(Pelham, AL) — The 74th edition of the coin-collecting hobby’s annual Guide Book of United States Coins (popularly known as the “Red Book”) debuted in April 2020. A special limited edition of 212 copies was released with a custom ...
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New special-edition Red Book celebrating the 1920–2020 centennial of the Manila Mint is sold out! and more...

New special-edition Red Book celebrating the 1920–2020 centennial of the Manila Mint is sold out!

The front cover, back cover, and spine of the 1920–2020 Manila Mint special edition distinguish it from the regular-edition Red Book. 260 copies were printed; 48 were damaged in transit, leaving 212 for sale to collectors. The issue sold out within six weeks. Hover to zoom.

(Pelham, AL) — The 74th edition of the coin-collecting hobby’s annual Guide Book of United States Coins (popularly known as the “Red Book”) debuted in April 2020. A special limited edition of 212 copies was released with a custom goldfoil-stamped cover and a tip-in sheet celebrating the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Manila Mint. The limited print run sold out within six weeks. Sales of the special edition support the educational mission of the Philippine Collectors Forum.

The so-called Wilson dollar of 1920, struck to commemorate the opening of the Manila Mint. Its reverse design is featured on the front cover of the Manila Mint special-edition Red Book. (Photos courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries).

The front cover of the Manila Mint Centennial special edition features the reverse design of the so-called Wilson Dollar (HK-449/450), which was struck at the Mint of the Philippine Islands when it opened in Manila in 1920.

The so-called Wilson dollar of 1920, struck to commemorate the opening of the Manila Mint. Its reverse design is featured on the front cover of the Manila Mint special-edition Red Book. (Photos courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries).

The Philippine Collectors Forum was established in August 2003 at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Baltimore, Maryland. The group was founded by Raymond Czahor and Ken Seymore with the active support of ANA President John Wilson. 75 collectors attended the first meeting — the annual convention’s largest club attendance that year except for the Boy Scouts of America. The Philippine Collectors Forum is a nonprofit group and an official member club of the ANA. It holds annual meetings at the World’s Fair of Money. The Forum’s mission is to promote education about U.S./Philippine coinage, medals, tokens, paper money, scrip, and other numismatic items.

The Manila Mint traces its history back to the colonial era of the Philippine Islands. In April 1899, as a condition of the treaty ending the Spanish-American War, Spain transferred control of the Philippines to the United States. One of the government’s early tasks was to sponsor a new territorial coinage. The resulting coins, introduced in 1903, were designed by Filipino silversmith, sculptor, engraver, and art professor Melecio Figueroa. They bear the names of both the Philippines (FILIPINAS, the Spanish name for the islands) and of the United States of America. The silver coins feature a female personification of the Philippines before the volcanic Mount Mayon (northeast of the capital city of Manila). The minor coinage shows a young Filipino man, bare-chested and seated at an anvil with a hammer.

A 1925 centavo minted in Manila; note the legends identifying both the Philippines (“Filipinas”) and the United States of America. (Photos courtesy of NGC).

In the early years, most of the coins were produced at the San Francisco Mint and then shipped to the islands. On February 18, 1918, the Philippine Legislature passed an appropriations bill for the construction of machinery for a new mint in Manila. The Great War was interfering with shipments from the United States. A local mint was seen as being more expedient and economical. In addition, a local mint would support the United States’ goal of moving the Philippines toward its own governance and infrastructure.

A 1925 centavo minted in Manila; note the legends identifying both the Philippines (“Filipinas”) and the United States of America. (Photos courtesy of NGC).

The mint was built in Manila in the Intendencia Building, which housed the offices and hall of the Senate, and the offices and vaults of the Philippine Treasury. Its machinery was designed and built in Philadelphia under the supervision of U.S. Mint chief mechanical engineer Clifford Hewitt, who also oversaw its installation in Manila. The facility was opened, with formalities and machine demonstrations, on July 15, 1920. The fanfare included the production of an official commemorative medal in gold, silver, and bronze. The first specimen of these medals was struck by Speaker of the House of Representatives Sergio Osmeña (later president of the Commonwealth in the final years of World War II).

A silver 20-centavos coin struck at the Manila Mint in 1941, before Japanese forces overtook the islands and stopped the mint’s production.

