U.S. Mint Updates Packaging for Gold Buffalo Bullion Coins

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The U.S. Mint has announced that it has updated its packaging for American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins, ushering in the use of hard plastic containers similar to those employed to ship gold and silver American Eagle bullion coins. Gold Buffalos were previously transported in 20-coin sheets of sealed plastic, as pictured above. As of yesterday, the Mint has switched over to hard plastic tubes and … [Read More...]

2016 Cumberland Gap National Historical Park 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin

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Tomorrow, May 5, the U.S. Mint will release the 2016 Cumberland Gap National Historical Park 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin at noon ET. It is the final issue in a product series tied to the April 12 launch of the Cumberland Gap ATB quarter and the second of five ATB 5 oz. silver Uncirculated coins due for release this year. The Cumberland Gap 5 oz. Uncirculated coin is composed of five ounces … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint’s Gold Coin Prices Likely to Increase Wednesday, 2018 Commemoratives Now Official

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Gold has gained more than $52 an ounce since this time last week and it's looking very likely that the U.S. Mint will raise prices on its gold collector coins tomorrow afternoon. The current value of an ounce of gold is $1,294, according to the London Bullion Market Association. This is well above the ceiling for the current pricing bracket, which is to be applied as long as gold stays between … [Read More...]

2016 Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter 3-Coin Set

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Today at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will release the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter 3-Coin Set, which includes one Uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, another from the Philadelphia Mint, and a Proof quarter struck at the San Francisco Mint. This set has no listed restrictions on production or orders per household, and is available for $9.95. The coins are packaged in a … [Read More...]

Gold Mercury Dime Sales Adjustment and Other Updates

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The U.S. Mint has adjusted its sales total for the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin downward after considering returns, cancellations, and further assessments of its inventory. Michael White of the Mint's Office of Corporate Communications told Mint News Blog today that sales of the issue currently stand at 120,966 coins, 1,544 less than were reported on this week's numismatic sales report. … [Read More...]

PAN’s Tom Uram Nabs First Photos of Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin

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One week after the rousing release of the 2016 Mercury Gold Centennial Gold Coin, the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) has done collectors a favor by posting pictures of the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin to its Twitter account. The U.S. Mint has confirmed that it is displaying the coin this week at its booth at the Central States Numismatic Society's 77th … [Read More...]

National Park Service Commemorative Coin Sales Off to a Slow Start

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The U.S. Mint released its weekly sales report yesterday, finally giving us an official total for the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin. Looking over the report, my attention turned to the numbers for this year's commemorative coins, as sales of the 2016 National Park Service (N.P.S.) issues looked pretty lackluster. It was difficult to tell for sure, however, because the N.P.S. coins and … [Read More...]

2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin Unofficial Sales Total (Updated)

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Update, 4/26/16: This week's U.S. Mint numismatic sales report has been released, meaning the preliminary total of 122,510 gold Mercury dimes sold is now considered official. The U.S. Mint still hasn't said how many 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coins it has sold, but an unofficial number has shown up on the Mint's sales data sheet, giving us a very good idea of how close this issue is to a … [Read More...]

2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin: A Day After Launch

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It's been an exciting 24 hours since yesterday's release of the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin. The item was given the relatively high mintage limit of 125,000 pieces, enough that few would have expected it to go into "Currently Unavailable" status in less than 45 minutes. But that's what happened, and now we're waiting to find out whether the U.S. Mint is gearing up to release another … [Read More...]

2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin (Updated)

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Update #1, 4/21/16, 12:25 p.m. ET: The 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin is now on Back Order on the U.S. Mint's Web page.  Update #2, 12:45 p.m.: The Gold Mercury Dime is now listed as "Currently Unavailable" on the U.S. Mint's Web site.  Update #3, 4:57 p.m.: Michael White of the Mint's Office of Corporate Communications has issued a statement saying that the first day sales total for … [Read More...]