Mike Unser

Coin & Chronicles Set before Christmas; Popular Coin NewsWe’re in a shortened week of coin news with Christmas right around the corner. Most world mints are taking a break from product launches. Not the United States Mint.

And on that note, last week’s two most read articles were about their upcoming products. Topmost was about the 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set and its two coins, two medals and four stamp […]

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US Mint 12-Month Product Schedule for 2015Collectors can now look ahead to upcoming products from the United States Mint, including brand new issues in high-relief. The agency today published its preliminary schedule and it’s filled with products through the 12 months of 2015.

Released about a week later than the time last year when the preliminary product schedule went up for 2014, this year’s schedule starts more complete with specific launch dates listed for January and February […]

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2015 Proof American Silver Eagle Price Set at $48.95Prices for proof American Silver Eagle are moving lower. This year’s coin will drop to $48.95 from $52.95. Next year’s coin will also debut at the lower price.

News of the reductions come from United States Mint documents that are scheduled to appear Friday in the Federal Register, the official source of notices by government agencies […]

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New Ordering Deadline for 2014 Commemorative CoinsThere’s one less day to order commemorative coins from the United States Mint. The agency announced on Thursday that it has moved their ordering deadline up to noon ET on Dec. 30 from the same time on the 31st.

Commemorative programs for this year include the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame and Civil Rights Act of 1964 coins […]

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US Mint Sales: Baseball Silver Dollars 'Out of Stock'After selling out nearly 8 months ago, the U.S. Mint on Tuesday reopened ordering for the curved 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Dollars because cancellations freed up inventory.

This week’s sales report shows their sales adjustments due to those cancellations, placing the available total after Sunday for both silver dollars at 3,566. It looks like all of them have been claimed […]

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2014 Kennedy 50c and American $1 Set Sales At or Nearing MaxAccording to the latest figures from the United States Mint, the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set has sold out and the clad 2014 Kennedy 50th Anniversary Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set could reach that point at any time.

As for the four-coin silver and gold Kennedy half-dollar products, their […]

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Security Enhancement for 2015 Gold Maple Leaf Bullion Coins2015-dated gold bullion coins depicting the iconic maple leaf feature a new radial line finish, the Royal Canadian Mint announced Tuesday.

Introduced in 1979, the Gold Maple Leaf (GML) bullion coin last saw a major change in 2013 when the Mint added a micro-engraved laser mark […]

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2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Dollars Back on SaleCurved shaped 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Dollars will return for sale at noon ET today, Dec. 16, the United States Mint announced.

Offered in proof and uncirculated collector qualities with the authorizing law limiting sales to 400,000 across both product options, the commemorative coins made a splash when they launched alongside their $5 gold and 50c clad counterparts on Mar. 27 […]

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2014 FDR Coin and Chronicles Sets Include Coins, Medals and StampsCoin and stamp collectors can get a closer look now at the 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set before it launches next week on Dec. 22, 2014. The U.S. Mint published new images of an opened set along with its booklet, coins and medals.

Limited to 20,000 sets with each priced at $57.95, it’s the second in a product line after last year’s Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set which was also $57.95 and sold out with sales of 15,144 […]

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US Mint Not Recommending New Coin CompositionsDon’t expect U.S. coin compositions to change any time soon, and never for the penny. There are "no alternative metal compositions that reduce the manufacturing unit cost of the penny below its face value," according to the United States Mint 2014 Biennial Report to Congress on the research and development (R&D) of alternative metals for circulating coins.

However, there are alternatives for other denominations that could cut U.S. Mint coin production costs, with one tested alloy rising to the top of the list […]

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