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As precious metal prices fall, United States Mint bullion coin premiums rise. The differences make the proposition of purchasing the latest US Mint American Eagle bullion coins nearly overwhelming. The United States Mint appears to be happy to accept higher premiums in many of their bullion coin sales. While the Mint was quick to suspend […]


The United States Mint has officially announced the sale of 2008 Sacagawea Golden Dollar coins. Coin bags and coin rolls of Sacagawea’s will be made available at 12:00 noon (ET) on April 28, 2008. Each roll of Sacagawea Golden Dollars contains 25 coins wrapped in distinctive packaging. The canvas bags contain 250 coins. Both options […]

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The United States Mint has released their annual Spring Gift Catalog. The catalog contains products with some of the year’s most popular coins that many collectors would enjoy owning.   “Spring is the time of rebirth and renewal,” said United States Mint Director Ed Moy. “And like spring, the products offered in this catalog herald […]


President Bush honors Dr. Michael E. DeBakey and commemorates his many life accomplishments and contributions to the nation with the Congressional Gold Medal at the United States Capitol Rotunda on April 23, 2008.

Dr. Michael DeBakey Congressional Gold Medal

The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian award which may be bestowed by the United States Congress. Each Congressional Gold Medal is individually designed to reflect the accomplishments of the recipient. Public law also authorizes the United States Mint to produce and sell bronze reproductions of the medal.

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The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) is placing new Sacagawea Golden Dollar and First Spouse Gold Coin Designs under the microscope. The job of the CCAC is to review themes and design proposals for circulating coinage, commemorative coins, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals and other medals. And that’s what they will do with the latest […]


The United States Mint has updated their online product schedule to include coin and medal releases through May of 2008. While the schedule is always subject to change and coin announcements will be released when new coins and medals become available, the release list at least provides a fairly accurate snapshot for what is likely […]


The U.S. Mint has reopened sales of the American Eagle 10th Anniversary Platinum Coin Set. The set was on a near two month hiatus, having been suspended for sale due to the surging price of platinum. Collectors will be less than thrilled with the new $2,649.95 price tag, which is $700 higher than when the […]


The United States Mint has announced the upcoming release of a young eaglet into the wild in Douglas Lake, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. The release will occur tomorrow morning, April 10, and media are invited to watch. Country music star Dolly Parton will have the honor of pulling the rope that […]


The New Mexico state quarter entered circulation yesterday and it was kicked off with its ceremonial launch held at the state’s capitol building in Santa Fe. Along with hundreds of people, including children and the Santa Fe All-Stars, on hand for the ceremony were New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and United States Mint Director Ed […]


Last month U.S. Mint Director Ed Moy announced plans to recreate the famed Saint-Gaudens coin in 24-karat gold for 2009. That gold coin could potentially be supplemented or even replaced by the creation of a less expensive palladium version.

Palladium Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle ultra-high

There is new legislation on the table to recreate the coin in palladium—a silver-white precious metal that is directly above platinum and to the left of silver in the Periodic Table of Elements.

The Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ designed coins are thought by many to be the most beautiful ever minted in the U.S. At the time of the announcement for the planned gold recreation of the coin, Mint Director Moy commented,

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