September 1, 2014

Key Date Standing Liberty Quarters


Like the dime and half dollar, the quarter denomination saw a new design introduced in 1916, the Standing Liberty Quarter, which would be struck for circulation until 1930. A scarce type that is less frequently encountered compared to other denominations, novice collectors often stay away from putting a set together due to the rarity of […]

US Mint Sales Report: Kennedy Gold Proof Coin Sales Turns Negative


The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic sales report includes updated numbers for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar products. As the cumulative sales for the uncirculated coin set have continued to grow, the sales for the gold proof coin have shown a decline for the weekly period. A new product also makes its debut. […]

Buying Double Mint Sets Online


Recently we published a post on buying coin rolls online, noting how eBay and Internet sellers bait hobbyists looking for purported uncirculated and/or unsearched so-called “shotgun” lots. Another type of coveted item is the double mint set, which the US Mint issued between 1947-1958 and whose packaging often tones coins in incredible rainbow hues, as […]

Irish Science and Inventions Coin Series Honors John Philip Holland

John Philip Holland Silver Coin

The Central Bank of Ireland announced a new coin will be issued to honor one of the country’s more ground-breaking and ingenious inventors of the 20th century, while at the same time launching an exciting new annual coin series. The first coin in the series entitled “Irish Science and Inventions” pays tribute to John Philip […]

Transnistria to Introduce Plastic Circulation Coins


The Transnistrian Republican Bank have announced that they will issue new currency units that will be made of composite materials. The currency items are primarily being issued to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the national currency. The composite material or Plastic coins will have a different geometric shape and color depending on denomination. The four […]

US Mint Sales Report: Lou Hoover Coins Debut, JFK Sales Update


The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the debut figures for the recently released Lou Hoover First Spouse Gold Coins. Updated figures are also available for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar products. On August 14, 2014, the US Mint began accepting orders for the 2014 Lou Hoover First Spouse Gold […]

Niue “The Power of the Pyramid” Pyramid-Shaped Gold and Silver Coins


The Government & Treasury of Niue have launched a new set of coins which feature the extraordinary and mythical designs of ancient on a unique pyramid-shaped coin to enhance those designs. The technology utilized in the production of these four-sided, pyramid-shaped coins is that of a similar process used for the well-known Fortuna Redux coins […]

Astronaut Richard Hieb Launches Orion Domed Coin

Astronaut Rick Hieb

Former NASA Astronaut Richard Hieb has launched the third and final coin within the Royal Australian Mint’s Southern Sky series. The 1 oz silver domed coin features Orion, one of the most widely recognized star constellations visible in both the northern and southern hemispheres. The Southern Sky series began in 2012 with a design featuring […]

US Mint Sales Report: Gold Proof Kennedy Half Dollars Stall at 62K

gold Kennedy Half Dollar

The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes an updated figure for the recently released 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin. Elsewhere in the report, one product is quickly approaching its product limit while another product has sold out. The US Mint opened sales for the eagerly awaited gold […]

Interview with New CCAC Member Mary Lannin

Mary Lannin

Mary Lannin was sworn in as the newest member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) during their meeting on May 19th, 2014 in Washington, D.C. She is a Life Member of both the American Numismatic Society and American Numismatic Association, and is currently a member of the Royal Numismatic Society, the Swiss Numismatic Society, […]