Category Archives: Circulating Commemorative Coins

PCGS 2020 Quarter Quest Winners Split $2,000 Prize for 2020-W Vermont Quarter

Two Collectors Splitting $2,000 Prize After Submitting First 2020-W Vermont Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Quarters for Grading by Professional Coin Grading Service   The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Quarter Quest 2020 recently yielded two more winners with the release of the 2020-W Vermont Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Quarter, released by the United States Mint […]

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PCGS 2020 Quarter Quest Winners Split $2,000 Prize for 2020-W Vermont Quarter

Two Collectors Splitting $2,000 Prize After Submitting First 2020-W Vermont Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Quarters for Grading by Professional Coin Grading Service   The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Quarter Quest 2020 recently yielded two more winners with the release of the 2020-W Vermont Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Quarter, released by the United States Mint […]

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Royal Canadian Mint $2 Circulating Coin Celebrates 75th Anniversary of World War II

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to launch a $2 circulation coin celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the Canadians who defeated enemies of freedom after six long years of service on the battlefield and on the home front. Symbolic of that heroic accomplishment, a “V” for Victory figures […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Honors Champion of Haida Culture Bill Reid on New $2 Circulation Coin

One hundred years after the birth of the late Bill Reid, the legendary artist and advocate of Haida culture also known by the Haida name Iljuwas, the Royal Canadian Mint is issuing a new $2 circulation coin honoring his ground-breaking contributions to contemporary Indigenous art. The bold image of a grizzly bear, a favorite character […]

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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 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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Hungarian Coins Commemorate 150 Years of Fire Departments

By Coin & Currency Institute …… Count Ödön Széchenyi laid the foundations for organized fire departments in Hungary, with the recruitment of the first volunteers, the creation of professional associations, and finally the nation-wide collaboration of different associations across the country. As a result of his efforts, the Hungarian Firefighters’ Federation, the legal predecessor of […]

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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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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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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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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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2020 American Samoa Quarter Preview

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek ….. Though not the first coin to feature bats as a motif, the first new America the Beautiful National Parks quarter dollar to be released in 2020 certainly has a distinctive take on the flying mammal. Honoring the sensibly named National Park in American Samoa, the quarter will be released […]

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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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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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Royal Australian Mint Commemorates Qantas Airline Centenary

To mark the Centenary of Queensland and North Territory Aerial Services Ltd (Qantas), the Royal Australian Mint and the national carrier have revealed on November 15 a new $1 Australian circulating coin, a collectible Qantas Centenary 11 Coin Set, along with a ‘Golden Ticket’ competition. The Royal Australian Mint’s responsible Minister, the Hon. Michael Sukkar, […]

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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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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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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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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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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 San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Quarters on Sale August 26

The United States Mint opens sales for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas on August 26. Available product options are: The Mint produces the coins in the rolls and bags at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco facilities. The three-roll set contains coins […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Honors Canadians at Juno Beach with $2 Circulating Coin Commemorating D-Day 75th Anniversary

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to launch a $2 circulation coin honoring the brave Canadians who, landing in Normandy, France 75 years ago, helped establish the Allied foothold that would lead to the liberation of Western Europe. This coin was unveiled today at the Moncton Garrison, home to the 37 Brigade of the North […]

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United States Mint Releases Quarter Honoring Site Dedicated to Those Who Perished in WWII Marianas Campaign

On Monday, April 29, United States Mint Director David J. Ryder joined citizens of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to launch the new America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring American Memorial Park. The 133-acre park is a tribute to the thousands of American and Marianas people who perished during the Marianas Campaign […]

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Australia’s Centenary of Repatriation Recognized with New Circulating Colored $2 Coin

On April 23, the Royal Australian Mint announced a new circulating colored $2 coin marking the centenary of repatriation for Australian soldiers and nurses after the First World War. “The coin is an enduring acknowledgment of vital efforts to provide support to Australian service people, while at the same time commemorating a century of service,” […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Marks 50 Years of Progress for LGBTQ2 Canadians With $1 Equality Circulation Coin

While Canadians’ are known for their strongly held values of diversity, inclusion, and equality, for many years, LGBTQ2 Canadians were not treated equally. Now, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to launch a one-dollar circulation coin commemorating 50 years of progress in recognizing the rights of LGBTQ2 Canadians. It was a 1969 Act of Parliament […]

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United States Mint Launch Ceremony for War in the Pacific National Historical Park Quarter May 3

WHAT: The United States Mint will launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam on Friday, May 3 at 10 a.m. Chamorro Standard Time (ChST). $10 rolls of War in the Pacific National Historical Park quarters will be available for exchange immediately following the ceremony. […]

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NGC Grades First Strike Delaware Quarters

The two are among the first of the billions of state quarters struck from 1999 to 2009   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has authenticated and graded a pair of 1999 Delaware State Quarters that were struck at the First Strike Ceremony held on December 7, 1998, at the Philadelphia Mint. Delaware was the first in […]

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Modern Coin News – U.S. Bill Proposes Women’s History Quarter Program

