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Commemoratives on Block for Heritage Sale

In a sale set to close Jan. 15, Heritage Auctions offered classic silver and gold commemoratives in its U.S. Coins Monthly Online Auction. The following are some highlights of the auction. 1892 Columbian Half Dollar One of just 100 minted, … Continue reading

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McAuliffe Silver Dollar Bill Signed Into Law

Commemorative silver dollar coins paying tribute to American teacher and astronaut Christa McAuliffe will be a reality in 2021 thanks to the recent advancement of authorizing legislation. The bill, termed the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019, passed the … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses: Oct. 29, 2019

From the October 4 Numismatic News E-NewsLetter What subject would you like to see featured on a commemorative coin? Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers   I would like to see the Battle of Lake Erie. … Continue reading

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Louisiana Purchase Exposition Dollars

There certainly are no shortage of issues when it comes to Lewis and Clark and the Louisiana Purchase and that pattern goes right back to the early days of U.S. commemoratives.  The historic first gold commemoratives were the 1903 Louisiana … Continue reading

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Paul Laurence Dunbar Commemorative Coin Act Proposed

Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced Bill H.R. 4332 on Sept. 13 to the House of Representatives, which proposes that the Secretary of the Treasury mint commemorative coins in recognition of Paul Laurence Dunbar. In the finding of the Bill, it … Continue reading

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Commemorative and Collector Coins Remain Strong

The gap between buying and selling coins of intrinsic value continues to narrow as gold bullion firms up its new trading range at about $1,400 an ounce. The gap between the buy and sell on silver bullion coins remains wider, … Continue reading

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Commission of Fine Arts Makes Recommendations for Coin Designs

The Commission of Fine Arts met on April 18 for their monthly meeting.  Among the agenda items was the review of the 2020 Mayflower 400th Anniversary Coin Program, which includes designs for a 24-karat gold coin and silver medal.  In … Continue reading

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Designs Being Considered for Mayflower Commemorative

The United States Mint, in accordance with The Mayflower Commemorative Coin Act (Bills S.1715 and H.R.2980), will be producing a series of 24K gold coins and silver medals in 2020 to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage.  Carrying … Continue reading

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Smithsonian acquires BCA coin trio

On March 19, three coins from the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program were added to the Smithsonian’s National Philanthropy Collection, including the first ever pink-hued gold coin. In addition to the $5 gold coin by the U.S. Mint, the … Continue reading

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Bullion coins commemorate historic moon landing

The Perth Mint is offering investors the chance to acquire Australian gold and silver bullion coins celebrating the 50th anniversary of mankind’s first landing on the moon. What many may not know is that Australia played a fascinating role in … Continue reading

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