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Cook Islands

Cook Islands Wins Most Innovative Coin at 2021 COTY Awards

Canadian Coin Review Cook Islands’ “Meteorites: Chicxulub Crater” coin was named the Most Innovative Coin at the 2021 Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards. The coin, which pays homage to the famous Chicxulub crater, features a genuine meteorite insert. The Chicxulub crater is an impact

Alfred Adler

Austria’s Named Best Gold Coin at 2020 COTY Awards

The Austrian Mint won the “Best Gold Coin” category at 2020 Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards for its 50 Euro honoring Alfred Adler. The winning coin, dated 2018, is part of a three-coin series that celebrates the pioneering schools of psychotherapy. The other coins in

Lithuania - 5 Euro Silver with Color

Lithuania Rasos Svente 5 Euro Wins “Best Silver Coin”

The Lithuanian Mint’s Rasos Svente 5 Euro was voted the “Best Silver Coin” at the 2020 Coin of the Year Awards (COTY). The award-winning colored coin, dated 2018, commemorates Joninės (or Rasos), a midsummer celebration that is held in Lithuania on the night of June 23rd every

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Italy Wins Best Contemporary Event Coin at 2020 COTY Awards

Italy’s 70th Anniversary of the Italian Constitution 5 Euro won the “Best Contemporary Event Coin” category at 2020 Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards. The coin, dated 2019, includes a female representation of Italia, wearing a cloak featuring the colors of the country’s flag. The Best

Silver Hemidrachm

Silver Hemidrachm of Umar

Coins of the Abbasid Governors of Tabaristan exist today in large numbers because they were used by merchants on the Silk Road, the ancient trade route that spanned more than 7,000 miles from Constantinople to China. The Kingdom of Tabaristan, located in modern-day northern Iran,

Umayyad

Umayyad Caliphate Gold Dinar

The Umayyad dinar was the first coin to articulate the Islamic Faith.  The first one was believed to have been struck in the year 77 of Hijra ( 696/7AD) in time for the pilgrimage season so that every Muslim could take home a statement of

Justinian II

Solidus of Justinian II

Jesus Christ first appeared on Roman coins during the reign of Justinian II. He ruled the Eastern Roman (or Byzantine Empire) from 685 to 695 A.D. and again from 705 to 711 A.D. Reign of Justinian II Justinian II first ruled the Roman Empire alongside

Justinian

Justinian I AE Follis

Roman Emperor Justinian I, Justinian the Great, ruled the Byzantine Empire from 527 A.D. to 565 A.D. Among his many accomplishments, Justinian codified all existing Roman laws in what would be known as the Codex Justinianus. Of particular interest to numismatists, Justinian eliminated pagan imagery from Roman coinage in the East.

Saint Helena

Saint Helena’s Portrait

Saint Helena was the wife of the Roman emperor Constantius I and the mother of the emperor Constantine the Great. Due to her significant influence during his reign, Constantine minted coins with her name, titles and portrait. Influence of Helena Helena was married to Constantine’s

Constantine-the-Great

Constantine the Great AE Follis

Constantine the Great was the first Christian emperor of Rome. Nonetheless, many of the coins issued during his reign still incorporated pagan designs. Reign of Constantine Constantine I, also known as Constantine the Great, ruled the Roman Empire from AD 306 and 337. He rose

Commodus

Commodus As Hercules on the Denarius

Commodus, the son of Marcus Aurelius, served as the Emperor of Rome from 180 to 192 A.D. During his reign, he came to associate himself with Hercules, minting coins of himself wearing the Greek hero’s trademark lion-skin headdress. Decline of the Roman Empire Marcus Aurelius

Denarius of Marcus

Denarius of Marcus Aurelius, “Philosopher King”

Marcus Aurelius served as the emperor of Rome from 161 to 180 A.D. His 19-year reign was marked by military conflict and a series of disasters, including a plague that devastated Rome. Despite these challenges, the coins he minted reflect military victories and a quest

Shekel of Tyre

The Shekel of Tyre was the official Jewish Temple sanctuary coin. It was also one of the most widely circulated coins during the life and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Tyre, a port city of ancient Phoenicia, was a center of commerce in the ancient world.

