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, […]

U.S. Mint Sells 53K Cumberland Gap 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coins in Two Days

Yesterday, April 18, the U.S. Mint began accepting orders for 2016 Cumberland Gap 5 oz. silver bullion coins from its authorized purchasers. Now, after two days of availability, the issue has already sold 53,000 pieces, giving it the sixth-highest mintage ever for a 5 oz. America the Beautiful silver coin. Considering that the Cumberland Gap […]

Possible Price Hike for Gold Coins, Cumberland Gap Quarter Launch Photos

The value of gold has increased by almost $35 an ounce since last Monday, a trend that could lead the U.S. Mint to raise prices on its gold numismatic offerings as early as tomorrow afternoon. As of this writing, an ounce of the commodity is valued at $1,254.60 according to the London Bullion Market Association, and […]

Strong Opening for 2016 Gold Eagle Proof Coins

Michael White of the U.S. Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications has provided Mint News Blog with early sales totals for the 2016 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins released last Thursday. Combined sales for all four coins, including those issued in the four-coin set, have reached 45,673 pieces for a total of 21,362.15 ounces of gold […]

2016 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins (Updated)

Today the U.S. Mint released its 2016 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins, which are composed of 22-karat gold and are offered as 1/10-ounce, 1/4-ounce, 1/2-ounce, and 1-ounce versions. A four-coin set containing all of these issues is also currently available for the price of $2,890. There are no sales restrictions or production limits in place for […]