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US Mint Sales: Shawnee Quarters, Twain $1s and Nixon $1s DebutThe United States Mint last week introduced quarters commemorating Shawnee National Forest in Illinois, clad dollars depicting former President Richard M. Nixon, and silver dollars commemorating American author and humorist Mark Twain.

With the more than one dozen new product options available, the Mint saw an upswing in sales for both new and older collectibles […]

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Patricia Nixon and Betty Ford First Spouse Gold Coin DesignsDuring an event on Saturday celebrating the 105th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth, the United States Mint unveiled designs for the gold coin commemorating Nancy Reagan. On Monday, the agency announced designs for the other 2016 spousal coins honoring Patricia Nixon and Betty Ford.

Introduced in 2007, the First Spouse Gold Coins in the series are produced at the U.S. Mint facility in West Point, are struck in […]

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US Mint Gold Coin Prices Likely to Climb on Wed., Feb. 10For the second time this year, it looks like the United States Mint will follow the market and raise prices on collectible gold coins by as much as $50 for every ounce of gold they contain.

Increases would come on Wednesday, Feb. 10, and they would include hikes on the Mint’s newest 2016 Mark Twain coins. Many of the agency’s other gold products are currently unavailable […]


Ronald and Nancy Reagan Coin DesignsThe United States Mint on Saturday, Feb. 6, introduced designs for the Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin and Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coin. In doing so, two ten-year programs formally enter their swan song stages with each coming to a close.

The official unveiling was held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California on what would have been President Reagan’s 105th birthday […]


Shawnee Quarter Launch Ceremony HighlightsShawnee National Forest quarters were introduced to the public Thursday, Feb. 4, at a ceremonial event held in Southeastern Illinois College’s Deaton Gymnasium in Harrisburg, Illinois.

More than 1,300 packed into the gym for the official launch ceremony, including some 550 schoolchildren. After the ceremony, kids received a new, shiny Shawnee quarter for free while many adults swapped cash for $10 rolls of the new coin […]


Ronald Reagan Birthday Bash to Unveil Coin DesignsOn Saturday, Feb. 6, officials from the United States Mint and the Ronald Reagan Foundation will unveil designs for the Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin and Nancy Reagan First Spouse Coin. The event is one of several scheduled to celebrate the 105th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birthday.

Born in Tampico, Illinois on Feb. 6, 1911, Reagan served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 […]


US Mint Sales: 2016 Native American $1 Coins DebutSales started strong for this year’s Native American $1 Coin, according to the latest figures from the United States Mint.

The dollar series features annually changing designs with the newest coin commemorating the contributions of the Native American Code Talkers in World War I and World War II. […]


Mark Twain Silver Dollar Sales at 43,600In roughly three days, sales of the new proof and uncirculated 2016-P Mark Twain Commemorative Silver Dollars totaled 43,600 coins, or 12.5% of their maximum 350,000.

The proof with its unique degrees of frosting is outselling the other silver dollar with its standard uncirculated finish by 2.6-to-1 […]


New Release Dates for 2016 Quarters SetsThe United States Mint published new on-sale dates for their clad and silver proof sets of 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters.

Clad sets will return for sale on Feb. 23. They originally launched on Jan. 11 for $14.95 but soon had their sales suspended after a printing mistake was discovered on packaging […]


Richard M. Nixon Presidential $1 Coins in Rolls, Bags and BoxesEarlier today, Feb. 3, the United States Mint released the first of three 2016-dated Presidential dollars. This newest coin memorializes Richard M. Nixon who served as the 37th President of the United States from 1969 to 1974. Product options available include rolls, bags and boxes of the dollars in circulating quality.

Since 2007, the U.S. Mint has released four dollars annually as part of the Presidential $1 Coin series […]


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