Pontius Pilate

Prutah of Pontius Pilate

Many of the Roman prefects of the province of Judea issued their own coinage. Because of his connection to Jesus Christ, the prutah of Pontius Pilot are among the most coveted. Pilate’s Rule Over Judea Pontius Pilate was the Roman prefect (or governor) of Judaea

Tiberius

Denarius of Tiberius

The Denarius of the Emperor Tiberius, commonly referred to as the “Tribute Penny,” was referenced by Jesus Christ in the Bible. As written in Mark 12:17, Jesus referenced the denarius when asked about paying taxes to the Romans. He held up the coin and said: “render unto Caesar

Sulla

Sulla Silver Denarius

Lucius Cornelius Sulla, often referred to simply as “Sulla,” has the honor of being the first living person depicted on Roman coin. Sulla also played a significant role in the fall of the Roman Republic and the rise of its empire under Julius Caesar. The

Carthage

The Hannibal Coin from Carthage

Unlike other ancient civilizations, little remains of Carthage. There are few works of art, literature, or architecture to tell the story of the Carthaginians.  Some coins exist, although they are expensive when they come up for auction. Coins bearing a horse or local flora and

Alexander the Great Tetradrachm

Under Alexander the Great, the silver tetradrachm was the most widely-circulated coin. As Alexander built his empire, it was used to pay tribute, as well as mercenaries. After Alexander’s death, the kingdoms that had been under his rule continued to mint the coins bearing his

Athenian Tetradrachm

Athenian Tetradrachm

During the second half of the fifth century, the abundant silver mines of nearby Laurium allowed Athens to produce millions of tetradrachms. The silver coins helped fund the Golden Age of Athens, during which the military, politics, and culture of the ancient Greek civilization flourished.  Golden

Macedon Gold Stater of Phillip II

Macedon Gold Stater of Phillip II

Philip II ruled the Kingdom of Macedon from 359-336 B.C. Though far less well-known than his son, Alexander the Great, King Phillip started the expansion of the Macedonian Kingdom into an empire. He is also remembered for his gold Staters, although most are thought to

Achaemenid Empire

Darics of Persia’s Achaemenid Empire

A silver or gold coin that might have circulated to pay for troops and supplies during the first Persian invasion of Greece between 492 BC and 490BC represents this important period of the history of western civilization. The invasion ended in failure for the Persians

Gold Stater of Croesus

The gold Stater of Croesus was the world’s first gold coin. It features a bull and a lion facing one another. Art was now used to adorn the surface of coins to identify the coin with the coin producer. Lydia’s King Croesus King Croesus reigned

Lydian Striated Stater

The Lydian striated Stater is the first attempt in western civilization at assigning value to small pieces of metal in order to facilitate trade. These small electrum (a mixture of gold and silver) coins are the first “coins” made around 660 BC. Within 60 years,

Mauritania Wins ‘Best Circulating’ COTY dated 2017

Mauritania’s tri-metallic 20 Ouguiya coin (KM-15) was named the “Best Circulating Coin” at the 2019 Krause Coin of the Year Awards (COTY). The coin, dated 2017, gave Mauritania’s its first COTY award to date.   Struck by the Monnaie de Paris (French Mint), the standard

Joaquin Jimenez Wins 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

Sculptor and coin designer Joaquin Jimenez received the 2019 Lifetime Achievement in Coin Design Award at the Thirty-Sixth Annual Coin of the Year Awards Ceremony, which was held in February. It was not his only big win — Jimenez designed the 50 Euro French Excellence

Poland’s 10 zlotych silver coin

Poland Wins Most Inspirational 2014 dated COTY

Poland’s 10 zlotych silver coin (Y.902) was named the “Most Inspirational Coin” in the 2016 Krause Coin of the Year Awards. The award-winning silver coin, dated 2014, honors the birth of Jan Karski, who smuggled Holocaust evidence to the Allies in a hollow key. The

