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CCAC Recommends Doolittle and Fighter Ace Gold Medal Designs

During a meeting on October 14th, 2014, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee reviewed and discussed the obverse and reverse designs for the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders and American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medals. In attendance were Chairman Gary Marks, Robert Hoge, Erik Jansen, Mike Moran, Thomas Uram, Dr. Herman Viola, and Heidi Wastweet, as well as members of the U.S. Mint staff. … [Read More...]

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Interview with Dr. Herman Viola, Newest Member of the CCAC

On September 23rd, 2014, Dr. Herman Viola was sworn in as the newest member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). He is a curator emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. Prior to his retirement in 1994, he was director of Quincentenary Programs at the National Museum of Natural History. During […]

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Moldavite Meteorite Impact Silver Coin Contains Moldavite Fragment

Coin Invest Trust has created a new coin incorporating the rare material Moldavite to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its meteorite coins. About 15 million years ago, a meteorite hit the Danube area resulting in the formation of a natural glass known as Moldavite. Scientists have reconstructed that the meteorite had an approximate diameter of […]

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US Mint Sales Report: Annual Sets Top Weekly Sellers

During another week without any new numismatic product releases from the United States Mint, the top sellers fell mainly into the category of the annual set offerings. The three core sets were joined by the individual Proof American Silver Eagle and the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Proof Half Dollar. The top selling product by […]

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British Antarctic Territory: Orca Whale Collector Crown Coin

The Treasury of the British Antarctic Territory has issued a new coin which highlights one of the territory’s most distinctive and awesome wildlife, that of the Orca Whale, or more commonly known as Killer Whales. A toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, they are the largest of the dolphins and one of the […]

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Gold and Silver Coins Remember Polish Writer Stefan Zeromski

The National Bank of Poland has issued two new coins which remember the 150th anniversary of birth of one of Poland’s most hallowed authors, Stefan Zeromski (1864 – 1925). His extraordinary gift for compassion, his open-mindedness, and the dramatic plots of his books won him a loyal following. Zeromski was known as “the conscience of […]

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Remembering the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Commemorative Coins

In 1992, the quincentenary or 500th anniversary of the historic voyage of Christopher Columbus to the Americas was celebrated with the issuance of three commemorative coins from the United States Mint. The program included extremely high maximum mintage levels likely formulated with the expectation that the coins would be heavily ordered by the general public. […]

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2015 Gold and Silver Fractional Maple Leaf Sets Include Multiple Firsts

The Royal Canadian Mint has released the 2015-dated Fractional Sets for the Gold and Silver Maple Leaf. Each set includes coins struck in 99.99% purity across a range of weights and features innovative firsts for the series. The 2015 Gold Maple Leaf Fractional Set includes four different coins with weights of 1 oz, 1/4 oz, […]

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Latest RCM $20 for $20 Silver Coin Features Snowman

The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting orders for the latest release within their “$20 for $20″ silver coin program, which offers a 99.99% pure silver coin for its legal tender face value of $20. The reverse design for the new coin features a fanciful interpretation of a snowman. He is pictured within a snowdrift […]

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Tribute to Saint-Gaudens by de Francisci

In 1905, Charles E. Barber created the ‘official’ inaugural medal for President Theodore Roosevelt. ‘Teddy’ had been president since September 1901, when as vice president he became heir to the highest office when William McKinley was assassinated (while attending an event at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York). In 1904 he ran for election […]