2015 Kennedy Half Dollars Feature Original Portrait Design


Last year the United States Mint restored the original obverse portrait design of the Kennedy Half Dollar for use on the coins to be included within special 50th anniversary products. This year, the Mint will be using the original portrait design across all 2015-dated Kennedy Half Dollars. This week, I received one of the 2015 Happy Birthday Sets offered by the Mint starting on January 13 and … [Read More...]

2015 High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal Design Candidates


The United States Mint has released the design candidates for this year's upcoming 2015 High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal. Today and next week, these designs will be reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) in separately held meetings. Last year, the CCAC had given their enthusiastic support for high relief gold coins and silver medals to … [Read More...]

Another US Mint Numismatic Gold Coin Price Increase Looms


For the second consecutive week, prices for the United States Mint's numismatic gold coins are likely to see an increase. The pricing change will impact the remaining 2013-2014 First Spouse Gold Coins and the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin. Under the US Mint's flexible pricing policy covering numismatic gold and platinum products, pricing may be updated as frequently as … [Read More...]

Arrival: 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set


A few weeks back, I received my order for the 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set from the United States Mint. I wanted to share some images of the set and in particular note the finish on the included bronze medal. First some background on the bronze medal- The United States Mint has long offered a continuing series of bronze medals issued to honor the past Presidents. The US … [Read More...]

Possible Price Increase for Gold Numismatic Products


The higher market price of gold will likely result in a price increase for the United States Mint's numismatic gold products. The pricing change would impact the remaining available First Spouse Gold Coins and the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin. The Mint utilizes a flexible pricing policy for their numismatic gold and platinum coins, which allows prices to be updated as … [Read More...]

United States Mint 2015 Birth Set & Happy Birthday Coin Set

2015 Birth Set

Tomorrow, January 13, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales for their first two special occasion sets. While these sets are intended as gifts, they do represent the first appearance for many 2015-dated coins providing some significance for collectors. The 2015 Birth Set is intended as a gift idea to commemorate a birth in 2015. Each set includes the following five … [Read More...]

2014 US Mint Circulating Coin Production Exceeds 13 Billion


The latest updated figures show that the United States Mint struck more than 13 billion circulating coins in 2014. This now represents the fifth consecutive year of growth after circulating coin production bottomed in 2009. For the month of December, production totaled 878.76 million pieces and was confined to just three denominations. The monthly total was up sharply compared to the year ago … [Read More...]

Coin and Medal Related Bills Enacted by the 113th Congress


Many aspects of how the United States Mint operates and the coins that they are allowed to produce are dictated by specific laws enacted by Congress. As such, tracking coin and medal related bills introduced and enacted by Congress can provide collectors with a glimpse of things to come. The 113th United States Congress convened on January 3, 2013 and ended on January 3, 2015. During this time, … [Read More...]

2015 Presidential Dollars

2015 Harry S. Truman Presidential Dollar

Late last year, the United States Mint quietly posted the line art images of the 2015 Presidential Dollars on their website. To my knowledge there was no official announcement or press release, which made the line art images the first public indication of the design selections for the coins. The Mint has now posted images of the coins which will feature the 33rd to 36th Presidents of the Untied … [Read More...]

2015 Proof American Silver Eagle

2015 Proof Silver Eagle

Today, January 2, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the 2015 Proof American Silver Eagle. This represents an earlier than typical start for the Mint's most popular numismatic product as measured by unit sales volume. Last year the 2014-dated Proof Silver Eagle opened sales three weeks later in the year on January 23, 2014. As of the most recent sales report, … [Read More...]