Canada Wins Best Crown for COTY dated 2014

Canada’s 20-dollar “Maple Canopy—Autumn Allure”(KM#1759) silver coin won the “Best Crown” category for coins dated 2014 in the Krause Coin of the Year Awards presented at the World Money Show in Berlin in 2016.  The award-winning coin was the fourth and final issue from the

Great Britain

Great Britain Wins Best Circulating Coin for 2014 dated COTY

Great Britain won “Best Circulating” Coin dated 2014 in the Krause Coin of the Year Awards for its bimetallic 2-pound featuring the iconic depiction of Lord Kitchener on a World War I recruiting poster (KM# 1279). This was the first coin in a five-year series marking the outbreak of

Austria Gets Best Bi-Metallic for 2014 COTY

Austria’s 25-euro silver and niobium coin (KM#3227), which highlights the science of evolution, won best “Bi-Metallic Coin” for coins dated 2014 in the Krause Coin of the Year Awards. Part of the Austrian Mint’s Silver Niobium series, the stunning coin, which is dated 2014, is

Dr. Dean Kotlowski

Dr. Dean Kotlowski Joins CCAC as New Historian

Dr. Dean Kotlowski is the newest member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).  A professor of History at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland, Kotlowski will serve as the CCAC’s historian for the next four years. Established in 2003, the CCAC advises the Secretary of the

Joseph Menna

Joseph Menna Named U.S. Mint’s Chief Engraver

The U.S. Mint recently named Joseph Menna as its Chief Engraver. Menna, who has worked for the Mint for 14 years, is a talented artist, his work earning him numerous Krause Publications’ Coin of the Year awards in various categories. He will now oversee the design development aspects

Best Contemporary

Japan Wins “Best Contemporary Event” for 2015 dated COTY

The Japan Mint won the “Best Contemporary Event” category for Krause’s Coin of the Year Award for coins dated 2015. The gold 10,000 yen, (Y.248), dated 2015, is the third in a series commemorating the Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction. The Great East Japan earthquake occurred on March 11, 2011.

Britain Wins “Best Crown” for 2015 dated COTY

Britain’s Winston Churchill 2015 Brilliant Uncirculated £5 (KM-1298) coin won “Best Crown” for coins dated that year in the Krause Coin of the Year Awards. The Royal Mint released the coin to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death. With the release of the 2015

Austria’s 100 euro Capercaille

Austria Wins Best Gold Coin dated 2015

Austria’s 100 euro Capercaille (KM#3246) was named the Best Gold Coin in the Krause Coin of the Year Awards for coins dated 2015. The stunning coin is part of the Austrian Mint’s Wildlife in our Sights series, which celebrates the diversity of Europe’s native wildlife

Cook Island

Cooks Islands Win Most Innovative 2015 COTY Category

The Cook Islands’ $2 Space–Time Continuum coin (KM#1693) was named the “Most Innovative” coin dated 2015 by the international panel of judges in the Krause Coin of the Year Awards. The revolutionary coin features a magnetic sphere at its center, which can be removed. The

Canada Historical Krause 2015

Canada Wins Most Historically Significant 2015 dated Coin

Canada took home the honors for the most historically significant coin in the Krause Coin of the Year Awards for coins dated 2015. The $20 silver Canada, In Flanders Field, KM#1860 coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the poem “In Flanders Fields” by Lt. Col.

AmericanInnovationsDollar

U.S. Mint to Produce $1 American Innovation Coins

The United States Mint launched the first coin pursuant to the American Innovation $1 Coin Act (H.R. 770). This is the beginning of a 14-year dollar coin series that recognizes American innovation, commemorating innovation and innovators from each state, each U.S. territory, and the District

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

King of Mint Errors Certified by NGC

When the U.S. Mint makes a mistake, coin collectors often rejoice. Rare 1943 bronze cents are a stellar example, intriguing numismatists ever since 16-year-old Don Lutes Jr. found one in change from his school cafeteria in 1947. According to coin experts, there are 17 confirmed

