Mike Unser

Phase I of Apollo 11 Coin Design Competition Nears EndJust a few days remain to submit an application to enter the competition to design Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins. The event invites artists to design an image that is emblematic of the United States Space Program leading up to the first manned moon landing.

The deadline for Phase One of the contest ends Thursday, June 29. By that time […]

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2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal PhotosThis article presents photos of a United States Mint flagship 225th anniversary product, the 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal.

Released on June 14, the Philadelphia Mint-produced medal is composed from an ounce of 99.9% fine silver and features a collector proof finish […]


American Innovation $1 Coin Act Introduced in SenateLegislation authorizing a 56-coin series of numismatic $1 coins for American innovation was introduced June 8 in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT).

The bill, named the American Innovation $1 Coin Act, S. 1326, marks a first for the Senate but sister bills have been presented more than once in the House […]


2019 Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin Designs ReviewedIn 2019, the United States Mint will produce and sell curved Apollo 11 Commemorative Coins in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon.

Products will include $5 gold coins, silver dollars, clad half-dollars, and 5-ounce $1 silver coins with common obverse (heads) and reverse (tails) designs […]


US Mint Sales: 'Liberty' Products Log Better GainsThe 2017 American Liberty Silver Medal is new to U.S. Mint sales boards. Having already talked about its early sales, we’ll pivot straight to some other points of interest.

Sixty-eight of the Mint’s numismatic products outperformed their prior weekly gains compared to the last report’s total of 174. All those with "Liberty" in their name were among the stronger performers […]


American Liberty Fractional Gold Coin Possible for 2018The United States Mint is considering an American Liberty fractional gold coin for 2018. The potential coin was briefly discussed today, June 21, at a Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meeting in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Mint officials offered some background, describing the fractional piece as a more affordable option for collectors and the proposed size popular based on historical sales […]


2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal Sales at 33,075First-day sales of the dual-dated 1792-2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal reached 24,233 pieces. Buyers claimed another 8,842 up to and through the weekend, bringing the medal’s total to 33,075 sold.

The collectible launched on Wednesday, June 14, for $59.95. Struck in an ounce of 99.9% pure silver to a proof finish at the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia […]


U.S. Coin Production Rises to 1.15 Billion in MayU.S. coin production picked up in May after slowing to a four-month low in April, according to the latest manufacturing figures from the United States Mint.

The data also shows mintages for DC’s Frederick Douglass quarter, the second of this year’s five differently designed quarters […]


US Mint Sales: 2017 Silver Proof Set, Ozark Riverways Quarters DebutEarly U.S. Mint sales figures are now available for quarters celebrating Missouri’s Ozark National Scenic Riverways and a silver set of 2017 coins.

Released last week on Tuesday, June 5, the Ozark Riverways quarter is the third of five 2017-dated issues […]


US Mint Sales: 217 Uncirculated Gold Eagle DebutsNew on United States Mint sales boards this week is the 2017-W $50 Uncirculated American Gold Eagle.

The annually issued 22-karat gold coin launched last Thursday for $1,575.00 and went on to log four-day sales of 1,881, ranking right in the middle of the pack with other recent issues […]

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