2011 U.S. Army Gold and Silver Commemorative Coins

The US Mint has announced the final design selections for the 2011 U.S. Army Commemorative Coins. The program will include a $5 gold coin, silver dollar, and clad half dollar. For the past two years, commemorative coin programs have only included a silver dollar. Both of next year’s programs will each include multiple coins. Between […]

American Palladium Eagles

On December 14, 2010, the bill H.R. 6166 was signed into law, which will likely result in a new series of American Palladium Eagles. The US Mint will be required to mint and issue the one ounce .9995 fine palladium bullion coins, provided that a marketing study demonstrates sufficient demand for the coins exists. The […]

US Mint Coin Production November 2010

United States Mint circulating coin production figures have been updated through November 2010. Final or preliminary mintages have also been made available for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar and Mount Hood National Forest Quarter. During November 2010, the US Mint struck 531.46 million coins for circulation at the Philadelphia and Denver facilities. This represents a […]

US Mint Authorized Purchaser List

The US Mint has provided an updated list of authorized purchasers. There are some changes from a list provided by the Mint last week. For current and future reference, listed below are the 11 primary distributors of United States Mint bullion products who are able to purchase directly from the Mint: A-Mark Precious Metals (Los […]

End of Satin Finish Officially Announced

In a brief press release, the United States Mint has officially announced the end of “satin finish” for uncirculated mint sets and other collector products. Starting in 2011, the “brilliant finish” will be reinstated. The “satin finish” was created by sandblasting the faces of the dies and burnishing coin blanks before striking. The resulting coins […]

2011 America the Beautiful Quarters

Amidst the tumultuous announcements and events of the past few weeks, the United States Mint unveiled the design selections for the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters. The United States Mint typically prepares three to five design candidates for each quarter based on source materials provided by a federal liaison to the site. The design candidates […]

2010 Proof Silver Eagles at 707,704

The total reported sales for the 2010 Proof Silver Eagle have now reached 707,704. After less than three weeks of sales, this amount has already exceeded the final mintage of the last available issue of the series. The US Mint did not provide sales data last week, so the latest report available on Coin Update […]

ATB Silver Bullion Coins Delayed

As just reported on Coin Update News, the US Mint has delayed the release of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins. The move comes in response concerns expressed by many consumers about the high premiums being charged for the new 5 ounce silver bullion series. The US Mint is now evaluating reports and collecting […]