The Manila Mint produced coins for the Philippines from 1920 until Japanese forces invaded the islands in 1941, at which time it ceased operation. (The Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco mints would strike coins for the Philippines in 1944 and 1945.) Filipino and Filipino-American military service members, guerrillas, civilians, and leaders were vitally important in the Allied victory in World War II.

A silver 20-centavos coin struck at the Manila Mint in 1941, before Japanese forces overtook the islands and stopped the mint’s production.

The mint’s buildings were largely destroyed by bombing during the liberation of the Philippines later in the war.

The Commonwealth of the Philippines became an independent republic on July 4, 1946. Today the Philippine coins of 1903 to 1945, including those struck at the mint in Manila, are important mementos of a significant chapter in U.S. history and numismatics. They are a testament to the close ties and special relationship between the United States and the republic and people of the Philippines.

The Philippine Collectors Forum is proud to honor the legacy of the Mint of the Philippine Islands with the 1920–2020 commemorative limited edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins.


About the Guide Book of United States Coins

A Guide Book of United States Coins is the world’s most popular annual retail price guide for U.S. coins, tokens, and other numismatic items. 24 million copies have been purchased since 1946, making it one of the best-selling nonfiction titles in the history of U.S. publishing.

For the 74th edition, more than 100 professional coin dealers, scholars, and other numismatic experts contributed their knowledge under the direction of Senior Editor Jeff Garrett, Research Editor Q. David Bowers, and Editor Emeritus Kenneth Bressett.

The 74th edition of the Red Book is available online and at bookstores and hobby shops nationwide. Whitman Publishing offers a Large Print Edition and several formats of the regular edition (hardcover; spiralbound softcover; and spiralbound hardcover). For more information and to order, visit the website of Whitman Publishing.

About Whitman Publishing

Whitman Publishing is the world’s leading producer of numismatic reference books, supplies, and products to display and store coins and paper money. The company’s high-quality books educate readers in the rich, colorful history of American and world coinage and currency, and teach how to build great collections. Archival-quality Whitman folders, albums, cases, and other holders keep collectibles safe and allow them to be shown off to friends and family.

Whitman Publishing is the Official Supplier of the American Numismatic Association. As a benefit of membership in the ANA, members can borrow the Red Book (and other Whitman books) for free from the Association’s Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library, and also receive 10% off all Whitman purchases. Details are on the website of the ANA.

A Guide Book of United States Coins, 74th edition

464 pages, full color.

By R.S. Yeoman; senior editor Jeff Garrett; research editor Q. David Bowers;

editor emeritus Kenneth Bressett.

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meets by teleconference June 23

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting by teleconference on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EDT).

Agenda (subject to change): 

  • Review and discussion of candidate designs for the 2021 Christa McAuliffe silver dollar commemorative coin.
  • Review and discussion of candidate designs for the American Gold Eagle and American Silver Eagle coins.
  • Review and discussion of candidate designs for the Larry Doby Congressional Gold Medal.
  • Review and discussion of candidate designs for the United States Marine Corps silver medal.
  • Review and discussion of candidate designs for the Secretary Mnuchin Secretary of the Treasury medal.
  • Review and discussion of candidate designs for the President Trump Presidential medal.

Who: Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC)

          Pursuant to 31 U.S.C. § 5135, the CCAC was established to:

  • Advise the Secretary of the Treasury on any theme or design proposals relating to circulating coinage, bullion coinage, commemorative coins, Congressional gold medals, and national and other medals produced by the Secretary;
  • Advise the Secretary of the Treasury with regard to the events, persons, or places that the Committee recommends to be commemorated; and
  • Advise the Secretary of the Treasury with respect to the mintage level for any commemorative coin recommended.

When: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Where: By teleconferenceThe meeting is open to interested members of the public and news media.  Interested members of the public may dial in to listen to the meeting at 888-330-1716, access code 1137147.

Note: Dial-in access is listen only; phones must be muted to not disturb discussion.

