A new 1-ounce .999 fine silver dollar from Fiji offers an artistic option for silver stackers and collectors alike: the 2017 coin from the Scottsdale Mint showcases the artwork of ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai with his most famous piece, The Great Wave off Kanagawa.
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.
The Saint-Gaudens gold double eagle series is not known to be plentiful in die varieties. Just two are known, with the 1909/8 Saint-Gaudens $20 double eagle being the most famous.
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.
The robust commemorative coin program in 2017 celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation continues from the Royal Canadian Mint. The latest entry is the annual Proof silver dollar, which features a bold, modern allegory of the nation of Canada, created by Canadian artist Rebecca Yanovskaya.
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Characters from Disney Pixar’s 2006 film Cars are featured on two colorful new coins from the New Zealand Mint. The Proof 2017 .999 fine silver $2 coins for Niue depict Lightning McQueen and Sally, two main protagonists in the anthropomorphic animation.
A pair of Proof 1964 Jefferson 5-cent coins beat the odds. Struck together, they stuck together and now are offered as a single lot in Heritage’s April 26 to May 2 auction. The coins form what error specialists call a mated pair.
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.
On the morning of July 11, 1792, U.S. Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson took a two-block stroll through the streets of Philadelphia, on him $75 worth of his own silver. It would turn out to be a historic stroll, especially in the eyes of coin collectors.
America’s Capitol building now appears on a coin from the British Virgin Islands. Unlike many modern noncirculating legal tender coins, the subject actually has a connection to the issuer; the designer of the Capitol, William Thornton, was born in the British Virgin Islands.
A Walmart employee in Florida was caught substituting movie prop money notes for a section of genuine $100 Federal Reserve notes in the middle of a $10,000 pack. A camera caught the crime, reportedly committed by an employee responsible for counting the store’s cash every day.