Coin & Numismatic News

U.S. Mint Product Highlights for 2019The United States Mint published this week its product schedule for 2019. There are the regular listings of quarters, half-dollars, dollars, American Eagle coins, and annual sets; and then there are unique products that you don’t see every year like the curved-shaped Apollo 11 commemoratives.

It appears that exact release dates will be published quarterly as products shown beyond March are simply listed with dates of "SPRING 2019," "SUMMER 2019," or "FALL 2019." There are also about two-dozen TBDs for product release dates that are yet to be determined […]

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2019 America the Beautiful Quarter Images and Release DatesThe United States Mint published images and release dates for the five 2019 quarters that recognize four national historical parks and one wilderness respectively located in Massachusetts, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Texas and Idaho.

They represent the 46th through 50th coins from the U.S. Mint’s program of America the Beautiful Quarters® […]


PCGS Thanks Don Willis For A Decade of ServiceProfessional Coin Grading Service ( has announced the resignation of Don Willis who served as PCGS President since 2008.

"We sincerely thank Don for his service during the past 10 years and appreciate his contributions to the company, the hobby and the profession," stated Joe Orlando, President and Chief Executive Officer of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT), parent company of PCGS […]


2018 Block Island 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin ReleasedDebuting two days after its associated quarter dollar, the United States Mint just released the 2018-P Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin.

The collectible is issued under the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins™ series with each piece composed of five ounces of .999 fine silver to a diameter of 3.00 inches […]

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NGC-Certified Newman Coins Top $60 MillionNumismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC), the third-party grading service that has certified all of Eric P. Newman’s coins, has announced that the total prices realized for NGC-certified Newman coins has topped $60 million. The milestone comes after the Newman Part XI sale by Heritage Auctions, Nov. 7-10, 2018.

The top coin in the sale was a 1792 Washington President Pattern Silver Half Dollar, graded NGC XF Details. One of only five examples known, it realized $204,000 […]


US Mint Sales: Flagship Sets Lead in Week Ending Nov. 11The United States Mint released Tuesday its first collector products in nearly four weeks. They’ll lead in next week’s sales report.

For now, and since mid-October, the U.S. Mint’s flagship annual sets and proof American Silver Eagles have amassed the most sales. The 2018 Proof Set, 2018 Silver Proof Set and 2018 Mint Set have led, followed by the ‘S’ and then the ‘W’ proof Silver Eagles […]


2018 Block Island quarters for Rhode Island ReleasedAppearing as the last new quarter dollar from the United States Mint in 2018 is the coin honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge of Rhode Island.

Block Island quarters launched today in 40-coin rolls and 100-coin bags with varied options available by production facility […]


RARCOA and Standard Numismatics Complete MergerRare Coin Company of America, Inc. (RARCOA, of Willowbrook, Illinois and Standard Numismatics LLC of Chicago have completed their previously announced merger.

In recognition of finalizing the arrangement, leaders of both firms, RARCOA Chief Executive Officer Wayde Milas and Standard Numismatics President Brett Charville, are each donating $50,000 to the Professional Numismatists Guild ( to help combat counterfeits […]


PMG To Attribute Pre-Star Replacement NotesPaper Money Guaranty® (PMG) will attribute "Pre-Star Replacement Notes" for Large Size National Bank Notes, Small Size National Bank Notes and Large Size Type Notes (such as Legal Tender, Silver and Gold Certificates and Federal Reserve Notes) starting Nov. 15, 2018.

Replacement notes are those that took the place of notes that were deemed unfit for circulation. Today, replacement notes for US Federal Reserve Notes are easy to identify thanks to a star (★) in their serial number […]


Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Quarter PhotosCoin events next week will celebrate Block Island National Wildlife Refuge. Located 12 miles off the southern coast of Rhode Island, the refuge was established in 1973 with the transfer of 28 acres from the U.S. Coast Guard, and has grown to its current size of 134 acres. The island is known around the world for its variety of migratory birds and its stunning barrier beaches.

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, the quarter depicting the refuge launches into circulation and the U.S. Mint begins selling them in rolls and bags. Then on Thursday, Nov. 15, the U.S. Mint and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will introduce the quarter in an official ceremony […]