How the Mint audits the nation’s deep-storage gold

The status of the U.S. gold reserves has long been a point of discussion, as all information on the subject is closely guarded by the Treasury. Although information on annual audits is available, the average person is unaware of it; and even those who know it exists generally don’t know where to find it. Couple […]

Whitman Publishing Wants Your Imperfect Coins

The following is a courtesy post from Mint News Blog’s sister site, Coin Update. (Atlanta, Georgia)—Whitman Publishing is looking for sharp, high-resolution photographs or scans of “problem” coins to illustrate in upcoming books. Hobbyists who share their images will be credited in the books’ acknowledgments. “Most of the time we show Mint State pieces with […]

United States Mint awarded two top honors for Coin of the Year

(Washington)—The United States recently earned top honors in two coin-design categories at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. United States Mint officials accepted two Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards on behalf of the nation. The U.S. won in the category of Best Circulating Coin for its America the Beautiful Program quarter honoring Kisatchie […]

U.S. Mint establishes March calendar, Boys Town Centennial silver and clad pricing

The following is a cross-post from Mint News Blog’s sister site, Coin Update. The Mint has updated its online catalog to include March issues and their dates. It has also released the pricing for the 2017 Boys Town Centennial commemorative silver coins; these prices are not yet listed on the website but will be published […]

Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Looks Ahead to New Dollar Coins

Dennis Tucker serves the hobby community as publisher at Whitman Publishing, the nation’s largest publisher of numismatic references. He holds the position of numismatic specialist on the CCAC. On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC, www.ccac.gov) met telephonically, with members calling in from both coasts and points in between. U.S. Mint […]

2017-P Cent Makes a Big Stir with Zero Marketing Dollars

What you’ve heard is true. Quietly, and all unannounced, the Mint has slipped pennies with the Philadelphia Mint’s “P” mintmark into circulation. Now, if you’re up to date with your U.S. penny history, you can skip to the next paragraph. If not, try this: Pick up a copy of the Red Book—doesn’t matter what edition—and […]

U.S. Mint 2017 First-Day Bullion-Coin Sales

The Mint has announced its first-day bullion-coin sales figures. The 2017-dated American Eagle gold and silver bullion coins and American Buffalo gold coins were first made available for sale to Authorized Purchasers (APs) on January 9 this year. Sales of American Eagle gold bullion coins, at 68,000 ounces, exceeded last year’s volume by nearly 15%. […]