2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set and Platinum Eagle Details and Images


The U.S. Mint has shared information on the 2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set, due for release on Thursday, June 16. As with last year's issue, the new set will be available for $14.95 and include both an Enhanced Uncirculated Native American dollar ("S") and a $1 United States bank note. This year's bank note will be dated 2013 and derive from one of the country's 12 Federal Reserve Bank … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Shares Photos of Harpers Ferry Quarter Launch, 2016 Platinum Eagle Mintage Limit (Updated)

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The U.S. Mint launched the 2016 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park quarter yesterday at a ceremony in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, marking the 3rd America the Beautiful release of the year and the 33rd since the series began in 2010. More than 1,000 people attended, including 400 children from area schools, and the Mint's photographs show that the weather turned out favorable after a brief … [Read More...]

CCAC Provides New Details on June Meeting in Colorado Springs


A notice posted to the Federal Register has provided more detail on an upcoming Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting scheduled for June 27. Mint News Blog first announced the meeting on May 28, but specifics on its time and location were not shared until earlier this week. The CCAC will meet on June 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gaylord Hall in the Worner Center on Colorado … [Read More...]

2016 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coins


Yesterday, the U.S. Mint opened sales of the 2016 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park 5 oz. silver bullion coins to its authorized purchasers (AP's). First day sales for the issues hit 33,000 pieces, pushing the overall total for 2016 5 oz. silver bullion coins to 213,000 units. This means that combined production of 2016's issues has officially surpassed the total for all of 2015, which … [Read More...]

2016 Harpers Ferry Quarter Rolls and Bags


Today, June 6, the U.S. Mint will begin selling rolls and bags of the 2016 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter, the third of five America the Beautiful quarters due for release in 2016. The Harpers Ferry quarters are available in six product options that offer varying quantities of the issue struck at the Philadelphia (P), Denver (D), and San Francisco (S) Mints. Collectors can … [Read More...]

Proposed Legislation Aims to Designate Saint-Gaudens Site as National Arts Park


Two bills have been introduced proposing the redesignation of the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire to the "Saint-Gaudens National Park for the Arts." The companion bills were submitted simultaneously on May 12 by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rep. Frank Guinta (R-NH1). Augustus Saint-Gaudens was born in Ireland, raised in New York City, and went on to become one … [Read More...]

“New Frontier” Bronze Medals Now In Stock at the U.S. Mint


The U.S. Mint handles sales of its bronze medals differently from its coins. Most bronze medals aren't given mintage limits, for instance, and can be discontinued or reissued at any time. It's also unusual for the Mint to notify collectors that a medal will soon become unavailable or go back on sale. This means there are often surprises to be found by occasionally looking over the Mint's medal … [Read More...]

Comparative U.S. Mint Silver Bullion Sales Through May


The U.S. Mint sold 579,500 American Eagle silver bullion coins to its authorized purchasers (AP's) today, nearly half of this week's 1,166,500-ounce allocation. Demand for Silver Eagles has been high this year, and sales are on pace to break 2015's record-breaking 47-million coin total. As today's sales figures have provided the final update for this month, it's a good time to compare end-of-May … [Read More...]

Public Invited to Meet CCAC Members at ANA Summer Seminar in June


On June 27 and 28, Members of the Citizen's Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will attend the American Numismatic Association's Summer Seminar at Colorado College, where they will hold a meeting and attend a breakfast for attendees of the annual event. The CCAC meeting will take place on the evening of Monday, June 27, and will be open to the public as well as students, teachers, and ANA staff … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Shares Release Dates for 2016 Coin & Currency Set and Platinum Eagle Proof Coin


The U.S. Mint's product release schedule for 2016 remains a work in progress; before today, the only new items due for release in the month of June were rolls and bags of the Harpers Ferry America the Beautiful quarters. Many have suspected that some products currently languishing at the bottom of the schedule with launch dates "To Be Determined" would be summoned to break up that empty space … [Read More...]