U.S. Mint Launches 2016 Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter

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The U.S. Mint launched the new Theodore Roosevelt National Park quarter today at an official ceremony in Medora, North Dakota. The event began at 10 a.m. MT at the park's Painted Canyon Visitor Center and drew approximately 900 people, including 400 schoolchildren. A Mint press release notes that several local officials spoke during the proceedings, including U.S. Senator John Hoeven, U.S. … [Read More...]

2016 Liberty Silver Medals “Unavailable” in Minutes; U.S. Mint Shares Boys Town Designs

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The U.S. Mint launched the 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals today and both product options went into "Currently Unavailable" status on the Mint's Web site within minutes of being released. As unique 99.9% silver issues offered at a modest price-point with limited mintages, these medals were not expected to last long, but the speed at which buyers exhausted the Mint's complete 25,000-piece … [Read More...]

2016 American Liberty Silver Medals (Updated)

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Tomorrow, August 23, at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will release its 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals, which are struck at the West Point Mint and the San Francisco Mint, respectively, using one-ounce 99.9% silver planchets. Priced at $34.95, each medal has been awarded a mintage limit of 12,500 pieces. As noted previously, the product pages for the items state that the product limit for each … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Resumes Sales of Harpers Ferry 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coins

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For the first time in two months, the U.S. Mint has resumed sales of Harpers Ferry 5 oz. silver bullion coins to its authorized purchasers (AP's). The coins' mintage increased by 400 pieces this week, bringing the total to 34,600 units. This year's overall total rose to 214,600 5 oz. bullion coins sold, the second-highest quantity realized since the America the Beautiful series was launched in … [Read More...]

2016 Ronald Reagan One Dollar Coin Cover

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The U.S. Mint is now taking orders for the 2016 Ronald Reagan One Dollar Coin Cover, which contains two Reagan Presidential dollars respectively manufactured on the first day of the coins’ production at the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities. The item is available for $19.95. The coins are contained in a display card that showcases their obverses and reverses. The outer cover bears a … [Read More...]

2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin Official Images

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The U.S. Mint's Web site now features official images of the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin, which will debut on September 8. Production of the issue will be limited to 100,000 coins and an order limit of one unit per household has been established. The product page for the new coin shows that, while its diameter of 22 mm is somewhat smaller than the 24.3 mm measurement of … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Shares Background on 1974 Aluminum Cent Project

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The U.S. Mint displayed a 1974-D aluminum cent last week at the ANA World's Fair of Money in Anaheim, allowing attendees of the event a chance to see firsthand the contested coin that made big news back in March. Now the Mint has updated its Web site to provide a fuller history of its experimental aluminum cent program, first proposed in 1973. At the time, the value of copper had risen high … [Read More...]

Designs for 2017 Boys Town Commemoratives to be Unveiled August 23

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The U.S. Mint has announced that it will unveil its designs for the 2017 Boys Town commemorative coins at a ceremony on August 23. The event will take place at the Boys Town Music Hall in Boys Town, Nebraska at 10 a.m. CT. The Boys Town commemorative coin program mandates the release of Proof and Uncirculated $5 gold pieces, silver dollars, and clad half dollars, with unique obverse and reverse … [Read More...]

2016 American Liberty Silver Medals: Images and Product Information

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The U.S. Mint has shared new information and images for the 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals, which will make their debut on Tuesday, August 23. As previously noted, the two medals cost $34.95 each and have been struck at the San Francisco Mint and the West Point Mint, respectively. Perhaps the most pertinent new information to appear on the Mint's Web site concerns mintage and order limits. … [Read More...]

2016 Presidential One-Dollar Three-Coin Sets; Standing Liberty Quarter Details (Updated)

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Today, August 9, at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will begin taking orders for the 2016 Presidential $1 Three-Coin Sets, which give collectors the chance to purchase all of this year's Presidential dollars in groups struck at either the Philadelphia Mint or the Denver Mint. The coins carry a circulating finish, though issues in this series are no longer released into circulation. Each set can be … [Read More...]