Commemorative Stories: The 1900 Lafayette Dollar Coin – Part I

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: This installment of the Lafayette dollar story presents how the coin came to be; the conclusion (Part...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part VII

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...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part VI

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...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part V

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...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part IV

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 series derived...
Ghosts of Times Passed: The Remnants of the Columbian Expo

Ghosts of Times Passed: The Remnants of the Columbian Expo

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle-Rarities ......   As thousands ascend on the greater Chicago area for the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, we...

United States 1999 Delaware 50 State Quarter

Description The 1999 Delaware quarter, released on January 1, was the first issue in the 50 States Quarters series and honors the first state to...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part III

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 series derived...

Heritage August 15 Classic Commemorative Coin Showcase Auction Open for Bidding

Among the current offerings from Heritage Auctions is a Showcase auction dedicated to classic US commemorative coinage minted during the period 1892-1954. This auction,...
Isabella: The Mother of All U.S. Commemorative Quarters

Isabella: The Mother of All U.S. Commemorative Quarters

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle-Rarities ......   The original Washington quarter was intended as just a one-year commemorative. Yet John Flanagan’s obverse design has endured for...

United States 1990 Eisenhower Centennial Dollar

Description: The 1990 Eisenhower Centennial Dollar is the second United States coin struck to honor the 34th President of the United States, the first being...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – 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 series derived...

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part I

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 series derived...
The Once and Future Commemorative Washington Quarter

The Once and Future Commemorative Washington Quarter

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle-Rarities ......   The Washington Quarter obverse is one of the longest-running U.S. coin designs. Since colonial times, the George Washington motif...
Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), United States Mint

Negro Leagues Baseball, Purple Heart Modern Commemorative Coin Designs to be Reviewed by CCAC

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a teleconference public meeting June 15-16, 2021. The purpose of...

United States 1936 250th Anniversary of Albany Silver Half Dollar

Description: The Albany Half Dollar is one of 20 1936-dated commemorative silver coins issued by the United States Mint. The coin was authorized by Public...

Special Heritage Auctions This Week Feature Classic Commemoratives, Ancient Roman Coins

May 15 Classic Commemoratives Auction Open for Bidding Among the current auction offerings from Heritage Auctions is a special month-long auction dedicated to classic US...

NGC Exclusive Partnership and Special Label for 2021 National Law Enforcement Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced an exclusive partnership with the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum to offer collectors a special certification label...

Coinage Legislation Works Its Way Through Congress in 2021

By Christopher Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   Four different commemorative coin bills have been introduced to Congress since the beginning of 2021, which, if signed into...

Gem Classic Commemorative US Coins Highlight David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  ......   Sunday Auction #1164 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 425 total...

Apollo 11 Silver Dollar Commemorative Coin Lands Top COTY Honors

"The Eagle has landed." The now-famous phrase spoken by United States astronaut Neil Armstrong was a victory cry heard across the globe when he...

Coin Designer Emily Damstra Signs Exclusive PCGS Signature Labels for 2021 Silver Coins

Damstra will be signing PCGS Signature Labels for the 2021 American Silver Eagle, Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Silver Dollar & Other Coins   Professional Coin Grading Service...

ANA Debuts Classic Commemorative Coins Online Resource at Money.org

Commemorative coins are minted to memorialize specific people, places, and historical events, and are often prized by collectors for their unique and beautiful designs....

PCGS Offering Special Label Memorializing NASA Challenger Astronaut Christa McAuliffe

Special Astronaut Memorial Foundation label paired with commemorative silver dollar honoring teacher Christa McAuliffe   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is offering a Special Label emblazoned...
Q. David Bowers: Revisiting Charles E. Barber

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? - Louis Golino

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 Champion for American Civics, Septima Clark

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

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...