As the US slid deeper into the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was desperate to prop up the country’s economy. Besides implementing a host of so-called “alphabet programs” like the WPA and CCC, he looked at the nation’s gold reserve and decided it needed to be in government hands, ...Read More
To celebrate National Coin Week (April 21-27), more than 200 members of the group Coin Dealers Helping Coin Dealers will place thousands of old coins—from century-old Indian Head and early Lincoln cents to vintage silver dimes and quarters and older paper money—into circulation around the US in The ...Read More
The U.S. Mint is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing mission by issuing a series of commemorative coins in silver, gold, and silver clad. The Apollo 11 50th
Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program marks one of the most ground-breaking events in American histor...
The 2019 United States Mint Proof Set® went on sale this March. It features 10 proof coins encased in two clear plastic cases in a sleeve depicting the Washington Monument at sunrise on its cover and photos of the America the Beautiful landmarks that appear on the quarters inside on the back.
This year’s theme for National Coin Week is "Discover the Past, Envision the Future."
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, and mankind’s first steps on the moon. This year’s annual celebration of numismatics, sponsored by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) foc...
George Washington may have been the father of our country, but when it comes to the popularity of money, he takes a back seat to Ben Franklin. Strange as it may seem, the Federal Reserve says there now are more $100 bills now in circulation than singles. A recent article in the Washington Post sugge...Read More
Hey Pal, Can You Spare a Trillion Dollars? By 2009 inflation in Zimbabwe, the former British colony of Rhodesia, had reached nearly 500 billion percent. Its national currency (called the Zimbabwe dollar) was worthless, and the country looked for a solution. That led to the adoptio...Read More
Rare 1943 Penny Brings 200K at Auction In 1943, the US Mint began producing one-cent coins made of zinc-plated steel in order to conserve copper, a strategic mineral. Hundreds of millions of “steel cents” were minted that year, but due to oversights at each of the three mints, a few...Read More
The finest-known 1885 Trade dollar sold for $3,960,000 million to collector Dell Loy Hansen of Logan, Utah at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Auctions Jan. 10, topping more than 30 other bids. Graded PR66 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), it is one of only five known examples of 1885 p...Read More