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The U.S. Mint to Release Great Sand Dunes 5 Ounce Silver Coin Today

The U.S. Mint to Release Great Sand Dunes 5 Ounce Silver Coin Today

CoinWeek Staff Reports…. At noon Eastern today, the United States Mint will accept orders for the 2014 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Great Sand Dunes National Park. The five ounce .999 silver coin is being issued at $154.95. At the current spot price of $18.62 per ounce, the bullion coin has a […]

By September 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Congressional Gold Medals Awarded to the Fallen Heroes of September 11, 2001

Congressional Gold Medals Awarded to the Fallen Heroes of September 11, 2001

Three Congressional Gold Medals were awarded today in honor of the men and women who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. The ceremony took place in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The United States Mint prepared and struck the three gold medals—one […]

By September 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Real Diehl: Let’s Get Real About the Issue of First Strike Coinage

The Real Diehl: Let’s Get Real About the Issue of First Strike Coinage

The Real Diehl is a regularly-appearing column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. Are There Really “First Strikes”, “ Releases”, and “Early Releases®”? I read with interest Michael Bugeja’s July 7 CoinUpdate article about “first releases” and “Early Releases®”  and the readers’ comments that followed. I’ve been asked about these labels, and […]

By September 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News Update for September

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News Update for September

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   No JFK silver sets in Baltimore In the aftermath of the chaotic events surrounding the release of the JFK gold half dollar last month, which were discussed in this column last month and in the in-depth analysis by my CoinWeek colleagues, both the U.S. Mint and the American Numismatic […]

By September 8, 2014 7 Comments Read More →
Philip Diehl Talks About the US Gold & Silver Bullion Program During His Term. VIDEO: 3:27

Philip Diehl Talks About the US Gold & Silver Bullion Program During His Term. VIDEO: 3:27

Philip N. Diehl, Former US Mint Director Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com……. In this six part interview, Coinweek Content Manager Charles Morgan talks with Philip N. Diehl , who was the Director of the United States Mint from 1993 until 2000. In this part ONE of the  interview, Mr. Diehl talks about the state of the […]

By September 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint and American Numismatic Association Suspend  Sales of 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin

U.S. Mint and American Numismatic Association Suspend Sales of 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin

The United States Mint and the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced today that sales of the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin have been suspended at the World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Il. The Mint and the ANA made the decision to ensure the safety of those wanting to purchase the coin […]

By August 7, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Reports that Dealers Hire Homeless, Army Spouses to Stand in Line for Gold Kennedy Half

Reports that Dealers Hire Homeless, Army Spouses to Stand in Line for Gold Kennedy Half

by Hubert Walker ………… According to CBS channel 4 (KCNC-TV) in Denver, coin dealers have hired numerous people to stand in line outside the Mint in order to purchase the first day issue of the 2014 50th Anniversary gold Kennedy half dollar. The report, which aired August 5, explains how at least two dealerships managed […]

By August 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: CCAC Endorses U.S. Mint Proposal for 2015 Ultra High Relief Coin and Medal

The Coin Analyst: CCAC Endorses U.S. Mint Proposal for 2015 Ultra High Relief Coin and Medal

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… During a teleconference held on July 22 the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee’s ten members unanimously endorsed a proposal by the U.S. Mint to use existing statutory legal authority to issue an American Liberty ultra high relief gold coin and silver medal in 2015. The proposal is for a 24 […]

The Coin Analyst: Minting to Demand of JFK Gold Coins Raises Problems

The Coin Analyst: Minting to Demand of JFK Gold Coins Raises Problems

Once again the U.S. Mint, for reasons I fail to understand, made a major announcement via Facebook.  And this was not even a major Facebook post, but rather it was a comment made on July 9 in response to a question from a collector, who asked how many of the gold JFK half dollars will […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. and World Mint News Update for July

The Coin Analyst: U.S. and World Mint News Update for July

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.com More JFK coin details The U.S. Mint issued a press release on July 1  with a couple important details about the upcoming John F. Kennedy half dollar tribute coins that are going to be the highlight of the summer for many modern U.S. coin collectors and attendees of the August […]

The Coin Analyst: CCAC Recommends New Reverse Design for American Silver Eagle Program

