Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin: Tips for the Countdown to Noon

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UPDATE—As of 12:01 p.m., thanks to MNB readers, we know that (a) previous orders DO count against the HHL, and (b) the notification of exceeding the HHL is issued at the time of order. At 12 noon Eastern Time, the Mint will be making the Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin available for purchase for the second time this year. While waiting for the gates to be thrown open, here are some tips avoid … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint’s January 2017 Calendar Begins to Fill In; Two Product Roll-Outs Remain for 2016

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The Mint has set its sales dates for January 2017. On January 5, the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (17AP) will debut, with the 2017 Birth Set (17RD) and Happy Birthday Coin Set (17RE) coming available January 10. On January 18, the Mint’s first collectible coins of the year—the Lions Club International 2017 Centennial Proof (17CH) and Uncirculated (17CJ) silver … [Read More...]

Remaining Mercury Dime 2016 Centennial Gold Coins Available for Purchase on December 15

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The following is a re-post from Mint News Blog's sister site, Coin Update. (Washington)—The Mint will reopen sales for the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin (product code 16XB) on December 15 at noon Eastern Time while supplies last. Orders will be limited to one per household. (Editor’s note: As of last week’s U.S. Mint Sales Report, 116,096 of the mintage limit of 125,000 had been sold. … [Read More...]

It’s Not Too Late: There’s Still Time to Sell Coins on Ebay

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Still have a few coins you’d like to unload on ebay, but not sure if it makes sense to try it so close to Christmas? A blog post on the site of ebay data-master Terapeak offers a few tips for making a successful online sale during the waning days of a hectic shopping season. Some of author Aron Hsaio’s thoughts will apply more to people who have at least a small online store, but a person with a … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Circulating-Coin Production Report: November 2016

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The Mint has updated its circulating-coinage report to include issues struck during November 2016. So far during this calendar year, U.S. minting facilities have produced more than 15.32 billion circulating coins, almost equally split between the Denver and Philadelphia mints. The year-to-date total is around 6% lower than at this time last year, when the combined mints had produced 16.34 billion … [Read More...]

Coin Update Blog: The New Case for Gold and the Gold Standard

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Mint News Blog's sister site, Coin Update, has posted the following article by Louis Golino. The introduction appears below; click here to read the full article. The New Case for Gold and the Gold Standard If you follow precious metals, you are probably familiar with James Rickards, best-selling author of books such as The Death of Money and Currency Wars, an advisor to the defense and … [Read More...]

Kicking Off the Mint’s 225th Anniversary Year: Unveiling of the 2017 American Liberty Gold Coin

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(Press release)—As one of the few institutions specifically rooted in the Constitution, the United States Mint has served the nation by playing a key role in the country’s financial system and fostering commerce. Next year marks the 225th anniversary of the Mint’s founding; to honor this important milestone, the Mint will kick off a yearlong acknowledgment and celebration during a ceremony to be … [Read More...]

Fort Moultrie Three-Coin Set Available Today at Noon

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(Press Release)—Today (December 5) at noon Eastern time the Mint will open sales for the 2016 Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) Three-Coin Set (16AH).  This set contains two uncirculated Fort Moultrie quarters—one each from the Philadelphia Mint and Denver Mint facilities—and one Proof coin from the San Francisco Mint.  The reverse design depicts Sergeant William Jasper returning the … [Read More...]

2017 Native American $1 Design Announced

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Today the U.S. Mint released the final design choice for the reverse of the 2017 Native American dollar. The coin will honor Cherokee scholar and statesman Sequoyah, creator of the Cherokee language. Sequoyah (English name George Gist) was born around 1776 in a region called Tuskegee, in what is now Monroe County, Tennessee. His mother, Wut-Teh, was a Cherokee; his father, Nathaniel Gist, was a … [Read More...]

Mint Gives Official Notice: 2016-Dated ASE and AGB Coin Production Is Finished

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Update: In a Dec. 6 press release, the Mint says it has notified APs that "The United States Mint has sold out of 2016-dated American Eagle One, Quarter, and Tenth Ounce Gold Bullion Coins. We will continue to take orders for the remaining inventories of American Eagle One-Half Ounce and American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Bullion Coins. We will begin taking orders for 2017-dated American Eagle Gold … [Read More...]