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Boys Town Coin Images and Product Options UnveiledThe United States Mint published images, product options, and limits for upcoming coins and a companion set that commemorate the 100th anniversary of Boys Town.

Six coins will be released in all, plus a three-coin proof set. They launch on Mar. 9, 2017 at prices ranging from $20.95 to the mid […]


US Mint Sales: 2017 Quarters Silver Proof Set DebutsLast week, the United States Mint introduced a set of silver proof quarters commemorating national sites in Iowa, D.C., Missouri, New Jersey, and Indiana.

The silver set posted early sales of 43,538, registering the weakest start in the product line to date […]

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2017 Kennedy Half-Dollars Released in Rolls and BagsHonoring the 35th President of the United States, rolls and bags of 2017 Kennedy Half-Dollars are now available from the U.S. Mint.

These coins are produced to circulation-quality at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints with pricing for a two-roll set of 40 coins at $32.95 and bags of 200 coins at $139.95 each […]


Penny Costs 1.5 Cents to Make in 2016The overall price of producing U.S. circulating coins fell for a fifth straight year even as the cost of making cents and nickels remained above their face values for an eleventh year in a row, the United States Mint disclosed in its recently published 2016 Annual Report.

The unit cost to produce, administer and distribute the 1-cent coin totaled 1.50 cents compared to 1.43 cents from a year earlier […]


Introductory Lions Clubs Coin Prices End Tuesday, Feb. 21Introductory prices are ending soon for coins commemorating 100 years of the world’s largest service club organization, Lions Clubs International (LCI).

Regular U.S. Mint pricing for the pair of proof and uncirculated Lions Clubs Silver Dollars takes effect on Tuesday, Feb 21, at 3:00 p.m. ET […]


US Mint Sales: Effigy Mounds Quarters DebutU.S. Mint quarters with a design emblematic of Iowa’s Effigy Mounds National Monument launched last week and their early sales are now available. The Effigy Mounds quarter is the first of five 2017-dated issues, and depicts an aerial view of mounds in the Marching Bear Group.

Available product options include rolls and bags of quarters produced in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco with mint marks of ‘P’, ‘D’ and ‘S’ […]

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2017 America the Beautiful Quarters in Silver Proof SetRepresenting the eighth year of a series from the United States Mint, the 2017 ATB Quarters Silver Proof Set is now available. Released at noon (ET) today, Feb. 16, the set includes all five 2017-dated coins of the Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® program.

Increasing the set’s uniqueness (and price), each of its coins is struck from a composition of 90% silver and 10% copper […]


CCAC to Review Design Themes for 2019 Quarters and OSS MedalThe Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold an hour-long teleconference meeting this Wednesday, Feb. 15, to consider themes for the five 2019-dated coins from the U.S. Mint’s series of America the Beautiful Quarters®.

Introduced in 2010, the 56-quarter program celebrates national parks and other national sites throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories […]


US Mint Sales: Lions Clubs Coin Top Weekly SellerA lack of new releases often makes for a bit of a humdrum U.S. Mint sales report, although buying activity did increase across many products so there was that action.

Commemorative Lions Clubs silver dollars saw good gains, especially the proof edition which grabbed the top spot as the Mint’s most sold collectible for the week ended Feb. 5 […]


Effigy Mounds Quarter Launch Ceremony HighlightsOn Tuesday, Feb. 7, United States Mint quarters celebrating Iowa’s Effigy Mounds National Monument were formerly introduced to the public.

Around 1,700 people went to the launch ceremony hosted by officials from the U.S. Mint and National Park Service […]


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