The Commission of Fine Arts reached some different conclusions than the Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission in their review of coin and medal designs, but both panels also agreed on some choices.
Also this week, we verify another two-tailed quarter find and anticipate the first ever U.S. palladium bullion coin.
“This is what we’ve been asking for,” said sculptor Heidi Wastweet of Seattle as the panel backed a design filled with symbolism to commemorate the Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts.
Numismatists pretty much agree that a purported 1894-S Barber dime reported as a new discovery Sept. 17 in an article in the Rapid City Journal in South Dakota is actually a 21st century reproduction. The Journal replaced the find article at its website with an article explaining the controversy over whether the reported piece is genuine.
In total, 64 design proposals were submitted for review by panels appointed to make recommendations in the process of choosing the reverses of the five America the Beautiful quarter dollars to be struck and issued by the U.S. Mint in 2019. The CCAC reviewed designs on Sept. 19.
The obverse design recommended Sept. 19 by the CCAC for the gold medal features the letters of the inscription OSS both revealing and concealing the silhouettes of three figures.
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Overall the rare coin market feels healthy right now. Increased mainstream attention to gold is bringing people into local coin shops and shows, and investors uneasy about volatility in both stocks and precious metals could easily gravitate toward collectible assets like rare coins.
Presentation of the congressional gold medal recognizing the Filipino Veterans of World War II is set to take place Oct. 25 in Emancipation Hall at the Capitol Visitor Center. The value of the gold at current market prices is more than $29,000.