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 […]

US Mint Website Blackout Dates, End of Subscription Discounts

The United States Mint has provided additional information related to the launch of their new retail website and ordering system. This page on their website describes the impact on customers and provides links to visual tour pages showcasing the new layouts and functionality. Two significant factors that I wanted to bring to the attention of […]

New US Mint Retail Website and Order Management System

The United States Mint will soon launch a new retail website and order management system. This should provide a much needed update to the functionality and user experience for the Mint’s online customers. Early last month, the Mint posted a preview of the new website within the YouTube video embedded below. The video provides a […]

Recent Sell Outs at the United States Mint

A large number of numismatic products have recently sold out or concluded sales at the United States Mint. In some instances, the sell outs are only for a particular product option and the coins remain available within other options. In other instances, the sell outs represent the final availability for certain coins. 2014 American Gold […]

Likely Price Increase for Numismatic Gold Coins

Based on the available data, it is likely that there will be a price increase for the United States Mint’s numismatic gold products. This would include the recently released 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coins. The Mint utilizes a flexible pricing policy for numismatic gold and platinum products, which allows prices to […]

Possible Price Increase for Gold Numismatic Products

Prices for the United States Mint’s numismatic gold products may be increased tomorrow. This would reverse the price decrease which took place last week. Prices for the US Mint’s numismatic gold and platinum products are determined based on the average weekly prices of the metals. The average is calculated based on the London Fix prices […]