The adventurously named Cassette Store Day returns on September 27 for its second year to commemorate the aural business card (a term coined by my friend Phil who claims most people don’t listen to cassettes, they just buy them because they’re the cheapest thing at the merch table. Show More Summary
The 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set is one of three products being offered in 2014 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half-dollar. This set includes a folder, coin card with uncirculated finish coins from the Philadelphia and Denver facilities, and certificate of authenticity. Show More Summary
The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin, and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes. What's all the fuss about? A little boy who will be king. Prince George turns 1 today, and while he might be too young to appreciate it, the milestone is...
LONDON (AP) — The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes.
Finland will pay tribute to author and artist Tove Jansson by adding her likeness to a new two-Euro commemorative coin. This isn’t the first time a country’s wanted to add an author to their currency. (Related: Alex Ohlin looks at the “sad, strange brilliance” of Moomin; and Jansson’s works are recommended by Emily St. John […]
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The Netherlands' World Cup run is still alive, but you can already celebrate their progress to the semi-finals with a commemorative coin showing Robin van Persie's headed goal against Spain. That strike in the famous 5-1 win over the...Show More Summary
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 [...]
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 [...]
This week, Amazon added (absurdly expensive) commemorative coins to the long list of things you can buy at from its sprawling online bazaar. And while none of us is going to go drop a couple mil on a coin—even with free shipping—it got us to thinking: what's the most expensive item on Amazon? Read more...
Russian President Vladimir Putin just arrived in newly-acquired Crimea to take part in Victory Day celebrations, which are held to mark the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. This week Russia unveiled a commemorative coin marking...Show More Summary
It’s not just Vatican City commemorating the canonizations of Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II through postage stamps and coins. Post offices and treasuries around the world have taken steps to honor the Catholic Church’s newest saints. At least 11 countries have joined the Vatican in creating philatelic delights for collectors. Among them are Poland (a […]
A new limited edition coin is to be minted at a Russian factory to commemorate President Putin's annexation of Crimea. A poor image of Putin is on one side of the 1kg silver coin, while a map of the Crimean Peninsula adorns the other side. Show More Summary
Straight from the Elvis Commemorative Dinner Plate and 2007 New England Patriots Official Super Bowl XLII Champion Jersey Disposal File comes the latest in merchandising opportunities, now featuring limited edition George H W Bush official socks and Vladimir Putin Crimea Coins. You buy it!
Commemorating the release of their latest video featuring Australian teamriders Nick Boserio and Alex Campbell, Nike SB rolled out a special edition Zoom Blazer Mid. Named after the popular Australian coin gambling game, the sneaker comes… Nike SB Zoom Blazer Mid Canvas “Two Up” is a post by Fritz Radtke on Highsnobiety.
The U.S. Mint reports that the $5 gold National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin has sold out. It may be the fastest sell out of any gold commemorative coin in the modern commemorative era lasting only through the first weekend. It has been speculated that the U.S. Mint will strike more coins than the [...]
The 2014 Native American $1 Coin commemorates native hospitality ensuring the success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The reverse (tails) depicts a Native American man offering a pipe while his wife offers provisions of fish, corn, roots, and gourds. In the background is a stylized image of the face of William Clark’s compass highlighting […]
Numismatics can catch their curve-ball coins starting today. The U.S. Mint has struck its first curved coin to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Congress passed a law inShow More Summary
First Alice Munro won the Nobel, and now she has her own commemorative coin. She will be on the Canadian $5 coin, but don’t expect to spend it anytime soon. There will be only 7,500 of the coins, which will sell for $69.95 each.
Putting authors on currency is not a new thing. Benjamin Franklin, a founding father and author of “Poor Richard’s Almanac,” is on the U.S. $100 bill, and in Chile the Nobel laureate and poet Gabriela Mistral graces the 5,000 peso bill, which is worth about $10. And Jane Austen will soon grace Britain's 10-pound note.