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1937 Washington Quarter Proof. Image: CoinWeek.

1937 Washington Quarter Proof : A Collector’s Guide

  Background of the Washington Quarter Series Intended to be a circulating commemorative coin honoring the bicentennial of the birth of America’s first president, the Washington quarter...

First 2026 Semiquincentennial Coin Design Candidates for Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel

By CoinWeek ....   At the February 15, 2024 meeting of the United States Commission of Fine Arts (CFA), Semiquincentennial coin design candidates for the 2026...
1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, Wire Rim. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle High Relief Wire Rim

Mint Director Leach Key to Development of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Frank A. Leach was superintendent of the United States Mint in San Francisco, California from...
1990-P Eisenhower Centennial Dollar Proof. Image: CoinWeek.

1990-P Eisenhower Centennial Dollar Proof : A Collector’s Guide

The 1990 Eisenhower Centennial commemorative silver dollar is the second United States coin struck to honor the 34th President of the United States, the...
2016-P Shawnee National Forest Quarter. Image: U.S. Mint / CoinWeek.

2016-P Shawnee National Forest Quarter : A Collector’s Guide

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

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The House of Valentinian: CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   THE ROMAN EMPEROR Jovian was found dead at the age of 33 on February 17, 364 CE--apparently suffocated by...

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Some Practical Coin Grading Concepts for the Average Collector

By Roger W. Burdette, special to CoinWeek .....   Several days ago, a collector (DeplorableDan) posted photos and comments about an 1836 Quarter Eagle, Block 8...

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Monnaie de Paris Destroys 27 Million Coins in Design Snafu

By CoinWeek ....   In November 2023, the Monnaie de Paris had to destroy 27 million freshly struck 10-, 20-, and 50-cent euro coins that featured...


The National Gold Bullion Depository at Fort Henry Knox

By Roger W. Burdette, special to CoinWeek .....   Several months before passage of the Gold Reserve Act of January 30, 1934, the United States Treasury...

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Hippocampus – Strange Mythical Creature on a U.S. Coin

(n.) Also Hippocampos or Hippocamp. A mythical creature of ancient Eurasian cultures depicted as being part horse and part fish or dolphin. Featured on the...

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United States 2016 Richard M. Nixon $1 Coin

Description: The Presidential Dollar Coin Act (Public Law 109-145) was passed into law on December 22, 2005. The Act compelled the Secretary of the Treasury...

Numismatic Vienna: A Visit to the Austrian National Numismatic Collection – 4K Video

On January 28, 2016, CoinWeek was invited to a very special behind-the-scenes tour of the Austrian National Numismatic Collection, which is housed at the...

United States 2016 Mark Twain Commemorative $1 Silver Coin

Description: On February 1, 2016, the United States Mint opened sales for the Mark Twain Commemorative $1 Silver Proof and Uncirculated coins. The silver commemoratives...

Austrian Mint Issues 1st Platinum Coin, Part of Vienna Philharmonic Range

The Austrian Mint has issued a new platinum Vienna Philharmonic coin as the latest addition to its internationally renowned coin range. Unveiled at the...

Modern Coins – Long Beach Expo Visitors See U.S. Mint Reagan Coin Designs

By Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (Long Beach Expo) ..... Visitors on the closing day of the February 2016 Long Beach...

CoinWeek Podcast #17: David Hall Reflects on 30 Years of PCGS – Audio: 18:56

PCGS founder David Hall takes a break from the Long Beach Expo to sit down with CoinWeek to discuss 30 years of PCGS, how...

Reserve Bank of India to Issue Revised 100 Rupee Banknotes

By Reserve Bank of India.... The Reserve Bank of India will soon issue 100-rupee (₹ 100 denomination) banknotes with three additional/revised features in the 2005...

World Coin Profile – Canadian 1992 $15 Commemorative Special Gold striking

Royal Canadian Mint - 1992 Spirit of the Generations $15 Proof struck in Gold In the latest issue of MintErrorNews, one of the rarest, most...

United States Mint News: Shawnee National Forest Quarter Launch

31st America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin celebrates the unique natural heritage of Illinois In Harrisburg, Illinois, the United States Mint joined the National Forest...

U.S. Mint to Unveil Nancy, Ronald Reagan Coin Designs

Representatives from the United States Mint and the Ronald Reagan Foundation will unveil the designs for the Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin and the...

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