Aug 9, 2022 | Announcements, U.S. Mint
WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) will begin shipping the fourth coin in the American Women Quarters (AWQ) Program on August 15. These circulating quarters honoring Nina Otero-Warren are manufactured at the Mint facilities in Philadelphia and Denver. Coins featuring remaining AWQ honorees will begin shipping later this year and through 2025.
“The fourth coin in our American Women Quarters Program honors Nina Otero-Warren, a courageous advocate for women, children, and Hispanic and Native American communities,” said Mint Director Ventris C. Gibson. “This quarter is designed to reflect the breadth and depth of accomplishments by Nina Otero-Warren who overcame challenges and obstacles she faced during her lifetime.”
As a leader in the suffrage movement, Otero-Warren emphasized the necessity of using the Spanish language to reach Hispanic women. She was also the first female superintendent of Santa Fe, New Mexico public schools. Her remarkable accomplishments include convincing predominantly male power brokers to support changes in favor of New Mexican women; advocating for passage of the 19th Amendment; and advocating for children by raising standards for New Mexico public schools.
The reverse (tails) design of the Nina Otero-Warren quarter depicts her on the left, flanked by three individual Yucca flowers—New Mexico’s state flower. The inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “QUARTER DOLLAR,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “NINA OTERO-WARREN,” and “VOTO PARA LA MUJER,” the Spanish counterpart for the suffragist slogan “Votes for Women.” It was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Chris Costello and sculpted by United States Mint Medallic Artist Craig A. Campbell.
The obverse (heads) depicts a portrait of George Washington originally composed and sculpted by Laura Gardin Fraser to mark George Washington’s 200th birthday. Though her work was a recommended design for the 1932 quarter, then-Treasury Secretary Mellon ultimately selected the familiar John Flanagan design. Of Fraser, Director Gibson said, “I am proud that the new obverse design of George Washington is by one of the most prolific female sculptors of the early 20th century. Laura Gardin Fraser’s work is lauded in both numismatic and artistic circles. Ninety years after she intended for it to do so, her obverse design has fittingly taken its place on the quarter.”
Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “2022.” The obverse design is common to all quarters issued in the series.
Authorized by Public Law 116-330, the American Women Quarters Program features coins with reverse (tails) designs emblematic of the accomplishments and contributions of American women. Begun in 2022 and continuing through 2025, the Mint is issuing five quarters in each of these years. The ethnically, racially, and geographically diverse group of individuals honored through this program reflects a wide range of accomplishments and fields, including suffrage, civil rights, abolition, government, humanities, science, space, and the arts. The fifth and final honoree in 2022 is Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American film star in Hollywood, who achieved international success despite racism and discrimination.
“This quarter dollar design composes a portrait of Nina Otero-Warren, a powerful inscription, and a cluster of Yucca blossoms, the State flower of New Mexico,” said AIP Designer Chris Costello. “It recognizes Otero-Warren’s influence as a New Mexico politician, educator, and women’s suffragist in support of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The inscription “VOTO PARA LA MUJER” (Votes for Women) is a nod to Warren’s belief that the use of Spanish was critical in the New Mexico suffrage movement. The Art Deco typography reflects America’s progressive mood during the early 20th century. The portrait conveys Otero-Warren’s quiet confidence, patience, and determination while advancing her human rights agenda as a Spanish American woman in spite of the prevailing barriers confronting women in America. The design immortalizes a very courageous woman and is meant to inspire and inform all Americans of her impact on the Nation.”
Please consult with your local banks regarding availability of AWQ Program quarters honoring Nina Otero-Warren in late August and early September.
We invite you to learn more and enroll in the American Women Quarters Program today. Limited quantities will be produced, so sign up to ensure you receive a complete collection of American Women Quarters Program numismatic products.
Aug 2, 2022 | Announcements, U.S. Mint
WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) will accept orders for the 2022 American Eagle Silver Proof Coins from its San Francisco facility beginning on August 9 at noon EDT. Production is limited to 200,000, with orders limited to three coins per household for the first 24 hours of sale, subject to availability.
