Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will release the third and final coin in its Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series (product code 20EJ) on January 30 at noon EST. The theme of the coin is Pursuit of ...

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Final release in Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series on sale January 30 and more...

Final release in Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series on sale January 30

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will release the third and final coin in its Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series (product code 20EJ) on January 30 at noon EST. The theme of the coin is Pursuit of Happiness.

The obverse (heads) design of the 2020 coin depicts Lady Liberty harvesting the fruits of her labor with a young girl at play nearby. The overflowing cornucopia she carries is a symbol of the physical, intellectual, and spiritual bounty only liberty makes possible—the good things that nourish the body, enliven the mind, and satisfy the soul. The home, orchard, and silo represent American hopes, values, and aspirations and bring to a close the narrative told throughout the backgrounds of the series—from furrowed earth, to prairies and mountains, and finally to an agrarian field. The stubble field alludes to the ingenuity and exertion required to claim liberty’s promise.

Obverse inscriptions are E PLURIBUS UNUM,...

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January 21, 2020, CCAC meeting: End of World War II 75th Anniversary medals and 24-karat gold coin

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Today, at 12:00 noon (EDT), the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a meeting to review and discuss designs for the upcoming 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII 24-karat gold coins and silver/bronze medals. Below are the various proposed obverse and reverse designs for the 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII 24-karat gold coins and silver/bronze medals. Let us know in the comments which designs you would choose!

Obverse Designs

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Reverse Designs

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Bowers on collecting: Waldo C. Moore still relevant today 102 years later

By Q. David Bowers

We can always learn from the past. And with numismatics, this is still relevant. Waldo C. Moore wrote this in The Numismatist in December 1918:

It is difficult to give any general advice about collecting; it is a matter of taste. If one means to become a collector, and not merely a possessor, it is wisest to choose perhaps a somewhat limited field. To collect everything numismatic means to acquire much that does not interest, and therefore one often becomes discouraged. The more acquired the more one finds there is to be gotten, and the farther one seems to be from a constantly receding goal. Decide what interests most and then make the tackle. In this way the collector may in time be able to assemble a collection that will be worthwhile.

Now and again the collector may hear of a certain specimen of numismatic art fetching a very large price indeed, and so be led to believe that that represents its market value; the consequence being that should another piece of...

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2020 National Park of American Samoa five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin to be released February 6 at noon

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On February 6 at 12:00 noon (ET), the Mint will release the 2020 National Park of American Samoa five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin (20AJ). This coin is the 51st release overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. There are no product or household order limits, but the mintage limit is set at 20,000. Each coin bears the “P” mint mark of the Philadelphia Mint and is composed of 99.9% silver. The price of the 2020 National Park of American Samoa five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin is $178.25 on the Mint’s website.

The reverse design depicts a Samoan fruit bat mother hanging upside down alongside her pup.

Inscriptions include NATIONAL PARK, AMERICAN SAMOA, the year 2020, and E PLURIBUS UNUM on the reverse. On the edge is .999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE.

The 2020 National Park of American Samoa five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin is the America the Beautiful Quarters Program’s first release in 2020.

For more information about this coin, please visit the...

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2020 American Platinum Eagle Proof coin — Pursuit of Happiness — to be released January 30 at noon

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On January 30 at 12 noon (ET) the United States Mint will release the 2020 Preamble to the Declaration of Independence American Platinum Eagle Proof coin — Pursuit of Happiness (20EJ). This is the final coin in this series, the other two being Life coin released in 2018, and the Liberty coin released in 2019. The Pursuit of Happiness coin has a mintage and product limit of 13,000 (each), and a household order limit of one. Each coin contains one troy ounce of 99.95% platinum, has a reeded edge, and bears the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.

The obverse of the coin was designed by Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Justin Kunz and depicts Lady Liberty harvesting fruits and grains with a young girl playing with a butterfly in the foreground. Inscriptions include Happiness, LIBERTY, E PLURIBUS UNUM, IN GOD WE TRUST, and the year 2020.

The common reverse shared by all three coins was designed by AIP Designer Patricia Lucas-Morris and depicts an...

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