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On March 27, 2019, Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA13) introduced a bill to authorize the Treasury Department to strike a new multi-year quarter series of changing reverses honoring women’s history and the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed a woman’s right to vote in 1920. The new program would […]

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Royal Australian Mint Commemorates International Year of Indigenous Languages With New Coins

The United Nation General Assembly’s proclamation that 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages is commemorated with Australia’s newest circulating 50 cent coin. Launching in Adelaide, the coin has been produced by the Royal Australian Mint and developed in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). The coin […]

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U.S. Mint Announces West Point Mint Mark Circulating Quarter Collectible

Two Million Each of 2019 America the Beautiful Coins Being Struck at West Point   The United States Mint announced today that it has released the first-ever circulating coins with West Point mint marks. Throughout the remainder of the year, two million each of the scheduled 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters® will be minted at […]

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The Coin Analyst: The Euro’s Impact on Numismatics After 20 Years

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. On January 4, 1999, 11 members of the European Union began using a common currency known as the euro. For the first three years, the currency existed virtually, used only for cashless and bank transactions. Euro coins were first minted in 1999 but only entered circulation in 2002 following […]

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United States Mint Offers Lowell National Historical Park Coin Set Feb. 19

The United States Mint will release the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ containing Lowell National Historical Park quarters on February 19 at noon EST. The set (product code 19AD) is priced at $9.95. America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™ consist of an uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint, an uncirculated quarter from the Denver […]

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Pez Heads and Starburst: Errors and “Errors” of George Washington Presidential Dollars

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. In 2007, eBay exploded with different varieties and errors of the new George Washington presidential dollar coins. The series was the first circulating coinage to feature edge lettering in 74 years, so it was bound to have some problems. Some of those errors are still well-known today, but others […]

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United States Mint Releases 1st 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters February 4

The United States Mint will release the America the Beautiful quarter honoring Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts on February 4 at noon EST. The reverse design honors Lowell’s role in the Industrial Revolution. The design depicts a mill girl working at a power loom with its prominent circular bobbin battery. A view of Lowell, […]

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Italian Mint Dedicates 1st Coin of 2019 to Leonardo da Vinci

By the Italian Mint …… On the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the Ministry of Economy and Finance is issuing a commemorative coin with a nominal value of 2 euros, made by the State Mint, to celebrate the Tuscan artist and inventor, considered one of the greatest geniuses […]

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United States Mint to Launch Lowell National Historical Park Quarter Feb. 6

WHAT: The United States Mint will officially launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Lowell National Historical Park on Wednesday, February 6, at 10 a.m. EST. The ceremony will take place at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. The Lowell High School JROTC Honor Guard, Senior Class President, band, and chorus will participate in the […]

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NGC: Give Peace Dollars a Chance

A century ago, world events laid the groundwork for America’s last circulating silver dollar series By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Wow, November is here already. Where did the year go? A quick glance at the calendar reveals this is a full and important month on many fronts. As I sit down […]

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United States Mint Releases Block Island America the Beautiful Quarter Nov. 13

The United States Mint will offer bags and rolls of quarters honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island starting on November 13 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This coin is the fifth and final release of 2018 in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The Block Island National Wildlife Refuge quarter reverse design […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates End of World War I Centennial With $2 “Armistice” Circulation Coin

In keeping with the tradition of issuing finely crafted coins remembering the sacrifices of Canadians who fought for our freedoms, the Royal Canadian Mint has proudly issued a two-dollar circulation coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. This coin recalls the signing of the historic peace treaty ending the First World War on November […]

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Australia Marks Century of Remembrance With New $2 Circulating Coin

By Royal Australian Mint …… A colored depiction of a poppy and a graphic representation of 11.11.11 adorn Australia’s newest circulating coin, unveiled Tuesday, October 30 by Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja, the Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance. Senator Seselja, the Minister responsible for the Royal Australian Mint, unveiled the coin alongside representatives from […]

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The $1,000 Kennedy Half Dollar Roll Search

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… For the past seven years, I had longed for the opportunity to pore through a bank box of half dollars to look for old and valuable coins. I’ve heard and read the stories for years about fellow collectors who had found silver half dollars, Franklin and Walking Liberty halves, […]

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Lincoln Cent Roll Searching: What I Found in a $25 Box of Pennies

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… Searching through $25 worth of penny rolls is like going on a treasure hunt right from the comfort of your own home. For $25, you can pick up a box of 2,500 pennies from your bank and dive in on the pursuit of finding Lincoln wheat cents, Indian Head […]

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CCAC Chooses America the Beautiful Quarters Designs for 2020-21

By CoinWeek News Staff ….. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held its most recent meeting at United States Mint headquarters last week to discuss designs for the final six entries in the long-running America the Beautiful Quarters program. Specifically, the Committee reviewed candidate artwork for the National Park of American Samoa, Weir Farm National […]

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World Coin Profiles – France 2018 Simone Veil 2 Euro Bimetallic Commemorative Coin

