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Coin of the Year 2015

Finland and the United States were the top winners in the first round of judging in the Coin of the Year competition. Each nation won two of the 10 categories, while Italy, Japan, Canada, Great Britain, Austria, and the Cook Islands each won in a

War of 1812

U.S. and Canada Issue War of 1812 Coins

Whether America won the War of 1812 or lost it is a matter of perspective.  The important people and key battles also depend on point of view.  So the coins commemorating the event by the United States and Canada make an interesting collection. The War

Philadelphia Mint

1849: The Philadelphia Mint Strikes Gold

“1849: The Philadelphia Mint Strikes Gold” won the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild Award.  Michael Moran and Jeff Garrett teamed up to write a book that chronicles how the discovery of gold in California impacted the U.S. Mint and the nation. “The arrival of Colonel Mason’s

Federal Government Set to Reclaim Rare Double Eagle Coins

Federal Government Set to Reclaim Rare Double Eagle Coins

The federal government recently won a decade-long legal battle over the ownership of rare Double Eagles coins. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the lower court’s decision ordering a Philadelphia family to surrender ten 1933 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagles found in a safe deposit

A revolutionary new technology allows collectors to quickly identify or verify a coin's provenance. The website, Ex-Numis, uses image recognition software to locate coins illustrated in auction catalogs.

New Tech Allows Coin Auction Search by Image

A revolutionary new technology allows collectors to quickly identify or verify a coin’s provenance. The website, Ex-Numis, uses image recognition software to locate coins illustrated in auction catalogs. The new technology is the brainchild of Dr. Jonas Flueck, a professional numismatic dealer and an auctioneer

Ron Dutton won the Best of Show at FIDEM 2016 on September 10, 2016 for his group of medals, “Sun Terrace Beam,” “Totem of Memories,” “Hill Terrace Vines” and “Memories of Times Past.”

Ron Dutton Wins FIDEM 2016 Grand Prix

Ron Dutton (http://www.rondutton.co.uk/) won the Best of Show at FIDEM 2016 on September 10, 2016 for his group of medals, “Sun Terrace Beam,” “Totem of Memories,” “Hill Terrace Vines” and “Memories of Times Past.” These four medals are made of Brass, and wire and measure

U.S. Currency to Get a Modern Look

After extensive public debate, Jacob Lew, Secretary of the Treasury, announced that Harriet Tubman will replace President Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill and the reverses of the $5 and $10 will also be redesigned to include several other notable women in

Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Welcomes Two New Members

Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Welcomes Two New Members

Steve Roach and Dennis B. Tucker recently joined the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Both members have backgrounds in journalism — Roach is editor-at-large for Coin World, while Tucker is the publisher of Whitman Publishing Company. The eleven-member CCAC play a vital role in U.S.