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US Mint Product Launches in February 2018The United States Mint will release products this month that include coins in clad, silver and gold and in sizes ranging from 1/10 ounce to 5 ounces.

Several of the coins feature one-year-only designs. Many belong to a family of annual products […]

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Pictured Rocks Quarter Ceremony, Coin Exchange and Public ForumIn less than a week, the United States Mint and National Park Service will officially introduce the quarter celebrating Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. This year’s first quarter ceremony takes place near the national site on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

As usual, there are related events supporting the release — a U.S. Mint-hosted coin forum starting the evening before the ceremony and a coin exchange right after the ceremony. All three are free and open to the public […]

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US Mint Sales: 2018 Proof Platinum Eagle DebutsTwo annual products for collectors made their first appearances on U.S. Mint sales boards — the proof American Platinum Eagle featuring the new "Life" design and the proof set of 5 quarters bearing new one-year-only designs.

Released last Thursday for $1,420, the 2018-W Proof Platinum Eagle notched first-day sales of 4,420 coins. It gained support on Friday when […]

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2018 Native American $1 Coin Image UnveiledThe United States Mint last week published images of the 2018 Native American dollar. The $1 coin series is known for its annually changing reverse designs. This year’s coins pays homage to sports legend Jim Thorpe.

Dollar coins are no longer released into circulation but the U.S. Mint continues to strike them for coin collectors […]

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2018 Quarters Proof Set Sales Debut at 36,563The U.S. Mint released its first dedicated quarter product of the year a week ago Tuesday, Jan. 23. The agency’s proof set of 2018 America the Beautiful quarter dollars is available for $15.95.

Featuring clad proof quarters with designs honoring national sites in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Georgia, and Rhode Island, the set registered six-day opening sales of 36,563 […]

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US Mint Produces 14.8 Billion Coins for Circulation in 2017Coin production in the United States slowed for a second straight year after peaking to a 14-year high, annual figures from the U.S. Mint show.

In 2017, production facilities in Denver and Philadelphia shipped over 14.8 billion coins to Federal Reserve Banks for distribution into the economy, marking a 7.2% decrease from the more than 16 billion coins made in 2016 […]

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2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin PricingIntroductory prices for clad 50c and silver dollar Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins will range from $25.95 to $51.95, according to the United States Mint.

Their sales along with companion pink-hued $5 gold coins — a first for the U.S. Mint — will begin at noon ET on March 15, 2018 […]

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US Mint 2018 Pricing Revisions for Gold and Platinum Collector CoinsThe United States Mint last week rolled out 2018 pricing revisions for its suit of high-end numismatic coins.

The agency’s collections of gold and platinum coins have prices that can change weekly depending on the trending value of precious metals. Coin pricing is evaluated every Wednesday and modified as necessary […]

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US Mint Sales: WWI Dollars and Medals DebutWorld War I Centennial commemoratives moved quickly out of the gate with five-day sales topping $6.49 million.

The U.S. Mint from Jan. 17 to Jan. 22 sold nearly a quarter of the authorized 350,000 silver dollars and almost half of the allotted 100,000 silver medals […]

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2018-W Proof American Platinum Eagle Release Depicts 'Life'A three-year series expressing core American principles debuts today at noon ET with the U.S. Mint’s release of the 2018-W Proof American Platinum Eagle.

The new proof platinum coin series celebrates the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence with design themes centered on Life, Liberty and Happiness […]

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