October Circulating Coin Production: Bombay Hook Totals Released


The U.S. Mint has released its monthly figures for circulating coin production and October saw a significant increase in mintages for the second month in a row. Overall production topped 1.75 billion coins last month, which is 281.27 million more than September's total of over 1.47 billion. The chart below details production numbers for the coins, broken down by denomination and mint … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Shares 2016 ATB Quarter Launch Dates


The U.S. Mint has shared dates for the first three America the Beautiful quarter releases of 2016, including launch ceremonies for Shawnee National Forest, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Launch dates for the other two 2016 ATB quarter releases -- featuring Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Fort Moultrie at Fort Sumter National Monument -- … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Reissues Four Presidential Medals


The U.S. Mint has reissued four Presidential bronze medals today, November 6. Available in both 3 inch and 1 5/16 inch options, collectors will again be able to obtain pieces celebrating the presidencies of Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan. As with other medals in this series, the new reissues are priced at $39.95 for the larger issues and $6.95 for … [Read More...]

American Liberty HR and FDR Coin & Chronicles Set “Unavailable”


A couple of high-profile items are quickly nearing sellouts after months of inching along with sporadic momentum. Michael White of the U.S. Mint's Office of Corporate Communications told Mint News Blog that, as of today, November 3, the 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin has sold 45,479 of a potential 50,000-unit mintage, while the 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin & Chronicles Set has … [Read More...]

2015 U.S. Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (Updated)


The U.S. Mint has updated its product page for the 2015 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set. In addition to new images of the item, the page now shows that the set will cost $139.95 and have a product limit of 50,000 units. The 2015 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set includes an American Eagle silver dollar, a Kennedy Half dollar, all five of this year's America the Beautiful quarters, and a … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint to Make Operational Adjustments in Coming Weeks


The U.S. Mint has reported that it will be making a couple of operational changes in November and December. The first of those changes will occur on November 2, and will see the temporary cessation of the Mint’s mutilated coin exchange. The program allows owners of bent, broken, or heavily corroded coins to submit their damaged currency to the Mint and request reimbursement. The U.S. Treasury … [Read More...]

Blue Ridge Parkway 5 oz. Silver Unc. Coin Sells Out


The 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin has become the first 2015 America the Beautiful 5 oz. collector issue to sell out. Lateefah Simms of the U.S. Mint wrote today that the unaudited sales tally for the item as of 11:59 p.m. last night was 17,491 units. The number of 5 oz. Uncirculated Coins available for each ATB design can be unpredictable. That's because the ascribed … [Read More...]

Lyndon B. Johnson Coin & Chronicles Set “Unavailable” After 4 Hours


The 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson Coin & Chronicles Set is listed as "Unavailable" on the U.S. Mint's Web site four hours after its release. The Mint's Web site processed transactions surprising well today, considering the glitches and crashes experienced by many customers during previous high-traffic product launches. Officials at the U.S. Mint responded in an email that they will hold first … [Read More...]

2015 Lyndon B. Johnson Coin & Chronicles Set


The U.S. Mint will release the 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson Coin & Chronicles Set on Tuesday, October 27, at noon ET. The set includes an exclusive Reverse Proof Presidential $1 Coin, a presidential medal struck in silver that is .999 fine, a Lyndon Johnson postage stamp issued in 1973, and a booklet featuring historical information and pictures from the President’s life, military service, and … [Read More...]

“Monuments Men” Bronze Medals


The United States Congress honored the 345 men and women known as the "Monuments Men" yesterday for their work in preserving nearly five million European artifacts and artworks on behalf of the Allies during and after World War II. Four surviving members attended the ceremony and were awarded a Congressional Gold Medal, bronze replicas of which are now available for sale at the U.S. … [Read More...]