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US Mint Gold Coin Prices Expected to Rise Wed., May 4Expect United States Mint prices on gold collector coins to rise Wednesday by as much as $50 for every ounce of the gold they contain.

U.S. Mint policy is to set their prices based on a weekly average of London gold and the precious metal has firmly advanced to 15-month highs […]


Three-Coin Set of 2016 Cumberland Gap QuartersToday, May 2, the United States Mint launched its three-coin set of 2016 Cumberland Gap quarters for $9.95. Coins in the set commemorate the national historical park in Kentucky and feature a design on the reverse side that is emblematic of it.

This newest America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set is the second release this year and the 32nd overall in the series […]


Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins for 2018In 2018, the United States Mint will produce and sell commemorative coins in recognition of the fight against breast cancer.

Congress passed bipartisan legislation for the coins, which includes one in pink gold, and President Obama signed it into law on Friday, April 29 […]


US Mint Sales: Gold Mercury Dime, Silver Proof Set DebutThe first U.S. Mint published sales of the gold Mercury dime came in at 122,510, or 98% of the possible 125,000.

Released on Thursday, the centennial gold coin lasted for about 40 minutes until becoming unavailable. Their sales are expected to […]


2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin Unavailable For NowCollectors didn’t have a lot of time on Thursday to order the new 2016-W Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin. The 24-karat gold coin went on back order after about 20 minutes and then became unavailable by the 40-minute mark.

"The status of the Mercury Dime 2016 Centennial Gold Coin will remain as currently unavailable until all order reconciliations and order cancellations have been processed," U.S. Mint spokesman Michael White said in a brief statement.

The U.S. Mint set the mintage of the highly-anticipated collectible to 125,000 […]


Phase I of WWI Dollar Design Competition Nears EndJust under a week remains to submit an application to enter the public design competition for the 2018 World War I American Veterans Centennial Silver Dollar.

The deadline for Phase One of the competition ends next Thursday, Apr. 28. Before that time, interested artists must submit a digital portfolio with three to five samples of their work […]


Introductory Prices on 2016 NPS Coins Ends Monday, April 25United States Mint introductory prices are ending soon for coins commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS).

Released one month ago, regular pricing for the commemoratives takes effect on Monday, April 25, at 3:00 p.m. ET. At that time, buyers will have to […]


US Mint Sales: Dozens of Collector Products Go AwayThe U.S. Mint last week didn’t release any collector products but it did remove about four dozen of them from its online catalog and weekly sales report.

With nearly all of them issued in the past two years and most of them having been unavailable for some time, there are no huge surprises in their final sales totals […]


2016 Gold Mercury Dime LaunchCelebrating one of the most iconic coin designs in American numismatic history, the U.S. Mint is selling the 2016-W Mercury Dime Centennial 1/10 Ounce Gold Coin at noon ET today, April 21. The commemorative appears 100 years after the original Mercury dime was first issued.

Adolph A. Weinman’s representation of Winged Liberty is featured on the obverse with his […]


Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act Poised for PassageThe United States Mint will likely strike commemorative coins, including collectible editions in pink gold, with designs emblematic of the fight against breast cancer.

On Tuesday, April 19, the U.S. Senate passed by Unanimous Consent the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act. The legislation, numbered H.R. 2722, had already won approval in the U.S. House of Representatives back on July 15 […]


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