As a comment on my post about the selection design for my 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative coin a reader commented with a simple question: Can you offer a suggestion as to who I can approach to offer an idea for a commemorative dollar? The easy answer is to say “write to your member [...]
Smart Power Strip landed its way into the final round of our Insert Coin competition the other week at Engadget Expand, and while it didn't take home one of the giant foam commemorative coins (or the prize money attached), it was an impressive feat nonetheless. Show More Summary
His birth this summer captured the world's attention and now Prince George of Cambridge 's christening will be commemorated with a series of coins. According to the Royal Mint, the nine coins will range in value from £5 to £50,000. Four...Show More Summary
2013 is The Year of Luigi! Mark this special occasion by getting your hands on this gorgeous, gold-coloured commemorative coin. This hefty metal coin comes in its own green velvety Club Nintendo pouch, to keep it safe and sound! Please note: the coin is gold-coloured only, it does not contain any actual gold. Show More Summary
By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Co-editor (CNN) – For the love of "Lesus," the Vatican needs a copy editor – preferably an infallible one. In honor of the first year of Pope Francis' papacy, the Vatican issued a commemorative medal Tuesday. The coin-size medals are sold in Vatican City and usually provide a steady stream […]
Details of Prince George's christening have emerged.
After canceling the announcement of the winning design for the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin competition because of the government shutdown, the U.S. Mint posted the information on their website yesterday with little fanfare. The winning design was submitted by Cassie McFarland of San Luis Obispo, California. McFarland, who is from the Sacramento [...]
Shown is a special commemorative coin honouring Pope Francis. Nice artwork. Shame about the cock-up. I've marked the spot with an X. Jesus was misspelled Lesus. Nobody at the Vatican noticed the misspelling before the mould was sent to the Italian State Mint and Polygraphic Institute to be turned into coins. Show More Summary
Someone misspelled the name of the Vatican’s raison d’etre, Jesus, on a commemorative medallion, striking 6,000 gold, silver and bronze coins with the name Lesus. Several of the medallions were sold before someone noticed the error.Show More Summary
The Vatican has withdrawn from sale 6,000 copies of a new papal medal on which the name of Jesus was misspelt. In an inscription around the edge of the coin, Jesus was mistakenly spelt with an L. Keen-eyed experts snapped up a handful of the coins, which were struck in gold, silver and bronze by [...]
I bet the Vatican's commemorative coins celebrating Pope Francis's first year are suddenly much more valuable than expected. Why? They spelled Jesus wrong.
(CNN) – For the love of "Lesus," the Vatican needs a copy editor – preferably an infallible one. In honor of the first year of Pope Francis' papacy, the Vatican issued a commemorative medal Tuesday. The coin-size medals are sold in Vatican City and usually provide a steady stream of revenue for the church. Just […]
Post by Adriana Velez. Ladies and gentlemen, I have exciting news: It's a coin! The latest happy Royal Family news is that for the first time ever, special coins commemorating Prince George will be released by the Royal Mint. The coins will mark the christening of Prince George, which will take place on October 23 at Chapel Royal, St. Show More Summary
Doctor Who has been thrilling sci-fi audiences for decades and has just been commemorated in a rather ‘bright’ fashion Down Under. The TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimensions in Space), a little Police box from the 1960’s not very unlike Superman’s iconic ‘telephone booth’ has been imprinted, as a tribute to the famous time travelling doctor, […]
As if Canadian currency wasn't already colorful enough, to help commemorate the 75th anniversary of Superman—which was co-created by Canuck Joe Shuster—the Royal Canadian Mint has created a series of seven coins honoring the fictional hero. Read more...
To celebrate Superman's 75th Anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued seven different commemorative coins. Why is Canada marking this milestone in such a noteworthy and fiscal manner? Comic...
H.R. 2932: United States Coast Guard Commemorative Coin Act Sponsor: Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) • To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the United States Coast Guard. • Introduced: August 1, 2013 • Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services Track this bill at http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr2932
The Royal Mint has revealed designs for the 50 pence coin being issued to commemorate Benjamin Britten's centenary. It is the first time that a composer has appeared on a British coin. The design is by Tom Phillips CBE RA. As well as his work as an artist, Philips is known for his work in opera as composer, librettist and set designer. Show More Summary
The United States Mint is proud to offer the 2013 5-Star Generals Profile Collection. This comprehensive set contains the uncirculated silver dollar and half-dollar from the 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program along with a bronze replica of the 1962 General MacArthur Congressional Gold Medal. Inside the easel-type packaging, perfect for desktop display, you will find […]
H.R. 2633: Thirteenth Amendment Commemorative Coin Act Sponsor: Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) • To require the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which officially marked the abolishment of slavery in the United States. • Introduced: July 9, 2013 • Referred to the [...]