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

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

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

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

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

On Tuesday, April 21, the United States Mint officially announced the design for the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Medal. Developed in conjunction with the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar, this limited edition 99.9% silver medal will accompany the silver dollar celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. “The United […]

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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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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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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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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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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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United States Mint Unveils Anwar El Sadat Congressional Gold Medal Design

On Tuesday, September 17, the United States Mint unveiled the designs for the Anwar El Sadat Congressional Gold Medal in the Department of the Treasury’s historic Cash Room. United States Mint Director David J. Ryder unveiled the designs, and the ceremony was led by Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Management David Eisner. In attendance […]

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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 selects 27 artists for Artistic Infusion Program

Washington — On 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

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United States Mint selects 27 artists for Artistic Infusion Program

Washington — On 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

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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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The Coin Analyst: Recent Medallic Works by Joel Iskowitz on Apollo 11 and World War I

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. Acclaimed coin and medal designer Joel Iskowitz — one of the most prolific living American medallic artists – has been keeping busy since moving on last year from his position as a member of the United States Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program (AIP). He recently shared information about some of […]

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United States Mint Wins Awards at 2019 Berlin World Money Fair

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

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

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

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United States Mint Unveils 2019 Native American $1 Coin Reverse Design

The United States Mint officially unveiled the reverse design for the 2019 Native American $1 Coin in the 2018 winter issue of the National Museum of the American Indian’s eponymous quarterly magazine. The 2019 coin design celebrates American Indians in the Space Program. The reverse design depicts renowned engineer Mary Golda Ross writing calculations. Behind […]

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World’s Fair of Money Commemorative Medal Redesign Represents Brotherly Love

  A revised commemorative medal design for the Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money was unveiled Friday (June 8) by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). Designed by Jamie Franki and sculpted by noted medallic artist Heidi Wastweet, the reverse of the commemorative medal required a redesign after ownership questions surfaced around the famous Philadelphia LOVE graphic, […]

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Don Everhart: My Career in Coins, Part 3 – Historic Figures & Heads of State

By Don Everhart – Former Sculptor-Engraver, United States Mint ….. Exclusive for CoinWeek Links to earlier parts: 1 | 2 During my 13+ years as a sculptor-engraver for the United States Mint, I had the opportunity to work on Congressional Gold Medals for many prominent leaders and heads of state. Additionally, I had the honor […]

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U.S. Mint Announces Pricing for Breast Cancer Pink Gold Commemorative Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Tuesday, January 30, the United States Mint announced pricing for the silver $1 and clad half dollar 2018 Breast Cancer Coin Awareness commemorative . Prices for the gold $5 commemorative are determined by the Mint’s Numismatic and Commemorative Gold and Platinum Products pricing grid, available on its website, […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Filipino Veterans of World War II Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Filipino Veterans of World War II received a Congressional Gold Medal today during a ceremony in Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol. It was awarded collectively to those who served honorably in an active duty status between July 26, 1941, and December 31, 1946 under the command of the United States Army Forces in the […]

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

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

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

The United States Mint has revealed the obverse and reverse designs for five silver medals that will be issued in conjunction with the 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollar. Each medal, composed of 90 percent silver, pays homage to branches of the U.S. Armed Forces that were active in World War I. Design descriptions […]

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U.S. Mint Opens Sales for Ellis Island Quarter Rolls and Bags August 28

The United States Mint will open sales for products featuring America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins honoring Ellis Island starting on August 28 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin’s reverse design depicts an immigrant family approaching Ellis Island with a mixture of hope and uncertainty. The hospital building can be seen in the background. […]

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Joel Iskowitz Joins NGC Hand-Signed Labels Program

His designs have been selected for more than 50 US coins and medals Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that Joel Iskowitz, a prolific designer and of coins and medals worldwide and one of the few living artists to have his artwork displayed in the US Capitol, the Pentagon and the White House, will individually […]

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

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

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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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U.S. Mint to Launch Quarter Honoring Ozark National Scenic Riverways June 5

WHAT: Join officials from the United States Mint and the National Park Service for the official launch of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri on Monday, June 5, 2017, at 11 a.m. Central Time (CT). Ceremony highlights include musical entertainment by The Baker Family, an award winning […]

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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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United States 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver $1 Coin

Description: The 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial commemorative silver dollar honors the 100th anniversary of the world’s largest service club. Founded in 1917 by Chicago businessman and philanthropist Melvin Jones, Lions Clubs International has more than 1.4 million members working together to help improve communities around the world. There are more than 46,000 associated clubs […]

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United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial Half Dollar Coin

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

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U.S. Mint Wins Krause Best Circulating, Most inspirational Coin Awards at Berlin World Money Fair

Two United States Mint coins recognized for design and artistic vision The United States recently earned top honors in two coin design categories at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. United States Mint officials accepted two Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards on behalf of the Nation. The U.S. won in the category of […]

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Certified Coins – US Mint Master Designer Thomas S. Cleveland Signs Exclusive PCGS Signature Deal

Thomas S. Cleveland, an original Master Designer from the United States Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program (AIP), has signed an exclusive insert label signature deal with Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). Best known for the reverse design of the 2007 American Platinum Eagle, Cleveland carries design credits for 15 different U.S. Mint coins and medals. “This […]

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Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Theodore Roosevelt National Park 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 Holds Strike Ceremony for Lions Clubs Commemorative Silver Coin – 4K Video

By CoinWeek News Staff ….. Today, November 9, 2016, at its main production facility in Philadelphia, the United States Mint held a special ceremony for the first strike of the 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial commemorative silver dollar coin. And CoinWeek was on hand to film the event in high-definition. According to the Mint’s Principal […]

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

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

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CoinWeek Podcast #42: Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz on the State of Modern Coins – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #42: Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz on the State of Modern Coins Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Joel Iskowitz is a prolific designer of U.S. coins, having served in the U.S. Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program since 2003. In this special […]

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