2015 American Eagle Silver Bullion Projected Sales Total (Updated)

Production on 2015 American Eagle Silver bullion coins wrapped up last week, and this week’s allocation of 1,130,000 coins will be the final batch released by the Mint to authorized buyers this year. 769,000 of that total was sold today, leaving 361,000 ounces available for the remainder of 2015. At the time of this writing, […]

U.S. Mint Tests Use of Barcodes to Extend Life of Dies

The U.S. Mint will soon conclude a trial aimed at increasing the brief life-cycle of its dies by improving its method for gathering information on those components. The Mint of Philadelphia has been experimenting with placing two-dimensional barcodes on each die, allowing die setters to better monitor both the force of individual die strikes and […]

October Circulating Coin Production: Bombay Hook Totals Released

The U.S. Mint has released its monthly figures for circulating coin production and October saw a significant increase in mintages for the second month in a row. Overall production topped 1.75 billion coins last month, which is 281.27 million more than September’s total of over 1.47 billion. The chart below details production numbers for the […]

September 2015 U.S. Mint Circulating Coin Production: 1.47 Billion

The U.S. Mint has released its circulating coin production totals for the month of September. The mint made more than 1.47 billion circulating coins last month — 333.91 million more than the August total, marking a 29% increase in overall production. The chart below details production numbers for the coins, broken down by denomination and mint […]