Collector Tips

  1. The Ultimate Coin Collector's Resource

    The Ultimate Coin Collector's Resource

    If you’re just getting started with coin collecting, it may seem like an overwhelming endeavor. Even if you’ve been…
  2. What Is a Mint Mark?

    What Is a Mint Mark?

    By Ray James Have you noticed the tiny single letters marked on a coin? These are mint marks. What do they mean? What if…
  3. What Is a Proof Coin?

    What Is a Proof Coin?

    By: Sean McConeghy History of Proof Coins While coins have been struck for over two and a half millennia, the modern hobby…
  4. What is a Numismatist?

    What is a Numismatist?

    By Sean McConeghy (Nuːˈmɪzmətɪst, -ˈmɪs-, njuː-) Merriam-Webster defines numismatics as “the study or collection…
  5. What to Consider When Selling Your Coins

    What to Consider When Selling Your Coins

    By: Armen R. Vartian[1] In my over 35 years representing coin collectors, I’m often approached by a collector asking how…
  6. GovMint.com’s Most Popular Items of 2020

    GovMint.com’s Most Popular Items of 2020

    2020 is a year that no one will soon forget. Amid the turmoil, many collectors sought to buy more of their favorite metals.…

U.S. Coin Articles

  1. U.S. Mint Gold, Silver Coin Sales Climb in Q1 2021

    U.S. Mint Gold, Silver Coin Sales Climb in Q1 2021

    Experts at Asset Marketing Services point to economic factors and historic coin revisions as driving interest in classic…
  2. Everything You Need to Know About the 2021 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars

    Everything You Need to Know About the 2021 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars

    Collectors will soon have the opportunity to collect 2021-dated Morgan and Peace dollars made using modern minting…
  3. Michael Gaudioso: The New American Silver Eagle Reverse Sculptor

    Michael Gaudioso: The New American Silver Eagle Reverse Sculptor

    The eagerly awaited new 2021 Silver Eagle reverse design created by Emily Damstra debuts in mid-2021. The new reverse design…
  4. What is a Walking Liberty Half Dollar?

    What is a Walking Liberty Half Dollar?

    The Walking Liberty Half Dollar is one of the most beloved designs in Twentieth-Century American coinage. The silver half…
  5. The 1933 Double Eagle: America’s Most Infamous Coin Returns to the Auction Block

    The 1933 Double Eagle: America’s Most Infamous Coin Returns to the Auction Block

    For the past two decades, the collector's identity who purchased the only 1933 gold double eagle that is legal to own…
  6. The Coin Design Process of the United States Mint

    The Coin Design Process of the United States Mint

    Signed by George Washington, the Coinage Act of 1792 allowed for the first United States coins to be struck, and for over…

World Coin Articles

  1. The Queen's Virtues Coin Series from the East India Trading Company

    The Queen's Virtues Coin Series from the East India Trading Company

    If you are a fan of the popular The Royal Mint series, which recently concluded in 2020, called the Queen's Beasts, you will…
  2. Royal Canadian Mint Releases First-Ever W-Mint Mark Burnished Silver Maple Leaf

    Royal Canadian Mint Releases First-Ever W-Mint Mark Burnished Silver Maple Leaf

    On December 9 the globally renowned Canadian Silver Maple Leaf began an exciting new chapter with the launch of…
  3. Coins Released in 2019: A Year in Review

    Coins Released in 2019: A Year in Review

    2019 was an exciting year for coin collectors thanks to a mix of firsts from the United States Mint,…
  4. New for 2020: The Royal Canadian Mint's Peace Dollar

    New for 2020: The Royal Canadian Mint's Peace Dollar

    The Royal Canadian Mint's Peace Dollar Updated 11/12/2020 World War I was one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history.…
  5. Warriors of Numismatics: A Fascinating Look into History

    Warriors of Numismatics: A Fascinating Look into History

    Many economists and historians could reasonably make the case that the history of the world is the history of money. From…
  6. Mints Around the World Are Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission and the Moon Landing

    Mints Around the World Are Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission and the Moon Landing

    July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the famous day in 1969 when Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped on to the…

Mints Around the World

  1. A Spotlight on the Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint)

    A Spotlight on the Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint)

    The Monnaie de Paris, or the Mint of Paris, which is France’s official national mint, is the world’s oldest continuously…
  2. A Spotlight on the Mexican Mint

    A Spotlight on the Mexican Mint

    In 1519 the Spanish conquistador known as Hernan Cortes (an explorer for the King of Castile) led an expedition to what is…
  3. A Spotlight on the South Korean KOMSCO Mint

    A Spotlight on the South Korean KOMSCO Mint

    Korea Minting, Security Printing and ID Card Operating Corporation (KOMSCO) is a corporation owned by the South Korean…
  4. A Spotlight on the Royal Canadian Mint

    A Spotlight on the Royal Canadian Mint

    The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) is a fascinating institution whose history reflects the history of its nation. Formerly a…
  5. United States Mint Producing 2020-W National Parks Quarters with V75 Privy Marks

    United States Mint Producing 2020-W National Parks Quarters with V75 Privy Marks

    Following the success of the five 2019 West Point national parks quarters last year, which helped increase…
  6. Low Mintage 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle from the United States Mint

    Low Mintage 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle from the United States Mint

    Towards the end of the summer of 2019, with little fanfare the United States Mint added a product to its product schedule, a…