Mike Unser

Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin Mintage TripledThe United States Mint has announced mintage limits for next year’s First Spouse Gold Coins, keeping those honoring Elizabeth Truman, Mamie Eisenhower and Lady Bird Johnson at 10,000 like this year’s issues while boosting the two featuring Jacqueline Kennedy up to 30,000.

From 2011 to 2014, the U.S. Mint notes that sales of the 24-karat gold coins have been similar with fewer than [...]

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US Mint Sales: Core Sets and Silver Eagles LeadThe month-long dry spell for United States Mint product releases ends today with Hoover Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets launching. Next week’s sales report will have it to talk about.

This week, it’s the basics once again. Core annual sets and Silver Eagles continued to lead sales, taking the top four selling spots [...]

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Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Congressional Gold Medal DesignsCandidate designs for the Congressional Gold Medal honoring Doolittle Tokyo Raiders have been created and reviewed in preparation for the United States Mint to strike it and produce bronze duplicates for sale to the public.

Public Law 113-106 awarded the gold medal to celebrate World War II members of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders for outstanding heroism, valor, skill, and service to the United States in conducting the bombings of Tokyo [...]

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American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal DesignsCandidate designs for the Congressional Gold Medal honoring American Fighter Aces have been crafted and reviewed in preparation for the United States Mint to strike it and create bronze duplicates for sale to the public.

Public Law 113-105 authorized the gold medal to collectively honor American Fighter Ace in recognition of their heroic military service and defense of our country’s freedom throughout the history of aviation warfare [...]

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US Mint Coin Production in September ClimbsUnited States Mint facilities in Philadelphia and Denver struck more coins in September than the previous month but fewer than a year earlier, circulating coin production figures published Thursday by the agency reveal.

Figures show a September output of 1,004,240,000 in pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters for a 10% pick up from the previous month and a dip of 8.7% from a year ago [...]

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US Mint Sales: Sold Out Products AdjustedThis week’s sales report from the United States Mint marks a second in a row without newly released products. There will be yet another before a new row is added to sales charts.

What is perhaps most interesting in the latest report is the number of sold out products that had their totals adjusted [...]

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Canadian 2014 $2 'Wait For Me, Daddy' Circulation Coin ReleasedCommemorating the 75th anniversary of the declaration of World War II, the Royal Canadian Mint has released into circulation the 2014 $2 Wait For Me, Daddy coin. It is also selling a 5-coin pack of them for $10.

On coin reverses is a design inspired by an iconic photograph of a tender moment in Canada during the Second World War [...]

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More World Coin News, Popular ArticlesNew world coins from the Perth Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint attracted the most reads among the 19 articles on CoinNews last week.

U.S. coin news centered on the Mint’s new website as well as some designs for upcoming coins and medals [...]

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US Mint Shopping Site "Need to Knows"The United States Mint sent out a memo today, Oct. 3, with information about its new shopping site, saying they wanted to aid customers in updating their account information and to also address possible concerns about what information was transferred from the old ordering system to the new one [...]

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2014 Platinum Eagle Bullion Coin Sales End at 16,700Wednesday, Oct. 1, was the last day for distributors to buy 2014 American Platinum Eagle Bullion Coins from the United States Mint. Sales of the 99.95% pure platinum coins kicked off on Mar. 10, 2014 after a five-year hiatus. They will continue again in early January with new 2015-dated versions.

Early demand was solid for this year’s coin with 8,500 ordered on the first day [...]

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