Approved 2016-2018 Commemorative Coin Programs

To wrap up the recent series of articles on coin related legislation, I wanted to provide a final post summarizing the upcoming commemorative coin programs which have been approved by Congress and signed into law. Commemorative coin programs are authorized by Acts of Congress. Typically, there are a fairly large number of bills introduced in […]

Coin Related Legislation Introduced in the 114th Congress

With a lull in the United States Mint’s numismatic product schedule, I wanted to take a post to summarize the coin related legislation introduced in the 114th Congress. Many aspects of circulating, commemorative, and bullion coin production are directed by Congress. This includes the denominations authorized, the composition and specifications for most coins, the basic […]

Applications Sought for New CCAC Member

The United States Mint recently published a notice in the Federal Register to announce that they are seeking membership applications for a new member of of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCCA). The CCAC advises the Secretary of the Treasury on any theme or design proposals relating to circulating coins, bullion coins, Congressional Gold Medals, […]

United States Mint 2014 Annual Report

The United States Mint has recently made their 2014 Annual Report available online. The report covers their financial results for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2014. Overall revenue fell by 28.4% to $3.1 billion, while net income and seigniorage increased by 25.8% to $367.9 million. Broadly, these results were driven by a sharp decline […]

Pricing Changes for 2015 US Mint Products

In a notice published today in the Federal Register, the United States Mint announced pricing changes for 2015 numismatic products. The price changes impact certain silver products which see price reductions and certain annual sets which see price increases. Some of the products listed in the announcement have actually already gone on sale. The 2015 […]

Another US Mint Numismatic Gold Coin Price Increase Looms

For the second consecutive week, prices for the United States Mint’s numismatic gold coins are likely to see an increase. The pricing change will impact the remaining 2013-2014 First Spouse Gold Coins and the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin. Under the US Mint’s flexible pricing policy covering numismatic gold and platinum products, […]

Possible Price Increase for Gold Numismatic Products

The higher market price of gold will likely result in a price increase for the United States Mint’s numismatic gold products. The pricing change would impact the remaining available First Spouse Gold Coins and the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin. The Mint utilizes a flexible pricing policy for their numismatic gold and […]

US Mint Last Chance Products

As they have done in past years, the United States Mint has added a “Last Chance” section to their online catalog showcasing products which will soon conclude sales. The “Last Chance” section can be found here. For this year, the products include the remaining 2014-dated commemorative coins, which by legislation can only be issued during […]