American Eagle Silver Sales Strong Across Proof, Uncirculated, and Bullion Issues


It's an interesting time to pay attention to sales of 2014 and 2015 Silver Eagles. Prior to today's slight correction, silver prices dropped five days in a row this week, and bullion coins are being swallowed up as fast as the U.S. Mint can produce them. The Proof and Uncirculated versions of the coin are routinely among the top-selling items at the U.S. Mint. The American Eagle is the … [Read More...]

Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Details


The U.S. Mint has announced that the Lyndon B. Johnson 2015 Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set will be released on Thursday, September 3 at noon ET. It will be the fourth and final Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set released this year, available at a cost of $9.95. There are no stated limits on household orders or mintage at this time. The set includes one Uncirculated … [Read More...]

2015 $1 American Coin & Currency Set Launch Beset by Site Crashes (Updated)


The U.S. Mint's Web site was plagued by a series of crashes following its launch of the 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set today at noon ET. The set, which includes an enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 coin and a $1 Series 2013 note from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, was expected to generate significant interest and was awarded a relatively high 90,000 set mintage. My … [Read More...]

Updates: 2015 Coin & Currency Set and Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse Coins


The release of the 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set is scheduled for noon on Monday and the U.S. Mint has updated its product page with new images. The exclusive "enhanced Uncirculated" Native American $1 coin features an inspired rendering of a Mohawk ironworker standing high above New York City and should drive brisk sales of the popular set, which is likely to sell out its 90,000 unit … [Read More...]

Eisenhower Coin & Chronicles First Week Sales


The U.S. Mint has just released its sales figures for the week, giving us our first official tally for the 2015 Eisenhower Coin & Chronicles Set, compiled through Sunday, August 16. After selling 16,820 units within 15 minutes of the set's release, the U.S. Mint sporadically released some of the remaining sets in a series of small-batch morning sales that uniformly ended almost as soon as … [Read More...]

2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set Details


The U.S. Mint has provided details on the 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set, due for release at noon ET on Monday, August 24. The set will include a tri-fold presentation folder, an enhanced uncirculated 2015 Native American $1 Coin that is only available as part of this set, and a $1 Series 2013 note from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Orders are restricted to five per household, … [Read More...]

July 2015 US Mint Circulating Coin Production


Updated numbers are now available for the U.S. Mint's circulating coin production through the end of July 2015. The mint made more than 1.66 billion circulating coins last month, slightly less than the June total of 1.67 billion. It's a 24.8% increase over last July, when the mint's production total for circulating coins hit 1.33 billion coins. The chart below details production numbers for … [Read More...]

LBJ $1 Coins: Rolls, Bags, and Boxes Release Date and Coin & Chronicles Mintage Limit Increase


The Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin Products—including 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags, and 250-coin boxes—will go on sale Tuesday, August 18 at noon ET. Each of these sets includes a collection of Lyndon Johnson Presidential $1 Coins, with an obverse image of the president designed by Michael Gaudioso. The portrait of Johnson occupies the center of the coin, with the inscriptions LYNDON B. … [Read More...]

2015 Eisenhower Coin & Chronicles Set “Unavailable” After 13 Minutes


The U.S. mint has run out of available inventory for the 2015 Dwight D. Eisenhower Coin & Chronicles Set after just 13 minutes. The set was expected to see high demand after the 2015 Harry Truman Coin & Chronicles set sold all of its available units in 15 minutes on June 30. Updates to this article will be posted as more information becomes available. For more information on the … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Representatives to Spend the Week at ANA World’s Fair of Money


Representatives of the U.S. Mint, including the mint’s Principal Director, Rhett Jeppson, will be on hand this week at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. The mint will partner with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) to greet those in attendance from booth #1910 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The fair begins … [Read More...]