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Morgan Silver Dollars: Take 20% off!

 

2017 Burnished Silver Eagles: FDI and Mercanti hand-signed labels!

 

United States Mint Unveils Winning Designs to be Featured on World War I Centennial Silver Dollar

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint unveiled the winning designs in the World War I Centennial 2018 Commemorative Coin Design Competition today. The unveiling took place during the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

The designs, by LeRoy Transfield of Orem, Utah, will be featured on the obverse (heads) and reverse (tails) of the World War I Centennial Silver Dollar scheduled for release next year.

“Our team at the U.S. Mint is proud to have the honor of crafting the coin that will commemorate the contributions and the history made by American men and women-of all walks of life-who bravely stepped forward 100 years ago to defend the interests of the nation and that of her allies,” said Thomas Johnson, Chief of the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications, who spoke at the ceremony.

The obverse design, titled “Soldier’s Charge,” depicts an almost stone-like soldier gripping a rifle. Barbed wire twines in the lower right-hand side of the design. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “1918,” “2018,” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.”

The wire design element continues onto the reverse design, titled “Poppies in the Wire,” which features abstract poppies mixed in with barbed wire. Inscriptions include “ONE DOLLAR,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” and “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”

Now retired United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart sculpted both designs.

Additional participants in the unveiling included Under Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, U.S. World War I Centennial Commission Chair Robert Dalessandro, and World War I re-enactors who unveiled the designs.

The World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 113-212) authorizes the minting and issuance of not more than 350,000 silver dollars in commemoration of the centennial of America’s involvement in World War I. A surcharge of $10 for each coin sold is authorized to be paid to the United States Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars to assist the World War I Centennial Commission in commemorating the centenary of World War I.

Additional details about the World War I Centennial Silver Dollar will be announced prior to the coin’s release in 2018.

2017 RCM’s Great Canadian Outdoors series continues: Around the Campfire!

 

 

Shop popular coins hand-signed by Rick Harrison of “Pawn Stars”!

 

Canada’s 2017 3-D series continues – Leaping Cougar!

 

MCM ATB Sale – $10 off select coins!

 

Serial Numbers Decoded: Silver Eagles now identified by Mint location!

Silver Eagles now identified by Mint location

The U.S. Mint has revealed what collectors have long suspected!

In response to independent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests filed by both NGC and Coin World, the U.S. Mint has revealed that serial numbers on Silver Eagle “monster boxes” from 2015-2017 can accurately determine which Mints the coins were produced at – West Point, San Francisco or Philadelphia Mint!

2014-(S) Silver Eagle Struck at San Francisco NGC MS69 Black Core Holder Trolley Label

Listed as (W), (S) or (P) on their labels, these recently designated coins are now available at ModernCoinMart (MCM) in GEM BU, MS69 and MS70 grades. They even boast numerous special features including black or white core holders and themed labels celebrating the San Francisco and West Point Mints!

2017-(W) American Silver Eagle NGC MS69 (Black Core Holder – West Point Silver Star Label)

Act quickly to secure these historic issues and fill in the gaps that have opened in your Silver Eagle collection due to these “struck at” discoveries. MCM is offering the opportunity to add the 2015-(P) American Silver Eagle to your collection, a coin that is now known to have a limited mintage of only 79,640 – the second lowest mintage of uncirculated eagles, ever!

Collect all year and Mint location varieties at a reduced price with an 8-coin set!

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Uncover Morgan’s lost design with 1 oz and 10g silver Proofs!

George T. Morgan’s First Dollar

Restrikes brought to life in proof silver!

Former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver, Designer Extraordinaire

Numismatists will immediately recognize one of the most famous U.S. coin designs in history, the Morgan Silver Dollar. Named after its designer, George T. Morgan, this dollar circulated across the nation, from the Wild West to the busy streets of New York. This coin was the workhorse of the American economy from 1878-1921. While many collectors seek out Morgan Dollars, few know that this was not Morgan’s first dollar.

(2017) Smithsonian – Morgans First Silver Dollar 1 oz. Silver Proof NGC PF70 UC (Smithsonian Institution Label)

Making Numismatic History 

After resting in storage of the Smithsonian for 40 years, a treasure was found in a sketchbook that belonged to George Morgan! On page 31, Morgan had drafted a design for a U.S. Silver Trade Dollar that never made it into circulation. This design was never seen by researchers or collectors…until now!

(2017) Smithsonian – Morgans First Silver Dollar 1 oz. Silver Proof NGC PF70 UC (Black Core Holder – Smithsonian Institution Label)

Exclusive Restrikes from MCM 

The Smithsonian Institution has officially authorized re-strikes from both 1 oz. and 10 grams of .999 fine silver to be in Proof condition. Each Proof has been certified by NGC with MCM’s exclusive Smithsonian label. Right now, you can add this long-lost design to your collection.

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Celebrate 2 U.S. Mint Engravers with special hand-signed 2-coin sets!

John Mercanti has been honored with the David Rittenhouse Award

Celebrate his achievements with signed 2-coin sets!

John Mercanti is a legend in the numismatic community. While boasting dozens of coin designs, Mercanti is best-known for his heraldic eagle design on the reverse of the American Silver Eagle. Mercanti also holds the title of the 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint! On May 17th, Mercanti accepted the David Rittenhouse Award and ModernCoinMart (MCM) was able to attend the ceremony to show our support.

2017-S American Silver Eagle Proof 2-Coin Congratulations Set NGC PF70 UC First Releases (Black Core Holder – Jones & Blue Mercanti Signed Labels)

This award was named after the first Director of the U.S. Mint, who was appointed by George Washington. Barbara Rittenhouse, descendent of David Rittenhouse and current President of the Board of Directors for Historic RittenhouseTown, said: “We reserve this prestigious award for those who have contributed their talents at the highest level to our nation.”

2017-S American Silver Eagle Proof 2-Coin Congratulations Set NGC PF70 UC First Releases (Jones & Blue Mercanti Signed Labels)

To celebrate, MCM is offering special 2-coin sets that have been hand-signed by John Mercanti and Elizabeth Jones! Each set has been certified by NGC to be in PF70 or PF69 condition with the coveted First Releases designation. These sets are available both in the standard white core holders and attractive black core holders. Join them as they celebrate the remarkable contributions of John Mercanti, as well as the fascinating history of numismatics.

Didn’t make it to the event? No problem. MCM was able to give their customers a behind-the-scenes look and it’s all available on their site. Click here to watch!

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