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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 […]


CCAC to Review Designs for American Veterans MedalsThe Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting Wednesday, Nov. 14, to review and discuss candidate designs for the American Veterans Medal.

The CCAC’s main task is to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to all United States coins and medals […]


Block Island Quarter Ceremony, Coin Exchange and Public ForumThe U.S. Mint and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will introduce the quarter commemorating Rhode Island’s Block Island National Wildlife Refuge. This year’s final quarter ceremony will take place somewhat near the refuge on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Two related events support the quarter’s official release. A coin forum hosted by U.S. Mint officials is going to occur on the evening before the ceremony, and then there will be a traditional coin exchange right after the ceremony ends. These events are free and open to all ages […]


US Mint Sales: 2018 Proof Set Nears 400,000It’s been nearly three weeks since the United States Mint last released a product for collectors.

Resultantly, two of the U.S. Mint’s flagship annual sets topped the list of weekly best sellers — the 2018-dated clad and silver proof sets […]

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Robin Salmon and Samuel H. Gill Appointed to CCACThe United States Mint has announced the appointment of two new members to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). They will fill vacancies created by the expiration of appointments.

Samuel H. Gill was appointed to represent the interests of the general public, replacing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Robin Salmon was appointed as the member specially qualified in medallic art and sculpture, replacing Heidi Wastweet […]


2020 Coast Guard Medal Designs ReviewedThe United States Mint unveiled 18 candidate designs earlier this month for the 2.5-ounce .999 fine Coast Guard Silver Medal for 2020. The medal celebrates the U.S. Coast Guard and is part of the Mint’s upcoming series of products honoring the nation’s armed forces.

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) reviewed the designs on Oct. 16 and the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) reviewed them on Oct. 18 […]