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 […]

Update: 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin

U.S. Mint Public Affairs Specialist Lateefah Simms has issued a statement saying that the 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin, due for release at noon (EDT) on July 30, will have a mintage limit of 50,000 coins, with per-household sales restricted to 50 units each. According to a release posted on the U.S. Mint’s website, the […]

Update: 2015 ATB Blue Ridge Parkway and American Eagle Gold and Silver

The U.S. Mint has issued updates on the availability of two versions of its popular 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Five Ounce Silver Coins. The first, the Blue Ridge Parkway 2015 Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver, has gone on sale today, July 7, for the price of $149.95 each. This addition to the America the Beautiful Quarters […]

May 2015 US Mint Circulating Coin Production

Updated figures are available covering the United States Mint’s circulating coin production through the month of May 2015. For the fifth consecutive month, the monthly production total surpassed one billion coins. Preliminary production figures are now available for the Kisatchie National Forest Quarter and the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Dollar. For the month of May […]