Category Archives: Modern US Coins

The Market for Collecting Modern Key Date Half Dollars: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC …… It probably comes as no surprise that the three most widely collected United States half dollars are the Walking Liberty, Franklin, and Kennedy half dollars. Below is some information related to the markets for these coins, intended to help collectors make fruitful decisions when adding to or upgrading their collections. […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1973-S Kennedy Half Dollar Overstruck on 1973-S Washington Quarter

Only Known Proof U.S. Kennedy Half Dollar Struck on Any U.S. Coin Double Denomination NGC PF 67 Cameo UNIQUE DISCOVERY COIN   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This newly discovered and certified Proof Kennedy Half Dollar on a struck Washington Quarter is the only known Kennedy Half Double Denomination on any Proof […]

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CoinWeek Streaming News: Franklin Half Dollar Full Bell Line Designations

CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan discusses Franklin Half Dollars in this CoinWeek Streaming News segment, sponsored by NGC. Franklin Half Dollars are a popular silver coin series that was produced by the United States Mint starting in 1948 and continuing until the tragic death of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Each coin in the series […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1970-S Proof Washington Quarter Overstruck on Canadian Quarter

King George V (1911-1936) This unique 1970-S Proof Quarter from the United States was overstruck on a Canadian Quarter that circulated during the reign of King George V from 1911-1936. It was authenticated and certified by NGC as PR64. This was most likely from the group of San Francisco Proof Errors that was auctioned by […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1970-S Proof Washington Quarter Overstruck on Canadian Quarter

King George V (1911-1936) Mint Error This unique 1970-S Proof Quarter mint error from the United States was overstruck on a Canadian Quarter that circulated during the reign of King George V from 1911-1936. It was authenticated and certified by NGC as PR64. This was most likely from the group of San Francisco Proof Mint […]

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PCGS Quarter Quest Winners Split $2,000 Prize for 2020-W U.S. Virgin Islands Quarter

Two Collectors Receive Grand Prize for Finding First 2020-W U.S. Virgin Islands Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve Quarter to be Graded by Professional Coin Grading Service   The PCGS 2020 Quarter Quest continues at Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) with the release of the 2020-W U.S. Virgin Islands Salt River Bay […]

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United States Mint Releases Public Service Announcement Regarding Coin Shortage

The United States Mint has released the Public Service Announcement (PSA) below addressing the circulation issues causing the current coin shortage. In the PSA, Mint Director David J. Ryder asks the public to “help get coins moving by using exact change when making purchases, taking your coins to financial institutions, or turning them in for […]

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Spotlight on Mint Error Coins in Month-Long Heritage Auction

Mint errors take center stage in Heritage’s latest Month-Long Internet Auction. Bidding is open now, with the concluding Live Session scheduled for 6 pm CT on Saturday, August 15. All bidding will take place through coins.HA.com. One of the most famous mint errors is the copper 1943 cent, a coin intended to be struck on […]

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US Mint Making Changes to Meet Exploding Demand for American Gold, Silver Eagles

By Bullion Shark LLC …… As a result of the pandemic and its effects on the U.S. economy, which have resulted in the largest-ever decline in the gross domestic product (32.9%) in the second quarter of 2020 and tens of millions of unemployed–as well as rising silver and gold prices (with gold having reached several […]

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Collectors Polarized by US Mint’s Colorized Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek ….. With the release of the United States Mint’s first colorized coins imminent, the debate over the merits of colorized coins is energized. “Woe to all of us,” begins the top post at the time of writing on a CoinTalk thread entitled “Colorized Coins from the U.S. Mint” that began […]

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US Mint Announces Designs for George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 Coin, Barbara Bush First Spouse Gold Coin

On Tuesday, July 28, the United States Mint officially announced the designs for the George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 Coin and the Barbara Bush First Spouse Gold Coin. Public Law 116–112 authorizes the Mint to strike and issue these coins. The obverse design of the Presidential $1 Coin honoring George H.W. Bush features his portrait […]

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Connecticut American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof Coin Available From United States Mint

The United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2020 American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof Coin honoring Connecticut on July 21 at noon EDT. The coin recognizes the Gerber Variable Scale, often called the most revolutionary engineering tool since the slide rule. Produced at the Mint’s facility in San Francisco, the Connecticut American Innovation $1 […]

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Bullion Shark: Collecting Classic, Modern, and Silver American Quarters

By Bullion Shark LLC …… The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and began striking pattern coins that year. The first regular issue coins were not produced until 1793. The first quarter dollars, however, were not issued until 1796 because Spanish colonial coins denominated in Reales, which still circulated in the U.S., filled the […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Proof Bicentennial Quarter 2x Struck on Roosevelt Dime

Proof 1776-1976 S Bicentennial Quarter Double Struck on Struck Roosevelt Dime DOUBLE DENOMINATION PCGS PR 67 CAMEO Unique Discovery Coin   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is the only known Proof Bicentennial Quarter double struck over a struck dime. It is also the only known double struck U.S. Proof coin overstruck […]

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PAN Offering World’s Fair of Money NGC Special Issue Innovation Dollars

NGC Innovation Dollar Slab was to be part of cancelled American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Festivities   The August 4-8 ANA 2020 World’s Fair of Money cancellation disrupted plans that were already in place to enhance the weeklong event. The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) made arrangements to host another “Welcome to Pittsburgh” […]

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NGC Introduces ‘Early Production’ Designation for Early Mint Strikes

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is excited to announce the addition of the Early Production designation to its industry-leading lineup of releases designations. The Early Production designation is available for select coins received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository in mint-sealed packaging that is dated on or before January 31 of the coin’s year of issue. […]

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U.S. Mint Announces Price of Women’s Suffrage, Colorized Basketball Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The United States Mint has announced its introductory and regular pricing for its three 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial commemorative program products, as well as for the colorized versions of the 2020 National Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative silver dollar and clad half dollar. Women’s Suffrage Centennial To commemorate the centennial […]

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Annexing the District of Columbia & U.S. Territories to the 50 State Quarters Program

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The 50 State Quarters program was one of the most successful and ambitious United States Mint coin design programs of the last five decades. When it was launched in 1999, the Statehood Quarters initiative captured the imagination of an entire nation, making evening news headlines as each new quarter […]

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Salt River Bay America the Beautiful Three-Coin Set on Sale July 10

The United States 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.S. Virgin Islands beginning on July 10 at noon EDT. Priced at $11.50 USD, this three-coin set (product code 20AF) includes one uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia […]

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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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NGC Certifies 2020 West Point Mint Hoard Coins From US Mint Reserve

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 United States Mint in May. The hoard includes 2016- and 2017-dated American Silver Eagles, American Gold Eagles, First Spouse gold coins and silver medals. It is unusual for the […]

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The Coin Analyst: CCAC Recommends Bold Choice for New Silver Eagle Reverse, More Traditional One for Gold Eagle

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. Next January, an important new chapter will open in American numismatic history. Two of the most iconic modern American coins – the American Silver Eagle and the American Gold Eagle – will see new reverse designs on their bullion versions for the first time since both coins debuted in […]

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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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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Multiple Error Clad Ike Dollar Struck on Quarter Planchet

Also Features a 70% Reverse Indent by a QUARTER Planchet   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… All Ike dollar off-metals are highly prized by serious collectors of major U.S. Mint Errors and collectors of Ike dollars. The only two that are occasionally available are the Ike dollar struck on a Philippine 1 […]

