You are browsing the archive for USA.

by admin

October 2017 Numismatic Legislation Review

November 1, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Legal, Legislation, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Politics, US Government, USA Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

It seems that when I write these posts about the monthly numismatic-related legislation reviews, I note how frustrating it is to follow the workings of Congress. Even though I work as a part-time political analyst and have some contacts I can leverage, even the insiders cannot explain why things happen. Let’s look at recent legislation. […] Full article at the source>

Source: Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Share Button

by admin

The Under-Appreciated Platinum Eagle Proofs

October 31, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Design, Education, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Platinum, Platinum Coins, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Over a week ago, the U.S. Mint announced that they will begin a three-year series of the American Platinum Eagles proof coins featuring designs inspired by the Declaration of Independence. After looking at the designs and the designs of past platinum proof coins, they may be one of the most under-appreciated series of coins produced […] Full article at the source>

Source: Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Share Button

by admin

America’s Native American dollar reaches for the stars in 2019

June 30, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Events, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint

By: Dennis Tucker Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

On June 21, 2017, a quorum of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee met at United States Mint headquarters on 9th Street in Washington, D.C. We had a full day of meetings that started at 8:00 a.m. and wrapped up at 4:45 p.m., with a break for lunch on premises.

Among our agenda items was reviewing and discussing designs for the upcoming 2019 and 2020 Native American dollars. This coinage series was launched in 2009 to memorialize American Indians and, in the words of its authorizing legislation, “the important contributions made by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans in the development…Full article at the source>

Source: Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

Share Button

by admin

How America’s wars created a day of remembrance and influenced our coinage

May 29, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Mint News Blog Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

Foreground: Reverse of a 1995 Proof silver dollar in honor of Civil War Battlefield preservation. (U.S. Mint photo) Background: In Arlington National Cemetery, soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place a small American flag in front of more than 230,000 grave markers, to honor every individual buried at Arlington National Cemetery, and at the foot of each columbarium to account for the more than 400,000 interred. (DoD photo by Marvin D. Lynchard)

Foreground: Reverse of a 1995 Proof silver dollar in honor of Civil War Battlefield preservation. (U.S. Mint photo) Background: In Arlington National Cemetery, soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place a small American flag in front of each of the more than 230,000 grave markers, to honor every individual buried at Arlington National Cemetery, and at the foot of each columbarium to account for the more than 400,000 interred. (DoD photo by Marvin D. Lynchard)


Today has been our national day to reflect on the sacrifices of American service members who have given their lives in battle… Full article at the source>

Source: Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

Share Button

by admin

STEM at the United States Mint

May 21, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Press Releases, Technology, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Brian Martin United States Mint Press Releases/Public Statements

STEM stands for “science, technology, engineering and math.” Many different careers use the problem-solving and innovation techniques taught in STEM, and these skills are in demand now more than ever. In fact, there were nearly 8.6 million STEM jobs in the… Full article at the source>

Find out more about how the Mint and its employees use STEM in this video.

By: USMINT

Originally published on Nov 7, 2016

This video with employees at West Point and Headquarters explores how the U.S. Mint uses science, technology, engineering and math to make coins.

 

Source: United States Mint Press Releases/Public Statements

Share Button

by admin

A brief history of silver certificates

February 16, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, U.S. Notes

By: Tegna Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

United States Silver Certificate

Forms of currency come and go throughout the histories of nations around the world, from the Franc to the Euro, and from simple gold pieces to the standard silver coin. The U.S. is a relatively young nation (240 years old) but its currencies have changed several times since its founding. One currency lost to antiquity is the Silver Certificate, which began circulation in 1878.

A Brief History of the Silver Certificate

The Silver Certificate was created in response to silver agitation (demonetized silver) by American citizens upset with the Fourth Coinage Act of 1873, which aimed to end bimetal currency by implementing… Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

Share Button

by admin

Be Wary of So-Called “Trump Coins,” Cautions Professional Numismatists Guild

January 28, 2017 in Collecting, Education, Investing, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases, PSA, Tokens, US Mint

CORRECTED: January 27, 2017
News media contact:
Robert Brueggeman, (917) 587-8300

Be Wary of So-Called “Trump Coins,”
Cautions Professional Numismatists Guild

 

(Temecula, California) – So-called “Trump coins” are being offered in the marketplace, and they may be delightful souvenirs, but in many cases should not be mistaken for “rare coins,” cautions the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org).  In some cases, the items being offered are not even actually coins despite how they’re advertised, according to the PNG.

