Mike Unser

U.S. Mint Produces Over 1.5 Billion Coins for Circulation in January 2019U.S. Mint production surged in January with the agency’s facilities in Denver and Philadelphia striking more than 1.5 billion coins for circulation. Those coins included in cents, nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollars and dollars.

The production pace jumped 168.9% from December but slipped 5.9% from January 2018. Here’s how the month stacks up against others in the past year […]


US Mint Sales: Lowell Quarters and 5 Oz. Coin DebutThe latest round of U.S. Mint sales figures offer early results for the new collector coins depicting Massachusetts’ Lowell National Historical Park.

Released last week on Monday, Feb. 4, the Lowell quarter is the first of five issues for 2019. Available products include rolls and bags of quarters from Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco with mint marks of ‘P’, ‘D’ and ‘S’ […]


U.S. Mint Rocketship Product Glows In The DarkThe United States Mint released images, information and pricing for its upcoming product that is packaged in the shape of a rocket ship.

Designed to introduce children to the joys of coin collecting, the U.S. Mint’s "Rocketship" product features a 2019-D Uncirculated Kennedy half-dollar, a space-themed 2019-S Proof Native American Native $1 Coin, an area […]


US Mint Sales: 2019 Proof Platinum Eagle DebutsA fresh round of U.S. Mint sales figures are available for the 1-ounce .995 fine 2019-W Proof American Platinum Eagle.

Released last Thursday for $1,220, the platinum coin registered first-day sales of 3,225 coins. It increased by 1,382 through the weekend for a four-day total of 4,607 coins, or 30.7% of the possible 15,000 coins […]


2019 Proof Platinum Eagle Sales Reach 3,225 in First DayFirst-day sales of the 2019-Proof American Platinum Eagles hit 3,225 coins, according to United States Mint spokesman Michael White.

Ordering opened Thursday for the 1-ounce .9995 fine platinum ‘Liberty’ coin which features the second of three designs from the Mint’s Preamble to the Declaration of Independence series […]


U.S. Mint Produces 13.1 Billion Coins for Circulation in 2018The pace of producing U.S. coins slowed for a third year in a row after peaking to a 14-year high, the latest manufacturing figures from the United States Mint show.

In 2018, production facilities in Philadelphia and Denver shipped over 13.1 billion coins to Federal Reserve Banks for distribution into the economy, marking decreases of 11.7% from the more than 14.8 billion coins made a year earlier and 18.1% from the over 16 billion coins struck in 2016 […]


Apollo 11 Half Dollar Set Packaging Contains Clerical ErrorThe Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Half Dollar Set has a packaging error that will be corrected, the United States Mint said in a statement Tuesday, Jan. 29.

The back of the outside packaging sleeve incorrectly shows Gilroy Roberts as designing and engraving both the obverse (heads side) and reverse (tails side) of the Kennedy 50c. Roberts designed and engraved the obverse but Frank Gasparro designed and engraved the reverse […]


US Mint Sales: Apollo 11 Coins DebutThe U.S. Mint released updated sales figures for its range of Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins.

Released last Thursday at prices ranging from $25.95 to $418.75, the eight commemorative products combined to post first-day sales of 296,311 coins for $31,846,666. Sales through the weekend rose by another 64,425 coins […]


Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin Sales Reach 296,311 in First Day;Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins are moving quickly. Their first-day sales combined to 296,311 coins, according to United States Mint spokesman Michael White. Add in another 49,825 coins for the companion Kennedy Enhanced Reverse Proof Half Dollar.

Nearly half of the allotted gold coins are already gone and just over half of the five-ounce silver coins have been claimed. Altogether so far, the collection of coins has realized over $31.8 million […]


US Mint Sales: 2019-W Proof Silver Eagle DebutsAs is always the case following its release, the United States Mint’s newest proof American Silver Eagle was its best-selling numismatic product of the week.

Released last Thursday, Jan. 10, the .999 fine 1-ounce silver coin from the West Point Mint scored four-day sales of 218,990 pieces. That’s a lofty early total other world mints would envy […]