U.S. Mint establishes March calendar, Boys Town Centennial silver and clad pricing

The following is a cross-post from Mint News Blog’s sister site, Coin Update. The Mint has updated its online catalog to include March issues and their dates. It has also released the pricing for the 2017 Boys Town Centennial commemorative silver coins; these prices are not yet listed on the website but will be published […]

The Folly of Legislating Art: Revisiting a 1998 Interview with John Veach Noble

Collectors of modern coins from the United States Mint often complain about their lack of visual appeal. While it’s true that people have been complaining about U.S. coin designs as long as there has been a U.S. Mint, it’s also true that modern designs can seem lackluster. The Mint is unusually constrained by Congress when compared with other world mints, […]

Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin Sells Out Quickly—But Not That Quickly

Yesterday at noon, the U.S. Mint released its remaining supply of 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coins. The number of first-round sales (122,510), less subsequent returns (6,414), suggested that about 8,900 coins of the maximum mintage of 125,000 would be available. The first time the coin was released, on April 21, the Mint set a household […]

U.S. Mint’s January 2017 Calendar Begins to Fill In; Two Product Roll-Outs Remain for 2016

The Mint has set its sales dates for January 2017. On January 5, the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (17AP) will debut, with the 2017 Birth Set (17RD) and Happy Birthday Coin Set (17RE) coming available January 10. On January 18, the Mint’s first collectible coins of the year—the Lions Club International 2017 […]

Remaining Mercury Dime 2016 Centennial Gold Coins Available for Purchase on December 15

The following is a re-post from Mint News Blog’s sister site, Coin Update. (Washington)—The Mint will reopen sales for the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin (product code 16XB) on December 15 at noon Eastern Time while supplies last. Orders will be limited to one per household. (Editor’s note: As of last week’s U.S. Mint Sales Report, 116,096 of the […]

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. […]

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