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U.S. Mint sales report: Week ending June 14, 2020

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This U.S. Mint numismatic sales report covers the week ending June 14, 2020. The Mint’s best-selling product this week was the 2020-S U.S. Mint Proof Set (plus 2020-W Proof nickel) (20RG), which sold 8,195 units. In second place was the 2020-S U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set (plus 2020-W Reverse Proof nickel) (20RH) with 7,343 sold. The third best-selling item this week was the 2020-P Basketball Hall of Fame $1 silver Proof coin (20CC), with 5,801 individual units sold. It’s followed by the 2020-S Basketball Hall of Fame clad 50c Proof coin (20CE), with 1,856 sold; and the 2020-P Basketball Hall of Fame $1 silver coin (20CD), with 1,561 sold.

This week saw a downward adjustment of -56 for the 2019-P Frank Church River Wilderness silver five-ounce Uncirculated coin (19AN), -10 for the 2020 America the Beautiful American Samoa 100-Coin Bag (P) (20ABA), and -5 for the 2020-W one-ounce American Silver Eagle $1 Proof coin (20EA).

The following are the U.S. Mint’s cumulative sales figures for the reporting period ending Sunday, June 14. “LKS” indicates that the number given is the last known sales figure for a sold-out item. Mintage and product limits are indicated, where applicable; if a coin is in stock but is nearing sold-out status, a link to the Mint’s product page is provided. Items in italics either are scheduled for release or have been released too recently to appear on the report; items in bold are appearing on the report for the first time.