Due to overwhelming demand, the full production inventory for the 2022 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof (S) Coin (22EM) was previously accounted for through enrollments. However, as a result of cancellations, inventory may become available on the scheduled launch date of August 9, 2022.
Customers may still have an opportunity to purchase the products, subject to availability, after enrollment orders are reconciled. All inventory resulting from cancellations, invalid and/or fraudulent orders will be made available to the general public via “Remind Me” messages.
The American Eagle Silver Proof Coins are collector versions of the official United States Mint American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins. Minted since 1986, these coins were updated in 2021 with a refreshed obverse (heads) and a completely redesigned reverse (tails) to mark the 35th anniversary of the American Eagle Coin Program.
Like its West Point–minted counterpart, the San Francisco-minted coin’s obverse (heads) features a refreshed depiction of Adolph A. Weinman’s full-length figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the flag, with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left. The Mint has employed technological advancements that resulted in a design that is now a closer reflection of Weinman’s original vision and includes the addition of his traditional artist mark. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “2022.”
The reverse depicts an eagle as it prepares to land, carrying an oak branch, as if to add it to a nest. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “1 OZ. FINE SILVER,” and “ONE DOLLAR.” United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Designer Emily Damstra created the design that retired United States Mint Medallic Artist Michael Gaudioso sculpted.
In addition to the redesigned reverse and enhanced design details on the obverse, the American Eagle Silver Coins are minted in high detail using new technology and include a reed pattern variation. The Mint benchmarked its efforts against anti-counterfeiting programs implemented by major mints around the world. These features will make the coins more difficult to counterfeit.
The 2022 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof (S) is priced at $73. To set up a “Remind Me” alert, visit https://catalog.usmint.gov/american-eagle-2022-one-ounce-silver-proof-coin-22EM.html (product code 22EM). This product is included in the Mint’s Numismatic Bulk Purchase Program, as well as the Authorized Bulk Purchase Program.
Additional coins in the American Eagle Coin Program are available at: https://catalog.usmint.gov/coins/coin-programs/american-eagle-coins/.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of August 9, 2022, at noon EDT.
The 2022 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof (S) is also available at the Mint’s sales centers at the Philadelphia Mint, 151 N. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (on 5th Street between Arch Street and Race Street); at the Denver Mint, 320 West Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80204 (on Cherokee Street, between West Colfax Avenue and West 14th Avenue); and from the U.S. Mint Headquarters Coin Store in Washington, D.C., 801 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20220. Please visit the Denver or Philadelphia websites because sales centers will be closed when the COVID-19 community level is HIGH to ensure the health and safety of our employees and the public.
Aug 1, 2022 | Announcements, Royal Mint
The Royal Mint, inspired by Disney, has launched the latest coin in the much-loved Winnie the Pooh and Friends coin collection, featuring Kanga and Roo on an official UK 50p coin.
Royal Mint Designer Daniel Thorne will the Kanga and Roo 50p coin
Two of Winnie the Pooh’s closest friends in the Hundred Acre Wood, the mother and son duo feature on a 50p to mark the penultimate release in the treasured nine-coin collection. Also featuring Winnie the Pooh, Owl, Tigger, Christopher Robin, Piglet and Eeyore, the 50p series is inspired by the original illustrations of E. H. Shepard from A. A. Milne’s stories published in 1926.
The Royal Mint designer Daniel Thorne combines craftsmanship and innovation to bring the timeless characters to life in miniature on gold, silver and brilliant uncirculated coins. With state-of-the-art colour printing technology, the classic watercolour effect of the original text is recreated with special-edition colour versions of the silver and BU coins. Adding an original twist, Thorne’s signature bee motif continues to feature alongside the classic design across the entire Winnie the Pooh and Friends range.
Kanga and Roo 2022 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated obverse – UK22KWBU
Kanga and Roo 2022 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated reverse – UK22KWBU
Kanga and Roo 2022 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated coloured reverse – UK22KWBT
The latest Kanga and Roo design is available individually and as part of the Winnie the Pooh and Friends collection from today at The Royal Mint website. The childhood character range continues to attract new and existing collectors – A 2021 study, conducted by One Poll for The Royal Mint, found that 74% of 18- to 24-year-old and 51% of 35–45-year-old collectors were inspired to start a collection with childhood character coins.
Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collector Services at The Royal Mint, said:
“The Winnie the Pooh and Friends 50p collection, inspired by Disney, is a popular choice for collectors, with the loveable bear and his woodland friends evoking such wonderful memories for people of all ages. In the penultimate release of the much-loved nine-coin collection, we celebrate the nurturing Kanga and playful Roo on a range of base and precious metals and special colour-edition 50p coins.
“The design is inspired by the original illustrations of E.H Shepard where the Winnie the Pooh stories first began and brought to life in miniature using craftsmanship and innovation at The Royal Mint. The mother and son duo are sure to be an exciting addition to gang as we continue to celebrate the Hundred Acre Wood characters for collectors and Winnie the Pooh fans.”
Speaking of the design, The Royal Mint’s designer Dan Thorne said: “Using inspiration from the original decorations of E.H. Shepard has been a fantastic experience but one that has also tested me as a designer. With each design, so much care and attention has been given to remastering the iconic decorations for the canvas of a coin while staying true to the texts people know and love.
“I also wanted to add something extra special for collectors, with the bee motif. Inspired by the original decorations the buzzy bee from the storybooks features on each of the nine coins in the collection. I hope collectors can appreciate the beauty in each design in the range and enjoy the special colour editions.”
Jul 28, 2022 | Announcements, Royal Mint
The Royal Mint, original maker of UK coins, has today launched a collectable coin and historic coin set to celebrate Alexander Graham Bell in the centenary year of his passing.
The £2 collectable coin honouring the life and work of one of Britain’s most renowned inventors, Alexander Graham Bell, features as part of The Royal Mint’s, Innovation in Science coin series – a series which recognises British scientists and inventors have been responsible for some of the greatest discoveries in history.
Alexander Graham Bell 2022 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin Obverse
Alexander Graham Bell 2022 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin Reverse
Alexander Graham Bell 2022 UK £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin Obverse
Alexander Graham Bell 2022 UK £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin Reverse
Featuring a reverse design by the talented artist Henry Gray, the coin depicts the dial of a push-button phone along with the words ‘PIONEER OF THE TELEPHONE’ cleverly inscribed on the buttons – a tribute to honour the life of Alexander Graham Bell.
On 10 March 1876, Alexander Graham Bell completely revolutionised the world of communication when he achieved the world’s first successful telephone transmission. Changing the way in which we communicate forever, his innovation of the telephone is arguably one of the most important breakthroughs in modern history.
Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collector Services at The Royal Mint said, “The Royal Mint’s Innovation in Science coin series is a wonderful tribute to British scientists and inventors that have made ground-breaking discoveries in science or brought to life revolutionary inventions. We are delighted to feature Alexander Graham Bell as part of this series, marking the centenary year of his passing. Alexander Graham Bell revolutionised the world of communication. We hope collectors will treasure this wonderful coin celebrating one of Britain’s most renowned inventors.”
In addition to the £2 collectable coin, experts at The Royal Mint have curated a historic set of coins relating to Alexander Bell’s life that were struck more than a hundred years ago. The set compromises of three coins and includes a US $5 coin from the 1870s in honour of Bell’s breakthrough in Boston in 1878, a classic Canadian Sovereign, which commemorates Alexander Bell’s settlement in Canada from 1870 and a 1847 London Sovereign to mark the year of Bell’s birth.
Alexander Graham Bell 3 coin set – case right
1911 GV Cananda sovereign obverse
1911 GV Cananda sovereign reverse
Alexander Graham Bell 3 coin set – 1880 United States of America $5 obverse
Alexander Graham Bell 3 coin set – 1880 United States of America $5 reverse
Both the collectable £2 coin and historic coin set are available from The Royal Mint website www.royalmint.com/alexander-graham-bell
Previous scientists honoured in the Innovation in Science range include Stephen Hawking, Rosalind Franklin and most recently, Alan Turing. More information about the full range is on The Royal Mint’s website The Innovation in Science Series | The Royal Mint.
