2016 Liberty Silver Medals “Unavailable” in Minutes; U.S. Mint Shares Boys Town Designs

The U.S. Mint launched the 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals today and both product options went into “Currently Unavailable” status on the Mint’s Web site within minutes of being released. As unique 99.9% silver issues offered at a modest price-point with limited mintages, these medals were not expected to last long, but the speed at which buyers […]

2016 American Liberty Silver Medals (Updated)

Tomorrow, August 23, at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will release its 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals, which are struck at the West Point Mint and the San Francisco Mint, respectively, using one-ounce 99.9% silver planchets. Priced at $34.95, each medal has been awarded a mintage limit of 12,500 pieces. As noted previously, the product pages […]

National Park Service Commemorative Coin Sales Off to a Slow Start

The U.S. Mint released its weekly sales report yesterday, finally giving us an official total for the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin. Looking over the report, my attention turned to the numbers for this year’s commemorative coins, as sales of the 2016 National Park Service (N.P.S.) issues looked pretty lackluster. It was difficult to […]

Update on the CCAC’s 2017 Design Recommendations (Updated)

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee met yesterday to discuss a large portfolio of images for consideration as possible obverse and reverse designs for the 2017 20th Anniversary American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin, the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal, and the 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Program. The committee’s recommendations are […]

2017 Platinum Eagle, Liberty High Relief, and Boys Town Design Candidates

Today, March 15, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee will discuss a large group of design candidates at the U.S. Mint Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The agenda includes discussions of possible designs for the 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Program, the 2017 20th Anniversary American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin, and the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin and […]

American Liberty HR and FDR Coin & Chronicles Set “Unavailable”

A couple of high-profile items are quickly nearing sellouts after months of inching along with sporadic momentum. Michael White of the U.S. Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications told Mint News Blog that, as of today, November 3, the 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin has sold 45,479 of a potential 50,000-unit mintage, while the 2014 […]

2015 American Liberty HR Gold: First Day Sales Total and Back-Order Date

The U.S. Mint has provided an update on yesterday’s frenzied launch of the 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin. News spread fast yesterday after the mint’s standing inventory of around 35,000 American Liberty coins–each priced at $1,490.00–was exhausted after just a few hours. Now the mint confirms that first day sales of the release […]