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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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NGC Certifies Majority of Emergency Production 2020(P) Silver Eagles

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has already certified more than half of April’s emergency production of 240,000 American Silver Eagles at the Philadelphia Mint. The Philadelphia Mint struck 240,000 American Silver Eagle bullion coins between April 8 and April 20, 2020, according to official United States Mint documentation. Bullion Silver Eagles, which have no mintmark, are […]

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New Plan for 2021-Dated Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars

By Bullion Shark LLC …… Last year the 1921 Silver Dollar Commemorative Coin Act, which proposed issuing 2021-dated Morgan silver dollars and Peace dollars, was introduced. Though the proposed program remains popular with collectors, the bill never gained much support in Congress. Just before the year ended, the Congress passed the Law Enforcement Commemorative Coin […]

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National World War II Memorial Commemorative Coin Legislation Introduced

On Monday, June 8, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) announced that she and Congressman Peter King (R-NY) will jointly introduce the National World War II Memorial Commemorative Coin Act, which authorizes the U.S. Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Proceeds from the sale of the commemorative […]

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The Most Important Coin Program of Our Lifetime: 50 State Quarters

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for PCGS …… (Editor’s note: This column originally appeared on PCGS.com and has been updated to its current form.)  While the pomp and circumstance surrounding the 50 State Quarters program is over two decades behind us, it is hard to conceive of any future program that will have as […]

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American Gold Eagle Approaches 35th Anniversary With Design Change Looming

By Bullion Shark LLC …… During the first decade after it became legal again for Americans to own gold coins in 1974, the South African gold Krugerrand dominated the world gold coin market, accounting for 90% of coins traded. Around this time, Representative Ron Paul (R-TX22) led an effort to develop an American gold investment […]

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Top Pop Proof 1958 Franklin Half Dollar Featured in Stack’s Bowers June 2020 Santa Ana Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The Proof 1958 Franklin half dollar is a modern rarity that presents a severe challenge to specialists seeking the highest grade levels. With only 875,652 Proof half dollars struck, the 1958 is the lowest mintage issue from the second half of the series, which would eventually […]

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2020 Basketball Coin Labels From PCGS, Exclusive Partner With Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

As the world of professional sports begins emerging from hibernation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is laying up a one-of-a-kind opportunity for collectors to score special labels and other exclusive offers on PCGS-graded 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame coins. These dome-shaped commemorative coins are finally hitting the courts […]

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The Great Silver Coin Swindle

By Tom DeLorey for CoinWeek.com …. Most U.S. coin collectors know that the United States Mint continued to pump 1964-dated 90% silver dimes, quarters and half dollars into circulation through 1965 and into early 1966. The reasons for doing this were several, some of them quite reasonable at the time. What most collectors do not […]

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Bullion Shark – Collecting Kennedy Half Dollars

  By Bullion Shark LLC …… The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 was a shock to millions of Americans and people around the world who mourned the passing of the young leader. Within five days of this historic event, U.S. Mint Director Eva Adams authorized work to begin on a […]

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PCGS Coin Quest 2020 Winners Announced

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 […]

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NGC-Certified Franklin Half Dollars Highlight GreatCollections Auction

Online bidding ends soon for the May 31 sale   One of the leading auction houses, GreatCollections, currently has some of the finest-known NGC-graded Franklin half dollars listed in their auctions, including the single-finest 1953-S business strike with Full Bell Lines, as well as the single-finest 1951 Proof. Key Date 1953-S: a Rarity with Full […]

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1943 Steel Pennies: An Important Part of U.S. Numismatic History

By Bullion Shark LLC …… In the history of American numismatics, there are few coins that are more popular or well-known — even outside the numismatic community – than the 1943 Lincoln steel pennies. These zinc-coated steel cents are numismatic icons that any collector can afford. 1.1 billion of them were struck, including 685 million […]

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United States Mint Begins Sales of Kennedy Half Dollar Products June 1

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for rolls and bags containing 2020 Kennedy half dollar coins on June 1 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Available product options include the following: Coins in both product options are circulating finish, but have never been placed in circulation. The coin rolls are wrapped in United […]

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CCAC to Review Designs for New Gold & Silver Eagle Reverses, Trump Medals

U.S. Mint also accepting applications for CCAC membership   The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a telephonic public meeting June 23, 2020. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs […]

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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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United States Mint to Open Sales for 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins June 4

Products in the United States Mint 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program will go on sale June 4 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Available options and pricing are below. Pricing for the $5 gold coins is based on the Mint’s “Pricing of Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, and Platinum Products” table at catalog.usmint.gov/coins/gold-coins. […]

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Former House Speaker Boehner Signs Emergency Eagle Inserts

Westminster Mint offers scarce emergency production 2020 silver American Eagles with John Boehner-autographed NGC inserts   A former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, the honorable John Boehner of Ohio, has personally signed inserts on a limited number of the scarce 2020 American Silver Eagles struck during the recent emergency production at the United […]

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America the Beautiful 5oz Silver Coin Honoring Weir Farm on Sale May 18

The United States Mint’s will accept orders for the 2020 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ honoring Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut beginning on May 18 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Priced at $178.25, this coin’s reverse design portrays an artist, wearing a painter’s smock, painting outside Julian Alden Weir’s […]

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NGC Attributing Tomaska Die Varieties for Franklin, Kennedy Half Dollars

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is now attributing Proof Franklin half dollars and Proof Kennedy half dollars according to the die varieties cataloged by Rick Tomaska in Cameo and Brilliant Proof Coinage of the 1950 to 1970 Era. Submitters can request the attribution for applicable coins through NGC’s VarietyPlus® service. Tomaska, a renowned numismatic researcher and […]

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Collecting the Special Mint Set Coins of 1965-1967

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The mid-1960s was a colorful time in American numismatics, with the United States Mint making a series of changes to accommodate a terrible coin shortage brought on by widespread hoarding of 90% silver circulating dimes, quarters, and half dollars as the price of silver rose. To lessen the cost […]

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Collecting the Special Mint Set Coins of 1965-1967

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ……   The mid-1960s was a colorful time in American numismatics, with the United States Mint making a series of changes to accommodate a terrible coin shortage brought on by widespread hoarding of 90% silver circulating dimes, quarters, and half dollars as the price of silver rose. To lessen the […]

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A New Modern Rarity: 2020 (P) American Silver Eagles

By Bullion Shark LLC …… An unexpected modern rarity has emerged as a result of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on production of the United States Mint’s flagship silver bullion coin series, the American Silver Eagle. Most production of American Silver Eagle bullion coins is done at the U.S. Mint’s West Point Mint and […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Proof 1776-1976 S Bicentennial Quarter Overstruck on 1967 Roosevelt Dime

Double Denomination & Dual Date   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is the only known Proof Bicentennial quarter struck over a Roosevelt dime. In addition, it is a “dual date” since the dime is dated 1967, an amazing nine years apart! 1976 Proof Bicentennial quarters were struck at the San Francisco […]

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United States Mint Announces New Product Sale Dates

The United States Mint has updated their online product schedule with the on sale dates for the following numismatic items: May 18: 2020 – ATB Weir Farm National Historic Site Rolls and Bags (20ABD-ABF, ARD-ARF) May 18: 2020 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ — Weir Farm National Historic Site — Connecticut (20AK) […]

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United States Mint To Resume San Francisco Operations