Overview: Simone Veil was born to a non-practicing Jewish family on July 13, 1927, in the city of Nice on the Mediterranean coast. During the Nazi occupation of France in World War II, she and her family were arrested by German authorities. Simone, her mother and one sister were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. They were later […]

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United States Mint Launches Voyageurs National Park America the Beautiful Quarter

The United States Mint joined the National Park Service today to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. It is the third America the Beautiful ATB Quarter coin issued in 2018 and the 43rd release in the series. This latest ATB quarter  reverse design depicts a common loon […]

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United States Mint Bags, Rolls of Voyageurs National Park Quarters Available June 11

Bags and rolls of United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins honoring Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota will be available for purchase starting on June 11 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The quarter’s reverse depicts a common loon with a rock cliff in the background. The inscriptions are “VOYAGEURS,” “MINNESOTA,” “2018,” and […]

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World Coins – New Commemoratives From Poland, Romania, Spain

100th Anniversary of Polish Independence By Mint of Poland …… The 5 zloty commemorative coin issued by the Mint of Poland is but one element of the national commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence. The National Bank of Poland and the Mint have issued this unique 5-zloty in a symbolic circulation of 38,424,000 […]

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World Coins – New Commemoratives From Poland, Romania, Spain

100th Anniversary of Polish Independence By Mint of Poland ……   The 5 zloty commemorative coin issued by the Mint of Poland is but one element of the national commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence. The National Bank of Poland and the Mint have issued this unique 5-zloty in a symbolic circulation of […]

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United States Mint Voyageurs National Park Quarter Launch Ceremony June 14

WHAT: The United States Mint and the National Park Service will hold a launch ceremony for the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. Event highlights include music performances by International Falls native Gavia Yount and local artist Darcy Sullivan. Additional ceremony participants include Boy Scouts of America Troop #150, […]

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ANA Money Museum Adds Exciting Donation to Collection

Tales From the Vault – The Sacagawea Dollar The Edward C. Rochette Money Museum received an exciting donation in late 2017: items related to the production of the Sacagawea dollar from the studio of acclaimed sculptor Glenna Goodacre (BELOW) The donation is a great addition to the ANA’s collection of plasters, galvanos and other production-related objects […]

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U.S. Mint Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Quarter Launch Ceremony April 11

WHAT: The United States Mint and the National Park Service will launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 10 a.m. CDT. The ceremony will take place at the Legendary Waters Resort in Red Cliff. The Bayfield High School Choir, Red Cliff […]

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Modern US Coins – New Bill Puts Notable Women on Quarter Reverses

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On March 15, U.S. Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA13) and Bruce Poliquin (R-ME2) introduced H.R. 5308 – the Women’s History and Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Quarter Dollar Coin Program Act – to Congress. The bill celebrates the 100th anniversary of the amendment that guarantees a woman’s right to vote by requiring the […]

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Modern US Coins – U.S. Mint Launches 41st America the Beautiful Quarter

First quarter dollar of 2018 honors Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore The United States Mint joined the National Park Service (NPS) today to celebrate the release of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan. The coin is the first of five America the Beautiful Quarters to be issued in […]

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World Coin News – 2 Euro Latvian Coin Commemorates Centenary of Baltic States

By Bank of Latvia …… On Wednesday, 31 January 2018, the Bank of Latvia launched a 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to the centenary of the Baltic States. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Latvian and Estonian states and the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Lithuanian statehood, the central banks of Latvia, […]

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First 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Program Coin on Sale Feb. 5

41st America the Beautiful Quarters captures natural beauty of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore The United States Mint will offer bags and rolls of quarters honoring Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan starting on February 5 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This is the first of five quarters that will be released this year and the […]

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Modern Coins – Italian Mint Commemorates World Cup Soccer, Constitution’s 70th Anniversary

By the Italian Mint …… The 70th Anniversary of the Italian Constitution and the final phase of the “FIFA World Cup Russia 2018” 21st world championships are the themes that characterize the first numismatic issues of the Italian State Mint. The two commemorative coins (featuring face values of 5 and 2 euros) dedicated to the […]

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U.S. Mint to Launch Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarter Feb. 7

WHAT: The United States Mint and the National Park Service (NPS) will launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 10 a.m. ET. The ceremony will be held at the Mather Elementary School Auditorium. Additional event highlights include a performance by the […]

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Modern US Coins – House Passes American Innovation $1 Coin Act

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Tuesday, January 16, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 770, the American Innovation $1 Coin Act. The bill would require the Treasury to “mint coins in recognition of American innovation & significant innovation and pioneering efforts of individuals or groups” from each state, territory and the […]

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Modern US Coins – Design Selected for 2019 Mariana Islands ATB Quarter

Presidential and military-themed silver medals also discussed by CCAC By CoinWeek News Staff …. On Tuesday, January 16, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a public meeting to review designs for the 2019 America the Beautiful Northern Mariana Islands American Memorial Park quarter and make their final recommendation. This was the second portfolio of […]

