Gold Mercury Dime Sales Adjustment and Other Updates

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The U.S. Mint has adjusted its sales total for the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin downward after considering returns, cancellations, and further assessments of its inventory. Michael White of the Mint's Office of Corporate Communications told Mint News Blog today that sales of the issue currently stand at 120,966 coins, 1,544 less than were reported on this week's numismatic sales report. … [Read More...]

PAN’s Tom Uram Nabs First Photos of Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin

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One week after the rousing release of the 2016 Mercury Gold Centennial Gold Coin, the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) has done collectors a favor by posting pictures of the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin to its Twitter account. The U.S. Mint has confirmed that it is displaying the coin this week at its booth at the Central States Numismatic Society's 77th … [Read More...]

National Park Service Commemorative Coin Sales Off to a Slow Start

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The U.S. Mint released its weekly sales report yesterday, finally giving us an official total for the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin. Looking over the report, my attention turned to the numbers for this year's commemorative coins, as sales of the 2016 National Park Service (N.P.S.) issues looked pretty lackluster. It was difficult to tell for sure, however, because the N.P.S. coins and … [Read More...]

2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin Unofficial Sales Total (Updated)

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Update, 4/26/16: This week's U.S. Mint numismatic sales report has been released, meaning the preliminary total of 122,510 gold Mercury dimes sold is now considered official. The U.S. Mint still hasn't said how many 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coins it has sold, but an unofficial number has shown up on the Mint's sales data sheet, giving us a very good idea of how close this issue is to a … [Read More...]

2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin: A Day After Launch

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It's been an exciting 24 hours since yesterday's release of the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin. The item was given the relatively high mintage limit of 125,000 pieces, enough that few would have expected it to go into "Currently Unavailable" status in less than 45 minutes. But that's what happened, and now we're waiting to find out whether the U.S. Mint is gearing up to release another … [Read More...]

2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin (Updated)

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Update #1, 4/21/16, 12:25 p.m. ET: The 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin is now on Back Order on the U.S. Mint's Web page.  Update #2, 12:45 p.m.: The Gold Mercury Dime is now listed as "Currently Unavailable" on the U.S. Mint's Web site.  Update #3, 4:57 p.m.: Michael White of the Mint's Office of Corporate Communications has issued a statement saying that the first day sales total for … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Sells 53K Cumberland Gap 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coins in Two Days

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Yesterday, April 18, the U.S. Mint began accepting orders for 2016 Cumberland Gap 5 oz. silver bullion coins from its authorized purchasers. Now, after two days of availability, the issue has already sold 53,000 pieces, giving it the sixth-highest mintage ever for a 5 oz. America the Beautiful silver coin. Considering that the Cumberland Gap 5 oz. coins were awarded an overall mintage limit of … [Read More...]

2016 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set

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Today, April 18, the U.S. Mint began taking orders for the 2016 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set, which includes 13 Proof coins struck at the San Francisco Mint, seven of which are composed of 90% silver and 10% copper. The set is available for $52.95, one dollar less than last year's issue, which contained an additional Presidential $1 coin. No production limits or sales restrictions have been … [Read More...]

Cumberland Gap 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coins Sale Date, Gold Mercury Dime Pricing

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The U.S. Mint has announced that Cumberland Gap 5 oz. silver bullion coins will go on sale to authorized purchasers this coming Monday, April 18. Like the previous issue in this series, which featured Shawnee National Forest, the Cumberland Gap 5 oz. coins will have an overall mintage limit of 150,000 pieces applied across all bullion and Uncirculated strikes. The Mint has also announced that … [Read More...]

Congressional Gold Medal Awarded to Borinqueneers Regiment

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Today, April 13, at 3 p.m. ET, the Congressional Gold Medal was awarded to members of the U.S. Army's 65th Infantry Regiment -- a Puerto Rican unit widely known as the Borinqueneers -- for their service during World Wars I & II, and the Korean War. The ceremony was held in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol and was attended by Congressional leaders, including Representatives Paul Ryan and … [Read More...]