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RCM’s next release: Beauty Under The Sun is all the buzz!

 

A first from the China Mint: Chinese coins with a U.S. design!

Beijing International Coin Exposition Commemoratives First-ever U.S. Design on a Chinese Coin!

The China Mint has a popular and longstanding tradition of striking unique, commemorative coins or medals for shows and expositions around the world. The Chinese government’s commemoration of their 2016 Beijing International Coin Exposition has led to a numismatic first – a Chinese coin with a U.S. design!

2016 China Beijing Coin Expo 30 g Silver Proof ¥10 Coin NGC PF70 UC (Exclusive Great Wall Label)

Along with a classic Chinese “junk dollar” design, the obverse of this ¥10 silver coin has been emblazoned with the Indian Head side of a U.S. Buffalo Nickel. An iconic piece of U.S. circulation coinage, the buffalo nickel is particularly important to those who found their way to coin collecting after discovering the classic design in their pocket change.

2016 China Beijing Coin Expo 30 g Silver Proof ¥10 Coin NGC PF70 UC Early Releases (Chinese Character Label)

While inventory lasts, shop coins certified by NGC as Proof 69 and 70, with exclusive Great Wall labels and coveted designations. Out of a limited mintage of 30,000, only a fraction made their way to the U.S. Make sure one of these issues ends up in your collection!

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2017 High Relief Dragon and Phoenix: Sold out at the Mint but available at MCM!

Mintage of 1,500: 1 oz. Silver Time Capsule coins come with a real time capsule!

Star Wars limited edition collectible coin celebrates 40th Anniversary

Forty years ago on May 25, 1977, Star Wars thundered onto the big screen and became a new force in pop culture. With its ground-breaking special effects, the film leaped off screens and immersed audiences in “a galaxy far, far away….” The story followed Luke Skywalker, thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance after meeting Obi-Wan Kenobi. Together they enlist a team of unlikely allies on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. Star Wars was nominated for 10 Oscars in 1978, and received seven. It remains an enduring story to this day – most likely due to its affiliation with multiple genres: science fiction, fantasy, action, romance and drama.

Star Wars 40th Anniversary 1 oz. Silver Coin – Reverse

Star Wars 40th Anniversary 1 oz. Silver Coin – Obverse

Star Wars 40th Packaging

We are thrilled to announce the release of a special, limited edition coin to commemorate this 40th anniversary milestone. Licensed by Disney, this 1oz fine silver collectible coin features a replica image of the original 1977 Star Wars poster. The striking design incorporates both color and engraving. The coin comes presented in a clever perspex holder, designed to frame the coin and allow for easy display. The Certificate of Authenticity sits within the packaging, and both are branded and stylized to commemorate the 40th Anniversary. This makes it an unique purchase for any Star Wars fan or coin collector. With a worldwide mintage of only 10,000 coins it could be easy to miss out on this one.

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Get the first-ever Proof Silver Kookaburra & bullion coin in 2-coin set!

2017-P Australia 1 oz. Silver Kookaburra 2-Coin Set

World’s first-ever Proof Silver Kookaburra with bullion coin design!

If anyone knows how to keep an annual silver bullion coin series from going stale, it’s the Perth Mint. Not only are their Silver Kookaburras struck in the finest quality with annually-changing designs, but they also strike special versions from time-to-time to make collecting the series more thrilling! That’s why in 2017, the Mint is releasing a two-coin set containing the series’ first-ever Proof Silver Kookaburra mirroring the bullion coin’s design!

2017-P Australia 1 oz. Silver Kookaburra 2-Coin Set

ModernCoinMart (MCM) is proud to present this set, certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as Mint State + Proof 69 or Mint State + Proof 70! The coins carry their exclusive Australia label, as well as the elusive Early Releases designation only granted to coins submitted for grading within 30 days of their release.

This exciting new set carries a tiny mintage of only 1,000, which could make it a prized addition to your collection… if you can get one! Act quickly to secure your set before they are all gone!

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Free MS70 Silver Eagle with purchase of a Mercanti, Jones, and Moy Set!

 

United States Mint Launches Public Design Competition for Program Marking 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint today announced a call for artists to design the obverse (heads side) of the commemorative coin honoring the first manned moon landing. Authorized by law, the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program celebrates the innovation and bravery of the successful mission and the fallen astronauts who preceded that endeavor. The competition invites artists to design a common obverse image that is emblematic of the United States Space Program leading up to the first manned Moon landing. The winning artist will receive $5,000 and have his or her initials included on the coins. Competition details and entry can be accessed at https://www.usmint.gov/news/design-competitions/apollo-11.

“The success of the crew and the team behind Apollo 11 nearly 50 years ago holds special meaning to Americans,” said David Motl, Acting Principal Deputy Director of the United States Mint. “The Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin Design Competition presents a unique way for artists to capture the sense of pride for such an enormous accomplishment, while also memorializing fallen astronauts.”

Phase One of the competition, which is open through June 29, 2017, or until 1,000 entries are received, calls for artists age 18 and older to submit portfolios of their prior work. From these entries, an expert jury will select no more than 20 applicants to participate in Phase Two. During Phase Two, artists will create an original design for the common obverse of the coin, which shall be submitted as a digital file. The final winner will be announced in 2018. As authorized by law, the common reverse (tails side) will depict a representation of a close-up of the famous ”Buzz Aldrin on the Moon” photograph taken July 20, 1969, which shows the visor and part of the helmet of the famed astronaut.

An expert jury composed of members of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee will review and score design submissions. Both groups provide experienced and impartial expertise in advancing the state of public art and the interests of American citizens and coin collectors. The jury will choose a winning design to recommend the Secretary of the Treasury for selection. With the winning design selected, the United States Mint will begin issuing curved gold, silver, clad, and five ounce silver commemorative coins in 2019. Surcharges for this program are authorized to be paid in various denominations to three recipient organizations: the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum’s ”Destination Moon” exhibit, the Astronauts Memorial Foundation, and the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.

For the first time in recent history, this commemorative coin program will be composed of four coins instead of three, including $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins, half-dollar clad coins, and five ounce silver proof coins. This will be the first time that a curved version of a five ounce silver coin is produced and offered by the United States Mint.

“The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program represents a meaningful and exciting undertaking for the United States Mint,” said Motl. “We look forward to the public’s participation in creating the final obverse design.”

T-Rex 2017 5 oz. Silver Proof Coin

The T-Rex was the flesh-eating monster that terrorized North America more than 65 million years ago. King of the tyrant lizards, Tyrannosaurus rex was a ferocious beast that literally ripped victims to shreds in its eagerness to devour them. Now, dinosaur fans can feast on this remarkable 5 oz. silver proof coin portraying a daunting image of the ravenous beast’s gaping mouth and lethal incisors. Limited to a maximum mintage of just 500, it’s sure to cause a feeding frenzy among collectors!

PCGS FDI 2017-S Proof Silver Eagles: Very limited quantities available!