Mike Unser

2016 American Platinum Eagle Bullion Sales Open at 17,100U.S. Mint authorized distributors for the first time on Monday could order bullion 2016 American Platinum Eagles.

They bought with intensity, scooping up 17,100 coins by the end of the day — a tally that’s already 200 more than the amount sold in all of 2014, which was the last year the bullion coins were offered […]


US Mint Expands Product Releases for AugustThe United States Mint has been tweaking its online release schedule for August, adding launch dates and updating destination pages with information and product images.

New to the schedule are two 1-ounce, .999 fine silver medal versions of last year’s 2015 $100 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin […]


Plymouth 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act IntroducedA new House bill is calling for gold, silver and clad coins to feature designs celebrating the 400th anniversary of the landing and settlement of Plymouth Colony, the signing of the Mayflower Compact, and the role of the Wampanoag people personified by the "First Thanksgiving" feast.

Modern commemorative coins are typically produced and sold for only one calendar year. For the Plymouth 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coins […]


US Mint Sales: Harpers Ferry 5 oz Coin and 3-Coin Set DebutThe U.S. Mint’s two newest collectibles commemorate Harpers Ferry National Historical Park of West Virginia. Sales of both opened in the middle of the pack compared to sister products released earlier this year.

Kicking last week off, the 2016 Harpers Ferry Quarters Three-Coin Set went on sale Monday, July 11, for $9.95. The set posted starting sales of […]

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2016 Bullion American Platinum Eagle Launches on July 25Next Monday, July 25, the United States Mint will begin taking orders for the 2016 $100 American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin.

The series of 1-ounce, .9995 fine platinum bullion coins was introduced in 1997 as an annual product for investors but has not always been issued […]


US Mint Ends 2016 American Silver Eagle RationingThe United States Mint is no longer limiting how many 2016 American Eagle silver bullion coins it sells. Rationing ended this morning, July 18, the agency told its network of bullion distributors called "Authorized Purchasers."

AP’s include major coin and precious metals dealers, brokerage companies, and other participating financial intermediaries who buy U.S. Mint bullion coins in bulk and then […]


US Mint Sales: Reagan Coin & Medal Set DebutFor a second week in a row Reagan products claimed top spots in the list of weekly best sellers for the United States Mint. The new 2016 Reagan $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set led them all.

Released on July 5, the set includes a Ronald Reagan dollar and a Nancy Reagan bronze medal for $9.95. Collectors scooped up 5,910 of them in six days. That’s not only quicker than starts of this year’s previous sets featuring the Fords and Nixons, it’s already higher than their current sales […]


U.S. Coin Production Tops 8.3B in First Half of 2016U.S. coin production increased for a second straight month in June with United States Mint facilities in Philadelphia and Denver pressing over 1.5 billion coins for circulation, the most since October.

With this year’s string of strong production months, the U.S. Mint is on track to make the second most coins since 2001, having already made more than 8.3 coins through the first half of the year […]


2018 Quarter and 5 Oz Coin Design CandidatesThe Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) have recommended designs for 2018-dated America the Beautiful Quarters and companion five-ounce silver coins.

America the Beautiful Quarters celebrate sites around the United States and its territories. The five up for honors in 2018 are […]


US Mint Sales: 2016 Reagan Coins DebutSeries-ending United States Mint products launched last week, including coins honoring Ronald and Nancy Reagan. They sold quickly despite their release on Friday, and ahead of Independence Day weekend.

2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins logged 4-day sales of 2,220 with splits of 1,428 for the proof and 792 for the uncirculated […]

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