Raoul Wallenberg Bronze Medal, Other US Mint News

Raoul Wallenberg Medal

During a ceremony held at the Capitol Rotunda, a Congressional Gold Medal was posthumously awarded to Swedish-born business man and diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. The medal was authorized to be awarded under Public Law 112-148 in recognition of his achievements and heroic actions during the Holocaust. While serving as Sweden’s special envoy in Budapest between July and December 1944, Wallenberg had … [Read More...]

2014 Florence Harding First Spouse Gold Coin

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Today, July 10, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2014 Florence Harding First Spouse Gold Coin. This represents the first release of the year for the 24 karat gold coin series honoring the spouses of the Presidents. The obverse design of the coin features a left facing profile portrait of the First Lady, designed by Thomas Cleveland and … [Read More...]

2014 Herbert Hoover Presidential $1 Coin Cover

Herbert Hoover Coin Cover

Tomorrow, July 10, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Herbert Hoover Presidential Dollar Coin Cover. This will represent the thirty-first issue within the ongoing American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series. The Herbert Hoover Presidential Dollar went on sale in rolls, bags, and boxes on June 19, 2014. As new issues within the series are no longer … [Read More...]

2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

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Today, July 8, 2014, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set. This ten coin set includes uncirculated examples of each of this year's quarters from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. These coins have previously been released within the 2014 Uncirculated Coin Set. The sites depicted on this year's quarters include … [Read More...]

All 2013 Presidential Dollar Rolls, Bags, and Boxes Sold Out

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Late last week, the United States Mint marked as "sold out" all remaining available rolls, bags, and boxes for the 2013 Presidential Dollars. These products contain circulating quality examples of the $1 coins honoring William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson. The sell outs come as a surprise for the latter two issues since they had not yet been available … [Read More...]

Additional Details on 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Products

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Details continue to emerge for the United States Mint's 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar products. Release dates have been provided for two of the three products, pricing for all three products is available, and a preliminary product page has been posted for the first product. Preliminary details for the products were available last month. In addition to an individual proof gold coin, … [Read More...]

Lower Demand for Silver Eagle Bullion Coins

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At the start of the month, the US Mint lifted their allocation program for Silver Eagle bullion coins, which had previously limited the number of coins that authorized purchasers could order. Rather than opening the door to higher order levels, sales figures for the most recent month have fallen to their lowest level of the year. For the month of June 2014, Silver Eagle bullion sales reached … [Read More...]

Menominee Tribe Code Talkers Bronze Medal

Menominee Code Talkers Medal

In addition to the two medals covered in the previous two posts, the United States Mint has also recently started accepting orders for the Menominee Tribe Code Talkers Bronze Medal. This represents a bronze duplicate version of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Menominee Tribe Code Talkers. Under the Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-420), Congressional Gold Medals were … [Read More...]

Shimon Peres Bronze Medal

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During a ceremony held in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, Israeli President Shimon Peres received a Congressional Gold Medal. The medal recognizes President Peres for maintaining strong bilateral relations between Israel and the United States. The award of the medal was authorized under Public Law 113-114, which was enacted on June 9, 2014. The obverse of the medal, which was designed by Don … [Read More...]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Bronze Medal

Martin Luther King Jr. Congressional Gold Medal

During a ceremony held yesterday at the Capitol Rotunda, the Congressional Gold Medal was posthumously awarded to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. The medal was accepted by Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. This Congressional Gold Medal had originally been authorized under Public Law 108-368, enacted on … [Read More...]