CFA and CCAC Recommendations for 2015 High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal

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Last week the United States Mint released the design candidates for the upcoming 2015 High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal. The obverse design will feature a modern rendition of Liberty, while the reverse will feature a modern rendition of an eagle. The 25 different obverse and 16 different reverse design candidates were reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) during a meeting held on … [Read More...]

2015 Congratulations Set

2015 Congratulations Set

Today, January 26, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint started accepting orders for the 2015 Congratulations Set. Along with the previously released Birth Set and Happy Birthday Set, this represents one of the Mint's numismatic products targeted towards gift giving occasions. The 2015 Congratulations Set contains only a single coin, the 2015 Proof American Silver Eagle, which is … [Read More...]

2015 Kennedy Half Dollars Feature Original Portrait Design

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Last year the United States Mint restored the original obverse portrait design of the Kennedy Half Dollar for use on the coins to be included within special 50th anniversary products. This year, the Mint will be using the original portrait design across all 2015-dated Kennedy Half Dollars. This week, I received one of the 2015 Happy Birthday Sets offered by the Mint starting on January 13 and … [Read More...]

2015 High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal Design Candidates

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The United States Mint has released the design candidates for this year's upcoming 2015 High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal. Today and next week, these designs will be reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) in separately held meetings. Last year, the CCAC had given their enthusiastic support for high relief gold coins and silver medals to … [Read More...]

Another US Mint Numismatic Gold Coin Price Increase Looms

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For the second consecutive week, prices for the United States Mint's numismatic gold coins are likely to see an increase. The pricing change will impact the remaining 2013-2014 First Spouse Gold Coins and the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin. Under the US Mint's flexible pricing policy covering numismatic gold and platinum products, pricing may be updated as frequently as … [Read More...]

Arrival: 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set

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A few weeks back, I received my order for the 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set from the United States Mint. I wanted to share some images of the set and in particular note the finish on the included bronze medal. First some background on the bronze medal- The United States Mint has long offered a continuing series of bronze medals issued to honor the past Presidents. The US … [Read More...]

Possible Price Increase for Gold Numismatic Products

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The higher market price of gold will likely result in a price increase for the United States Mint's numismatic gold products. The pricing change would impact the remaining available First Spouse Gold Coins and the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin. The Mint utilizes a flexible pricing policy for their numismatic gold and platinum coins, which allows prices to be updated as … [Read More...]

United States Mint 2015 Birth Set & Happy Birthday Coin Set

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Tomorrow, January 13, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales for their first two special occasion sets. While these sets are intended as gifts, they do represent the first appearance for many 2015-dated coins providing some significance for collectors. The 2015 Birth Set is intended as a gift idea to commemorate a birth in 2015. Each set includes the following five … [Read More...]

2014 US Mint Circulating Coin Production Exceeds 13 Billion

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The latest updated figures show that the United States Mint struck more than 13 billion circulating coins in 2014. This now represents the fifth consecutive year of growth after circulating coin production bottomed in 2009. For the month of December, production totaled 878.76 million pieces and was confined to just three denominations. The monthly total was up sharply compared to the year ago … [Read More...]

Coin and Medal Related Bills Enacted by the 113th Congress

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Many aspects of how the United States Mint operates and the coins that they are allowed to produce are dictated by specific laws enacted by Congress. As such, tracking coin and medal related bills introduced and enacted by Congress can provide collectors with a glimpse of things to come. The 113th United States Congress convened on January 3, 2013 and ended on January 3, 2015. During this time, … [Read More...]