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After Jon Mercanti retired as Chief Engraver of the United States Mint in 2010, the position remained unfilled until February 4th, 2019, when U.S Mint Director, David Ryder, announced that Sculptor-Engraver Joe Menna, was named the thirteenth Chief Engraver of the Mint.
Today, the Silver Eagle and the related American Eagle coin series enjoy a reputation as leading issues in the precious metals space. These coins are popular with numismatic collectors and stackers all over the world. They are one of the most trusted and coveted government backed precious metals issues in numismatic realm.
Anyone who buys silver coins naturally wants to be sure that the coins they purchase are real. There are various methods a discerning collector can use to help arm themselves against some of the more commonly seen counterfeit coins on the market.
The Perth Mint’s landmark Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle series boasts the first ever collaboration between a former United States Mint Chief Engraver and a foreign mint. The series features one of Australia's most iconic birds of prey, the Wedge Tailed Eagle. Learn more about the series, its history, and the Australian Eagle it celebrates.
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.