The United States Mint facility at San Francisco will resume operations the morning of Monday, May 4, 2020, utilizing a reduced staffing plan in order to maintain social distancing. San Francisco operations were temporarily suspended on March 17, 2020, in order to reduce employee risk of exposure to COVID-19. This proactive measure was taken during […]

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Coin Profile: United States 1982-P Roosevelt Dime

Description President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s portrait on the dime was a fitting choice in 1946. He was a revered figure for many of the “Greatest Generation”: those who lived through the Great Depression (1929-39) and prevailed in World War II (1939-45). Though his administration was not without criticism (numismatists might lament his 1933 Executive Order […]

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Grab the Tinfoil: People on the Internet are Going Batshit Over 2020 Samoa ATB Quarter

By CoinWeek News Staff …. Did you know that the Roosevelt dime has Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s initials on it? Or that a series of Canadian banknotes feature the devil in Queen Elizabeth II’s hair? Did you know that if you fold a $20 bill just right (the basic design having been around since 1928), […]

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The 2000 United States Millennium Coinage & Currency Set Turns 20

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The anticipation surrounding the dawning of the new millennium had been building for many years by the time calendars finally changed to the year 2000. While flying cars were nowhere to be seen, the arrival of the third millennium “Anno Domini” was greeted by a throng of numismatic promotional […]

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United States Mint Announces Design for 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar

On Tuesday, April 21, the United States Mint officially announced the design for the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar, celebrating the milestone 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. This distinctive silver dollar coin marks a signature achievement in our nation’s history. “This coin pays homage to the 19th Amendment’s adoption, and […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Dual Mint Mark Proof 1776-1976 S Bicentennial Quarter Overstruck on Denver Lincoln Cent

Unique Dual Mint Mark Discovery   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… Upon closer examination of the understrike on the reverse of the quarter, Jon Sullivan of Sullivan Numismatics discovered and successfully matched up the “D” mint mark. The copper Lincoln cent was originally STRUCK IN DENVER prior to being overstruck by Proof […]

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United States Mint to Resume West Point Operations

The United States Mint will resume limited production Tuesday morning, April 21 at the Mint facility at West Point. During the temporary suspension of operations at the West Point Mint, in consultation with local public health officials, a thorough cleaning of the facility was conducted in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

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NGC Certifies Bag of First Day of Issue 1964-D Kennedy Half Dollars for Rare Collectibles TV

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extraordinary bag of First Day of Issue 1964-D Kennedy Half Dollars submitted by Rare Collectibles TV (RCTV). The 2,000 Kennedy Half Dollars arrived at NGC still sealed in their original Federal Reverse Bank bag dated March 19, 1964 — five days before the coins’ official release date! The […]

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United States Mint 2020 Silver Proof Set on Sale April 17

The 2020 United States Mint Silver Proof Set (product code 20RH) will be available for purchase starting on April 17 at noon EDT. The set is priced at $63.25 USD. The 2020-dated set contains the following 10 coins from the United States Mint at San Francisco. The quarters, half dollar, and dime are 90 percent […]

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United States Mint Temporarily Shuts Down West Point Facility

Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Orange County, New York, and out of an abundance of caution, the United States Mint has temporarily suspended production at the Mint facility at West Point. This action is being taken to further reduce the risk of Mint employee exposure to COVID-19. The Mint will resume […]

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Glenna Goodacre, Designer of Sacagawea Dollar Coin: In Memoriam

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On Monday, April 13, noted American sculptor Glenna Goodacre passed away of natural causes at her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was 80 years old. Goodacre is best known to coin collectors as the designer of the obverse of the Sacagawea/Native American golden dollar coin, which made its […]

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United States 1928-S Lincoln Cent

Description The Lincoln cent is the United States’ longest-serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and its elegant sculptural design served as the vanguard of a new wave of American coin art. But while the golden age of American coin design is most associated with medallic artist and […]

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NGC Special Attribution, Labels for 2020-W Reverse Proof Nickel

The first-ever “W” mint mark nickel was released in February 2020. Now, the United States Mint is including a 2020-W Reverse Proof nickel with all purchases of the 2020 United States Mint Silver Proof Set that goes on sale April 17, 2020. This is the first Reverse Proof nickel to feature the “W” mint mark of the […]

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The 6 Classic Mercury Dime Key Dates & Rarities

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The Winged Liberty Head Dime, better known as the “Mercury” Dime, was struck by the United States Mint from 1916 through 1945 and became one of the most beloved coins of the 20th century. The Mercury Dime was designed by Adolph A. Weinman, a renowned sculptor who also lay […]

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Privy Mark 2020-W America the Beautiful Quarters Coming From U.S. Mint April 6

  The period from May 8 to September 2, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of the conclusion of World War II. In recognition of this significant anniversary, the United States Mint will manufacture “W” mint mark quarters that feature a special privy mark signifying the allied victory in World War II. Mint marks identify the […]

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2020 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin on Sale April 9

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2020 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin (product code 20EL) on April 9 at noon EDT. First issued in 2006, the American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin was the first 24-karat gold proof coin ever struck by the Mint and is the collector […]

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CCAC to Review Designs for George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 Coin

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a telephonic public meeting April 14, 2020. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to United States coinage. The CCAC approved design […]

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Full Bands 67+ CAC 1936-S Mercury Dime at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, April 12, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this toned 1936-S Winged Liberty (Mercury) dime, graded MS-67+ Full Bands by PCGS and approved by CAC. In 1936, there were 9,210,000 dimes struck at the San Francisco Mint, which was a relatively average mintage for an S-mint Mercury dime. But in the […]

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1992 Silver Proof Sets – The Return to Silver

1992 Silver Proof Set By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The year 1992 marked an important milestone for coin collectors who longed for the return of 90% silver Roosevelt dimes, Washington quarters, and Kennedy half dollars. For the first time since 1964, those three series were produced in 90% silver compositions and included in special […]

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No FG Kennedy Half Dollars – What Are They & What Are They Worth?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… Kennedy half dollars are among the most popular United States coins, offering a wide variety of common dates, conditional rarities, and notable varieties. Among these varieties are the No FG Kennedy half dollars, which lack the “FG” initials of the coin’s reverse designer Frank Gasparro. No FG Kennedy half […]

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Support the 1921 Silver Dollar Coin Anniversary Act

The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) and PAN President Thomas Uram are appealing to collectors to support new coinage legislation, House Bill H.R. 6192, directing the United States Treasury to produce 2021 Morgan and Peace dollars recognizing the significant silver dollar coinage change that occurred in 1921. The Morgan silver dollar that represented the nation’s […]

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Important Update on Product Release Dates From the United States Mint

As the global impact of COVID-19 continues to develop, the United States Mint has had to modify its product availability to ensure the health and safety of its employees across the nation. Below you will find the status of products currently still scheduled for release: The 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set (20AA) […]

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Type I and II 1979 and 1981 Susan B. Anthony Dollars

  By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… Susan B. Anthony dollars belong to one of the shortest-lived coin series in United States history, and they were surely among the least popular coins ever issued for the general public. But the first (and so far only) small-size, copper-nickel clad dollar ever made by the United States […]

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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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Matte Proof 1910 Lincoln Cent at GreatCollections Much Scarcer Than Commonly Understood

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, April 5, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1910 Lincoln Proof cent, graded PR-67 RD by PCGS and approved by CAC. Of the scarce Matte Proofs issued from 1909 through 1916, the 1910 has the highest official mintage at 4,118 (all the rest are under 3,000 to lesser and greater […]