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U.S. Mint to Offer 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set Jan. 23

Sales will open for the 2018 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set ™ (product code 18AP) on January 23, 2018, at noon Eastern Time (ET). This year’s set–priced at $15.95–consists of five proof-finish America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins that honor Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (Michigan), Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Wisconsin), Voyageurs National […]

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U.S. Mint Releases 2018 Native American $1 Coin Reverse Design

The United States Mint officially announced the reverse design of the 2018 Native American $1 Coin. The coin’s theme pays homage to sports legend Jim Thorpe. The 2018 reverse design depicts Jim Thorpe, with the foreground elements highlighting his football and Olympic achievements. Inscriptions are “JIM THORPE,” “WA-THO-HUK” (Thorpe’s Sac and Fox tribe name), “UNITED […]

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World Coin News – Philippines Issues 10 Peso General Luna Circulating Commemorative

By Central Bank of the Philippines …..   On Friday, November 24, the Central Bank of the Philippines (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, or BSP) issued the new limited-edition 10-Piso commemorative circulation coin for the 150th birth anniversary of Philippine hero General Antonio Luna. The coin is now available at BSP Offices and Branches for the […]

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On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. Coin Overview: As a child of the ‘80s, I was always fond of the Bicentennial quarter. It still turns up in pocket change once in a while, and roll hunters can run across more than a few when poring over bank boxes. Most circulating specimens survive […]

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U.S. Mint to Release Circulating America the Beautiful Quarter 10-Coin Set Nov. 21

  The United States Mint will open sales for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarter Circulating Coin Set™ (product code 17AC) starting on November 21 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This year’s set includes 10 circulating quarters–five from the Philadelphia Mint and five from the Denver Mint–with reverse designs honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa), […]

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U.S. Mint Launches Final 2017 America the Beautiful Quarter Near Banks of the Wabash

New quarter shines the spotlight on George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Indiana The United States Mint held a ceremony on Tuesday, November 14 near the Wabash River to officially launch the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park quarter, the 40th release in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program and the final coin of […]

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World Coin News – Latvian Bank Issues 2 Euro Regional Commemoratives

By Bank of Latvia …. On November 14, 2017, the Bank of Latvia is issuing 2 euro commemorative coins dedicated to Kurzeme and Latgale. These coins, featuring the coats of arms of Kurzeme and Latgale, continue the series of 2 euro commemorative coins dedicated to Latvia’s cultural and historical regions. It is one of the […]

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U.S. Mint Releases George Rogers Clark National Park Quarters Products Nov. 13

United States Mint products featuring America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins honoring George Rogers Clark National Historical Park will be available for purchase starting on November 13 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin’s reverse design features George Rogers Clark leading his men through the flooded plains approaching Fort Sackville with the inscriptions “GEORGE ROGERS […]

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U.S. Mint Shines Spotlight on George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Nov. 14

WHAT: The United States Mint will hold its official launch ceremony for the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park quarter on Tuesday, November 14 at 10:00 a.m. (ET). Event highlights include performances by the George Rogers Clark Fife and Drum Corps and Vogel Elementary School Choir. United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Frank Morris, […]

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World Mint News – New Australian Colored $2 Coin to Mark Remembrance Day

By Royal Australian Mint …… Symbolic purple flowers and green leaves of rosemary adorn Australia’s newest circulating two dollar coin unveiled on October 31 by Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack. Mr. McCormack, who is responsible for the Royal Australian Mint, was joined by Chief Executive Officer of the Mint Mr. Ross MacDiarmid and two […]

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World Coin News – Finland Issues Nature 2 Euro Circulating Commem

By Mint of Finland …… The second commemorative two-euro coin of Finland’s centenary was launched on 21 October 2017. The special coin pays tribute to Finland’s nature and is a part of the Finland 100 program celebrating the centenary of Finland’s independence. Like the silver Finnish Nature collector coin, the special coin will also take […]

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U.S. Mint Reveals New Coin Product Release Schedule for Spring 2018

By CoinWeek News Staff …. At the United States Mint Forum, held at Mint headquarters in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, October 17, Numismatic Program Manager Ann Bailey delivered a presentation on next year’s upcoming numismatic product releases, at the end of which she promised that the first quarter schedule would appear on the Mint’s website […]

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

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

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World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Honors Toronto Maple Leafs 100th Anniversary

As the legendary Toronto Maple Leafs take to the ice for the first home game of the 2017-2018 season, the Royal Canadian Mint is joining Leafs fans across Canada in celebrating their beloved team’s 100th anniversary with a special one-dollar circulation coin. This new coin was unveiled Friday, October 7, outside the Air Canada Centre […]

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Royal Canadian Mint $2 Circulation Coin Commemorates Battle of Vimy Ridge 100th Anniversary

