U.S. Mint Shares Final Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Designs

The U.S. Mint has shared its design selections for the 2016 Mark Twain Commemorative coins. The designs will be officially unveiled today during a ceremony at the Mark Twain Museum in the author’s boyhood home of Hannibal, Missouri. The obverse and reverse of the $5 gold coin are pictured above. The obverse was designed by Benjamin […]

U.S. Mint Tests Use of Barcodes to Extend Life of Dies

The U.S. Mint will soon conclude a trial aimed at increasing the brief life-cycle of its dies by improving its method for gathering information on those components. The Mint of Philadelphia has been experimenting with placing two-dimensional barcodes on each die, allowing die setters to better monitor both the force of individual die strikes and […]

An Update on U.S. Mint Sold Out and Unavailable Products

While compiling the latest U.S. Mint sales report earlier this week, I noticed that a few 2015 Presidential $1 products had unexpectedly slipped into “Sold Out” status and wondered what other items had run low on inventory without my noticing. I then went through all of the products listed on the current sales report to […]

U.S. Mint Shares Designs for 2016 National Park Service Commemoratives

The U.S. Mint has unveiled the final designs for the 2016 National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins. The unveiling took place earlier today in Washington, D.C. and was attended by Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, U.S. Representative Erik Paulsen, and National Park Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Will […]

A Look at Saratoga National Historical Park 5 oz. Silver Coins

Now that the Saratoga National Historical Park quarters have entered circulation, we can look ahead to the upcoming release of the design’s 5 oz. silver coins, which will see up to 65,000 pieces issued across bullion and Uncirculated versions. The 2015 Saratoga 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin has been given a mintage limit of 30,000 units, 10,000 […]

U.S. Mint Lowers Prices on Gold Coins

The U.S. Mint has lowered the prices of its gold coins as the commodity endures a rough stretch that has seen its value fall to $1087.40 after going as high as $1184.25 on October 15. Prices for the U.S. Mint’s gold coins are adjusted in accordance with the metal’s fluctuating market value. The Mint’s former […]