1912 Bronze Galvano, Edward Warren Sawyer

Rare Galvanos by Edward Warren Sawyer Sold at Auction

A collection of 18 Native American portrait galvanos sold for a total of $64,560 at Heritage Auction’s recent Long Beach Expo. The works are widely regarded as Edward Warren Sawyer’s most significant contributions to medallic art. Sawyer trained with Hermon Atkins MacNeil, who designed the Standing

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President George Washington’s Pocket Coin Up for Auction

A gold coin believed to be carried around by President George Washington is headed to auction this summer. In August, the 1792 Washington President gold eagle will be auctioned without reserve at the American Numismatic Association’s annual World’s Fair of Money Convention in Philadelphia. According

Geer Steyn Receives the Saltus Award at FIDEM 2018

Geer Steyn Receives the Saltus Award at FIDEM 2018

Geer Steyn became the fifty seventh recipient of the J. Sanford Saltus Award for excellence in medallic art at the biannual conference of the International Art Medal Federation (FIDEM) in Ottawa, Ontario on May 29, 2018. Donald Scarinci, Chairman of the Saltus Award Committee of

Rare Brasher Doubloon Sells for Record $5 Million

A rare 1787 New York Brasher Doubloon was recently sold for more than $5 million. The transaction, which was brokered by Heritage Auctions, sets one of the highest prices ever reported for an American coin. The Brasher Doubloon is one of the rarest and most historical of

U.S. Mint Finally Has New Permanent Director

David J. Ryder is now the new Director of the U.S. Mint after being confirmed by the Senate on March 21, 2018. The Mint has not had a permanent director since Edmund C. Moy left it in January 2011. Long-Standing Vacancy at U.S. Mint  Ryder

US Mint Issues an Angry Breast Cancer Awareness Coin

What should have been an obverse coin design depicting women empowered in the fight against breast cancer instead became a design of women who are angry and in protest.  There is a subtle difference in expression between power and anger.  Unfortunately, the US Mint got

5 Euro “Planet Earth”

Krause Coin of the Year Awards for Coins Dated 2016

Germany won the 2018 Krause Coin of the Year Award for coins dated 2016. The winner is the 5 Euro silver “Planet Earth” coin with the new polymer ring technology.  The coin was designed by Stefan Klein. An easy win in the Most Innovative category,

US Mint Medal Program

Newly-Announced US Mint Medal Program is Just Bullion

Last week, after years of prodding by members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the collector community, the United States Mint finally announced a medal program. Unfortunately, it is nothing more than a bullion sales program and is likely to do more to

2017 Brookgreen Medal was designed by Heidi Wastweet

2017 Brookgreen Medal by Heidi Wastweet

The 2017 Brookgreen Medal was designed by Heidi Wastweet. Her unique design features the first square-shaped medal in the series. The prestigious Brookgreen Gardens medals collection is now one of only two series of American Art medals that exists. It follows the tradition of other

Tom Uram

CCAC Member Tom Uram on the ANA Board of Governors

Tom Uram has been elected to the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Board of Governors for the 2017-19 election term. Uram is also a member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee and President of the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN). Uram was sworn-in to his new

OSS Congressional Gold Medal

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) recently approved designs for a Congressional Gold Medal to collectively honor to the members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). The medal will be awarded “in recognition of their superior service and major contributions during World War II.”

Karim Abdul-Jabbar

Karim Abdul-Jabbar Appointed to CCAC

Author and Hall of Fame basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the latest member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).  While many Americans know him as an author or as an NBA legend, the coin collector community knows him as a collector of 1850 to

Third Deluxe Edition of Mega Red Now Available

Third Deluxe Edition of Mega Red Now Available

The ubiquitous Red Book is the gold standard for coin collectors. The expanded version, aptly named Mega Red, includes 1,504 pages that are more than 30 percent larger than those in the standard Red Book. The latest version is now on sale. Mega Red’s coverage

AMSA American Medal of the Year Awarded to Susan Taylor

The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) recently announced the winner of the American Medal of the Year Award. Susan Taylor, a Canadian artist, won for her Remembrance medal. It honors the heroic efforts of the Taylor’s grandfather, George Edie and his fellow comrades who fought in

African American Lady Liberty

African American Lady Liberty to Grace New Gold Coin

The U.S. Mint recently announced that the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin design will feature Liberty as an African-American woman. The new $100 gold coin joins part of a series of coins depicting Lady Liberty in a new and modern way.  “Lady Liberty,

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

through American Numismatic Society’s (ANS) new Digital Library.