  The Royal Canadian Mint has proudly issued a two-dollar commemorative circulation coin honoring the brave Canadians who fought at the Battle of Vimy Ridge 100 years ago and paved the way to the Allied victory that ended the First World War. This special circulation coin was unveiled today at The Military Museums in Calgary. […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – “Two Bits” US Quarter Design Proposed

by Daniel Frank Sedwick…. Could the two bits return to circulation? A Spanish colonial influenced design for the 2019 Texas San Antonio Missions America the Beautiful quarter was recommended by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) on September 19. The reverse design is based heavily on Spanish colonial cob reales, which circulated widely in North […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – “Two Bits” US Quarter Design Proposed

By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   Could the two bits return to circulation? A Spanish colonial influenced design for the 2019 Texas San Antonio Missions America the Beautiful quarter was recommended by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) on September 19. The reverse design is based heavily on Spanish colonial cob reales, which circulated […]

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CCAC Approves 2019 ATB Quarter, OSS Gold Medal Designs

Committee member Donald Scarinci serves as guest Chair By CoinWeek News Staff …. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held an open meeting at the United States Mint on Tuesday, September 19 in which interested members of the public were invited to attend or to listen in on a teleconference line. Two primary items were […]

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Modern US Coins – CCAC to Review 2019 ATB Quarter Designs, OSS Gold Medal

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for June 21, 2017. Date: September 19, 2017. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST Location: Second Floor Conference Room, United States Mint, 801 9th Street NW., Washington, DC 20220. Interested members […]

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U.S. Mint, National Park Service to Launch Ellis Island Quarter Aug. 30

WHAT: The public and the media are invited to the ceremony to mark the release of the Ellis Island quarter, the 39th coin in the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The event includes a coin exchange of $10 rolls of newly-minted Ellis Island quarters after the ceremony. Barbara Fox, designer of the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 7, 2017: War on Cash and Coins, Monday Edition

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 4, 2017:  The War on Cash 4: The Cash Master 1.) Is e-payment fast rendering cash extinct? As a Guardian newspaper article points out in January, “If you begin to insist on cashlessness, it does put pressure on you to be banked and signed up to […]

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World Coins – Estonia Celebrates Independence with New 2 Euro Commemorative

By Bank of Estonia ……   The special 2 euro coin went on sale June 26 and are legal tender throughout the euro area A total of 1.5 million of the coins have been minted A total of 10,000 2 euro coin cards will be produced, retailing for 7 euros each On June 26, the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 14, 2017: The War on Cash

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for July 7, 2017:  The War on Cash 1.) Visa Takes War on Cash to Restaurants Visa has long considered cash one of its biggest competitors and has been taking steps to chip away at it. Getting rid of cash is a priority for Visa Chief Executive Al Kelly, […]

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New 2 Euro Bimetallic Coin Commemorates St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice

Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the completion of  St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice By Instituto Poligrafico & Zecca Dello Stato (IPZS) …… The most famous and impressive monument in Venice is St. Mark’s Basilica , one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture and a real symbol of the greatness of the “Serenissima” or the […]

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New Silver Niobium Coin and 2 Euro Commemorative from Luxembourg

By Central Bank of Luxembourg …. As of Wednesday June 21, 2017, the Central Bank of Luxembourg (Banque centrale du Luxembourg, or BCL) is offering the following numismatic products at the counters of the Numismatic center situated at 43, avenue Monterey, L-2163 Luxembourg (while stocks last). Castles of Luxembourg: Useldange Silver Niobium Coin Coin Specifications […]

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New World Coins – Malta’s Ħaġar Qim Temples on €2 Commemorative

By Central Bank of Malta …… On 27 June 2017, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin depicting the Ħaġar Qim temples. The coin reverse shows the common €2 side while the obverse (national side) shows a representation of the Ħaġar Qim temples. The coin obverse was designed by Noel Galea […]

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Modern World Coins – Romania Celebrates 10 Years in EU with New Commemoratives

By National Bank of Romania …… As of 19 June 2017, the National Bank of Romania has entered into circulation a set of three coins (gold, silver and copper-plated tombac) and a brass collector coin for numismatic purposes, along with a brass commemorative circulation coin, dedicated to the anniversary of 10 years since Romania’s accession […]

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Ozark Riverways Quarter 3-Coin Set Available June 26 from U.S. Mint

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Ozark National Scenic Riverways (product code 17AF) on June 26 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse design of the quarters in this set depicts Alley Mill, a steel roller mill built in 1894. This merchant mill was […]

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Royal Mint Celebrates Life of Jane Austen with UK £2 Coin

Limited numbers of circulation versions to be released at key Jane Austen locations on the anniversary of her death For 200 years, Jane Austen has delighted readers across the world with her Regency-era romances. Now, The Royal Mint is celebrating her life by featuring her portrait on a new commemorative UK £2 coin for 2017. […]

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Ozark National Scenic Riverways Featured on Latest U.S. Mint Quarter

Representatives of the United States Mint and the National Park Service today celebrated the release of the America the Beautiful Quarters® program coin honoring Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri. The quarter’s reverse design depicts Alley Mill, a steel roller mill built in 1894. This merchant mill was used to convert wheat into flour. Much […]