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Knowledge and Diversification Keys to Successful Coin Investing

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. Anyone who tells you that making a profit plays no role in their coin buying habits is most likely not being honest. While there are many motivations for buying coins, most people want their coins to appreciate in value. But the degree to which making a profit is important […]

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United States Mint 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set Available March 24

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™ (product code 20AA) on March 24 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Priced at $16.00 USD, this 10-coin set consists of five uncirculated quarters from the Philadelphia Mint and five uncirculated quarters from the Denver Mint. The […]

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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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2020 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on Sale Today

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for 2020 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on March 19 at noon EST. American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are collector versions of the official United States Mint American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins. These coins are struck in 22-karat gold at the West Point Mint. The obverse design […]

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Weir Farm National Historic Site 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Launch, Coin Forum Cancelled

In order to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont (D) has signed an executive order banning all gatherings of more than 250 people. Additionally, many school systems in Connecticut have announced closures. In light of this, the United States Mint, in consultation with the National Park Service, has decided to cancel […]

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CoinWeek Stream: 20th Century Coin Masterpieces – The Pogue Collection: Part VII

  On March 20, Stack’s Bowers Galleries will conduct the seventh session of sales of the historic collection of D. Brent Pogue. In this streaming segment, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan breaks down some of his favorite 20th-century coins from the sale. Discussed in this stream: Lot 7015: 1919 Lincoln Cent. MS-68 RD (PCGS). Lot 7019: […]

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New Sale Date for 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins

Introductory and Regular Pricing Also Announced   Due to the cancellation of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball championship games, the Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins that were scheduled to go on sale Saturday, April 4, 2020 from the United States Mint will now go on sale Thursday, April 9, 2020 at noon […]

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A Coin Analyst Exclusive: Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars Proposed as Ongoing Program

  By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. On March 11, U.S. Representative Garland “Andy” Barr (R-KY6) introduced H.R. 6192 – a bill which proposes the issuance of a silver dollar program starting in 2021 that would honor the centennial of the transition in 1921 from Morgan to Peace dollars. Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV2), whose district […]

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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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Barbara Bush First Spouse Coin, Medal Designs Recommended by CCAC

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On Tuesday, March 10, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a meeting to discuss and review candidate designs for both the George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 coin and the Barbara Bush First Spouse gold coin and bronze medal. Both collectors coins were authorized by the President George H.W. Bush […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #129: PCGS Programs for Modern Coins 2020-21

 CoinWeek Podcast #129: PCGS Programs for Modern Coins 2020-21 Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. This week on the CoinWeek Podcast, Charles talks to Joe Pielago, Business Development Manager at PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), joins us to talk about his […]

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NGC Announces All-Star Lineup for 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins

On April 4, the wait is over for the highly anticipated United States Mint Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is ready with an all-star lineup of special labels and holders to create an unrivaled presentation of the coin, the sport and the people behind both. The US Mint 2020 Basketball […]

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CCAC to Review Designs for George & Barbara Bush Coins & Medal, 2021 American Innovation Dollars

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a two-day public meeting March 10-11 at U.S. Mint Headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20220. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and […]

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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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2020 United States Mint Proof Set Available Feb. 27

New This Year: Premium 2020 Jefferson nickel from the West Point Mint   The 2020 United States Mint Proof Set® (product code 20RG) will be available for purchase starting on February 27 at noon EST. The set is priced at $32.00 and includes the following 10 coins from the United States Mint at San Francisco: […]

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The Affordable Yet Scarce 1939-D & 1950-D Jefferson Nickel Keys Dates

By Jon Garner for PCGS …… Jefferson nickels have been around since 1938, but despite the long run of this popular series, it has not spawned many truly rare dates among the regular issues. Only a handful of regular-issue business strikes saw mintages of less than 10 million pieces, but there two circulation issues saw […]

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US Mint Director David J. Ryder to Participate in ANA 2020 National Money Show

The United States Mint will be at booth #729 at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) National Money Show on February 27, 2020, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. Mint Director David J. Ryder will participate in the official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, February 27, at 9:15 a.m. (ET), followed by a product signing […]

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NGC Signs Exclusive Signature Label Deal With Donna Weaver – Mint Coin Designer and Sculptor

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is excited to announce that Donna Weaver, sculptor of the Return to Monticello Nickel obverse (used since 2016 to present) and designer of the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin common reverse, is signing certification labels exclusively for NGC. The NGC Donna Weaver Signature Label is the perfect complement to […]

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Set of 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Coins on Sale Feb. 20

The 2020 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (product code 20AQ) will be available for purchase starting on February 20 at noon EST. The set features all five 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters minted in 99.9 percent silver at the San Francisco Mint. Their reverse designs honor the National Park of […]

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Collecting 1943 Lincoln Steel Cents

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… There are few 20th-century coins as popular with numismatists and non-numismatists alike as 1943 Lincoln Steel cents. Struck as an emergency measure to help save copper for ammunition shells to be used by Allied Forces during World War II, 1943 Lincoln Steel cents are a product of war-era rationing […]

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Bullion Shark Sweepstakes

2020 American Gold Eagle Sweepstakes by Bullion Shark LLC …… Bullion Shark is proud to announce its sweepstakes for a 2020 $5 Gold Eagle! One lucky winner will receive this stunning American Gold Eagle $5 piece that was struck in .999 pure gold by the United States Mint! This is a $200 value! This is […]

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2020 Native American $1 Coin Products on Sale Feb. 12

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for product options containing the 2020 Native American $1 Coin on February 12 at noon EST. The theme of the coin is Elizabeth Peratrovich and Alaska’s Anti-Discrimination Law. The reverse design features a portrait of Elizabeth Peratrovich, whose advocacy was considered a deciding factor in the passage […]

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Coin Designer Jamie Franki Signs Exclusive PCGS Signature Label Deal

Coin designer Jamie Franki has signed an exclusive deal with Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) to hand autograph label inserts for certified coins bearing his designs. PCGS is excited to announce this partnership in time for the first of three 2020-W Jefferson nickels released in this year’s U.S. uncirculated, proof, and silver proof sets, all […]

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Perfect Deep Cameo Key Date 1995-W Silver Eagle Offered at GreatCollections

1995-W Silver Eagle By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, February 16, bidding ends at GreatCollctions.com for this 1995-W $1 American Silver Eagle 1oz coin. Graded Proof-70 by PCGS, it has also earned the coveted Deep Cameo (DCAM) designation. With the recent release of the 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle and its low mintage of only […]

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NGC Celebrates First 2020-W Nickel

A special NGC attribution, as well as the NGC West Point Gold Star Label, are provided for no additional fee   The United States Mint has announced that a special 2020-W Proof nickel is included with all purchases of the 2020 United States Mint Proof Set, on sale February 27, 2020. This is the first […]

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Georgia American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof Coin on Sale Feb. 11

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof Coin honoring Georgia on February 11 at noon EST. The coin recognizes the Trustees’ Garden, established by James Oglethorpe in the early 1730s. The reverse of the coin depicts a hand planting seeds in the inscription “Trustees’ Garden”, from […]

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American Samoa 5oz Silver America the Beautiful Uncirculated Coin on Sale Feb. 6

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2020 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ honoring the National Park of American Samoa (product code 20AJ) on February 6 at noon EST. Production of this coin is capped at 20,000 units. There is no household order limit. The coin is priced at […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – 1973-S Proof Clad Ike Dollar Double Struck on 50¢ Planchet

