Coin & Numismatic News

Design Competition for U.S. Basketball Commemorative CoinsArtists from around the nation are being sought by the United States Mint to create a design for dome-shaped coins celebrating the sport of basketball. The winning artist will receive $5,000 and their initials will appear on each coin.

Authorized under Public Law 115-343, the 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins will minted in denominations of $5, $1, and 50c with corresponding compositions of gold, silver and regular clad like those in circulation […]


BEP Releases Cherry Blossom Engraved PintEarlier this week, on Wednesday, March 20, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) started selling its Cherry Blossom Engraved Print.

The print’s release coincided with the opening day of the National Cherry Blossom Festival — an annual spring celebration in Washington, DC, commemorating the March 1912 gift of 3,000 Japanese cherry trees from the Mayor of Tokyo to the city […]


US Mint Sales: American Legion Coins DebutThe U.S. Mint released updated sales figures for its collection of American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins.

Released last Thursday at prices ranging from $25.95 to $418.75, the seven commemorative products realized first-day sales of 39,671 coins for $3,629,464.25. Orders through the weekend climbed by another […]


Stack's Bowers Spring 2019 Whitman Auction of U.S. Coins Tops $10.3 MillionThe Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo gathered collectors from all over the country to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for the first of three exciting Expo auctions in 2019.

This event met with resounding success, with over $10.3 million in United States coins sold out of $21,035,520 in overall prices realized […]

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American Legion Commemorative Coin Sales Reach 39,671 in First DayFirst-day sales of American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins totaled to 39,671 pieces, according to United States Mint spokesman Michael White.

Released Thursday, product options include proof and uncirculated editions of $5 gold coins, silver dollars, and clad half-dollars as well as a three-coin set with each denomination in proof […]


PMG Certifies Rare British Commonwealth Banknotes From Ibrahim Salem CollectionPaper Money Guaranty® (PMG) certified over 250 selections from part one of the Ibrahim Salem Collection of British Commonwealth Banknotes. The amazing group includes numerous rare and important issues from current and former territories of the United Kingdom.

PMG certified the notes at its first London on-site grading event, which was held in January 2019 at the office of NGC International UK Limited (NGC UK), the London-based affiliate of PMG […]


2019 Australian Bullion Coins Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Moon LandingThe Perth Mint of Australia announced March 13 the launch of gold and silver bullion coins celebrating the 50th anniversary of mankind’s first landing on the Moon.

Struck in 1oz of 99.99% fine gold and silver, the pair of coins share designs that are emblematic of the historic event […]


US Mint Sales: 2019 Proof American Gold Eagles Debut Early United States Mint sales stats have been reported for the five products featuring the different sized 2019-W Proof American Gold Eagles.

Released last Thursday at prices ranging from $182.50 to $3,015, collectors ordered a combined 17,497 coins in four days. The start is quicker than last year’s coins […]

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American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins ReleasedSeven new products launched today as part of the United States Mint’s 2019 American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program.

Options include $5 gold coins, silver dollars and clad half-dollars in proof and uncirculated collector finishes and a three-coin proof set holding one of each denomination […]


NGC Authenticates New 1795 Half Cent VarietyNumismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) has identified a new variety of 1795 Half Cent. It is the first example of this obverse and reverse pairing known with a lettered edge; all other examples have a plain edge.

The worn and corroded 1795 Half Cent was recently submitted to NGC for certification and attribution under NGC’s VarietyPlus® service […]