Saratoga National Historic Park Quarter Launch and Coin Exchange


The U.S. Mint has released information on the upcoming launch of the 2015 Saratoga National Historic Park ATB quarter. The new issue will be get its official release in a public ceremony at Schuylerville High School in Schuylerville, NY on Tuesday, November 17, at 9:30 am ET. The event will include a coin exchange in which members of the public can trade cash for rolls of the new quarters. … [Read More...]

2015 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Set


The U.S. Mint will release its 2015 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Sets at noon ET on Thursday, October 22. Collectors will be able to choose from two sets containing each of the four 2015 Presidential dollars made at either the Philadelphia or Denver Mints. Each set is available for $12.95 and there are no mintage limits in place for these products. The obverses of the coins respectively feature … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Raises Prices on Gold Coins


The U.S. Mint has raised its prices on gold coins now that the metal's value has hovered above $1,150/oz. for four consecutive business days. This is the first time since late August that the price of gold has crossed that threshold. Today the market value of gold is $1,173.90 per ounce, according to the London Bullion Market Association. That's the highest the commodity has climbed since June … [Read More...]

The CCAC’s Complete October Design Recommendations


Last week, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee made several recommendations for designs we can expect to see issued on coins and medals over the next few years. Two more Native American tribes will get their proposed Code Talkers medals recognizing service to the United States during World War I and World War II: the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York and Pueblo of Laguna of New … [Read More...]

September 2015 U.S. Mint Circulating Coin Production: 1.47 Billion


The U.S. Mint has released its circulating coin production totals for the month of September. The mint made more than 1.47 billion circulating coins last month -- 333.91 million more than the August total, marking a 29% increase in overall production. The chart below details production numbers for the coins, broken down by denomination and mint facility. The first numerical column lists … [Read More...]

2015 Bombay Hook 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin

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Today, October 8, the U.S. Mint will release the 2015 Bombay Hook America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin at noon ET. The coin stretches three inches in diameter and is composed of silver that is 99.9% pure; it’s currently priced at $149.95, though the Mint reserves to right to adjust pricing in accordance with market fluctuations impacting the price of silver. The mintage … [Read More...]

2017 America the Beautiful Program Design Candidates


The Citizen's Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) is meeting this week in Washington, D.C. to discuss designs for upcoming U.S. coins and medals. Tomorrow, October 8, the committee will consider designs for the 2017 America the Beautiful quarter program; in preparation, the CCAC and the U.S. Mint have released images of designs to be considered for each of the five 2017 sites. The following … [Read More...]

2015 Bombay Hook ATB Quarter 3-Coin Set

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Tomorrow, October 6, the U.S. Mint will release the 2015 Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Three-Coin Set at noon ET. The set is available for $9.95; it includes two Uncirculated quarters that were respectively minted in Philadelphia and Denver, and one Proof quarter minted in San Francisco. There are no stated limits on availability or orders per household at this time. The Bombay Hook … [Read More...]

First Look: Lyndon B. Johnson Coin & Chronicles Set


The U.S. Mint’s product page for the 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson Coin & Chronicles Set has been updated to include new images and an order limit of 2 sets per household. The set, available for $57.95, will be released on October 27 at noon ET and will have a product limit of 25,000 units. The Johnson set is the fourth and final 2015 release in the popular series. It includes an exclusive Reverse … [Read More...]

2015 First Spouse Medal Set Update


The 2015 First Spouse Medal Set has been available for over a week now and it’s a good time for an update on the item. The Mint does not include medals in their weekly sales reports (unless they are part of a set with coins), so their latest sales numbers do not include figures for the new FS medal set. Coin Update sent an inquiry to officials at the U.S. Mint, asking for updated sales numbers … [Read More...]