U.S. Mint Products for August: Regular and Reverse Proofs, Ornaments, and Apollo 11 and American Liberty Issues

by Mike Unser on August 5, 2019 · 6 comments

The United States Mint will release more than a dozen products this month, including a San Francisco Mint-struck proof American Silver Eagle, Apollo 11 coin and intaglio print combinations, a presidential silver medal, two ornaments, an American Liberty gold coin and silver medal, and San Antonio Missions coins.

U.S. Mint Products for August 2019

U.S. Mint images of three products that it will release in August. The agency during the month will actually issue more than a dozen products for collectors.

The West Point Mint’s proof Silver Eagle debuted in January and has sales so far of more than 300,000. The edition from San Francisco, which kicks of the U.S. Mint’s month with an Aug. 6 release, features the same proof finish and $55.95 price. Last year’s 2018-S American Proof Silver Eagle ended with sales of 158,785.

Two sets recognizing the 50th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing launch on Aug. 7. They are joint U.S. Mint-Bureau of Engraving and Printing products. Each has the same Kennedy-Apollo 11 Intaglio Print from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, which is available only by buying one of the sets. As for U.S. Mint inclusions, one set holds a 2019-W $5 Proof Apollo 11 Gold Coin and the other holds a 2019-P Proof Apollo 11 Silver Dollar. Both coins are also available separately, having been released in January.

Photo of 2019-W Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Coin

This CoinNews photo shows a 2019-W Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Coin. In addition to its availability separately, the gold piece will be available as part of a U.S. Mint-Bureau of Engraving and Printing set called the “Apollo 11 50th Anniversary 2019 Proof $5 Gold Coin and Kennedy-Apollo 11 Intaglio Print.”


2019-P Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar

This CoinNews photo shows a 2019-P Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar. In addition to its availability separately, the silver coin will be available as part of a U.S. Mint-Bureau of Engraving and Printing set called the “Apollo 11 50th Anniversary 2019 Proof Silver Dollar and Kennedy-Apollo 11 Intaglio Print.”

The James Monroe Presidential Silver Medal is available on the 8th. The medal depicting the fifth President of the United States is minted in 1 ounce of .999 fine silver. It is the third of four for release this year and, like them, is priced at $39.95. Past issues have logged to-date-sales of 21,333 (Washington) 16,690 (Adams); 13,306 (Jefferson); and 9,085 (Madison).

CoinNews photo James Madison Presidential Silver Medal

A CoinNews photo of the most recently released (May 6) James Madison Presidential Silver Medal

It’s been awhile since collectors have seen a holiday-themed U.S. Mint ornament. There are two for this year, each at $24.95. Both feature an uncirculated Kennedy half-dollar held against an official United States Mint Seal. One of the ornaments is designed for children, featuring the agency’s Mighty Minters™.

There’s a catch-up product scheduled for release near mid-month (Aug. 14), the 2018-S American Innovation $1 Coin bearing a reverse proof finish with mirror-like designs against frosted backgrounds. The dollar features the first design from a multi-year coin series that celebrates innovation and innovators from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the five U. S. territories. The 2018-dated reverse proof dollar will cost $9.95. It has a mintage limit of 75,000. The regular proof version from the San Francisco Mint has sales so far of 184,113.

Photo 2018-S Proof American Innovation Dollar - Reverse

This CoinNews photo shows a 2018-S Proof American Innovation dollar. An “inverted proof” or reverse proof edition of the coin becomes available on Aug. 14.

Then there are the 2019-W $100 American Liberty Gold Coin and 2019 American Liberty Silver Medal which launch on the 15th. (See images of the pair.) The two collectibles are produced in high-relief. The medal is a first in that it boasts a 2.5-ounce weight. Its price is $99.95.

Wrapping up the month are quarter products and a five-ounce silver coin with reverses honoring San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas. The design is the 49th from the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful quarter dollar series. Prices for the quarters range from $32.95 to $46.95. The 5-ounce coin is $154.95.

Here’s a listing of scheduled U.S. Mint products for August:

U.S. Mint Product Schedule for August

Release Dates Numismatic Products Price
Aug. 6 2019-S Proof American Silver Eagle $55.95
Aug. 7 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary 2019 Proof $5 Gold Coin and Kennedy-Apollo 11 Intaglio Print TBD
Aug. 7 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary 2019 Proof Silver Dollar and Kennedy-Apollo 11 Intaglio Print TBD
Aug. 8 James Monroe Presidential Silver Medal $39.95
Aug. 13 Mighty Minters 2019 Ornament $24.95
Aug. 13 United States Mint 2019 Ornament $24.95
Aug. 14 2018-S Reverse Proof American Innovation $1 Coin $9.95
Aug. 15 2019-W American Liberty Gold Coin TBD
Aug. 15 2019 American Liberty Silver Medal $99.95
Aug. 26 2019 San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Quarters (Rolls and Bags) $32.95-$46.95
Aug. 29 2019-P San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins $154.96

 

U.S. Mint products launch at noon (ET) on the day of their release. Product information and ordering is available through the Mint’s website at catalog.usmint.gov or by phone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

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Far too many products – imho….

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This might ensure the sell out of the $5 Apollo Proof. Might also mean the Unc $5 will end at 11,000 plus. Still prefer the Proof even thou the Unc will likely be much more expensive in the future.

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Tacky Xmas ornaments again!!?? The Mint sold such tacky, kitsch trinkets in the 1990s & wound up having their first sale in Mint history to get rid of all that crap! And at $24.95 a piece, you can get a sterling silver one by Gorham for $50. lol

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the ornament is weird – it shows the reverse of the half dollar but the observe is covered up with some generic US mint shield… So what’s up with that – too creepy to have kennedy displayed on your xmas tree I guess?

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What’s with the reverse proof Innovation Dollar? I actually like it, but clearly this 2018 dated coin was minted in 2019 (I can’t imagine it’s been in storage for 8-9 months awaiting packaging material from the printer).

Isn’t the mint not allowed to put non-current dates on coins? (Yes, I know, the ’65 Coinage Act allowed ’64 and ’65 coins later minting during that specific “coin emergency”).

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The American Liberty $100 gold coin will NOT be a Proof. It will be an enhanced Uncirculated coin.

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