Mike Unser

Senate Passes Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin ActOn Wednesday, March 25, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act.

Numbered S.301 and introduced by Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer on Jan. 29, 2015, the bill seeks $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins, and half-dollar clad coins to celebrate the Boys Town’s 100th anniversary […]


US Mint Sales: 2015 Native American $1 Coins DebutLast week, the United States Mint introduced seven new collectible products. They logged solid early sales.

The Native American $1 Coin series has annually changing designs with the newest coin emblematic of Mohawk high iron workers, builders of New York City and other skylines […]


2014 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set Sales Open at 20,529A late release made little difference to the sales start for the 2014-dated Limited Edition Silver Proof Set. Similar to past issues, it enjoyed strong early demand, the latest sales figures from the United States Mint show.

Release on March 17, 2015, collectors scooped up 20,529 by March 22 […]

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2015 ATB Quarters Silver Proof Set PhotosTwo proof sets of 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters launched last month – one in clad for $14.95 and one in silver for $31.95. This article presents a photo overview of the set of five silver quarters.

Proof coins are very popular with collectors because their frosted design elements attractively contrast against their mirror-like backgrounds. They’re more brilliant and […]


2015 Proof Set, Unc. Silver Eagle and Popular NewsTwo annually issued United States Mint products launch this week, another Silver Eagle edition and a proof set with all the year’s regular coins.

On Tuesday, March 24, the U.S. Mint introduces its 14-coin Proof Set for $32.95. This set of clad coinage is one of the Mint’s most popular products with sales likely to end at over 700,000 […]


Homestead Five Ounce Silver Coin PhotosThe year’s first 2015 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins are out. Sold by the United States Mint, they’re very similar, yet different.

Sharing a design symbolic of Homestead National Monument of American in Nebraska, there’s the bullion version intended for investors that launched on Feb. 17 and the uncirculated edition for collectors that went on sale March 5. This article presents a photo overview of the two […]


First Spouse Designs Selected for 2015 Gold CoinsThe U.S. Mint earlier this week unveiled designs for the one-half ounce 24-karat 2015 First Spouse Gold Coins commemorating Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy and Lady Bird Johnson.

Four obverse and four reverse designs prevailed among a combined fifty-two candidates for the spouses of the 33rd to 36th Presidents of the United States […]


2015 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set PhotosThe United States Mint last week started selling its 2015 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set for $18.95. This short article presents a photo overview of the set of five clad dollars which scored six-day starting sales 110,863.

Inside the set are collector proof versions of the $1 coins commemorating Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson […]


March of Dimes Silver Dollar PhotosOn Friday, March 13, the U.S. Mint released 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollars in collector qualities of proof and uncirculated. In the first 12 hours, sales reached 24,376 coins for a total of $1,120,633. As usual, proofs dominated. Buyers grabbed 16,436 of them compared to 7,940 uncirculated coins.

The proof edition, struck at the West Point Mint, has frosted design foregrounds and mirror-like backgrounds. The other collectible coin […]


US Mint Seeks Input on Coin CompositionsThe United States Mint has announced March 18, 2015 as the date for a second stakeholder meeting to continue its mandate in researching cheaper compositions for circulating coins.

U.S. Mint FY 2014 figures show production and distribution costs total 1.7 cents for a penny; 8.1 cents for a nickel; 3.9 cents for a dime; and 9 cents for a quarter […]