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US Mint Bullion Coin Sales Leap in SeptemberDemand for United States Mint bullion coins soared in September as precious metals prices tumbled. Gold and silver coin sales leapt to multi-month highs, more than doubling sales from the previous month and landing well higher than a year ago.

A sales summary across U.S. Mint bullion products for last month and for the first nine months of this year follows [...]


US Mint's New Website LaunchesThe United States Mint began rolling out its new website and ordering system late last night. Earlier this morning the agency officially announced that the site is live.

Collectors can visit the new website at to see the layout changes, check out new navigation links and areas, manage their account information and, of course, shop for new coins and sets [...]


2015 US Marshals Commemorative Coin PricesPrices for the 2015 US Marshals 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins in silver and clad have been announced by the United States Mint, and they’re lower than this year’s commemoratives.

Pricing for the gold versions will not be known until shortly before they’re released [...]


2015-2016 Proof American Platinum Eagle Design CandidatesThirty-one design candidates for the 2015-W and 2016-W Proof American Platinum Eagle coins have been unveiled by the United States Mint and reviewed by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and Commission of Fine Arts (CFA).

Issued since 1997, the one-ounce 99.95% fine platinum proof series has always featured an obverse of Lady Liberty looking toward the future. The reverse has changed annually, and the CFA and CCA has differing opinions on what designs are best for 2015 and 2016 [...]


Fond du Lac Chippewa Code Talkers Medal Design CandidatesDesign candidates for the Congressional Gold Medal honoring the World War II service of the Lake Superior Band of the Fond du Lac Chippewa Native American Code Talkers have been unveiled by the United States Mint.

The artistic representations were also reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) [...]


US Mint Not Accepting Orders, Popular Coin NewsOn Saturday night, the U.S. Mint stopped taking orders on the web and by phone as it prepares to roll out its new website and order management system. Ordering will re-open Oct. 1 at 12 noon EDT.

This week other world mints will take center stage in product releases [...]


2016 America the Beautiful Quarter and 5 Oz Coin Design CandidatesThe United States Mint has unveiled design candidates for the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters and companion 2016 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins.

These quarters and coins mark the 7th year in their related series and the 31st through 35th releases. Designs are emblematic of the following five sites of national interest [...]


US Mint Website Preview, Blackout was treated this week to a walkthrough of the United States Mint’s new website and order management system, courtesy of Dufour Woolfley, the Mint’s Project Management Officer.

The U.S. Mint’s new site and order system, which launches on Oct. 1, presents visitors with an entirely different look and feel, plus a number of enhancements over and above the current system like [...]


US Mint Sales: New Products Debut, Gold Coins JumpLast week the United States Mint introduced new Presidential $1 Four-Coin Sets and the 2014-P Great Sand Dunes National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.

Debuting on the sales charts and fourth and seventh in popularity were 2014 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Sets from Denver and Philadelphia [...]


2014-P Great Sand Dunes 5 Oz Silver Coins Hit 20K in Sales DebutCompared to earlier releases this year, opening sales tapered a bit for the 2014-P Great Sand Dunes National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.

But then the previous five ouncers didn’t debut during a period in which silver prices tumbled to a four-year low. In that environment, the Great Sand Dunes coin was less of a bargain at its fixed price of $154.95 [...]


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