Jul 25, 2022 | Announcements, Royal Mint
The Royal Mint has today revealed George I, the first Hanoverian King, as the third coin as part of the highly popular British Monarchs coin collection.
The British Monarchs range will feature 21 coins over five years and will span four Royal Houses – Tudor; Stuart; Hanover; Saxe-Coburg, Gotha, and Windsor – remastering iconic designs in high definition for the first time thanks to the latest technology and minting techniques. The reverse of the latest coin features a coinage portrait of George I, while the obverse features Jody Clark’s definitive portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
The eighteenth-century monarch appears on this new coin in the same classic design that would have featured on the coins of the Hanoverian era. Whilst the design first appeared on British coinage more than 300 years ago, this coinage portrait has been faithfully recreated as close to the original as possible using state-of-the-art technology.
Unlike the previous coins of the Tudor and Stuart era, the Hanoverian period saw an advancement of the minting process into mechanisation. Coinage at this time was vastly superior in quality to the hammered coins that came before, with improved lettering and portraiture showing a genuine likeness to the monarch and these characteristics have been faithfully recreated in the new George I portrait design.
British Monarchs George I 2022 UK 1oz Gold Proof Coin obverse
British Monarchs George I 2022 UK 1oz Gold Proof Coin reverse
British Monarchs George I 2022 UK 1oz Silver Proof Coin obverse
British Monarchs George I 2022 UK 1oz Silver Proof Coin reverse
Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collector Services at The Royal Mint said: “There is strong appeal for collectors with this coin series. Coins from the Hanoverian period are coveted by collectors for their iconic design and the effigies have been faithfully recreated in fine detail using state-of-the-art technology and numismatic processes. People love to collect the designs of previous eras, and the British Monarchs series allows collectors the opportunity to add a coin with every monarch to their collection.”
The Hanoverians came to power in difficult circumstances that looked set to undermine the stability of British society. For all that, the Hanoverian period was remarkably stable, not least because of the longevity of its monarchs. From 1714 through to 1901, there were only six monarchs, one of whom, George III, remains the longest reigning king in British History. Queen Victoria then surpassed her grandfather in both age and length of reign.
The first coin in the collection launched in January and featured Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty, followed by remastered coins of James I from the House of Stuart released in March.
In addition to these individual coins, The Royal Mint will also be releasing a limited number of sets with historic coins from the reign of George I. These limited-edition sets will feature a British Monarchs coin alongside a genuine historical coin from the era featuring the monarch’s portrait.
The British Monarchs George I collection will go on sale from 12.00pm on Monday 25th July. For more information about the George I 2022 coins please visit The Royal Mint website.
Jul 25, 2022 | Announcements, Auctions
Current # 2 PCGS Registry Set is a magnificent date run of GEM PCGS/CAC coins with an average grade of 65.478.
(Lincroft, NJ—July 21, 2022)—Legend Rare Coin Auctions is honored to present in Regency Auction 54 the astonishing Perfection Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars. A collection decades in the making, starting in the 1980s, Mr. Perfection, as he is known in the hobby, caught the Bust Half Fever, and over the course of these nearly 40 years, has owned many great examples, from AU to MS67. The 33-coin PCGS Date Set Registry Set begins with 1807 and ends with 1839-O. The coins in this set, which ranks as the current #2 set on the PCGS Registry, and #3 all time, as well as being the #2 CAC Registry Set.
“I have known Mr. Perfection for decades, and he has been an active and astute buyer from both Legend Numismatics and Legend Rare Coin Auctions,” said Laura Sperber, founder of both Legend firms. “As his chosen online ‘handle’ suggests, every coin had to be nothing less than perfection! We congratulate him in the historic offering we will be presenting.”
“I have had the majority of this set for many years,” said Mr. Perfection. I was missing one coin, the 1807 and could not find one I liked. Following Laura Sperber’s advice, ‘do not buy a coin just to fill a hole, be patient,’ I waited. Finally, I bought the coin in the collection from the Eugene Gardner Collection, previously having been part of the Col. Green and Eric P. Newman Collections.”
