Walking Liberty Centennial Gold Half Dollar: First-Day Sales Are Official

The U.S. Mint reports that the Walking Liberty Centennial Gold Half Dollar sold 43,728 units on its first day of availability. The coin, which is the third and final member of a three-coin centennial trio commemorating the historic circulating dime, quarter, and half-dollar designs of 1916, went on sale yesterday, November 17, at noon. Early estimates […]

Collectors Called Upon to Support Apollo 11 Commemoratives

For the next few weeks, collectors and space-program enthusiasts are turning their attention to the Apollo 11 Moon landing, and its 50th anniversary in 2019. At issue is the passage of the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act. The manned Moon landing was a singular achievement for humankind, and one of the greatest moments in modern American history. […]

Walking Liberty 2016 Centennial Gold Coin: Images, Mintage, and Household Order Limits

The Mint has released images of the Walking Liberty 2016 Centennial gold coin (shown above), and posted the official mintage limit of 70,000 and household order limit of 3 on the website. Pricing is not yet available. The coins (item number 16XA) will be available for purchase on November 17, 2016, at noon. In other news, the following availability […]

No Limit on Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Coins

Sometime today (Wednesday, September 21), the U.S. Mint is lifting its ordering restrictions for the 2016-W Standing Liberty Centennial gold quarter dollar. “The SLQ,” as it’s popularly known to collectors, has been subject to a one-per-household order limit. Demand for the coin has been such that more than half the mintage of 100,000 was sold in just […]

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 […]