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is one of the most spectacular Proof Ike dollar mint errors of all time. Not only is it a spectacular double struck, but it is also struck on a clad half dollar planchet. There are two Proof Ike dollars known that were double struck on clad […]

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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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National Park of American Samoa Quarter Products on Sale Feb. 3

The United States Mint will open sales for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring National Park of American Samoa on February 3 at noon EST. This is the first release of 2020 and the 51st overall in the program. Available product options are as follows: The Mint produces the coins in […]

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The 2016-W Silver Eagle From the West Point Mint Hoard Explained

By Bullion Shark LLC ……   The West Point Mint Hoard of Silver Eagles. In a surprise move, the United States Mint announced in late 2019 that it had sold 183,781 2016-W American Silver Eagles in a closed bid sale. What made this unusual is that before the announcement the collecting community was unaware that […]

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United States Mint Raises Prices on Numismatic Gold, Platinum, and Palladium Products

The United States Mint announces 2020 revisions to include price increases for the Platinum Proof coins within the Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, Platinum, and Palladium Products Grid. US Mint Price Increases The complete 2020 Pricing of Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, Platinum, and Palladium Products Grid will be available on a PDF Table Based on Spot […]

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Is the US Mint Setting Coin Collectors Up for a Silver Eagle Rarity in 2020?

By Bullion Shark LLC …… For the last three years, the United States Mint has decided to do something strange. They decided to release the Proof American Silver Eagle and the Bullion Strike Silver Eagle almost simultaneously. In 2018, the release date was January 4, in 2019 it was January 10, and in 2020 it […]

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New to Collecting & on a Budget? Where to Begin With Vintage US Coins

By Mike Sherman for PCGS …… Just because you’re not a millionaire doesn’t mean you can’t have a great deal of fun building an interesting coin collection. And because you don’t have a ton of money also doesn’t mean you have to confine your collecting to modern issues. All too often, we focus on the […]

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NGC American Eagle Foundation Special Label Honors the Protection and Care of Our National Emblem

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is proud to partner with the American Eagle Foundation (AEF) for a certification label that honors the organization’s mission to keep America’s eagles flying strong and free. The NGC American Eagle Foundation Special Label conveys the importance of protecting our national emblem, while complementing a wide variety of US coins. Established […]

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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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PCGS Coin Quest Continues in 2020

What is the PCGS Coin Quest? The 2019-W PCGS Quarter Quest, which was a revolutionary competition for bounties and limited special labels on circulating 2019-W America the Beautiful quarters, was a huge success. PCGS is continuing this program with PCGS Coin Quest, a competition offering rewards for lucky collectors who complete the PCGS Coin Quest […]

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Bullion Shark – 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagles: The Next Modern Rarity?

By Bullion Shark LLC …… The first-ever Enhanced Finished-Reverse Proof Silver Eagle was issued as a surprise on July 3, 2019 in what was called the Pride of Two Nations Set. This marked not only the first time that the United States Mint made a Silver Eagle with a Reverse Proof-Enhanced finish, but it also […]

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CoinWeek Streaming News: 2020 America the Beautiful Quarter PROOF SET Released…

  The 2020 United States Mint release calendar continues at a busy pace this January with the release of the 2020 America the Beautiful Quarter Proof Set. In this CoinWeek Streaming News update, editor Charles Morgan discusses the set’s release and shows off two interesting items that he brought back from the 2020 Winter FUN […]

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1958 Doubled Die Remains One of the Most Elusive Lincoln Cent Varieties

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The Lincoln cent is one of the most popular United States series, and over its century-plus run that began in 1909 it has spawned a multitude of exciting varieties. Among the rarest breed of these are doubled dies, and many collectors know the most popular pieces by heart, including […]

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2020 American Eagle 1 oz Silver Proof Coin on Sale Jan. 9

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2020 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin (product code 20EA) beginning on January 9, 2020, at noon EST. The coin is priced at $64.50 USD. The obverse design features sculptor Adolph A. Weinman’s full-length figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the […]

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New Jersey American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof Coin on Sale Jan. 7

The United States Mint will accept orders for the American Innovation™ $1 Reverse Proof Coin honoring New Jersey on January 7, 2020, at noon EST. The New Jersey $1 Coin recognizes the development of a lightbulb with a filament that could last 1,200 hours. The reverse design depicts an Edison bulb against an ornate background […]

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United States Mint Sets Prices for Upcoming 2019, 2020 Numismatic Products

The United States Mint is announcing pricing for U.S. Mint numismatic products in accordance with the list below: 2019 American InnovationTM $1 Reverse Proof Coin—New Jersey – $11.50 2019 American InnovationTM $1 Reverse Proof Coin—Georgia – 11.50 2020 America The Beautiful Quarters Proof SetTM – 18.50 2020 America The Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof SetTM – […]

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United States Mint Releases First Three Numismatic Products of 2020

By CoinWeek …..   On January 3 at noon ET, the United States Mint opened its 2020 numismatic product offerings with the release of three gift sets: Birth Set 2020, Happy Birthday Coin Set 2020, and Happy Birthday Currency Set 2020. The Birth Set 2020 is a unique gift idea to commemorate a birth in […]

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The 10th Anniversary of the Lincoln Shield Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… It’s perhaps hard to believe that 10 years have already passed since the first Lincoln Union Shield cent emerged in 2010. It came about as the fifth and final reverse redesign in fewer than 13 months following 2009’s successful four-coin circulating commemorative program showcasing Abraham Lincoln’s colorful life from […]

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Coin Profile: United States 1939 Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding Father and third president of the United States Thomas Jefferson, open to “all American sculptors”, was held in 1937. German émigré and American artist Felix Oscar Schlag was the winner. […]

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Georgia American Innovation $1 Coin Products on Sale Dec. 19

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for products containing American Innovation™ $1 Coins honoring Georgia on December 19 at noon EST. The Uncirculated coins are produced at the Mint’s Philadelphia and Denver facilities. Available product options are as follows: The Georgia American Innovation $1 Coin is the fourth and final coin in this […]

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The 1960 Small Date Cent: The Coin that Kicked Off a Collecting Frenzy

By David W. Lange for CoinWeek ….. There are a handful of events that have brought the hobby of collecting coins front and center in America’s consciousness. Perhaps the first was the discontinuance of large cents in 1857 that set people scrambling to find one of every date while they lasted. Another was the debut […]

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US Mint News: CCAC Requests Applications for Membership

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

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United States 1914-D Lincoln Cent

Description The Lincoln cent is the United States’ longest-serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and its elegant sculptural design served as the vanguard of a new wave of American coin art. But while the golden age of American coin design is most associated with medallic artist and […]

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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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The 1970-D Kennedy Half Dollar: A Key Coin Turns 50

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ….. The 1970-D Kennedy half dollar is one of the most underrated of all modern United States coins. Marking the end of an era, it was the last of all circulating-issue United States coinage made with a silver composition. And even though the 1970-D Kennedy half dollar was issued only […]

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United States 1940 Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding Father and third president of the United States Thomas Jefferson, open to “all American sculptors”, was held in 1937. German émigré and American artist Felix Oscar Schlag was the winner, […]

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Jim Bisognani: Will the 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle Beat the 1995-W?

