America the Beautiful Quarters 2018 Proof Set to go on sale January 23 at noon

The 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (18AP) is to go on sale January 23 at noon on the Mint’s website. There is no mintage, product, or household order limit for the set at present. The set includes all five of the 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters. Each coin possesses a Proof finish, reeded […]

The 2018 United States Mint Birth Set will be available for purchase on January 11 at noon

On January 11, the 2018 United States Mint Birth Set (18RD) will go on sale at noon on the Mint’s website for the seventh year in a row. This set of coins is ideal for celebrating any upcoming births in 2018. It comes with a special presentation folder which provides room for personalized messages with […]

American Eagle 2018 One-Ounce Silver Proof Coin to go on sale January 4, 2018, at noon

The Mint’s first product scheduled to be released for 2018 will go on sale January 4 at noon. The American Eagle 2018 One-Ounce Silver Proof Coin, struck by the West Point Mint, contains one troy ounce of .999 fine silver. Additionally, it possesses no mintage, household order, or product limits. The coin has a denomination […]

Bitcoin: Digital bullion, or just digital?

In a recent interview on the “Fast Money Halftime Report,” renowned trader Mark Fisher discussed the similarities between the current hype for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and the silver rush seen in the late 1970s and 1980s. Fisher attributes Bitcoin’s rapid rise in value to its organic popularity (i.e., no meddling by Wall Street) and massive […]

The Mint’s final product scheduled for 2017 to go on sale December 5 at noon

The final product the Mint has scheduled for 2017 is the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park 2017 Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin from the Philadelphia Mint. There will be no household order or product limits, but the mintage limit is 25,000. The coin, and corresponding national park, honor the bravery and actions of Lieutenant […]

The centenary anniversary of President Kennedy’s birth passes us by while many more are still concerned learning about his death

Following the initial release of 2,891 documents previously withheld by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Thursday, October 19, the Internet went up in storm. While many are satisfied with this initial release of documents regarding the president’s assassination, the international non-profit transparency group WikiLeaks is […]

A response to increasing cyberattacks and wasteful spending: The Coins Act

In the wake of the devastating Equifax breach, which exposed the private financial information of an estimated 143 million Americans, lawmakers in Washington are scrambling for solutions to the increase in sophisticated cyberattacks targeting private citizens. Other attacks like the WannaCry ransomware attack of May 2017 affected almost a quarter of a million Windows users […]

My first CCAC Meeting: A spirited discussion and a rare inside glimpse into the design process

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017 , I had the pleasure of attending my first Citizens  Coinage Advisory Committee meeting (on the phone, since I live in Atlanta and not in Washington). As a relative novice to the world of coin design, I understand the apprehension most collectors feel when first putting themselves into the fray with […]

Revisiting the Mint’s American Arts gold bullion medals

A recent email blast from the Mint reminded that October is National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM). While the celebratory occasion was initially established 30 years ago as National Arts Week, in 1993 it was reformed into National Arts and Humanities month in order to “raise public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in […]