Mike Unser

2017 Mint Set, Proof Gold Buffalo, and Douglas 5 Oz Coin for May 2017Historically, May tends to be one of the slowest months of the year for United States Mint product releases. May 2017 looks to be no different with just three scheduled to launch.

One upcoming product is the United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set®, also known as the "Mint Set" […]


US Mint Sales: 2017 Proof Set at 223,506The U.S. Mint’s best weekly numismatic seller, the 2017 Proof Set, was its only product to advance by more than four figures. It’s more typical to see at least a handful of products rising by 1,000 or more in a week.

Released in late March, the 10-coin proof set climbed by 6,547 pieces to reach 3-1/2-week sales of 223,506 […]


U.S. Coin Production Hits 1.4B in MarchThe United States Mint produced more than 4.2 billion coins for circulation in the first three months this year, tracking the quickest first quarterly pace since 2015. The government agency went on to strike more than 17 billion coins that year, its best one since 2001.

U.S. Mint data also shows mintages for Iowa’s Effigy Mounds National Monument quarter, the first of five 2017 quarters with unique designs […]


US Mint Sales: $100 Liberty, Congratulations Set, and Quarter Products DebutThe United States Mint didn’t publish numismatic sales figures last week, directing resources instead toward its redesigned website.

Its latest report includes two weeks of sales, plus first showings for the 2017-S Congratulations Set, the 2017-W $100 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin, quarters celebrating the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in the District of Columbia, and an uncirculated set of all the quarters for this year […]


Apollo 11 Coin Design Competition Begins May 1On May 1, the United States Mint will open a public contest to design curved Apollo 11 Commemorative Coins.

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon, the U.S. Mint in 2019 will produce and issue $5 gold coins, silver dollars, clad half-dollars, and 5 ounce $1 silver coins.

The collection of coins will share the same obverse (heads) and reverse (tails) designs, and will be curved in shape similar to the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Coins […]


COINS Act Seeks 1c Coin and $1 Note Elimination; 5c Composition ChangeLegislation reintroduced in the U.S. Senate seeks to save taxpayers money by suspending production of the 1-cent coin, changing the 5-cent coin’s composition, and replacing $1 notes with $1 coins.

Numbered S.759, the Currency Optimization, Innovation and National Savings (COINS) Act of 2017 was introduced by Sen. John McCain and Sen. Enzi on March 29, 2017 […]


2017 American Liberty Gold Coin Sales Reach 14,285 in First DayFirst-day sales of the high-relief 2017-W $100 Proof American Liberty Gold Coin reached 14,285 pieces, according to U.S. Mint spokesman Michael White.

That’s about 14.3% of the possible 100,000. At $1,640 apiece, the collectible realized more than $23.4 million in its start […]


US Mint Sales: 2017 Proof Set DebutsLast Wednesday, March 29, the United States Mint released its annual set of the year’s regular coins in proof quality. The 2017 Proof Set logged 5-day sales totaling 194,989.

The sales start is about on par with other recent issues. Sets over the years have […]


Congratulations Set's Appeal Broadened with 2017-S Proof Silver EagleThe U.S. Mint widened the appeal for this year’s Congratulations Set, pulling coin collectors into the fold of wanting one not just for gift-giving but also for themselves.

Produced annually since 2013, the sets have — until now — always included the year’s standard proof American Silver Eagle. This year’s set includes a special one that’ll have a lower mintage […]


2018 World War I Coast Guard Medal Designs ReviewedIn 2018, the United States Mint will release World War I silver medals in conjunction with silver dollars commemorating the centennial of America’s involvement in the war. The medals will celebrate the five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. One of them will honor the U.S. Coast Guard.

Proposed medal designs were reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) on March 16 and by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) on March 21 […]

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