Mike Unser

2015 US Marshals Service Commemorative Coins for 225th AnniversaryNow’s the time to get $5 gold, $1 silver and 50c clad commemorative coins honoring the 225th anniversary of the United States Marshals Service, America’s oldest federal law enforcement agency.

Produced and sold by the United States Mint, buying options include 7 different collectible products that have discounted introductory prices ranging from $13.95 to $473.60 […]


US Mint Sales: 2014 & 2015 Proof Silver Eagles Most PopularA lack of brand new releases often makes for a kind of humdrum U.S. Mint sales report. That’s what we have here.

Pretty typical during these times, proof Silver Eagles and annual sets led sales. A testament in strength to the Mint’s American Eagle program is seeing weekly sales of the now more than one-year old […]

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2015 High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal Designs ReviewedDesign reviews and recommendations are in for the 2015 High Relief Gold Coin and 2015 High Relief Silver Medal, one-year issues planned by the United States Mint based on the success of the 2009 $20 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle.

Last week the United States Mint published design candidates for the two high reliefs. Both collectibles will share the same basic designs, with the […]


2015 Congratulations Sets for $50.95Looking for that unique gift for a wedding, anniversary, retirement, graduation or birthday? The U.S. Mint recommends its 2015 Congratulations Set for $50.95 — $4.00 less than last year.

Held within its festive-themed folder is a Proof American Silver Eagle — the Mint’s most popular collectible coin. This coin by itself […]

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NASA Space-Flown Gold Sells for $1,373 Per OzIt turns out that space-flown gold isn’t all that more expensive than regular earth grounded gold bars or gold coins, at least when buying from the government.

On Thursday, Jan 22, a General Services Administration (GSA) auction of six NASA space-flown gold plates weighing 6,015.5 grams realized $265,607 […]

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National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act ReintroducedCommemorative coin legislation was reintroduced in the US House of Representatives to help in honoring the sacrifice of America’s servicemen and servicewomen who were killed or wounded in combat.

Entitled the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act and numbered H.R.358, the bill was presented by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) on Jan. 14, 2015 […]


2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set Values StrongThose who paid $13.95 for the U.S. Mint’s 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set could pocket some quick money. The sets are realizing healthy prices in the secondary market, with higher graded examples of its 2014-D Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin winning the most.

Sets contain a Series 2013 $1 Federal Reserve note and that $1 coin. They launched with […]


2015 High Relief Silver Medal Design CandidatesCandidate designs for the U.S. Mint’s 2015 High Relief Silver Medal will look very familiar if you’ve read our earlier article about the 2015 $75 High Relief Gold Coin and its designs. Both sets are nearly identical.

Medals lack the many required elements found on U.S. precious metals coins, like the denomination, fineness, weight, and mottoes of In God We Trust, United States of America, and E Pluribus Unum. As such, the 41 proposed silver medal designs have far fewer inscriptions […]


Jack Nicklaus Gold Medal Design Candidates RevealedOn Thursday, Jan. 22, the United States Mint unveiled design candidates for the Congressional Gold Medal honoring golf legend Jack Nicklaus.

Public Law 113-210 authorizes the medal in recognition of Nicklaus’ service to the nation in promoting excellence, good sportsmanship, and philanthropy […]


2015 $75 High Relief Gold Coin Design CandidatesOn Thursday, Jan. 22, the United States Mint unveiled 82 design candidates for the upcoming one-ounce, .9999 fine 2015 $75 High Relief Gold Coin and accompanying 2015 High Relief Silver Medal.

Potential eagle and liberty themed designs were given to the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA)¬†for their review on Thursday. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will take them up on Tuesday, Jan. 27 […]