Mike Unser

Introductory Lions Clubs Coin Prices End Tuesday, Feb. 21Introductory prices are ending soon for coins commemorating 100 years of the world’s largest service club organization, Lions Clubs International (LCI).

Regular U.S. Mint pricing for the pair of proof and uncirculated Lions Clubs Silver Dollars takes effect on Tuesday, Feb 21, at 3:00 p.m. ET […]


US Mint Sales: Effigy Mounds Quarters DebutU.S. Mint quarters with a design emblematic of Iowa’s Effigy Mounds National Monument launched last week and their early sales are now available. The Effigy Mounds quarter is the first of five 2017-dated issues, and depicts an aerial view of mounds in the Marching Bear Group.

Available product options include rolls and bags of quarters produced in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco with mint marks of ‘P’, ‘D’ and ‘S’ […]

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American Innovation $1 Coin Act ReintroducedOn Jan. 31, legislation calling for another series of $1 coins was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Jim Himes, D-CT.

Carrying the same name as the first bill, which died from inaction in the last session of Congress, the American Innovation $1 Coin Act seeks a 56-coin program for collectors that runs 14 years […]


US Mint Sales: Lions Clubs Coin Top Weekly SellerA lack of new releases often makes for a bit of a humdrum U.S. Mint sales report, although buying activity did increase across many products so there was that action.

Commemorative Lions Clubs silver dollars saw good gains, especially the proof edition which grabbed the top spot as the Mint’s most sold collectible for the week ended Feb. 5 […]


2017 Boys Town Coin Prices and Release Dates AnnouncedThe United States Mint announced prices and published release dates for the 2017 Boys Town Commemorative Coins. The bureau previously unveiled their designs, and actual coin images are expected to become available soon.

Made in collector qualities of proof and uncirculated, the pairs of gold, silver and clad coins […]


Effigy Mounds National Monument Quarter PhotosNext week kicks off a series of coin events for Effigy Mounds National Monument, a park in Iowa where more than 200 prehistoric mounds were built by Native Americans.

Early on Monday, Feb. 6, the quarter commemorating the site gets released into general circulation by the Federal Reserve. Then, later on the same day at noon ET, the public can start buying rolls and bags Effigy Mounds quarters […]

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US Mint Sales: 2017 Native American Dollars DebutNew Native American $1 Coins logged solid early sales, the latest batch of U.S. Mint figures show, although their levels declined a bit from the debut performance of last year’s dollar.

Collectors ordered a combined 999,975 coins through roll, bag and box options, registering a 1.8% decrease from the opening of last year’s issue […]


2017 America the Beautiful QuartersThe United States Mint announced new pricing for its three most popular annual sets for 2017. They look attractive at multi-year lows, but that appeal loses some luster when remembering that the sets have fewer dollars.

Last year marked the end of the Presidential $1 Coin Program so this year’s proof, silver proof, and uncirculated sets have from 3 to 6 fewer coins. The new prices include […]


US Mint Coin Production Hits 16 Billion in 2016U.S. coining presses were busy in 2016 but they did get a bit of relief from 2015 when they struck the most coins since 2001, according to annual production figures released by the United States Mint.

Production facilities in Philadelphia and Denver shipped over 16 billion coins to Federal Reserve Banks for distribution into the economy […]


2016 Unc. NPS Gold Commemorative Coin Hits Mintage LowTwo commemorative United States Mint products launched last week, the 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollars in proof and uncirculated qualities.

But having already talked about them aplenty for now, we’ll jump straight to the topic that headlines this article […]