Treasury Announces Ventris Gibson as Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint

Ventris C. Gibson Confirmed as 40th Director of the United States Mint

On Friday, June 17, 2022, Ventris C. Gibson took the oath of office as Director of the United States Mint. President Biden nominated Ms....
1965 Silver Quarter Value: Error Coins and History

1965 Silver Quarter Value: Error Coins and History

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ......   The 1965 Washington quarter was the first US quarter not made of 90% pure silver. This transition from...

Numismatic History – The GSA CC Morgan Silver Dollar Coin Hoard

Veteran numismatists may remember the great rush on Morgan Silver Dollars that occurred during the early 1960s. For generations these coins had laid undisturbed...

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...

114 Years Ago Today: ANA Co-Founder Dr. George F. Heath Passed Away

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   114 years ago today, Dr. George Francis Heath died at his home in Monroe, Michigan. He...
U.S. Modern Commemorative Coins Turn 40

U.S. Modern Commemorative Coins Turn 40

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The year was 1982. Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial was soaring across the silver screen, the futuristic EPCOT (Experimental...
Yale University Opens Bela Lyon Pratt Gallery of Numismatics

Yale University Opens Bela Lyon Pratt Gallery of Numismatics

On May 13, the Yale University Art Gallery opened the new Bela Lyon Pratt Gallery of Numismatics. The first-floor gallery has been specially designed...

US Coin Profiles – Standing Liberty Quarter, Type 1 1916-1917

Charles Barber's quarter dollar design was introduced in 1892, a beneficiary of the provision of the Mint Act of 1890, which allowed for the...
Hersh’s Die Study of the Denarius of Gaius Antonius - American Numismatic Society (ANS)

Hersh’s Die Study of the Denarius of Gaius Antonius

By Liv Mariah Yarrow for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   I never had the pleasure of meeting Charles Hersh during his lifetime. But over these...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of June

Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of June

By CoinWeek .....   Spring ends and summer begins in June. At the United States Mint, June has marked both beginnings and endings. Key personnel arrive and...
Most Valuable Coin Ever Sold in Germany Returns to US

Most Valuable Coin Ever Sold in Germany Returns to US

By John Saunders ......   The auction house of Künker sold a Double Rose Noble Piedfort issued by the Hanseatic League city of Kampen for €700,000...
SS Republic's Incredible Numismatic Treasures

SS Republic’s Incredible Numismatic Treasures

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Coin collectors have long been fascinated by famous shipwrecks of vessels that were carrying lots of valuable coins, such as...

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Contemporary Counterfeit Coins From the Reign...

By Patrick O’Connor - Aurora Rarities LLC ......   During a recent discussion, the subject of counterfeit coins arose - specifically, the odd circumstance whereby prices...
Q. David Bowers: The Rise and Fall of the Commemorative Coin Market

Q. David Bowers: The Rise and Fall of the Commemorative Coin Market

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   If you've been following the coin market in recent years, then you might know that the...
Recovered Bell From Fabled “Ship of Gold” Donated To U.S. Naval Academy

Recovered Bell From Fabled “Ship of Gold” Donated To U.S. Naval Academy

Gift from California business executive Dwight Manley honors ship’s brave Captain, Commander William Lewis Herndon   The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland has received...
Coin Board News Number 63 - For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Coin Board News Number 63 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange - www.coincollectingboards.com .....   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 63 — Summer 2022   STRIKE UP THE BAND It’s September 24, 1936—opening...

ANA Library Receives Walter Breen Papers, Books From Dwight N. Manley

Prominent collector and benefactor Dwight N. Manley of Brea, California has donated to the American Numismatic Association (ANA) more than 60 books, auction catalogs,...
Q. David Bowers: Amon G. Carter, Sr. and Amon G. Carter, Jr.

Q. David Bowers: Amon G. Carter, Sr. and Amon G. Carter, Jr.

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   Amon Carter, Sr. Born on December 11, 1879, Amon Gamaliel Carter, Sr., was a Texas oilman in...
An Emergency Coin From a Country That No Longer Exists

An Emergency Coin From a Country That No Longer Exists

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Emergency issues are often prized coins in numismatics. Generally, these coins are made in times of desperation and withdrawn...
1921: A Year of Many Key and Semi-Key Coins

1921: A Year of Many Key and Semi-Key Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   We recently discussed what an unusual year 1922 was in the history of U.S. coinage, but 1921 was also a...
United States Series 1935A Hawaii Overprint Notes

United States Series 1935A Hawaii Overprint Notes

In the wake of the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the United States command was faced with the prospect...
United States Dollars - Gobrecht Dollar 1836-1839

United States Dollars – Gobrecht Dollar 1836-1839

The suspension of silver dollar production was lifted in 1831 under United States Mint Director Samuel Moore, enabling the resumption of the mintage of...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of May

Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of May

By CoinWeek .....   Summer gets underway in May and for some Americans, this is a period of rest and relaxation. Not so for the United States...

Numismatic History: The Loss of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet

By Phil Flemming and Ben Costello - 1715 Fleet Society .......   Prelude to History In the early morning hours of July 31, 1715, one of the...
The Development of the ANS Indian Peace Medal Collection

The Development of the ANS Indian Peace Medal Collection

By Oliver Hoover for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   When looked at through the numismatic lens, the Indian peace medals in the extensive collection of...

Coin Stories: Where Charles Barber Found Inspiration for a New Series of Silver Coins

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   After 55 years, the Seated Liberty half dollar design had become somewhat of a dinosaur. A classic, yes. Exciting,...

The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Centennial Medal

By David Provost for CoinWeek ..... Editor's Note: David Provost wrote the excellent Commemorative Stories series for CoinWeek. The following piece on the Mecklenburg Declaration...

U.S. Coin Profile – 1838-O Reeded Edge Half Dollar Branch Mint Proof

"1838-O 50C GR-1, R.7, Branch Mint PR63 PCGS. CAC. The 1838-O Reeded Edge half dollar is one of the rarest and most enigmatic issues in...
ANS Library Acquires Rare Charles Bushnell Volumes

ANS Library Acquires Rare Charles Bushnell Volumes

By David Hill for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Charles Ira Bushnell had one of the top two or three coin collections in the United...
1922: A Unique Year in U.S. Coin History

1922: A Unique Year in U.S. Coin History

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Today, the United States Mint is the largest producer of coins in the world, striking billions of circulating coins, millions...