The collecting community got its first look at the 2018 Breast Cancer
Awareness commemorative gold $5 coin a few weeks ago, but it is not
until now that collectors get their first look at the two other coins
in the program.
Exploring the source of a valuable hoard from
the American Gold Rush era reveals almost endless
possibilities. Also in this issue, what is a ‘full
torch’ designation as it relates to coins?
The copper-nickel clad half dollar and silver dollar will join the
innovative “pink gold” half eagle when all three coins go on sale from
the U.S. Mint on March 15. Find out how much the two lower
denominations will cost here in Paul Gilkes’ news article from the March
19 issue of
Another commemorative coin program also made news during the first
days of March. Britain’s Royal Mint announced a 26-piece program of
circulating commemorative 10-penny coins. As Jeff Starck reports, the
26 coins range in theme from A to Z, literally,
and include such issues as Bond ... James Bond, Fish and Chips, and
Loch Ness Monster coins.
In future coverage, the American Numismatic Association is holding
its National Money Show in Irving, Texas, from March 8 to 10. Get a
preview of the show here.
We have hit “pause” on our Monday Morning Brief videos, but they
will return later this year in a new form.