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U.S. Mint News – United States Extends Suspension of Coin Exchange Program

U.S. Mint News – United States Extends Suspension of Coin Exchange Program

Under the authority of 31 U.S.C. 5120, the United States Mint established a program by which people and businesses could exchange bent and partial coins for reimbursement. Fused or mixed coins cannot be redeemed by the United States Mint. On November 2, 2015, the United States Mint suspended the exchange program for a period of […]

By April 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Sells Out Current Stock of 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin

U.S. Mint Sells Out Current Stock of 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin

By Coinweek News Staff …….   Less than an hour after it was made available to the public by the United States Mint, the new 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin was already on “Unavailable”. When the ordering period for the gold coin, issued for $205, opened at noon Eastern Time, thousands of buyers flooded the U.S. […]

By April 21, 2016 47 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin Sales Open April 21

U.S. Mint 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin Sales Open April 21

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin (product code 16XB) starting on April 21 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin has a mintage limit of 125,000 coins and an initial household order limit of 10. The Mint will continue to monitor […]

By April 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
2016 United States Mint Silver Proof Set Avail. April 18

2016 United States Mint Silver Proof Set Avail. April 18

Sales will open for the 2016 United States Mint Silver Proof Set (product code 16RH) April 18 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set contains the following 13 coins from the United States Mint at San Francisco: Three Presidential $1 Coins honoring Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, and Ronald Reagan; Five America the Beautiful […]

By April 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Reveals Images for Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. Mint Reveals Images for Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   At 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time today, the 65th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army – nicknamed the “Borinqueneers” – received the Congressional Gold Medal at a bipartisan ceremony in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol’s Visitor Center in Washington, DC. Images of the gold medal, released by […]

CoinWeek Exclusive Interview: Former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti – 4K Video

CoinWeek Exclusive Interview: Former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti – 4K Video

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan met up with former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti to discuss Mercanti’s relationship with U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Frank Gasparro; Mercanti’s approach to the coin design process; his work on the American Silver Eagle and the 1986 Statue of Liberty dollar; the U.S. Mint engraver he considers to be this generation’s Laura […]

U.S. Mint Increases Allocation of 2016 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins April 11

U.S. Mint Increases Allocation of 2016 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins April 11

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The United States Mint did something a little different this week, allocating 1,036,000 ounces of the 2016 American Silver Eagle bullion coin for purchase by authorized dealers. As confirmed by Mint spokesperson Michael White late last month, the Mint had been allocating an even one million ounces (coins) per […]

By April 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Modern US Coins – Mintage, Release Date Set for 2016 Gold Mercury Dime

Modern US Coins – Mintage, Release Date Set for 2016 Gold Mercury Dime

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The United States Mint just released new details about the highly anticipated 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin, including its launch date, finish quality, and mintage figures. The new gold Mercury dime will go on sale at 12 Noon Eastern Time on April 21. Mint officials are surely […]

US Modern Coins – 2016-W Mercury Dime Debuts

US Modern Coins – 2016-W Mercury Dime Debuts

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   At first glance the 2016-W Mercury Dime coins are very invocative of the classic 1916-D Mercury Dime. The coins will be nearly the exact size of the vintage Mercury Dime and contain 1/10 oz. of .9999 fine (24 karat) gold. To my complete surprise when walking […]

United States Mint to Celebrate National Coin Week

United States Mint to Celebrate National Coin Week

On April 5, the United States Mint announced activities on its website in support of National Coin Week April 17-23, 2016. The free, downloadable content is available to educators and youth organizations interested in learning about U.S. coins. Free lesson plans are offered for grades K-12 and cover subjects such as social studies, art, science, […]

By April 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Gerald Ford Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Avail. April 8

Gerald Ford Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Avail. April 8

The 2016 Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal SetTM – Gerald Ford (product code 16PE) will be available for purchase starting April 8 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set includes an uncirculated Gerald R. Ford Presidential $1 Coin and a bronze medal with the same images on the obverse and reverse that appear […]

By April 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
2016 American Eagle 1 oz Gold Uncirculated Coin Goes on Sale April 7

2016 American Eagle 1 oz Gold Uncirculated Coin Goes on Sale April 7

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin (product code 16EH) starting April 7 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Pricing for the coin is in accordance with the Mint pricing schedule for gold coins. These products are priced according to the range in which they appear […]

By April 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek IQ: Collectors Should be Aware of Problem MS70 American Silver Eagles – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Collectors Should be Aware of Problem MS70 American Silver Eagles – 4K Video

Coin Dealer and QA Check founder James Sego shares his valuable insights on the certified American Silver Eagle market and things you must avoid when buying coins that have been graded MS70 by either PCGS or NGC. We talk milk spots, the value of QA Check certification, and mistakes that could cost unsuspecting collectors thousands […]

Cumberland Gap Quarter Product Options Avail. April 4

Cumberland Gap Quarter Product Options Avail. April 4

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for product options with quarters honoring Cumberland Gap National Historical Park April 4 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Product options and their prices are as follows: Coins in the rolls and bags are struck on the main production floors of the United States Mint’s facilities at Denver, […]

By April 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
2016 American Buffalo 1 oz Gold Proof Coin Avail. March 31

2016 American Buffalo 1 oz Gold Proof Coin Avail. March 31

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin (product code 16EL) starting March 31 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin has been priced in accordance with the United States Mint pricing schedule for gold coins. Current pricing information is available here. Orders will be accepted […]

By March 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Set Released March 30

2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Set Released March 30

The United States Mint opened sales for the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set (product code 16AA) on March 30 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set contains 10 uncirculated quality quarters–five from the United States Mint at Philadelphia and five from the United States Mint at Denver–with reverse designs honoring Shawnee National […]