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

A possible 2018 American Liberty 24-karat gold fractional coin also on the meeting’s agenda Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for June 21, 2017. Date: June 21, 2017. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. EST Location: Second Floor […]

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United States 1964-D 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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World Coin News – Canada 150 Commemorative Coins Now in Circulation

With one month to go before Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is encouraging Canadians to look in their change for the specially designed 2017-dated coins and keep them as a reminder of this milestone anniversary. “Like the rest of Canada, the Mint is looking forward to July 1st to celebrate everything […]

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Ozark National Scenic Riverways Quarter Products Avail. from U.S. Mint June 5

The United States Mint will accept orders for products with the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri starting on June 5 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin’s reverse design depicts Alley Mill, a steel roller mill built in 1894. This merchant mill was used to convert wheat […]

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Coin by Boneta-Marie Mabo Released for Australia’s National Reconciliation Week

By Royal Australian Mint …… To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and the 25th anniversary of the High Court Mabo decision, award-winning contemporary artist and grand-daughter of Eddie Mabo, Boneta-Marie Mabo, collaborated with the Royal Australian Mint in the design of Australia’s newest 50c circulating coin. The commemorative coin was officially launched […]

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Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Ft. Moultrie at Ft. Sumter National Monument Quarter

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

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United States 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

  Description: Americans have long considered the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 as the birthday of the United States. And 1976 was a special year: the 200th anniversary, or bicentennial, of our nation’s founding. But Congress and the U.S. Mint were still leery of what they viewed as the abuses […]

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Modern US Coins – 2017 America the Beautiful Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Quarter

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

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Fiji Issues Circulating Banknotes, Coins to Commemorate 2016 Olympic Gold Medal Win

By Reserve Bank of Fiji …… The Reserve Bank of Fiji announces that a commemorative circulation banknote and coin commemorating Fiji Rugby 7s gold medal win at the Rio 2016 Olympics was officially unveiled by Honorable Prime Minister and Minister for i-Taukei Affairs, Sugar Industry and Foreign Affairs, Rear Admiral (Retired) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama at […]

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CCAC Discusses 2019 ATB Quarters, OSS Gold Medal at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s First Meeting

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a short public meeting on February 15 to discuss themes for the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters program and the Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal, but perhaps bigger news is that the meeting was the group’s first with its newest member, […]

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CCAC Discusses 2019 ATB Quarters, OSS Gold Medal at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s First Meeting

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a short public meeting on February 15 to discuss themes for the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters program and the Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal, but perhaps bigger news is that the meeting was the group’s first with its newest […]

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France 2017 Auguste Rodin 2 Euro Coin

Description: Auguste Rodin, the French artist and sculptor known for his iconic 19th-century work The Thinker, died 100 years ago in 1917. Now he’s making a claim to 21st-century fame by being honored on a series of coins from the Monnaie de Paris – including a 2017 French 2 Euro bimetallic circulating commemorative coin. While […]

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Modern US Coins – Coinage of the Obama Era

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… It’s still unclear how history will ultimately remember the presidency of Barack Obama, who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 through 2017. But coin collectors can already honor the historic, two-term former commander-in-chief in their own ways. Over the course of the eight years […]

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American Innovation $1 Coin Program Reintroduced to Congress

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On January 31, 2017, the American Innovation $1 Coin Act (H.R. 770) was reintroduced, this time to the 115th Congress of the United States of America. Once again, the chief sponsor of the bill is U.S. Representative James A. Himes (D-CT4). Co-sponsors currently include Representatives […]

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American Innovation $1 Coin Program Reintroduced to Congress

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On January 31, 2017, the American Innovation $1 Coin Act (H.R. 770) was reintroduced, this time to the 115th Congress of the United States of America. Once again, the chief sponsor of the bill is U.S. Representative James A. Himes (D-CT4). Co-sponsors currently include Representatives […]

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Lincoln Cent Roll Searching: What I Found in a $25 Box of Pennies

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… Searching through $25 worth of penny rolls is like going on a treasure hunt right from the comfort of your own home. For $25, you can pick up a box of 2,500 pennies from your bank and dive in on the pursuit of finding Lincoln wheat cents, Indian Head […]

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Lincoln Cent Roll Searching: What I Found in a $25 Box of Pennies

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… Searching through $25 worth of penny rolls is like going on a treasure hunt right from the comfort of your own home. For $25, you can pick up a box of 2,500 pennies from your bank and dive in on the pursuit of finding Lincoln wheat cents, Indian Head […]

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United States 1999 Connecticut 50 State Quarter

Description: Between 1999 and 2008, the 50 State Quarters circulating commemorative coin program honored each state in the order in which it joined the Union. The series was authorized by Public Law 105-124 on December 1, 1997. Five quarters were released every year with a common obverse and different reverses representative of the states being […]

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United States 1999 Connecticut 50 State Quarter

