Coin & Numismatic News

US Mint Product Highlights for 2018On Wednesday, Oct. 18, the United States Mint published its product schedule for 2018. There are the usual listings of annual sets, quarters, dollars and precious metals coins; and then there are unique products you don’t see every year.

The U.S. Mint offered some product insights during its second annual Numismatic Forum Oct. 17 at its headquarters in Washington, DC. In summary […]

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End of World War II Commemorative Coin Act IntroducedHouse legislation introduced Oct. 12 calls for 2020-dated commemorative coins to honor the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

The United States entered the war after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. It ended Sept. 2, 1945, after the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Imperial Japan […]

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Perth Mint Bullion Sales Rebound in SeptemberAustralian bullion demand rebounded in September, according to figures from The Perth Mint.

The Mint’s gold sales doubled the previous month and its silver sales bounced from their lowest level in a year […]

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225th Anniversary American Liberty Silver Medal Anniversary celebrations continue at the United States Mint with its newest release, the 2017 American Liberty Silver Four-Medal Set. The collectible is the Mint’s final product marking its 225th anniversary.

Available beginning today, Oct. 19, at noon ET, the set features four medals each with a unique finish and mint mark […]

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US Mint Sales: Core 2017 Sets Most SoughtCore annual sets were the strongest numismatic sellers last week, according to the latest batch of sales figures from the United States Mint. The 2017 Proof Set led them all, advancing by more than 13,000 to top the 400,000 milestone.

Two weeks ago marks the release date of the 2017 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set. Its official sellout […]

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NGC Grades Hercules Collection of Modern Chinese CoinsNumismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) authenticated and graded the Hercules Collection, one of the finest and most complete sets of modern Chinese coins ever assembled.

The Hercules Collection of more than 2,000 pieces includes a high-grade example of virtually every non-circulating modern coin issued by China since 1979 […]

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Obverse Apollo 11 Candidate Coin DesignsThe United States Mint has unveiled all the candidate designs for the Apollo 11 Commemorative Coins. In 2019, the U.S. Mint will release $5 gold coins, silver dollars, clad half-dollars, and 5-ounce $1 silver coins honoring the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing.

These coins will feature a curved shape — similar to the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Commemorative Coins […]

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2019 American Legion Commemorative Coins for 100th AnniversaryIn 2019, the United States Mint will produce and sell commemorative coins in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the American Legion.

The Legion (www.legion.org) was charted by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic organization for veterans. It quickly grew into one of the largest veteran’s service organization in the United States […]

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US Mint Strikes 1.3 Billion Coins for Circulation in SeptemberU.S. coin production in September ran the quickest since March but not as fast as a year earlier, manufacturing figures from the United States Mint show.

Over 1.3 billion in cents, nickels, dimes, and quarters were pressed for circulation last month, driving the year-to-date total to more than 11.3 billion coins […]

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Federal Reserve Orders 7.4 Billion Banknotes for 2018U.S. money production for 2018 is expected to exceed 7.4 billion banknotes valued at more than $233.3 billion, according to a Federal Reserve order submitted to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Most of the notes will be $1s, $20s and $100s, and no $2s were requested for a second year in a row […]

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