New Website- Coin Update

This weekend I decided to start a new coin website Coin Update. Each day there are tons of great news stories, blog posts, and coin related happenings on the web. Coin Update will provide a daily round up of interesting coin collector news. Drop by each morning and you will get a fresh assortment of links. There's always something interesting happening in the world of coins! … [Read More...]

10th Anniversary Platinum Eagle Set Sales Figures

After quickly selling about half of the total authorized mintage, sales of the 10th Anniversary Platinum Eagle Set have slowed. This set contains the reverse proof Platinum Eagle coin.The sets went on sale December 13, 2007. By December 20, 14,682 out of the maximum 30,000 sets had been sold. As of January 17, 2008, sales have crept up to 16,841 according to Numismaster.Along with many others, … [Read More...]

2008 Kennedy Half and Sacagawea Dollar Bags and Rolls on Sale Tomorrow

Tomorrow 2008 Kennedy Halves and 2008 Sacagawea Dollars will go on sale from the US Mint. The 2008 Kennedy Halves are offered as either a Two Roll Set or in bags of 200 coins. The two rolls sets contain one roll each from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The 200 coin bags contain 100 coins each from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The Two Roll Set is priced at $32.95 and the bag is priced … [Read More...]

US Mint Online Catalog Unavailable Update

Since this morning's surprising notice from the Mint about the unavailability of their online catalog, they have slightly modified the notice published on their website.The updated message is as follows: Because of a transition in online ordering operations, the United States Mint online catalog is currently unavailable. The decision to suspend access to the website was made on January 15 when we … [Read More...]

US Mint Online Catalog Unavailable

Anyone looking to place an order for the new Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins will find that the US Mint's Online Catalog is Off-Line. Apparently online ordering will not be available for the "next couple of days." Customers can still place orders by phone, but this will be an inconvenience for many customers.When attempting to access any of the online catalog pages the message below is displayed: … [Read More...]

Bald Eagle Commemorative Pricing and Ordering Limits

The Mint recently announced the pricing and ordering limits for the new 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative, which goes on sale January 15, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET.The coins will be available in six individual coin options: $5 gold, $1 silver, and 50c clad half dollar each in proof and uncirculated versions. In addition, the Mint will offer a Three Coin Proof Set, a Coin and Medal Set, and a Young … [Read More...]

Gold Reaches All Time Record High

Yesterday, the price of gold reached an all time record high of $880.30 per ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Over night, gold briefly traded above $890.00 in the overseas markets. The record price was preceded years of rising prices. Dave Harper recently noted that gold has risen over each of the past seven years with yearly gains of 2.46%, 24.72%, 19.59%, 5.24%, 18.29%, 22.84%, and … [Read More...]

2009 Quarters for District of Columbia, U.S. Territories

Update: View 2009 Quarter Images and Release Schedule As mentioned yesterday, I wanted to make a few posts to catch up on some newsworthy items that happened over the holiday period. In late December, President Bush signed legislation authorizing quarters to commemorate the District of Columbia and the five U.S. Territories. Prior to the new legislation, the 50 State Quarters program was due … [Read More...]

2008 Presidential Dollar Designs Released

A few Mint related news items came out during the Christmas and New Year's period that I neglected to cover. The most important were the release of the 2008 Presidential Dollar designs and the announcement of 2009 Quarters to honor District of Columbia and US Territories. For the next few days I will play catch up...In late December, the Mint revealed the designs for the 2008 Presidential … [Read More...]

Five Coin Blogs You Should Be Reading

Mint News Blog is relatively new to the internet. I started this blog in October 2007 to follow the latest developments in products from the US Mint. There has been no shortage of blog topics as the Mint continues to put out new products at a rapid rate that can be covered and discussed from many different angles. Outside of this narrowly defined space, there are many other worthwhile coin … [Read More...]