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Video Shoot Disaster: How I Barely Pulled off This CoinWeek Video

Video Shoot Disaster: How I Barely Pulled off This CoinWeek Video

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ..... Before I begin, watch this video...   On June 29, 2017, I was set to meet Michael Chou of Champion Auctions...
New Book on Tokens of Love, Loss and Disrespect

New Book on Tokens of Love, Loss and Disrespect

Coins and tokens from the 18th and early 19th centuries were frequently repurposed to communicate private and public messages – from ad hoc scratchings...
A Brief History of the Receipt

A Brief History of the Receipt

By Jane Sancinito for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Today’s post comes from Jane Sancinito, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Lowell...

The Numismatic Legacy of Expo ’70 – A Collector’s Journey

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ..... Today we are going to take you on a numismatic journey to Osaka, Japan, host of...

ANS Announces New Book on Betts Medals

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the publication The Early Betts Medal Companion: Medals of America’s Discovery and Colonization (1492–1737), the...
George Washington: The Early Coins, Tokens & Medals Honoring Our Founding Father

George Washington: The Early Coins, Tokens & Medals Honoring Our Founding Father

By Blanchard & Company ...... Before there was a nation, before there was a symbol of this young nation — a flag, a constitution, a...
Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), United States Mint

CCAC to Review Ghost Army Congressional Gold Medal Designs

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a teleconference public meeting November 15, 2022. The purpose of...
Jewish-American Hall of Fame 2022 Medal Honors Ruth Gruber

Jewish-American Hall of Fame 2022 Medal Honors Ruth Gruber

By Jewish-American Hall of Fame ......   Mel Wacks, Director of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame, has announced that its 53rd annual inductee ― photojournalist, author,...
Presidential Silver Medal Honoring Franklin Pierce Available Oct. 3

Presidential Silver Medal Honoring Franklin Pierce Available Oct. 3

The Franklin Pierce Presidential Silver Medal became available for purchase directly from the United States Mint starting on October 3 at noon ET. Pierce...

The Numismatic Callbacks of the Game of Thrones Coinage

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ..... With the successful recent premiere of HBO’s House of the Dragon--a prequel to George R.R. Martin’s A Song of...
U.S. Coast Guard 1oz Silver Medal Available September 26

U.S. Coast Guard 1oz Silver Medal Available September 26

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2022 U.S. Coast Guard Silver Medal One Ounce on September 26 at noon EDT. The...
A Return to Paris: The American Legion Convention of 1927 and Its Medal

A Return to Paris: The American Legion Convention of 1927 and Its Medal

By Jay Turner for PCGS ...... At 1:30 p.m. on September 19, 1927, some 20,000 Americans marched down the streets in Paris, as some million...
Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), United States Mint

CCAC to Review Harlem Hellfighters Gold Medal Designs, More

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a teleconference public meeting September 27, 2022. The purpose of...
American Liberty Silver Medal Becomes Unavailable on First Day

American Liberty Silver Medal Becomes Unavailable on First Day

By Bullion Shark LLC ...... On August 18, the United States Mint released the 2022 American Liberty silver medal, including regular website sales and 5,000...
Coin Profiles - Hobo Nickels

Coin Profiles – Hobo Nickels

The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because...
2022 American Liberty Silver Medal on Sale August 18

2022 American Liberty Silver Medal on Sale August 18

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2022 American Liberty Silver Medal (product code 22DB) on August 18 at noon EDT. The...
U.S. Air Force 1oz Silver Medal Takes Flight August 16

U.S. Air Force 1oz Silver Medal Takes Flight August 16

The United States Mint will open sales for the U.S. Air Force One Ounce Silver Medal on August 16 at noon EDT. The medal...
The Ferris Wheel on So-Called Dollars

The Ferris Wheel on So-Called Dollars

Souvenir So-Called Dollars by Jay Turner for PCGS ......   It had been four years since the Exposition Universelle in Paris, France, where the world had...
Millard Fillmore Presidential Silver Medal Available August 15

Millard Fillmore Presidential Silver Medal Available August 15

The Millard Fillmore Presidential Silver Medal will be available for purchase directly from the United States Mint starting on August 15 at noon EDT....
U.S. Marine Corps Silver Medal for Sale July 15

U.S. Marine Corps Silver Medal for Sale July 15

The United States Mint will open sales for the fourth release in its U.S. Armed Forces Silver Medals Program on July 15, 2022, at...
Q. David Bowers: Two 1860 Lincoln Tokens in One!

Q. David Bowers: Two 1860 Lincoln Tokens in One!

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers ..... I have always enjoyed tokens and medals of all kinds and have collected, studied and written...
The Scientific Medals of Sir Edward Thomason

The Scientific Medals of Sir Edward Thomason

By John Thomassen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ...... When surrounded by as many objects as exist within the hallowed halls of an institution like...
CCAC Affirms Police Choices for January 6th Congressional Gold Medal

CCAC Affirms Police Choices for January 6th Congressional Gold Medal

After the January 6th, 2021, insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol and congressional office buildings, the 117th Congress passed Public Law 117-32, for distribution...
Jewish-American Hall of Fame Offers Medal Honoring Ukrainian President Zelensky

Jewish-American Hall of Fame Offers Medal Honoring Ukrainian President Zelensky

100% of the profits will be contributed to help Ukrainians in their homeland and as refugees   The non-profit Jewish-American Hall of Fame has commissioned Jim...
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...
Presidential Silver Medal Honoring Zachary Taylor Available May 2

Presidential Silver Medal Honoring Zachary Taylor Available May 2

The Zachary Taylor Presidential Silver Medal will be available for purchase directly from the United States Mint starting on May 2 at noon EDT....

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...
A Brief Exploration of Patriotic Civil War Tokens

A Brief Exploration of Patriotic Civil War Tokens

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   One common social impact of warfare is the general breakdown of confidence in a nation’s economic system. While seen...
Indian Peace Medals at the American Numismatic Society

Indian Peace Medals at the American Numismatic Society

By Oliver Hoover for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ...... The Dead Zone was a popular science fiction thriller written by Stephen King in 1979 that...
United States Mint Releases U.S. Navy 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal

United States Mint Releases U.S. Navy 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal

The United States Mint will open sales for the third release in its United States Armed Forces Silver Medal Program on March 11 at...