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NGC Grades Rare 1915 Panama-Pacific Double Set

NGC has certified an extremely rare 1915 Panama-Pacific “Double Set.” The set, one of the most remarkable items in all of American numismatics, will be sold by Heritage Auctions in January.

The 10-coin double set, created in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific Exposition, contains two examples of each of the five 1915-S Panama-Pacific commemorative coins, including the rare and impressive $50 gold pieces. Housed in a beautiful copper-and-glass frame with a velvet interior, the double set is truly extraordinary. It is also extremely rare; less than a dozen of these sets were sold, and even fewer have survived.

NGC Chairman and Finalizer Mark Salzberg recalls seeing one such set, about 30 years ago, but not having the opportunity to examine it in hand. As a result, the submission of this set was particularly exciting for the seasoned grader, who said: “It was a highlight of my career to grade these phenomenal coins.”

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United States Mint to Release 10-Coin Set of Circulating Quarters on Nov. 21

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will open sales for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™ (product code 17AC) starting on November 21 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

This year’s set includes 10 circulating quarters-five from the Philadelphia Mint and five from the Denver Mint-with reverse (tails) designs honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa), Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (Washington, DC), Ozark National Scenic Riverways (Missouri), Ellis Island (New Jersey), and George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (Indiana).

The coins are held in a durable plastic card that features a picturesque image and a brief description of each site and coin. The packaging allows the coins to be easily removed and placed in albums or other collecting tools. A Certificate of Authenticity is printed on the back of the card.

The 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set is priced at $5.95. The United States Mint will accept orders via its online catalog at https://catalog.usmint.gov/ and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information about shipping options is available here.

United States Mint Launches Final America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coin of 2017 near the Banks of the Wabash

New quarter shines the spotlight on George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Indiana

2017 George Rogers Clark (Indiana) Quarter reverse

Vincennes, IN – The United States Mint (Mint) held a ceremony today near the Wabash River to officially launch the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park quarter, the 40th release in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program and the final coin of 2017.

The reverse (tails side) design featured on this latest quarter depicts George Rogers Clark leading his men through the flooded plains approaching Fort Sackville.

“This new coin is a reminder of the unity of effort and spirit that our predecessors embodied and demonstrated,” said Acting Deputy Director David Motl, who represented the Mint. “The foresight, comradery, and determination of George Rogers Clark and his men are important examples to all of us as to how individuals from different backgrounds are able to come together, work toward achieving the same objective, and create a lasting impression.”

Motl shared the stage with a host of speakers including Park Superintendent Frank Doughman and City Council Member Dan Ravellette. Regional Director Tony Goben, District Director Brenda Goff and District Director Carol Jones spoke on behalf of U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young, and U.S. Representative Larry Bucshon, respectively.

Additional highlights included performances by the George Rogers Clark Fife and Drum Corps and the Vogel Elementary School Choir, and an appearance by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Frank Morris, who designed the quarter’s reverse. The Mint’s traditional coin exchange of newly-minted $10 quarter rolls was held after the ceremony.

Collectors who could not attend the event may purchase product options with the new quarter through the Mint’s online catalog at www.catalog.usmint.gov or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

Launched in 2009, the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, which was authorized by Public Law 110-456, the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008 (Act), is a 12-year program that honors 56 national parks and other national sites. Each year until 2020, the public will see five new national sites depicted on the reverses of the America the Beautiful Quarters coins. A final coin will be released in 2021. In accordance with the Act, the Mint is issuing these quarters in the order in which each site was first established as a national site.

U.S. Mint Video: Art in your Pocket

Do you have art in your pocket?

Join U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Renata Gordon to learn how coins are miniature pieces of art.
See how coin designs can use a variety of artistic techniques such as perspective, depth, and balance and learn how U.S. Mint coins and medals can capture vast landscapes, pivotal events in our nation’s history, and realistic portraits.

Coming Soon – Year of the Dog 2018

Year of the Dog 2018

(First day of sale: November 15, 2017 – 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time) In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to announce the newest addition to its Lucky Money Collection: the Year of the Dog 2018.

The Dog is one of 12 zodiac signs associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The Lucky Money product, Year of the Dog 2018, is exquisitely designed with decorative Chinese symbolism and is packaged in a symbolic, red folder with embossed, gold foil. This product features an uncirculated $1 Federal Reserve note with a serial number beginning with “8888.” The Year of the Dog 2018 represents good fortune and prosperity, signifying success in the New Year. This product is sold for $5.95 and only 108,888 will be available for sale.

Please visit our website for additional production information.

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