2014 US Mint Circulating Coin Production Exceeds 13 Billion


The latest updated figures show that the United States Mint struck more than 13 billion circulating coins in 2014. This now represents the fifth consecutive year of growth after circulating coin production bottomed in 2009. For the month of December, production totaled 878.76 million pieces and was confined to just three denominations. The monthly total was up sharply compared to the year ago … [Read More...]

Coin and Medal Related Bills Enacted by the 113th Congress


Many aspects of how the United States Mint operates and the coins that they are allowed to produce are dictated by specific laws enacted by Congress. As such, tracking coin and medal related bills introduced and enacted by Congress can provide collectors with a glimpse of things to come. The 113th United States Congress convened on January 3, 2013 and ended on January 3, 2015. During this time, … [Read More...]

2015 Presidential Dollars

2015 Harry S. Truman Presidential Dollar

Late last year, the United States Mint quietly posted the line art images of the 2015 Presidential Dollars on their website. To my knowledge there was no official announcement or press release, which made the line art images the first public indication of the design selections for the coins. The Mint has now posted images of the coins which will feature the 33rd to 36th Presidents of the Untied … [Read More...]

2015 Proof American Silver Eagle

2015 Proof Silver Eagle

Today, January 2, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the 2015 Proof American Silver Eagle. This represents an earlier than typical start for the Mint's most popular numismatic product as measured by unit sales volume. Last year the 2014-dated Proof Silver Eagle opened sales three weeks later in the year on January 23, 2014. As of the most recent sales report, … [Read More...]

Revisiting 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Products


For the final post of this year, I wanted to revisit the United States Mint's 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar products. Throughout the year, there has been a constant stream of news surrounding the format of the products, the details of the release, sales trends, and the shifting product and household ordering limits. Early in the year, the first images of the potential products issued to … [Read More...]

US Mint Last Chance Products


As they have done in past years, the United States Mint has added a "Last Chance" section to their online catalog showcasing products which will soon conclude sales. The "Last Chance" section can be found here. For this year, the products include the remaining 2014-dated commemorative coins, which by legislation can only be issued during the calendar year, as well as some 2013-dated annual … [Read More...]

2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set


Yesterday, December 22, 2014, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set. The product incorporates coins, medals, and stamps honoring the 32nd President of the United States of America. The product will make for a nice follow up to last year's Coin and Chronicles Set issued for Theodore Roosevelt, which had contained a coin and two … [Read More...]

US Mint Adds “Sold Out” Product Status for Online Catalog


Starting today, the United States Mint has added a "sold out" product status notification to their online catalog. This change should provide some improved clarity regarding the availability of products. In a previous post, I had written about the handling of sold out products within the US Mint's new online catalog. The Mint had removed a specific sold out section that had been used on the old … [Read More...]

US Mint 2015 Product Schedule Contains Some Surprises


The United States Mint has just posted the 2015 numismatic product schedule on their website. In addition to release dates for the expected products for the coming year, there are also a few surprises included. The full schedule can be found here. Next year, the US Mint will get things off to an early start with the release of the 2015 Proof American Silver Eagle on January 2, 2015. The release … [Read More...]

Price Reduction for 2014 Proof American Silver Eagle

Proof Silver Eagle

The United States Mint has scheduled notices for publication within the Federal Register which will reduce the price of the 2014 Proof American Silver Eagle and establish the price for next year's 2015-dated coin. The pre-publication versions of the notices can be found here and here. According to the notice, the price for the 2014 Proof Silver Eagle will be reduced from the current price of … [Read More...]