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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2018-S Proof American Silver Eagle LaunchCollectors don’t get confused, the United States Mint is releasing another proof American Silver Eagle this year. This one is produced at the U.S. Mint’s facility in San Francisco and debuts today, Aug. 14, to coincide with the start of the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money.

The 2018-S Proof American Silver Eagle is nearly identical to the standard West Point Mint proof edition which debuted on Jan. 4 and has last reported sales of 334,188. Its only identifiable difference is the […]

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Silver Dollars SoughtCompanion bills introduced in the House and Senate are calling for coins in commemoration of the centennial establishment of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 

On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the Memorial Amphitheater […]

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US Mint Seeks CCAC Applications Qualified in American HistoryThe United States Mint is accepting applications for appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) as a member qualified by virtue of their experience in American History.

Congress established the CCAC in 2003 to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs for U.S. coins and medals […]

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U.S. Mint to Exhibit 1933 $20 Double Eagles an ANA 2018 Philadelphia ShowThe U.S. Mint will be displaying 3 1933 Saint-Gaudens $20 gold double eagles during the American Numismatic Association 2018 World’s Fair of Money® in Philadelphia Aug. 14 to 18. The exhibit will include a previously unknown piece.

The display will feature two of the ten pieces recovered by the government in 2004. Those coins were the subject of 11 years of litigation, which was resolved last year in favor of the government […]

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US Mint Sales: 82.1% of 2018 Silver Reverse Proof Sets SoldThe latest U.S. Mint sales figures show that the 2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set held its leads as the most popular product for a second week in a row.

Released two weeks ago Monday, July 23, the set moved up another 18,730 to 164,119. By percentage, that’s 82.1% of the possible 200,000 sets ordered in 15 days […]

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2018 American Innovation $1 Coin Design CandidatesOn Tuesday, July 31, the United States Mint unveiled possible designs for the 2018 American Innovation $1 Coin. The dollar will introduce a new 15-year series of designs that recognize innovation or innovators in each state, territory and the District of Columbia.

Members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) discussed the proposed designs in a teleconference meeting on Tuesday. They decided not to recommend any of them over quality concerns. And that’s putting it mildly […]

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George Washington & John Adams Presidential Silver Medals Pricing and ImagesThe United States Mint this week updated its online store with information, images and pricing for the first two Presidential Silver Medals honoring George Washington and John Adams, the nation’s first and second Presidents.

Struck on the same planchets that are used to make American Silver Eagles […]

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U.S. Mint Sales: 2018 Silver Reverse Proof Set DebutNumismatic demand for U.S. Mint products improved for a fourth straight week, according to the latest sales figures.

The new 2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set helped in boosting overall sales. It launched a week ago Monday, July 23. Orders for the set total 145,389 out of the possible 200,000 […]

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WWI Centennial Silver Medal Sales ReopenCollectors can again order the five 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollar and Medal Sets. Limited to 100,000, the sets launched on Jan. 17 and originally had an ordering deadline of Feb. 20.

Today, the United States Mint reopened sales of all five sets at their initial issue price of $99.95 each […]

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2020-2021 Quarter Designs ReviewedProposed designs were reviewed and several were recommended for the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarter dollars and companion five-ounce silver coins.

Sixty-three design candidates competed for the six quarters and associated coins to be released in the two years. The designs are emblematic of the national sites up for honors […]

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