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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2016 American Platinum Eagle Bullion Sales Open at 17,100U.S. Mint authorized distributors for the first time on Monday could order bullion 2016 American Platinum Eagles.

They bought with intensity, scooping up 17,100 coins by the end of the day — a tally that’s already 200 more than the amount sold in all of 2014, which was the last year the bullion coins were offered […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Coin Design Contest Begins Aug. 1One week from today, on Monday, Aug. 1, the United States Mint will start a public contest for designs for commemorative coins that are emblematic of the fight against breast cancer.

The design competition has been established for American citizens and permanent residents 18 years of age and older to create obverse and reverse designs that […]

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US Mint Expands Product Releases for AugustThe United States Mint has been tweaking its online release schedule for August, adding launch dates and updating destination pages with information and product images.

New to the schedule are two 1-ounce, .999 fine silver medal versions of last year’s 2015 $100 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin […]

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US Mint Sales: Harpers Ferry 5 oz Coin and 3-Coin Set DebutThe U.S. Mint’s two newest collectibles commemorate Harpers Ferry National Historical Park of West Virginia. Sales of both opened in the middle of the pack compared to sister products released earlier this year.

Kicking last week off, the 2016 Harpers Ferry Quarters Three-Coin Set went on sale Monday, July 11, for $9.95. The set posted starting sales of […]

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2016 Bullion American Platinum Eagle Launches on July 25Next Monday, July 25, the United States Mint will begin taking orders for the 2016 $100 American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin.

The series of 1-ounce, .9995 fine platinum bullion coins was introduced in 1997 as an annual product for investors but has not always been issued […]

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US Mint Ends 2016 American Silver Eagle RationingThe United States Mint is no longer limiting how many 2016 American Eagle silver bullion coins it sells. Rationing ended this morning, July 18, the agency told its network of bullion distributors called "Authorized Purchasers."

AP’s include major coin and precious metals dealers, brokerage companies, and other participating financial intermediaries who buy U.S. Mint bullion coins in bulk and then […]

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2016 Harpers Ferry 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated CoinHarpers Ferry National Historical Park of West Virginia is the newest national site honored on a large format silver coin now available from the United States Mint.

Struck from five ounces of .999 fine silver with a diameter of three inches, the collectible is the third 2016-dated release from the U.S. Mint’s program of America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins […]

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US Mint Sales: Reagan Coin & Medal Set DebutFor a second week in a row Reagan products claimed top spots in the list of weekly best sellers for the United States Mint. The new 2016 Reagan $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set led them all.

Released on July 5, the set includes a Ronald Reagan dollar and a Nancy Reagan bronze medal for $9.95. Collectors scooped up 5,910 of them in six days. That’s not only quicker than starts of this year’s previous sets featuring the Fords and Nixons, it’s already higher than their current sales […]

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Rosie Rios, 43rd Treasurer of U.S., Steps DownRosie Rios, the 43rd Treasurer of the United States, resigned from her position effective on Friday, July 8, 2016. She first assumed the office back on August 6, 2009.

As Treasurer, Rios oversaw the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the United States Mint, and was a key liaison with the Federal Reserve. She was also a senior advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury and strongly promoted the concept of a woman appearing on U.S. currency […]

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U.S. Coin Production Tops 8.3B in First Half of 2016U.S. coin production increased for a second straight month in June with United States Mint facilities in Philadelphia and Denver pressing over 1.5 billion coins for circulation, the most since October.

With this year’s string of strong production months, the U.S. Mint is on track to make the second most coins since 2001, having already made more than 8.3 coins through the first half of the year […]

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