Mike Unser

US Mint Sales: 2016 Uncirculated Coin Set, Ford $1 Cover DebutThe United States Mint logged stronger sales for about 64% of its collector products. Buying activity picked up from a rather humdrum previous week, supported by releases of the 2016 Mint Set and the 2016 Gerald R. Ford $1 Coin Cover.

Covers hold two circulating-quality dollars from the first day of their production. Released on May 17 for $19.95, the 2016 Ford $1 Coin Cover scored opening sales of 10,499 […]


US Mint Gold Coin Prices Expected to Drop on Wed., May 25On Wednesday, May 25, the United States Mint will likely trim prices on its suite of gold coins for collectors. Reductions would be as large as $50 for every ounce of gold they contain.

U.S. Mint policy is to set their gold coin prices based on a weekly average of London gold […]


Senate Bill Seeks Curved Apollo 11 50th Anniversary CoinsThe call just became louder to strike commemorate coins in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon.

In addition to a unique size, the collectibles would feature a curved shape to resemble the faceplate of an astronaut’s helmet and, if possible, a continuous design that would flow over their edges […]


2016 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set ReleasedOn Wednesday, May 18, the United States Mint started selling a collector set that includes this year’s major coins in uncirculated quality.

Sets like this one have been issued for decades, and they’re one of the U.S. Mint’s most popular annual products […]


US Mint Sales: Gold Mercury Dime Retreats FurtherThe U.S. Mint took a break from product launches last week so its latest sales report is kind of same ol’ same ol’ — even down to the agency’s best-sellers with 8 of the top 10 the same as a week earlier.

This week’s report does show a third straight sales regression for the 2016-W Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin […]


2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin PhotosThe U.S. Mint last month introduced its gold Mercury dime. This short article presents a video and high-resolution photos of the 24-karat gold coin that, for now, is no longer available. The collectible went on back order after about 20 minutes and became unavailable after 40.

This 10c gold piece is a 100th anniversary version of sculptor Adolph A. Weinman’s Winged Liberty Head dime […]


US Coin Production in April; Reagan $1 Mintages RevealedProduction of U.S. coins for circulation slowed in April and from a year ago, according to United States Mint figures released on Tuesday, May 10.

The data also shows mintages of the 2016 Ronald Reagan dollar, the last release in the U.S. Mint’s series of Presidential $1 Coins which honors former and deceased U.S. Presidents […]


US Mint Sales: Cumberland Gap 5 Oz. Coin and 3-Coin Set DebutThe U.S. Mint last week introduced two collectibles commemorating Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Sales of both opened a bit weaker than their sister products released earlier in the year.

Kicking last week off, the 2016 Cumberland Gap Quarters Three-Coin Set debuted on Monday, May 2, for $9.95 […]


Canadian 2016 Cherry Blossoms Silver Coin PhotosAn appealing silver coin depicting a blooming cherry blossom tree captured collectors’ interests when the Royal Canadian Mint released it in early March.

Limited to 6,500 coins, sales reached 82% within 24 hours of its public release. They were all gone within a few days […]


Ronald Reagan Bronze Medal PhotosThe United States Mint has struck Presidential medals since the early days of the nation when they were presented to important leaders at historic events such as treaty signings. Today, bronze medals of presidents are minted and sold to collectors.

In November, the U.S. Mint reissued medals honoring Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan […]