“Invigorating the Coin Collecting Hobby,” Part 3: Customer Engagement, and the “Mint Customer of the Future”

This story was updated at 7:35 p.m. on 10/18/16 to include demographic data that the editor overlooked. — Diana Plattner, Mint News Blog editor At last week’s Numismatic Forum held by the United States Mint, much of the discussion revolved around the Mint’s customers, past and present. As the venerable institution nears its 225th anniversary […]

“Invigorating the Coin Collecting Hobby,” Part 2: Get to Know the People at the United States Mint, the Smithsonian, and the American Numismatic Association

The U.S. Mint’s October 13, 2016, Numismatic Forum in Philadelphia was organized and attended by a good number of officers and staff from Mint headquarters in Washington, D.C., and from the Philadelphia Mint. Rhett Jeppson has worked at the Mint in the position of Principal Deputy Director since January 2015. He came to the Mint […]

Invigorating the Coin-Collecting Hobby: United States Mint Holds a Numismatic Forum in Philadelphia

On Thursday, October 13, 2016, U.S. Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson convened a numismatic forum at the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Philadelphia. In attendance were nearly 100 coin collectors, dealers, researchers, curators, journalists, authors, publishers, American Numismatic Association officers and staff, Mint officials, and others interested in the future of the coin-collecting hobby. […]

Predictions Divided on Theodore Roosevelt ATB 5-Oz. Uncirculated Silver

It’s the eve of the release of the 5-ounce America the Beautiful Theodore Roosevelt National Park Uncirculated coins, and collector opinions as to how the coins will sell are varied. In the big silver discs’ corner is their design, which has been well received in comment threads across the Internet. Collectors who have never purchased the […]

U.S. Mint Bullion Sales Strong, Except for Roosevelt 5-Oz. Coins

The Mint has released its bullion sales figures for the previous week. The sales figure for Theodore Roosevelt National Park 5-ounce silver bullion coins now registers at 30,500 units sold, an uptick of 1,000 units since the U.S. Mint’s reporting of last week. Combined sales for 2016’s four 5-ounce bullion coins are at 246,800 units, for a total of 1,234,000 ounces of silver. In comparison […]

Theodore Roosevelt National Park 5-oz. Uncirculated Coins on Sale October 6

This article was updated 9/30/16 at 10:45 a.m. to correct an erroneous reference to platinum values. (Thanks to cagcrisp for catching the error.) As of noon on October 6, the U.S. Mint will begin taking orders for the 5-ounce America the Beautiful Theodore Roosevelt National Park coins. The current price is $149.95, subject to change […]

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Three-Coin Set on Sale October 3

This report was edited on October 3 at 10:20 a.m. to remove the misleading description “Uncirculated sets.” One of the three coins in each set is, of course, a Proof strike from the San Francisco Mint. Mint News Blog apologizes for any confusion. As of noon (Eastern time) on October 3, the U.S. Mint will be […]

2017 National Parks Quarters Release Schedule

The U.S. Mint has finalized its schedule for releasing each of the 2017 America the Beautiful™ National Parks quarter dollars, as follows:         The remaining quarter for 2016 is South Carolina’s Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) design, which will be released November 14. Following the usual schedule, bags and rolls will […]