Congressional Gold Medal Awarded to Borinqueneers Regiment

2016_65th Infantry BorTINY

Today, April 13, at 3 p.m. ET, the Congressional Gold Medal was awarded to members of the U.S. Army's 65th Infantry Regiment -- a Puerto Rican unit widely known as the Borinqueneers -- for their service during World Wars I & II, and the Korean War. The ceremony was held in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol and was attended by Congressional leaders, including Representatives Paul Ryan and … [Read More...]

Possible Price Hike for Gold Coins, Cumberland Gap Quarter Launch Photos


The value of gold has increased by almost $35 an ounce since last Monday, a trend that could lead the U.S. Mint to raise prices on its gold numismatic offerings as early as tomorrow afternoon. As of this writing, an ounce of the commodity is valued at $1,254.60 according to the London Bullion Market Association, and has not dipped below the $1,250 mark since yesterday morning. If gold's value … [Read More...]

March 2016 Circulating Coin Production


The U.S. Mint produced more than 1.44 billion circulation coins in March, significantly more than February's total of 930 million pieces struck, but less than January's tally of 1.51 billion. This figure also represents a slight increase over the number of coins made in March of 2015, which amounted to 1.40 billion units. There were no Native American dollars, "P" Presidential dollars, or "P" … [Read More...]

2016 Gold Mercury Dime Images and Ford Presidential $1 and First Spouse Medal Set


U.S. Mint has posted new images of the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin, which is scheduled to be released on April 21. Included in new information posted to the item's product page is the revelation that the item's mintage will be limited to 125,000 pieces and that orders will be capped at 10 per household. The new Mercury dime will be composed of 1/10 oz. of 99.99% gold, measuring .650 … [Read More...]

2016 American Eagle Gold One-Ounce Uncirculated Coin


Tomorrow, April 7, at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2016 American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coin, which is composed of one troy ounce of 22-karat gold and will be available for $1,525. It carries a West Point mint mark, unlike bullion issues of the coin, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Uncirculated Gold Eagles tend to have significantly lower … [Read More...]

2015 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin Sold Out


The 2015 American Buffalo One-Ounce Gold Proof Coin, released on April 9 of last year, is now sold out. The item had been in "Currently Unavailable" status on the U.S. Mint's Web site for months, and its sales have been stuck at 16,592 pieces since February 10. While there's a small chance the Mint could adjust this total on the next sales report, it's likely this constitutes the coin's final … [Read More...]

2016 Cumberland Gap Quarter Rolls and Bags


The U.S. Mint is now selling rolls and bags of the 2016 Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter, the second of five America the Beautiful quarters due for release in 2016. The Cumberland Gap quarters are available in six product options that offer varying quantities of the issue struck at the Philadelphia (P), Denver (D), and San Francisco (S) Mints. Collectors can purchase bags of 100 … [Read More...]

2016 U.S. Mint Proof Set (Updated)


Today, April 1, at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will open sales of the 2016 U.S. Mint Proof Set, which contains this year's thirteen circulation coins struck in Proof format at the San Francisco Mint. This set is available for $31.95 and has no listed product limits or household order restrictions. The annual U.S. Mint Proof Set is one of the Mint's most popular items and routinely sells more than … [Read More...]

2016 American Buffalo One-Ounce Gold Proof Coin


The Mint's busy week will continue tomorrow (March 31) with the release of the 2016 American Buffalo One-Ounce Gold Proof Coin at noon ET. The coin bears classic obverse and reverse designs created by James Earle Fraser for the Indian Head nickel, first issued in 1913. Gold Buffaloes are struck at the West Point Mint and are composed of 24-karat (99.99%) gold that by law must be derived from … [Read More...]

2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set


Tomorrow, March 30, at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will release the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set, which includes ten coins in all and is available for $12.95. Each of this year's five quarter designs are represented in the set by strikes from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, and are housed in a protective folder with a certificate of authenticity. The sites … [Read More...]