U.S. Mint’s response to members of Congress lacks commitment

Acting Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint David Motl’s November 17 response to an October 27 letter from U.S. Representatives Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Alex Mooney (R-WV) requesting information regarding the Mint’s efforts to combat the rising tide of counterfeit coins entering the United States lacks commitment. “While the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) appreciates Acting […]

George Rogers Clark 5-oz. silver Uncirculated coin goes on sale December 5

The U.S. Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (product code 17AN) on December 5 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver Uncirculated coins replicate the designs featured on the Mint’s ATB quarters. This coin’s reverse depicts George […]

Over $15.4 million in U.S. coins and currency sold at Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ official auction of the 2017 Whitman Coins & Collectibles Winter Expo

SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA — The official auction of the 2017 Whitman Coins & Collectibles Winter Expo held by Stack’s Bowers Galleries was an astounding success, realizing over $13.3 million across eight sessions of United States coinage and related issues. Nearly $2 million in paper money also crossed the block with superb results. The sale was […]

2017 George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Three-Coin Set available November 27 at noon

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set honoring George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (product code 17AH) on November 27 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This set contains two Uncirculated quarters—one from the Philadelphia Mint and one from the Denver Mint—and one Proof quarter from the San Francisco […]

United States Mint to release 10-coin set of circulating quarters on November 21

The U.S. Mint will open sales for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set (product code 17AC) starting on November 21 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This year’s set includes 10 circulating quarters — five from the Philadelphia Mint and five from the Denver Mint — with reverse designs honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument […]

U.S. Mint launches final America the Beautiful quarter of 2017 near the banks of the Wabash

The Mint held a ceremony today near the Wabash River in Vincennes, Indiana, to officially launch the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park quarter, the 40th release in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program and the final coin of 2017. The reverse design featured on this latest quarter depicts George Rogers Clark leading his men […]

United States Mint releases product options with George Rogers Clark National Historical Park quarters on November 13

United States Mint products featuring America the Beautiful Quarters Program coins honoring George Rogers Clark National Historical Park will be available for purchase starting on November 13 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin’s reverse design features George Rogers Clark leading his men through the flooded plains approaching Fort Sackville with the inscriptions GEORGE ROGERS […]

House proposes repeal of Section 1031 “Like-Kind Exchanges” for bullion investments

Washington, D.C. — Last week, House Republicans released their tax reform bill, which includes a major change to Section 1031 or “Like-Kind Exchanges.” Currently, Section 1031 defers the taxation of gains on the exchange of property as long as the property is held for productive use in a taxpayer’s trade or business. This allows for […]

United States Mint shines the spotlight on George Rogers Clark National Historical Park on November 14

The United States Mint will hold its official launch ceremony for the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park quarter on Tuesday, November 14, at 10:00 a.m. (ET). Event highlights include performances by the George Rogers Clark Fife and Drum Corps and Vogel Elementary School Choir. United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Frank Morris, designer […]

Congressmen press the U.S Mint for action on counterfeit gold and silver coins

Washington, DC (October 29, 2017) — Congressmen Alex Mooney (R-WV) and Frank Lucas (R-OK) delivered a formal letter to the United States Mint and the Secret Service on Friday, urging aggressive action on the growing problem of high-quality counterfeits of U.S. precious-metals coins entering the country from China and elsewhere. “Enclosed herewith is a 1995 […]

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