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...

The Fitzcarraldo of Kweichow, Warloard Zhou Xicheng and the 1928 Chinese “Auto Dollar”

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ....   It’s said that every coin tells a story. Boy, do I have one straight out of Mysteries...
Heritage Offers McCloskey Collection, Classic US Commemoratives in Upcoming Auctions

Heritage Offers McCloskey Collection, Classic US Commemoratives in Upcoming Auctions

The John W. McCloskey Collection Showcase Auction Dr. John W. McCloskey was a prolific researcher and pathfinder in multiple areas of American numismatics. He was...

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...

US Gold Coins of the 2010s: A Golden Decade For Collectors?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   As 2019 winds down, so, too, does the decade of the 2010s. It was a colorful period for the...

The Coin Analyst: The First Spouse Gold Series (2007-2016) – A Requiem

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   The $10 First Spouse half-ounce gold coin series, which debuted in 2007 and ends this year, is a topic I...

The Coin Analyst: Titanic Centennial Coins Popular with Collectors

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek April 15th marks the 100th anniversary of one of the world’s greatest maritime disasters, the sinking off the coast of Canada...

United States Mint Holds 2019 Apollo 11 Moon Landing Commemorative Coin First Strike Ceremony

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   On Thursday, December 13, the United States Mint held a striking ceremony for the 2019 Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th...
Final Coin in America the Beautiful Quarters Program Available Feb. 8

US Mint to Release Final America the Beautiful Circulating Quarter Jan. 4

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

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...
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...
United States 2018 World War I Army Veterans Centennial Silver $1 Commemorative Coin

United States 2018 World War I Army Veterans Centennial Silver $1 Commemorative Coin

It was the "War to End All Wars". When the United States entered the conflict on April 6, 1917, World War I had been raging...

African-Americans on US Coins: Modern Commemoratives (Part 2)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Link to Part One Twenty-eight years passed between the last Carver Washington half dollar and the George...
US Mint Women’s Suffrage Coin Wins Most Historically Significant at 2022 Coin of the Year Awards

US Mint Women’s Suffrage Coin Wins Most Historically Significant at 2022 Coin of the...

The United States Mint was honored at the 2022 Coin of the Year (COTY) international awards competition with its Women’s Suffrage Silver Dollar recognized...

Bush Presidential Dollar, First Spouse Gold Coins and More Coming in 2019

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   On Tuesday, December 11, United States Representative Bruce Poliquin (R-ME2) introduced a bill (H.R. 7257) to the House of Representatives...

The Coin Analyst: Time to Cool the Rhetoric on the Mint’s Handling of Anniversary...

Commentary By Louis Golino for CoinWeek In a recent online comment Numismatic News editor David Harper suggested that it was time to “dial down the...

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...

Classic US Coins – Is the Vintage Commemorative Coin Market Sunk?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #380 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Vintage silver commemorative...

The Coin Analyst: ANA’s Rod Gillis Asks Members to Support World War I Veterans...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The U.S. Mint has issued many commemorative coins over the year that have military themes on them. In the past year,...

Price Records Emerge for Finest CAC Commemorative Half Dollars

By Mark Ferguson - Publisher, CAC Market Values .....   While prices for many classic commemorative half dollars are at historic lows, some high-end commems are...

Calling All Collectors: Support the 2021 Morgan & Peace Silver Dollar Centennial Commemorative Coin...

Silver Dollar Commemorative Support By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) ...... The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) is calling on all fellow coin collectors to...

The 1901 Pan-American Exposition in the “Rainbow City”

1901 Pan-American Exposition and The “Rainbow City" — the assassination that took place there & new coins and medals By 1900, the United States had...
reverse, United States 2016 America the Beautiful Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter

Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized...

1925-S California Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar

The discovery of gold in California in 1848 focused attention on that western territory as few other events ever could. The siren call...

Modern US Coins – Olympics a Timely Theme for Coin Collectors

Since the United States Mint offered the nation’s first Olympic coins honoring the XXVIII Summer Olympics in 1984 in Los Angeles, the number of...

United States 2015 America the Beautiful Kisatchie National Forest Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456, the...

Modern Commemorative Coins: From Concept to Production

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   When it comes to producing commemorative coinage in the bureaucratic realm of the U.S. government, officials at the United...

Coin Collecting Strategies – What Coin Series Have the Best Value Today?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Some of the best coin values today are in the overlooked issues such as gold commemoratives. Look for...

Sesquicentennial Exposition of 1926 – Get Lady Liberty as a 1920s Flapper!

Sesquicentennial Exposition of 1926 - When you think of ways to honor your country, what do you think of?   For nations around the world, from...