Coin & Numismatic News

Amazing Discoveries in S.S. Central America Purser's SafeHistoric silver and gold coins discovered in the purser’s lock box in 2014 from the fabled "Ship of Gold," the S.S. Central America that sank in 1857, are coming to market for collectors, according to the California Gold Marketing Group LLC (CGMG) of Brea, California.

"Two bags found in the purser’s box contained a combined total of $1,588.95 face value of U.S. coins from silver dimes to Half Eagle $5 gold coins, and ranged in dates from 1796 to 1857," revealed CGMG Managing Partner Dwight Manley […]


U.S. Mint Produces Over 1.5 Billion Coins for Circulation in January 2019U.S. Mint production surged in January with the agency’s facilities in Denver and Philadelphia striking more than 1.5 billion coins for circulation. Those coins included in cents, nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollars and dollars.

The production pace jumped 168.9% from December but slipped 5.9% from January 2018. Here’s how the month stacks up against others in the past year […]


Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Rise in January 2019Demand for Australian bullion products increased in January from December but fell from their levels of a year ago, according Perth Mint figures published February 4, 2019.

The monthly gains were supported by surging precious metals with LBMA prices in January scoring increases of 3.3% for gold and 3.9% for silver […]


NGC Certifies Rare Set of 1839 British Proof CoinsNumismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) has certified a rare complete 1839 Great Britain Proof Set. The incredible set includes 15 gold, silver and copper coins, representing each denomination and type issued in 1839.

Among these is an NGC PF 63+ Ultra Cameo example of the most famous of all British coins: the Una and the Lion Gold Five Sovereign […]

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Space-Themed 2019 Native American $1 Coin LaunchesToday, Feb. 13, the United States Mint released rolls and bags of the spaced-themed 2019 Native American $1 Coin.

Found on the dollar’s reverse is a one-year-only design honoring the contributions Native Americans have made to the U.S. Space Program […]


US Mint Sales: Lowell Quarters and 5 Oz. Coin DebutThe latest round of U.S. Mint sales figures offer early results for the new collector coins depicting Massachusetts’ Lowell National Historical Park.

Released last week on Monday, Feb. 4, the Lowell quarter is the first of five issues for 2019. Available products include rolls and bags of quarters from Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco with mint marks of ‘P’, ‘D’ and ‘S’ […]


Lowell Quarter Launch Ceremony HighlightsOn Wednesday, Feb. 6, quarters celebrating Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts were officially introduced to the public.

A crowd of more than 2,600 people, including about 1,700 schoolchildren, attended the launch ceremony hosted by officials from the National Park Service and United States Mint. Kids aged 18 and under received a free Lowell quarter to commemorate the event[…]


PNG Seeks 2019 Award NominationsThe Professional Numismatists Guild ( now is accepting nominations for its 2019 awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Barry Stuppler.

The Professional Numismatists Guild is a nonprofit trade association composed of the country’s top rare coin and paper money dealers who must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise […]


U.S. Mint Rocketship Product Glows In The DarkThe United States Mint released images, information and pricing for its upcoming product that is packaged in the shape of a rocket ship.

Designed to introduce children to the joys of coin collecting, the U.S. Mint’s "Rocketship" product features a 2019-D Uncirculated Kennedy half-dollar, a space-themed 2019-S Proof Native American Native $1 Coin, an area […]


2019-P Lowell 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin ReleasedComing on the heels of its related quarter release, the United States Mint today, Feb. 7, began accepting orders for the 2019-P Lowell National Historical Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.

Each is composed of 5 ounces of .999 fine silver and features a diameter of 3 inches. The design on the reverse (tails side) is emblematic of Lowell National Historical Park […]