Bowers on collecting: American medals to the fore — 1893 Columbian Exposition Award Medal

By Q. David Bowers Welcome to the latest installment in my series on the subject. I highlight some of those featured in the best-selling Whitman book, 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens. This week I feature the prize medal issued to exhibitors at the World’s Columbian Exposition. I have a personal connection to this event. […]

Bowers on collecting: American medals to the fore — a retrospective

By Q. David Bowers It seems like only yesterday, but it was over a decade ago that Katherine Jaeger and I created The 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens for Whitman Publishing. This title has been very popular and remains in print. Check the Whitman website or with your favorite coin dealer or bookseller. We surveyed […]

Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin First Day Sales and Reagan Coin & Chronicles Price Update

The U.S. Mint released the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin yesterday at noon and we now have a first-day sales total for the item. With orders restricted by a one-coin-per-household order limit, the $485 piece logged 47,884 sales on its first day of availability — 47.8% of its 100,000-coin mintage limit. The Mint […]

2016 First Spouse Bronze Medal Series

The U.S. Mint is now taking orders for the 2016 First Spouse Bronze Medal Series, which includes the three First Spouse medals previously issued this year in Presidential Coin & Medal sets. Priced at $16.95, this item has not been assigned a mintage limit or a product limit by the Mint. Each medal has a […]

Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins Get Release Date, Nixon Coin and Medal Set “Unavailable”

The U.S. Mint has updated its product schedule to include specific dates for its July releases, starting with the 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins, set to debut on July 1. The launch of the Reagan issues will mark the conclusion of the First Spouse coin program, which began in tandem with the Presidential […]

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