Mike Unser

2017-W Proof American Silver Eagle Photos and First-Day SalesFirst-day sales of the 2017-W Proof American Silver Eagle reached 226,173 pieces, the United States Mint said today.

Collectors are obviously fond of the annual series which debuted in 1986. Each coin is minted in 1 ounce of .999 fine silver and to a proof finish. Proof coins feature sharp, frosted designs against mirror-like fields […]


2017 $5 Canadian Lynx Silver Coin PhotosThe Royal Canadian Mint announced the latest product from its "Predator" bullion series, the 2017 $5 Canadian Lynx Silver Coin.

Struck in 1 ounce of 99.99% fine silver, this second series coin depicts a lynx leaping towards its prey. The wild cat appears against a background of precise radial lines that emanate […]

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US Mint Sales: 2016 Proof Silver Eagle Leads Ahead of 2017's DebutBuying interested picked up for last year’s proof Silver Eagle, just days before this year’s version launches, the latest round of United States Mint sales figures shows.

Orders of 30th anniversary 2016-W Proof American Silver Eagles climbed by 4,450 pieces, their largest gain for a week since the one ended Dec. 25 […]


American Palladium Eagle Designs ReviewedThe United States Mint is closer to producing and selling American Eagle 1 oz Palladium Bullion Coins.

Designs for a 2017 $25 American Palladium Eagle have been officially reviewed twice — by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) on March 16 and by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) on March 21 […]


U.S. Coin Production Slows to 983.4 Million in February 2017Facilities in Philadelphia and Denver produced far fewer coins for circulation in February than the previous month but more than a year earlier, according to the latest round of manufacturing data from the United States Mint.

The sharp monthly decline follows trends of the past with the pace of U.S. coin production often quicker in Januarys and slower in Februarys […]


US Mint Sales: Effigy Mounds 5 Oz and Boys Town Coins DebutLast week, the United States Mint introduced products commemorating Boys Town’s century of service and Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa.

On Tuesday, Mar. 7, the U.S. Mint released the 2017-P Effigy Mounds Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin for $149.95. It logged opening sales of […]


2017 Boys Town Coin Photos and First-Day SalesOn Thursday, Mar. 9, the United States Mint started selling coins commemorating the centennial founding of Boys Town, one of the largest non-profit organizations in the country, dedicated to serving at-risk children and families of all backgrounds and religions.

Designs featured on the commemoratives are emblematic of the childcare organization and its mission […]


Canadian 2017 'Predator' and 'Call of the Wild' Bullion CoinsOn Thursday, Mar. 9, the Royal Canadian Mint announced the release of two bullion products — a silver coin depicting a leaping lynx and a gold coin showing a bugling elk.

The 2017 $5 Canadian Lynx Silver Coin is struck in an ounce of 99.99% pure silver. Designed by Emily Damstra, the wild cat appears leaping toward its prey […]


US Mint Sales: Gold Eagles and Effigy Mounds 3-Coin Set DebutLast week, the United States Mint introduced a set of quarters commemorating Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa and this year’s proof American Gold Eagles.

Effigy Mounds Quarters Three-Coin Sets kicked the week off, launching on Monday, Feb. 27, for $9.95. Sets include an uncirculated quarter from the Denver and Philadelphia Mints and a proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint […]

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2017 Proof American Gold Eagle Photos and Early SalesNew proof Gold Eagles scored one of their best sales starts in recent years but they moved a lot slower out of the gate than a year ago.

This year’s collector coins had the unenviable task of launching in the midst of a bearish gold market, with gold now looking to stretch its losing streak to seven sessions in a row […]

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