The Coin Analyst: CCAC Recommends New Reverse Design for American Silver Eagle Program

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………..  Editor’s Note: A complete rundown of designs considered by the CCAC are included at the bottom of this article. On April 8 the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (www.ccac.gov) held a two-hour telephone meeting to discuss what design should replace the Heraldic eagle that currently appears on the reverse of the American silver […]

Shenandoah National Park Quarter Goes on Sale Today

Shenandoah National Park Quarter Goes on Sale Today

The United States Mint is now offering business strike Shenandoah National Park quarters from the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco mints. The new Shenandoah issue follows the release of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park quarter, which went on sale earlier this year. It is the 22nd coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. […]

By April 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: The 2013 Season of U.S. Mint Product Sell-Outs Continues

The Coin Analyst: The 2013 Season of U.S. Mint Product Sell-Outs Continues

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… As was the case about this time last year, many U.S. Mint coins issued in the past year are selling out at a quick pace and creating quite a buzz in the modern coin collecting community. And sales of a number of coins from the past two years will […]

By December 11, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: News from the U.S. Mint

The Coin Analyst: News from the U.S. Mint

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Here is a round-up of news developments from the U.S. Mint and some recommendations for 2013 coins to watch. Commemorative coins Unlike in years past when sales ended in mid-December, this year the U.S. Mint has decided to sell its 2013-dated commemorative coins until the last day of the […]

By November 8, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: West Point Sales Revised Lower; CCAC and U.S. Mint Disagree on Coin Designs

The Coin Analyst: West Point Sales Revised Lower; CCAC and U.S. Mint Disagree on Coin Designs

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… West Point set sales revised lower On October 25, late in the day on a Friday, the U.S. Mint confirmed what many astute collectors have suspected for the past several weeks: that substantially fewer 2013-W West Point Sets were sold than the number the Mint provided at the end […]

By October 30, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
BEP Initiative for US Paper Money to Help Visually Impaired. VIDEO: 2:57

BEP Initiative for US Paper Money to Help Visually Impaired. VIDEO: 2:57

Rosie Rios, United States Treasurer US Treasury Forum, August 15, 2013……… A program called Meaningful Access has been initiated at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to help the blind and visually impaired denominate Paper Money currency. Learn the specifics of how this program will help people. Copyright © CoinWeek – Chicago – August 2013 […]

By September 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Should the U.S. Mint Stop Physical Coin Sales ?

The Coin Analyst: Should the U.S. Mint Stop Physical Coin Sales ?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Longtime Numismatic News editor David Harper likes to write provocative columns and online posts. I do too, as they can help get debate going. In a “The Buzz” blog post  dated September 10th, he noted that the U.S. Mint plans to close its coin sales kiosk (really just a […]

By September 11, 2013 7 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: ANA Convention Highlights Include Buffalo Gold Coins and Future Plans of the U.S. Mint

The Coin Analyst: ANA Convention Highlights Include Buffalo Gold Coins and Future Plans of the U.S. Mint

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… At the recently-concluded American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois, the most important coin show of the year, a major highlight was the fact that the US Mint was selling the 2013-W American Reverse Proof Buffalo Gold Coin in person to show attendees. From the start […]

The Coin Analyst: West Point Set Shipments Delayed by Packaging, According to U.S. Mint

The Coin Analyst: West Point Set Shipments Delayed by Packaging, According to U.S. Mint

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………… West Point set delays A large number of purchasers of the 2013-W West Point silver eagle sets have been frustrated by ongoing delays in the shipment of their orders. Although they found out as soon as their orders were placed that the sets would not ship right away, many […]

The Coin Analyst: Modern U.S. Coin News Round-Up

The Coin Analyst: Modern U.S. Coin News Round-Up

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………… Summer used to be a slower time for coin collecting, but it is increasingly becoming just as busy as the rest of the year is. There are many interesting recent developments at the U.S. Mint. These include lower prices on its silver coins, the release of some exciting new […]

