Category Archives: Numismatics


Boys Town Commemorative Coin Set is a First

At its March meeting in Washington DC, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) considered the designs for a three coin set—gold $5, silver $1, and clad $1/2 dollar—to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of Boys Town. It was the first time that obverses and reverses

US Mint Presentation To Gary Marks

A small ceremony was held at the United States Mint Headquarters in Washington DC on Thursday, October 8, 2015 to honor Gary Marks for his two terms of service on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Marks served as a public member of the CCAC,

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Coins Commemorating the Magna Carta’s 800th Anniversary

The Magna Carta is celebrating its 800th birthday this year. To mark the historic occasion the United Kingdom, Australia and several other countries are minting commemorative coins. The Magna Carta was executed on a field in Runnymede in 1215 after an assembly of English barons

Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been awarded to 889 Nobel Laureates. Recipients receive a gold medal.

Nobel Prize Medal Sells for $765,000

Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been awarded to 889 Nobel Laureates. Recipients receive a gold medal. Yet, even though 889 gold medals have been presented, very few have ever been offered for sale. In May, Leon Lederman auctioned his 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics,


President Obama Nominates New Mint Director–Finally

After waiting more than two years since the last Mint Director officially resigned, the White House announced last week that Matthew Rhett Jeppson would be nominated as Director of the Mint. Jeppson currently serves as the Principal Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint. Once sworn

1792 Half Disme

Historic 1792 Half Disme Results in Record Sale

Earlier this year, a 1792 Half Disme sold for a record $1.41 million dollars at Heritage Auctions’ U.S. Coin Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Signature Auction. The historic coin is generally recognized as the first circulating American coin struck under authority of the Mint Act of