Saratoga Bullion Sales and 3-Coin Set Release (Updated)


Update (2:30 p.m.): Michael White of the U.S. Mint has followed up with an email stating that bullion issues of the 2015 Saratoga National Historical Park 5 oz. Coin have sold out, with the final total coming to 45,000 pieces. This is the same quantity allocated for the previous two bullion issues in the ATB series, meaning the Uncirculated version of this coin will have a mintage limited to … [Read More...]

Sales of Saratoga Quarter Products and Bullion Coins Begin (Updated)


Today, November 30, the U.S. Mint has begun accepting orders for 2015 Saratoga America the Beautiful quarter products and five-ounce bullion coins. Rolls and bags of the new Saratoga quarter can now be purchased via the Mint's Web site, with available options allowing buyers to choose from coins struck at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints. More information on Saratoga quarter … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Shares Final Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Designs

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The U.S. Mint has shared its design selections for the 2016 Mark Twain Commemorative coins. The designs will be officially unveiled today during a ceremony at the Mark Twain Museum in the author's boyhood home of Hannibal, Missouri. The obverse and reverse of the $5 gold coin are pictured above. The obverse was designed by Benjamin Sowards, sculpted by Don Everhart, and includes a portrait … [Read More...]

2015 Saratoga National Historical Park Rolls and Bags


On Monday, November 30, the U.S. Mint will release rolls and bags of the new 2015 Saratoga National Historical Park ATB quarter at noon ET. The coins can be purchased for $18.95 in a single 40-coin roll (minted in San Francisco); for $32.95 as two 40-coin rolls (minted in Philadelphia and Denver, respectively); for $34.95 as a 100-coin bag (buyers can choose from the above mint facilities); or … [Read More...]

2015 American Eagle One Ounce Platinum Proof Coin


The U.S. Mint has given us a bit of a surprise as we head into the Thanksgiving holiday: the 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Platinum Proof Coin will be released this year after all, just eight days from now on December 3. The item's mintage and order limits are set relatively low at 4,000 pieces and 1 per household, respectively, and its price is currently set at $1,250. As noted previously, … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Tests Use of Barcodes to Extend Life of Dies


The U.S. Mint will soon conclude a trial aimed at increasing the brief life-cycle of its dies by improving its method for gathering information on those components. The Mint of Philadelphia has been experimenting with placing two-dimensional barcodes on each die, allowing die setters to better monitor both the force of individual die strikes and the number of strikes a die can withstand before … [Read More...]

An Update on U.S. Mint Sold Out and Unavailable Products


While compiling the latest U.S. Mint sales report earlier this week, I noticed that a few 2015 Presidential $1 products had unexpectedly slipped into "Sold Out" status and wondered what other items had run low on inventory without my noticing. I then went through all of the products listed on the current sales report to confirm their status, and compiled the following chart. The table below … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Shares Designs for 2016 National Park Service Commemoratives


The U.S. Mint has unveiled the final designs for the 2016 National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins. The unveiling took place earlier today in Washington, D.C. and was attended by Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, U.S. Representative Erik Paulsen, and National Park Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Will … [Read More...]

A Look at Saratoga National Historical Park 5 oz. Silver Coins


Now that the Saratoga National Historical Park quarters have entered circulation, we can look ahead to the upcoming release of the design’s 5 oz. silver coins, which will see up to 65,000 pieces issued across bullion and Uncirculated versions. The 2015 Saratoga 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin has been given a mintage limit of 30,000 units, 10,000 more than were attributed to the Bombay Hook 5 … [Read More...]

2015 Saratoga National Historical Park 3-Coin Set


The U.S. Mint has updated its product page for the 2015 Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter 3-Coin Set, due for release on December 1 at noon ET. The set includes two Uncirculated quarters respectively minted at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, as well as a Proof quarter struck at the San Francisco Mint. There are no production limits listed for this item, which will retail for $9.95 … [Read More...]