2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Design Competition to Open August 1

The U.S. Mint has shared details for its upcoming 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin design competition, scheduled to kick off on August 1. The competition will select one winning artist whose obverse and reverse designs will be used for all three Breast Cancer Awareness coins. The pertinent legislation mandates the release of the three issues, […]

Congressmen Propose Commemorative Coins Celebrating 400th Anniversary of Plymouth Founding

On June 28, U.S. Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) joined with Representative William Keating (D-Mass. 9th Congressional district) to introduce a pair of companion bills proposing a commemorative coin program in honor of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth in 1620. The “Plymouth 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act of 2016” calls for the […]

2016 American Eagle One-Ounce Platinum Proof Coin (Updated)

Update #1, 6/30/16, 12:56 p.m.: The 2016 American Eagle One-Ounce Platinum Proof Coin has gone into “Currently Unavailable” status on the U.S. Mint’s Web site 56 minutes after its release. Update #2, 7/1/16, 9:55 a.m.: Michael White of the Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications has shared the following statement regarding sales of the 2016 Platinum Proof […]

Price Decrease for U.S. Mint’s Gold Coins, Gold Mercury Dime Sales Update

The value of an ounce of gold has decreased by more than $52.30 an ounce in the last week, and today the U.S. Mint lowered prices on its gold collector coins. Gold’s current value is $1,220.60 per ounce, according to the London Bullion Market Association; this is well below the minimum for the previous pricing bracket, which […]

A Look at 15 Congressional Commemorative Coin Proposals

Now that the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act has been signed into law, it’s a good time to take a look at the other commemorative coin proposals now making their way through the U.S. Congress. The newest submission concerns a program that would honor Christa McAuliffe and the other astronauts who lost their lives in […]

U.S. Mint’s Gold Coin Prices Likely to Increase Wednesday, 2018 Commemoratives Now Official

Gold has gained more than $52 an ounce since this time last week and it’s looking very likely that the U.S. Mint will raise prices on its gold collector coins tomorrow afternoon. The current value of an ounce of gold is $1,294, according to the London Bullion Market Association. This is well above the ceiling […]

Gold Mercury Dime Sales Adjustment and Other Updates

The U.S. Mint has adjusted its sales total for the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin downward after considering returns, cancellations, and further assessments of its inventory. Michael White of the Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications told Mint News Blog today that sales of the issue currently stand at 120,966 coins, 1,544 less than were […]

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 […]

2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

Tomorrow, March 30, at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will release the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set, which includes ten coins in all and is available for $12.95. Each of this year’s five quarter designs are represented in the set by strikes from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, and are housed in […]