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2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Three Coin Set™ – Shenandoah National Park

The 2014 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set – Shenandoah National Park 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 coins held in a durable […]

Cook Island thermometer coins

Cook Islands will be issuing a coin with an embedded thermometer to commemorate the 270th anniversary of the death of Anders Celsius. While his name does sound familiar, the results of his work is known in most of the world except for the daily lives of most Americans. Celsius was a Swedish physicist, mathematician and [...]

2014 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin | Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The United States Mint is proud to offer the 2014 America The Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Three inches in diameter and made of.999 fine silver, the reverse design depicts a historic log cabin found within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It features a segment of […]

State Department MOU hearing leaves room for optimism

The public session of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee hearing to consider a potential Memorandum of Understanding with Egypt (June 2nd) has drawn considerable interest among the regular pontificators on both sides of the issue. Show More Summary

Modern U.S. Uncirculated Mint Set Coin Values | James Bucki

This guide will give you an idea of how much your uncirculated mint set issued by the U.S. Mint, made from 1947 through today, is worth.  The table below provides average coin values based upon current market conditions.  This guide assumes that all sets are in original U.S. Mint packaging, boxes and all original documents and/or Certificates of […]

2014 United States Mint American Eagle Gold Proof Coins

A collector version of the official United States Mint American Eagle Bullion Coin—the 2014 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin—is here! Available in limited mintages in four sizes – one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce, as well as a four-coin set containing one coin in each size, these coins are available today! Image/Copy:  […]

Gifts for Your Dad

This Father’s Day give him a gift he will enjoy for years – a genuine collectible from the United States Mint! Order today! Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint

The Top 10 Most Valuable Coins In The World | James Bucki

This list of the most valuable coins in the world features coins that were actually sold and the prices that they realized. There are coins that are unique, housed in museums and will never be available for sale to the general public. Since these coins are considered “priceless” they are not included in this list […]

U.S. Mint gives more time to comment on alternative metals

If you have not provided your opinion to the U.S. Mint about their study of alternative metals for circulating coins, the time to provide comments have been extended. According to the Federal Register (79 F.R. 32363 [PDF]), the National Armored Carriers Association (NACA) requested an extension stating that additional time is necessary to provide an [...]

2014 America the Beautiful Quarters® Rolls and Bags | Shenandoah National Park

The second quarter to be issued in 2014 and the 22nd overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Rolls and Bags – Shenandoah National Park pays tribute to the beauty of one of our most treasured national sites. Its reverse design depicts a day hiker taking in the […]

D-Day + 70 years

Operation Overlord was the largest amphibious invasion in history. Originally scheduled on May 1, it was rescheduled to June 5 and then June 6 because of weather. Commanded by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the invading force consisted of 156,000 Allied troops using 5,000 ships and landing craft bringing on shore 50,000 vehicles with overhead support [...]

Summary of May coin-related bills

S. 2303: United States Coast Guard Commemorative Coin Act Sponsor: Sen. Christopher Murphy (D-CT) • To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the United States Coast Guard • Introduced: May 7, 2014 • Referred to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Track this bill at https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s2303 [...]

Change for a Dollar

Time has come that there is once again change coming to the money in your pocket. This one is so subtle that you may not even notice the difference. Last week, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing announced that as part of new cost savings measures, BEP will be producing the $1 Federal Reserve Note [...]

Memorial Day of 2014

Decoration Day was first celebrated by Freedmen, freed southern slaves, May 1, 1865 in Charleston, South Carolina to honor the service of the 257 Union soldiers buried at the Washington Race Course. Today, Washington Race Course is known as Hampton Park. The next year, southern states began their own Memorial Days to honor their soldiers [...]

A Greek die deteriorates

For many years I suspected the animated coins above were modern forgeries. The first die in the animation looks very strange. There are dots within the snakes surrounding Medusa, a very unusual feature. The first die shows blunders, such as two dots on the tongue. Show More Summary

New School Archaeology

As the State Department hearing on a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Egypt approaches, comments have appeared online espousing divergent points of view. Readers of this blog will naturally be most familiar with the views of private collectors and independent scholars. Show More Summary

Open Letter from Dr. Alan Walker to Dr. Jane DeRose Evans

Dear Professor Evans,I was recently sent a copy of the letter you sent in support of the proposed MOU with Egypt.I wonder if I might ask you for some clarifications?You speak about the "Coinex Hoard" of Egyptian AE (published and commented...Show More Summary

No, it wasn’t a double-strike

Too many serious topics lately. Let’s have a little numismatic fun. It was a busy day. While I really wanted to go out for lunch, all I had time for was to go to the cafeteria in the building where I work to get something quick. After settling on something I went to pay handing [...]

Ancient Collectors need your help

Before I begin today’s missive, please read the story I wrote about my friends who were arrested at the airport of a foreign country after digging up the $20 worth of ancients coins they found on a beach while playing in the sand. Go ahead… (click here) I’ll wait! It is difficult to ignore the [...]

You should comment to the U.S. Mint

As part of its ongoing study of alternative medals to be used for coinage mandated by the Coin Modernization, Oversight, and Continuity Act of 2010, (Public Law 111-302 [PDF]), the U.S. Mint is seeking comment from “ stakeholders” as to the impact expected if congress was to approve a change in coinage metals. The Request [...]

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