United States Mint has revealed the obverse and reverse 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.S. Armed Forces that were active in World War I. Design descriptions […]

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“Divisive” 2017 American Liberty Silver Medal Outperforms 2016 Versions*

*A lack of a mintage limit may have helped By CoinWeek News Staff …. First day sales of the 2017 American Liberty U.S. Mint 225th Anniversary Silver Medal totaled 26,833 units, according to Todd Martin, Deputy Chief of the Office of Corporate Communications of the United States Mint. In light of the “controversy” over the […]

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United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial Half Dollar Coin

Description: The United States Mint released three commemorative coins in 2017 that honor Boys Town, a non-profit child welfare organization headquartered in Nebraska. While the mission of Boys Town today is to help provide care for at-risk youth of all genders, the iconic youth organization was founded in 1917 as a refuge for wayward boys. […]

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Kagin’s Auction Session 1 Highlights

By CoinWeek ….. If you don’t already know (and how would you not?), Chicago-based auction house Kagin’s, Inc. is returning as the official auctioneer of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) National Money Show in Orlando, Florida. The show is open Thursday through Saturday, March 9-11, and the Kagin’s Official ANA Auction will be conducted in […]

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Kagin’s Auctions Announces ANA Auction Catalog Cover Design Winner

Chris Costello, a graphic artist and illustrator was chosen as the winner of the first American Numismatic Association (ANA) Auction Cover Design Competition. An independent panel composed of Kenneth Bressett, ANA past president; David Harper, Numismatic News Editor; Barbara Gregory, editor of The Numismatist; Mary Lannin, club president and numismatist; and Medallic Sculptor Heidi Wastweet […]

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

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

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

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

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Mint Director Comments – 225th Anniversary American Liberty Gold Coin

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

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United States Mint Unveils Historic 2017 Gold Coin Design

On Thursday, January 12, the United States Mint officially unveiled the designs of a 2017 High Relief gold coin that will be released in conjunction with the Mint’s 225th Anniversary celebration. The United States Mint was established in 1792 by an Act of Congress and has since provided the country with coins in gold, silver, […]

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United States Mint Unveils Historic 2017 High Relief Gold Coin Design

On Thursday, January 12, the United States Mint officially unveiled the designs of a 2017 High Relief gold coin that will be released in conjunction with the Mint’s 225th Anniversary celebration. The United States Mint was established in 1792 by an Act of Congress and has since provided the country with coins in gold, silver, […]

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U.S. Mint Releases 2017 Native American $1 Coin Reverse Design

On December 1, the United States Mint released the design that will appear on the reverse of the Native American $1 Coin next year. The coin will honor Sequoyah of the Cherokee Nation, creator of the Cherokee language. Designed by Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Chris Costello and sculpted by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Charles L. […]

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United States 2015 Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse $10 Gold Coin

Description: On August 27, 2015, the United States Mint issued the 2015 Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse 1/2 oz $10 Gold Coin. The coin is struck in .9999 gold and has a maximum authorized mintage of only 10,000 pieces across all ordering options. The coin was struck at the West Point Mint and carries the […]

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Whitman Releases Expanded Edition of Bowers’s Guide Book of United States Commemorative Coins

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the updated and expanded second edition of A Guide Book of United States Commemorative Coins, a volume in its popular Bowers Series of numismatic titles, available November 1, 2016. The book continues in the tradition of the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars and other best-selling “Official Red Book” […]

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U.S. Mint Unveils Designs for Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin

Designs for coins commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of Boys Town were unveiled today (August 23) during a ceremony at Boys Town Music Hall in Boys Town, Nebraska. “Each time a person looks at any one of these unique designs, it will spark an interest in learning about the history of Boys Town, […]

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Gerald Ford Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Avail. April 8

The 2016 Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal SetTM – Gerald Ford (product code 16PE) will be available for purchase starting April 8 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set includes an uncirculated Gerald R. Ford Presidential $1 Coin and a bronze medal with the same images on the obverse and reverse that appear […]

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U.S. Mint Announces 2016 First Spouse Gold Coin Designs

  The United States Mint today officially announced the new designs for the Patricia Nixon and Betty Ford First Spouse Gold Coins that will be released this year. Information about the designs is below. Patricia Nixon First Spouse Gold Coin The reverse design features stylized figures standing hand-in-hand surrounding a globe, symbolizing Mrs. Nixon’s commitment […]

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United States 2016 Mark Twain Commemorative $1 Silver Coin

Description: On February 1, 2016, the United States Mint opened sales for the Mark Twain Commemorative $1 Silver Proof and Uncirculated coins. The silver commemoratives were originally supposed to go on sale January 14, the same time as the Mark Twain Commemorative $5 Gold Proof and Uncirculated coins, but the silver issue was delayed due […]

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Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Designs Unveiled

Coin designs honoring the life and legacy of celebrated author unveiled two days before 180th anniversary of his birth The first of several ceremonies to unveil designs for commemorative coins honoring celebrated author Mark Twain took place today at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, Missouri. The event took place two days […]

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