The Royal Mint have released a new crown coin which honours the observance of Remembrance Day, the anniversary of the end of the Great War (later, after 1945, referred to as World War I). As the world reaches the centenary anniversary of the conclusion ...

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United Kingdom: Remembrance Day, the end of the Great War, displayed on new crown coin and more...

United Kingdom: Remembrance Day, the end of the Great War, displayed on new crown coin

The Royal Mint have released a new crown coin which honours the observance of Remembrance Day, the anniversary of the end of the Great War (later, after 1945, referred to as World War I). As the world reaches the centenary anniversary of the conclusion of this deadly conflict, once referred to as the “war to end all wars” due to the new weapons and strategies utilised on the battlefields, the ceremony known as Remembrance Day takes on a greater degree of solemnity and historical importance.

The war was sparked off by the assassination of the heir to the throne of the empire of Austria-Hungary, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, while he was on a visit to the capital of Bosnia-Hercegovina in 1914 — then a part of the Empire. The great powers of Europe began to take sides. There was honour at stake, and punishment was going to be faced by those responsible for this treacherous act. Within weeks, sides were formed out of defence treaties and traditional alliances of peoples and regions....

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Final product marking the Mint’s 225th anniversary goes on sale on October 19

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the American Liberty 225th Anniversary Silver Four-Medal Set (product code 17XD) on October 19 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set is the fourth and final product released this year to mark this milestone in the bureau’s history.

Minted in 99.9 percent silver, each medal in this set bears a unique finish and mint mark of the respective United States Mint facility where it was produced:

  • San Francisco Mint, “S” mintmark, Proof finish
  • Philadelphia Mint, “P” mintmark, Reverse Proof finish
  • Denver Mint, “D” mintmark, Uncirculated finish
  • West Point Mint, “W” mintmark, Enhanced Uncirculated finish

The medals feature a modern rendition of Liberty on the common obverse (heads), by Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Justin Kunz. Kunz’s design depicts a profile of Liberty wearing a crown of stars with the inscriptions LIBERTY, 1792, and 2017. United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver...

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A Guide Book of Gold Eagle Coins: Dave Bowers, books, and America’s $10 gold coins

A new book on U.S. gold eagles ($10 coins) will debut just before Thanksgiving 2017.

Its author, Q. David Bowers, nicknamed the “Dean of American Numismatics,” has been studying U.S. gold coins for more than 60 years, and writing about them almost as long. He has examined more than 5,000 numismatic catalogs, read countless periodicals, and studied all the available books on gold coins. On top of this old-fashioned “book learning,” he has personally examined hundreds of thousands of gold coins, many of them in the process of cataloging the most famous coin collections ever to cross an auction block.

His studying began even before he laid hands on his first gold coin. Dave has told me that when he was a young numismatist (he got started as a coin dealer in his early teens, in the 1950s), gold pieces weren’t seen very often. Even among the grownups in his hobby club such coins were rarely brought in for show-and-tell, or to trade. It wouldn’t be until the early 1970s that...

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Canada: Stanley Cup’s 125th anniversary marked with unique, trophy-shaped silver coin

The Royal Canadian Mint have released a new coin which is a replica of the famed Stanley Cup trophy. It has been minted for the 125th anniversary of its establishment as the premier prize in the sport of ice hockey — considered Canada’s national pastime. The RCM has produced numerous other coins dedicated to the sport, including silver $20 coins celebrating Canadian hockey in general and amateur ice hockey in particular, and earlier this year, a circulating 25-cent coin celebrating the Stanley Cup‘s 125th anniversary and a circulating $1 coin saluting the centennial of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

It was 1892 when the governor-general of Canada, Lord Stanley, donated a silver bowl for the purpose of fostering a competitive spirit between Canada’s amateur hockey teams. From this expression of support sprung a rich legacy, as the Stanley Cup evolved into the most revered trophy in professional sports — and a celebrated icon in Canada. This new innovative and technologically...

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2019 quarters and the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary commemoratives subjects of the next public CCAC meeting

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for October 18, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room, United States Mint, 801 9th Street NW., Washington, DC 20220.

The CCAC will review and discuss candidate designs for the obverse of the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program, revised versions of the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Program candidate designs honoring American Memorial Park (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), and concepts and themes for the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful Quarters Program.

Interested members of the public may either attend the meeting in person or dial in to listen to the meeting at (866) 564-9287/Access Code: 62956028.

Interested persons should call the CCAC HOTLINE at (202) 354-7502 for the latest update on meeting time and room location.

Any member of the...

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