Coin & Numismatic News

Canadian 2017 $20 Artic Tern Coin Uses Diamond GlitterArctic terns take flight in the newest release of the Royal Canadian Mint’s Glistening North Series with the 2017 $20 Arctic Tern Silver Coin. Each is produced from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver to proof quality, with a combined 7,500 allowed.

Adding to the desirability and uniqueness of the coin, its design features a selective application of fine diamond particles to recreate the light reflecting qualities of snow and ice in the sunlight […]


Boys Town Coin Images and Product Options UnveiledThe United States Mint published images, product options, and limits for upcoming coins and a companion set that commemorate the 100th anniversary of Boys Town.

Six coins will be released in all, plus a three-coin proof set. They launch on Mar. 9, 2017 at prices ranging from $20.95 to the mid […]


US Mint Sales: 2017 Quarters Silver Proof Set DebutsLast week, the United States Mint introduced a set of silver proof quarters commemorating national sites in Iowa, D.C., Missouri, New Jersey, and Indiana.

The silver set posted early sales of 43,538, registering the weakest start in the product line to date […]


NGC Releases Second Generation of Certified RollsNumismatic Guaranty Corporation has updated its certified rolls, the grading service announced. Its latest holder features a new design with enhanced security and label options.

Able to hold 20 American Silver Eagles or 20 Chinese Silver Pandas, the transparent rolls are […]

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2017 Kennedy Half-Dollars Released in Rolls and BagsHonoring the 35th President of the United States, rolls and bags of 2017 Kennedy Half-Dollars are now available from the U.S. Mint.

These coins are produced to circulation-quality at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints with pricing for a two-roll set of 40 coins at $32.95 and bags of 200 coins at $139.95 each […]


Penny Costs 1.5 Cents to Make in 2016The overall price of producing U.S. circulating coins fell for a fifth straight year even as the cost of making cents and nickels remained above their face values for an eleventh year in a row, the United States Mint disclosed in its recently published 2016 Annual Report.

The unit cost to produce, administer and distribute the 1-cent coin totaled 1.50 cents compared to 1.43 cents from a year earlier […]


NGC Certifies Unique 2005 Silver Maple Leaf ErrorNumismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) certified a unique and rare mint error, a Canadian 2005 $5 Silver Maple Leaf (SML) struck on a planchet intended for smaller silver dollars.

Produced annually by the Royal Canadian Mint with more than 150 million made since launching in 1988, the .9999 fine one-ounce bullion coins feature a weight of […]


PCGS Set Registry Now MobileThe PCGS Set Registry is now mobile, meaning users can update, review and share their coin collections from smartphones.

Developed in 2001, the registry was the hobby’s first online tool for organizing and analyzing collections. There are now more than 82,280 registered sets […]


2017 $3 Heart of Our Nation Coin Celebrates Canada's 150thCanada’s 150th anniversary is memorized on a unique collectible, the 2017 $3 Heart of Our Nation Silver Coin. Featuring inspiring national symbols, the piece is the last issue from the Royal Canadian Mint’s "2017 Canada 150 Most Affordable Pure Silver 2-Coin Subscription."

Each coin is composed from about one-quarter troy ounce of 99.99% pure silver and is priced at CAD $19.95, which is just over US $15 […]


PNG Accepting Education and Internship ApplicationsThe Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has mentored 17 prospective coin and bank note dealers since launching its internship project in 2014. The nonprofit organization is now accepting applications for its next round of openings, seeking candidates from young men and women, ages 21 to 32.

Entitled the Promoting Numismatic Growth Internship Program, the project offers educational courses and hands-on experience working at prominent, PNG member-dealer companies […]

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