US Mint Multi-Lens Collector’s Box

Starting on April 30, 2009, the US Mint will begin offering a Multi-Lens Collector’s Box. This storage product may not be of interest to everyone, but I know there are some Mint News Blog readers who have been particularly frustrated by the issues created by the existing collector’s boxes. These boxes are created to house […]

The US Mint’s Shrinking Product Line

A combination of factors have come together to create a drastically reduced number of 2009 collector products available at the United States Mint. A few readers have recently remarked that it’s now “boring” to visit the US Mint’s online store. By my count there are only 22 2009-dated products available from the US Mint’s online […]

Palladium Saint Gaudens Ultra High Relief Revisited

Legislation to create Palladium Ultra High Relief Double Eagle bullion and numismatic coins was recently introduced in the Senate. Since several readers have been commenting about it, I wanted to review the proposed legislation in a full post. Similar legislation had also been introduced last year. One version of the bill was voted on and […]

2009 US Mint Product Schedule Update

The US Mint has updated the 2009 Product Release schedule posted on their website. Some of the products previously listed with the seasonal release date of “Spring” now have actual dates. Some previously posted dates have been moved forward. The most notable upcoming product is probably the 2009 Lincoln Cent Formative Years Roll Set, which […]

US Mint Gold Coin Price Decrease Likely

As a consequence of the US Mint’s new pricing policy, the prices for gold coins will likely decrease this week. Will collectors use this as an opportunity to buy US Mint gold coins? Under the US Mint’s new pricing policy for gold and platinum numismatic products, prices are adjusted as often as weekly based on […] Launched – Rate and Review Coins

I would like to announce the launch of a new coin related website Coin Review! allows collectors to rate and review their favorite (or least favorite) coins. Collectors provide ratings on a scale of one to five for the criteria of coin design, historical significance, and investment potential. Collectors can also provide written explanations […]

US Mint Track Order Function

Several readers have posted comments wondering why the US Mint’s online Track Order function has been unavailable for the past several days. The short answer is that this function is a serious security hole in the US Mint’s website. Mint News Blog readers who are members of Coin Network may already be aware of a […]

US Mint New Return Policy

The US Mint has announced a new return policy, which cuts the eligible return period from 30 days to only 7 calendar days. The new policy will go into effect tomorrow February 10, 2009 at 8:00 AM. This new return policy was no doubt created in response to the US Mint’s recently implemented precious metals […]

Coin Network Contest #2 Winners

Over the weekend the second Coin Network Free Contest came to a close. As planned, the contest had a total of 55 winners. The first fifty members who entered the contest will receive one uncircultaed 2009 Native American Dollar. Five randomly selected members will receive one 25-coin roll of 2009 Native American Dollars. All winners […]

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