Medallic Art of the ANS, 1865–2014 Now Available as Free E-Book

The American Numismatic Society is leading the way for numismatic ebooks.  While the ebook has captured the commercial market for fiction and non-fiction books, numismatic booksellers like Whitman and Krause Publications have not been so quick to produce electronic versions of their reference books. The

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.

Boystown

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,

The 800th Anniversary of the magna carter coin from http://www.royalmint.com/shop/800th_Anniversary_of_Magna_Carta_2015_UK_2_pound_BU_Coin

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,

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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

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II continues to age gracefully both in life and in coin. This coin is fromTelegraph UK

Royal Mint Unveils New Queen Elizabeth II Effigy

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II continues to age gracefully both in life and in coin. The Royal Mint recently unveiled the fifth effigy of the monarch, who has spent more than 63 years on the throne. The new design will be used on British coinage as

Maria Carmela Colaneri of Italy’s Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato received the Krause Lifetime Achievement Award in Coin Design at the World Mint Director’s Conference held in Berlin on January 31. She accepted the award in Italian to great applause.

Maria Carmela Colaneri Received the Krause Lifetime Achievement

Maria Carmela Colaneri of Italy’s Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato received the Krause Lifetime Achievement Award in Coin Design at the World Mint Director’s Conference held in Berlin on January 31. She accepted the award in Italian to great applause. Maria Carmela Colaneri is best

For Americans traveling to Turks & Caicos there is no need to worry about converting money or returning home from vacation with a pocket full of coins you will never use. The official currency is the U.S. dollar.

No Currency Conversion in Turks & Caicos

For Americans traveling to Turks & Caicos there is no need to worry about converting money or returning home from vacation with a pocket full of coins you will never use. The official currency is the U.S. dollar. Like 50 countries across the globe, he

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Austria Sweeps Krause Coin of the Year 2013

Austria took top honors winning the Krause Coin of the Year for coins dates 2013 with its 50 euro gold coin, KM-3218, depicting Gustav Klimt’s, “The Expectation.” It is the second coin in Austria’s five year series celebrating the painter’s work. It was a big

Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres Congressional Gold Medal Makes History

The U.S. Mint will make history this week when it shows the world that it can produce the Shimon Peres Congressional Gold Medall from concept to finished product in just over one month. No private mint could have met the deadline set by Congress on

Mary Lannin Joins CCAC

Mary N. Lannin, the newest member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), attended her first meeting in Philadelphia on May 19, 2014, where she reviewed designs for the 2015 March of Dime Commemorative, the 9-11 Congressional gold medals, and a Code Talker medal. The

Robert Julian Named 2012 Numismatist of the Year

Anyone who appreciates or collects the medals made at the United States Mint in the 19th Century knows Robert Julian and his magnum opus, Medals of the United States Mint the First Century 1792 to 1892 published by the Token & Medal Society, 1977. I

Die Varieties of the “Washington Before Boston” Medal

September 8, 2012:  Washingtonia was the topic of this year’s gathering of the colonial coin elite at Rodger Siboni’s home in New Jersey.  New finds and discoveries were presented and some significant collections of Washingtonia were displayed. The highlight, in my opinion, was a New

CCAC Reviews Code Talker Medals

At its meeting in Washington on Tuesday, June 26, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee of the United States Mint considered candidate designs for four medals in the Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medal Program. Congress awarded these medals “in recognition of the dedication and valor of

Coin of the Year Awards for 2010 Coins

By Donald Scarinci Israel won the coin of the Year for its 2010 Jonah in the Whale 2 Sheqalim coin.  The coin had been selected as the “most artistic” category winner. Judges for Krause Publications nominated 95 coins issued in 2010 from around the world