On January 15, 2019 CoinWeek published a nice article by Lou Golino on The 10 Greatest U.S. Mint Coins of the Decade, 2010-2019. While the topic is naturally
subjective, I found it hard to disagree with any of his choices. See the complete article online - here are a couple of my favorites. -Editor
2014-W Eleanor Roosevelt $10 Gold Coin
The $10 gold First Spouse series (2007-2016) is the only American coin series issued to honor a group of real American women, many of whom played larger roles in history
than is commonly known. Many collectors of the program continue to believe that the series, which includes some of the lowest-mintage modern U.S. coins ever released, remains
undervalued. But the market reality is that today almost every coin in the series trades in auctions and on the wholesale market for approximately its gold value, with just a
small number that command a slight premium.
Wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt and niece of Teddy Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt was an activist for justice and lectured and wrote widely. After the White House she served as a
US delegate to the United Nations and the first chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights.
2017-W American Liberty $100 High-Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medals
The 2015 American Liberty coin and 2016 medals of the same design were intended as the debut of a new series, but the Mint plans to introduce a new series called Virtues
of Liberty in 2019. The 2015 issues were followed by the 2017-W American Liberty high-relief gold coin released on April 6 to coincide with the Mint’s 225th anniversary.
The coin received a lot of mainstream press coverage and was the first to feature an African-American female as Liberty on its obverse, shown in a left-facing profile wearing a
crown of stars inspired by the Statue of Freedom that rests at the top of the U.S. capitol, a tribute to the emancipation of slaves. On the reverse appears an American eagle in
Both are great designs, well executed. -Editor
To read the complete article, see:
The Coin Analyst: The 10 Greatest U.S. Mint Coins of the
Decade, 2010-2019 (https://coinweek.com/modern-coins/the-coin-analyst-the-10-greatest-u-s-mint-coins-of-the-decade-2010-2019/)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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