Final design choices for the 2018 America the Beautiful quarters

The following is a re-post from Mint News Blog’s sister site, Coin Update. The U.S. Mint unveiled the reverse designs for the 2018 America the Beautiful quarters on August 1 at the American Numismatics Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Denver. The national sites to be recognized in 2018 are Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in […]

U.S. Mint fills in its sales calendar through December 5

Collectors exasperated with the month-at-a-time updates to the Mint’s sales calendar have reason to smile: the latest update covers release dates from September through December. The new schedule, including the existing August items, is as follows (Mint News Blog will fill in the details as each date approaches): August 1—225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set […]

PMANA requests House Committee on Ways and Means to bring fairness to the taxation of precious-metal coins and bullion

The following press release is courtesy of the Precious Metals Association of North America (PMANA). (Washington, D.C.)—Discussions surrounding tax reform have heightened in recent weeks, and the Precious Metals Association of North America (PMANA) has offered testimony before the House Committee on Ways and Means asking for a change in the Internal Revenue Code that […]

Ozark National Scenic Riverways 5-oz. silver Uncirculated coins now available

The United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful–Ozark National Scenic Riverways 5-ounce silver Uncirculated coin (product code 17AL) at noon today (July 11). The current authorized mintage limit for both the numismatic and bullion versions is 150,000 units. An announced maximum potential mintage limit of 25,000 coins has been set for the […]

20th Anniversary American Eagle platinum Proof coin available July 6

The Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 20th Anniversary American Eagle 1-ounce platinum Proof coins (17EJ) tomorrow, July 6, at noon Eastern Time. The Mint made numismatic history on June 6, 1997, under the tenure of Mint Director Philip Diehl, when it introduced its first legal-tender American Eagle platinum Proof coin. To commemorate the […]

Texas: Home of the first state-run bullion depository in the U.S.

Lone Star Tangible Assets (LSTA), an Austin-based firm, has signed a five-year contract with the government of Texas to manage the state’s bullion depository, which will be under the authority of the state comptroller general (currently Glenn Hegar). Prior to the law authorizing the Texas Bullion Depository, such facilities were privately owned, with the exception […]

2017-P American Liberty silver medal out-sells 2016 edition

CoinWeek.com has reported that the 2017-P American Liberty silver medal, which was released yesterday at noon, sold 26,833 units on its first day of availability. The website obtained the information from Todd Martin, deputy chief of the Mint’s Office of Communications. The figure exceeds the number of 2016 American Liberty silver medals purchased on their first and only day […]