July 2016 U.S. Mint Circulating Coin Production

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The U.S. Mint’s circulating coin production rose in July, with 1.8 billion coins produced to follow up on last month’s 1.58 billion-coin total. Overall production increased by 14% compared to June, and rose by 8% in relation to July of 2015. This year’s circulating coin total stands at more than 10.1 billion coins, 5% less than had been struck by this time last year. The chart below details … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint to Display 1974-D Aluminum Cent at World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim

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Representatives of the U.S. Mint will appear with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) at this year's American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money, set to take place in Anaheim, California from August 9 to 16. The Mint and the BEP will occupy booth #690 on the bourse of the Anaheim Convention Center, with each organization showcasing educational displays and products for … [Read More...]

Pueblo of Laguna Tribe Code Talkers Medals Now Available

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The U.S. Mint is now accepting orders for 1.5- and 3-inch bronze medals based on the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to the Pueblo of Laguna Tribe in recognition of its contributions to United States military efforts as “Code Talkers” during World War II. The tribe, which is located in New Mexico, received the medal in a tribal ceremony on July 29, 2016. The 1.5-inch medal costs $6.95, while … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Shares Info on Liberty Medals, Standing Liberty Gold Coins, and Proof Silver Eagles

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Today the U.S. Mint provided us with some eagerly awaited information regarding three of 2016's most anticipated products. First, the Mint has shared a notice on the Federal Register stating that the 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals, due for release on August 23, will be available for $34.95 each. Collectors will be able choose from medals struck at the San Francisco Mint and the West Point … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint 2016 Bullion Sales; Roosevelt 5 oz. Bullion Coin Release Date (Updated)

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Gold, silver, and platinum have all gained in value during the past week, making it an apt time to look at recent trends in U.S. Mint bullion sales. Platinum in particular has been quite visible of late, with prices rising just as the Mint begins issuing its 2016 American Eagle one-ounce platinum bullion coins. As noted on Monday, the Mint began accepting orders for bullion Platinum Eagles on … [Read More...]

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter Launch and Coin Exchange Details

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The U.S. Mint has released information on the upcoming launch ceremony for the 2016 Theodore Roosevelt National Park quarter, which will be 34th issue in the America the Beautiful series. The event will take place on August 25 at the Painted Canyon Visitor Center in Medora, North Dakota, at 10 a.m. Mountain Time. The ceremony will be followed by a coin exchange in which members of the public … [Read More...]

Over 17,000 2016 Platinum Eagle Bullion Coins Sold on First Day (Updated)

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The U.S. Mint opened sales of 2016 American Eagle One-Ounce Platinum bullion coins today, a release that was met with enthusiasm from the Mint's authorized purchasers. According to the most recent bullion sales numbers, the Mint sold 17,100 Platinum Eagles today, quite a large total when considered alongside the total mintages for one-ounce Platinum Eagles from other years. At 17,100 pieces … [Read More...]

2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Design Competition to Open August 1

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The U.S. Mint has shared details for its upcoming 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin design competition, scheduled to kick off on August 1. The competition will select one winning artist whose obverse and reverse designs will be used for all three Breast Cancer Awareness coins. The pertinent legislation mandates the release of the three issues, the mintage limits of which are set … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Shares Release Date for 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals

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The U.S. Mint continues to keep collectors in suspense regarding the launch dates for some of 2016's biggest releases, but there was a notable adjustment made to its product schedule early this morning. According to the update, the 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals, which feature the same obverse and reverse images as the 2016 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin, will debut on August … [Read More...]

Congressmen Propose Commemorative Coins Celebrating 400th Anniversary of Plymouth Founding

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On June 28, U.S. Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) joined with Representative William Keating (D-Mass. 9th Congressional district) to introduce a pair of companion bills proposing a commemorative coin program in honor of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth in 1620. The "Plymouth 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act of 2016" calls for the manufacture of up to 100,000 $5 … [Read More...]