The U.S. Mint’s Timeless Traditions Holiday 2016 Catalog offers collectors the opportunity to acquire a wide selection of numismatic products, including some that will no longer be available after 2016, special sets from past years, and much more.
A reader having a hard time identifying a silver medal a little larger than a Walking Liberty half dollar, and purchased years ago, requested help from Coin World. Columnist and medallic art researcher David T. Alexander responds: the piece is likely a military bravery medal of the "Young Marshal" Chang Hsueh-liang, issued as warlord of Manchuria in succession to his...
The U.S. Mint sold nearly 9.2 million fewer American Eagle silver bullion coins in 2016 than it did during the 2015 record year when 47 million coins were sold. The near 19.8 percent drop in demand between 2015 and 2016 left the final sales totals for 2016 at 37,701,500 coins. 2016 total sales are the lowest since the 33,742,500 American Eagle silver coins recorded sold in...
With less than two weeks left in the current session of Congress, two pieces of legislation authorizing congressional gold medals were passed Nov. 30 and move on to President Obama for his signature. A bill seeking a third congressional gold medal was passed in the House and moved on to the Senate for consideration.
Those dignitaries and invited guests who ceremonially struck Proof 2017-P Lions Clubs International Century of Service silver dollars Nov. 9 at the Philadelphia Mint won't get the opportunity to purchase those coins until after Jan. 1. That's because the coins can't officially be released until the year struck on the coins.
From time to time, Coin World receives inquiries from readers and other collectors about the appearance in circulation of $1 Federal Reserve notes bearing a stamped message in red ink referencing WheresGeorge.com.
The approved reverse design for the 2017 Native American dollar was released Dec. 1 by the U.S. Mint. The design will appear on all versions and finishes of the Native American dollar issued in 2017, including Proof, Uncirculated, and circulation-quality versions.
The Uncirculated 2016-W American Eagle silver dollar only went on sale Dec. 1, each with its mandated 30TH ANNIVERSARY edge adornment. The late sale date, however, doesn’t guarantee the coin a low mintage. Coins still in U.S. Mint inventory by Dec. 31 will continue to be offered in calendar year 2017, while supplies last or until the product is pulled from sale.
The U.S. Mint will begin accepting orders Jan. 9 from the bureau's authorized purchasers for 2017 American Eagle gold and silver bullion coins and American Buffalo gold bullion coins. The Mint expects to begin accepting orders for 2017 American Eagle 1-ounce platinum bullion coins sometime in late January.
One of just 10 known numbered examples of the 1856 San Francisco Committee of Vigilance silver medal is among the 2,657 lots to be offered in the Western Americana Safari in Reno, Nev., Dec. 9 to 12, by Holabird Western Americana Collections LLC. The sale also includes nugget tokens, gold nuggets, stock certificates and other mining memorabilia.