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Dwight D. Eisenhower 2015 Presidential One Dollar Coin & First Spouse Medal Set

The 2015 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ – Eisenhower includes an uncirculated Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin and the Mamie Eisenhower bronze medal, bearing a likeness of the First Spouse Gold Coin. The coin and medal are held in a durable plastic card enhanced with beautiful representations of […]

Celebrate the Birthday of America’s 33rd President!

MULTI (D)(P) Look for the 2015 Coin and Chronicles Set – Harry S. Truman on June 30th! This unique keepsake will feature a Presidential $1 Reverse Proof Coin—only available as a part of this set—along with a silver presidential medal, stamp and companion informational booklet. They are all displayed in a rich red folder covered […]

2015 First Spouse Gold Coins – Mamie Eisenhower

The second release in 2015, the Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins feature a portrait of Mamie Eisenhower, with the reverse featuring a woman’s hand holding up a political campaign button with the slogan “I Like Mamie,” referring to Mrs. Eisenhower’s popularity as first lady, her involvement in her husband’s presidential campaigns and the popular […]

2015 Dwight D. Eisenhower $1 Coin Cover

MULTI (D)(P) The Dwight D. Eisenhower 2015 One Dollar Coin Cover is a special coin set featuring two $1 coins with circulating finishes. The Presidential coins are mounted on a display card and held inside an envelope with a U.S. Red, White, and Blue (Forever®) stamp postmarked May 5, 2015, Denison, TX – the day […]

Cypriot coins recorded in IGCH as found in hoards outside the Republic of Cyprus

Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards (IGCH)The original ANS edition of IGCH (1973) was edited by Colin Kraay, Margaret Thompson and Otto Morkholm. An enhanced digital edition has been created and hosted at by Sebastian Heath and Andrew Meadows under a Creative Commons license. Show More Summary

A new way to profit from counterfeit coins

This story is three months old and was discussed by Paul Gilkes on but otherwise I haven't seen much on it. Thomas Zambito, writing for, reported on March 24th that federal investigators discovered metal recycling...Show More Summary

Silver Proof Set 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (S) The 2015 Silver Proof Set contains 14 coins encased in three clear plastic lenses. These beautiful proof coins are specially minted to feature sharp relief, a mirror-like background and frosted foregrounds. You’ll display this set as a prized addition to your coin collection. Shop Now! Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint

Celebrate With These Special Collectibles

It’s hard to imagine that President John F. Kennedy would have turned 98 years old this month. Born May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Mass., highlights of his brief time in office included the launch of Freedom 7, the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and establishment of the Peace Corps. He also appointed United States Mint […]

Congratulations to Arthur Brand

I suspect several of my readers know Arthur Brand, who used to frequently post on numismatic discussion boards under the name of the ancient Greek die engraver Euainetos. Others may know of his Dutch-language book Het verboden Judas-evangelie...Show More Summary

Looking at the early cruciform die over time

Several things make studying the reverse “Parion” dies challenging. It is a simple geometric design, and the die cutters are cutting new dies to imitate the old. In this example, the design is very similar. The lines on the right are thicker, but this will happen as the die degrades. Show More Summary

Archaic gorgon/incuse drachms said to be minted at Parion

(Price and Waggoner, Archaic Greek Coinage: the Asyut hoard, #612) One of the most common archaic Greek coin types is the gorgon/incuse type. Unfortunately very little has been written about it. Poor specimens are common. Common and ugly coin types can be overlooked, especially without a story backed by a literary source. Show More Summary

A token with strange script

Four months ago a user on the forum /r/coins posted a machine-struck token or coin with an unusual inscription. I cannot identify the script. It seems like each letter (or syllable) is made up of one or two parts of a square plus a curve. Show More Summary

The Colouring, Bronzing and Patination of Metals

An impressive book on finishing metals is Richard Hughes and Michael Rowe's 1982 The Colouring, Bronzing, and Patination of Metals. It's a big book. It begins with a 13 page Historical Introduction which covers metal finishing in ancient China, Greece, and Rome, throughout history up to the present day. Show More Summary

America the Beautiful 2015 Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

MULTI •P•D• This 10-coin set contains five uncirculated America the Beautiful Quarters minted in Philadelphia and five minted in Denver. The 2015 set features America the Beautiful Quarters honoring Homestead National Monument of American...Show More Summary

Kisatchie National Forest 2015 Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin

PHILADELPHIA •P• The United States Mint is proud to offer the 2015 America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring Louisiana’s Kisatchie National Forest. Three inches in diameter and made of.999 fine silver, it can be part of your collection today! Buy It Now Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint

2015 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set

The Definitive Uncirculated Coin Set for Your 2015 Collection MULTI (D)(P) The 2015 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set is a prized addition for any collector. Each 14-coin folder includes uncirculated versions of the following 2015-dated coins: four Presidential $1 Coins from the United States Mint at Philadelphia, five quarters from the America the Beautiful […]

2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

  MULTI •D•P•S• The 2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Kisatchie National Forest features one uncirculated quarter from the United States Mint at Philadelphia, one uncirculated quarter from the United States Mint at Denver and one proof quarter from the United States Mint at San Francisco. This set – featuring […]

Celebrate the Graduate in Your Life

Give a special gift that encourages them to dream big! Timeless Gifts FOR YOUR NEWLY MINTED GRADUATES Our American Eagle Silver Proof Coin is available in the Congratulations Set as well as classic packaging. Our gold coins include the American Eagle Gold Proof in a range of sizes. Shop Now Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint

Canadian Masterpiece

You have to give Canada props on this amazing coin they made back in 2007.  What a dream it would be to own this beauty.   Enjoy!

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