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American Eagle Coin Program

July 25, 2019 - In 1986, Liberty, as depicted by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, was selected as the design that would grace the obverse of the American Eagle Gold Coins. The Saint-Gaudens design first appeared on the United States’ $20, or double eagle, gold piece in...

American Buffalo Coin Program

October 3, 2019 - In 2006, the United States Mint released the American Buffalo Gold Coin, its first 24-karat denomination, under Public Law 109-145 (the Presidential $1 Coin Act). The American Buffalo Gold Coin’s obverse and reverse designs feature images by noted American sculptor...

Coin Term Glossary

February 4, 2020 - Alloy: A mixture of two or more metals American Numismatic Association (ANA): nonprofit educational organization that encourages the study of money throughout the world. Annealing: Heating blanks (planchets) in a furnace that softens the metal Assay: To analyze and determine...

Anatomy of a Coin

February 11, 2020 - Before you start collecting coins, it’s important to learn basic coin terminology, including the parts of a coin and the different finishes. In addition to the terms below, review more in the Coin Term Glossary. Parts of a Coin Obverse...

Collecting Basics

January 10, 2020 - Coins have a rich history, making collecting a rewarding hobby. People collect coins for many reasons, including historic or artistic value, or to invest in coins for potential long-term profit. Some people are casual enthusiasts, collecting foreign coins from trips...