2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Design Competition to Open August 1

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The U.S. Mint has shared details for its upcoming 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin design competition, scheduled to kick off on August 1. The competition will select one winning artist whose obverse and reverse designs will be used for all three Breast Cancer Awareness coins. The pertinent legislation mandates the release of the three issues, the mintage limits of which are set … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Shares Release Date for 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals

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The U.S. Mint continues to keep collectors in suspense regarding the launch dates for some of 2016's biggest releases, but there was a notable adjustment made to its product schedule early this morning. According to the update, the 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals, which feature the same obverse and reverse images as the 2016 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin, will debut on August … [Read More...]

Congressmen Propose Commemorative Coins Celebrating 400th Anniversary of Plymouth Founding

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On June 28, U.S. Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) joined with Representative William Keating (D-Mass. 9th Congressional district) to introduce a pair of companion bills proposing a commemorative coin program in honor of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth in 1620. The "Plymouth 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act of 2016" calls for the manufacture of up to 100,000 $5 … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Lifts Allocation of Silver Eagles; Platinum Eagle Bullion Coins Coming July 25 (Updated)

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The U.S. Mint will put an end to its allocation of American Eagle One-Ounce Silver bullion coins for the time being, according to Tom Jurkowsky of the Mint's Office of Corporate Communications. Softening demand for the issues combined with consistent production on the part of the Mint has helped created a surplus that should allow authorized purchasers (AP's) to place unrestricted orders for the … [Read More...]

First Day Sales for Harpers Ferry 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Top Cumberland Gap, Trail Shawnee

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The U.S. Mint launched the 2016 Harpers Ferry 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin yesterday, July 15, and we now have the first-day sales total for the item. Michael White of the Mint's Office of Corporate Communications told Mint News Blog in an email that the new Harper's Ferry issue sold 14,141 units on the occasion of its debut, a total that highlights the strong consistency of early sales figures … [Read More...]

2016 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin

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Today, July 14, at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will begin taking orders for the 2016 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin. This will be the final issue in a product series tied to the June 8 launch of the Harpers Ferry America the Beautiful (ATB) quarter and the third 5 oz. silver Uncirculated coin released this year. The Harpers Ferry 5 oz. Uncirculated coin is … [Read More...]

Silver Eagle and Reagan Coin & Medal Set Sales; Palladium Coins Update

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Sales of American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins to the U.S. Mint's authorized purchasers have dropped precipitously of late, leading to an ever-increasing buildup of inventory that could see the issues taken off of allocation in the near future. If the trend continues in the coming weeks, sales of Silver Eagles will no longer be on pace to surpass 2015's all-time-high of 47 million units sold. For … [Read More...]

2016 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter 3-Coin Set

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Today at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will release the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter 3-Coin Set, which includes one Uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, another from the Philadelphia Mint, and a Proof quarter struck at the San Francisco Mint. This set has no listed restrictions on production or orders per household, and is available for $9.95. The coins are packaged in a … [Read More...]

June 2016 U.S. Mint Circulating Coin Production

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The U.S. Mint’s circulating coin production rose in June, with 1.58 billion coins produced to follow up on last month’s 1.55 billion-coin total. Overall production increased by 1.9% compared to May, but fell by 5.3% in relation to June of 2015. We're now halfway through 2016 and this year's circulating coin total stands at more than 8.3 billion coins, 7.6% less than had been struck by this time … [Read More...]

Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins Week 1 Sales, 2016 Platinum Eagle Photos

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The U.S. Mint's first-week sales totals for the 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins show that interest in the issues has been higher than we've seen for most other recent releases in this series. The Proof version of the coin sold 1,428 pieces between Friday, July 1, and Monday, July 4, while the Uncirculated coin saw 792 orders placed. That means the Reagan coins tied 2015's Lady Bird … [Read More...]