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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U.S. Mint Medals Honoring MilitaryIn addition to U.S. coinage, the United States Mint strikes Congressional Gold Medals, military medals, Presidential medals, First Spouse medals and others that commemorate major historical events and sites.

My interest in medals was kindled after seeing some very old ones when visiting the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. That’s where they’re all made […]

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Harpers Ferry Quarters, Coin & Currency Set and Platinum Eagle for JuneUnited States Mint product releases in and around summer tend to be sparse, especially in June, but now there’s at least a clearer picture about what will launch next month.

The U.S. Mint in the early AM added two products with release dates to its schedule, the 2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set for June 16 and the […]

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US Mint Sales: 2016 Uncirculated Coin Set, Ford $1 Cover DebutThe United States Mint logged stronger sales for about 64% of its collector products. Buying activity picked up from a rather humdrum previous week, supported by releases of the 2016 Mint Set and the 2016 Gerald R. Ford $1 Coin Cover.

Covers hold two circulating-quality dollars from the first day of their production. Released on May 17 for $19.95, the 2016 Ford $1 Coin Cover scored opening sales of 10,499 […]

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US Mint Gold Coin Prices Expected to Drop on Wed., May 25On Wednesday, May 25, the United States Mint will likely trim prices on its suite of gold coins for collectors. Reductions would be as large as $50 for every ounce of gold they contain.

U.S. Mint policy is to set their gold coin prices based on a weekly average of London gold […]

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Senate Bill Seeks Curved Apollo 11 50th Anniversary CoinsThe call just became louder to strike commemorate coins in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon.

In addition to a unique size, the collectibles would feature a curved shape to resemble the faceplate of an astronaut’s helmet and, if possible, a continuous design that would flow over their edges […]

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2016 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set ReleasedOn Wednesday, May 18, the United States Mint started selling a collector set that includes this year’s major coins in uncirculated quality.

Sets like this one have been issued for decades, and they’re one of the U.S. Mint’s most popular annual products […]

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US Mint Sales: Gold Mercury Dime Retreats FurtherThe U.S. Mint took a break from product launches last week so its latest sales report is kind of same ol’ same ol’ — even down to the agency’s best-sellers with 8 of the top 10 the same as a week earlier.

This week’s report does show a third straight sales regression for the 2016-W Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin […]

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2016 Gerald R. Ford $1 Coin CoverToday, May 17, the United States Mint released its latest coin cover that includes two circulating-quality dollars featuring Gerald R. Ford.

Limited to 20,000 and priced at $19.95, this product for collectors is the 38th and second-to-last release in the American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series […]

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2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin PhotosThe U.S. Mint last month introduced its gold Mercury dime. This short article presents a video and high-resolution photos of the 24-karat gold coin that, for now, is no longer available. The collectible went on back order after about 20 minutes and became unavailable after 40.

This 10c gold piece is a 100th anniversary version of sculptor Adolph A. Weinman’s Winged Liberty Head dime […]

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US Coin Production in April; Reagan $1 Mintages RevealedProduction of U.S. coins for circulation slowed in April and from a year ago, according to United States Mint figures released on Tuesday, May 10.

The data also shows mintages of the 2016 Ronald Reagan dollar, the last release in the U.S. Mint’s series of Presidential $1 Coins which honors former and deceased U.S. Presidents […]

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