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 a non-numismatic publication was given … [Read More...]

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 States Mint’s senior sculptor-engraver, retired from his position in … [Read More...]

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 2006 State quarter for Nevada; on Wednesday, the 2009 Women Airforce … [Read More...]

Favorite Everhart medal and coin designs, part 3: The Statue of Liberty reverse, Presidential dollar series

Part 3 of a five-part series. Click here to read part 1, part 2, 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. On Tuesday I showed the 2006 State quarter for Nevada, and yesterday the 2009 Women Airforce Service Pilots medal. … [Read More...]

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 for Nevada. Today: a commemorative medal honoring an … [Read More...]

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 the Philadelphia Mint in January 2004, following a career as a designer and sculptor at the … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint fills in its sales calendar through December 5

Collectors exasperated with the month-at-a-time updates to the Mint's sales calendar have reason to smile: the latest update covers release dates from September through December. The new schedule, including the existing August items, is as follows (Mint News Blog will fill in the details as each date approaches): August 1—225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set (17XC) August 28—Ellis … [Read More...]

PMANA requests House Committee on Ways and Means to bring fairness to the taxation of precious-metal coins and bullion

The following press release is courtesy of the Precious Metals Association of North America (PMANA). (Washington, D.C.)—Discussions surrounding tax reform have heightened in recent weeks, and the Precious Metals Association of North America (PMANA) has offered testimony before the House Committee on Ways and Means asking for a change in the Internal Revenue Code that would bring fairness to … [Read More...]

John F. Kennedy commemorative coin bills introduced

Updated July 27 at 3 p.m. to correct typographical errors. On July 17, companion bills were introduced in the House and Senate authorizing production of commemorative coins to honor the birth centennial of President John F. Kennedy. Since last year (and even earlier), collectors have been watching for a blip on the legislative radar that would signal plans for a Kennedy commemorative; as each … [Read More...]

225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Set gets a price tag, disappears from calendar page

As of late morning on July 21, 17XC has been restored to its original August 1 place on the Mint's calendar page. Updated at 8:45 on July 21 to correct the statement that the set was removed from the calendar page. It was actually given a new "date" and location on the page; see the second paragraph.—Editor The Mint has set a price of $29.95 for its 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated … [Read More...]