U.S. Mint Shares Release Dates for 2016 Coin & Currency Set and Platinum Eagle Proof Coin

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The U.S. Mint's product release schedule for 2016 remains a work in progress; before today, the only new items due for release in the month of June were rolls and bags of the Harpers Ferry America the Beautiful quarters. Many have suspected that some products currently languishing at the bottom of the schedule with launch dates "To Be Determined" would be summoned to break up that empty space … [Read More...]

Price Decrease for U.S. Mint’s Gold Coins, Gold Mercury Dime Sales Update

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The value of an ounce of gold has decreased by more than $52.30 an ounce in the last week, and today the U.S. Mint lowered prices on its gold collector coins. Gold's current value is $1,220.60 per ounce, according to the London Bullion Market Association; this is well below the minimum for the previous pricing bracket, which was to be applied as long as gold stayed between $1,250.00 and … [Read More...]

Comparative U.S. Mint Gold Bullion Sales Through May

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The U.S. Mint's gold bullion coins have seen unusually high demand this year, and as the end of May approaches it's a good time to take a look at how 2016's sales stack up against numbers from previous years. As of today, May 23, the Mint's authorized purchasers have purchased a total of 501,000 ounces of gold bullion coins, a category that includes 1-ounce, 1/2-ounce, 1/4-ounce, and 1/10-ounce … [Read More...]

2016 Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park Quarter Launch Event

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The U.S. Mint has shared information on the upcoming launch event for the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter, scheduled for Wednesday, June 8 at 10 a.m. ET. The ceremony is open to the public and will take place at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in the Lower Town Historic District of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, along the Shenandoah River. The event will include a coin … [Read More...]

2016 U.S. Mint Uncirculated Coin Set

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The U.S. Mint is now accepting orders for the 2016 U.S. Mint Uncirculated Coin Set, which contains Uncirculated versions of this year's 13 circulation issues from both the Denver and Philadelphia Mints, totaling 26 coins. The set does not have a listed mintage limit or restriction on household orders. Because 2016 will see the issue of only three Presidential dollars instead of the usual four, … [Read More...]

Unsold Gold Mercury Dimes Now Number Over 7,000

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The U.S. Mint's newest sales report, released today, shows that the total for the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin continues to be revised downward. As of May 15, sales of the item stood at 117,695 units, 7,305 less than its 125,000-piece mintage limit. This marks a 1,046-coin increase in unsold dimes since this time last week and a 4,815-coin change since the first tally was released on … [Read More...]

2016 Gerald Ford One Dollar Coin Cover

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Tomorrow, May 17, at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will release the 2016 Gerald Ford One Dollar Coin Cover, which contains two Ford 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 … [Read More...]

April 2016 Circulating Coin Production

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The U.S. Mint's circulating coin production remained high in April, with 1.34 billion coins produced to follow up on last month's 1.44 billion-coin total. Overall production dropped by 7.4% compared to last month, however, as well as by over 21% in relation to April of 2015, which saw an unusually high output. This year's circulating coin total now stands at more than 5.2 billion coins, 11.6% … [Read More...]

A Look at 15 Congressional Commemorative Coin Proposals

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Now that the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act has been signed into law, it's a good time to take a look at the other commemorative coin proposals now making their way through the U.S. Congress. The newest submission concerns a program that would honor Christa McAuliffe and the other astronauts who lost their lives in the 1986 Challenger disaster. As noted on Coin Update, the … [Read More...]

Hoover and Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Proof Coins Now Sold Out

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The U.S. Mint has declared two First Spouse Proof coins sold out this week. The 2014 Lou Hoover First Spouse Gold Proof Coin has been discontinued after selling 2,392 pieces, and the 2015 Mamie Eisenhower Proof coin has wrapped up with 2,704 units sold. The Hoover total has not been adjusted in recent weeks and is likely to be final, but the figure for the Eisenhower issue continues to show … [Read More...]