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US Mint Opens Sales for Rolls, Bags of Massachusetts American Innovation $1 Coins Oct. 29

The United States Mint will accept orders for rolls and bags of uncirculated Massachusetts American Innovation $1 Coins beginning on October 29 at noon EDT. Available product options and pricing are below. The American Innovation $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series featuring distinctive reverse designs that pay homage to America’s ingenuity and celebrate the […]

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Coin Designer Justin Kunz Signs Exclusive Basketball Hall of Fame PCGS Signature Labels

Celebrated United States Mint designer hand-signing PCGS labels paired with Basketball Hall of Fame coins   United States coin designer Justin Kunz is autographing Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) labels being paired with 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative coins. Kunz designed the common obverse of the 2020 commemorative coins honoring the Naismith Memorial Basketball […]

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The 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Commemorative Silver Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… One of the most significant pieces of socioeconomic legislation ever passed in the United States was the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This set of laws helped bring an end to de jure segregation in public places and public accommodations while legally ensuring that all Americans were to be […]

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U.S. Mint Announces 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Program Designs

The United States Mint today officially announced the designs for the 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The new designs will appear on the reverses of $1 coins honoring innovations and/or innovators from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, and South Carolina. Mint Chief Engraver Joseph Menna created and sculpted the Maryland American Innovation $1 Coin design. Mint […]

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Abraham Lincoln: A Numismatic Legacy Considered

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for PCGS …… [Editor’s note: This column originally appeared in the PCGS E-Zine newsletter on November 6, 2012 and has been updated to its current form. —CoinWeek] Prelude to War On January 12, 1848, a 39-year-old Whig congressman from Illinois named Abraham Lincoln took to the House floor and […]

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The 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program – A Primer

  By Bullion Shark LLC …… Mark your calendars for June 4! That’s when the United States Mint will launch the highly anticipated 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative coin program. For only the third time in U.S. Mint history, a dome-shaped coin — in this case to resemble the shape of a basketball — […]

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Streaming News: Conan the Special Ops Military Dog (and Other Proposed Commemorative Coin Programs)

  Forthcoming Commemorative Coin Programs: 2020 National Basketball Hall of Fame The Coins: gold $5, silver $1, clad half dollar Struck to honor the 60th Anniversary of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. The program features curved coins similar to those struck for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame and 2019 Apollo 11 50th […]

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Exclusive PCGS Autographed Basketball Hall of Fame Coin COAs at Final Four Fan Fest

Attendees can have COAs signed April 4 in Atlanta by the United States Mint Director, the coins’ designers, and NBA Hall of Famers   Sports enthusiasts who buy the 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (NMBHOF) commemorative coins on their launch day, April 4, 2020, at the Final Four Fan Fest in Atlanta, Georgia, […]

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United States Mint Hosts Ceremonial Strike of 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program Coin

On Tuesday, February 25, United States Mint Director David J. Ryder hosted members and supporters of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame at a ceremonial striking of the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Dollar Coin. During his remarks, Director Ryder stated that “every day, across the Nation, the United States Mint connects Americans […]

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Final Release in Preamble to Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series on Sale Jan. 30

The United States Mint will release the third and final coin in its Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series (product code 20EJ) on January 30 at noon EST. The theme of the coin is Pursuit of Happiness. The obverse design of the 2020 coin depicts Lady Liberty harvesting the fruits of […]

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Upcoming 2020 “Happiness” American Platinum Eagle Concludes Lukewarm Three-Coin Run

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. The 2020 “Pursuit of Happiness” Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Proof Platinum American Eagle marks the end of a three-year series produced by the United States Mint since 2018. The one-ounce platinum coins, struck at the West Point Mint and bearing a “W” mintmark, are being issued alongside […]

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Medallic Portraits of Abraham Lincoln – Beyond Brenner

Abraham Lincoln By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek ….. When one thinks of the image of Abraham Lincoln upon a coin, Victor David Brenner’s cent is the first thing that comes to mind. And, for the vast majority of people, it’s the only thing that comes to mind. At the time of its debut the Lincoln […]

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United States Mint Unveils 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Coin Designs

