American Legion, Basketball Hall of Fame commemoratives a step closer to realization

Two bills authorizing new commemorative coinage for 2019 and 2010 made their way forward in Congress last week. The first, H.R. 1235, is the “Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act,” which passed the House on September 25. A companion bill of the same name, S. 1503, was introduced in the Senate in June […]

The CCAC advises the Treasury on historic new coins, part 3: War in the Pacific National Historical Park quarter

The following is the third of a six-part series currently running on our sister site, Coin Update.  War in the Pacific National Historical Park Quarter (Guam) Every time I go to Washington for a meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, I visit the gift shop on the ground floor of United States Mint headquarters […]

The CCAC advises the Treasury on historic new coins, part 2: American Memorial Park quarter

The following is the second of a six-part series currently running on our sister site, Coin Update.  The American Memorial Park Quarter (Northern Mariana Islands) My late-morning flight from Atlanta to the September 19, 2017, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meeting in Washington was quick and easy—no delays, no bad weather or turbulence. It’s an hour-and-a-half […]

The CCAC advises the Treasury on historic new coins, part 1: Lowell National Historical Park quarter

The following is the first of a six-part series currently running on our sister site, Coin Update.  The Lowell National Historical Park Quarter This past Tuesday, September 19, 2017, I enjoyed a leisurely breakfast with fellow Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) members Thomas Uram and Erik Jansen on H Street in downtown Washington, D.C. We […]

Favorite Everhart medal and coin designs, part 5: The Dalai Lama medal and National Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coins

Conclusion to a five-part series. Click here to read part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. Updated 8/8/17 at noon to correct the statement that Don Everhart designed the obverse and reverse of the Dalai Lama Congressional Gold Medal. The designer and sculptor of the reverse was Joseph Menna. Don Everhart, the United […]

Bills seek coins commemorating the U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division and the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

Two new bills for commemorative coins, both pertaining to the U.S. military, have been introduced into the U.S. Congress. The Duty First Act (H.R. 1582) was introduced on March 16 by Representative Steve Russell (R-Okla.). It authorizes a three-coin program to commemorate the 2017 centennial of the U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division. The division’s historic […]

Mint releases Boys Town Centennial commemorative coins

(Washington, D.C.)—Today, the United States Mint released three commemorative coins to celebrate Boys Town’s 100 years of service to children and families. “This is such an exciting time at Boys Town as we release the designs of these symbolic coins,” said Father Steven Boes, Boys Town national executive director. “These coins will help us commemorate and celebrate the […]

American Eagle gold Proofs and other U.S. Mint News

On March 2, the Mint made the 2017 American Eagle gold Proof coins available for sale on its website. The annual issues, all struck at West Point and carrying the W mintmark, consist of the 1-ounce (17EB, $1,560), 1/2-ounce (17EC, $795), 1/4-ounce (17EE, $410), and 1/10-ounce (17EF, $175) Proof coins, as well as the Proof […]

United States Mint awarded two top honors for Coin of the Year

(Washington)—The United States recently earned top honors in two coin-design categories at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. United States Mint officials accepted two Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards on behalf of the nation. The U.S. won in the category of Best Circulating Coin for its America the Beautiful Program quarter honoring Kisatchie […]

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