Palladium American Eagle design discussion postponed

Tomorrow, March 15, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) was scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C., to discuss the designs for several U.S. Mint coin and medal products. Mother Nature had other ideas, however, and slammed the Eastern seaboard with a nasty winter storm that has shut down cities, airlines, and public transportation in D.C. and […]

Whitman Publishing Wants Your Imperfect Coins

The following is a courtesy post from Mint News Blog’s sister site, Coin Update. (Atlanta, Georgia)—Whitman Publishing is looking for sharp, high-resolution photographs or scans of “problem” coins to illustrate in upcoming books. Hobbyists who share their images will be credited in the books’ acknowledgments. “Most of the time we show Mint State pieces with […]

Coin Update Blog: The New Case for Gold and the Gold Standard

Mint News Blog’s sister site, Coin Update, has posted the following article by Louis Golino. The introduction appears below; click here to read the full article. The New Case for Gold and the Gold Standard If you follow precious metals, you are probably familiar with James Rickards, best-selling author of books such as The Death of Money and Currency Wars, […]

Black Friday and Beyond: Coin Deals as They Happen

Mint News Blog would like to harness the power of social media to help collectors get the best deals available during the holiday shopping season. We’ll start by posting several items here, and will continue to update the post when we find new items. Coins, bullion, supplies—everything remotely numismatic is fair game. Some items will save you […]

November 2015 Circulating Coin Production: Saratoga Totals Released

The U.S. Mint has issued its figures for November circulating coin production, including the first and final mintage totals for Saratoga National Historical Park quarters. Overall production last month came to 1.2 billion coins, down 29% compared to October, which saw over 1.75 billion pieces struck. The chart below details production numbers for the coins, broken […]

2015 American Eagle Silver Bullion Projected Sales Total (Updated)

Production on 2015 American Eagle Silver bullion coins wrapped up last week, and this week’s allocation of 1,130,000 coins will be the final batch released by the Mint to authorized buyers this year. 769,000 of that total was sold today, leaving 361,000 ounces available for the remainder of 2015. At the time of this writing, […]