commemorative coins

Coin Legislation on Capital BuildingAs Mother’s Day 2011 approached, two familiar bills were revived and put before Congress to honor moms. For the last several years, lawmakers in the House of Representatives and the Senate have re-introduced bills that seek to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day with up to 400,000 silver dollar coins.

The bills, given the title Mother’s Day Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, would require the United States Mint to issue collector proof and uncirculated quality coins in 2014 that are "emblematic of the 100th anniversary of President Wilson’s proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day." […]

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Medal of Honor Commemorative CoinsThe United States Mint on Monday at 5:00 PM ET will discontinue the introductory prices for the 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins.

Each of the commemoratives will have their prices raised by $5, an amount and percent increase much more noticeable on the silver dollars than on the more expensive $5 gold pieces. However, sales in the past typically are not significantly hurt following a transition to […]

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UK Royal Wedding CoinsThe only official UK coin being struck to commemorate the wedding of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton has gone into production at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales.

Approved by the Royal Household and the Government, the coin features relaxed, modern portraits of the couple, an approach also evident in the informal use of their names and the date of the wedding circulating their portraits. The obverse bears a portrait of Prince William’s grandmother, The Queen […]

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Medal of Honor Commemorative CoinsThe United States Mint released the opening sales figures for the recently issued 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins which celebrate and recognize the Medal of Honor’s establishment in 1861.

Buyers handed out more money for the silver dollars than the $5 gold coins, as was the case with the first round of commemoratives issued this year which honor the founding and history of the […]

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Falkland Islands 2011 Royal Wedding CoinPobjoy Mint is excited to produce and release a commemorative coin on behalf of the Falkland Islands which is one of the first to celebrate the Royal Wedding.

On 16th November 2010, Clarence House made the announcement advising that Prince William, the eldest son of Prince Charles and second in line to the throne, had become engaged to his long-term girlfriend Miss Catherine Middleton […]

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US Mint Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin BrochureThe United States Mint today, February 25, 2011, released the 2011 Medal of Honor Gold and Silver Commemorative Coins.

They are available in collector proof and uncirculated qualities at introductory prices ranging from $49.95 to $449.95. The issues are the final series of commemorative coins to be released in 2011 […]

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Medal of Honor Commemorative CoinsFull-color images of the 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins have been published by the US Mint in preparation for the scheduled February 25, 2011, release.

The Mint has included images of both coins produced as part of the Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Program — the $5 Gold Coin and the Silver Dollar, with both the proof and uncirculated versions of each […]

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Pobjoy Mint BIOT Royal Engagement Coin

Pobjoy Mint is honoured to produce and release a commemorative coin from the Administration of the British Indian Ocean Territory celebrating the Royal Engagement.

It was on the 16th November 2010 following a great deal of public speculation that an announcement was made by Clarence House confirming that Prince William, oldest son of Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales had become engaged to his long time girl friend Miss Catherine Middleton […]

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Royal Engagement CoinsThe design of the commemorative Prince William and Kate Middleton Royal Engagement Coin was unveiled by the UK Royal Mint on December 22, 2010.

The Royal Engagement coin’s reverse or tails side design, by Matthew Buonocorsi, features profiles of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Inscriptions include "CELEBRATING THE ENGAGEMENT OF WILLIAM AND CATHERINE." […]

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John Lennon Commemorative CoinAnswering a demand placed upon it by the public, the UK Royal Mint has issued a commemorative coin dedicated to the celebrated musical figure of John Lennon.

The John Lennon Commemorative Coin was struck as part of the Royal Mint’s series known as the “Great Britons” which honors famous British citizens of the past. Noted names such as William Shakespeare, Sir Winston Churchill, Charles Darwin and Florence Nightingale have all been included as part of the series […]

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