Let me be amongst the first to wish everyone a Happy New Year! While I’m sure most of us are breathing a sigh of relief that 2020 is behind us, we have so much to look forward to in 2021. I genuinely wish you, your friends and family, and of course your coin collection a fantastic 2021!
This new year, we have a lot to look forward to on the numismatic side of life. The Mint is wrapping up the America the Beautiful Quarter series with the release of the Tuskegee Airmen Historic Site coin that will be released in February. We then have the new General Washington Crossing the Delaware Reverse for the Quarter coming in April. The American Eagle silver and gold bullion coins are going to get new Reverse designs mid-year. That means we will have the inaugural designs early in the near and the new ones later. That’ll be fun! The American Innovation Dollar series will continue in 2021 with the release of coins honoring New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, and North Carolina scheduled to be released. The 2021 Native American Dollar will honor Native Americans who have served in our armed forces.
On the commemorative coin front, we have the Christa McAuliffe silver dollar coming in 2021, both in Proof and Uncirculated finishes. There will also be the National Law Enforcement Memorial gold coin, silver Dollar, and clad Half Dollar. When it comes to the Presidential Silver Medal series, no less than four are expected to be available in 2021: Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, and the James K. Polk medals.
Be sure to bookmark the Mint’s Production Schedule so you can keep an eye out for what’s coming – and I will of course update you via USCoinNews.
The one big question going into 2021 will be around coin shows, conventions, and expos. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we likely won’t see any until mid-year at the earliest. That’s a shame but hopefully by then we will have enough control over it for those in-person events to happen again.
I sure miss them.
As for USCoinNews, it will be the continuing effort to bring you news, information, how to’s, history, tips & tricks on collecting United States coins. As I put in my year end post yesterday, I truly appreciate the support the numismatic community has given the site and look forward to the many interactions I have with you here, on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook (you can use the social links in the upper right side bar to follow!)
So again, Happy New Year and all the best to you and yours in 2021!