Mike Unser

2016 America's Founding Fathers Set PhotosThe Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) continues to sell its 2016 America’s Founding Fathers Set with $1 and $2 notes carrying matching series numbers starting with "2016."

Released one month ago, on March 29, it’s somewhat surprising they have lasted this long […]


US Mint Sales: Gold Mercury Dime, Silver Proof Set DebutThe first U.S. Mint published sales of the gold Mercury dime came in at 122,510, or 98% of the possible 125,000.

Released on Thursday, the centennial gold coin lasted for about 40 minutes until becoming unavailable. Their sales are expected to […]


2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin Unavailable For NowCollectors didn’t have a lot of time on Thursday to order the new 2016-W Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin. The 24-karat gold coin went on back order after about 20 minutes and then became unavailable by the 40-minute mark.

"The status of the Mercury Dime 2016 Centennial Gold Coin will remain as currently unavailable until all order reconciliations and order cancellations have been processed," U.S. Mint spokesman Michael White said in a brief statement.

The U.S. Mint set the mintage of the highly-anticipated collectible to 125,000 […]


US Mint Sales: Dozens of Collector Products Go AwayThe U.S. Mint last week didn’t release any collector products but it did remove about four dozen of them from its online catalog and weekly sales report.

With nearly all of them issued in the past two years and most of them having been unavailable for some time, there are no huge surprises in their final sales totals […]


Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act Poised for PassageThe United States Mint will likely strike commemorative coins, including collectible editions in pink gold, with designs emblematic of the fight against breast cancer.

On Tuesday, April 19, the U.S. Senate passed by Unanimous Consent the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act. The legislation, numbered H.R. 2722, had already won approval in the U.S. House of Representatives back on July 15 […]


2016 10c, 25c and 50c Centennial Gold Coin Pricing ScheduleU.S. Mint pricing has been announced for the three upcoming 24-karat gold coins commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Mercury dime, the Standing Liberty quarter and the Walking Liberty half-dollar.

The pricing information was revealed in a document dated April 8, 2016 and published today in the Federal Register […]


US Mint Sales: 2016 Unc. Gold Eagle; Cumberland Gap Quarters DebutMore than a half-dozen United States Mint products went on sale last week, including quarters commemorating Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky, the annually issued uncirculated American Gold Eagle, and a set of collectibles honoring former President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford. All of them were among the Mint’s top weekly sellers.

U.S. Mint products with circulating-quality Cumberland Gap quarters launched a week ago Monday, April 4. Product options include quarter rolls and bags from Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco with mint marks of ‘P’, ‘D’ and ‘S’ […]


US Coin Production in March; Gerald Ford $1 Mintages RevealedProduction of U.S. coins for circulation rebounded sharply in March and climbed some from a year ago, according to United States Mint figures released on Thursday, April 7.

The data also shows mintages of 2016 Gerald R. Ford $1 Coins, the second to last release in the U.S. Mint’s Presidential dollar series […]


US Mint Sales: $1 and Quarter Uncirculated Sets DebutHighlights from the latest U.S. Mint sales report include first showings of four collectible products. Each of them performed well in the early going, leading the sales charts.

In summary, the Mint last week released a 24-karat gold coin, a set with 13 proof coins, a set of uncirculated dollars featuring Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, and a set with uncirculated quarters commemorating national sites in Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Dakota, and South Carolina […[


2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin Images and MintageThe United States Mint today published images of the 2016-W Mercury Dime Centennial 1/10 Ounce Gold Coin. The agency also unveiled the coin’s mintage of 125,000 and its household ordering limit of 10 coins.

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the silver 1916 Mercury dime and featuring Adolph A. Weinman’s original Winged Liberty design, the centennial 24-karat gold coin will launch at noon Eastern Time on April 21 […]