Mike Unser

Canadian 2017 Coin Design Contest Ending April 30Less than a week remains in the Royal Canadian Mint’s contest to design the 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, loonie and toonie coins that will circulate in 2017.

On March 11, the My Canada, My Inspiration contest kicked off when the Mint asked Canadians to design these five coins as a way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary […]


US Mint Sales: Ike $1s, and Bess Truman Gold Coins DebutHighlights from this week’s U.S. Mint sales report include first showings of the 2015 Bess Truman First Spouse Gold Coins and products with 2015 Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coins.

Dollars featuring Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower, the five-star general and 34th President of the United States, jumped out of the sales gate […]


Higher US Mint Gold Prices PossibleGold’s narrow trading around the $1,200 an ounce level is yo-yoing prices of United States Mint gold coins. The agency’s pricing has changed twice this month, and another round of adjustments could happen on Wednesday.

More than two dozen of the Mint’s collectible gold coins may see price hikes […]


2015 Kisatchie 5 Oz Silver Bullion Coin LaunchesSales of the second 2015-dated America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin kicked off on Monday, April 20. Featuring a reverse design emblematic of Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana, United States Mint distributors scooped up 23,000 coins by the end of the day. That’s a quicker start than the prior 2015-dated bullion piece commemorating […]

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America's Founding Fathers Currency Set for 2015The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is accepting orders for the America’s Founding Fathers 2015 Currency Set, its latest annually issued product with $1 and $2 bills.

Each currency set protectively holds a Series 2013 $1 note with a portrait of George Washington and a […]


US Mint Sales: 2015 Gold Buffalo Coin DebutsThe U.S. Mint’s newest product was a weekly bestseller, despite its one once of 24-karat gold that makes it one of the most expensive new coins to own.

Released last Thursday, the annually issued proof American Gold Buffalo posted four-day sales of 5,497. While that’s one of the stronger debuts since 2011, it’s […]


Look for Cheaper US Mint Gold CoinsFalling gold prices have set the stage for possible price reductions on United States Mint gold coins, including the new 2015-W Proof Gold Buffalo.

One week after they advanced, the U.S. Mint on Wednesday could cut coin prices as the average weekly price of gold has slipped slightly below $1,200 an ounce […]


US Mint Coin Production in March Tops 1.4 BillionDemand is on the rise for American coins, new production figures from the United States Mint show. Manufacturing plants in Philadelphia and Denver pressed more than 1.4 billion coins for circulation in March, the third highest monthly total in 8 years and only behind the last two January’s when the production pace surged to get newly dated coins out the door.

For the first quarter and year-to-date, U.S. minting facilities struck 4,220,580,000 circulating-quality coins — the quickest quarterly start since before 2008 […]

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CBS Sunday Morning Examines Coin Making and PenniesTomorrow, you may want to tune your TV to CBS or set your DVRs to record CBS Sunday Morning. The weekly news program is airing two segments about U.S. coins.

The first segment will talk about the artists and engravers at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, and their role in the coin-making process […]


Intro Prices for March of Dimes Coins Ends on April 13United States Mint introductory prices are about to end for the commemorative 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollars.

Their introductory sales period closes on April 13 at 3 p.m. ET, when regular pricing takes effect […]