US Mint Products in February Include Quarters, Dollars and $10 American Liberty

by CoinNews.net on February 2, 2018 · 9 comments

The United States Mint will release products this month that include coins in clad, silver and gold and in sizes ranging from 1/10 ounce to 5 ounces.

US Mint Products for Collectors

The U.S. Mint will release more than a dozen products in February, including quarters, dollars and a $10

Several of the coins feature one-year-only designs. Many belong to a family of annual products — you may want to consider subscribing to some of these using the U.S. Mint’s enrollment program to save money on shipping.

A summary of the upcoming products are below.

2018 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarters

On Feb. 5, Pictured Rocks quarters in circulating quality become available. The coin marks the first 2018-dated release from the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program and features a reverse design emblematic of the national lakeshore in Michigan.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarter - reverse

Michigan’s Pictured Rocks quarter depicts Chapel Rock and the white pine tree that grows atop. The quarter is the first of five for 2018.

Product options include rolls and bags of quarters struck from minting facilities in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco. Prices range from $18.95 for a single 40-coin roll of San Francisco struck quarters to $46.95 for a three-roll set with one roll from each of the three facilities.

This is an annual product series that is available by enrollment.

2018 American Liberty 1/10 oz. Gold Proof Coin

Set to launch on Feb. 8, the 2018 $10 American Liberty 1/10 oz. gold coin shows the same designs as the 2017 $100 edition. (See photos of the 2017 gold coin). That one is in high relief and struck from an ounce of 99.99% fine gold.

2017 American Liberty Gold Coin - Obverse and Reverse

These two CoinNews photos show the obverse and reverse of the 1-ounce, 2017-dated American Liberty gold coin. This year’s coin is a smaller version, minted in 1/10-ounce gold.

This piece is being offered as a more affordable option to last year’s coin, which is still available for $1,740 and has sales of 27,580. Its smaller 1/10-ounce size lacks the high-relief of last year’s coin but it has the same proof finish. The coin’s price will be set on Feb. 7 — one day before its release, and it can change weekly. If it launched today, it would be $215.

2018 Pictured Rocks Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

Debuting on Feb. 9 for $154.95, the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 5-ounce silver coin has the same designs as the earlier mentioned Pictured Rocks quarter. The detail differences between the two are obvious given their size differences with quarters having a 0.955 inch diameter compared to 3.000 inches for the silver coin.

Effigy Mounds Quaters and 5 ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

This CoinNews photo highlights the size difference between quarters and 5-ounce coins. (Shown: A roll of 2017 Effigy Mounds quarters and a companion 2017 Effigy Mounds 5-Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.

Prices for 5-ounce 99.9% fine silver series coins are $5 higher this year.

This is an annual product series that is available by enrollment.

2018 Native American $1 Coin

The program of Native American $1 Coins features annually changing reverses. The 2018 dollar design was unveiled in December with images of the coin published last week. It depicts Jim Thorpe, while the foreground highlights his achievements in football and as an Olympian.

2018 Native American $1 Coin - Sacagawea Obverse and Jim Thorpe Reverse

2018 Native American $1 Coin (obverse and reverse)

Circulating quality 2018 Native American dollars are planned for Feb. 15. Available product options will include dollars in U.S. Mint-branded 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags, and 250-coin boxes from production facilities in Philadelphia and Denver. Their prices will range from $32.95 to $275.95.

This is an annual product series which is available by enrollment.

2018 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarters Three-Coin Set

A three-coin set of Pictured Rocks quarters will go on sale Feb. 20. Sets include a proof quarter from San Francisco and two uncirculated quarters with one from Denver and the other from Philadelphia.

Photo 2017 Effigy Mounds National Monument Quarters Three-Coin Set

This CoinNews photo shows last year’s first released three-coin set. This year’s first issue from the series will feature Pictures Rocks quarters held in packaging emblematic of the national lakeshore.

Expect to pay $9.95, the same price for sets from 2017.

This is an annual product series which is available by enrollment.

2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set

Lastly, this year’s silver set of proof quarters will go on sale Feb. 22. In addition to the already talked about Pictured Rocks quarter, the set will include quarters honoring Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin, Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota, Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia, and Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island.

2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set Photo

A CoinNews photo of a lens holding last year’s silver proof quarters from the SF Mint.

Coins of the set are struck at the San Francisco Mint and bear an ‘S’ mint mark. Pricing is $33.95, representing a $2 increase from last year.

This is another annual product that is available by enrollment.

US Mint February 2018 Product Schedule

Here’s a grid breaking down the scheduled U.S. Mint products for February:

Release
Dates
Numismatic
Products
Prices
Feb 5 2018 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarter Rolls and Bags $18.95-$46.95
Feb 8 2018 American Liberty One-Tenth Ounce Gold Proof Coin TBD
Feb 9 2018 Pictured Rocks Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin $154.95
Feb 15 2018 Native American $1 Coin Rolls and Bags $32.95-$275.95
Feb 20 2018 Pictured Rocks Three-Coin Set $9.95
Feb 22 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set $33.95

 

Collector products launch at noon (ET) on the day of their release. Orders may then be placed through the U.S. Mint website at catalog.usmint.gov or by phone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

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Greetings my fellow numismatists and investors of precious metals.
I am in a bit of a pickle and would appreciate any feedback. I am pleased to read that the new 2018 Lady Liberty gold coin is at 1/10 of an ounce as I have been contemplating buying the 2017 version 1 ounce gold proof / graded. The price is holding me back as I have my investor hat on right now. I appreciate the beauty of the coin but am in investor mode right now and cannot make the numbers work. Does anyone feel that the 2017 1 ounce Lady Liberty gold has any future upswing?

