Mike Unser

US Mint Sales: Quarters Set Debuts, Buffalo GoneLast week the United States Mint released one product, the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set.

Launched on Nov. 18, the 10-coin set of circulating-quality quarters opened with sales of 11,574. The start is the quickest in the series to date and follows last year’s set which posted debut sales of 10,804 […]


Royal Canadian Mint 2015 Black Friday SpecialsThe Royal Canadian Mint is running Black Friday specials that include "3 deals." The Mint is advertising the 1-day only promotion on its website and in emails to customers.

Dubbed the "2015 Black Friday Bonanza Promotion" and lasting until Nov 28, 2015 at 3AM ET, the three deals are […]

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2015 Proof Platinum Eagles on Dec. 3, No Bullion EditionCollectible 2015-W Proof American Platinum Eagles will go on sale Dec. 3 with a surprisingly reduced mintage, the United States Mint revealed earlier today. The U.S. Mint also announced that it would not produce a companion bullion edition "due to a lag in obtaining a sufficient quantity of production platinum blanks."

The struggle in acquiring those blanks has sharply trimmed this year’s proof Platinum Eagle mintage. It fell to 4,000 coins from last year’s announced limit of 15,000 coins […]


2016 American Gold Eagle Release, 2015's Nearly GoneAll but one of the four different sized 2015 American Eagle gold bullion coins has now sold out. Demand for the coins has surged in recent weeks as gold prices hover around an almost 6-year low.

The United States Mint announced late Tuesday afternoon that it sold all remaining 1 ounce or $50 American Gold Eagles, and that no more would be produced […]


2016 American Silver Eagle Release, Last 2015s for RecordIt’s out with the old and in with the new. Earlier today, Nov. 24, the United States Mint announced that it would stop producing 2015 American Eagle silver bullion coins by Dec. 11 and that it would begin taking orders for the first 2016-dated issues on Jan. 11.

2015 American Silver Eagles will claim an annual sales record. That should happen by early next week, even as the U.S. Mint limits their sales […]


US Mint Restricts Weekly Silver Eagle Sales to 1 MillionThe United States Mint this week raised the number of American Eagle silver bullion coins available to its distributors.

The agency has limited Silver Eagle sales for much of the year to prevent periods of suspension. Demand for the coins usually exceeds supply. The U.S. Mint has the production capability to make many more but it is unable to acquire enough planchets for that to happen […]


US Mint Sales: 2015 $5 Gold Eagle Bullion Coin Sells OutAnother 2015 American Gold Eagle bullion coin sold out, the United States Mint announced Tuesday. The smallest 1/10-ounce coin is gone and no more will be made. It’s the second of the four 2015-dated bullion coins to sell out.

The U.S. Mint’s $5-denominated Gold Eagle reached sales this month of 100,000 coins after advancing by half as much in October […]

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2016 Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter PhotosTheodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota will be commemorated in 2016 under the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. As part of the quarter series, the U.S. Mint at San Francisco strikes proof quality versions for coin collectors.

We’re able to offer photos of next year’s coins because the San Francisco Mint was busy making them when we went stopped by to see a new robotic system for packaging proof sets […]


US Mint Limits Weekly Silver Eagle Sales to 900,000The United States Mint has fewer American Eagle silver bullion coins to sell this week after demand for them spiked last week. The bureau has rationed sales of Silver Eagles since their return after temporarily selling out in July.

This week’s allocation fell 18.7% to 900,000 coins […]


Reagan, Roosevelt, and Jefferson Medals ReturnThe United States Mint is reissuing Presidential bronze medals that were taken off sale several years ago.

The U.S. Mint had been offering medals of only the more recent presidents and those of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. Added to the Mint’s product line-up are […]