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 […]

2016 National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins

Tomorrow, March 24, at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will open sales of the 2016 National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins. Collectors will be able to choose between Proof and Uncirculated versions of a $5 gold coin, a silver dollar, and a clad half dollar, each with unique designs. A three-piece set containing Proof versions of […]

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 […]