An instant “rarity” sets the market aflutter, but perfection has its price   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report …… In the early 1980s, many investors and coin collectors were keen on acquiring silver in coin or bar form for investment and speculation. The metals market was a mega business and millions of […]

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New Jersey American Innovation $1 Coin Products on Sale

The United States Mint began accepting orders for rolls and bags of uncirculated American Innovation $1 Coins honoring New Jersey on November 21 at noon EST. The coins are from the Mint’s Philadelphia and Denver facilities. Available product options are as follows: The New Jersey American Innovation $1 Coin is the third of four American […]

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

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

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

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

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Pair of Famous Bronze Cent Mint Errors Brought Together Under One Owner

The 1943 Donald Lutes bronze cent, at left above, and the 1943-S Kenneth S. Wing bronze cent. The ultra-rare NGC-certified Lutes and Wing 1943 Bronze Cents each recently realized more than $200,000 and received wide media coverage Two of the rarest and most famous US coins have been brought together under a single owner. The […]

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United States Mint’s Last America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set of 2019 on Sale Nov. 26

The United States Mint will release the final America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ of 2019 on Nov. 26 at noon EST. The quarters in this set (product code 19AH) pay homage to Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho. This America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set consists of an uncirculated quarter from the […]

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Vote for NGC’s Sacagawea Dollar 20th Anniversary Special Label

Next year is the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking Sacagawea Dollar, and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) will celebrate the occasion with a special NGC certification label. For the first time, the public will be able to choose the design of NGC’s label, which will be offered for free to NGC members for 2020 Sacagawea Dollars […]

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New Appointee Joins Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

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

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Jeff Garrett: Collecting Error Coins

How to get comfortable in this challenging and fascinating corner of numismatics By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   My daily assortment of emails contains quite a few inquiries about rare coins and coin collecting. People run across a news article, or something I have written about, and think they might have […]

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The Book on Silver Coins That Shook Me to My Core

By K.W. Callahan ….. If you’re anything like me, you may have caught yourself wondering a time or two just how many coins have been lost or destroyed over the years. While pondering said losses, I’ve inwardly debated what the true values of certain coins would actually be if people knew how rare they really […]

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Final 2019 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin on Sale Nov. 14

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring Idaho’s Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness (product code 19AN) on November 14 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $154.95 USD and is the last five-ounce silver uncirculated coin of 2019. 2019 America […]

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Final 2019 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin on Sale Nov. 14

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring Idaho’s Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness (product code 19AN) on November 14 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $154.95 USD and is the last five-ounce silver uncirculated coin of 2019. 2019 America […]

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2019 American Eagle 1oz Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof Coin on Sale Nov. 14

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof Coin (product code 19XE) on November 14 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $65.95 USD. This coin has created a huge buzz in the collector and dealer community as everyone tries to figure out […]

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2019 American Eagle 1oz Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof Coin on Sale Nov. 14

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof Coin (product code 19XE) on November 14 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $65.95 USD. This coin has created a huge buzz in the collector and dealer community as everyone tries to figure out […]

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PCGS Quarter Quest Inspires New Generation of Coin Collectors

  By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. When PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) announced earlier this year a special initiative called Quarter Quest, offering incentives and rewards for the earliest-discovered examples of West Point-minted 2019 America The Beautiful quarters, the news stirred coin collectors and even countless non-numismatists to check their change. Now, as the […]

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PCGS Quarter Quest Inspires New Generation of Coin Collectors

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …..   When PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) announced earlier this year a special initiative called Quarter Quest, offering incentives and rewards for the earliest-discovered examples of West Point-minted 2019 America The Beautiful quarters, the news stirred coin collectors and even countless non-numismatists to check their change. Now, as the […]

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PCGS Announces Encapsulation of U.S. Mint Serialized COAs with 2019 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagles

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will begin encapsulating United States Mint serialized Certificates of Authenticity (COA) alongside the coins they guarantee. The service will also provide a pedigree on the coin insert with the matching serial number. This new service is being launched in conjunction with the new, low-mintage American Eagle 2019 One Ounce Silver […]

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Four Lucky Collectors Split PCGS Bounty for “First Discovery” of 2019-W Idaho Quarters

Two of the fortunate finders located “Early Circulation” examples Four lucky collectors in Arkansas, Louisiana, Maryland, and Mississippi were the first to submit to Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) examples of the new 2019 America the Beautiful® Program Idaho quarters with the elusive West Point mintmark. The fortunate finder in Arkansas discovered more than 300 […]

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Delaware American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof Coin on Sale Nov. 7

The 2019 American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof Coin honoring innovation from Delaware will be available for purchase on November 7 at noon EST. Delaware is the first state to be honored in this series. The coin has a frosted background, and a brilliant, mirror-like finish. Its reverse design features a silhouette of Dover native Annie […]

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John Boehner, 53rd Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Agrees to Exclusive NGC Signature Label Deal

The Honorable John Boehner, who represented Ohio in the US House of Representatives from 1991 to 2015 and served as Speaker of the House from 2011 to 2015, has agreed to individually hand sign certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). In January 2011, the House of Representatives elected Boehner as Speaker, making him […]

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New American Gold, Silver Eagle Reverses Coming in 2021

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. The United States Mint has announced new reverse designs will be coming to the popular American Silver Eagle (ASE) and American Gold Eagle (AGE) coins in 2021. The silver and gold eagles, released in 1986 as the first coins of the United States Mint American Eagle bullion coin program, […]

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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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United States Mint to Launch Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Quarter Nov. 6

WHAT: The United States Mint will hold the launch ceremony for the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 10 a.m. MT. $10 rolls of newly minted Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness quarters will be available for exchange […]

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Pennsylvania American Innovation $1 Coin Products on Sale Oct. 24

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for products containing American Innovation $1 Coins honoring Pennsylvania on October 24 at noon EDT. This is the second of four American Innovation $1 coins the Mint will release this year. The American Innovation $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series featuring distinctive reverse designs that pay […]

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U.S. Coin Designer Emily Damstra Signs Exclusive PCGS Signature Label Deal

Emily Damstra, natural science illustrator and current U.S. Coin designer has signed an exclusive insert label signature deal with Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). Damstra has 11 unique U.S. design credits to her name, including the forthcoming 2019-W Idaho, River of No Return quarter. In addition to designing for coins in the U.S., Emily also […]

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2019 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set on Sale Today, Oct. 17

The 2019 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (product code 19RC) will be available for purchase beginning on October 17 at noon EDT. The set is priced at $149.95 USD. The following eight proof quality coins are included in the set: One American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin Five America the Beautiful […]

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CCAC to Review Designs for Washington Quarter Reverse, American Liberty Gold Coin, More

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting, starting at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at U.S. Mint Headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20220. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the […]

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Modern Commemorative Coins: From Concept to Production

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. When it comes to producing commemorative coinage in the bureaucratic realm of the U.S. government, officials at the United States Mint have relatively little wiggle room. While many world mints have a degree of operational autonomy and the liberty to produce creative, outside-the-box coinage – such as the colored […]

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United States Mint Unveils 2020 Native American $1 Coin Reverse Design

On Saturday, October 5, United States Mint Chief Administrative Officer Patrick Hernandez unveiled the reverse design for the 2020 Native American $1 Coin during the Alaska Native Brothers and Alaska Native Sisters Convention at Alaska Pacific University. The theme of the 2020 Native American $1 Coin design is Elizabeth Peratrovich and Alaska’s Anti-Discrimination Law. The […]

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America the Beautiful Quarters 2019 Circulating Coin Set on Sale October 9

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™ (product code 19AC) on October 9 at noon EDT. The set is priced at $8.95 USD. The 2019-dated set includes 10 circulating quarters—five from the Philadelphia Mint and five from the Denver Mint–with reverse designs honoring Lowell […]

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Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act Passes Congress

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. After years of trying and bills introduced to multiple Congresses, on Thursday, September 19, the 116th Congress of the United States passed the most recent version of the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act. The Senate bill (S. 239), having been approved by that body on July 9, was placed […]

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Bahamas to Eliminate the One Cent Coin, But Will the United States Follow?

