Mike Unser

US Mint Numismatic Gold Coin Prices May DeclineUnited States Mint numismatic gold coin prices are poised for reductions Wednesday, keeping them better aligned with falling gold.

Wednesdays are when the U.S. Mint averages recent┬áLondon gold Fix prices┬áto determine if there’s the need to lower or raise its product pricing [...]

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2014 Great Sand Dunes 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin ReleasedGreat Sand Dunes National Park makes one of its final appearances on a collectible product with today’s United States Mint release of a three-inch, five ounce silver coin bearing a reverse design emblematic of the site in Colorado.

New from the U.S. Mint is the 2014-P Great Sand Dunes silver coin, the fourth issue of the year and the 24th overall from the series of America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins [...]

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5 Oz Coins, $1 Sets, US Mint Visits, and Popular Coin NewsThis week the United States Mint will introduce two products. Up first, on Monday, is the 2014-P Great Sand Dunes National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin for $154.95. Then on Tuesday comes 2014 Presidential $1 Coin Sets from Philadelphia and Denver for $12.95 each.

We’ll offer coverage on these releases, new world mint coins, plus stories about our recent trips to the West Point Mint and San Francisco Mint [...]

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US Mint Sales: Eleanor Roosevelt Gold Coins DebutWith last week cut short by the U.S. Labor Day holiday, United States Mint product releases were limited to 2014-W Eleanor Roosevelt First Spouse Gold Coins.

Collectors in the early going claimed 1,181 of the proof Eleanor Roosevelt gold coins and 629 of the uncirculated Eleanor Roosevelt gold coins for a total of 1,810 — the highest start this year [...]

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US Mint Sales: FDR $1s and Great Sand Dunes Quarters DebutGreat Sand Dunes National Park Quarters, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coins and a Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set show up on U.S. Mint sales charts for the first time.

Released last week before the extended U.S. Labor Day Weekend, the new products helped buoy sales overall [...]

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Trip to San Francisco Mint Begins... Stay TunedThis week my brother Darrin and I are visiting the U.S. Mint at San Francisco. This will be Darrin’s first visit and my second. I was there early last year and had a great time.

Like our visit to the West Point Mint five weeks ago, we hope to get a sneak peak at 50th anniversary Kennedy coinage. The San Francisco Mint is striking enhanced uncirculated halves for the upcoming four-coin 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection [...]

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Assaying Gold at the West Point MintThe United States Mint is a powerhouse maker of bullion coins… there’s no bigger in the world. It takes tons of silver and gold to manufacture them. Last year alone, numbers exceeded 42.6 million ounces of silver for American Silver Eagles and neared 1.7 million ounces of gold for American Gold Eagles and American Gold Buffalos.

All the gold and most of the silver bullion coins are struck in West Point, under the helm of plant manager Ellen McCullom. The facility is among the more unique of the Mint’s four production plants. It not only [...]

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US Mint Sales: 2014 Baseball HOF Coins AdjustedUnited States Mint sales totals are shifting for sold out 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins.

Last week saw a sales reshuffling of 2014 Baseball Silver Dollars for the first time in four months. This week their totals danced again, as did those of 2014 $5 Baseball Gold Coins for the first time in 19 weeks [...]

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2014 Kennedy Gold Coin Sales Fall; Price Decrease LikelyNew U.S. Mint sales figures offer the latest total for the 1964-2014 Proof 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Coin.

Sales of the dual-dated coin, now at 63,388, have slowed following their early surge. The latest weekly change actually marks a decline of [...]

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New Quarters and Presidential $1 Coins, Popular Coin NewsNew quarters and dollar coins will crank up interest in United States Mint products this last week of August.

Beginning on Monday, the U.S. Mint will offer rolls and bags of quarters commemorating Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. Then on Thursday the Mint will introduced rolls, bags and boxes of Presidential $1 Coins honoring Franklin D. Roosevelt [...]

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