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CCAC Recommendations for 2015 High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal

During the first day of a two day meeting held from January 27-28, 2015, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) reviewed and discussed design candidates provided by the United States Mint for the 2015 High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal. These design candidates had previously been discussed by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) during a meeting held on January 22, 2015. April Stafford … [Read More...]

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US Mint Sales Report: 2015 Special Occasion Sets Debut

The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the debut figures for the two recently released 2015-dated special occasion sets. The 2015 Proof Silver Eagle made a stronger showing in its third appearance within the weekly reports. On January 13, 2015, the US Mint began accepting orders for the 2015 Birth Set […]

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Reintroduced Bill Seeks To Terminate Presidential Dollar Program

On January 7, 2015, Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana introduced a bill in the Senate which seeks to terminate the Presidential Dollar Program. Sen. Vitter has previously introduced identical bills in 2011 and 2013, which had gained little traction. Back in 2011, the Presidential Dollar Program had come under scrutiny due to the build up […]

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Spain: 2015 Europa Series Coins Mark 70 Years of Peace

The Casa Real de Espana in conjunction with the Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre have announced their first collector’s coins for 2015 which highlight one of Europe’s most important anniversaries this year, that of the 70th anniversary of continued peace between nations since the end of the Second World War. Despite the differences between […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Bronze Medal

The United States Mint is currently offering 1.5-inch and 3-inch bronze medals honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. These medals represent duplicate versions of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded posthumously in recognition of their contributions to the Nation on behalf of the civil rights movement. The Congressional Gold Medal was awarded […]

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New Coins Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag

The Royal Canadian Mint have launched three new coins which celebrate and pays tribute to one of this North American country’s most treasured symbols of nationhood, that of the Canadian Flag. For many, no other symbol is as synonymous with Canada as its distinctive red-and-white flag. As the National Flag of Canada celebrates its 50th […]

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Latest Irish Science and Inventions Coin Honors Ernest Walton

The Central Bank of Ireland have launched their latest silver crown coin which further highlights contributions of Irish scientists and inventors. The new coin honors the work of Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton (1903 – 1995), the only Irish person to win a Nobel Prize in Physics. His achievement in artificially splitting the atomic nucleus was […]

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Anna Willess Williams, The “Silver Dollar Girl” Part 3

Part 3: Requiem (See Part 1 & Part 2) The Numismatist, May 1926, carried another item on the former Anna Willess Williams: “The Goddess of Standard Silver Dollar Dead: Miss Anna W. Williams, of Philadelphia, a retired public school teacher whose profile was used in preparing a design of the standard silver dollar in 1878, […]

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Third £20 Face Value Silver Coin Pays Tribute to Sir Winston Churchill

The Royal Mint has unveiled (15th January) the theme of its third United Kingdom “£20 for £20” coin which pays tribute to the great British statesman Sir Winston Churchill. Twice Britain’s Prime Minister, and renowned the world over for his unyielding leadership and formidable character, Churchill is regularly voted as the ‘Greatest Briton’ in public […]

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PCGS Certifies Coins from the Pogue Collection

Professional Coin Grading Service has certified the coins from the D. Brent Pogue Collection that will be offered starting in May in the first of a series of auctions jointly conducted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s. The collection has been described as the most valuable collection of federal American coins in private hands. The […]

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2015 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales Reach 3.7 Million

Sales of the United States Mint’s 2015-dated American Silver Eagle bullion coins have reached 3,701,500 according to the latest available figures. The current year dated silver bullion coins went on sale to authorized purchasers earlier this week on January 12, 2015. Opening day orders received for the 2015 Silver Eagles had reached 2,958,000, which represented […]