1936 Lynchburg, Virginia Sesquicentennial Half Dollar

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In 1936 Lynchburg, Virginia celebrated the 150th anniversary of receiving a city charter, with festivities held in the fall of that year. Part of the celebrations included the issuance of a commemorative half dollar, something quite commonplace in this year, even if the subject commemorated was of mostly local interest. In this, the Lynchburg, Virginia […]

Sales Open for 2015 US Marshals Commemorative Coins

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The United States Mint started opened sales for the 2015 US Marshals Commemorative Coins on January 29, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET. The coins are issued to mark the 225th anniversary of the establishment of the Nation’s first federal law enforcement agency. The program was authorized under Public Law 112-104 and includes $5 gold coins, […]

US Mint Sales Report: Slow Week Ahead of New Releases

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The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report shows a mostly quiet week. In the absence of any new product releases, collector purchases were primarily focused on the Proof American Silver Eagles and the core annual sets. The top selling product by unit volume during the period was the 2015 Proof American Silver […]

CCAC Recommendations for 2015 High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal

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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) […]

1936 Bridgeport Connecticut Centennial Half Dollar

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In our article series covering early commemorative coins, we have reached one of the more local issues, the 1936 Bridgeport, Connecticut Centennial Half Dollar. Bridgeport is not exactly the most famous of American cities (even though it is the most populated city of Connecticut), yet the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of […]

Resumption of Royal Mint Refinery Branded Bullion Products Announced

Royal Mint Refinery 100 Gram Gold Bar

The Royal Mint have announced that after an absence of 47 years from the bullion bar & ingot product field, they will resume production of these items with the exclusive RMR or Royal Mint Refinery brand proudly displayed. The Royal Mint Refinery brand originally dates back to 1852 and was operated for more than 100 […]

Reintroduced Bill Seeks To Terminate Presidential Dollar Program

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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 […]

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

Martin Luther King Jr. Bronze Medal Coin

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 […]