July 29, 2014

U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Designs Unveiled

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At a ceremony held earlier this week, Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Marshals Service Director Stacia Hylton, and United States Mint Deputy Director Richard A. Peterson unveiled the designs for the upcoming United States Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins. In his remarks Deputy Director Peterson said, “”Every day, across the Nation, the United States […]

50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Two Coin Clad Set

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The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set. The two coin set includes copper-nickel clad coins carrying the original Kennedy portrait design from the start of the series in 1964. Shortly following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, legislation was introduced […]

US Mint Sales Report: Grace Coolidge First Spouse Coins Debut

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The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the debut numbers for the 2014 Grace Coolidge First Spouse Gold Coins. An updated sales figure is available for the 2013 Proof Set, following the sell out last week. On July 17, 2014 the US Mint began accepting orders for the Grace Coolidge First […]

CCAC Discusses Potential 2015 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin

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During a teleconference meeting held on July 22nd, 2014, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) discussed the potential concept of a 2015 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal. In attendance were Chairman Gary Marks, Dr. Michael Bugeja, Robert Hoge, Erik Jansen, Mary Lannin, Mike Moran, Donald Scarinci, Jeanne Stevens-Sollman, Thomas Uram, and Heidi […]

The Life and Work of Laura Gardin Fraser

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One of the most prolific female sculptors of the early 20th century, Laura Gardin Fraser is known in both the art and the numismatic worlds. Besides numerous medals she is probably best remembered for her designs of several classic commemoratives, some of which were designed together with her husband, James Earle Fraser, whose life we […]

US Mint Releases Grace Coolidge First Spouse Gold Coin

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The 2014 Grace Coolidge First Spouse Gold Coins are now available for sale from the United States Mint. The one-half ounce 24 karat gold coins are issued to honor the wife of President Calvin Coolidge and the First Lady of the United States from 1923-1929. The obverse of the coin contains a portrait of Grace […]

50th Anniversary Gold Kennedy Half Dollars at Chicago ANA Convention

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The United States Mint plans to offer 2,500 of the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coins at the upcoming ANA Chicago World’s Fair of Money. Certain changes in procedure will be made to improve on how the Mint has offered special products at past conventions. Details on the planned launch of the eagerly […]

US Mint Sales Report: Florence Harding First Spouse Coins Debut

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The latest United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the debut numbers for several new products led by the Florence Harding First Spouse Gold Coins. Elsewhere in the report, many numismatic gold coins saw a boost during the week, and the 2013 Uncirculated Coin Set has sold out. On July 10, 2014, the US […]

PCGS Certifies Historic Transitional Peace Dollars

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Five 1921 and 1922 proof and circulation strike Peace dollars that reflect historic transitional changes in the original high-relief design have been authenticated and graded by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). The coins exhibit different finishes and relief, including a previously unreported 1921 High Relief sandblasted and antiqued finish presentation specimen. For over 90 years […]

US Mint Releases Florence Harding First Spouse Gold Coins

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The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the first release of the year for the First Spouse Gold Coin Program. The coin honors Florence Harding, the wife of President Warren G. Harding and the First Lady of the United States from 1921 to 1923. The obverse design of the coin features a portrait […]