Kicking Off the Mint’s 225th Anniversary Year: Unveiling of the 2017 American Liberty Gold Coin

(Press release)—As one of the few institutions specifically rooted in the Constitution, the United States Mint has served the nation by playing a key role in the country’s financial system and fostering commerce. Next year marks the 225th anniversary of the Mint’s founding; to honor this important milestone, the Mint will kick off a yearlong acknowledgment […]

“Invigorating the Coin Collecting Hobby,” Part 3: Customer Engagement, and the “Mint Customer of the Future”

This story was updated at 7:35 p.m. on 10/18/16 to include demographic data that the editor overlooked. — Diana Plattner, Mint News Blog editor At last week’s Numismatic Forum held by the United States Mint, much of the discussion revolved around the Mint’s customers, past and present. As the venerable institution nears its 225th anniversary […]

“Invigorating the Coin Collecting Hobby,” Part 2: Get to Know the People at the United States Mint, the Smithsonian, and the American Numismatic Association

The U.S. Mint’s October 13, 2016, Numismatic Forum in Philadelphia was organized and attended by a good number of officers and staff from Mint headquarters in Washington, D.C., and from the Philadelphia Mint. Rhett Jeppson has worked at the Mint in the position of Principal Deputy Director since January 2015. He came to the Mint […]

Invigorating the Coin-Collecting Hobby: United States Mint Holds a Numismatic Forum in Philadelphia

On Thursday, October 13, 2016, U.S. Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson convened a numismatic forum at the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Philadelphia. In attendance were nearly 100 coin collectors, dealers, researchers, curators, journalists, authors, publishers, American Numismatic Association officers and staff, Mint officials, and others interested in the future of the coin-collecting hobby. […]

U.S. Mint Announces Numismatic Hobby Forum and CCAC Meeting

The U.S. Mint has announced that it will hold a Numismatic Coin Forum in Philadelphia on Thursday, October 13. The one-day conference aims to prepare for the Mint’s upcoming 225th anniversary by bringing together various members of relevant organizations to discuss the past, present, and future of numismatics. While the event is not open to […]