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US Mint Sales: Quarters Set Debuts, Buffalo GoneLast week the United States Mint released one product, the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set.

Launched on Nov. 18, the 10-coin set of circulating-quality quarters opened with sales of 11,574. The start is the quickest in the series to date and follows last year’s set which posted debut sales of 10,804 […]


2015 Proof Platinum Eagles on Dec. 3, No Bullion EditionCollectible 2015-W Proof American Platinum Eagles will go on sale Dec. 3 with a surprisingly reduced mintage, the United States Mint revealed earlier today. The U.S. Mint also announced that it would not produce a companion bullion edition "due to a lag in obtaining a sufficient quantity of production platinum blanks."

The struggle in acquiring those blanks has sharply trimmed this year’s proof Platinum Eagle mintage. It fell to 4,000 coins from last year’s announced limit of 15,000 coins […]


2016 American Gold Eagle Release, 2015's Nearly GoneAll but one of the four different sized 2015 American Eagle gold bullion coins has now sold out. Demand for the coins has surged in recent weeks as gold prices hover around an almost 6-year low.

The United States Mint announced late Tuesday afternoon that it sold all remaining 1 ounce or $50 American Gold Eagles, and that no more would be produced […]


2016 American Silver Eagle Release, Last 2015s for RecordIt’s out with the old and in with the new. Earlier today, Nov. 24, the United States Mint announced that it would stop producing 2015 American Eagle silver bullion coins by Dec. 11 and that it would begin taking orders for the first 2016-dated issues on Jan. 11.

2015 American Silver Eagles will claim an annual sales record. That should happen by early next week, even as the U.S. Mint limits their sales […]


US Mint Restricts Weekly Silver Eagle Sales to 1 MillionThe United States Mint this week raised the number of American Eagle silver bullion coins available to its distributors.

The agency has limited Silver Eagle sales for much of the year to prevent periods of suspension. Demand for the coins usually exceeds supply. The U.S. Mint has the production capability to make many more but it is unable to acquire enough planchets for that to happen […]


2016 NPS Centennial Commemorative Coin Designs RevealedDesigns for the 2016 National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins were unveiled Thursday, Nov. 19, during a ceremony at the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, DC.

These United States Mint coins will be offered in gold, silver, and clad compositions, and they will be available in collector qualities of proof and uncirculated […]


Saratoga Quarter Launch Ceremony HighlightsOn Tuesday, Nov. 17, officials from the United States Mint and the National Park Service introduced the new Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter. The coin is the last of five quarters for 2015 and the 30th overall in the series of America the Beautiful Quarters.

The launch ceremony was held in Schuylerville, New York, just a few miles from the historical site commemorated on the coin […]


2016 Fort Moultrie Quarter PhotosQuarters commemorating Fort Moultrie at Fort Sumter National Monument of South Carolina enter circulation in late 2016. In addition to those struck for general circulation at the U.S. Mint facilities in Denver and Philadelphia, the U.S. Mint in San Francisco also produces a version in proof for inclusion in special collector sets.

During a recent visit to the U.S. Mint’s facility in San Francisco, we were lucky enough to […]

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US Mint Sales: 2015 $5 Gold Eagle Bullion Coin Sells OutAnother 2015 American Gold Eagle bullion coin sold out, the United States Mint announced Tuesday. The smallest 1/10-ounce coin is gone and no more will be made. It’s the second of the four 2015-dated bullion coins to sell out.

The U.S. Mint’s $5-denominated Gold Eagle reached sales this month of 100,000 coins after advancing by half as much in October […]

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10-Coin Set of Circulating 2015 America the Beautiful QuartersA 10-coin set of circulating-quality 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters is now available from the United States Mint.

This annually issued set includes 5 quarters from the Denver Mint and 5 quarters from the Philadelphia Mint. These are the two facilities that […]


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