Mint in Crisis: The Inside Story of the Bullion Shortage of 2008, Part 1

Part 1: The Hearing “It still baffles me that we can’t make a planchet. . . . Isn’t this just pretty simple? This just really is confusing to me why this can’t be accomplished. . . . What would a businessman do about this? Would he always resort to going to Australia to do this? It […]

U.S. Mint Bullion Sales Strong, Except for Roosevelt 5-Oz. Coins

The Mint has released its bullion sales figures for the previous week. The sales figure for Theodore Roosevelt National Park 5-ounce silver bullion coins now registers at 30,500 units sold, an uptick of 1,000 units since the U.S. Mint’s reporting of last week. Combined sales for 2016’s four 5-ounce bullion coins are at 246,800 units, for a total of 1,234,000 ounces of silver. In comparison […]

U.S. Mint 2016 Bullion Sales; Roosevelt 5 oz. Bullion Coin Release Date (Updated)

Gold, silver, and platinum have all gained in value during the past week, making it an apt time to look at recent trends in U.S. Mint bullion sales. Platinum in particular has been quite visible of late, with prices rising just as the Mint begins issuing its 2016 American Eagle one-ounce platinum bullion coins. As […]

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 […]

U.S. Mint Updates Packaging for Gold Buffalo Bullion Coins

The U.S. Mint has announced that it has updated its packaging for American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins, ushering in the use of hard plastic containers similar to those employed to ship gold and silver American Eagle bullion coins. Gold Buffalos were previously transported in 20-coin sheets of sealed plastic, as pictured above. As of yesterday, […]

2015 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin Sold Out

The 2015 American Buffalo One-Ounce Gold Proof Coin, released on April 9 of last year, is now sold out. The item had been in “Currently Unavailable” status on the U.S. Mint’s Web site for months, and its sales have been stuck at 16,592 pieces since February 10. While there’s a small chance the Mint could adjust […]

2016 American Buffalo One-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

The Mint’s busy week will continue tomorrow (March 31) with the release of the 2016 American Buffalo One-Ounce Gold Proof Coin at noon ET. The coin bears classic obverse and reverse designs created by James Earle Fraser for the Indian Head nickel, first issued in 1913. Gold Buffaloes are struck at the West Point Mint and […]