Bahama Cent to be Eliminated By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. While the United States continues pumping out billions of one-cent coins, the Bahamas will become the next country to eliminate its one-cent coin. The island nation, sitting less than 100 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida, will officially demonetize and withdraw its one-cent […]

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David Motl, Former US Mint Acting Deputy Director, Agrees to Exclusive NGC Signature Label Deal

David Motl, who formerly served as the Acting Principal Deputy Director of the US Mint during a particularly innovative time in its history, has agreed to individually hand sign certification signature labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). Motl became Acting Principal Deputy Director of the United States Mint and its senior career official in […]

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Five More Rare Modern Coins Worth Big Bucks

Collectors are realizing just how rare certain modern errors and varieties really are   By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. The recent private transaction of the ultra-rare 1975 No-S Proof Roosevelt dime for $516,000 USD, coming just a few days after realizing $456,000 during a public sale by Heritage Auctions at the Long Beach Expo […]

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National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act Passes House, Moves to Senate

By the Office of U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney …… On Thursday, September 19, United States Representative Sean Patrick Maloney’s (D-NY18) bipartisan bill, the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act passed unanimously in the House, with the support of 307 cosponsors. The bill honors the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor and […]

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PCGS Announces Partnership with Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

PCGS to create special HOF inserts for certified 2020 basketball commemorative coins   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is partnering with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on a 2020 basketball commemorative coin program. The planned $5 denomination gold, $1 silver and 50-cent clad legal tender coins to be struck by the United States […]

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First 2019 American Innovation $1 Coin on Sale September 19

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for rolls and bags of American Innovation™ $1 Coins representing Delaware starting September 19 at noon EDT. This is the first of four 2019 American Innovation $1 Coins the Mint will release this year. The rolls and bags contain uncirculated coins from the United States Mint facilities […]

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US Mint Official Jon Cameron Joins NGC Hand-Signed Label Program

Jon J. Cameron, who recently retired from his position as the United States Mint’s Associate Director of Numismatic, Bullion and Coin Studies, has agreed to autograph certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). Cameron spent 41 years in federal service. In 2013, he joined the US Mint, where his first job was to establish […]

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1975 No-S Roosevelt Dime a Modern Rarity Worth Big Bucks

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. The 1975 No-S Proof Roosevelt dime is one of the hottest modern coins in the marketplace after a PR-68 example graded by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently crossed the block for an astounding $456,000, including 20% buyer’s fee. The coin, which sold in the Heritage Auctions sale at […]

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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 Launches America the Beautiful Quarters San Antonio Missions Coin

New quarter celebrates the cultural and natural heritage of four San Antonio Missions     The United States Mint on Thursday, September 6 officially launched the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas. This is the fourth quarter of 2019, and the 49th coin overall in the […]

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First Native American in Space Will Autograph NGC Labels

The only enrolled member of a Native American tribe to fly in space is joining a prestigious group of people who autograph certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). John Herrington, who was born in the Chickasaw Nation in Wetumka, Oklahoma, was a Mission Specialist aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour’s mission that launched November 23, […]

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CCAC to Review Designs for 2020 American Innovation $1 Coins, Congressional Gold Medals

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting, starting at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at U.S. Mint Headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20220. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the […]

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NGC Certifies 10,000,000 American Silver Eagle Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that it has certified more than 10,000,000 American Silver Eagles. It is the first third-party grading service to reach this incredible milestone. The American Silver Eagle, the official silver bullion coin of the United States, is possibly the most widely collected coin in the world today. More than 530 […]

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Six Lucky Collectors Split PCGS Bounty for First Discovery 2019-W San Antonio Quarters

Two of the fortunate finders just started collecting this year   Five fortunate collectors in Utah and a lucky collector in Texas were the first to submit to Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) examples of the new 2019 America the Beautiful San Antonio Missions National Historical Park quarter-dollars with the coveted West Point mint mark. […]

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United States Mint Reverse Proof Palladium Coins on Sale September 12

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Eagle One Ounce Palladium Reverse Proof Coin (product code 19EK) on September 12 at noon EDT. The coin was previously scheduled to go on sale September 5. Orders will be limited to one coin per household across all order channels for the first […]

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What Happens to the Washington Quarter After 2021? US Mint Weighs Its Options

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. The end of the road is just around the corner for the America The Beautiful (ATB) Quarter series, a 12-year-long program in which 56 different national parks and monuments were showcased on the reverse of the Washington quarter. Since 2010, each of the 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., and […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sets Record for Most Valuable Modern U.S. Coin

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction of the 2019 ANA World’s Fair of Money set several records for United States coinage earlier this month in Rosemont, Illinois. Among these was lot 5231 of their Rarities Night session, a 1964 Kennedy half dollar produced as part of an unreported Special Mint Set (SMS) and certified SP-68 […]

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United States Mint Releases 4th 2019 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Aug. 29

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ honoring San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (product code 19AM) on August 29 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $154.95. The reverse of this coin pays tribute to the missions in a depiction of […]

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Accidental Early Release of 2019-W San Antonio Quarters Surprises Lucky Collector and PCGS

Coin surprisingly discovered in Texas a week before official release   Even though the 2019 America the Beautiful series San Antonio Missions National Historical Park quarter-dollars were not scheduled to be released into circulation until August 26, a lucky collector in Texas unexpectedly discovered rolls of them – including two coveted West Point Mint mark […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Proof 1975 No S Dime, Only Two Known

Listed in first place in the third edition of the 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, the 1975 No S proof Roosevelt dime is one of the rarest issues in all of American coinage. Only two examples are known to collectors today and they have been tightly held by just a few owners in the 40+ […]

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2019-W Palladium American Eagle Reverse Proof Coin Lands September 5

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. The United States Mint is set to release the American Eagle 2019 One Ounce Palladium Reverse Proof Coin, the third installment of the popular palladium bullion coin series launched in 2017. The 2019 Palladium American Eagle, which contains one troy ounce of .9995-fine palladium, is the first of this […]

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United States Mint Orders for 2019 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin, Silver Medals Start August 15

The United States Mint is opening sales for both the 2019 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin™ (product code 19DA) and the 2019 American Liberty High Relief Silver Medal™ (product code 19DB) on August 15 at noon EDT. The coin is struck at the West Point Mint, contains one ounce of 99.99 percent fine, 24-karat […]

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United States Mint to Release Reverse Proof American Innovation $1 Introductory Coin Aug. 14

Reverse Proof Coin News By CoinWeek News Staff …. On August 14, the United States Mint will release a Reverse Proof version of the introductory American Innovation $1 coin. Struck at the San Francisco Mint, the new coin will come with a special four-panel envelope package and a certificate of authenticity. A mintage and product […]

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Shoshone Woman Who Was Model for Sacajawea Golden Dollar to Hand-Sign NGC Coin Labels

