Current and accurate modern coin mintage information.
While the official Year of the Mouse does not start until January of 2020, the Perth Mint is already kicking off their Lunar Series III with the first coins of the new cycle, featuring the clever, rat.
Even as the world has increasingly turned to paper and plastic, it is coins that represent real wealth. That is why they often play pivotal roles in movies. Here are just a few examples of cases in which coins played an important part in major films ranging from classic black and white films to recent Netflix releases.
The United States Mint has recently announced some news about upcoming programs including the 2019 Innovation Dollar designs and the final ATB quarter designs, as well as potential programs pending legislative approval. See what the United States Mint has in store for collectors.
Adolph Weinman's numismatic legacy cannot be understated. His designs were and continue to be some of the most recognizable and prized among collectors, such as the obverse of the beloved American Silver Eagle, and both faces of the recently debuted American Palladium Eagle series-which is getting its first reverse proof variety in September.
When it comes to modern U.S. coins, rarity as defined solely by a coin’s mintage usually matters less than the rarity of a particular coin relative to the other coins in its series.
Here are arguably the five top examples of modern U.S coins that are likely to remain in demand indefinitely and in most cases may remain the key date coins within their respective series.
One thing that modern collectors have that was unavailable to our forebears is the assurance of graded and slabbed coins in our collections. MCM has over 40 attractive, exclusive labels available to enhance the collections of our clients. Here are some highlights from our exclusive label assortment.
Phebe Hemphill is a prolific American medallic sculptor and designer who has been on the sculpting-engraving staff of the United States Mint since 2006.
A coin hoard is a mass of coins that typically was buried or hidden. The intent of the owner is to return to recover the hoard, perhaps after a battle or after pillagers have passed. From the perspective of collector's, these stashes of wealth are really buried treasure and they give insight to the times during which they were buried.
Numismatists define rarity in various ways. Some consider rare coins to be those with the lowest mintages, while others look at coins that have sold for the highest prices at auction.While there is no firm consensus about which coins are the rarest, here are five that clearly fall into that category.
The successful Apollo 11 Mission and the landing of the first men on the Moon was a distinctly American triumph. Although the bulk of the credit rightfully goes to the nation behind the mission, other countries also made extremely valuable – and often overlooked – contributions to it.