Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins Week 1 Sales, 2016 Platinum Eagle Photos


The U.S. Mint's first-week sales totals for the 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins show that interest in the issues has been higher than we've seen for most other recent releases in this series. The Proof version of the coin sold 1,428 pieces between Friday, July 1, and Monday, July 4, while the Uncirculated coin saw 792 orders placed. That means the Reagan coins tied 2015's Lady Bird … [Read More...]

2016 Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set


Tomorrow, July 5, at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will release the 2016 Ronald Reagan Presidential One Dollar Coin & First Spouse Medal Set, which is available for $9.95 and includes both an Uncirculated Reagan dollar struck in Philadelphia and a Nancy Reagan First Spouse Bronze Medal. The coin and medal come affixed to a dense plastic card featuring portraits of the President and the First Lady, … [Read More...]

2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins and Ronald Reagan $1 Coin Products


Today, July 1, at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will begin taking orders for the 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Proof and Uncirculated Coins, as well as for rolls, bags, and boxes of the 2016 Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin. The Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins are composed of 1/2-ounce of 99.99% gold and share a combined mintage limit of 15,000 pieces. The Proof issue is currently priced … [Read More...]

2016 American Eagle One-Ounce Platinum Proof Coin (Updated)


Update #1, 6/30/16, 12:56 p.m.: The 2016 American Eagle One-Ounce Platinum Proof Coin has gone into "Currently Unavailable" status on the U.S. Mint's Web site 56 minutes after its release. Update #2, 7/1/16, 9:55 a.m.: Michael White of the Mint's Office of Corporate Communications has shared the following statement regarding sales of the 2016 Platinum Proof Eagle: "At 12:56 p.m. EDT, June 30, … [Read More...]

CCAC Recommends Designs for 2018 ATB Quarters and Obama Presidential Medals


The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) met yesterday in Colorado Springs to discuss design candidates for 2018's five America the Beautiful Quarters. With the exception of their favored design for Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota, the committee recommended reverse images different from those put forward by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) two weeks ago. They also neglected to endorse … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Releases St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Code Talkers Medals


The U.S. Mint is now accepting orders for 1.5- and 3-inch bronze medals based on the Congressional Gold Medals awarded to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, which was recognized for its contributions to United States military efforts as "Code Talkers" during World Wars I & II. The 1.5-inch medal costs $6.95, while the 3-inch version costs $39.95; both pieces are struck at the Philadelphia Mint. The … [Read More...]

Platinum Value Jumps a Week Before Arrival of 2016 Platinum Eagles


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2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set Sales Update


Sales of the 2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set have now reached 25,744 units, according to Michael White of the U.S. Mint's Office of Corporate Communications. This marks an increase of 4,595 sales since it posted 21,149 sets sold on its first day of availability, with 1,247 new sales occurring since Sunday evening. As noted on Coin Update, this represents a significantly quieter launch … [Read More...]

Slower Sales of Silver Eagles Help U.S. Mint Build Up Inventory


Today, the U.S. Mint stated that it has an inventory of 2,204,500 American Eagle silver bullion coins available for sale to its authorized purchasers (AP's) this week. This is by far the largest weekly allocation of Silver Eagles we've seen the Mint offer this year, excepting the week of January 11, during which four million ounces of 2016-dated coins debuted following a four-week sales … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Shares Images of Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins and 2018 ATB Quarter Design Candidates


The U.S. Mint has shared a variety of new images for us to consider, including pictures of the 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Proof and Uncirculated Coins and design submissions for 2018's America the Beautiful quarters and Barack Obama's Presidential silver medals. The images of the Reagan First Spouse coin were provided as part of an update to the items' product pages; also included in … [Read More...]