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.

Recent US Mint news and articles are directly below. To quickly scan or jumped to articles of interest, check out the linked coin news headlines shown in the two columns to the very right.

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US Mint Statement on Bullion 2015 American Silver EaglesBullion American Silver Eagles lack mint marks to denote where they are made — unlike companion proof and uncirculated editions. Most are struck at the U.S. Mint facility in West Point.

When it was discovered earlier this year that a relatively small number of them in 2015 came from the Philadelphia Mint for the very first time, a firestorm of interest ensued. The excitement ratcheted higher under the possibility that they could be identified from West Point strikes […]

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2016 Proof Set and 2016 Silver Proof Set Mark New Sales LowsThe trend of weaker sales continues for United States Mint clad and silver proofs sets. The agency recently stopped selling its pair of flagship sets for 2016 and, according to the latest Mint figures; they ended at milestone low levels.

A few years back, it was often cheaper to buy proof sets after the U.S. Mint stopped selling them. More are now holding their values in the secondary market. Some mintage low sets are actually commanding exceptional premiums […]

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US Mint Sales: 2017 Silver Proof Set Nears 200,000The United States Mint took a break from releasing new collectibles so its latest sales report is a bit lifeless. Its two most recent additions were among the most sought products.

The 2017 Silver Proof Set grew by 7,222 units in its second full week of sales, and is now at 196,304. The pace so far is a smidgen quicker than the early start of last year’s set […]

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2017-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle ReleasedToday, June 29, the United States Mint started accepting orders for the 2017-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle. Produced annually, this year’s coin appears five months earlier than last year’s counterpart.

Its sales will be brisk in the early going. Last year’s special 30th anniversary edition scored first-day sales of 126,902 […]

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Phase I of Apollo 11 Coin Design Competition Nears EndJust a few days remain to submit an application to enter the competition to design Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins. The event invites artists to design an image that is emblematic of the United States Space Program leading up to the first manned moon landing.

The deadline for Phase One of the contest ends Thursday, June 29. By that time […]

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Ozark Riverways Quarters for Missouri in Three-Coin SetToday, June 26, the United States Mint started selling a three-coin set of Ozark Riverways quarters for $9.95. The coins recognize the national park in southern Missouri. It is the first national area to protect a river system.

This newest America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ is the third of five issues for 2017 and the thirty-eighth overall in the series that kicked off in 2010 […]

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2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal PhotosThis article presents photos of a United States Mint flagship 225th anniversary product, the 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal.

Released on June 14, the Philadelphia Mint-produced medal is composed from an ounce of 99.9% fine silver and features a collector proof finish […]

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American Innovation $1 Coin Act Introduced in SenateLegislation authorizing a 56-coin series of numismatic $1 coins for American innovation was introduced June 8 in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT).

The bill, named the American Innovation $1 Coin Act, S. 1326, marks a first for the Senate but sister bills have been presented more than once in the House […]

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2019 Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin Designs ReviewedIn 2019, the United States Mint will produce and sell curved Apollo 11 Commemorative Coins in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon.

Products will include $5 gold coins, silver dollars, clad half-dollars, and 5-ounce $1 silver coins with common obverse (heads) and reverse (tails) designs […]

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US Mint Sales: 'Liberty' Products Log Better GainsThe 2017 American Liberty Silver Medal is new to U.S. Mint sales boards. Having already talked about its early sales, we’ll pivot straight to some other points of interest.

Sixty-eight of the Mint’s numismatic products outperformed their prior weekly gains compared to the last report’s total of 174. All those with "Liberty" in their name were among the stronger performers […]

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