US Mint to Hold "Last Chance Sale"

Today the US Mint announced significant cuts to their current slate of product offerings. (See related post: US Mint Cuts Product Offerings by 60%.) At the same time, the Mint is also switching its order fulfillment and shipping contractor from PSFWeb to Pitney Bowes, which will entail moving products to a new shipping facility. In […]

2008 US Mint Gift Catalog Released

The United States Mint recently released their 2008 Gift Catalog. The catalog has traditionally be released prior to the Christmas season to highlight US Mint products suited for the gift giving season. I haven’t seen a copy of the print catalog yet, but it supposedly includes a sneak preview of the much touted 2009 Ultra […]

US Mint Schedule for the Rest of 2008

As we draw closer to the end of the year, what US Mint products are still yet to be released for 2008? Here’s a look at some highlights of products still in the pipeline along with release dates and likely pricing. Since release dates and pricing have not been officially announced, these may change in […]

Examining "Unprecedented Demand" for Gold Eagles

Earlier this week, the United States Mint took further actions to meet the increased demand for gold and silver bullion coins. This included production halts for certain bullion offerings and the continued allocation for one ounce Gold and Silver American Eagle coins. Within the memorandum sent to authorized bullion purchasers, the US Mint specifically stated, […]

CoinWebsites.com – New Coin Directory Launch

Are you looking for new or interesting Coin Websites? I would like to announce the launch of a brand new coin directory called Coin Websites! The directory structure has been built with an internet savvy coin collector in mind and includes categories such as Coin Blogs and Coin Forums. There are also sections for Coin […]

Palladium Saint Gaudens Coins Proposed

The story on a proposal for Palladium Saint Gaudens coins. This follows last month’s announcement that the Mint intends to recreate the Ultra High Relief Saint Gaudens Coin. Palladium is a silvery-white metal in the platinum family. It is often referred to as a less expensive investment alternative to platinum. Over at Coin Update, I […]

Happy Birthday U.S. Mint!

On April 2, 1792, The Coinage Act was passed by Congress creating the U.S. Mint. Today marks the 216th Anniversary of this date. The U.S. Mint is currently featuring a Happy Birthday message on its home page plus a link to download a copy of the legislation. Some Birthday Facts from the Historian’s Corner section […]

Returning After an Important Event

As readers of Coin Update will know, my wife gave birth to our first child Jason last week on March 19th. He had to spend a few days in the ICU and was only discharged yesterday afternoon. It was a rough week of going back and forth to the hospital, but now everyone is home […]

Precious Metals Keep Rising- Sales of Dolley Madison Uncirculated Coins Halted

Precious metals prices continue their steep ascent. This morning silver, gold, and platinum are all trading higher. Silver just broke through the closely watched $20 per ounce level. Gold seems poised to cross the $1,000 mark. Platinum hovers beneath $2,200. The U.S. Mint has been routinely suspending sales of coins with precious metals content as […]