Category Archives: Medals

2013 5-Star Generals Profile Collection

2013 5-Star Generals Profile Collection (US Mint image)Available beginning today, August 5, 2013, from the United States Mint is the 2013 5-Star Generals Profile Collection. This collection contains two of the 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coins along with a bronze replica of the 1962 General MacArthur Congressional Gold Medal.

The coins and medal replica are displayed inside an easel-type folder. Mintage of the collection is limited to just 50,000 with pricing shown as $74.95. Continue reading

2012 Kennedy Half Dollar (US Mint images)

US Mint Indicates Pricing Cuts Including 2012 Kennedy Two-Roll Sets

2012 Kennedy Half Dollar (US Mint images)

Earlier this month, the United States Mint indicated the anticipated pricing for several numismatic products yet to be issued this year. Among those products are bags of the Kennedy Half Dollars, rolls of the Kennedy Half Dollars, large bronze medals, small bronze medals and the First Spouse Bronze Medal Set.

In keeping with other recent US Mint activity, the pricing for most of these annual products has declined from past years. This will be welcome news for those collectors interested in adding one of the affected products to their collection.

Of the price points announced in the Federal Register notice, the only product to see a price increase is the Kennedy Half-Dollar 200-Coin Bags. These bags contain 200-circulation quality John F. Kennedy Half Dollars with half of those in the bag struck at the US Mint's facility in Philadelphia and half struck at the US Mint's facility in Denver.

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2011 September 11 National Commemorative Medal Obverse Line Art

2011 September 11 National Medal Release On June 20

2011 September 11 National Medal Line Art (US Mint images)The United States Mint has announced that the 2011 September 11 National Medal will be available for ordering by the public beginning at Noon (Eastern) on Monday, June 20, 2011. These strikes are each composed of one ounce of .999 fine silver and commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

Shown on the obverse of the proof quality medal is an image of Lady Liberty holding the Lamp of Remembrance to signify the loss of life and innocence that occurred on September 11, 2011. Behind Liberty are two beacons of light indicating the "resiliency and triumph of those who persevered" (according to the US Mint). Surrounding the image are the inscriptions of ALWAYS REMEMBER and 2001-2011. Continue reading

Pierce Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Released

The United States Mint released the 2010 Pierce Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Metal Set this last Thursday, June 24, 2010.

The set marks the fifteenth such release since the program began in 2007 and the second for this year.

Included in the set are an uncirculated  2010 Franklin Pierce Presidential $1 Coin and a 1 5/16” bronze medal likeness of the 2010 Jane Pierce First Spouse Gold Coin.

Franklin Pierce was the fourteenth President of the United States.  The Presidential $1 Coin honoring him shows his portrait on the obverse (as designed by Susan Gamble and engraved by Charles Vickers).  The reverse of the coin shows an image of the Statue of Liberty designed by Don Everhart. The Statue of Liberty is actually found on the reverse of all of the Presidential $1 coins. Continue reading

John Tyler $1 and Letitia Tyler Medal Launched in Set

John Tyler $1 and Letitia Tyler MedalThe United States Mint made available on Tuesday the newest edition of its combo $1 coin and medal set, the 2009 US Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ – John Tyler – Letitia Tyler.

A long product name for sure, but that's the US Mint description, not ours. In short, for the price of $8.95, collectors can buy a handsomely packaged card that includes:

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