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...]

2014 Presidential Dollar Four Coin Sets, Possible Price Decrease for Gold Products

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Today, September 16, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint started accepting orders for the 2014 Presidential $1 Four Coin Sets. There are separate four coin sets available from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints facilities. Each set contains circulating quality examples of the 2014-dated Presidential Dollars featuring Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, and … [Read More...]

2014-P Great Sand Dunes National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

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Today, September 15, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the Great Sand Dunes National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins. This will represent the twenty-fourth overall release within the numismatic series. The reverse design carries the image of a father and son playing in the sand within the park next to a creek bed. The background includes the … [Read More...]

US Mint Circulating Coin Production August 2014

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Updated circulating coin production figures have been provided by the United States Mint. Monthly production fell to the lowest level of the year, however it did remain above the level of the year ago period. During the month of August 2014, total production reached 913.38 million pieces across the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities. This compares to production in the prior month of more … [Read More...]