10th Anniversary Platinum Eagle Set Back on Sale

After a long suspension, the 10th Anniversary Platinum Eagle Set is back on sale at the US Mint, but the resumption of sales comes with a hefty price increase. The set is now being offered at $2,649.95. The Mint has also removed the previously imposed ordering limit of one per household.The set contains two one-half ounce Platinum Eagles, one proof version and one reverse proof version. The set … [Read More...]

Presidential Dollar Coin Historical Signature Set

The US Mint has quietly launched another Presidential Dollar related offering- The United States Presidential Dollar Coin Historical Signature Set.The first set in what seems to be a new ongoing offering features George Washington and can be found here. The set includes a 2007 Proof George Washington Dollar and a Presidential intaglio print with the official presidential signature from the Bureau … [Read More...]

2008 Sacagawea Dollars Coming on April 28

Collectors may finally have the opportunity to purchase 2008 Sacagawea Dollars. The scheduled products listing section of the US Mint's website now includes an entry for the coins with a release date of April 28, 2008.The 2008 Sacagawea Dollars had previously been scheduled for release by the Mint on January 17, 2008. However, the offering was pulled before any coins were sold after the US Mint … [Read More...]

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 recently linked to an article about investing in palladium. … [Read More...]

2007 United States Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set

Although the 2007-W Burnished Silver Eagles have been sold out at the Mint for over a month, a reader pointed out that these coins are still available as part of another set. This is the 2007 United States Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set.This set was released by the Mint on December 3, 2007. It contains uncirculated versions of the following coins:All 4 2007-P Presidential Dollars … [Read More...]

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 of their website:The legislation authorized the Mint to make gold coins (Eagles, Half … [Read More...]

2007-W Burnished Gold Eagle Sales End

The remaining options for 2007-W Burnished Gold Eagles are no longer available for sale from the US Mint. This coincides with the start of sales for the 2008 versions of the coins.The remaining 2007-W Burnished Gold Eagles available were the one-fourth ounce and one-tenth ounce versions. The one-ounce, half-ounce, and 4 coin set had recently sold out as covered in this prior post.This series … [Read More...]

2008-W Burnished Gold Eagle Sales Begin Amidst Sharp Decline in Gold

Today, the 2008-W Burnished Gold Eagles went on sale at the US Mint. Pricing and ordering options for the products have been previously outlined in this prior post. Sales have begun amidst a steep decline in the price of gold, which is sure to impact sales and collector impressions on the offering.When the pricing for the coins was initially announced on March 27, 2008 gold was trading at … [Read More...]

2008 New Mexico State Quarter Rolls and Bags on Sale April 7

Bags and rolls of 2008 New Mexico State Quarters are scheduled to go on sale at the US Mint on April 7, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET.New Mexico will be the second State Quarter released for 2008 and the 47th coin in the overall program.The Two-Roll Set will include one roll from the Philadelphia Mint and one roll from the Denver Mint in special US Mint wrappers. The Set is priced at $32.95.Bags of … [Read More...]

2008-W Burnished Gold Eagles On Sale April 1

The US Mint has announced that the 2008-W Burnished Gold Eagle Coins will go on sale April 1, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET. These are the "collectible versions" of the popular gold bullion coins. The coins differ because they are struck on specially burnished blanks and carry the "W" mint mark.Coins will be offered in one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce sizes. In … [Read More...]