Week Ending +/- Notes
6/7/20 6/14/20
COMMEMORATIVE PROGRAMS
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 75th Anniversary
20CG 2020-D Basketball Hall of Fame Clad 50c Coin 9,709 10,655 946
20CE 2020-S Basketball Hall of Fame Clad 50c PF Coin 18,312 20,168 1,856
20CD 2020-P Basketball Hall of Fame $1 Silver Coin 14,395 15,956 1,561
20CC 2020-P Basketball Hall of Fame $1 Silver PF Coin 44,215 50,016 5,801
20CB 2020-W Basketball Hall of Fame $5 Gold Coin 2,519 2,666 147
20CA 2020-W Basketball Hall of Fame $5 Gold PF Coin 5,750 6,284 534
20CH 2020-S Basketball Hall of Fame Enhanced Unc. Clad 50c Kids Set 20,280 21,828 1,548
AMERICAN LIBERTY PROGRAM
17XA 2017-W Am. Lib. 225th Anniv. 1-oz. Gold $100 PF Coin 31,877 31,902 25
18XF 2018-W Am. Liberty 1/10-oz. Gold $10 PF Coin 33,228 33,360 132 Mintage limit 135,000
19DA 2019-W Am. Liberty High Relief Gold Coin 9,431 9,455 24 Mintage limit 50,000
19DB 2019-P Am. Liberty High Relief Silver Medal 36,356 36,887 531
PRESIDENTIAL MEDALS PROGRAM
S801 George Washington Pres. Silver Medal 24,528 24,630 102
S802 John Adams Pres. Silver Medal 18,809 18,852 43
S803 Thomas Jefferson Pres. Silver Medal 16,281 16,352 71
S804 James Madison Pres. Silver Medal 12,389 12,447 58
S805 James Monroe Pres. Silver Medal 11,538 11,595 57
S806 John Quincy Adams Pres. Silver Medal 10,986 11,041 55
S807 Andrew Jackson Pres. Silver Medal 10,668 10,793 125
AMERICAN PALLADIUM EAGLE PROGRAM
19EK 2019 1-oz. APaE $25 Rev. PF Coin 17,404 17,437 33
AMERICAN PLATINUM EAGLE PROGRAM
18EJ 2018 1-oz. APE $100 PF Coin 14,101 14,123 22
19EJ 2019 1-oz. APE $100 PF Coin 10,375 10,404 29
20EJ 2020 1-oz. APE $100 PF Coin 6,586 6,661 75 Mintage limit 13,000
AMERICAN GOLD EAGLE PROGRAM
19EH 2019 1-oz. AGE $50 Unc. Coin 5,851 5,851 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
19EB 2019 1-oz. AGE $50 PF Coin 5,668 5,684 16
19EC 2019 1/2-oz. AGE $25 PF Coin 1,876 1,876 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
19ED 2019 1/4-oz. AGE $10 PF Coin 3,035 3,035 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
19EE 2019 1/10-oz. AGE $5 PF Coin 10,231 10,231 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
19EF 2019 AGE PF 4-Coin Set 7,490 7,497 7
20EB 2020 1-oz. AGE $50 PF Coin 3,086 3,188 102
20EC 2020 1/2-oz. AGE $25 PF Coin 1,180 1,218 38
20ED 2020 1/4-oz. AGE $10 PF Coin 1,806 1,875 69
20EE 2020 1/10-oz. AGE $5 PF Coin 6,691 6,948 257
20EF 2020 AGE PF 4-Coin Set 5,648 5,681 33
AMERICAN SILVER EAGLE PROGRAM
19EA 2019-W 1-oz. ASE $1 PF Coin 345,380 345,380 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
19EA 040 2019-W 1-oz. ASE $1 PF Coin, bulk (40 coins each) 745 745 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
19EM 2019-S 1-oz. ASE $1 PF Coin 146,719 146,719 0 Currently unavailable
19EM 040 2019-S 1-oz. ASE $1 PF Coin, bulk (40 coins each) 137 137 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
19XE 2019-S 1-oz. ASE $1 Enh. Rev. PF Coin 29,707 29,707 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
19EG 2019-W 1-oz. ASE $1 Unc. Coin 137,093 137,913 820
19EG 040 2019-W 1-oz. ASE $1 Unc. Coin, bulk (40 coins each) 66 66 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
19XB 2019-W 1-oz. ASE Pride of Two Nations 2-Coin Set 99,675 99,675 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report as of 5/24/20
20EA 2020-W 1-ox. ASE $1 PF Coin 272,805 272,800 -5 Currently unavailable
20EA 040 2020-W 1-ox. ASE $1 PF Coin, bulk (40 coins each) 600 600 0
AMERICAN GOLD BUFFALO PROGRAM
