2016 U.S. Mint Uncirculated Coin Set


The U.S. Mint is now accepting orders for the 2016 U.S. Mint Uncirculated Coin Set, which contains Uncirculated versions of this year's 13 circulation issues from both the Denver and Philadelphia Mints, totaling 26 coins. The set does not have a listed mintage limit or restriction on household orders. Because 2016 will see the issue of only three Presidential dollars instead of the usual four, … [Read More...]

Unsold Gold Mercury Dimes Now Number Over 7,000


The U.S. Mint's newest sales report, released today, shows that the total for the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin continues to be revised downward. As of May 15, sales of the item stood at 117,695 units, 7,305 less than its 125,000-piece mintage limit. This marks a 1,046-coin increase in unsold dimes since this time last week and a 4,815-coin change since the first tally was released on … [Read More...]

2016 Gerald Ford One Dollar Coin Cover


Tomorrow, May 17, at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will release the 2016 Gerald Ford One Dollar Coin Cover, which contains two Ford Presidential dollars respectively manufactured on the first day of the coins’ production at the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities. The item is available for $19.95. The coins are contained in a display card that showcases their obverses and reverses. The outer cover … [Read More...]

April 2016 Circulating Coin Production


The U.S. Mint's circulating coin production remained high in April, with 1.34 billion coins produced to follow up on last month's 1.44 billion-coin total. Overall production dropped by 7.4% compared to last month, however, as well as by over 21% in relation to April of 2015, which saw an unusually high output. This year's circulating coin total now stands at more than 5.2 billion coins, 11.6% … [Read More...]

A Look at 15 Congressional Commemorative Coin Proposals


Now that the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act has been signed into law, it's a good time to take a look at the other commemorative coin proposals now making their way through the U.S. Congress. The newest submission concerns a program that would honor Christa McAuliffe and the other astronauts who lost their lives in the 1986 Challenger disaster. As noted on Coin Update, the … [Read More...]

Hoover and Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Proof Coins Now Sold Out


The U.S. Mint has declared two First Spouse Proof coins sold out this week. The 2014 Lou Hoover First Spouse Gold Proof Coin has been discontinued after selling 2,392 pieces, and the 2015 Mamie Eisenhower Proof coin has wrapped up with 2,704 units sold. The Hoover total has not been adjusted in recent weeks and is likely to be final, but the figure for the Eisenhower issue continues to show … [Read More...]

Sales Updates: 2016 Cumberland Gap 5 oz. Uncirculated Coin and Gold Mercury Dime


The 2016 Cumberland Gap 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin was released yesterday and the first-day sales totals are in: the issue has sold 14,062 units, not quite half of its stated 30,000-piece mintage limit. Though this number is lower than first-day totals for other recent releases in this series, it does not represent a substantial drop. The Shawnee issue, which debuted February 25, garnered … [Read More...]

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


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


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


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...]