The following is a list of artist submissions and their descriptions for the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series that were reviewed at yesterday’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting. Additional designs that were reviewed and ...

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: First amendment designs for the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series and more...

CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: First amendment designs for the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series

The following is a list of artist submissions and their descriptions for the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series that were reviewed at yesterday’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting. Additional designs that were reviewed and discussed during the meeting were the 2021-2022 Native American $1 coin, the 2020 Coast Guard medal, and the 2020 Air Force medal — all of which will be covered in subsequent articles. Let us know in the comments which design you would choose for each year!

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Bowers on collecting: The 2018 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo

As you read these words I am getting ready to go to the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore next week from Wednesday the 24th through Saturday. What a nice event this will be! Guaranteed! It always is!

On the program is the annual meeting of the Colonial Coin Collectors Club, founded in 1993, and now with several hundred enthusiastic members. Complementing this will be a grand auction by Stack’s Bowers Galleries featuring outstanding colonial coins including in the Archangel Collection, plus two memorable currency collections — the Joel Anderson Collection Part 3 — with many incredible rarities as well as affordable items, and the Caine Collection of federal Proof notes. Each of these is definitive. Beyond that, there are many federal coins from half cents to double eagles, commemoratives, and more — plus additional paper money. If you are looking for it, chances are we have it.


That is not all. A dynamic bourse with hundreds of dealers from all...

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Greece: New 2018 10-coin Proof set includes two additional commemorative €2 pieces

The Bank of Greece has announced that they will issue, on the 25th October, this year’s Proof quality coin sets which include all eight circulation denominations — as well as two commemorative €2 coins which were issued earlier this year. The set includes the circulation pieces ranging from one euro cent to two euros. The additional commemorative coins included are:

  • €2, designed by George Stamatopoulos. This commemorative coin marks the 70th anniversary of the union of the Dodecanese Islands with Greece. After the end of World War II, by virtue of the peace treaty signed with Italy, the Italian-occupied Dodecanese islands were ceded to Greece. The official unification ceremony took place on the 7th March 1948.

  • €2, designed by George Stamatopoulos. In remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the death of Kostis Palamas (1859-1943). Palamas is remembered as one of the primary writers that revitalised modern Greek poetry and became a towering figure in...

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Death’s head hawkmoth coin

Description: Silver Coin

The coin is designed in the shape of a globe with a death’s head hawkmoth hovering over it.

The obverse shows the coat of arms of Tanzania in a circle, above the name of the country, below the denomination. The circle is embedded in a meshwork of lines that make up a complex star. Below the year of issue in a rectangle.

The reverse presents a detailed death’s head hawkmoth hovering over a globe minted in black Proof, which is covered by a complex meshwork of lines. In the bottom field is the inscription SIC TRANSIT GLORIA MUNDI.

Description: Gold Coin

The obverse depicts the coat of arms of Tanzania, above the name of the country, below the denomination.

The reverse features a death’s head hawkmoth in a night sky above a mountain range below the year of issue 2018.

Story

The pattern that the death’s head hawkmoth (Acherontia atropos) wears on its thorax makes it very special. In the Baroque era, the “death bird” was considered a symbol...

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United Kingdom: New crown coin celebrates the 70th birthday of HRH Charles, Prince of Wales

The Royal Mint has released (15th October) the new coins that will commemorate the latest celebration for the Royal Family in 2018, which is the 70th birthday of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, occurring on the 14th November 2018. The portrait of the Prince of Wales has been created by experienced engraver Robert Elderton, whose previous coin designs include the 40th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation in 1993 and a portrait of HRH the Duke of Sussex on his 21st birthday.

The depiction shows a sensitive profile portrait of His Royal Highness facing to the right with the commemorative text H R H THE PRINCE OF WALES, which is placed above the prince’s effigy. For the first time, quarter-ounce platinum coins with a face value of £25 will also be issued and will include the same design as the crown coins. The text 70TH BIRTHDAY is placed below.

The obverse includes the fifth effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Royal Mint Engraver Jody Clark, and has been in use...

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