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 […]

Weighing the costs for the 2017 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set and American Liberty Four-Medal Set

In the past few days, the Mint has posted retail prices for its next two product releases: the 2017 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (LESPS) and the 2017 American Liberty Four-Medal Set. First up is the LESPS (product code 17RC), which will be available for purchase at noon on October 5, 2017. Containing this year’s […]

Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee to hold public meeting on September 19

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will be holding a meeting with the public on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the second-floor conference room of the United States Mint in Washington, DC. Attendees will be meeting to discuss the candidate designs of the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Program […]

2017 ATB–Ellis Island bullion coins sell out at the Mint in three days

The Mint has announced that its supply of the America the Beautiful–Ellis Island 5-ounce silver bullion coins has been sold out. The Mint sells bullion coins, including the ATB 5-ounce coins, only to authorized purchasers (APs) and does not sell directly to the public. The bullion coins were made available on August 28, just three […]

2017 America the Beautiful–Ellis Island 5-oz. silver Uncirculated coin available September 7

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Ellis Island (product code 17AM) on September 7 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse depicts an immigrant family approaching Ellis Island with a mixture of hope and uncertainty. The hospital building can be seen in […]

United States Mint and National Park Service to launch America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Ellis Island on Aug. 30

The following press release is courtesy of the United States Mint. The public and the media are invited to the ceremony to mark the release of the Ellis Island quarter, the 39th coin in the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The event, which will take place Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at 11 a.m […]

It’s 10 p.m.—do you know where your nickels are?

When I was a kid growing up in my grandmother’s house, silver quarters still turned up occasionally in circulation. Granny had for years been picking them out of her change from the Sunflower grocery store and putting them in brown plastic medicine bottles that were the perfect size for quarter dollars. (Homemade coin rolls, most […]

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 4: The Dolley Madison First Spouse gold coin

Part 4 in a five-part series. Click here to read part 1, part 2, part 3, 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 and engravings. On Tuesday I showed the […]

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