Coin & Numismatic News

Photo of US Mint 2018 Proof SetUnited States Mint flagship products, namely the 2018 Proof Set, the 2018 Silver Proof Set, and the 2018 Mint Set, have notched solid numbers in the last month. When they haven’t led in overall sales they’ve still been in the hunt.

Since mid-November, the 2018 Proof Set has averaged weekly gains of more than 16,000. It jumped 17,210 in the latest round — making it the Mint’s best weekly seller […]

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2019 $1 Coin Celebrates American Indians in U.S. Space ProgramThe United States Mint revealed the one-year-only design that will appear on the 2019 Native American $1 Coin.

Honoring American Indians in the U.S. space program, the design pairs nicely with those on 2019 Apollo 11 Commemorative Coins which celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing […]

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American Innovation Dollar Series Launch CeremonyOn Friday, Dec. 14, the United States Mint will formerly introduce its multi-year American Innovation™ $1 Coin Program.

The official ceremonial launch will take place at the Mint’s new Coin Store in Washington, D.C., beginning at 11:30 EST […]

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NGC Now Certifies and Encapsulates Canceled Dies Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) has announced a new certification and encapsulation service for coin, token and medal dies. As many numismatists know, dies are the tools used in the minting process to strike a planchet and impart the coin’s design.

After their useful life is over, dies are usually destroyed by a mint. Sometimes, however, they are canceled and sold as a numismatic product or scrap. These canceled dies are defaced to prevent them from being used to illegitimately strike more coins […]

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Collectors Universe Names Brett Charville as PCGS PresidentAs part of the strategic plans by parent company Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT) to improve and expand services and products for collectors and dealers worldwide, professional numismatist Brett Charville has been named President of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com), effective January 1, 2019.

Charville has been a dealer in collectible coins for over 15 years. An expert in grading and evaluating U.S. vintage coins, he got his break in the world of professional numismatics like many others have, as an intern at Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas, Texas […]

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2019 American Eagle and Buffalo Bullion Coins Launch Jan. 7Most American Eagle and Buffalo bullion coins for 2019 launch Monday, Jan. 7, the United States Mint told its network of distributors. Orders they place on that Monday will be available for pick up by Thursday, Jan. 10, the agency added.

Available issues will include 2019-dated gold, silver and platinum coins — specifically, American Gold Eagles, American Silver Eagles, American Platinum Eagles, and American Gold Buffalos […]

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2018 American Innovation $1 Coin ImagesIn preparing to launch new products on Dec. 14, the United States Mint unveiled images this week of the first dollar from its multi-year program of American Innovation $1 Coins.

Designed by Justin Kunz and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill, series dollar obverses (heads side) depict the Statue of Liberty in profile with inscriptions "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "$1" […]

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PCGS to Display Finest Proof Morgans Set At 2019 FUNThe finest proof Morgan dollars set will be displayed by The PCGS Set Registry® at the 2019 Florida United Numismatists convention for the first time anywhere in public.

Known as the "Mr. Perfection 13" collection, the award-winning, 27-coin Morgan dollar basic proof set is 100 percent complete and has a rating of 69.47, according to Cosetta Robbins, Professional Coin Grading Service Set Registry Manager […]

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PCGS Authenticates Unique 1868/6 Australia Overdate SovereignProfessional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has authenticated the first known 1868/6 overdate Australian sovereign.

The historic gold coin depicting a young Queen Victoria recently was submitted by a sharp-eyed professional numismatist on the Australian island state of Tasmania, and it now is certified PCGS AU58+ […]

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US Mint Sales: Block Island 3-Coin Set DebutsOne United States Mint product launched last week, a three-coin set of Block Island National Wildlife Refuge quarters, and it was the Mint’s best weekly seller.

Released Tuesday, Nov. 27, the collectible includes an uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints and a proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint […]

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