19EL 2019-W 1-oz. AGB $50 PF Coin 14,830 14,830 0 Currently unavailable
20EL 2020-W 1-oz. AGB $50 PF Coin 7,709 7,905 196
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 5-OZ SILVER 25c UNC. COINS
19AJ 2019-P Lowell Nat’l Historical Park Silver 5-oz. Unc. Coin 15,284 15,302 18
19AK 2019-P American Memorial Park Silver 5-oz. Unc. Coin 14,514 14,527 13
19AL 2019-P War in the Pacific Nat’l Historical Park Silver 5-oz. Unc. Coin 15,644 15,677 33
19AM 2019-P San Antonio Missions Nat’l Historical Park Silver 5-oz. Unc. Coin 14,803 14,831 28
19AN 2019-P F. Church River Wilderness Silver 5-oz. Unc. Coin 13,861 13,805 -56
20AJ 2020-P National Park of American Samoa 14,980 15,089 109 Mintage limit 20,000
20AK 2020-P Weir Farm Nat’l Historic Site Silver 5-oz. Unc. Coin 12,157 12,318 161
PROOF SETS
ATB Quarters Proof Sets
19AP 2019-S ATB Quarters PF Set 72,514 72,600 86
20AP 2020-S ATB Quarters Proof Set 50,659 51,985 1,326
American Innovation $1 Proof Sets
19GA 2019-S American Innovation $1 PF Set 98,141 99,253 1,112
U.S. Mint Proof Sets
19RG 2019-S U.S. Mint PF Set 577,572 578,086 514
20RG 2020-S U.S. Mint PF Set (plus 2020-W Proof nickel) 272,013 280,208 8,195
Other Proof Sets
18RD 2018-S Birth Set 32,352 32,387 35
18RE 2018-S Happy Birthday Set 17,719 17,719 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
18RF 2018-W Congratulations Set 19,267 19,267 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
19RD 2019-S Birth Set 28,834 28,909 75
19RE 2019-S Happy Birthday Set 18,164 18,185 21
19RF 2019-W Congratulations Set 28,201 28,286 85
19NR 2019-P Native American $1 Coin & Currency Set 46,367 46,475 108
20RD 2020 Birth Set 12,369 13,008 639
20RE 2020 Happy Birthday Set 11,511 11,934 423
20RF 2020 Congratulations Set 24,446 24,446 0 Currently unavailable
SILVER PROOF SETS
America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets
18AQ 2018-S ATB Quarters Silver PF Set 79,301 79,301 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
19AQ 2019-S ATB Quarters Silver PF Set 73,543 73,676 133
20AQ 2020-S ATB Quarters Silver Proof Set 54,050 54,729 679
U.S. Mint Silver Proof Sets
19RH 2019-S U.S. Mint Silver PF Set (plus 2020-W Reverse Proof cent) 400,009 400,531 522
20RH 2020-S U.S. Mint Silver PF Set (plus 2020-W Reverse Proof nickel) 206,880 214,223 7,343
Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets
19RC 2019-S Limited Ed. Silver PF Set 47,404 47,404 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
UNCIRCULATED COIN SETS
America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Sets
19AA 2019 ATB Quarters Unc. Set (P)(D) 28,030 28,101 71
20AA 2020 ATB Quarters Unc. Set (P)(D) 23,175 23,638 463
U.S. Mint Uncirculated Sets
19RJ 2019 U.S. Mint Unc. Set (P)(D) 329,435 330,064 629
CIRCULATING COIN SETS
18AC 2018 ATB Quarters Circ. Set (P)(D) 22,415 22,415 0
19AC 2019 ATB Quarters Circ. Set (P)(D) 20,733 20,799 66
OTHER SPECIAL PRODUCTS
YC1 2014 Coin Discovery Set (P)(D)(S) 9,860 9,860 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
19XGC 2019 Rocketship Set (D)(S) 49,921 49,921 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
19XGB 2019 Explore and Discover Set (D)(S) 33,271 33,307 36
19XC 2019-P Mighty Minters Ornament 4,384 4,407 23
19XD 2019-P U.S. Mint Ornament 7,717 7,747 30
19RX 2019-S Youth Coin & Currency Set 9,479 9,561 82
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL QUARTERS BAGS AND ROLLS
2019 Lowell National Historical Park
