Pricing for Baseball Hall of Fame Curved Coins


The United States Mint has released details on the pricing for the upcoming National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins. Available in proof or uncirculated versions, the $5 gold coins, silver dollars, and clad half dollars are scheduled to go on sale next week, Thursday, March 27, 2014. The $5 gold coins, which will be limited to a maximum mintage of 50,000 pieces across all product … [Read More...]

US Mint To Survey the Public on Circulating Coins

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Based on a recent publication within the Federal Register, the United States Mint intends to use opinion surveys and focus group interviews to gather the public's views on circulating coins. This would continue the Mint's ongoing research and development activities authorized under the Under the Coin Modernization, Oversight, and Continuity Act of 2010 and potentially have an impact on any … [Read More...]

2015-2016 Presidential Dollar Design Candidates; Ronald Reagan Not Present


The United States Mint has recently released the design candidates for the $1 coins to be issued honoring the 33rd to 38th Presidents, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford. These six coins would be issued in 2015 and 2016, perhaps concluding the series. From four to six design candidates were provided for each of the six … [Read More...]

2014 America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Coin Availability


The United States Mint has recently provided information on the availability of the 2014 America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Coins. The first bullion coin is scheduled to go on sale next week, and release dates have been provided for the five numismatic releases. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coins will go on sale to authorized purchasers on Monday, March 17, 2014. … [Read More...]

2016 Native American Dollar Design Candidates


The 2016 Native American Dollar will feature a reverse design recognizing the contributions of the Native American Code Talkers of World War I and World War II. The Code Talkers had served in the United States Armed Forces and used their tribal languages as a means of secret communication, which proved to be unbreakable. Code Talkers from individual tribes have previously been honored with the … [Read More...]

2013 Proof Platinum Eagles Sold Out


As of this morning, the 2013 Proof American Platinum Eagle has sold out at the United States Mint. Based on the last reported sales, the coin will establish a new mintage low for the "Preamble" design series. The 2013 Proof Platinum Eagle features a reverse design by Joel Iskowitz representing the concept "To Promote the General Welfare". Young America is pictured looking towards the future … [Read More...]

2015 Native American Dollar Design Candidates


The reverse design candidates for the upcoming 2015 Native American Dollar have recently been released. The coins will honor the Mohawk Ironworkers who worked from the 1920's onwards building prominent landmarks in New York City such as the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the George Washington Bridge, and the World Trade Center. They had a reputation as top notch workers on high … [Read More...]

US Mint Circulating Coin Production for February 2014


Updated circulating coin production figures are now available for the United States Mint through the month of February 2014. Preliminary mintages are also available for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Quarter, Warren G. Harding Dollar, and Calvin Coolidge Dollar. For the month of February 2014, the US Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver struck 939.04 million circulating quality … [Read More...]

2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Design Candidates


The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) recently reviewed design candidates for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters and provided their recommendations. The upcoming coins will feature: Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina Bombay Hook National Wildlife … [Read More...]

United States Mint Nelson Mandela Bronze Medals


While browsing the United States Mint's online catalog, I noticed that the Mint is offering Nelson Mandela Bronze Medals. These had originally been offered for sale back in September 1998, and were apparently brought back on December 12, 2013. These medals are bronze reproductions of the Congressional Gold Medal authorized under Public Law 105-215 enacted July 29, 1998 and awarded to Nelson … [Read More...]