The CCAC advises the Treasury on historic new coins, part 4: San Antonio Missions National Historical Park quarter

The following is the fourth of a six-part series currently running on our sister site, Coin Update.  San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Quarter (Texas) Another souvenir I bought during my September visit to United States Mint headquarters in Washington was an Uncirculated five-ounce version of the Ellis Island America the Beautiful quarter. The Philadelphia Mint strikes … [Read More...]

American Legion, Basketball Hall of Fame commemoratives a step closer to realization

Two bills authorizing new commemorative coinage for 2019 and 2010 made their way forward in Congress last week. The first, H.R. 1235, is the “Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act,” which passed the House on September 25. A companion bill of the same name, S. 1503, was introduced in the Senate in June but remains in committee. If passed, the act would authorize … [Read More...]

The CCAC advises the Treasury on historic new coins, part 3: War in the Pacific National Historical Park quarter

The following is the third of a six-part series currently running on our sister site, Coin Update.  War in the Pacific National Historical Park Quarter (Guam) Every time I go to Washington for a meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, I visit the gift shop on the ground floor of United States Mint headquarters at 801 Ninth Street. Most of the facility is closed to the public, … [Read More...]

The CCAC advises the Treasury on historic new coins, part 2: American Memorial Park quarter

The following is the second of a six-part series currently running on our sister site, Coin Update.  The American Memorial Park Quarter (Northern Mariana Islands) My late-morning flight from Atlanta to the September 19, 2017, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meeting in Washington was quick and easy—no delays, no bad weather or turbulence. It’s an hour-and-a-half trip from The Big Peach … [Read More...]

The CCAC advises the Treasury on historic new coins, part 1: Lowell National Historical Park quarter

The following is the first of a six-part series currently running on our sister site, Coin Update.  The Lowell National Historical Park Quarter This past Tuesday, September 19, 2017, I enjoyed a leisurely breakfast with fellow Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) members Thomas Uram and Erik Jansen on H Street in downtown Washington, D.C. We were in the nation’s capital for a meeting … [Read More...]

Professional Numismatists Guild offers three expert tips to avoid gold scams

Following the recent fraud charges filed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission against a California gold seller, a trade group composed of veteran precious-metals experts is urging investors to take three important steps before making any purchases of gold, silver, or platinum bullion coins or ingots. “To avoid paying too much when you buy, or receiving too little when you sell, and to … [Read More...]

Weighing the costs for the 2017 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set and American Liberty Four-Medal Set

In the past few days, the Mint has posted retail prices for its next two product releases: the 2017 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (LESPS) and the 2017 American Liberty Four-Medal Set. First up is the LESPS (product code 17RC), which will be available for purchase at noon on October 5, 2017. Containing this year’s Kennedy half dollar, Roosevelt dime, American Eagle silver 1-ounce coin, and … [Read More...]

A quick look: Live images of the American Eagle palladium bullion coin

The Mint will begin selling its 1-ounce American Eagle palladium bullion coin to Authorized Purchasers (APs) on September 25. Until now, no photos of the coins have been available, and the curious have had to content themselves with photos of the plaster models or with graphic designers' renderings. Around noon today (September 20), the Mint posted live photos of the coins (hover to … [Read More...]

Palladium bullion sales to commence September 25

Update: In a follow-up email, the Mint announced that "after depletion of the initial inventory, the United States Mint will not offer additional quantities for release later in 2017." The email did not indicate how many coins are in the initial inventory. As of 9/18/17 at 7 p.m., Mint News Blog sponsor APMEX is taking preorders for the coins. The Mint announced today (September 18) that … [Read More...]

Trump and the Fed: Changes may be coming

By Louis Golino Updated 9/16/17 to add a link to a quoted article from the Wharton School of Business. Most people know that a president able to appoint several Supreme Court justices during his tenure will have an impact on our country that far outlasts their presidency. However, presidents who have the chance to make major changes to the Federal Reserve’s board of governors can … [Read More...]