Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee discusses industrial, religious, natural, and military themes in 2019 America the Beautiful quarters

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC, www.ccac.gov) convened in a public meeting to review and discuss the themes and designs of upcoming U.S. coins and medals. Most of the committee’s members telephoned in to the meeting, with the United States Mint’s talented staff efficiently wrangling the tech side […]

2017 America the Beautiful 5-oz. Effigy Mounds silver Uncirculated coin available March 7

(Washington)—The Mint will open sales for the 2017 America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver Uncirculated coin depicting Effigy Mounds National Monument (product code 17AJ) on March 7 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse design depicts an aerial view of mounds in the Marching Bear Group. Inscriptions are EFFIGY MOUNDS, IOWA, 2017, and E PLURIBUS UNUM. America the […]

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 […]

The America the Beautiful Quarters Program, at a Little Past the Halfway Point

An Editor Reminisces With the release of the Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) design on November 14, we have now reached the 62.5% mark in the America the Beautiful quarter-dollar program. By the time the series is completed in 2021, 56 national parks and other national sites will have been commemorated. At the time the […]

Fort Moultrie Three-Coin Set Available Today at Noon

(Press Release)—Today (December 5) at noon Eastern time the Mint will open sales for the 2016 Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) Three-Coin Set (16AH).  This set contains two uncirculated Fort Moultrie quarters—one each from the Philadelphia Mint and Denver Mint facilities—and one Proof coin from the San Francisco Mint.  The reverse design depicts Sergeant William […]

Mint Catalog Updates: Ft. Sumter 5-Oz. and Silver Eagle 1-Oz. Uncirculated Coins, Ltd. Edition Silver Proof Set

The Mint has updated several of its web-catalog pages with pricing, images, and other information collectors have been waiting for. The 2016 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (#16RC) has been priced at $139.95. Each set contains 90% fine silver Proof versions of each of the year’s clad circulating denominations, all struck at the San Francisco […]

2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set Available November 22

This post was edited for clarity on November 4 at 2:30 p.m. While the individual coins aren’t numismatically valuable, the Circulating Coin Sets see plenty of aftermarket activity. They are valued at $15 per set in the current Red Book and often go for considerably more on ebay. While higher-end collectors and investors mull the effects of […]

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Three-Coin Set on Sale October 3

This report was edited on October 3 at 10:20 a.m. to remove the misleading description “Uncirculated sets.” One of the three coins in each set is, of course, a Proof strike from the San Francisco Mint. Mint News Blog apologizes for any confusion. As of noon (Eastern time) on October 3, the U.S. Mint will be […]

2017 National Parks Quarters Release Schedule

The U.S. Mint has finalized its schedule for releasing each of the 2017 America the Beautiful™ National Parks quarter dollars, as follows:         The remaining quarter for 2016 is South Carolina’s Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) design, which will be released November 14. Following the usual schedule, bags and rolls will […]

U.S. Mint Shares Final Designs for 2017’s America the Beautiful Quarters

The U.S. Mint has shared its final designs for 2017’s five America the Beautiful quarters. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee and the Commission of Fine Arts both met in February to make their recommendations, which were taken from a large pool of design submissions. The following designs are presented in the order they will be […]