Coin & Numismatic News

$29.95 for 2017-S 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin SetThe United States Mint will charge $29.95 for its special set of 10 enhanced uncirculated coins. News of the price came Friday morning in the form of an updated product page. The set goes on sale Aug. 1 at noon ET.

Celebrating the Mint’s 225th anniversary, it contains the same base metal coins as those within the 2017 Proof Set. That set is $3 less at $26.95 […]

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US Mint Sales: Ozark Riverways 5 Oz Coin DebutsThe U.S. Mint’s newest 5-ounce collectible was its best weekly seller. Commemorating Ozark National Scenic Riverways in southeastern Missouri, the big three-inch coin launched on July 11 for $149.95.

It moved out of the sales gate okay, but not as quick as recent issues. The silver collectible logged six-day starting sales of 13,740 coins […]

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2017-W Proof American Platinum Eagle Poised for 10,000 Sell-Out?Is a sell-out in the works for the 20th anniversary 2017-W Proof American Platinum Eagle? It now seems possible.

Buyers scooped up another 2,084 coins during its first full week of release, lifting its 11-day sales total to 8,044 coins for 80.4% of the allotted 10,000 mintage […]

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Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA US Currency Auction Highlights Stack’s Bowers Galleries is offering more than 830 lots of U.S. currency as a part of their August 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction in Denver, Colorado.

Paper money rarities, including 551 live lots and 286 Internet-only lots, are already presented online at www.stacksbowers.com and open to bidding […]

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Heritage Realizes Nearly $6 Million in July 2017 FUN SaleHeritage’s July 6 to 9 auctions in Orlando, held in conjunction with the 11th Annual Summer FUN Convention hosted by the Florida United Numismatists, brought nearly $6 million.

A plethora of coin rarities crossed the auction block, and they were led by a 1876 twenty cent piece […]

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U.S. Coin Production Nears 7.6B in First Half of 2017U.S. coin production quickened in June for a second month in a row as United States Mint facilities in Philadelphia and Denver struck over 1.2 billion coins for circulation, the most since March.

In the first half of 2017, the U.S. Mint manufactured nearly 7.6 billion coins. That’s a sizable tally, but it’s tracking for a second slower year after production peaked in 2015 […]

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Perth Mint Bullion Sales Slow in First Half of 2017Australian bullion demand was mixed last month, according to the latest sales figures from The Perth Mint of Australia.

June sales of silver bullion ran the quickest in five months but the sales pace of gold bullion slowed to rank the month as the fourth lowest in a year […]

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US Mint Sales: 2017 Silver Proof Set and 2016 Silver Eagles RetreatThis week’s sales report from the United States Mint includes first results of the 2017-W Proof 20th Anniversary American Platinum Eagle. As discussed earlier, the platinum piece logged four-day sales of 5,960 coins. It was the U.S. Mint’s best weekly seller.

Elsewhere, the report shows some sizable sales reductions. Nine products saw reduced totals […]

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2017 Stamp and Coin Cover Celebrates Trans-Australian RailwayA joint product from The Perth Mint and Australia Post includes special stamps and a unique coin that commemorate the centenary of the Trans-Australian Railway.

Opened on 22 October 1917, the railway linked the east and western coasts of Australia. The new product for collectors, called the Trans-Australian Railway 2017 Stamp and Coin Cover, includes two $1 stamps and an aluminum bronze $1 coin […]

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2017-W Proof Platinum Eagle Sales at 5,960The 20th anniversary proof American Platinum Eagle didn’t score a quick sellout like those from the last two years, but more than half of the possible 10,000 are gone.

Ordering opened July 6 for the 1-ounce, .9995 platinum coin. Its first-day sales reached 5,230 coins. Another 730 sold through July 9 […]

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