Platinum Value Jumps a Week Before Arrival of 2016 Platinum Eagles


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2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set Sales Update


Sales of the 2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set have now reached 25,744 units, according to Michael White of the U.S. Mint's Office of Corporate Communications. This marks an increase of 4,595 sales since it posted 21,149 sets sold on its first day of availability, with 1,247 new sales occurring since Sunday evening. As noted on Coin Update, this represents a significantly quieter launch … [Read More...]

Slower Sales of Silver Eagles Help U.S. Mint Build Up Inventory


Today, the U.S. Mint stated that it has an inventory of 2,204,500 American Eagle silver bullion coins available for sale to its authorized purchasers (AP's) this week. This is by far the largest weekly allocation of Silver Eagles we've seen the Mint offer this year, excepting the week of January 11, during which four million ounces of 2016-dated coins debuted following a four-week sales … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Shares Images of Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins and 2018 ATB Quarter Design Candidates


The U.S. Mint has shared a variety of new images for us to consider, including pictures of the 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Proof and Uncirculated Coins and design submissions for 2018's America the Beautiful quarters and Barack Obama's Presidential silver medals. The images of the Reagan First Spouse coin were provided as part of an update to the items' product pages; also included in … [Read More...]

2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set (Updated)


Today, June 16, at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will release the 2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set, which has a mintage limit of 75,000 units and is available for $14.95. A household order limit of 5 sets per customer has also been established. This item includes an Enhanced Uncirculated 2016 Native American $1 Coin and a series 2013 $1 bank note that are only available as part of this set. The … [Read More...]

Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins Get Release Date, Nixon Coin and Medal Set “Unavailable”


The U.S. Mint has updated its product schedule to include specific dates for its July releases, starting with the 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins, set to debut on July 1. The launch of the Reagan issues will mark the conclusion of the First Spouse coin program, which began in tandem with the Presidential dollars series in 2007. The 99.99% gold coins will be available in Proof and … [Read More...]

May 2016 U.S. Mint Circulating Coin Production


The U.S. Mint’s circulating coin production jumped in May, with 1.55 billion coins produced to follow up on last month’s 1.34 billion-coin total. Overall production increased by 15.7% compared to last month, as well as by over 6% in relation to May of 2015. This year’s circulating coin total now stands at more than 6.7 billion coins, 8% less than had been struck by May of 2015. The chart … [Read More...]

2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set and Platinum Eagle Details and Images


The U.S. Mint has shared information on the 2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set, due for release on Thursday, June 16. As with last year's issue, the new set will be available for $14.95 and include both an Enhanced Uncirculated Native American dollar ("S") and a $1 United States bank note. This year's bank note will be dated 2013 and derive from one of the country's 12 Federal Reserve Bank … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Shares Photos of Harpers Ferry Quarter Launch, 2016 Platinum Eagle Mintage Limit (Updated)

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The U.S. Mint launched the 2016 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park quarter yesterday at a ceremony in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, marking the 3rd America the Beautiful release of the year and the 33rd since the series began in 2010. More than 1,000 people attended, including 400 children from area schools, and the Mint's photographs show that the weather turned out favorable after a brief … [Read More...]

CCAC Provides New Details on June Meeting in Colorado Springs


A notice posted to the Federal Register has provided more detail on an upcoming Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting scheduled for June 27. Mint News Blog first announced the meeting on May 28, but specifics on its time and location were not shared until earlier this week. The CCAC will meet on June 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gaylord Hall in the Worner Center on Colorado … [Read More...]