19ABA 2019 ATB Lowell 100-Coin Bag (P) 2,435 2,435 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
19ABB 2019 ATB Lowell 100-Coin Bag (D) 2,325 2,325 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
19ABC 2019 ATB Lowell 100-Coin Bag (S) 4,006 4,006 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
19ARA 2019 ATB Lowell 2-Roll Set (80 Coin) (P&D) 6,168 6,168 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
19ARB 2019 ATB Lowell Single Roll (40 Coin) (S) 3,801 3,801 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
19ARC 2019 ATB Lowell 3-Roll Set (120 Coin) (P&D&S) 8,596 8,596 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
2019 American Memorial Park
19ABD 2019 ATB Am. Memorial 100-Coin Bag (P) 2,455 2,455 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
19ABE 2019 ATB Am. Memorial 100-Coin Bag (D) 2,421 2,421 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
19ABF 2019 ATB Am. Memorial 100-Coin Bag (S) 4,114 4,114 0
19ARD 2019 ATB Am. Memorial 2-Roll Set (80 Coin) (P&D) 6,059 6,059 0
19ARE 2019 ATB Am. Memorial Single Roll (40 Coin) (S) 3,859 3,859 0
19ARF 2019 ATB Am. Memorial 3-Roll Set (120 Coin) (P&D&S) 8,478 8,478 0
2019 War in the Pacific National Historical Park
19ABG 2019 ATB War Pacific 100-Coin Bag (P) 2,347 2,352 5
19ABH 2019 ATB War Pacific 100-Coin Bag (D) 2,250 2,254 4
19ABJ 2019 ATB War Pacific 100-Coin Bag (S) 4,141 4,154 13
19ARG 2019 ATB War Pacific 2-Roll Set (80 Coin) (P&D) 6,020 6,025 5
19ARH 2019 ATB War Pacific Single Roll (40 Coin) (S) 3,780 3,797 17
19ARJ 2019 ATB War Pacific 3-Roll Set (120 Coin) (P&D&S) 8,680 8,692 12
2019 San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
19ABK 2019 ATB San Antonio 100-Coin Bag (P) 2,316 2,320 4
19ABL 2019 ATB San Antonio 100-Coin Bag (D) 2,234 2,240 6
19ABM 2019 ATB San Antonio 100-Coin Bag (S) 4,050 4,059 9
19ARK 2019 ATB San Antonio 2-Roll Set (80 Coin) (P&D) 5,955 5,958 3
19ARL 2019 ATB San Antonio Single Roll (40 Coin) (S) 3,734 3,737 3
19ARM 2019 ATB San Antonio 3-Roll Set (120 Coin) (P&D&S) 8,719 8,731 12
2019 Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness
19ABN 2019 ATB Frank Church 100-Coin Bag (P) 2,128 2,132 4
19ABP 2019 ATB Frank Church 100-Coin Bag (D) 2,053 2,056 3
19ABQ 2019 ATB Frank Church 100-Coin Bag (S) 3,773 3,782 9
19ARN 2019 ATB Frank Church 2-Roll Set (80 Coin) (P&D) 5,680 5,686 6
19ARP 2019 ATB Frank Church Single Roll (40 Coin) (S) 3,589 3,593 4
19ARQ 2019 ATB Frank Church 3-Roll Set (120 Coin) (P&D&S) 8,150 8,164 14
2020 National Park of American Samoa
20ABA 2020 ATB Am. Samoa 100-Coin Bag (P) 2,441 2,431 -10
20ABB 2020 ATB Am. Samoa 100-Coin Bag (D) 2,446 2,446 0
20ABC 2020 ATB Am. Samoa 100-Coin Bag (S) 4,233 4,233 0
20ARA 2020 ATB Am. Samoa 2-Roll Set (80 Coin) (P&D) 5,934 6,059 125
20ARB 2020 ATB Am. Samoa Single Roll (40 Coin) (S) 3,974 3,974 0
20ARC 2020 ATB Am. Samoa 3-Roll Set (120 Coin) (P&D&S) 8,860 8,860 0
2020 Weir Farm National Historical Site
20ABD 2020 ATB Weir Farm 100-Coin Bag (P) 2,070 2,117 47
20ABE 2020 ATB Weir Farm 100-Coin Bag (D) 2,014 2,066 52
20ABF 2020 ATB Weir Farm 100-Coin Bag (S) 2,892 2,966 74
20ARD 2020 ATB Weir Farm 2-Roll Set (80 Coin) (P&D) 5,080 5,160 80
20ARE 2020 ATB Weir Farm Single Roll (40 Coin) (S) 2,734 2,875 141
20ARF 2020 ATB Weir Farm 3-Roll Set (120 Coin) (P&D&S) 6,868 7,035 167
NATIVE AMERICAN $1 COIN BAGS, BOXES, AND ROLLS
19NA 2019 NA $1, 25-Coin Roll (P) 15,827 15,898 71
19NB 2019 NA $1, 25-Coin Roll (D) 15,207 15,265 58
19ND 2019 NA $1, 250-Coin Box (D) 1,927 1,927 0