“Buyers today may be bitterly disappointed tomorrow if they mistakenly thought these kinds of souvenir items would be great investments,” stated PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money experts in the United States and six other countries.

PNG President Dana Samuelson points out that the United States Mint has not issued any coins or medals depicting President Donald J. Trump.  

“The so-called Trump coins now in the marketplace are either privately issued tokens or medals and not legal tender coins; or are genuine U.S. Mint-produced coins that have been deliberately altered by private parties after they left the Mint; or are coins produced by foreign countries but usually intended only for collectors and not for circulation in those countries,” explained Samuelson.

Some of the “Trump coins” being sold to the public are touted as gold or silver plated, but PNG cautions that can be confusing or misleading to potential buyers.

“The plating may be simply a microscopically thin layer of silver or gold that’s worth only a dollar or two. These should not be considered as investments in precious metals.  These kinds of novelty items often have little or no secondary market value,” stated PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

PNG officials recommend that buyers and sellers contact members of their Accredited Precious Metals Dealers (APMD) program.  PNG-APMD members must adhere to a strict code of ethics in the buying and selling of coins and precious metals.

Information about APMD, its code of ethics and a directory of accredited dealers can be found at www.APMDdealers.org, or call the Professional Numismatists Guild at (917) 587-8300.

###

 

Share Button

by admin

U.S. Mint Plans Coin Forum to Share Perspectives on Numismatic Hobby

September 3, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Events, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Seminars, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

United States Of America Mint Logo

United States Of America Mint Logo

The U.S. Mint has announced that it will hold a Numismatic Coin Forum in Philadelphia on Thursday, October 13. The one-day conference aims to prepare for the Mint’s upcoming 225th anniversary by bringing together various members of “stakeholder” organizations to discuss the past, present, and future of numismatics.

A press release notes that U.S. Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson said of the upcoming forum, “It seems only appropriate that, while we as a bureau are celebrating our history, the Mint is also looking for ways to improve the way we engage our customers and invigorate our relevance into the future.”… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

Share Button

by admin

Designs for 2017’s America the Beautiful Quarters Finalized

September 2, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

36-Effigy-Mounds-IASMALL

The designs for next year’s America the Beautiful quarters have been made official. Earlier today, the U.S. Mint shared the line art for the reverses of its five upcoming 2017 quarters, which will respectively feature Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington, D.C., Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri, Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) in New Jersey, and George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Indiana. The five reverse designs are included below.

The first new quarter of 2017 will feature Effigy Mounds National Monument. Its reverse will include a view of Native… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

Share Button

by admin

Bureau of Engraving and Printing – Intaglio Print Program “Ideals in Allegory – Democracy”

November 20, 2015 in Art, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, US Federal Reserve, US Government

Bureau of Engraving and Printing – Intaglio Print Program “Ideals in Allegory – Democracy”

Contact:

Karen Smith (202) 874-2108

Washington, DC (First day of sale: December 1, 2015 – 8:00 A.M. Eastern Time)

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is pleased to introduce a new intaglio print, “Ideals in Allegory – Democracy,” which is dedicated to female allegorical figures that represent a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.  This print features an exquisite compilation of unique engraved vignettes focusing on the age-old art of intaglio printing.

Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew announced earlier this year that the next generation of currency will feature the theme of democracy and for the first time in more than a century, our paper currency will feature the portrait of a woman.  This is a historic moment – changes have only been made to the faces on our currency a few times since Federal Reserve notes were first put into circulation in 1914.

The “Ideals in Allegory – Democracy” print is $22.50.  Bulk pricing is available for this print.

This product can be purchased by phone at 1 (800) 456-3408; by fax 1 (888) 891-7585 [International fax (202) 874-1788]; in the Washington, DC and Fort Worth, TX Visitor Center Gift Shops; and through the BEP’s online store moneyfactorystore.gov

Share Button

by admin

2017 America the Beautiful Design Recommendations

October 8, 2015 in Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Dan Holmes News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

turtle

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) met in Washington, D.C. today to discuss design candidates for the 2017 America the Beautiful quarters.

The Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri inspired several strong designs, but the committee was uniformly enthusiastic about the “turtle” submission, described more than once as a “home run.” Both the sky and the white space surrounding the body of the turtle will look great with a mirror-like Proof finish, and the use of perspective — moving from underwater to the far tree-crowded horizon — will make for a compelling reverse. This image was the committee’s favorite Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

Share Button
Translate »