“The coins are all amazing!” declared Greg Cohen, senior numismatist for Legend Rare Coin Auctions. Having handled many of the greatest Bust half dollars offered in the last 5 years (LRCA sold the Konstantine Collection, the Chicago Collection, and the Dale Friend Estate), that is a powerful statement. All but one coin is CAC approved; several trace back to the famed Eliasberg Collection; there are a number of coins housed in old green tag holders, and these coins are fresh to the market. Each coin is a highlight!”
The Perfection Collection consists of the following dates and grades:
- 1807 O-113 Small Stars Capped Bust MS63 PCGS Ex Green/Newman
- 1808 MS66 PCGS CAC
- 1809 50C Overton 107 III Edge MS64+ PCGS CAC
- 1810 MS64 PCGS CAC
- 1811 Small 8 MS66+ PCGS CAC
- 1812 MS66+ PCGS CAC
- 1813 MS65+ PCGS CAC
- 1814 Overton 103 MS66+ PCGS CAC
- 1815/2 MS64+ PCGS CAC Ex Eliasberg
- 1817 MS66 PCGS CAC
- 1818 50C Overton 111 MS66 PCGS CAC
- 1819/8 Small 9 MS65 PCGS CAC
- 1820 Square 2, Large Date, No Knob MS65+ PCGS CAC
- 1821 MS66 PCGS CAC OGH
- 1822 MS66 PCGS CAC OGH Ex Eliasberg
- 1823 MS65+ PCGS CAC Ex Friend
- 1824 MS66+ PCGS CAC
- 1825 MS65+ PCGS CAC
- 1826 MS67 PCGS CAC Ex Eliasberg
- 1827 Square 2 MS65+ PCGS CAC
- 1828 “Sq 2, Lg 8” MS65+ PCGS CAC
- 1829 MS66+ PCGS CAC
- 1830 Small 0 MS67 PCGS CAC OGH
- 1831 MS65+ PCGS CAC
- 1832 MS64+ PCGS CAC
- 1833 Overton 108 MS66+ PCGS CAC
- 1834 Lg Date Lg Letters MS65+ PCGS CAC
- 1835 MS64+ PCGS CAC
- 1836 50C Overton 113a Lettered Edge MS65+ PCGS CAC
- 1836 Reed Edge MS64+ PCGS CAC
- 1837 MS65+ PCGS CAC
- 1838 MS65+ PCGS CAC
- 1839 Capped, Large Letters. MS65+ PCGS CAC
- 1839-O MS65+ PCGS CAC
Legend’s expert numismatists are in the process of cataloging and photographing this world class cabinet of Capped Bust half dollars. The collection will be presented in the firm’s boutique-style, hardbound catalog, each coin expertly described and imaged. Legend will have highlights of this collection on display at the upcoming American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, IL, August 16-20 at table 906.
There is still a few days left consign alongside the Perfection Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars. To consign to Legend Rare Coin Auctions, or for more information, contact the firm at 732-935-1168, or email email@example.com.
Jul 18, 2022 | Announcements, Shows & Conventions
Brian Hendelson Collection features unique 1910 Experimental Finish and 1921 Satin Finish Saints, documents signed by Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln
Described by researchers as “one of the most important recent discoveries in 20th century American numismatics,” the unique Experimental Finish 1910 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle will be displayed alongside one of the two known Satin Finish Proof 1921 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles at the 2022 Chicago World’s Fair of Money®. It is the first time these multi-million-dollar coins will be publicly exhibited together.
The unique Experimental Finish 1910 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle will be displayed by Brian Hendelson of Classic Coin Company at the 2022 Chicago World’s Fair of Money®. (Photo courtesy of Professional Coin Grading Service.)
One of the two known Satin Finish Proof 1921 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles will be displayed at the 2022 Chicago World’s Fair of Money® by Brian Hendelson of Classic Coin Company. (Photo courtesy of Professional Coin Grading Service.)
