Information on the US Mint’s New Catalog Site

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The United States Mint has provided the following message related to the new retail website, which launched on October 1, 2014: The U.S. Mint’s new catalog site is working as expected, but we want to assist customers who are having trouble logging in for the first time, or who are concerned about what information was transferred from the old system to the new one. This message includes important … [Read More...]

2015-2016 American Platinum Eagle Reverse Design Candidates

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Completing the presentation of the design candidate images recently released by the United States Mint are the potential reverse designs for the 2015-2016 American Platinum Eagles. The typical format for the series has been to feature the static design of the portrait of the Statue of Liberty on the obverse and soaring bald eagle on the reverse for the bullion versions of the coins. After the … [Read More...]

2014 50th Anniversary Silver Kennedy Half Dollar Coin Images

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The United States Mint has just provided individual coin images for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection. The set includes four 90% silver half dollars struck at different mint facilities and featuring different finishes. All coins carry the original 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar portrait designed by Gilroy Roberts. The collection is scheduled for release on October 28, … [Read More...]

WWII Civil Air Patrol & Fond Du Lac Code Talkers Congressional Gold Medal Design Candidates

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Continuing the showcase of candidate designs image released by the United States Mint are the candidates for the Congressional Gold Medals honoring the World War II Civil Air Patrol and Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Code Talkers. Under Public Law 113-108, a single Congressional Gold Medal was authorized to be awarded collectively to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol … [Read More...]

2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Design Candidates

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Design candidate images for the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters have recently been provided by the United States Mint. This will represent the seventh year of the America the Beautiful Quarters program, which features a national park or site in each state, territory, and the District of Columbia in the order federally designated. The coins for 2016 will feature the following … [Read More...]

Previewing the US Mint’s New Retail Website and Order Management System

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This morning I had the opportunity to attend an online presentation and demonstration of the United States Mint's new retail website and order management system. From what I witnessed, the new system will provide customers with a vastly improved experience when it launches on October 1, 2014. The most immediately apparent change is the visual appearance of the retail website, which takes on a … [Read More...]

2016 First Spouse Gold Coins Design Candidates

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The United States Mint has released design candidate images for the 2016 First Spouse Gold Coins. The designs released are for coins honoring the spouses of the 37th to 38th Presidents of the United States, Patricia Nixon and Betty Ford. The authorizing legislation for the program links the issuance of the First Spouse Coins to the release of corresponding Presidential $1 Coins. The program … [Read More...]

2015 First Spouse Gold Coins Design Candidates

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The First Spouse Gold Coin Program will draw closer to its conclusion next year with the release of coins honoring the spouses of the 33rd to 36th Presidents of the United States. The coins will feature the First Ladies Elizabeth Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Claudia Taylor Johnson. Under the authorizing legislation for the one-half ounce 24 karat gold coin program, the … [Read More...]

Looking Ahead to Late October US Mint Product Releases

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As the United States Mint prepares for a relaunch of their retail website and ordering system, there will be a lengthy gap in new numismatic product releases extending to mid-October. In late October, two significant product releases are scheduled for which the US Mint has recently posted preliminary product pages. These pages provide specific information on the products as well as images of the … [Read More...]

US Mint Website Blackout Dates, End of Subscription Discounts

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The United States Mint has provided additional information related to the launch of their new retail website and ordering system. This page on their website describes the impact on customers and provides links to visual tour pages showcasing the new layouts and functionality. Two significant factors that I wanted to bring to the attention of readers are blackout dates during which no orders … [Read More...]