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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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2014 Gold Kennedy Half-Dollar Purchases Limited by AgeIn-person purchases of the dual-dated 1964-2014 Proof Gold Kennedy Half-Dollar will be limited to those who are 18 and older, the United States Mint said in a brief memo sent to news media on Monday.

Collectors will have the opportunity to order the unique halves beginning on Aug. 5, 2014. Ordering on the 5th opens at [...]

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Trip to West Point Mint Begins... Stay TunedThis week my brother Darrin and I are visiting the U.S. Mint at West Point. This will be Darrin’s first visit and my second. I was there last year for a media event that shined spotlights on the history of the site and its 75th anniversary.

One of the anticipated highlights for this latest trip is watching how 50th Anniversary 24K Gold Kennedy half-dollars are made [...]

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US Mint 2015 24K Gold Ultra-High Relief Coin and Silver Medal?On Thursday, July 17, the U.S. Mint announced that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will discuss a "potential 2015 24K Gold Ultra-High Relief Coin and accompanying silver medal."

The CCAC will hold the public meeting via teleconference at 3:00 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 [...]

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2013 Proof Set Sells Out, Sales Top Prior YearSales ended this week for the 2013 Proof Set. The United States Mint tagged the set’s product page with "sold out" and added it to the "No Longer Available" section of its website.

The popularity of annual sets has been receding in recent years, although orders for the 2013 Proof Set topped those from 2012 [...]

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2014 Grace Coolidge First Spouse Gold CoinsToday, July 17, 2014, the United States Mint started accepting orders for Grace Coolidge First Spouse Gold Coins.

Designs on the $10 gold pieces honor Grace, wife of the 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge [...]

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US Mint Sales: Quarters Sets, $1 Covers and Gold Coins DebutNew products boosted sales for the United States Mint last week. Collectors’ wallets opened to pay for new quarters sets, new $1 coin covers, and new gold coins. U.S. Mint sales data also shows a much wider mixing of older product purchases than the previous week.

The newly introduced U.S. Mint products include [...]

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US Mint Sales Plans for 50th Anniversary Kennedy HalvesEarlier today, July 16, the United States Mint revealed its sales plans for the three products commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Half-Dollar.

Details included initial inventory levels and ordering limits at Mint retail shops and the upcoming ANA convention [...]

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2014 Baseball Clad Half-Dollar Limits Lifted, Sales JumpThe United States Mint has removed ordering limits for the curved 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Clad Half-Dollars.

When the popular commemorative coins celebrating the diamond anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame went on sale Mar. 27 [...]

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2014 Herbert Hoover $1 Coin CoverOn Thursday, July 10, the United States Mint released its 2014 Herbert Hoover $1 Coin Cover.

Coin covers hold two Herbert Hoover Presidential $1 Coins from the first day of production. One of the dollars was struck on Feb. 5, 2014 at the Denver Mint and the other was struck on Feb. 19, 2014 at the Philadelphia Mint [...]

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US Mint Coin Production in June; Arches Quarter MintagesStriking more than a billion coins every month is looking again like common practice for the United States Mint. The bureau hurdled the coin production milestone for a fourth straight month in June and for the fifth time in 2014.

What a different a few years can make. The at least billion per month level was a normality before the recession. It didn’t return with any frequency until [...]

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