Any feed back would be greatly appreciated.

Mouse

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Mouse – IMHO, the 2017 1-oz version of this coin caused quite a stir here in the USA among collectors, unfortunately to the down side. Racism is alive & well unfortunately in the USA. When the design of the African-American female as Lady Liberty (a first on any coin or medal the U.S. Mint has ever struck in 225 years last year), was released to the public here, the Mint had to shut down its Facebook account temporarily due to extreme negative racist comments. The largest numismatic publication in the world, Coin World, also suspended its social media on the topic due to the same situation. A poll by the largest association of the most prominent coin dealers in the USA, the Professional Numismatists Guild, of its free website users (collectors, investors, dealers, flippers etc.) showed a vote that approximately 70% said they would not buy this coin. The current… Read more »

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Mouse – how you doing! you write like an English Gent* i like that, well you did ask for any feedback, so here,s mine, as far as the 1.oz go,s, for an investment & your not flip’n it, unless it happens to go throw the roof, save your cash$ & just buy a raw one from the mint, and wait for a sell out, & sea how the market is doing with them over time, for the raw, and 69 plus the cream of the crop a 70 grade, i* have to say that over time, you will get back more than what you payed for the raw coin, how much is anyone*s guess, also if you* or any of your coin bud*s you trust say it looks like a sure shot for a 70 grade, i mean what are the odd,s with new coins today, its a 50/50 shot… Read more »

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Mr. Mouse, A few coin acquaintances and I analyzed the 255th Liberty Gold coin last year from an ‘eyes wide open’ perspective, here’s the take-a-ways from our assessment: The 225th HR Liberty has the potential to be a Classic Coin, through: – 1st Proof HR – Raised edge lettering – Nice design – And association with the 225th Mint’s B-day However.., the U.S. Mint destroyed any near-term potential ramp up in appreciation with that idiotic 100,000 mintage running for 2 years, which is likely to remain on sale until the 2019 Gold Liberty is released. Had the mint limited the mintage to 20,000 to 25,000.., then we would have had a Big Winner! Now, to Seth’s point above, I do believe that is an issue with the U.S. market, though I’ve also felt that many of our 1 oz special gold releases go overseas and STAY THERE, …to Asia and… Read more »

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Thanks so much for the input my fellow collectors and investors. Seth: I am definitely not used to national racism and truly value the beauty of the coin. Canada is not immune to systemic racism. When it comes to the indigenous population, and their contributions that helped build our great country, they are just now receiving recognition. Sadly the coins produced by the RCM that show case their historical contributions are only worth their weight in gold and have a very low collector market. I agree with you fully that the RCM is now starting to produce collector and bullion coin designs catered to an international market. I am very proud of my mint as Canada is truly a melting pot and every culture that helped build this beautiful nation deserves credit for their contributions. I was hoping that the USA mint was going to ask its population for input… Read more »

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To all new to the art of coin collecting, your buying money,you will always get money back for a worthy coin or coins if you decide to sell, don’t jump the gun, be cool, right down to the last tic,their so many options to buy and sell today, because of this computer & high Tex phones,both of which i* don’t master, just do something that i hardly did as a kid, home work, before you buy and sell, anything for that matter, don’t be mister’fie or bluffed, just like the song, hold them, fold them, count your *blessing everyday, & judge a book by its cover, judge a book for what it is, don’t follow if it don’t feel right, march to your own drum, listen for the rooster, keep your eye on the sky day & night, rain & shine*.

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Thanks again for the input my fellow numismatist, always learning. I made my purchase last night and kept my investor hat on lol. Now I get to shift back to my numismatist hat and purchase for the balance between art and currency. I will definitely be grabbing a few 1-10 ounce Liberty coins in a few short days. One thing I have noticed is that gold magically moves on the upswing right before a new gold coin release. Coincidence or freak luck for the mint, who knows.

Happy collecting my friends and I always appreciate your input and education.

Mouse

Joe Brown
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I say *Mouse man, it’s all ”who is behind the curtain” at the time, look at the rise of palladium before my *country minted our first coin. Well, i must say the *Eagle has landed safe again. A *Victory, ring* the *bell of *LIBERTY*. Be *proud* Patriot* Nation, & the *+*Father*Son* & the *Holy* Ghost* The Star* of the *PATRIOT* is and will always shine* all so* so* bright*, know matter what, the three of you will never be *+*Defeated*, you three started out as the *mustard* watch how your garden grow*, you were third in line *ghost* you are forever*******young*, all three, will *know who to hand off & pass *your* torch*to, ”never cut your circuit*keep the * of the *PATRIOT* BRIGHT* it*s all *so *good*, i* gotta take a long winters nape*DREAM*+*ON*.

Joe Brown
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Yup! as always a day late a $. shot- a *True *Patriot is never not done, i,ll be careful what i* which for next time, will i* ever learn *god, in you i* trust*+*, i got to shut my *ii*, wake me up in the morning *light.