The Coin Analyst: What Are Your 50 State Quarters Worth Now?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   Has it really been nearly 20 years since the 50 State Quarters program kicked off? Time has certainly flown...

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...

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

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

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...

What Is a 1999 Delaware State Quarter Worth?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Hard to believe but it’s been almost 20 years since the United States Mint inaugurated its...

Coin Profile – 1892-1893 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar

As the first commemorative Half Dollar struck, the Columbian Exposition Half Dollar holds a special place in the long and historic commemorative series. From...

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...
Proof US Gold Coins

The Once and Future King: A (Brief) History of Gold Coins in America

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ....   Long appreciated for its beauty, rarity and practicality, gold is the ultimate coining material. It’s true that...

New Plan for 2021-Dated Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Last year the 1921 Silver Dollar Commemorative Coin Act, which proposed issuing 2021-dated Morgan silver dollars and Peace dollars, was...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar

Tool marks, soft design details and dull surfaces help NGC graders identify a counterfeit coins, in this case a 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar.   By Max Spiegel,...

Senate Passes American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act

Every session, Congress authorizes the US Mint to produce commemorative coins that celebrate and honor American people, places, events, and institutions. These coins help raise...

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...

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...

The Coin Analyst: All You Need to Know About the 30th Anniversary American Silver...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   The American Silver Eagle turns 30 years old in 2016. To honor the special occasion, the United States Mint...
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...

African-Americans on US Coins: Circulating Coins (Part 3)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   In the past two articles, Hubert and I have catalogued the history of African-American representation...

United States 1964 Washington Quarter Dollar Silver Proof Coin

  Description - Washington Quarter Intended to be a circulating commemorative coin honoring the bicentennial of the birth of America’s first president, the Washington quarter as originally...

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 Most Important Coin Program of Our Lifetime: 50 State Quarters

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for PCGS ......     While the pomp and circumstance surrounding the launch of the 50 State Quarters program is over...

A Coin Analyst Exclusive: An Insider’s Perspective on the Morgan & Peace 1921 Commemorative...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   On July 16, 2019, United States Representatives Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO5) and Andy Barr (R-KY6) introduced H.R. 3757, the 2021...

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...

African-Americans on US Coins: Representation & Discovery (Part 1)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   When we sit down to write, we have a few guiding principles. One of our basic...

The Year That Was: Winners and Losers at the US Mint in 2019

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   The United States Mint had a busy year in 2019, which isn't surprising given the amazing pace at which...

A Coin Analyst Exclusive: Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars Proposed as Ongoing Program

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   On March 11, U.S. Representative Garland "Andy" Barr (R-KY6) introduced H.R. 6192 – a bill which proposes the issuance...

Why the Booker T. Washington and Carver Washington Commemorative Half Dollars Still Matter

Commemorative Coins by Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   I’ve written about commemorative coins before. I wrote about what they are, and why we collect...
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...

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 Corporation ......   The Oregon...
reverse, United States 2001 New York 50 State Quarter. Image courtesy U.S. Mint

United States 2001 New York 50 State Quarter

Description: The 2001 New York state quarter is a circulating commemorative coin that, by an awful twist of fate, became one of the most widely...

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

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...

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...