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CCAC to Review 2018 $1, 2019 $100 and 2020 25c DesignsThe Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will meet Thursday, Sept. 27, to review and discuss candidate designs for 2018 to 2020-dated coins struck in clad, silver and high relief gold.

The CCAC is tasked with advising the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to all United States coins and medals […]

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Federal Reserve Inventories of $1 Coins at 1.155 BillionThe U.S. has tons of $1 coins in storage, according to Federal Reserve data released Aug. 10, 2018, although their numbers are declining somewhat every year.

Reserve Bank inventories of dollars are down to 1.155 billion coins through the second quarter of 2018 after peaking to 1.440 billion coins in the third quarter of 2012 […]

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Light Finish 2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set Halves FoundNumismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) graders have discovered a "light finish" variety of 2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set Half Dollars.

This variety results from an obverse die that was not properly prepared, imparting a significantly lower-contrast finish on the coin’s fields as compared to the white fields typically seen on Reverse Proof coins […]

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Cumberland Island Quarter Launch Ceremony HighlightsLast week on Thursday, Aug. 30, quarters honoring Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia were formerly introduced to the public.

Some 1,500 people attended the launch ceremony hosted by officials from the United States Mint and National Park Service and around 1,200 children received a free Cumberland Island quarter to commemorate the event […]

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2018 Bullion American Silver Eagles Temporarily Sell OutInventories of bullion 2018 American Silver Eagles are depleted for now, the United States Mint told its Authorized Purchasers (APs) today, Sept. 6.

According to U.S. Mint spokesman Michael White, the agency sent the following information to its APs […]

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2018-W $25 Proof American Palladium Eagle LaunchThe U.S. Mint’s newest coin for collectors, the 2018-W $25 Proof American Palladium Eagle, goes on sale today, Sept. 6, at noon ET.

Containing 1 ounce of .9995 fine palladium and limited to 15,000 pieces, this collectible is one of the U.S. Mint’s more expensive pieces with its launching price of $1,387.50 […]

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US Mint Sales: Cumberland Island Quarters and 5 Oz. Coin DebutThe latest U.S. Mint sales figures show first results for the new collector coins depicting Georgia’s Cumberland Island National Seashore.

Released last week on Monday, Aug. 27, the Cumberland Island quarter is the fourth of five 2018-dated issues. Available products include rolls and bags of quarters from Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco with mint marks of ‘P’, ‘D’ and ‘S’ […]

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American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Designs UnveiledThe U.S. Mint joined the American Legion Wednesday, Aug. 9, at its national convention to reveal designs for the trio of 2019-dated coins commemorating its 100th the anniversary.

The Legion was charted by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic organization for veterans. It quickly grew into one of the largest veteran’s service organization in the United States […]

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U.S. Mint Seeking Artists To Design Coins and MedalsThe U.S. Mint is looking for artists to create United States coin and medal designs. The agency is accepting applications for its Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) beginning Sept. 3, 2018.

The AIP, established in 2003, was created to develop and train a pool of external artists ready to work with the Mint’s staff, including sculptor-engravers, to generate new designs for coins and medals […]

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2018 Cumberland Island 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin ReleasedGeorgia’s Cumberland Island National Seashore is the latest site to be featured on one of the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins™.

The collector coin went on sale today, Aug. 30, at 12 noon (ET). Those interested in the large format issue may purchase them directly from the U.S. Mint for $154.95 […]

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