First Look at 2014 Proof Platinum Eagle Design

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While visiting the West Point Mint, I was able to get an early look at the design for the upcoming 2014 Proof Platinum Eagle. The coin will represent the final release within the six issue design series highlighting the core concepts of American democracy as found in the Preamble to the Constitution. The previous releases of the series have featured the concepts To Form a More Perfect Union … [Read More...]

Procedures for Purchasing Gold Kennedy Half Dollars at ANA Convention

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The American Numismatic Association has announced public safety procedures for those who will seek to purchase the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coins at the Chicago World's Fair of Money held in Rosemont, Illinois on August 5-9, 2014. As covered in this previous post, the United States Mint will have 2,500 of the gold coins at the convention, with 500 coins made … [Read More...]

2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Young Collectors Set

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Today, July 28, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began sales of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Young Collectors Set. This special product contains information geared towards younger collectors and includes an uncirculated example of the clad half dollar from the commemorative coin program. The National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins originally went on sale … [Read More...]

Kennedy Half Dollar Clad Set First Day Sales Reach 68,974

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The United States Mint has just indicated that opening day sales for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set reached 68,974 units. This amount has already exceeded the Mint's initial production level by a wide margin and portends strong demand for the two forthcoming anniversary releases. Each set contains one 2014-dated Kennedy Half Dollar each struck at the … [Read More...]

50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set

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Today, July 24, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set. This is the first of three special numismatic products which will be released to celebrate the milestone for the series. The Kennedy Half Dollar was first issued in 1964, authorized following the assassination of President Kennedy. The … [Read More...]

2015 U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Coin Designs Announced

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The design selections for the upcoming 2015 U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Coins have been announced. This program will include $5 gold coins, silver dollars, and clad half dollars issued in commemoration of the 225th anniversary of the establishment of the Nation's first law enforcement agency, the United states Marshals Service. Public Law 112-104 had authorized the program and provided … [Read More...]

CCAC Supports Potential 2015 24-Karat Gold Ultra High Relief Coin

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During a teleconference meeting held this afternoon, the members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) expressed their support, enthusiasm, and excitement for potential 2015 24-Karat Gold Ultra High Relief Coins and accompanying Silver Medals from the United States Mint. Members commented on how the initiative could serve to fulfill former Mint Director Edmund Moy's call for a … [Read More...]

Potential Ultra High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal

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A notice has been published in the Federal Register for an upcoming meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) to discuss a potential 2015 24-Karat Gold Ultra High Relief Coin and Silver Medal. At this time, there have been no specific details provided on the potential products under consideration. The meeting will take place tomorrow July 22, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET by … [Read More...]

2014 Grace Coolidge First Spouse Gold Coin

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Today, July 17, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2014 Grace Coolidge First Spouse Gold Coin. This represents the second release of the year for the series and comes just one week after the prior release. The obverse design of the coin features a portrait of the First Lady designed by Joel Iskowitz and engraved by Phebe Hemphill. The inscriptions … [Read More...]

US Mint Shares Plans for Launch of 50th Anniversary Kennedy Products

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During a conference call held this morning, Marc Landry, the United States Mint’s Acting Associate Director of Sales & Marketing, shared some details on the Mint's plans for the launch of the upcoming 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar products. These details provide collectors with a better idea of what to expect when the coins go on sale. Broadly, the US Mint is seeking to have enough … [Read More...]