Description: Between 1999 and 2008, the 50 State Quarters circulating commemorative coin program honored each state in the order in which it joined the Union. The series was authorized by Public Law 105-124 on December 1, 1997. Five quarters were released every year with a common obverse and different reverses representative of the states being […]

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The $1,000 Kennedy Half Dollar Roll Search

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… For the past seven years, I had longed for the opportunity to pore through a bank box of half dollars to look for old and valuable coins. I’ve heard and read the stories for years about fellow collectors who had found silver half dollars, Franklin and Walking Liberty halves, […]

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2017 U.S. Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set Available Jan. 5

Sales will open for the 2017 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ (product code 17AP) on January 5 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The five proof-finish quarters in this set have reverse designs honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (IA), Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (DC), Ozark National Scenic Riverways (MO), Ellis Island […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The medal detective Few things mean as much to soldiers as their medals. But if the medals get lost, how do they find their way home? That’s where Major Zachariah Fike comes in… 2.) All India coin in India-1940-1965 3.) Falkirk’s […]

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Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter Nat. Monument) America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set Avail. Dec. 5

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) (product code 16AH) on December 5 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This set contains two uncirculated Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) quarters–one each from the Philadelphia Mint and Denver Mint facilities–and […]

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Classic US Coins – The Last Wheat Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. When the Lincoln wheat cents of 1958 were struck by the United States Mint, few individuals knew the coins would represent the end of a 50-year tradition. Collectors had little reason to suspect that the Lincoln cent, which had remained virtually unchanged since its debut in 1909, was set […]

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U.S. Mint Launches 35th America the Beautiful Quarter in South Carolina

On Thursday, November 17, the United States Mint joined the National Park Service to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) in South Carolina. The coin’s reverse depicts Sergeant William Jasper returning the regimental flag to the ramparts while under attack from British ships. “This new coin […]

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NGC – Chinese Coins: The Last Palace

  2016 is the 150th anniversary of Sun Yat-sen’s birth and the People’s Republic of China has just released three coins to commemorate this event By Peter Anthony  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   It feels like a train station. We weave though the milling crowd in the ticket office lobby. The glass barrier between […]

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World Coin News – Latvia Dedicates 2 Euro Commemorative to Vidzeme

By Bank of Latvia …. On 15 November 2016, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to Vidzeme. This coin, featuring the coat of arms of Vidzeme, is the first one in the series of 2 euro commemorative coins dedicated to Latvia’s cultural and historical regions. It is one […]

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World Coins- Portugal Issues New €2.50 Barcelos Figures Collector Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal ….. The Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) will put a cupronickel-alloy collector coin into circulation from 15 November 2016 entitled ‘O Figurado de Barcelos’ (Barcelos sculpted figures), within the ‘Portuguese Ethnography’ series. The coins have a face value of €2.50. The new circulating commemoratives will be distributed to […]

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Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Ft. Moultrie at Ft. Sumter National Monument Quarter

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

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U.S. Mint to Launch Fort Moultrie Quarter Nov. 17

What: The United States Mint will launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) in South Carolina on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. (ET). The ceremony will culminate with a coin exchange, where the public can trade cash for $10 rolls of newly-minted Fort Moultrie (Fort […]

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France 2016 François Mitterrand Centennial 2 Euro Coin

Description: The François Mitterrand France 2 Euro Centennial coin honors the Socialist Party icon who became the longest-serving president of France. Mitterrand led France from 1981 through 1995 and was the first president elected under the French Fifth Republic, a semi-presidential political system that was established in 1958 and is based on the republican constitution […]

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New $2 Coin Commemorates Canada’s Role in Battle of the Atlantic

At a special ceremony held aboard HMCS Sackville, the last of 123 Canadian corvettes to sail in the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Mint today unveiled a new two-dollar circulation coin commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. This coin, which was revealed before guests including veterans of the Battle of […]

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Royal Mint UK Issues Battle of Hastings Commemorative Coin into Circulation

The Battle of Hastings 1066 – it’s when William the Conqueror beat King Harold to change the timeline of Britain forever, and the date most quoted by Britons when asked which one they remember best from school. The Royal Mint, maker of coins for over 1,000 years for British monarchs including both William and Harold, […]

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Ukraine 2016 100 Years of the Fire Truck in Ukraine 5 Hryvnia Coin

Description: The Ukrainian 100 Years of the Fire Truck in Ukraine 5 hryvnia coin does double duty as a commemorative coin. First, it celebrates the technological accomplishments that went into the development of the modern fire truck. And second, it honors the men and women who risk their lives every day to protect Ukrainian citizens […]

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Croatian National Bank Marks 25th Anniversary of Independence with New Coin

Over 10,000 people have taken part in a poll to select a commemorative 25-kuna coin set to go into circulation By Croatian National Bank …… The winning design (photo credit: HNB) The Croatian National Bank (HNB) will issue the new commemorative 25-kuna coins on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Croatian Independence: October 8, […]

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2016 America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set – Theodore Roosevelt National Park on Sale Oct. 3

