Statement from the US Mint on Storm Imact to Deliveries

As mentioned briefly in an earlier post, severe storms in the South have caused damage to the U.S. Mint's fulfillment center in Memphis, Tennessee. This will cause shipments to be delayed for one to two weeks during clean up operations.Here is the statement from the Mint via Dave Harper:Severe Storm Impact On United States Mint Order FulfillmentFebruary 8, 2009The severe weather that struck … [Read More...]

Bald Eagle Commemorative Sales Figures

Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins have been on sale for just over 3 weeks. The coins have been selling briskly despite a major glitch that coincided with the initial start of sales. During the first 8 days of sales, the US Mint's online catalog was unavailable and coins could only be ordered by telephone. In addition, the coins are still subject to ordering limits which may be curbing some bulk … [Read More...]

2007-W Burnished Platinum Eagles Sold Out?

Have the 2007-W Burnished Platinum Eagles finally sold out at the US Mint? As of the writing of this post, the 1 ounce, 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce, and 4 coin set are no longer on sale with the message "Product is Not Available." The 1/10 ounce coin remains on sale at the adjusted price of $229.95. The 2007 Proof Platinum Eagles and 10th Anniversary Platinum Eagle Set also remain on sale.The … [Read More...]

Monroe Dollars Struck on Quarter Planchets

CoinWorld has recently published a story about a major new Presidential Dollar Error. The US Mint apparently struck between 70,000 and 140,000 Monroe Dollars on State Quarter planchets. Instead of using the manganese-brasss clad dollar planchet, the copper-nickel clad quarter planchets were used.Although a large number of the error coins were struck, they were detected during the coin wrapping … [Read More...]

2007-W Burnished Platinum Eagles Back on Sale

In addition to the 2007-W Burnished Gold Eagles going back on sale, the 2007-W Burnished Platinum Eagles also went back on sale last night. These collectible versions of the platinum bullion coins are struck on specially burnished blanks and carry the "W" mint mark. Sales were recently suspended due to the rising price of platinum.The coins are shown as available for purchase here. Note, prices … [Read More...]

2007-W Burnished Gold Eagles Back on Sale

As of last night, it looks like the 2007-W Burnished Gold Eagles are back on sale at the US Mint. These are the collectible versions of the popular bullion coins. They have been struck on specially burnished blanks and carry the "W" mint mark. Sales have been suspended for several months due to the fluctuating price of gold.The coins are shown as available for purchase. Note that the prices … [Read More...]

Fractional Gold Buffaloes and Lucky Buffalo Coins

Yesterday Numismaster broke two stories about new Gold Buffalo coin products. You can read their articles here and here.The Gold Buffalo is a .99999 fine gold coin issued by the US Mint. The more popular American Gold Eagle coins use an alloy of .9167 gold. Gold Buffalo coins were first offered in 2006. Uncirculated Bullion Coins have been available from authorized gold bullion dealers. A … [Read More...]

2008 Presidential Dollar Proof Sets on Sale

Yesterday the 2008 Presidential Dollar Proof Set went on sale. Similar to a few other recent product releases, these sets cannot currently be ordered using the US Mint's website. Orders must be placed by phone at 1-800-USA-MINT.The sets include all of the 2008 Presidential Dollars, which honor James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, and Martin Van Buren. The price for the set is $14.95 … [Read More...]

Platinum Soars, 10th Anniversary Platinum Sets Still on Sale

Platinum has been soaring recently due to mining power outages. As of the writing of this post, platinum is trading at $1,689 per ounce. Yesterday it had traded above $1,700.The only platinum product still available for sale at the US Mint is the 10th Anniversary Platinum Eagle Set.The Uncirculated Burnished Platinum Eagles have not been on sale for some time. The Proof Platinum Eagles were … [Read More...]

Oklahoma Quarter Bags and Rolls Scheduled for Release Today

Bags and rolls of 2008 Oklahoma Quarters are scheduled to go on sale today, January 28, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET.Oklahoma is the first of the 2008 State Quarters to be released, and the 46th coin in the overall program.100-coin and 1,000-coin bags will be available at the price of $32.95 and $309.95, respectively. Two-roll sets, which contain one roll each of P and D mint coins, will be available … [Read More...]