On Friday, September 6, the United States Mintunveiled designs for the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Coin Program during the 2019 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Springfield Symphony Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts. The designs will be featured on three dome-shaped coins: a $5 gold, a $1 silver, and a half-dollar clad. […]

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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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United States Mint: Declaration of Independence Preamble Platinum Proof Coin Available Jan. 31

The United States Mint will release the second coin in its Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series on January 31 at noon EST. Launched in 2018, this three-year platinum proof coin series features all new obverse designs created concurrently by one designer and a new common reverse design. The obverse of […]

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The Coin Analyst: The 10 Greatest U.S. Mint Coins of the Decade, 2010-2019

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. With the 2010s having begun their final year, now is a good time to look back on the past decade in United States Mint coin production and highlight the most significant releases. Secondary market performance and mintages have been considered, but other factors were even more important – especially […]

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United States 2018 Preamble to the Declaration of Independence: Life Platinum Proof Coin

Description: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” –From the Preamble to the United States Declaration of Independence Starting in 2018 and running through 2020, the United […]

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U.S. Mint Releases First Coin in New Platinum Proof Coin Series January 25

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2018 Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin (product code 18EJ) on January 25, 2018, at noon Eastern Time. This coin is the first release in the three-year (2018-2020) Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series. The series features all new […]

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United States Mint releases first coin in new platinum Proof coin series on January 25

Washington — The United States Mint will open sales for the 2018 Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin (product code 18EJ) on January 25, 2018, at noon Eastern Time.
This coin is the first release in the three-year (2018-2020) Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series

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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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US Coin Profile – 2015 High Relief 24K Gold Coin

Description: On July 30, 2015, the United States Mint will issue a 1 ounce .9999 gold coin struck in high relief and bearing the notional denomination of $100. This high relief gold coin was not specifically authorized by Congress, but instead will be issued under the authority granted under 31 U.S.C. § 5112(i)(4)(C), which gives […]

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U.S. Mint Announces New One Ounce Platinum Proof Coin Series

Multi-year series features designs inspired by the Declaration of Independence The United States Mint announced today that it is launching a three-year platinum proof coin series starting in 2018 and continuing through 2020. The three-year program, titled “Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series”, will feature newly-designed one ounce proof coins struck […]

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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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“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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CoinWeek News Wire for January 13, 2017

  By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 13, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Collector has passion for ancient coins Borland turns to the register and takes out a handful of quarters. “See this?” he says. “That’s not money.” He drops the coins back in the register. “They’re tokens,” he says. “I know what money […]

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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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What’s in Store at the U.S. Mint for 2017? CoinWeek Has the Answers

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. If you followed our reporting last Friday concerning the United States Mint’s hobby stakeholder forum, then you already know that a large group of industry leaders, collectors and officials gathered last week in Philadelphia to work with the Mint in an effort to improve its product […]

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American Liberty 2016 Silver Medal Soars in Secondary Market

The 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal is among the hottest products on the numismatic block today. After selling out on the United States Mint website within six minutes of their release, the new silver medals have been trading for multiples of their issue price in the secondary market. The unmonetized one-ounce 99.9 percent silver medal […]

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American Liberty 2016 Silver Medal Soars in Secondary Market

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   The 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal is among the hottest products on the numismatic block today. After selling out on the United States Mint website within six minutes of their release, the new silver medals have been trading for multiples of their issue price in the secondary market. […]

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The 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal: What It Is and How It Came to Be

By CoinWeek News Staff …. UPDATE: Within five minutes after 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, both the West Point issue and San Francisco Mint issue of the 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal are listed as “Currently Unavailable” on the U.S. Mint’s online catalog. While not an official sell-out, this status means that all available inventory […]

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Medallic Portraits of Abraham Lincoln: Beyond Brenner

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek ….. When one thinks of the image of Abraham Lincoln upon a coin, Victor David Brenner’s cent is the first thing that comes to mind. And, for the vast majority of people, it’s the only thing that comes to mind. At the time of its debut the Lincoln cent was […]

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2016 American Liberty Silver Medals Available August 23

The United States Mint will open sales of the 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals on August 23 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The one-ounce silver medals are struck at the United States Mint at West Point (product code UH9) and the United States Mint at San Francisco (product code UH10) with a mintage limit of […]

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Modern Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Shawnee National Forest Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456 (source: PDF), the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks […]

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