The Coin Analyst: West Point Graded Sets Moving Up; Baseball Coin Semi-Finals

The Coin Analyst: West Point Graded Sets Moving Up; Baseball Coin Semi-Finals

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… More on West Point graded sets While buyers of the 2013 West Point American Silver Eagle coin sets wait for the U.S. Mint to begin shipping their orders, which is expected to start on June 17, I have noticed that pre-order prices on e-Bay have increased substantially. This may be a sign that […]

The Coin Analyst: West Point Set Sales End at the Mint, as Graded Set Price Wars Begin

The Coin Analyst: West Point Set Sales End at the Mint, as Graded Set Price Wars Begin

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… On June 6 the U.S. Mint  ended sales of the special two-coin American Silver Eagle set marking the 75th anniversary of the West Point Mint. As of the previous day, 251,695 sets were sold, according to the Mint’s web site odometer, a number similar to the last day’s number for the 2012 San […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Coin News Round-Up

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Coin News Round-Up

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Allocations lifted on White Mountain coins and 1/10th ounce American Gold Eagles On May 28 the U.S. Mint (www.usmint.gov) announced to its network of Authorized Purchasers that it is lifting restrictions on sales of the 5-ounce silver America the Beautiful coin for the White Mountain National Forest. Prior to the launch of sales […]

US Mint Releases New 2013 West Point Silver Eagle Set. VIDEO: 3:49

US Mint Releases New 2013 West Point Silver Eagle Set. VIDEO: 3:49

Marc Landry, Plant Manager, US Mint, Philadelphia Interviewer: David Lisot The United States Mint continues its efforts to create new and interesting numismatic collectibles. Marc Landry runs the plant at the Philadelphia Mint and is also Acting Associate Director of Sales and Marketing. He describes the new Silver Eagle set available from the West Point […]

The Coin Analyst: West Point Silver Eagle Set Sales Break First-Day Records

The Coin Analyst: West Point Silver Eagle Set Sales Break First-Day Records

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Sales of the West Point Silver Eagle sets began at noon on May 9. According to David Harper of Numismatic News , during the first two hours 88,000 sets were sold, which is more than during the entire first day of sales of last year’s San Francisco sets. The 2012 sets sold 85,341 […]

The Coin Analyst: White Mountain Five-Ounce Silver Numismatic Coin Available May 16, as America the Beautiful Series Strives to Reach Series Maturity

The Coin Analyst: White Mountain Five-Ounce Silver Numismatic Coin Available May 16, as America the Beautiful Series Strives to Reach Series Maturity

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… After a three-month delay while the Mint determined mintage levels for the coins, the first 2013 five-ounce silver America the Beautiful coin for the White Mountain national park will be released on May 16. The next two coins in the series will follow on June 6 and 27. The last two for this […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint to Release West Point Silver Eagle Set May 9

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint to Release West Point Silver Eagle Set May 9

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… This spring is shaping up as a busy period for the U.S. Mint and an exciting, albeit expensive one for collectors of modern U.S. coins because so many coins are being released in rapid succession. On the heels of the release of the regular and silver proof sets, new presidential and Native American […]

The Coin Analyst: Bullion Coin Sales Go Parabolic, and U.S. Mint Announces Suspension of Sales of One-Tenth Ounce Gold Eagles

The Coin Analyst: Bullion Coin Sales Go Parabolic, and U.S. Mint Announces Suspension of Sales of One-Tenth Ounce Gold Eagles

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… In the week since precious metal prices suffered their biggest decline since the 1980’s, buyers of silver and gold coins and bars have been taking advantage of the lower prices at a frenzied pace.  That bodes well for those looking for higher prices. There are all kinds of factors that show there is a […]

United States Mint Opens Baseball Coin Design Competition

United States Mint Opens Baseball Coin Design Competition

The United States Mint today announced the opening of its Baseball Coin Design Competition that will culminate in the Department of the Treasury’s selection of the image for the obverse (heads side) of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins. On hand for the launch announcement in the Russell Senate Office Building were […]

By April 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint’s New Laser Frosting Technique Pushes the Envelope in Coin Design Process

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint’s New Laser Frosting Technique Pushes the Envelope in Coin Design Process

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Modern U.S. numismatic coins have until recently tended to be more conservative in their use of newer technologies. But major change is brewing at the U.S. Mint today. Steve Antonucci, who serves as branch manager for digital process and development at the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia, is at […]

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