2014 Great Sand Dunes 5 oz Silver Bullion Coins

Great Sand Dunes

The United States Mint has informed authorized purchasers that they will begin accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins featuring the Great Sand Dunes National Park design on Monday, August 25, 2014. This will be the fourth bullion release of the series for this year. The design of the coin features a father and son playing in the sand next to the creek bed … [Read More...]

2013 Mint Set Sold Out

2013 Mint Set

It appears that the 2013 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set, also referred to as the 2013 Mint Set, has sold out. The product had previously been marked as "sold out" on the US Mint's website last month, only to be made available once again. Update: Again, the 2013 Mint Set has returned from "sold out" status and is available on the Mint's website. I have reached out for an explanation and … [Read More...]

Warren G. Harding Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set

Warren G. Harding Coin and Medal Set

Today, August 19, 2014, the United States Mint began sales of the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set for the Presidency of Warren G. Harding. Each set includes one uncirculated 2014 Warren G. Harding Presidential Dollar and one Florence Harding First Spouse Bronze Medal. The coin and medal are mounted on a plastic card which includes portraits of the President and First Lady … [Read More...]

John F. Kennedy Bronze Presidential Medal

John F. Kennedy Presidential Medal

Last month, to coincide with the release of the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set, the United States Mint also began offering John F. Kennedy Bronze Medals. These medals are part of the Presidential Medal series, which have seen issuance for each President of the United States from George Washington to George W. Bush. At various times in the past, the Mint has offered … [Read More...]

2014 Lou Hoover First Spouse Gold Coin

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Today, August 14, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2014 Lou Hoover First Spouse Gold Coin. This represents the third release of the year for the one-half ounce 24 karat gold coin series honoring the spouses of the Presidents. The obverse design of the coin features a portrait of Lou Hoover designed by Susan Gamble and engraved by Michael Guadioso. … [Read More...]

US Mint Circulating Coin Production July 2014, JFK Sales Update

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The United States Mint has provided their latest updated circulating coin production figures. During the month of July 2014, total production reached 1.33 billion circulating quality coins at the United States Mint's Denver and Philadelphia facilities. This represented a slight gain from the prior month when production had reached 1.28 billion pieces. It also registered a gain compared to the … [Read More...]

Likely Price Increase for Numismatic Gold Coins

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Based on the available data, it is likely that there will be a price increase for the United States Mint's numismatic gold products. This would include the recently released 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coins. The Mint utilizes a flexible pricing policy for numismatic gold and platinum products, which allows prices to be updated as frequently as weekly based on the … [Read More...]

Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set Sold Out

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Near the end of last week, the 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set sold out at the United States Mint. After roughly eight months of availability, the product had reached sales of around 15,000 units. The sets originally went on sale December 17, 2013 and there was a fair amount of build up leading into the release. Nearly a year beforehand, the United States Mint's 2012 Annual … [Read More...]

Gold and Silver Bullion Storage at the West Point Mint

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As a break from the string of Gold Kennedy Half Dollar posts, I wanted to complete the series of articles from my tour of the West Point Mint. This final article takes a look inside a bullion storage department containing newly $2 billion in gold and silver. Previous articles from my visit include: Restoring the JFK Portrait for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollars - Coin … [Read More...]

JFK Gold Coin Sales Rise to 61,700

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After the second day of availability, sales for the United States Mint's 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coins have risen to 61,700. This amount is up by about 5,006 pieces from the opening day sales total of 56,694. A breakdown of sales by channel for the first and second day of sales is shown below: Day One Day Two Total Online/Call … [Read More...]