Commemorative Stories: The 1892-93 Columbian Half Dollars

Commemorative Stories: The 1892-93 Columbian Half Dollars

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser-known information about the US commemorative coins...
Classic US Commemorative Collection Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

Classic US Commemorative Collection Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1217 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 550 total lots - including more than 20 Vault...

Commemorative Stories: 1986 Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Coin Program, Part II

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser-known information about the US commemorative coins...
US Mint Opens Order Window for Purple Heart Colorized Silver Dollar

US Mint Opens Order Window for Purple Heart Colorized Silver Dollar

The United States Mint is announcing that the order window will open on March 24 at noon (EDT) for the 2022 National Purple Heart...

Commemorative Coin Stories: 1986 Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Coin Program

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser-known information about the US commemorative coins...
US Mint Women’s Suffrage Coin Wins Most Historically Significant at 2022 Coin of the Year Awards

US Mint Women’s Suffrage Coin Wins Most Historically Significant at 2022 Coin of the...

The United States Mint was honored at the 2022 Coin of the Year (COTY) international awards competition with its Women’s Suffrage Silver Dollar recognized...
US Mint Accepting Orders for National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Feb. 24

US Mint Accepting Orders for National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Feb....

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Program on February 24 at noon...
NGC Announces Exclusive Partnership, Special Label for 2022 Purple Heart Commemorative Coin

NGC Announces Exclusive Partnership, Special Label for 2022 Purple Heart Commemorative Coin

One of the oldest and most highly regarded US military honors — the Purple Heart — is being recognized with the release of the...
Charles Morgan: Ten Coins I'd Love to Own

Charles Morgan: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   1794 Flowing Hair Cent (Head of 1794) in AU58 to MS63 The Flowing Hair cent was produced starting at the...

Commemorative Stories: The 1893 Isabella Quarter

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser-known information about the US commemorative coins...
Heritage Offers McCloskey Collection, Classic US Commemoratives in Upcoming Auctions

Heritage Offers McCloskey Collection, Classic US Commemoratives in Upcoming Auctions

The John W. McCloskey Collection Showcase Auction Dr. John W. McCloskey was a prolific researcher and pathfinder in multiple areas of American numismatics. He was...
United States 1921 Alabama Centennial Half Dollar

United States 1921 Alabama Centennial Half Dollar

In 1919, Alabama celebrated the centennial of its admission into the Union as the nation's 22nd state. Two years later, the occasion was marked...
2022 Negro Leagues Baseball Commemorative Coins Go On Sale January 6

2022 Negro Leagues Baseball Commemorative Coins on Sale January 6

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2022 Negro Leagues Baseball Commemorative Coins and Coin and Medal Sets beginning on January 6...

United States 2000-W Library of Congress Bicentennial Bimetallic Commemorative Coin

The First and Only Bimetallic Commemorative Coin Minted by the United States   The Library of Congress, founded on April 24, 1800, is the nation's oldest...
Counterfeit Detection - 1937 Texas Half Dollar Commemorative Coin

Counterfeit Detection – 1937 Texas Half Dollar Commemorative Coin

Counterfeit Detection - Besides the metal content, there are a lot of other problems with this classic commemorative   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   A classic...

Booker T. on the Tarmac: A Story About First Coinvestors

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Anthony Swiatek and Walter Breen’s The Encyclopedia of United States Silver & Gold Commemorative Coins: 1892-1954 has always...
The Crest of the Classic Commemorative Coin Wave - 1936

The Crest of the Classic Commemorative Coin Wave – 1936

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle-Rarities.com ......   Historically, 1936 was not a great year for most Americans. The United States was deep into the Great Depression....
Perth Mint - Year of the Tiger Quadrant 2022 1oz Silver Four-Coin Set

Thanksgiving Motifs on Classic Commemoratives

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   The Thanksgiving celebration cues up the holiday season and begins the winding down of another year. The concept...
United States 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

United States 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

Americans have long considered the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 as the birthday of the United States. And 1976...
The 1938 New Rochelle 250th Anniversary Commemorative Half Dollar

The 1938 New Rochelle 250th Anniversary Commemorative Half Dollar

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   In 1688, the city of New Rochelle, New York was founded by French Protestants. Colonist Jacob Leisler executed the...
Jim Bisognani: Coins That Make Great Gifts

Jim Bisognani: Coins That Make Great Gifts

Morgan and Peace Dollars or Pilgrim Half Dollars are the perfect presents for which numismatists will be thankful   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market...
P.T. Barnum and the 1936 Bridgeport Commemorative Half Dollar

P.T. Barnum and the 1936 Bridgeport Commemorative Half Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   There are few figures as famous and enduring in American pop culture as Phineas Taylor Barnum, an American showman...
US Mint Announces Designs for National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coins

US Mint Announces Designs for National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coins

On Veteran's Day, November 11, the United States Mint joined National Purple Heart Honor Mission, Inc. to unveil the designs for the 2022 National...
Negro Leagues Baseball Commemorative Coin Program

United States Mint Announces Designs for Negro Leagues Baseball Commemorative Coin Program

On Wednesday, November 10, the United States Mint unveiled designs for the 2022 Negro Leagues Baseball Commemorative Coin Program. The designs will be featured...
The Tab Toning of Classic US Commemorative Coins

The Tab Toning of Classic US Commemorative Coins

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   There are many strategies for collecting the classic commemorative series. With 144 silver coins across 50 different issues,...

Counterfeit Detection – Oregon Trail Commemorative Silver Half Dollar

Counterfeit Oregon Trail commemorative silver half dollar  - A closer look reveals plenty of problems on this coin's surfaces   By Numismatic Guaranty Company ......   The Oregon...
Heritage Auctions to Hold Showcase of Classic Commemoratives, Modern and Bullion Coins

Heritage Auctions to Hold Showcase of Classic Commemoratives, Modern and Bullion Coins

Heritage Auctions Classic Gold and Silver Commemoratives The latest Showcase auction from Heritage Auctions is dedicated to classic US commemorative coinage minted during the period...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Commemorative

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Commemorative

Counterfeit coin - 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Half Dollar The relatively crude forgery shows extensive loss of detail throughout.   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   In recent years, the...
The Eagles of the Classic Commemoratives

The Eagles of the Classic Commemoratives

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   The 59 distinct designs of the silver and gold classic commemoratives are often collected by theme. The bald...
Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar – Part II

Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar – Part II

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Link to Part I   Approved When the Lafayette dollar was approved by President William McKinley on March 3, 1899, it...