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West Point Mint Enhances Dies, Tests New Coin FinishesIn the world of making coins, artists craft designs and engineers bring them to life on faces of steel. Today, the engineering techniques at the United States Mint are an art form in their own right. We’ve seen them ourselves in a recent trip to the U.S. Mint at West Point and in past visits to Mint facilities in Philadelphia, San Francisco and Denver.

Specialists at the West Point Mint have set their sights on dies for 2014-W Proof Platinum Eagles, investing their time and unique resources in a series of experiments to develop multiple finishes that will accentuate the artist’s design and bring out more of the coin details [...]


US Mint Sales: Lou Hoover Gold Coins DebutAppearing on U.S. Mint sales charts for the first time are the 2014-W $10 Lou Hoover First Spouse Gold Coins in proof and uncirculated finishes. Released on Aug. 14, they mark the third of four designs this year to honor former First Ladies.

Collectors in the early going ordered 955 of the proof Lou Hoover gold coins and 638 of the uncirculated Lou Hoover gold coins for a total of 1,593 — the highest [...]

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2013 Mint Set Sales End at 52-Year LowSales of the 2013 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set, or 2013 Mint Set, ended this week with its product page now tagged with "sold out."

U.S. Mint reporting last had its sales at 368,553, which is the lowest total since the 1961 Mint Set ended with sales of [...]


2014 Baseball Silver Dollar Sales Changed, First Move in 4 MonthsNew United States Mint figures offer updated sales for the curved 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins, to include different totals for the silver dollars — their first change in four months.

Issued in $5 gold, silver dollar and 50c clad and in proof and uncirculated finishes, the commemorative coins celebrate the diamond anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame [...]


50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Sales to Aug. 17, 2014New U.S. Mint sales figures are in for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar products.

Sales of the Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set total 116,937 through its first 25 days of release, having launched on July 24. Released on Aug. 5, the first 13 days of sales for the dual-dated [...]


Harding Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal SetToday, Aug. 19, the United States started selling Harding Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets.

Available for $9.95, the set honors Warren G. Harding who served as the 29th President of the United States and his wife, Florence [...]


Lou Hoover First Spouse Gold CoinsToday, Aug. 14, the United States Mint began selling the proof and uncirculated quality Lou Hoover First Spouse Gold Coins.

Designs on the $10 gold pieces celebrate Lou, wife of the 31st President of the United States, Herbert Hoover [...]

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US Mint Sales: Kennedy Half-Dollar Clad Sets SteadyDemand is steady for 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Sets.

Orders for the two-coin coin clad sets hurdled 100K to land at 112,134 as of Sunday. Buying activity actually picked up in their second full week of release, rising 14,479 compared to 13,062 during their first full week of sales [...]


Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set Sells OutAvailability of the 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set has ended with the United States Mint tagging the product as “sold out." U.S. Mint reporting last had its sales at 15,141.

I like this set. It’s unique with two medals, a coin and complimenting packaging. Most importantly, it includes the first ever [...]


2014 Kennedy Gold Coin Sales at 62,341; Price Increase LikelyNew U.S. Mint figures show how many dual-dated 1964-2014 Proof 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Coins have sold. And on a related note, its price and that of other U.S. Mint gold coins are poised to rise on Wednesday.

Let’s discuss updated sales before getting into likely pricing changes [...]


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