Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Looks Ahead to New Dollar Coins

Dennis Tucker serves the hobby community as publisher at Whitman Publishing, the nation’s largest publisher of numismatic references. He holds the position of numismatic specialist on the CCAC. On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC, www.ccac.gov) met telephonically, with members calling in from both coasts and points in between. U.S. Mint […]

The America the Beautiful Quarters Program, at a Little Past the Halfway Point

An Editor Reminisces With the release of the Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) design on November 14, we have now reached the 62.5% mark in the America the Beautiful quarter-dollar program. By the time the series is completed in 2021, 56 national parks and other national sites will have been commemorated. At the time the […]

The Folly of Legislating Art: Revisiting a 1998 Interview with John Veach Noble

Collectors of modern coins from the United States Mint often complain about their lack of visual appeal. While it’s true that people have been complaining about U.S. coin designs as long as there has been a U.S. Mint, it’s also true that modern designs can seem lackluster. The Mint is unusually constrained by Congress when compared with other world mints, […]

Kicking Off the Mint’s 225th Anniversary Year: Unveiling of the 2017 American Liberty Gold Coin

(Press release)—As one of the few institutions specifically rooted in the Constitution, the United States Mint has served the nation by playing a key role in the country’s financial system and fostering commerce. Next year marks the 225th anniversary of the Mint’s founding; to honor this important milestone, the Mint will kick off a yearlong acknowledgment […]

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Three-Coin Set on Sale October 3

This report was edited on October 3 at 10:20 a.m. to remove the misleading description “Uncirculated sets.” One of the three coins in each set is, of course, a Proof strike from the San Francisco Mint. Mint News Blog apologizes for any confusion. As of noon (Eastern time) on October 3, the U.S. Mint will be […]

U.S. Mint Shares Design Candidates for 2018-2020 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins

The U.S. Mint has shared potential designs for its upcoming 2018, 2019, and 2020 American Eagle Platinum Proof coins. The designs will be discussed at the next Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Meeting, scheduled to take place tomorrow, September 16. The candidates are included below with an introduction and descriptions provided by the Mint. Since its inception […]

U.S. Mint Announces Numismatic Hobby Forum and CCAC Meeting

The U.S. Mint has announced that it will hold a Numismatic Coin Forum in Philadelphia on Thursday, October 13. The one-day conference aims to prepare for the Mint’s upcoming 225th anniversary by bringing together various members of relevant organizations to discuss the past, present, and future of numismatics. While the event is not open to […]

U.S. Mint Shares Final Designs for 2017’s America the Beautiful Quarters

The U.S. Mint has shared its final designs for 2017’s five America the Beautiful quarters. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee and the Commission of Fine Arts both met in February to make their recommendations, which were taken from a large pool of design submissions. The following designs are presented in the order they will be […]

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