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Theodore Roosevelt National Park (product code 16AG) beginning on October 3 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $9.95, this set contains two uncirculated Theodore Roosevelt National Park quarters–one each from the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities–and one […]

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New 14-Year American Innovation Dollar Coin Program Proposed

  By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. On September 14, U.S. Representative James A. Himes (D-CT4) introduced the American Innovation $1 Coin Act (H.R. 6025) into Congress. Similarly to the 50 States Quarters program, the bill requires the Secretary of the Treasury to “mint coins in recognition of American innovation & significant […]

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Malta Issues 2 Euro Commemorative Coin – Ġgantija Temples

By Central Bank of Malta …… Series of coins depicting Malta’s prehistoric monuments On 22 September 2016, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin depicting the Ġgantija temples. The coin reverse shows the common €2 side while the obverse (national side) shows a representation of the Ġgantija temples. The coin obverse […]

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Malta Issues 2 Euro Commemorative Coin – Ġgantija Temples

By Central Bank of Malta ……   Series of coins depicting Malta’s prehistoric monuments On 22 September 2016, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin depicting the Ġgantija temples. The coin reverse shows the common €2 side while the obverse (national side) shows a representation of the Ġgantija temples. The coin […]

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Rare 1964 SMS Kennedy Half Dollar Sells for $47K

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… A 1964 Special Mint Set Kennedy half dollar recently turned heads when it was offered by Heritage Auctions during the September 7-11, 2016 Long Beach Expo U.S. Signature Auction. Trading for $47,000 USD, the coin listed as Lot #5545 became the first 1964 Special Mint Set (SMS) Kennedy half […]

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U.S. Mint Announces 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Program Coin Designs

The United States Mint today announced the five new designs that will appear on the reverses of the 2017-dated coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The honorees are Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa); Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (Washington, D.C.); Ozark National Scenic Riverways (Missouri); Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) (New […]

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U.S. Mint Launches America the Beautiful Quarters Program Coin Honoring Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The United States Mint joined the National Park Service (NPS) today to celebrate the release of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. The ceremony coincided with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the NPS on this day in 1916. Photo Credit: U.S. Mint “This coin […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 26, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Rare coins in rare places While finding one or more rare coins in a totally unexpected location doesn’t happen very often, it does happen. Here are three stories about rare coins found in surprising spots… 2.) Some interesting facts about Indian currency […]

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U.S. Coin Patterns for Less than $5,000 Each, Pt. 2: Two Cent Pieces

  Analysis regarding scarce coins,  markets, and coin collecting #345 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. It has already been explained, in Part 15 of a series about classic U.S. coins, that a set of regular issue, business strike Two Cent Pieces may be completed without spending as much as $500 on any […]

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Bank of Latvia Issues 2 Euro Commemorative Coin Featuring Cow

By Bank of Latvia …. On Tuesday, 19 July 2016, the Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a 2-euro commemorative coin featuring a cow. The coin is legal tender in the Republic of Latvia and all the euro area countries. Like any other piece of circulation money, this coin will be released to special points […]

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Modern US Coins – Ike Dollar Registry Set Hits eBay

One of the finest collections of Eisenhower dollars ever assembled is turning heads on eBay By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ……. An exquisite Ike dollar set, built by Eisenhower dollar enthusiast Troy Weaver, has been listed on popular online auction site eBay for a “Buy-it-Now” price of US$170,000, with best offers considered. The 26-coin set […]

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Portugal to Issue 50 Years of the April 25 Bridge €2 Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal ….. On July 19, the Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) will issue a bimetallic commemorative coin with a face value of €2, entitled ‘50 Anos da Ponte 25 de Abril’ (50 Years of the April 25 Bridge).   The €2 commemorative coin will be distributed to the public […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Unveils 2016 Lucky Loonie Circulation Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint is paying tribute to all Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes competing in the Rio 2016 Summer Games by launching the 2016 Lucky Loonie, Canada’s latest commemorative circulation coin. The coin was part of the celebration program at the Canadian Olympic Beach Party held at Toronto’s Woodbine Beach in honour of Team […]

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Bank of Lithuania Issues 2 Euro Coin Dedicated to Baltic Culture

By Bank of Lithuania ….   The national side of the 2-euro commemorative coin, issued into circulation on April 4 by the Bank of Lithuania, bears one of the most salient symbols of Baltic culture — an amber disc-amulet. The new coin was presented to the public at the Palanga Amber Museum. “These Lithuanian coins, […]

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Royal Australian Mint Makes Decimal Currency History with Flip of a Coin

By Royal Australian Mint …. The 14th of February marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the decimal currency in Australia – the move from pounds, shilling and pence to dollars and cents. The Assistant Minister to the Treasurer the Hon Alex Hawke MP has announced that history will be made this year by […]

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U.S. Mint Offers First Look at 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters® Designs

2015 America the Beautiful Quarter Designs Unveiled…. The United States Mint has forwarded to CoinWeek the five designs that have been selected to represent the 2015 lineup of America the Beautiful Quarters®. The parks that will be honored in 2015 are the Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska, Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana, the […]

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