Mike Unser

US Mint Bullion Coin Sales Leap in SeptemberDemand for United States Mint bullion coins soared in September as precious metals prices tumbled. Gold and silver coin sales leapt to multi-month highs, more than doubling sales from the previous month and landing well higher than a year ago.

A sales summary across U.S. Mint bullion products for last month and for the first nine months of this year follows [...]


US Mint's New Website LaunchesThe United States Mint began rolling out its new website and ordering system late last night. Earlier this morning the agency officially announced that the site is live.

Collectors can visit the new website at catalog.usmint.gov to see the layout changes, check out new navigation links and areas, manage their account information and, of course, shop for new coins and sets [...]


2015 US Marshals Commemorative Coin PricesPrices for the 2015 US Marshals 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins in silver and clad have been announced by the United States Mint, and they’re lower than this year’s commemoratives.

Pricing for the gold versions will not be known until shortly before they’re released [...]


2015-2016 Proof American Platinum Eagle Design CandidatesThirty-one design candidates for the 2015-W and 2016-W Proof American Platinum Eagle coins have been unveiled by the United States Mint and reviewed by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and Commission of Fine Arts (CFA).

Issued since 1997, the one-ounce 99.95% fine platinum proof series has always featured an obverse of Lady Liberty looking toward the future. The reverse has changed annually, and the CFA and CCA has differing opinions on what designs are best for 2015 and 2016 [...]


CAP Congressional Gold Medal Design CandidatesArtistic design candidates for the Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal have been unveiled by the United States Mint and reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).

Public Law No: 113-108 authorizes a Congressional Gold Medal to honor collectively the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) in recognition of their military service and exemplary record. The law also authorized duplicates in bronze for sale to the public [...]


US Mint Website Preview, Blackout DatesCoinNews.net was treated this week to a walkthrough of the United States Mint’s new website and order management system, courtesy of Dufour Woolfley, the Mint’s Project Management Officer.

The U.S. Mint’s new site and order system, which launches on Oct. 1, presents visitors with an entirely different look and feel, plus a number of enhancements over and above the current system like [...]


US Mint Sales: New Products Debut, Gold Coins JumpLast week the United States Mint introduced new Presidential $1 Four-Coin Sets and the 2014-P Great Sand Dunes National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.

Debuting on the sales charts and fourth and seventh in popularity were 2014 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Sets from Denver and Philadelphia [...]


MapleGram25 Features 25 x 1g Gold Maple Leaf Bullion CoinsToday, Sept. 24, 2014, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced a new addition to its portfolio which features 50c Gold Maple Leaf bullion coins in a 1 gram size.

Dubbed the Maplegram25™ as the Mint sells them grouped in a quantity of twenty-five, each coin shares the [...]


2014-P Great Sand Dunes 5 Oz Silver Coins Hit 20K in Sales DebutCompared to earlier releases this year, opening sales tapered a bit for the 2014-P Great Sand Dunes National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.

But then the previous five ouncers didn’t debut during a period in which silver prices tumbled to a four-year low. In that environment, the Great Sand Dunes coin was less of a bargain at its fixed price of $154.95 [...]


2014-S Enhanced Uncirculated  Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin PhotosAnticipating is building for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection.

This third and final product which celebrates the semicentennial of the Kennedy half-dollar features four 90% silver coins — all with a restored portrait of Kennedy, each struck at a different U.S. Mint production facility, and two having unique finishes not found on standard coinage.

Priced at $99.95 with 150,000 readied for immediate shipment beginning on Oct. 28 [...]