We've discussed celebrity coin collectors in the past. One of the latest is actor Shawn Pyfrom. Here's an announcement published April 12,
2019 by NGC. -Editor
The first 2019-W Quarter certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) was found by actor Shawn Pyfrom, best known for his
recurring role on ABC's popular "Desperate Housewives" series.
The US Mint recently announced that 10 million quarters with the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint would be released into circulation at
random. These are the first quarters to feature a “W” mint mark and they are comparatively rare—less than 1% of all 2019-dated quarters will have the
“W” mint mark.
Five different 2019-W Quarter designs will be released this year as part of the America the Beautiful Quarters Series. Each design will have a
mintage of just 2 million pieces with the “W” mint mark.
The release of the first 2019-W Quarter design, which commemorates Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts, coincides with 96th annual
National Coin Week, held the third week of April. This year, a group of coin dealers created the Great American Coin Hunt promotion to draw further
attention to National Coin Week and the coin collecting hobby.
Pyfrom had learned about the valuable 2019-W Quarters only a day before he found one in his change from a coffee shop in Burbank, California.
“I had just heard about the Great American Coin Hunt and these ‘W' quarters the day before,” said Pyfrom, 32. “I heard they were not in
circulation yet, so I was thrilled to find one!”
Pyfrom brought the coin to a local dealer, who immediately sent it to NGC for certification. NGC then confirmed that the coin was the first 2019-W
Quarter that it had received. The coin is now graded NGC MS 67 and encapsulated with a label noting its significance: “First Certified” and “Great
American Coin Hunt.” (All submissions of 2019-W Quarters will automatically be attributed with the "Great American Coin Hunt"
“This is a really exciting time in numismatics” said Rick Montgomery, NGC President and Grading Finalizer. “Mr. Pyfrom's find shows that the US
Mint is getting more people to look at their change, and that can only be a positive for numismatics.”
To read the complete article, see:
Actor Finds Valuable 2019-W Quarter, Submits it to NGC
Wayne Homren, Editor
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