Silver Krugerrands: ModernCoinMart, GovMint to Be Sole North American Distributors

UPDATE (12-14-16)—In a December 5 press release to its distributors, the South African Mint stated that, due to damage to the first shipment of coins, the release of the silver Krugerrand would be delayed. UPDATE (11-21-16)— has announced that the official release date of the silver Krugerrand will be December 5, 2016. The mintage, released earlier […]

American Liberty HR and FDR Coin & Chronicles Set “Unavailable”

A couple of high-profile items are quickly nearing sellouts after months of inching along with sporadic momentum. Michael White of the U.S. Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications told Mint News Blog that, as of today, November 3, the 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin has sold 45,479 of a potential 50,000-unit mintage, while the 2014 […]

Lyndon B. Johnson Coin & Chronicles Set “Unavailable” After 4 Hours

The 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson Coin & Chronicles Set is listed as “Unavailable” on the U.S. Mint’s Web site four hours after its release. The Mint’s Web site processed transactions surprising well today, considering the glitches and crashes experienced by many customers during previous high-traffic product launches. Officials at the U.S. Mint responded in an email […]

Looking Ahead to September’s U.S. Mint Product Releases

Today’s launch of the 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set marks the U.S. Mint’s first offering of the new month, and it seems like a good time to take a look at all of September’s upcoming releases. As noted previously, the Lyndon Johnson Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse […]

Some Things That Other World Mints Are Doing

There has been a lot of recent discussion within comments about various non-U.S. coins, so I thought it would be fitting to devote a post to world coins. Specifically, I wanted to outline some of the tactics, strategies, or innovations that mints around the world have employed within their coin offerings. Generally speaking, many world […]