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Important though the tales of survivors of the Titanic and other shipwrecks are, they are missing one key ingredient: a physical connection to the event. That is what shipwreck coins provide. Almost no other coins can compare to the intimacy and immediacy of the connection to past events like shipwreck coins.
The U.S mint began releasing annual proof sets in 1936 that included one proof of each coin that was struck for circulation that year. The practice continues to this day with many collectors considering the annual proof set a ‘must get’ every year.
The Gold Maple Leaf series is turning 40 years old in 2019 and to celebrate, the Royal Canadian Mint is releasing the 2019 Canada Incuse 1 oz. Gold Maple Leaf Gem BU coins. Struck in .9999 fine gold, this exciting addition to the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf series has something entirely new: the first appearance of double incuse design devices on a gold bullion Maple release!
As Women’s History Month continues through the end of March, we wanted to take some time to connect with women who have contributed to the hobby of numismatics. We recently spoke with Charmy Harker, who entered the hobby by way of her aunt, who’s personal coin collection was passed down to her several years ago.
You probably know that the recently-issued 2019 Apollo 11 50th anniversary $1 silver commemorative coins, are the first U.S. Mint commemoratives struck from .999 fine silver. What you may not know however, is that this trend in “fineness” from the United States Mint is continuing for select releases!
Issued since 1909, the Lincoln Cent has been a mainstay of American currency. Now, the U.S Mint is issuing three new cents that bear the West Point Mint’s “W” mint mark, the first of their kind!
The U.S. Mint will release a clad half dollar, a silver dollar and a $5 gold coin to honor the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the American Legion. Proceeds from the series will help support the ongoing efforts of one of the most celebrated American Institutions ever created.
The Morgan Silver Dollar, the king of 19th century U.S. coins, has all but dominated the numismatic hobby and coin market within the United States since the 1960s. Learn various approaches to build your Morgan collection!
There are three different places where a discussion of presidents and U.S. coinage could start: with George Washington and Lady Liberty, with Thomas Jefferson and William McKinley, or with Abraham Lincoln. As we will see, a lot depends on what “circulating” means and what a “commemorative” is, and deciding what actually counts!
Learn the back story of this intriguing new issue in the popular Native American dollar coin series, and how key elements of the U.S. space program were made possible by the amazing work of a Native-American engineer named Mary Golda Ross who was part of a top secret-team.