Representatives from the United States Mint, the Nevada State Museum, and the State of Nevada will participate in a celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of the production of the first coin at the Carson City Mint in 1870 on Tuesday, February 4, ...

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United States Mint to participate in Carson City Mint 150th anniversary celebration and more...

United States Mint to participate in Carson City Mint 150th anniversary celebration

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Representatives from the United States Mint, the Nevada State Museum, and the State of Nevada will participate in a celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of the production of the first coin at the Carson City Mint in 1870 on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (PST). The event will be held at the Nevada State Museum (Carson City), 600 N. Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701.

The event will include the ceremonial striking of a special sesquicentennial silver medallion on the historic Coin Press 1, which was used to produce coins bearing the “CC” mint mark. A buffet lunch reception and cake cutting will round out the program.

The following individuals will be in attendance:

  • David Ryder, Director, United States Mint
  • Steve Sisolak, Governor
  • Kate Marshall, Lt. Governor
  • Mark Amodei, U.S. Congressman
  • Zach Conine, State Treasurer
  • Robert Crowell,...

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PCGS Coin Quest launches new challenges, incentives for 2020 coins

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PCGS is now offering an exciting opportunity for collectors who seek 2020 coins for their collections.

The 2019-W PCGS Quarter Quest was a great success with its prizes and limited-edition labels for early submissions of the five different “W” America the Beautiful quarters struck at the West Point Mint. Now PCGS has rolled out Coin Quest 2020, offering a variety of incentives, special labels, and cash prizes as high as $2,500.

How does PCGS Coin Quest 2020 work and what coins should collectors be looking for? This fun and challenging program involves the search for high-grade early finds of Philadelphia- and Denver-minted 2020 Lincoln cents, Jefferson nickels, and Roosevelt dimes. The goal is to find the best examples of 2020-P and 2020-D cents, nickels, and dimes before the elements of wear and time get to them, all while completing the highest-graded set of these coins possible.

The earlier these coins are found, the...

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New Zealand: Extinct Chatham Island crested penguin features on latest silver and colour Proof coins

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The Reserve Bank of New Zealand, via New Zealand Post, has announced (22nd January) the release of new collector coins commemorating one of the country’s extinct animals. Believed to have existed until Polynesians arrived in the Chathams about 450 years ago, the Chatham Islands crested penguin was among the largest of the crested penguins, with the largest specimens being comparable in size to the royal penguin. Polynesians around 1450 A.D. settled the Chathams, and the Eudyptes warhami (to use its scientific name) was probably hunted to extinction within 150 to 200 years, along with many bird species and one species of sea lion. It was almost undoubtedly extinct before Europeans arrived at the Chathams.

Subfossil deposits on main Chatham Island had been identified in 1994 which differed from previously identified species and likely represented a species of crested penguin endemic to the Chathams. It was referred to as the “Chatham Island crested penguin,” with...

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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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Fabulous Flying Eagle and Indian cent exhibit to appear at Long Beach Expo February 20-22, 2020

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Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is excited to announce an upcoming exhibit of PCGS-certified Flying Eagle and Indian cents at the Long Beach Expo Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show in Long Beach, California, February 20-22, 2020. A Fabulous Exhibition of Flying Eagle and Indian cents brings together an outstanding collection of small cents from the 19th and early 20th centuries, including business strikes, Proofs, and patterns of unparalleled quality.

The display encompasses more than 170 coins from three veteran PCGS Set Registry members Stewart Blay, Mark Hagen, and Douglas Wright. Not only does the exhibit include an exemplary collection of PCGS-graded Flying Eagle and Indian cents — many being the finest known for their respective issue — but one will also find some outstanding, rarely seen Flying Eagle and Indian cent patterns. The exhibit debuted at the Florida United Numismatists...

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