A House version of the Currency Optimization, Innovation and National Savings Act of 2017 seeks a Government Accountability Office study to investigate ways to lower the production costs of the Lincoln cent while maintaining the denomination’s viability.
No cultural custom may be associated with the Swiss people more than yodeling. The custom is the subject of Swissmint’s new 2017 .825 fine silver 20-Swiss-franc coin, released to honor the 30th Swiss Yodelling Festival.
A new Maldives 5-rufiyaa bank note was introduced by the Maldives Monetary Authority on May 10. It was originally announced as a coin.
Bonhams will offer an eclectic mix of coins and related items at its June 5 auction. Among the most intriguing lots are two bronze galvanos depicting Native Americans as sculptured by Edward Warren Sawyer.
This week, we also covered a paper money error that is similar to an error appearing on coins, along with some anticipated release dates from the U.S. Mint, including for the 2017 American Liberty silver medal.
A group of coins stolen during World War II is now being returned to Austria. The American Numismatic Society on May 26 repatriated 94 medieval coins that had been stolen from the Museum Carolino-Augusteum of Salzburg in 1945.
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Mintages released by the U.S. Mint for 2015 American Eagle silver bullion coins are correct, but some information officials disclosed, and that certifiers used to identify which facility produced a coin, is erroneous. U.S. Mint officials expect to provide additional information by June 30.
Just two genuine examples of the 1974 Lincoln cent struck in aluminum are publicly known, so it was only a matter of time before counterfeits would begin to surface. A U.S. collector, Jonathan Brecher, paid roughly $5, including shipping, to acquire in an April 30, 2017, eBay auction what was offered as (and appears at first glance to be) a 1974 Lincoln aluminum cent.
A “short snorter” bearing the autographs of nearly two dozen world leaders from the World War II era failed to meet its reserve in a recent auction.
While the Mint’s mintage figures reported for 2015 American Eagle silver bullion coins struck separately at the Philadelphia and West Point Mints are correct, details the Mint released regarding the tracking numbers on the 500-coin boxes of 20-coin tubes was incorrect.
Bonhams will offer an eclectic mix of coins and related items at its June 5 auction. Among multiple multi-coin groups offered in the auction that invite in-person inspection is a 65-coin U.S. large cent date set, with coins from 1793 to 1857, described as grading generally Fair to Very Fine. Also offered are two 1907 Saint-Gaudens, High Relief gold $20 double eagles, one...
June 29 is the official sales launch by the United States Mint for the Uncirculated 2017-W American Eagle silver dollar. The coin goes on sale at noon Eastern Time. The issue’s release price is $44.95 per coin. The issue has no product limit or household ordering limit. The price charged is the same that is being assessed for the 2016-W issue currently available.