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...]

US Mint Director Issues Apology for Website Outage

Via Susan Headley at About Coins, the Director of the US Mint Edmund Moy issued the apology statement below in response to the recent website outage:To Our Valued Customers:The United States Mint temporarily suspended its online catalog recently while we shifted our online ordering capability from one provider to another. We didn't plan an interruption in service but, as the transition from one … [Read More...]

US Mint Website Back Online

It appears that the US Mint's website just went back online. Thanks for the tip left by Anonymous comment.The Online Catalog and ordering process appear to be the same. I was able to place an order for some of the Bald Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollars without any problems. However, the coins had an availability status of Backordered and ship date of 03-01-2008.Notably, the bags and rolls of … [Read More...]

2008 State Quarters Proof Set on Sale Tomorrow (Maybe)

The US Mint just announced that the 2008 State Quarters Proof Set will go on sale tomorrow January 24, 2008.This annual set contains proof versions of all of the year's State Quarters. This year's set will contain the quarters honoring Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, and Hawaii. Notably, these are the last of the "State Quarters." Although 2009 will see the release of six additional … [Read More...]

US Mint Website Outage Day Seven

Today we enter the seventh day of the US Mint's website outage.The US Mint's online catalog and ordering system first went off-line January 15. This was also unfortunately the same day that the highly awaited Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins went on sale. The Mint recommended placing orders by phone, which were jammed with callers who would usually use the internet. Susan Headley tried to get some … [Read More...]