The coins are being loaned to the American Numismatic Association by Brian Hendelson, president of Classic Coin Company of Bridgewater, New Jersey (www.ClassicCoinCompany.com) for the unprecedented exhibit in the convention’s Museum Showcase area (booth #1927). The 2022 World’s Fair of Money will be held August 16-20 in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois.
Hendelson is also loaning his personal collection of 11 presidential appointment documents involving the United States Mint dating from 1792 to 1872. This also will be their first public display together. Each historic document was hand signed by the president making the appointment: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Franklin Pierce, Abraham Lincoln, or Ulysses S. Grant.
“I love American history, and I’m delighted to let the public see these important United States coins and documents. I don’t know if these will ever be exhibited together again, so this may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view this unique collection in person,” said Hendelson.
Ten of the historic presidential appointment documents will be displayed in the Museum Showcase. An 11th document, President Washington’s 1795 appointment of Elias Boudinot as the third Mint Director, will be exhibited at the Classic Coin Company booth (#1222) along with high-quality examples of first-year of issue coins struck during Boudinot’s tenure at the Mint from 1795 to1805.
The lettered-edge 1910 Double Eagle, designed by acclaimed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, is graded PCGS SP66+ CAC. It is the only known example of this type of Experimental Finish with surfaces that are lighter and more reflective than Satin Finish proofs, and brighter than Matte Proofs of that era.
Signed by George Washington as President and Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State, this 1792 document appointed David Rittenhouse as the first Director of the United States Mint. (Photo courtesy of Brian Hendelson.)
The 1921 Satin Finish Double Eagle is graded PCGS SP64+ and was discovered in 2006, a half dozen years after the first known example was discovered. No others have been reported. The Satin Finish was used on 1909 and 1910 Double Eagle proofs; however, experimental pieces with Satin Finishes from different years are now known, including the two from 1921.
The Brian Hendelson Collection of Presidential Appointment Documents in the Museum Showcase exhibit are:
- President George Washington’s 1792 appointment of David Rittenhouse as first Mint Director. The document also is signed by Jefferson who was Secretary of State at the time;
- President Washington’s 1795 appointment of Joseph Richardson as Mint Assayer;
- President Thomas Jefferson’s 1806 appointment of Robert Patterson as the fourth Mint Director. It is also signed by James Madison who was Secretary of State at the time;
- President James Monroe’s 1825 appointment of Samuel Moore as Director of the Philadelphia Mint;
- President Andrew Jackson’s 1832 appointment of John Richardson as Mint Assayer;
- President Martin Van Buren’s 1837 appointment of John R. Bolton as Director of the Charlotte Mint;
- President Franklin Pierce’s 1853 appointment of John Newson as San Francisco Mint Melter and Refiner;
- President Abraham Lincoln’s 1861 appointment of David Cheweseman as San Francisco Mint Treasurer;
- President Ulysses S. Grant’s 1869 appointment of Oscar D. Munson as San Francisco Mint Assayer; and
- President Grant’s 1872 appointment of Chauncy Noteware as Carson City Mint Director.
These are the first year of issue coins that will be displayed at the Classic Coin Company booth with President Washington’s 1795 appointment of Elias Boudinot as the third Mint Director:
- 1796 Draped Bust Quarter, PCGS MS63PL
- 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar, NGC MS63+
- 1795 Draped Bust Dollar, NGC MS64
- 1795 Draped Bust $5, NGC MS63+
- 1795 Draped Bust $10, PCGS MS62
For additional information about Classic Coin Company, call (908) 725-5600 or visit www.ClassicCoinCompany.com. For information about the 2022 Chicago World’s Fair of Money, visit www.WorldsFairOfMoney.com.
Jul 18, 2022 | Announcements, Royal Mint
The Royal Mint, the original maker of UK coins, has today launched the second coin in its special three-coin collection honouring Her Majesty’s reign.
The Queens Reign Charity and Patronage 2022 UK GBP5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin in pack
The second coin highlights Her Majesty’s work with charities and as a patron, whilst the first coin in the collection focuses on Her Majesty’s honours and investitures awards and the third and final coin celebrates the Commonwealth, a ‘family of nations’ she has championed throughout her reign.
