Art pieces executed by sculptor Glenna Goodacre in her development for the obverse of the Sacagawea dollar will be offered at auction April 6 by Scottsdale Art Auction in Arizona. Goodacre has officially closed her studio. The 114-lot session includes preliminary sketches, bronze casts, and even one of the “burnished” 2000-P Sacagawea dollars from among the 5,000...
Of the four commemorative coin programs conducted by the U.S. Mint in 2015 and 2016, the only reported sellout was for the three-coin Special Silver set issued in conjunction with the 2015 March of Dimes program.
The United States Mint reported first-day sales March 23 of 226,173 of the Proof 2017-W American Eagle silver dollar. The sales tally includes coins from orders on the opening days of sales to the public as well as orders place by Mint customers through the Mint’s Enrollment program for annual products.
Osborne Coinage Co. in Cincinnati has released the first two 1-ounce and 5-ounce silver rounds in its planned 12-piece Angels and Demons Steampunk Coin Collection. The .999 fine silver rounds are produced in two finishes — Proof and Antique. The firm also refers to its Antique finish as Vintage. Osborne is producing each version in a limited mintage.
The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee recommended proposed designs March 21 for five silver medals to augment the 2018 World War I American Veterans Centennial silver dollar program. The combined 62 proposed obverse and reverse designs reflect images honoring American military personnel in the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Service, U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.
A gold medal won at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin by the captain of Germany’s rowing team, Gustav Schafer, is being offered at auction April 12 by RR Auction. Schafer took first place honors rowing in the single sculls competition. Germany dominated the rowing competition, winning a medal in each of the seven events, including five golds.
Spink USA’s 969-lot sale April 4 and 5 in New York City includes a number of 19th century U.S. Mint medals, including two executed by Assistant Mint Engraver Anthony C. Paquet plus a silver 1792 silver disme.
The 10-coin 2017-S Proof set will go on sale by the U.S. Mint at noon ET March 29. The price of each set is $26.95, with no household ordering limits. The annual set is the first since 2006 not to include a Presidential dollar. The 10-year Presidential $1 Coin Program ended in 2016
What may be the U.S. Mint’s final research and development report into composition alternatives for circulating U.S. coins remains snagged in transitional limbo between two presidential administrations. The third biennial report to Congress was due for submission for its review in mid-December, but the proposal remains anchored at the Treasury Department.
Mock-up renderings of the mandated designs for the 2017 American Eagle $25 palladium bullion coin were reviewed March 16 by the Commission of Fine Arts.