No Limit on Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Coins

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Sometime today (Wednesday, September 21), the U.S. Mint is lifting its ordering restrictions for the 2016-W Standing Liberty Centennial gold quarter dollar. “The SLQ,” as it’s popularly known to collectors, has been subject to a one-per-household order limit. Demand for the coin has been such that more than half the mintage of 100,000 was sold in just a few days (with 47,884 of those orders being … [Read More...]

Newly Introduced: The “American Innovation $1 Coin Act”

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On Wednesday, September 14, Representative James A. Himes introduced H.R. 6025, known as the “American Innovation $1 Coin Act.” If adopted, the act would authorize $1 numismatic coins whose designs recognize both American innovation in general and “significant innovation and pioneering efforts of [American] individuals or groups.” One coin would be released for each of the 50 states, the … [Read More...]

2016 “30th Anniversary” American Eagle One-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

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Today, September 16, at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will release the 2016 American Eagle One-Ounce Silver Proof Coin. This year's Proof Silver Eagle is a special anniversary issue that celebrates 30 years of the American Eagle bullion coin program, launched in 1986. The 2016 Proof Silver Eagle is composed of an ounce of 99.9% silver and is available for $53.95. There are no mintage limits or order … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Shares Design Candidates for 2018-2020 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins

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The U.S. Mint has shared potential designs for its upcoming 2018, 2019, and 2020 American Eagle Platinum Proof coins. The designs will be discussed at the next Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Meeting, scheduled to take place tomorrow, September 16. The candidates are included below with an introduction and descriptions provided by the Mint. Since its inception in 1997, each American Eagle … [Read More...]

August 2016 U.S. Mint Circulating Coin Production

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The U.S. Mint’s circulating coin production fell in August, with 1.3 billion coins produced to follow up on last month’s 1.8 billion-coin total. Overall production decreased by 27% compared to July, and rose by 14% in relation to August of 2015. This year’s circulating coin total stands at more than 11.4 billion coins, 3% less than had been struck by this time last year. The chart below … [Read More...]

Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin First Day Sales and Reagan Coin & Chronicles Price Update

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The U.S. Mint released the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin yesterday at noon and we now have a first-day sales total for the item. With orders restricted by a one-coin-per-household order limit, the $485 piece logged 47,884 sales on its first day of availability -- 47.8% of its 100,000-coin mintage limit. The Mint established the low order limit in part as a reaction to the … [Read More...]

2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin

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Tomorrow, September 8, at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will begin taking orders for the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin, which will debut at a cost of $485.00. This issue has a mintage limited to 100,000 pieces and an order limit of one coin per household. The gold Standing Liberty quarter is the second of three 2016 coins released to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Shares Release Dates for Roosevelt 5 oz. Uncirculated Coin and Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set

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The U.S. Mint continues to periodically update its 2016 product schedule, and we now know the release dates for two anticipated items slated for October. The first of these issues is the 2016 Theodore Roosevelt National Park 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin, which is scheduled to launch on October 6. Less than a week later, on Tuesday, October 11, the Mint will begin taking orders for the 2016 … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Announces Numismatic Hobby Forum and CCAC Meeting

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The U.S. Mint has announced that it will hold a Numismatic Coin Forum in Philadelphia on Thursday, October 13. The one-day conference aims to prepare for the Mint’s upcoming 225th anniversary by bringing together various members of relevant organizations to discuss the past, present, and future of numismatics. While the event is not open to the public, individuals can request admission via … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Shares Final Designs for 2017’s America the Beautiful Quarters

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The U.S. Mint has shared its final designs for 2017's five America the Beautiful quarters. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee and the Commission of Fine Arts both met in February to make their recommendations, which were taken from a large pool of design submissions. The following designs are presented in the order they will be released. The first new quarter of 2017 will feature … [Read More...]