Do you remember the other Dolley Madison coin?

As collectors await the release of the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin, some will remember that this First Lady was previous featured on a commemorative coin in 1999. The Dolley Madison Commemorative Silver Dollar was produced to commemorate the 150th anniversary of her passing. This was the first US coin to honor a First Lady. The obverse design is based on a portrait of Dolley Madison … [Read More...]

How much longer with Gold Eagles be available from the US Mint?

Gold watchers had reason for a small celebration on Friday when the price of gold closed at $806.00 per ounce. This is the highest spot price gold has reached in the last 28 years.Whenever the price of gold, silver, or platinum has risen dramatically, the US Mint has suspended offerings of coins containing those metals. Most recently, the Mint had suspended sales of Gold and Platinum Eagle … [Read More...]

Coin Collecting News on Topix

I've recently started editing the Coin Collecting News section on Topix. Topix is an online news community where individual editors select news or write news stories relevant to their town or particular interest. The Coin Collecting News section includes daily headlines, a forum, and the ability to create polls. I will try to post timely, relevant, or interesting coin related news stories … [Read More...]

2004 Lewis and Clark Coin and Pouch Set Refund

The US Mint is offering refunds of up to $130 for anyone who owns the 2004 Lewis and Clark Coin and Pouch Set if the pouch was from the Shawnee Nation United Remnant Band of Ohio. The refund is being offered because neither the state nor federal authorities recognize them as an official American Indian tribe.The pouches were originally available from the US Mint from September 7, 2004 to December … [Read More...]

Will First Spouse Coins Remain Popular?

The First Spouse Coin Series may be this year's most popular offering from the US Mint. The first three coins of the series sold out without hours, and collectors are already eagerly awaiting the fourth coin to be released this year for Dolly Madison.The series is currently expected to run until at least 2016. Can the popularity last?I recently submitted an article to CoinLink to explore whether … [Read More...]

Looking for Halloween Ideas?

What will you be giving out for Halloween tomorrow?The US Mint had an interesting idea. Maybe your house can give out new Presidential Dollars. Many of the young visitors to your house may have never come across these in circulation so it might be a special treat that sparks a life long interest in coin collecting! You still have a few days to try to locate a roll at your local bank. … [Read More...]

Surprise! 2007 American Legacy Set

The 2007 United States American Legacy Collection went on sale at the US Mint's website. This offering was somewhat of a surprise since it was not listed in the Holiday catalog or mentioned in the upcoming products section. This set includes the 14 proof coins included in the regular (clad) 2007 Proof Set plus proof versions of the Jamestown and Little Rock Silver Dollar Commemorative coins.The … [Read More...]

Updated Mintage Figures for 2007 Burnished Gold and Silver Eagles

Numismatic News has just published updated mintage figures for most of this year's mint product offerings including the 2007 Burnished Gold and Silver Eagles. These are the collectible versions of the bullion coins, which bear the "W" mint mark. These coins are offered directly by the US Mint rather than through bullion dealers.I have updated the mintage figures from a previous post, which … [Read More...]

New Products Available from the US Mint

Today the US Mint released several new products as part of their 2007 Holiday Gift Catalog. New products included a First Spouse Bronze Medal set, 50 State Quarter products, and Collector's Boxes.Probably the most interesting of the new products is the First Spouse Bronze Medal Set. This set contains all four First Spouse Bronze Medals for 2007. These medals feature the same images that are … [Read More...]

First Spouse Bronze Medals Selling Briskly

Coinworld recently reported some sales statistics for the First Spouse Bronze Medals offered by the US Mint. These bronze medals feature the same designs that are used on the popular First Spouse Gold Coins. Mintage figures for the bronze medals are below: Martha Washington 31,711 Abigail Adams 31,325 Thomas Jefferson's Liberty 21,038 The 24 karat gold version of … [Read More...]