If you have some time to spare from eating, relaxing, and otherwise enjoying the summer-sendoff that is Labor Day, take a look at the videos below. They’ll be oldies-but-goodies for some of you, but they’re worth revisiting. Happy Labor Day.
Articles written by the Coin Update News Staff.
America’s national parks have been the subject of the America the Beautiful® Quarters Program since 2010, when the Hot Springs National Park quarter kicked off the series. This month sees the convergence of a president, Theodore Roosevelt, and one of the national monuments with which he is most strongly associated—Mount Rushmore. On October 31, 1941, the […]
On October 4 the Royal Canadian Mint launched the final coin in the popular series entitled “Tall Ships Legacy,” which has focused on a variety of ships that are associated with Canada’s own maritime history or that have contributed to Canadian exploration. The last ship to be highlighted in this gold-coin series is the HMS […]
The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers, 5th edition: Q: Are there any specific reasons why the United States does not change the design of its coins as frequently as do foreign countries? A: A law enacted by Congress on September 26, 1890, specified that changes in the design of […]
This post was updated at 7:25 p.m. on October 14 to add a link to the National Museum of American History. This week is National Fire Prevention Week, and marks the museum’s annual highlight of its firefighting collection. On October 4, the National Bank of Ukraine issued a new collector coin, highlighting the city of […]
Artists have one last weekend to work on their portfolios for phase 1 of the Mint’s Breast Cancer Awareness coin-design competition. The Mint opened the competition on August 1 and, since that time, has been accepting digital portfolios containing up to five examples of each applicant’s work. Ideally, a portfolio will demonstrate not only the artist’s talent […]
Is the numismatic world ready for computerized grading? For the past three decades we’ve relied on the opinions of others to evaluate and authenticate our coins. Are we ready to turn away from human opinions in favor of computer analytics? Most people don’t even like change—let alone embrace it—so I’d like to remind you of […]
The Mint of Poland, on behalf of Niue Island, has produced the first coin in a new series, Artificial Intelligence. The 99.9% fine silver coin, named Code of the Future, combines the well-known 1’s and 0’s of binary code with familiar motifs from the greatest science-fiction movies and adds selectively applied, fluorescent coloring to produce […]
The dime that gets sucked into the vacuum cleaner. The geologic stratum of sticky pennies and nickels you pry from the cup holder in your car and sheepishly toss in the trash. Those coins that spill out of your pocket when you’re tumbling in the yard with the kids, or when your jeans are tumbling […]
On September 29, the Royal Canadian Mint officially unveiled a new coin that honors the 75th anniversary of one of the Second World War’s poignant battles in the Asian theater of operations—a battle that had a pivotal result for Allied forces. The Japanese attack on Hong Kong took place on December 8 (Hong Kong local time), the […]
On October 5, the Government and Treasury of the British Virgin Islands launched two new 2017-dated coins that mark the start of the Lunar New Year. Celebrated since 2600 BC in much of Asia and based on the cycles of the moon, the New Year will arrive on January 28, according to the Western calendar, and […]