Q. David Bowers: Revisiting Charles E. Barber

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   Charles Edward Barber became the sixth engraver at the Philadelphia Mint in 1880, following the death...

United States Mint Announces Pre-Sales of 2021 Commemorative Coins

As part of the United States Mint's ongoing efforts to improve customer satisfaction, streamline production, and reduce program costs, the Mint launched a new...

The Coin Analyst: Have Circulating Commemorative Programs Outlasted Their Welcome?

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   A major new bill that will create several new series of circulating commemorative quarters and other coins has...

New Dollar Coin Honors Septima Clark, Champion for American Civics

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   South Carolina’s American Innovation Dollar honors Septima Poinsette Clark, a teacher and civil rights activist whose decades of work...

Classic Commemoratives Offered in Special Month-Long Heritage Auction

Heritage is offering a special month-long auction featuring classic US commemorative coinage minted during the period 1892-1954. This auction, with material intended for collectors...

Everything You Need to Know About Washington Quarters

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Various coins were proposed to commemorate the bicentennial of President George Washington’s 1732 birth. The United States Congress ultimately approved...

US Mint to Release Final America the Beautiful Circulating Quarter Jan....

The United States Mint will release the 2021 America the Beautiful Quarter honoring the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site on January 4, 2021. This...

The 2021 Washington Quarter: Proof That It’s Time to Change Our...

The Washington Quarter By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ..... Two hundred and forty-four years to the day that General George Washington and his Continental Army...

US Mint Announces Designs for National Law Enforcement Memorial Commemorative Coin...

On Tuesday, December 22, United States Mint Director David J. Ryder participated in a virtual design unveiling for the 2021 National Law Enforcement Memorial...

United States Mint Unveils Designs for Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Program

On Friday, December 18, United States Mint Director David J. Ryder participated in a virtual design unveiling for the 2021 Christa McAuliffe Silver Dollar....

The 1920 Pilgrim Commemorative Half Dollar Turns 100

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   EDITORS' NOTE: This Thanksgiving week, CoinWeek's Giveaway #357 contest prize is a PCGS MS-64 1920 Pilgrim Commemorative, and one...

The Little Rock Nine and the 2007 Desegregation Commemorative Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   One of the defining moments of the Civil Rights Era in the mid-20th century United States occurred when Central...

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...

Top Pop Toned 1936 Columbia Sesquicentennial Half Dollar at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek ....   On Sunday, October 25, bidding ends at GreatCollections.com for this toned classic commemorative 1936 Columbia, South Carolina Sesquicentennial Half Dollar, graded MS-68+...

Christopher Columbus: His Decline in Numismatics and the Nation’s Collective Memory

By Heinz Tschachler .....   When in the early 1990s the United States was getting ready to commemorate the quincentennial of Christopher Columbus first landing on...

The 1936 Delaware Tercentenary Commemorative Half Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   When it comes to commemorative coins, 1936 was one of the busiest years in United States Mint history. Some...

PCGS to Grade Historic Colorized United States Mint Coins

2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Coins will be a first for the Mint   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will grade and have special insert labels...

US Mint Opens Sales of Colorized Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative...

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for colorized Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins on August 28 at noon EDT. The colorization...

CCAC to Review Designs for Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medals, Among...

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a telephonic public meeting September 22 and 23, 2020. The...

An American First – NGC Celebrates the 2020 Colorized Basketball...

On August 28, the first colorized coins ever produced by the United States Mint are being released: a Basketball Hall of Fame 2020-S Colorized Half...

Coin Designer Justin Kunz Signs Exclusive Basketball Hall of Fame PCGS...

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...

Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Silver Dollar on Sale August 18

The United States Mint will accept orders for 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar products beginning at noon EDT on August 18, the 100th...

Classic Commemorative Coins: Possibly Unique Matte Proof 1937 Boone Half Dollar

The Heritage August 3 - 9 US Coins Signature Auction features a Matte Proof 1937 Boone half dollar. This Philadelphia commemorative half dollar derives from...

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

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   With the release of the United States Mint’s first colorized coins imminent, the debate over the merits of colorized...

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

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   The United States Mint has announced its introductory and regular pricing for its three 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial commemorative...

The 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Commemorative Silver Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   One of the most significant pieces of socioeconomic legislation ever passed in the United States was the Civil Rights...

Spectacular Gem 1915-S Pan-Pac Round $50 in Stack’s Bowers August Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   At the time of issue in 1915, the round version of the Panama-Pacific Exposition $50 did...

CoinWeek Podcast #136: Coins to Conserve a Monument

 CoinWeek Podcast #136: Coins to Conserve a Monument Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek...

National Commemorative Medals of the United States Mint

By BJ Searls for PCGS ......   Over the last several years, PCGS has been grading more and more tokens and medals and interest in these...

Abraham Lincoln: A Numismatic Legacy Considered

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for PCGS ......     Prelude to War On January 12, 1848, a 39-year-old Whig congressman from Illinois named Abraham Lincoln took...