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July 20, 1969 was a day that changed the world when Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped off their lunar module and onto the surface of the moon. Learn more about the Apollo Commemorative Coins and Medals that honor this historic event.
2018 was an exciting year for numismatists, especially for those who focus on modern coins. Mints around the world continued to expand their offerings of bullion and collector coins, which are now more diverse than at any time in history.
One innovation that caused widespread ripples and collector excitement in the hobby over the last few years has been the advent of the foil note. These offerings are a great way to own precious metals due to their unique characteristics, lower price point and strong collector interest in the various subjects depicted on the foils.
Stan Lee revolutionized the comic industry and helped shape popular culture by creating – usually in collaboration with Jack Kirby and other writers – memorable superheroes, including Spider-Man, the X-Men, and Iron Man among many others. Almost all of Lee’s superheroes have been memorialized with cool collector or bullion coins.
The Incuse Indian $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle and the larger $5 Incuse Indian Half Eagle are both popular series with collectors.The man behind the incuse design that appears on the gold Indian heads is the noted American sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt.
The world will celebrate the birthday of the world’s most famous cartoon character on November 18 as Mickey Mouse turns 90. Mickey Mouse’s vast popularity was a major driver of the success of the Walt Disney Company, one of the great success stories in American economic history.
On November 11, 1918 an agreement ending World War I was signed and went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. The U.S., Canada, and other countries pay tribute to the men and women who bravely fought in major military conflicts with a diverse range of commemorative coins.
The legacy of some of America’s best-known coins, including the Five Cent Indian Head (better known as the Buffalo Nickel) and the series that is based on it, the American Gold Buffalo, remain shrouded in mystery.
February 5, 2019 marks the Chinese New Year and also the start of the Year of the Pig. A variety of different Lunar-themed pieces have been issued by the world’s mints, including both bullion and commemorative coins in silver, gold, and other metals.
Fall is here. For most, tailgating, football, hockey, color tours, pumpkins, Halloween, and perhaps surprisingly, coin collecting all come to mind as the air becomes crisp and the leaves give us their brilliant annual show. Learn more about coins to consider as gifts or as seasonal additions to your collection to get you ready for this celebrated time of year at ModernCoinMart (MCM).