US Mint News & Information

US Mint SiteThe following articles include the latest news and information on United States Mint coins and products to include new and upcoming coins, coin designs, release dates, sales, mintages and announcements related to collecting and coin collectors.

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US Mint Sales: Baseball Silver Dollars 'Out of Stock'After selling out nearly 8 months ago, the U.S. Mint on Tuesday reopened ordering for the curved 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Dollars because cancellations freed up inventory.

This week’s sales report shows their sales adjustments due to those cancellations, placing the available total after Sunday for both silver dollars at 3,566. It looks like all of them have been claimed […]

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2014 Kennedy 50c and American $1 Set Sales At or Nearing MaxAccording to the latest figures from the United States Mint, the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set has sold out and the clad 2014 Kennedy 50th Anniversary Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set could reach that point at any time.

As for the four-coin silver and gold Kennedy half-dollar products, their […]

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U.S. Mint's Coin Discovery Sets Now Available for $24.95United States Mint Coin Discovery Sets launched today at noon ET. These three-coin sets are like no other from the U.S. Mint, a brand new product for 2014.

Promoted as "perfect for the beginner coin collector," sets include three 2014 Kennedy half-dollars in three different collector finishes from three different U.S. Mint production facilities […]

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2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Dollars Back on SaleCurved shaped 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Dollars will return for sale at noon ET today, Dec. 16, the United States Mint announced.

Offered in proof and uncirculated collector qualities with the authorizing law limiting sales to 400,000 across both product options, the commemorative coins made a splash when they launched alongside their $5 gold and 50c clad counterparts on Mar. 27 […]

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2014 FDR Coin and Chronicles Sets Include Coins, Medals and StampsCoin and stamp collectors can get a closer look now at the 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set before it launches next week on Dec. 22, 2014. The U.S. Mint published new images of an opened set along with its booklet, coins and medals.

Limited to 20,000 sets with each priced at $57.95, it’s the second in a product line after last year’s Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set which was also $57.95 and sold out with sales of 15,144 […]

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US Mint Not Recommending New Coin CompositionsDon’t expect U.S. coin compositions to change any time soon, and never for the penny. There are "no alternative metal compositions that reduce the manufacturing unit cost of the penny below its face value," according to the United States Mint 2014 Biennial Report to Congress on the research and development (R&D) of alternative metals for circulating coins.

However, there are alternatives for other denominations that could cut U.S. Mint coin production costs, with one tested alloy rising to the top of the list […]

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Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal Awarded, Bronze for PublicWorld War II members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) were collectively awarded the Congressional Gold Medal Wednesday, Dec. 10, at a ceremony held in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.

Surviving CAP members along with leaders of the U.S. House and Senate attended the ceremony. The medal was […]

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US Mint Sales: American Eagle and Buffalo Coin Sell OutsToday we’ll take a quick look at updated sales of recently sold out collectible from West Point to include the American Gold Buffalo and American Eagle coins in gold and silver.

Before getting into summary details, note that these coins have sales that are higher than past issues so they won’t go down in the books as "scarce." In that sense, their sellouts are less exciting but they’re worth discussing nevertheless […]

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American $1 Coin and Currency Set Sales Reopen, New LimitThe United States Mint on Wednesday reopened ordering for the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set which includes a Series 2013 $1 Federal Reserve note and the highly sought 2014-D Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin.

Priced at $13.95, the set has been listed mostly as "out of stock" and resultantly off sale […]

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US Mint 2014 Christmas Catalog ArrivesMailboxes are filling with Christmas-themed mail. Many collectors are getting an extra piece from the United States Mint. The agency’s traditional holiday catalog started mailing last week.

Entitled "2014 Gift Ideas," it includes 24 pages filled with a few dozen of the U.S. Mint’s most popular products […]

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