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...
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: 1986 Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Coin Program, 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...
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...

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...

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...

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...
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 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...
Jim Bisognani: Coins That Make Great Gifts

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 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...
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...

United States 1936 250th Anniversary of Albany Silver Half Dollar

Description: The Albany Half Dollar is one of 20 1936-dated commemorative silver coins issued by the United States Mint. The coin was authorized by Public...
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...
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...
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...
US Mint Opens Order Window for Purple Heart Colorized Silver Dollar

US Mint Opens Order Window for Purple Heart Colorized Silver Dollar

The United States Mint is announcing that the order window will open on March 24 at noon (EDT) for the 2022 National Purple Heart...
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...
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...
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...
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,...

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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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...
Classic US Commemorative Collection Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

Classic US Commemorative Collection Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1217 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 550 total lots - including more than 20 Vault...
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...
Five Modern $5 Gold Commemorative Coins Worth Collecting

Five Modern $5 Gold Commemorative Coins Worth Collecting

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In 1982, the United States Mint commemorative coin program was revived after a long hiatus with the launch of the...