Herbert Hoover Presidential Dollar Rolls, Bags, and Boxes

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Today, June 19, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began accepting orders for circulating quality 2014 Herbert Hoover Presidential Dollars packaged in rolls, bags, and boxes. This coin represents the third release of the year and the 31st release overall within the Presidential $1 Coin Program. The obverse design of the coin features a portrait of the former President designed … [Read More...]

US Mint Circulating Coin Production May 2014

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The United States Mint's circulating coin production figures are available through the month of May 2014. The preliminary production total for the 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Dollar has also been provided. During May 2014, the US Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver struck 1.33 billion circulating quality coins. This was up from the prior month when production had reached just … [Read More...]

2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Products

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The United States Mint has released some preliminary details on the special numismatic products to be offered this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Half Dollar. The expected gold proof version of the coin will be joined by a four coin set of half dollars struck in silver and a two coin set struck in copper nickel clad composition. All of these coins will feature the original … [Read More...]

2014-P Arches National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

Arches National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

Today, June 12, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the Arches National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins. This will mark the twenty third release within the ongoing series of large sized silver numismatic coins. The reverse of the coin, which was designed by Donna Weaver and engraved by Charles L. Vickers, features a depiction of Delicate Arch. This … [Read More...]

Possible Price Increase for Gold Numismatic Products

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Prices for the United States Mint's numismatic gold products may be increased tomorrow. This would reverse the price decrease which took place last week. Prices for the US Mint's numismatic gold and platinum products are determined based on the average weekly prices of the metals. The average is calculated based on the London Fix prices from the prior Thursday AM to the current Wednesday AM. If … [Read More...]

2014 Arches National Park Quarter Bags and Rolls

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Today, June 9, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for bags and rolls containing 2014 Arches National Park Quarters. This represents the third release of the year and the twenty-third release overall for the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The reverse design of the coin features a depiction of Delicate Arch, a 65-foot freestanding natural arch, … [Read More...]

American Silver Eagles vs. ATB 5 oz Silver Bullion Coins

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While sales for American Silver Eagle bullion coins have been potentially setting up for another record year, sales for the America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver bullion coin series have remained enticingly low. In recent years, the lower mintages for the ATB series have created premiums for some of the coins well above their intrinsic values. The American Silver Eagle was introduced in 1986 and … [Read More...]

US Mint Numismatic Gold Coin Price Decrease Possible

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Based on the available data, it is possible that prices for the United States Mint's numismatic gold products may be decreased tomorrow. This would put the 2014-dated gold products at their lowest price levels thus far. The US Mint determines prices for numismatic gold and platinum products based on the average weekly prices of the metals. The average is calculated based on the London Fix … [Read More...]

Approved and Proposed Congressional Gold Medals

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To follow the previous post on upcoming commemorative coin programs, this post will take a look at the approved and proposed Congressional Gold Medals. The Congressional Gold Medal is an award bestowed by Congress to persons who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient's field long … [Read More...]

Approved and Proposed Upcoming Commemorative Coin Programs

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With a lull in the United States Mint's numismatic release schedule, I thought it would be a good time to explore approved and proposed upcoming commemorative coin programs for a look at what lies ahead. Commemorative coin programs are authorized by Acts of Congress. Typically, there are a fairly large number of bills introduced in Congress each year, but only a small number will become law. In … [Read More...]