Coin Related Legislation Introduced in the 114th Congress


With a lull in the United States Mint's numismatic product schedule, I wanted to take a post to summarize the coin related legislation introduced in the 114th Congress. Many aspects of circulating, commemorative, and bullion coin production are directed by Congress. This includes the denominations authorized, the composition and specifications for most coins, the basic designs or themes for … [Read More...]

Applications Sought for New CCAC Member


The United States Mint recently published a notice in the Federal Register to announce that they are seeking membership applications for a new member of of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCCA). The CCAC advises the Secretary of the Treasury on any theme or design proposals relating to circulating coins, bullion coins, Congressional Gold Medals, and national or other medals produced by … [Read More...]

American Fighter Aces Bronze Medal


Earlier today, the Congressional Gold Medal was collectively awarded to the American Fighter Aces in recognition of their heroic service to the United States throughout the history of aviation warfare. The award of the medal was authorized under Public Law 113-106. An American Fighter Ace is a fighter pilot who served honorably in a United States military service and destroyed five or more … [Read More...]

2015 ATB 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coin Update


On May 7, the United States Mint had announced the sell out of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins featuring Kisatchie National Forest. These coins had gone on sale to authorized purchasers on April 20. Information on the Mint's website shows total sales for the Kisatchie bullion coins at 42,000 pieces. Significantly, this is the highest sales total for an individual … [Read More...]

2015 United States Mint Silver Proof Set


Today, May 14, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the 2015 Silver Proof Set. This 14-coin set includes seven coins struck in a special composition of 90% silver. Each 2015 Silver Proof Set includes the following proof coins struck at the San Francisco Mint and carrying the "S" mint mark: 2015-S Proof Lincoln Cent 2015-S Proof Jefferson Nickel 2015-S … [Read More...]

Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set, March of Dimes Set Update


Today, May 12, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set featuring Dwight D. Eisenhower and Mamie Eisenhower. Each set contains an uncirculated Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Dollar and the Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Bronze Medal. This represents the first availability of the bronze medal, which … [Read More...]

April 2015 US Mint Circulating Coin Production


The United States Mint has provided updated circulating coin production figures through the month of April 2015. The preliminary mintage level has also been provided for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Dollar. For the month of April 2015, the US Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver struck nearly 1.7 billion circulating quality coins. This amount was up from the prior month when … [Read More...]

2015 Coin and Chronicles Sets to Include Reverse Proof Coins


The United States Mint has provided further information on the 2015 Coin and Chronicle Sets to be issued for Presidents Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson. In a surprising development, each set will contain a reverse proof version of the corresponding Presidential Dollar. The first mention of the 2015 Coin and Chronicles Sets came back in December … [Read More...]

2015 Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coin


Today, May 7, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coin. This will be the second release of the year for the one-half ounce 24-karat gold coin series. The obverse design of the coin features a portrait of Mamie Eisenhower designed by Richard Masters and engraved by Joseph Menna. The inscriptions include … [Read More...]

First Day Sales for March of Dimes Silver Set Reach 52,540


The United States Mint has released the opening day sales figure for the 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set. A total of 52,540 units have been ordered from the product limit of 75,000. The 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set contains the proof commemorative silver dollar along with two specially produced 90% silver Roosevelt Dimes which are exclusive to the set. The first dime is … [Read More...]