United States Mint releases first coin in new platinum Proof coin series on January 25

Washington — The United States Mint will open sales for the 2018 Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin (product code 18EJ) on January 25, 2018, at noon Eastern Time. This coin is the first release in the three-year (2018-2020) Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series. The series features all new […]

Bowers on collecting: Facts, fantasies, and opinions about the Bank of the United States

By Q. David Bowers I love history, and over a period of time, I have immersed myself in many accounts published in early newspapers, books, and directories. These include Niles’ Weekly Register, launched in Baltimore in 1811, and continued for decades afterward. I skimmed every issue and read anything that had to do with finance […]

Medal collectors: A treasure chest of new silver issues is coming from the United States Mint

Presidential Medals Start This Year; New Military Program to Begin Soon Medal collectors—you’re in for some treats! As a longtime collector and student of medallic art, I’m excited about two new programs announced in today’s meeting (Tuesday, January 16, 2018) of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Ann Bailey, the Mint’s program manager for numismatics and […]

United States Mint begins sales of 2018 WWI Commemorative Silver Dollar and Companion Medal Sets on January 17

Washington — The United States Mint will open sales for the 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollar and the World War I Centennial Silver Dollar and Medal Sets on January 17 at noon Eastern Time. Product information is below: Product Option Product Code Intro. Price Reg. Price Proof 18CA $51.95 $56.95 Uncirculated 18CB $48.95 […]

Pricing changes for 2018 United States Mint numismatic products

The United States Mint is announcing pricing changes for some 2018 United States Mint Numismatic Products. Please see the table below: Product 2018 Retail Price United States Mint Proof Set $27.95 United States Mint Silver Proof Set 49.95 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set 21.95 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 15.95 […]

Weekly column by Q. David Bowers to commence this Wednesday

This Wednesday, January 3, 2018, Coin Update and Mint News Blog will commence hosting weekly columns by renowned numismatist and author Q. David Bowers. Every Wednesday, both blogs will be posting regular content produced by Bowers and we are delighted to deliver his uniquely qualified insights to the community. Bowers himself describes the columns as […]

American Eagle 2018 One-Ounce Silver Proof Coin to go on sale January 4, 2018, at noon

The Mint’s first product scheduled to be released for 2018 will go on sale January 4 at noon. The American Eagle 2018 One-Ounce Silver Proof Coin, struck by the West Point Mint, contains one troy ounce of .999 fine silver. Additionally, it possesses no mintage, household order, or product limits. The coin has a denomination […]

Specimen 1795 Dollar and error rarities highlight Heritage Auctions’ U.S. Coins FUN Sale January 3-8

1943 Bronze Cents from Philadelphia and San Francisco featured in January 4 Platinum Night Dallas, Texas (December 18, 2017) — Nearly 7,000 lots from private collections, including early U.S. treasures, error coins, and shipwreck ingots, highlight Heritage Auctions’ January 3-8 U.S. Coins Auction during the Florida United Numismatic (FUN) Convention in Tampa, Florida. Standout presentation […]

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