Perth Mint Releases Chinese Ancient Mythical Creatures 5oz Silver Proof Coin

Ancient Chinese Mythical Creatures Silver Proof Coin

The Perth Mint of Australia has started accepting orders for the Chinese Ancient Mythical Creatures 5oz Silver Proof Coin. The coin carries an extremely limited mintage and features 24 karat gold gilding and coloration. According to ancient Chinese mythology, the universe was divided into four quadrants marking the beginning and end of the winter and […]

CCAC Discusses Civil Air Patrol and Fond du Lac Congressional Gold Medal Designs

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During a meeting held on September 22, 2014, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) reviewed and discussed the design candidates for Civil Air Patrol and Lake Superior Fond du Lac Chippewa Code Talkers Congressional Gold Medals. In attendance were Chairman Gary Marks, Dr. Michael Bugeja, Robert Hoge, Erik Jansen, Mary Lannin, Mike Moran, Donald Scarinci, […]

CCAC Reviews 2016 America the Beautiful Quarter Designs

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During a meeting held on September 22, 2014, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) reviewed and discussed the reverse design candidates for the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters. The five coins will feature Shawnee National Forest in Illinois, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia, Theodore Roosevelt […]

CCAC Reviews 2015 & 2016 First Spouse Gold Coin Designs

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During a meeting held on September 22nd, 2014, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) reviewed and discussed the designs for the 2015 and 2016 First Spouse Gold Coins issued to honor the spouses of the 33rd to 38th Presidents of the United States. The coins will feature Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird […]

US Mint Sales Report: Great Sand Dunes 5 oz Silver Coins Debut

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The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the debut figure for the Great Sand Dunes Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin. Elsewhere in the report, the 2014-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle saw a surge in sales and several products have recently sold out. The US Mint opened sales for the 2014-P Great Sand […]

Interview with the Director of Exhibits & Archives at the Museum of American Finance

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New York City, the financial capital of the world, also boasts an impressive number of museums. When the two meet, the result is also impressive. Michael Alexander of the London Banknote and Monetary Research Centre visited the Museum of American Finance on Wall Street – the heart of America‚Äôs financial district and discovered a little […]

The Life and Work of Chester Beach

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During the past 225+ years there have been a large number of artists, sculptors, and others who have been responsible for designing the coins that so many Americans have used in everyday commerce. Many of these should be of some familiarity to numismatists, such as George T. Morgan (who designed the silver dollar bearing his […]

House Passes Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act

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On September 15, 2014, the House of Representatives passed a bill which would require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue coins in commemoration of the centennial of Boys Town. The bill was amended from the original version to make two significant changes. Boys Town is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving children […]

US Mint Sales Report: Three New Products Debut

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The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the opening figures for three recently released products. For a third time, the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin has recorded a weekly net decline in sales. On September 8, the US Mint began accepting orders for the 2014 Annual Uncirculated […]