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...

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...

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...