Author Louis Golino wins a Numismatic Literary Guild award

The following is a re-post from our sister site, Coin Update. During the 2017 Numismatic Literary Guild (www.nlgonline.org) awards ceremony, held during the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado, on August 3, Coin Update contributor Louis Golino won his second NLG award to date. The award for the best article in […]

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 […]

Favorite Everhart medal and coin designs, part 2: The Women Airforce Service Pilots Bronze Medal reverse

Part 2 of a five-part series. Click here to read part 1, part 3, part 4, and part 5. Don Everhart, the United States Mint’s senior sculptor-engraver, retired from his position in Philadelphia last week. This week I’m exploring some of my favorite Everhart medal and coin designs. Yesterday I looked at the remarkable 2006 State quarter […]

Don Everhart has retired. Here are some of my favorite Everhart medal and coin designs.

Part 1 of a five-part series. Click here to read part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5. If you collect modern U.S. coins, or if you use coins in day-to-day business, you’ve seen and touched the artwork of one of America’s great living sculptors, Don Everhart. Don joined the staff of sculptor-engravers at […]

Texas: Home of the first state-run bullion depository in the U.S.

Lone Star Tangible Assets (LSTA), an Austin-based firm, has signed a five-year contract with the government of Texas to manage the state’s bullion depository, which will be under the authority of the state comptroller general (currently Glenn Hegar). Prior to the law authorizing the Texas Bullion Depository, such facilities were privately owned, with the exception […]

Editorials on the Buffalo nickel, written shortly after its release

On May 11, the Mint will release the 2017-W American Buffalo gold Proof coin. James Earle Fraser’s iconic Indian Head / Buffalo design debuted on the nickel five-cent piece in 1913, and today is a beloved classic. As with so many designs, however, Fraser’s nickel did not receive universal approval. Numismatic author Roger Burdette quotes a […]

Filipino veterans of World War II will finally—after more than 70 years—receive their Congressional Gold Medal

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, found me in Washington, D.C., attending my ninth meeting as a member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee since I joined the group in February 2016. Every meeting of the CCAC is a remarkable experience, but on a personal level, for me and my family, this particular one had special significance. […]

Silver medals for the American Armed Forces in World War I

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (a congressionally established public committee that advises the secretary of the Treasury with design and theme recommendations for U.S. coins and medals) met at United States Mint headquarters in Washington, D.C., on March 21, 2017. This meeting had been postponed one week by the mid-March blizzard that snarled travel plans […]

Silver Krugerrands: ModernCoinMart, GovMint to Be Sole North American Distributors

UPDATE (12-14-16)—In a December 5 press release to its distributors, the South African Mint stated that, due to damage to the first shipment of coins, the release of the silver Krugerrand would be delayed. UPDATE (11-21-16)—GovMint.com has announced that the official release date of the silver Krugerrand will be December 5, 2016. The mintage, released earlier […]