Each coin in the collection is united by featuring Her Majesty The Queen’s signature in the centre of each design. This marks the first time ever that this has featured on UK coinage during Her Majesty’s reign – a fitting tribute in The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.
The Queen’s Reign The Commonwealth 2022 UK 1-4oz Gold Proof Coin Obverse
The Queen’s Reign The Commonwealth 2022 UK 1-4oz Gold Proof Coin Reverse
The Queen’s Reign Charity and Patronage 2022 UK £5 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin Obverse
The Queen’s Reign Charity and Patronage 2022 UK £5 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin Reverse
Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collector Services at The Royal Mint said, “The Royal Mint are a global leader in premium collectables for numismatists, and this year saw The Royal Mint produce one of its largest ever coin collections to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We are delighted to unveil today the second coin in a special collection marking Her Majesty The Queen’s incredible reign. All coins in the collection are united by the inclusion of The Queen’s signature, which is the first time this has ever featured on UK coinage during her reign.”
The coin collection has been designed by Irish artist and illustrator P. J. Lynch who has represented three key areas of Her Majesty’s reign with richly symbolic designs that were inspired by and feature The Queen’s signature, as a symbol of her personal commitment to others.
P. J. Lynch said of his design, “When creating this series, I initially focused on The Queen’s hands; she is so often shaking hands – it is how she welcomes and communicates with the people she meets. It led me to consider her signature, which is so symbolic, an instrument of state when she signs official documents, but also her personal promise and commitment.”
The coins forming this collection celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s reign, are available as gold Proof, silver Proof Piedfort, silver Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated editions from The Royal Mint’s website, www.royalmint.com/queens-reign.
Jul 14, 2022 | Announcements, U.S. Mint
WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) will open sales for the fourth release in its U.S. Armed Forces Silver Medals Program on July 15, 2022, at noon ET. The latest 2.5 inch medal in the series honors the U.S. Marine Corps.
Designs featured on this medal are emblematic of the history and mission of the U.S. Marine Corps. The obverse (heads) depicts three Marines with M4 rifles moving ashore just after an amphibious landing. In the foreground, one of the Marines lies hidden in the grass, providing cover for the other two about to crest the hill, while a U.S. warship is seen in the distance. Inscriptions are “U.S. MARINE CORPS” and “EVERY MARINE A RIFLEMAN.”
The reverse (tails) depicts the familiar Marine Corps Eagle, Globe, and Anchor emblem encircled by a rope border. Its core values, “HONOR,” “COURAGE,” and “COMMITMENT,” and the Marine Corps motto “SEMPER FIDELIS” (Always Faithful) are inscribed around the outer border.
Medals in the Armed Forces Silver Medals Program are struck in 99.9 percent fine silver. Each is encapsulated and packaged in a presentation case and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
The 2.5 inch U.S. Marine Corps Silver Medal is priced at $160. To set up a REMIND ME alert for this product (item number: S22MD), visit https://catalog.usmint.gov/u.s.-marine-corps-2.5-ounce-silver-medal-S22MD.html. Production is limited to 10,000 units, with orders limited to one per household.
To view the Mint’s complete portfolio of medals, please visit https://catalog.usmint.gov/shop/medals/.
Anticipated future releases in the Armed Forces Silver Medals Program include medals honoring the U.S. Army and the U.S. Space Force.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to its products, the Mint will not accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of July 15, 2022, at noon ET.
Please use the catalog site https://catalog.usmint.gov/ as your primary source of the most current information on products and services, or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
Jul 14, 2022 | Announcements
The 2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coins have started shipping after the US Mint made them available for preorder in February. Surcharges from each coin sold by the US Mint will support the National Purple Heart Honor Mission.
NGC is honored to have an exclusive partnership with the National Purple Heart Honor Mission, the coin’s congressionally designated beneficiary organization, to offer collectors a special certification label featuring the organization’s logo for the US Mint’s commemorative coins.
Submit your coins and get the exclusive NGC National Purple Heart Honor Mission special label!
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