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.
UPDATE, 1/7/17: Scroll down for a photo of the coin on display at F.U.N. A test strike of the first-ever silver Krugerrand is will be shown at the Florida United Numismatists (F.U.N.) Show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The coin will be on display from January 6 at Modern Coin Mart’s booth (#505), where it will […]
The Royal Mint have launched (on January 1) a new £2 coin that pays homage to one of the country’s most celebrated 19th-century writers, Jane Austen (1775–1817), whose literary works during her life quintessentially captured both the gentility and the hardships of 18th-/19th-century life in the English countryside. The new coin remembers the 200th anniversary […]
(Colorado Springs, Colo.)—At its October 28–29 meetings in Colorado Springs and a subsequent teleconference on December 20, the American Numismatic Association board of governors passed a $5.55 million budget, and committed to a fund-development program and membership growth initiatives. The ANA will use 4.7 percent of its investment principal—or $868,118—toward its FY 2017 operating budget […]
On January 10, the Mint will begin accepting orders for two of its three special-occasion coin sets at noon Eastern Time. The first of the two, the 2017 Birth Set (17RD, priced at $19.95), contains the following Proof coins: one Kennedy half dollar, the first 2017 coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, honoring Effigy […]
On January 1, the Royal Mint launched a new coin that marks the 300th anniversary of a very important pinnacle in the economic development of the United Kingdom. In 1717, Great Britain adopted and utilized the gold standard following the recommendation of Sir Isaac Newton (1643–1727), the Royal Mint’s mintmaster—a position he held for almost 30 […]
Periodically, Coin Update runs a Q&A from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers, 5th edition. Since the U.S. Mint is ringing in the new year with the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (17AP, available for purchase as of noon today), we thought it would be interesting to post several questions on the topic. Happy […]
On Thursday, January 5, the U.S. Mint will throw the doors open (so to speak) on the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (17AP) at noon Eastern Time. The five Proof quarters in this set have reverse designs honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa), Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (District of Columbia), Ozark National Scenic Riverways […]
(Littleton, New Hampshire)—Littleton Coin Company, one of America’s largest coin and currency dealers, today announced the formation of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Owner David Sundman and his family have sold all of their stock in the company to the ESOP, making Littleton Coin a 100% employee-owned company effective January 1, 2017. Mr. Sundman […]
On January 1, the Royal Mint unveiled a new Crown coin that marks the centennial anniversary of the introduction of the British Royal family’s dynastic name—that of Windsor, which was introduced in 1917. The circumstances of why the British Royal family changed its dynastic name were wholly due at the time to the consequences of […]
This numismatic sales update covers the U.S. Mint’s reporting period ending January 1, 2017. Ordinarily, we take a look at the previous week’s best-selling Mint products, but since we’ve just closed out the old year and started a new one, we’ll look at total sales for the 122 items in the Mint’s final report. Two 2016 […]