Coin & Numismatic News

Gold Logs Fourth Weekly IncreasePrecious metals prices climbed Friday, cementing weekly gains for all but silver. Palladium registered a new record. Gold, meanwhile, extended its streak of weekly wins to four in a row.

Gold for February delivery on Friday advanced $9.80, or 0.6%, to settle at $1,560.30 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. The settlement was the highest since Jan. 7 […]


2020-W Proof American Silver Eagle Starting Sales And PhotosTwo major United States Mint products launched last week, the 2020-W Proof American Silver Eagle and the 2019-S Reverse Proof New Jersey American Innovation Dollar.

"W" Proof Silver Eagles have been lacking some luster for collectors in recent years. Fewer and fewer are selling. This year’s edition, released Jan. 9, is having an even harder time getting traction — at least so far […]

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2020-W Proof American Platinum Eagle Images UnveiledThe United States Mint published images for the 2020-W Proof American Platinum Eagle – Pursuit of Happiness, the final of three 99.95% fine 1 oz. platinum coins from its themed Preamble to the Declaration of Independence┬áseries. The collectible will launch on Jan. 30, two weeks from today.

Coins in the three-year series feature unique obverse (heads) designs coupled with a common reverse […]


PMG Recertifies Over 200 Banknotes From D. Brent Pogue CollectionPaper Money Guaranty® ( was chosen to recertify the more than 200 banknotes in the world-famous D. Brent Pogue collection.

All of Pogue’s notes are now encapsulated in the latest generation PMG holder, which delivers superior optics and presentation along with the best long-term preservation […]


2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Released in Proof SetThe United States Mint continues its America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, a series nearing its close, with today’s release of a proof set that showcases five different coin designs.

Each of the set’s quarters was produced at the San Francisco Mint and carries the facility’s ‘S’ mint mark. The five coins bear reverse (tails side) designs emblematic of the following locations […]


2019 NGC Registry Award Winners AnnouncedThe NGC Registry ( continues to grow and now includes more than 15,000 participants, 135,000 sets and 1.1 million coins. NGC Registry participants, we thank you for sharing your collections with us and the world!

Each year, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® ( recognizes the top collectors and collections in the NGC Registry. Ten winners were selected in each of our Best Classic Set and Best Modern Set categories along with five Best Presented Set winners, five Best New Set winners and six Custom Set winners […]


Trade Dollar Rarities Highlight Stack's Bowers' March 2020 Baltimore AuctionStack’s Bowers Galleries ( is proud to continue their tradition of presenting world-class rarities at auction by featuring 1884 and 1885 Proof trade dollars in their March 18-20, 2020 Baltimore Auction. Both rarities will be displayed by Stack’s Bowers Galleries at their table at the 2020 FUN Convention in Orlando, Florida Jan. 9-12.

The 1884 and 1885 trade dollars are legendary U.S. Mint rarities, ranking #78 and #15 respectively among the 100 Greatest U.S. Coins (Garrett & Guth, 2019). While the Mint had ended production of circulation-strike trade dollars in 1878, Proof examples were officially distributed in Proof sets through 1883 […]


CCAC to Review WWII 75th Anniversary Coin And Medal DesignsThe Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a two-hour public meeting Tuesday, Jan. 21, to review and discuss candidate designs for gold coins and silver and bronze medals commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

The CCAC is tasked with advising the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to all United States coins and medals […]


2020-W Proof American Silver Eagle ReleasedThe United States Mint just released its 2020-W Proof American Silver Eagle. This .999 fine silver coin is destined to become one of its best sellers for the year.

Demand is always strong for this annual release with hundreds of thousands sold every year. Collectors grabbed 218,990 of last year’s edition in the first four days of sales. More than 400,000 have now sold altogether […]


Congratulations Set Includes 2020-W Proof American Silver EagleThe latest gift product from the United States Mint, the 2020 Congratulations Set, goes on sale today at noon EST. It includes the same 2020-W Proof American Silver Eagle that launches by itself, also at noon, albeit at a different price point and in different packaging.

The set is designed with gift-giving in mind for events such as weddings, anniversaries, retirements, graduations, etc. Its packaging is themed for special occasions with areas for a personalized message, the coin and its specifications, and a U.S. Mint Certificate of Authenticity […]