Coin & Numismatic News

U.S. Mint Considering Colorized CoinsAdding some color to U.S. commemoratives is under consideration, the United States Mint revealed during a Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday to review candidate designs for the 2020 Basketball HOF Coins.

The U.S. Mint has never added color to coins. The final Basketball coin designs would play a large part in driving an eventual decision […]

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2020 Basketball Commemorative Coin Design CandidatesThe United States Mint unveiled proposed designs for upcoming dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins.

As directed by Public Law No: 115-343, the U.S. Mint in 2020 will issue $5 gold coins, silver dollars and clad half dollars in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame […]

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Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Currency Set LaunchesThe Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) today at noon EDT began selling its Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Currency Set for $85.95.

The anniversary set contains an uncirculated $50 with a serial number beginning with "1969" and an engraved print of the iconic "Buzz Aldrin on the Moon" photograph […]

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CCAC to Review 2020 Basketball HOF Commemorative Coin DesignsThe Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting Wednesday, July 17, to review and discuss candidate designs for the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins.

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

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Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act Passes SenateCoins honoring Christa McAuliffe are a step closer to reality with the Senate’s passage Tuesday, July 9, of the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019.

If the bipartisan legislation becomes law, the United States Mint in 2021 will produce and sell up to 350,000 silver dollars featuring McAuliffe, the first teacher chosen to go into space. McAuliffe was among the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion on Jan. 28, 1986 […]

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US Mint Sales: 2019 Pride of Two Nations Set DebutsThe United States Mint published updated sales figures for the limited-edition 2019 Pride of Two Nations Two-Coin Set.

Released a week ago Tuesday, July 3, the set with its enhanced reverse proof 2019-W American Silver Eagle and modified proof 2019 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf realized first-day sales of 74,054. Its sales through Sunday, July 7, reached 95,308 for 95.3% of the U.S. Mint’s share of 100,000 sets […]

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PMG Offers Expert Reviews For Uncertified Notes On eBayPaper Money Guaranty® (PMG) and eBay have partnered to launch PMG Expert Review, a low-cost service that provides a preliminary review of notes by PMG experts. The service is available for banknotes on eBay that have not been certified by a third-party grading service.

PMG is the world’s largest third-party paper money grading and encapsulation service. It is an approved grading company of eBay, a leading online marketplace that connects buyers and sellers around the world […]

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Stack's Bowers To Offer Rare 1876-CC Twenty-Cent Piece At ANA August ShowFor a long time the 1876-CC twenty-cent piece has been recognized as one of the most famous and most desired of all American coins, and the offering of an example attracts great attention in the numismatic community.

Not only is it a great rarity with fewer than 20 pieces believed to exist, but it also possesses the added romance that accompanies coins from the historic and short-lived Carson City Mint […]

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Pride of Two Nations Coin Set Sales Reach 74,054 in First DayOrders of the first joint numismatic product from the United States and Canada are flowing quickly. Sales of the limited-edition 2019 Pride of Two Nations Two-Coin Set opened last week in Canada and on Wednesday, July 3, in the United States.

About 76.4% of the maximum 110,000 sets had been claimed by July 4. The U.S. Mint sold 74,054 in the first day of sales […]

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Highlights From Legend's 33rd Regency Sale in Las Vegas Record prices fell at Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ June 2019 Regency Auction as multiple advanced Registry Set collectors fought it out to add finest known issues to their top ranking sets on the PCGS Registry.

Besides the Finest Known coins, the action was as hot as the summer sun in the Las Vegas desert […]

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