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Block Island Quarters for Rhode Island in Three-Coin SetAppearing from the United States Mint as the final release in its 2018 product schedule is the Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Quarter Three-Coin Set.

This collectible honoring the national site in Rhode Island debuts today, Nov. 27, at Noon (ET) for $9.95 […]


US Mint Sales: Block Island Quarters and 5 Oz. Coin DebutThe latest U.S. Mint sales figures include first results for the new collector coins depicting Rhode Island’s Block Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Released last week on Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Block Island quarter is the last 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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Block Island Quarter Launch Ceremony HighlightsLast Thursday, Nov. 15, quarters celebrating Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island were officially introduced to the public.

A crowd of around 325 people, including about 100 schoolchildren, attended the outside tent event which was hosted by officials from the U.S. Mint and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Kids aged 18 and under received a free Block Island quarter to commemorate the ceremony […]


Photo of Clad 2018-D Uncirculated Cumberland Island National Seashore Quarter - ReverseThe pace of producing United States coins for circulation rose for second straight month in October after slowing to an eight-month low in August but it ran a bit slower than a year earlier, according to manufacturing figures released this month by the U.S. Mint.

Mint figures also offer first-time mintages for Georgia’s Cumberland Island quarter, the fourth of five 2018-dated quarters with unique designs […]

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U.S. Mint Product Highlights for 2019The United States Mint published this week its product schedule for 2019. There are the regular listings of quarters, half-dollars, dollars, American Eagle coins, and annual sets; and then there are unique products that you don’t see every year like the curved-shaped Apollo 11 commemoratives.

It appears that exact release dates will be published quarterly as products shown beyond March are simply listed with dates of "SPRING 2019," "SUMMER 2019," or "FALL 2019." There are also about two-dozen TBDs for product release dates that are yet to be determined […]


2019 America the Beautiful Quarter Images and Release DatesThe United States Mint published images and release dates for the five 2019 quarters that recognize four national historical parks and one wilderness respectively located in Massachusetts, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Texas and Idaho.

They represent the 46th through 50th coins from the U.S. Mint’s program of America the Beautiful Quarters® […]


2018 Block Island 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin ReleasedDebuting two days after its associated quarter dollar, the United States Mint just released the 2018-P Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin.

The collectible is issued under the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins™ series with each piece composed of five ounces of .999 fine silver to a diameter of 3.00 inches […]

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US Mint Sales: Flagship Sets Lead in Week Ending Nov. 11The United States Mint released Tuesday its first collector products in nearly four weeks. They’ll lead in next week’s sales report.

For now, and since mid-October, the U.S. Mint’s flagship annual sets and proof American Silver Eagles have amassed the most sales. The 2018 Proof Set, 2018 Silver Proof Set and 2018 Mint Set have led, followed by the ‘S’ and then the ‘W’ proof Silver Eagles […]


2018 Block Island quarters for Rhode Island ReleasedAppearing as the last new quarter dollar from the United States Mint in 2018 is the coin honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge of Rhode Island.

Block Island quarters launched today in 40-coin rolls and 100-coin bags with varied options available by production facility […]


Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Quarter PhotosCoin events next week will celebrate Block Island National Wildlife Refuge. Located 12 miles off the southern coast of Rhode Island, the refuge was established in 1973 with the transfer of 28 acres from the U.S. Coast Guard, and has grown to its current size of 134 acres. The island is known around the world for its variety of migratory birds and its stunning barrier beaches.

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, the quarter depicting the refuge launches into circulation and the U.S. Mint begins selling them in rolls and bags. Then on Thursday, Nov. 15, the U.S. Mint and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will introduce the quarter in an official ceremony […]