Mike Unser

US Mint Sales: 2018-W Proof Silver Eagles DebutAs expected, the U.S. Mint’s new proof American Silver Eagle was its best-selling numismatic product of the week.

Released last Thursday, Jan. 4, the .999 fine silver coin notched first-day sales of 229,926 pieces. It advanced by another 13,485 pieces over the weekend for a four-day total of 243,411 coins […]


US Mint Includes Free Shipping on Enrollment ProductsThe United States Mint in 2018 is including free budget shipping on all products purchased from its enrollment program. That amounts to a potential savings of $4.95 for each offering.

For those unfamiliar with the program, it works a lot like a magazine subscription. When you sign up to receive a family of products, they are shipped automatically to you when they become available […]


US Mint Prices Increase for Major 2018 Coins and SetsCollectors will have to pay a bit more in 2018 to buy popular United States Mint products.

Late last week in a notice published on the Federal Register — the official source of notices by government agencies and a daily journal of their proceedings, the U.S. Mint announced new pricing […]


2018-W Proof American Silver Eagle Photos and First-Day SalesFirst-day sales of the 2018-W Proof American Silver Eagle reached 229,926 pieces, according to United States Mint spokesman Michael White.

That’s pretty much on par with last year’s coin which opened on the first day with sales of 226,173 […]


US Mint Sales: 83.7% of Products OutperformUnited States Mint products rose sharply from a couple weeks of mostly normal sales. In the best weekly results of the year, 83.7% of the U.S. Mint’s products scored higher week-over-week tallies.

The broader gains were supported by dozens of last chance products going off-sale forever, including 2017 commemoratives, Presidential and First Spouse issues, Liberty gold coins, prior-year quarters and sets, and 2016-dated dollars and half-dollars […]


US Mint Product Launches in January 2018The United States Mint kicks off the New Year with a busy January, launching 13 different products targeted for collectors.

They include two American Eagles, three special occasion coin sets, a set of quarters, and seven options with World War I Centennial Silver Dollars and companion medals […]


US Mint Sales: Proof 2017-W Silver Eagle Ranks ThirdThere’s not a lot to talk about in the latest round of sales figures from the United States Mint. Maybe we’ll see some pop in next week’s report as a result of all the 2017 commemoratives going off-sale today.

In looking over the Mint’s last six weekly sales reports, there hasn’t been many ranking changes across its most popular products […]


Order Deadline for 2017 Commemorative Coins is Thursday, Dec. 28Deadlines to buy last chance U.S. Mint products are quickly approaching. The first of the agency’s products to go off-sale forever are all the 2017-dated commemorative coins. They include those honoring the centennials of Boys Town and Lions Clubs International.

Laws authorizing them limit their sales to this calendar year. To provide time to fulfill and ship orders, the U.S. Mint set their sales deadline to Thursday, Dec. 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET […]

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U.S. Coin Production Steady in November Atop 1.3 BillionU.S. circulating coin production slowed in November from October but ran much quicker than a year earlier, the latest manufacturing figures from the United States Mint show.

Over 1.3 billion in cents, nickels, dimes, and quarters came out of the Mint’s coining presses last month, marking a 5.4% decline from October but a 37.9% increase from November 2016 […]


US Mint Sales: Core Sets DominateAmerican Silver Eagles and major sets topped U.S. Mint sales charts. For an eighth week in a row, the 2017 Proof Set led the pack.

Since the end of October, sales of the collectible have climbed by nearly 100,000 sets. Their latest weekly advance of 10,767 have propped their total to 533,288 sets […]