Randy’L Teton, the only person still alive who has served as a model for a circulating US coin, has agreed to individually hand sign certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). Teton served as the likeness of Sacajawea, a Shoshone who appears with her baby, Jean Baptiste, on the US Sacajawea dollar coins issued […]

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Full Lines MS-67 1948-D Franklin Half Dollar One Highlight of Sunday’s GreatCollections Sale

By CoinWeek …. In just two days, bidding ends Sunday, August 4 on GreatCollections.com for this 1948-D Franklin half dollar, graded MS67 FBL by NGC. 1948 was the first year of issue for the Franklin half dollar, and 4,028,600 of the coins were struck at the Denver Mint. But while it’s not a minuscule mintage, […]

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CoinWeek IQ: United States 1982-P Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding Father and Third President of the United States Thomas Jefferson, open to “all American sculptors”, was held in 1937. German émigré and American artist Felix Oscar Schlag was the winner. […]

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Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Introduced to Congress

From the Office of Tim Kaine, Senator …… On Tuesday, July 30, United States Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), along with U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO5) and Steve Stivers (R-OH15), introduced the Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative Coin Act. The legislation directs the U.S. Treasury to mint a coin to commemorate […]

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United States Mint to Accept Orders for San Francisco Mint American Silver Eagle Proof Coins August 6

The United States Mint will open sales for the American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin (product code 19EM) on August 6 at noon EDT. This coin is struck at the San Francisco Mint. American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coins are struck on 99.9 percent fine silver blanks. For 33 years, the obverse of […]

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Calling All Collectors: Support the 2021 Morgan & Peace Silver Dollar Centennial Commemorative Coin Bill

Silver Dollar Commemorative Support By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) …… The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) is calling on all fellow coin collectors to contact their United States Congressional Representatives to co-sponsor the H.R. 3757 Silver Dollar Commemorative legislation. This House Bill will require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration […]

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A Coin Analyst Exclusive: An Insider’s Perspective on the Morgan & Peace 1921 Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin Act

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. On July 16, 2019, United States Representatives Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO5) and Andy Barr (R-KY6) introduced H.R. 3757, the 2021 Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin Act, which calls for the issuance of 2021-dated Morgan and Peace dollars to mark the centennial of the transition from Morgan to Peace dollars in 1921. […]

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CCAC Selects Design Recommendations for 2020 Basketball Commemorative Coins

United States Mint also reveals possibility of colorized silver, clad commems   By CoinWeek News Staff ….. As the immortal rapper Kurtis Blow once sang, “Basketball is my favorite sport, I like the way they dribble up and down the court.” And in that spirit, on Wednesday, July 17, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) […]

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United States Mint Selects 27 Artists for Artistic Infusion Program

On Wednesday, July 17, the United States Mint announced that 27 artists have been selected to participate in its Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) to enrich and enhance designs on U.S. coins. “We’ve selected diverse artists who represent every region of America, from coast to coast,” said Mint Director David J. Ryder. “Sixteen of the artists […]

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United States Mint to Release Special Set Feat. Native American $1 Coin & $1 Note July 24

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2019 Native American $1 Coin & Currency Set (product code 19NR) on July 24 at noon EDT. This unique set pairs one enhanced uncirculated 2019 Native American $1 Coin produced by the United States Mint at Philadelphia and one $1 Series 2017 note produced by the […]

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CCAC to Review Designs for 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting, starting at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at U.S. Mint Headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20220. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the […]

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The U.S. Mint and NASA Celebrate Decades of Coins and Space

What’s been to Mars, the International Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Kuiper Belt? The answer may surprise you – U.S. coins   U.S. coins have journeyed to the Hubble Space Telescope, the International Space Station, Mars, and even the Kuiper Belt. Image courtesy United States Mint Our coins have journeyed across space […]

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Bullion Shark – For the Advanced Silver Eagle Collector: An Explanation of the Various Proof Finishes

By Bullion Shark LLC …… Proof Silver Eagles are undoubtedly some of the most stunning coins a modern coin collector can lay his or her eyes on. The cameo details (black to white contrast) and the painstaking detail that the respected engraver John Mercanti took in creating this coin have made this piece just breathtaking. […]

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Special NGC Label and Designations for US-Canada Pride of Two Nations Set

The United States Mint has announced the Pride of Two Nations 2019 Limited Edition Two-Coin Set, which will go on sale July 3. It combines a 2019-W US Silver Eagle with an Enhanced Reverse Proof finish and a 2019 Canadian One Ounce Silver Maple Leaf with a Modified Proof finish. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is […]

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Jim Bisognani: The Tale of Two Washingtons

A bureaucratic struggle behind the scenes in 1931 decided how the first US president would be portrayed on coins for years to come   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ….. The year is moving right along; I can’t believe that the Fourth of July, our greatest American holiday, is but a week away! Seemingly in […]

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Silver Eagles & Maple Leaves: Historic Coin Set Celebrating Pride of Two Nations on Sale July 3

The United States Mint, in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mint, proudly announces the release of the 2019 Pride of Two Nations Limited Edition Two-Coin Set™ (product code 19XB) on July 3 at noon EDT. This beautifully rendered set is the first ever joint coin set between the United States Mint and the Royal Canadian […]

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Top Pop 1924 Lincoln Wheat Cent in Demand at GreatCollections

Lincoln Wheat Cent By CoinWeek …. Later this week on Sunday, June 23, bidding ends on this 1924 Lincoln Wheat cent, graded MS-67+ RD by PCGS, on GreatCollections.com. Even though the Philadelphia Mint produced over 75 million pennies in 1924, all cents struck before roughly 1930 tend to be scarce in high condition. The present […]

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Three Lucky Collectors Find West Point Mint Guam Quarters, Get PCGS Rewards

The thrill of the hunt and the happiness of rewards continue with three more lucky coin finders in the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Quarter Quest. The latest three bounty winners, one each from Georgia, Kentucky, and Utah, were the first to discover and submit to PCGS for authentication and grading examples of the new […]

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CCAC to Review Designs for Congressional Gold Medals, Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting, starting at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at U.S. Mint Headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20220. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the […]

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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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Jeff Garrett: With the 2019-W Quarter, the Hobby Catches a Break

With the 2019-W quarter program, the Mint shows leadership in boosting numismatics, but more publicity is needed By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… In the last several years, most numismatic leaders have been searching for ways to stimulate the hobby. There has been a special emphasis on young people, as that segment […]

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American Legion 100th Anniversary 2019 Proof Silver Dollar and Medal Set Now Available from US Mint

The United States Mint released the 2019 American Legion 100th Anniversary Proof Silver Dollar and American Veterans Silver Medal Set (product code 19CQ) on May 20. Priced at $99.95, this special set consists of one American Legion Proof Silver Dollar and one American Veterans Silver Medal, both of which contain 99.9 percent silver, and production […]

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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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United States Mint Releases 2019 American Eagle 1oz Silver Uncirculated Coin May 29

The United States Mint opened sales for the 2019 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (product code 19EG) on May 29 at noon EDT. The coin is priced at $46.95. The American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is the collector version of the Mint’s American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin. It bears the “W” […]

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Perfect First Year of Issue Uncirculated American Platinum Eagle at GreatCollections.com

MS-70 American Platinum Eagle at Great Collections By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, May 26, bidding ends on GreatCollectons.com for this 1997 $100 American Eagle 1 oz Platinum Eagle coin. Graded MS-70 by PCGS, this .9995 fine platinum eagle coin is an excellent example of the inaugural release of the popular Platinum Eagle series. Out of […]

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