Mike Unser

US Mint Sales: Grace Coolidge Gold Coins DebutNew to U.S. Mint sales charts this week are the 24-karat Grace Coolidge First Spouse Gold Coins in proof and uncirculated finishes.

Released on July 17, they launched one week after the inaugural 2014 issues of First Spouse Gold Coins honoring Florence Harding [...]


Photos of 2014 Australian Kangaroo High Relief Silver CoinThe Perth Mint earlier this month started selling its latest annually issued 2014 Proof Australian Kangaroo High Relief Silver Coin.

We’ve covered new releases for a few years since the Perth started striking them in 2010. They’ve always caught my attention. This year I remembered to pick one up to see what I was missing [...]


2014 Gold Kennedy Half-Dollar Purchases Limited by AgeIn-person purchases of the dual-dated 1964-2014 Proof Gold Kennedy Half-Dollar will be limited to those who are 18 and older, the United States Mint said in a brief memo sent to news media on Monday.

Collectors will have the opportunity to order the unique halves beginning on Aug. 5, 2014. Ordering on the 5th opens at [...]


Trip to West Point Mint Begins... Stay TunedThis week my brother Darrin and I are visiting the U.S. Mint at West Point. This will be Darrin’s first visit and my second. I was there last year for a media event that shined spotlights on the history of the site and its 75th anniversary.

One of the anticipated highlights for this latest trip is watching how 50th Anniversary 24K Gold Kennedy half-dollars are made [...]


US Mint 2015 24K Gold Ultra-High Relief Coin and Silver Medal?On Thursday, July 17, the U.S. Mint announced that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will discuss a "potential 2015 24K Gold Ultra-High Relief Coin and accompanying silver medal."

The CCAC will hold the public meeting via teleconference at 3:00 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 [...]


2013 Proof Set Sells Out, Sales Top Prior YearSales ended this week for the 2013 Proof Set. The United States Mint tagged the set’s product page with "sold out" and added it to the "No Longer Available" section of its website.

The popularity of annual sets has been receding in recent years, although orders for the 2013 Proof Set topped those from 2012 [...]


US Mint Sales: Quarters Sets, $1 Covers and Gold Coins DebutNew products boosted sales for the United States Mint last week. Collectors’ wallets opened to pay for new quarters sets, new $1 coin covers, and new gold coins. U.S. Mint sales data also shows a much wider mixing of older product purchases than the previous week.

The newly introduced U.S. Mint products include [...]


US Mint Sales Plans for 50th Anniversary Kennedy HalvesEarlier today, July 16, the United States Mint revealed its sales plans for the three products commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Half-Dollar.

Details included initial inventory levels and ordering limits at Mint retail shops and the upcoming ANA convention [...]


2014 Baseball Clad Half-Dollar Limits Lifted, Sales JumpThe United States Mint has removed ordering limits for the curved 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Clad Half-Dollars.

When the popular commemorative coins celebrating the diamond anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame went on sale Mar. 27 [...]


Canadian 2014 $200 Towering Forests Silver Coin for $200The Royal Canadian Mint is accepting orders for its limited-edition 2014 $200 Towering Forests Silver Coin, the first release from the Landscapes of the North series of $200 silver coins that sell at face value.

Composed in 2 ounces of 99.99% fine silver, this coin is not only the first in a new series but it is also the first time in the [...]