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 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...

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...

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...
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...

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...
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...
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...

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...

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...

Stone Mountain: Birth of the Klan Half Dollar

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek .....   It was in 1923 that renowned sculptor Gutzon Borglum wrote to influential senator Henry Cabot Lodge, urging him to...
United States 1926 American Independence Sesquicentennial Commemorative Quarter Eagle

United States 1926 American Independence Sesquicentennial Commemorative Quarter Eagle

Americans of the 1920s seemed so preoccupied with enjoying the present that celebrating the past was destined to take a back seat. Even so,...

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...

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...
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...

The Great Ships of American Coinage

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Dedicated to the memory of Chief Petty Officer Virgil Pattin, USN (retired)   Outside of the eagle, Lady...
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...

The Secondary Market for the 1994 World Cup Commemorative Coins

By CoinWeek Staff Reports ....   The final match of the 2019 FIFA Women's World's Cup took place in Lyon, France on Sunday, July 7, and...

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...

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 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,...
Coin Profiles - 1900 Lafayette Memorial Silver Dollar

Coin Profiles – 1900 Lafayette Memorial Silver Dollar

Editors' Note: CoinWeek posted a multi-part article by David Provost on the 1900 Lafayette Dollar. Part I can be read here ....... and Part...

US Coins – America’s African-American Numismatic Legacy

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

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...
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...

Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins Available July 1

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins (product codes 16SE and 16SF) starting on July 1...
Modern US Coins Featured in Heritage Auctions June Showcase

Modern US Coins Featured in Heritage Auctions June Showcase

Bidding is now open in Heritage's Showcase Auction of Modern Collectible US Coins and Bullion, with the concluding live session scheduled for 6 PM...

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...

Medallic Portraits of Abraham Lincoln – Beyond Brenner

Abraham Lincoln by Eric Brothers for CoinWeek .....   When one thinks of the image of Abraham Lincoln upon a coin, Victor David Brenner's cent is...

United States Mint Announces Design for 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar

On Tuesday, April 21, the United States Mint officially announced the design for the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar, celebrating the milestone 100th...