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2016 U.S. Mint Proof Set Sales Open April 1

2016 U.S. Mint Proof Set Sales Open April 1

The 2016 United States Mint Proof Set (product code 16RG) will be available for purchase starting April 1 at noon Eastern Time (EDT). This set includes the following coins from the bureau’s San Francisco facility: Three Presidential $1 Coins honoring Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, and Ronald Reagan; Five America the Beautiful Quarters® Program […]

By March 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
100th Anniversary National Park Service Commemorative Coins Now Available

100th Anniversary National Park Service Commemorative Coins Now Available

Potential for millions of dollars in national park support By National Park Foundation ……   The National Park Foundation, the National Park Service, and the United States Mint announced today that limited-edition coins honoring the National Park Service Centennial are now available for purchase online at catalog.usmint.gov/coins/commemoratives and today only at National Mall and Memorial […]

By March 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bullion Coins – U.S. Mint Confirms New American Gold Eagle Die Variety

Bullion Coins – U.S. Mint Confirms New American Gold Eagle Die Variety

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   United States Mint officials confirmed that thousands of 2016 American Eagle one-ounce gold bullion coins feature a high-relief die variety and have been released into public distribution channels. The design devices on the high-relief variety rise above the height of the coin’s rim, making it difficult to stack […]

U.S. Mint Coin Sales – American Gold Eagle Proof Coins Debut

U.S. Mint Coin Sales – American Gold Eagle Proof Coins Debut

Solid sales for American Silver Eagle bullion coins last week By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On Thursday, March 17, the United States Mint began offering the Proof versions of the 2016 American Gold Eagle product range. The popular one-tenth-ounce Gold Eagle Proof coin sold 8,036 pieces in its first week. The one-ounce Gold […]

By March 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
2016 U.S. Mint Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set Avail. March 29

2016 U.S. Mint Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set Avail. March 29

The 2016 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set (product code 16P2) will be available for purchase starting March 29 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This set contains six uncirculated Presidential $1 Coins–three each from United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver–with the portraits of former presidents Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, […]

By March 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Releases “How Coins are Made…For Kids!” Video

U.S. Mint Releases “How Coins are Made…For Kids!” Video

On Tuesday, March 22, the United States Mint today released its latest educational video, “How Coins Are Made…For Kids!” on the organization’s YouTube channel. The video features a mix of animations and live action footage and makes learning the basics of U.S. circulating coin production fun and engaging. Targeting younger audiences, the video is also […]

By March 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Groups & Organizations – Two Members Reappointed to CCAC

Numismatic Groups & Organizations – Two Members Reappointed to CCAC

The United States Mint today announced the reappointment of two members to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) — Donald Scarinci and Michael F. Moran. Mr. Scarinci was reappointed based on the recommendation of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). Mr. Scarinci was first appointed to the CCAC in 2005, and was reappointed in 2008 […]

By March 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Modern US Coins – 100th Anniversary National Park Service Commemoratives Avail. March 24

Modern US Coins – 100th Anniversary National Park Service Commemoratives Avail. March 24

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2016 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service Commemorative Coins March 24 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Public Law 113-291 authorizes the United States Mint to mint and issue 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 silver dollar coins, and 750,000 half dollar clad coins to commemorate the […]

By March 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Modern US Coins – Betty Ford First Spouse Gold Coin Avail. March 25

Modern US Coins – Betty Ford First Spouse Gold Coin Avail. March 25

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for Betty Ford First Spouse Gold Coins (product codes 16SC and 16SD) starting March 25 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The obverse features a portrait of Mrs. Ford with the inscriptions “BETTY FORD,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2016,” “38th,” and “1974-1977.” The obverse was designed by […]

By March 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Record Demand for American Silver Eagles Eludes U.S. Mint

Record Demand for American Silver Eagles Eludes U.S. Mint

By CoinWeek News Staff….   An Analysis of Year-to-Date Demand 2016 appears to be another record year for American Silver Eagles, because they’re already breaking records even only as winter turns to spring. United States Mint sales figures show that 5,954,500 Silver Eagles – nearly six million pieces – were sold in January, with 4,782,000 […]

Coins and the Law – United States Mint Retakes Possession of 1974-D Aluminum Cent

Coins and the Law – United States Mint Retakes Possession of 1974-D Aluminum Cent

The United States Mint announced today that it has taken possession of the 1974-D aluminum experimental one-cent specimen that has been the subject of a lawsuit. The coin was first certified by PCGS and then consigned for auction. Heritage Auctions displayed the coin at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, January […]

By March 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CCAC Accepting Applications for Two New Members

CCAC Accepting Applications for Two New Members

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135 (b), the United States Mint is accepting applications for appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) for two new members: one specially qualified to serve on the CCAC by virtue of his or her education, training, or experience in numismatic curation, and another representing the […]

By March 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Jeppson Delivers Written Testimony at Mint Director Confirmation Hearing

Jeppson Delivers Written Testimony at Mint Director Confirmation Hearing

By CoinWeek ….   On Tuesday, March 15, Principal Deputy Director of the United States Mint Rhett Jeppson met before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, chaired by Richard Shelby (R-AL), for a hearing on his nomination for Mint Director. Below is Jeppson’s prepared opening statement, which he delivered as his sworn […]

By March 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
2017 Boys Town Gold, Silver Commemorative Design Candidates

2017 Boys Town Gold, Silver Commemorative Design Candidates

By CoinWeek News Staff….   In an email dated March 14, Michael White of the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications released the following mock-up images of proposed designs for the obverse and reverse of the 2017 Boys Town Centennial commemorative coin program. The Boys Town commemorative program includes a $5 gold coin, a […]

 
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