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2016 Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Coin PhotosThe U.S. Mint introduced its centennial Standing Liberty gold quarter on Sept. 8, 2016. This short article presents high-resolution photos and a video of the one-quarter ounce, .9999 fine 24-karat gold coin.

This 25-cent gold piece is a 100th anniversary edition of sculptor Hermon A. MacNeil’s original Standing Liberty design that was featured on quarters for circulation beginning in 1916 […]


Release Dates for 2017 America the Beautiful QuartersThe United States Mint published official launch dates for the five 2017 quarters that commemorate parks, monuments and historic sites in Iowa, the District of Columbia, Missouri, New Jersey and Indiana.

Release dates and designs showcased on the coins are […]


US Mint Sales: Silver Eagle and Standing Liberty SpotlightedTwo United States Mint products have been in the forefront of coin collectors’ thoughts, the 2016-W Proof American Silver Eagle and the 2016-W Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Coin.

But having already talked about their sales aplenty, like in articles about […]


2016-W 30th Anniversary Proof Silver Eagle PhotosThis year’s proof Silver Eagle with its anniversary edge lettering is drawing stronger sales. Orders for the 2016-W American Eagle Silver Proof Coin reached 322,317 pieces in three days, according to the latest United States Mint figures.

That stands taller than reported starts from other recent years, as underscored in […]


2016 Standing Liberty Gold Quarter Order Limits EndingOrdering restrictions for the 2016-W Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Coin will be lifted Wednesday, Sept. 21, the United States Mint said today in an email notice to news editors.

The .9999 fine 24-karat gold quarter has two maximums now — a 100,000 mintage and 1-coin for each household. The top limit will remain but collectors and dealers tomorrow will be able to order as many as they want […]


American Innovation $1 Coins ProposedNewly introduced legislation is calling for a series of collector dollars to commemorate American innovation.

Entitled the American Innovation $1 Coin Act, H.R. 6025 proposes a 14-year program of $1s with one issued for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five United States territories […]


30th Anniversary 2016-W Proof American Silver EagleGet ready… One of the most popular U.S. Mint annual products debuts today, Sept. 16. The 2016-W Proof American Silver Eagle goes on sale beginning at noon Eastern Time for $53.95.

Demand for the coin is high every year, but expect extra interest for this one because it serves as a 30th anniversary issue. And to mark the special occasion, it features a smooth edge with "30th ANNIVERSARY" incused in italics […]


2018-2020 Proof American Platinum Eagle Candidate DesignsToday, Sept, 15, the United States Mint unveiled candidate designs for upcoming proof American Platinum Eagles.

Exactly opposite of past coins, the proofs in years 2018 to 2020 will feature different obverses while their reverses will share one design […]


US Mint Sales: 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Rises to 53,378The U.S. Mint’s newest product, the centennial gold 2016-W Standing Liberty quarter, is driving the highest number of collector sales.

Released last Thursday, the gold quarter scored first-day sales of 47,884 coins. Another 5,494 sold over the weekend to lift its total to 53,378 coins for 53.4% of the 100,000 originally allotted […]


2016 West Virginia's Park Quarter Mintage Highest Since 2001 Vermont State QuarterProduction of U.S. coins for circulation slowed in August for the first time in four months, according to United States Mint figures published last Thursday, Sept. 8.

The data also shows mintages for West Virginia’s Harpers Ferry National Historical Park coin, the third of this year’s five differently designed quarters. Overall, its mintage is the highest among quarters since those from 2001 […]


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