US Mint 2015 Product Schedule Contains Some Surprises

The United States Mint has just posted the 2015 numismatic product schedule on their website. In addition to release dates for the expected products for the coming year, there are also a few surprises included. The full schedule can be found here. Next year, the US Mint will get things off to an early start […]

United States Mint Coin Discovery Set

Yesterday, December 16, 2014, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the Coin Discovery Set (Product Code YC1). The set is intended to provide an introduction to coin collecting and includes some coins and supplies to help someone start their collection. The three coins included in the set are 2014-dated Kennedy Half Dollars in […]

US Mint 2014 Biennial Report to Congress

Late last week, the United States Mint released their biennial report to Congress on the research and development of alternative materials for circulating coins. This is the second required report under the Coin Modernization, Oversight, and Continuity Act of 2010. The report includes information and analysis on the production costs for current circulating denominations, comments […]

Upcoming Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set

The United States Mint has provided details on the upcoming 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set. The product will incorporate two coins, two medals, and four postage stamps along with a booklet with images related to FDR’s life and presidency. The two coins included in the set will be the 2014-S Proof Franklin […]

United States Mint 2015 Coin of the Year Nominees

Late last month, Krause Publications announced the nominees for their 2015 Coin of the Year Awards, which will be for 2013-dated coins. There were a total of 94 different nominees from 45 different countries across ten categories. Winners will be selected from ten different categories with an overall winner also declared. As I have in […]

CCAC Recommends Annual Arts Medals Program

At the most recent meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), members discussed and passed a resolution recommending that the United States Mint implement a new arts medal program. The potential program was viewed as providing a new and important platform for the pursuit of design innovation and the advancement of American medallic art. […]

Information on the US Mint’s New Catalog Site

The United States Mint has provided the following message related to the new retail website, which launched on October 1, 2014: The U.S. Mint’s new catalog site is working as expected, but we want to assist customers who are having trouble logging in for the first time, or who are concerned about what information was […]

Looking Ahead to Late October US Mint Product Releases

As the United States Mint prepares for a relaunch of their retail website and ordering system, there will be a lengthy gap in new numismatic product releases extending to mid-October. In late October, two significant product releases are scheduled for which the US Mint has recently posted preliminary product pages. These pages provide specific information […]