19NE 2019 NA $1, 100-Coin Bag (P) 1,809 1,809 0
19NF 2019 NA $1, 100-Coin Bag (D) 1,701 1,733 32
20NA 2020 NA $1, 25-Coin Roll (P) 11,133 11,303 170
20NB 2020 NA $1, 25-Coin Roll (D) 10,904 11,060 156
20NC 2020 NA $1, 250-Coin Box (P) 927 942 15
20ND 2020 NA $1, 250-Coin Box (D) 1,025 1,044 19
20NE 2020 NA $1, 100-Coin Bag (P) 1,585 1,605 20
20NF 2020 NA $1, 100-Coin Bag (D) 1,689 1,708 19
AMERICAN INNOVATION $1 COIN BAGS AND ROLLS
2018 American Innovators
18GBA 2018 Am. Innov. Innovators 100-Coin Bag (P) 2,935 2,935 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
18GBE 2018 Am. Innov. Innovators 100-Coin Bag (D) 2,954 2,954 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
18GRA 2018 Am. Innov. Innovators 25-Coin Roll (P) 17,222 17,261 39
18GRE 2018 Am. Innov. Innovators 25-Coin Roll (D) 16,225 16,262 37
18GA 2018-S Am. Innov. Innovators Proof Coin 213,037 213,667 630
18GE 2018 Am. Innov. Innovators Rev. PF Coin 74,720 74,720 Sold out; LKS; off Mint report
2019 Delaware
19GBA 2019 Am. Innov. Delaware 100-Coin Bag (P) 2,112 2,122 10
19GBE 2019 Am. Innov. Delaware 100-Coin Bag (D) 2,306 2,317 11
19GRA 2019 Am. Innov. Delaware 25-Coin Roll (P) 6,689 6,708 19
19GRE 2019 Am. Innov. Delaware 25-Coin Roll (D) 6,330 6,345 15
19GE 2019 Am. Innov. Delaware Rev. PF Coin 58,259 58,437 178
19GG 2019 Am. Innov. New Jersey Rev. PF Coin 36,453 36,673 220
19GH 2019 Am. Innov. Georgia Rev. PF Coin 31,938 32,561 623
2019 Pennsylvania
19GBB 2019 Am. Innov. Pennsylvania 100-Coin Bag (P) 2,011 2,027 16
19GBF 2019 Am. Innov. Pennsylvania 100-Coin Bag (D) 1,992 1,998 6
19GRB 2019 Am. Innov. Pennsylvania 25-Coin Roll (P) 6,662 6,695 33
19GRF 2019 Am. Innov. Pennsylvania 25-Coin Roll (D) 6,010 6,034 24
19GF 2019 Am. Innov. Pennsylvania Rev. PF Coin 41,803 41,998 195
2019 New Jersey
19GBC 2019 Am. Innov. New Jersey 100-Coin Bag (P) 2,386 2,398 12
19GBG 2019 Am. Innov. New Jersey 100-Coin Bag (D) 2,193 2,202 9
19GRC 2019 Am. Innov. New Jersey 25-Coin Roll (P) 6,076 6,108 32
19GRG 2019 Am. Innov. New Jersey 25-Coin Roll (D) 5,699 5,721 22
2019 Georgia
19GBD 2019 Am. Innov. Georgia 100-Coin Bag (P) 2,112 2,127 15
19GBH 2019 Am. Innov. Georgia 100-Coin Bag (D) 2,003 2,011 8
19GRD 2019 Am. Innov. Georgia 25-Coin Roll (P) 5,581 5,612 31
19GRH 2019 Am. Innov. Georgia 25-Coin Roll (D) 5,359 5,388 29
KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR BAGS AND ROLLS
19KA 2019 Kennedy 50c, 200-Coin Bag (P&D) 9,098 9,154 56
19KB 2019 Kennedy 50c, 2-Roll Set (P&D) 22,230 22,406 176
20KA 2020 Kennedy 50c, 200-Coin Bag (P&D) 3,245 3,572 327
20KB 2020 Kennedy 50c, 2-Roll Set (P&D) 14,412 15,377 965
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL QUARTER 3-COIN SETS
18AE 2018 ATB 3-Coin Set, Apostle Islands (P)(D)(S) 14,698 14,702 4 Sold out; LKS
18AF 2018 ATB 3-Coin Set, Voyageurs (P)(D)(S) 14,631 14,636 5 Sold out; LKS
18AG 2018 ATB 3-Coin Set, Cumberland Island (P)(D)(S) 13,729 13,735 6 Sold out; LKS
18AH 2018 ATB 3-Coin Set, Block Island (P)(D)(S) 13,657 13,661 4 Sold out; LKS
19AD 2019 ATB 3-Coin Set, Lowell (P)(D)(S) 14,516 14,530 14
19AE 2019 ATB 3-Coin Set, American Memorial (P)(D)(S) 14,364 14,382 18
19AF 2019 ATB 3-Coin Set, War in the Pacific (P)(D)(S) 15,023 15,047 24
19AG 2019 ATB 3-Coin Set, San Antonio Missions (P)(D)(S) 14,701 14,751 50
19AH 2019 ATB 3-Coin Set, Frank Church River (P)(D)(S) 12,754 12,798 44
20AD 2020 ATB 3-coin Set, American Samoa (P)(D)(S) 13,191 13,300 109
20AE 2020 ATB 3-coin Set, Weir Farm (P)(D)(S) To be released June 29, 2020

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2020 World’s Fair of Money suspended

ANA Board of Governors to Consider Alternate Options

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced today the suspension of the 2020 World’s Fair of Money. The show, originally scheduled for August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the largest annual coin and paper-currency event in the United States.

The ANA Board of Governors has been deliberating the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the show and whether aggressive mitigation requirements to ensure the safety of attendees made continuing with the Pittsburgh event feasible. Current State of Pennsylvania guidelines restrict indoor gatherings to a maximum of 250 people at any one time. The World’s Fair of Money typically attracts upward of 10,000 people during its five-day smorgasbord of educational offerings, live auctions, affiliated club meetings, and a bourse floor with nearly a thousand dealers and government mints from around the world.

The Board resolved in a vote on June 16 to postpone the show and to consider alternate sites and/or dates for the 2020 World’s Fair of Money.

According to Jennifer Ackerman, ANA conventions director, because of Pennsylvania’s restrictions on indoor gatherings, “none of the usual World’s Fair of Money offerings would be possible at the Pittsburgh show. No exhibits, no educational programming, no Kids Zone, no club meetings, no banquet, and a significantly reduced bourse. Our team has been in nearly daily conversations with the convention center, but it’s become evident that they are unable to fulfill their contractual obligations.”

Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money Committee Chair Tom Uram noted the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) had “anticipated a convention that would showcase the ANA and the city of Pittsburgh. But based on our analysis and review of all relevant information — the diminished show experience for attendees, health and safety issues, security, financial impact and the significant unknown outside variables — the host committee recommended that the ANA Board not hold the Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money,” he says.

Since 1891, the American Numismatic Association’s convention has only been canceled twice; in 1918 during the flu pandemic and again in 1945 because of World War II.

“The decision to postpone the World’s Fair of Money was very emotional and extremely difficult,” says ANA President Steve Ellsworth. “The convention staff and the Pittsburgh organizing committee worked hard to make the show a reality. PAN went beyond all expectations to deliver what would have been a fantastic event, and I’m deeply disappointed that the collecting community won’t be able to experience the results of their efforts. I know we will return to Pittsburgh in the not-so-distant future. In the meantime, we will pursue opportunities to host the event in another city in the weeks ahead.” Options briefly discussed include The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the Mountain America Expo Center and Salt Palace Convention Center, both of which are located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“During these trying and socially-isolated times, we were looking forward to reconnecting with our fellow numismatists,” says ANA Executive Director Kim Kiick. “We’re disappointed we won’t be seeing everyone in Pittsburgh but are working hard to create other opportunities to connect.”

“The ANA and PAN recognize that dealers, clubs, and many individuals may have already made plans and reservations in Pittsburgh for August,” says Ackerman. Hotel room reservations within the reserved block in the Omni William Penn, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Courtyard, or Westin Convention Center that were made through VisitPittsburgh Housing Services automatically will be canceled within 48 hours; do not contact the hotel directly. For those that made lodging accommodations directly with a hotel, cancellation will need to be made directly with those entities. Lodging questions should be directed to housing@visitpittsburgh.com.

Dealers will be contacted directly by the ANA convention team. “To mitigate the influx of calls and emails, dealers will be contacted by phone within the next week to discuss the option of a future credit towards an ANA show or a refund,” Ackerman says. “The ANA convention staff will be reaching out to every dealer who reserved a table at Pittsburgh. Your patience is much appreciated.”

The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered, non-profit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its 28,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of educational and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, and conventions. For more information, call (719) 632-2646 or click here.

Press release courtesy of the American Numismatic Association.

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Bowers on collecting: Revisiting American Coin Treasures and Hoards

By Q. David Bowers

It was 23 years ago in 1997 when my American Coin Treasures and Hoards book was published. Treasure ships, gold coins, and other elements combined to make this a very popular title.

That narrative began with accounts of early issues including Massachusetts silver coins, 1773-dated Virginia copper halfpence, 1786-1788 coppers of New Jersey, 1787 Fugio cents, Indian Peace medals, 1820 North West Company tokens, and many other early issues produced in or for the United States.

Today in 2020 I am revisiting the subject. If any readers have knowledge of treasures and hoards found in the past two decades or so, I invite correspondence. These would include hoards found after the marvelous S.S. Central America coins (about which I wrote a book in 2002).

There is also the more recent Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures.

Let me know! Meanwhile, stay safe.

If you wish to contact me or send any inquiries, you may direct them to my e-mail qdbarchive@metrocast.net.

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