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The United States Mint at Denver offers exceptional public tours, but its doors will be shut for Democratic National Convention (DNC) attendees and everyone else during the week of the Democratic convention. Politics? Not so, according to The Denver Post who quoted U.S. Mint Deputy Director of Public Affairs Greg Hernandez. The Mint will not […]

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The first sales figures from the United States Mint are in for 2008 fractional Buffalo gold coins. In total, a solid 67,331 of the new fractionals have been sold.

American Buffalo gold coinThe 24 karat gold coins were once offered in one-ounce proof versions only.

On July 22, the Mint expanded the product line by issuing fractional denominations of 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz weights and in both proof and uncirculated.

The 1/10 ounce gold sizes are proving to be the most popular coins. Their lower prices have helped sales even though the Mint charges higher premiums for these smallest coins.

The following tables highlight uncirculated and proof Buffalo coin sales figures:

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The James Monroe United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin and Elizabeth Monroe First Spouse Medal Set is now available for a price of $7.95. The set was released Wednesday, August 6, and includes an uncirculated Monroe Presidential dollar coin and a bronze medal bearing the likeness of the Elizabeth Monroe First Spouse gold coin. James […]

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The United States Mint’s online product pages no longer offer or display 2008 American Eagle platinum coins. All platinum coins to include individual and sets within the uncirculated and proof categories are gone. No message is currently in place to indicate why or whether they will return. The hope is that the Mint has pulled […]

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U.S. Mint Director Ed Moy treated the press to a golden experience today by providing a glimpse inside the United States Mint at San Francisco to behold the new gold, two-coin 8-8-08 Double Prosperity Set. The set includes two gorgeous uncirculated one-half ounce gold coins — the 22-karat American Eagle and the 24-karat American Buffalo. […]

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 2008 United States Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set2008 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Sets will be available for purchase on Thursday, August 7 at 12:00 noon ET.

The United States Mint today announced that each set is priced at $37.95, and will include this year’s four Presidential $1 Coins minted in Philadelphia with the "P" mint mark.

  • James Monroe $1 coin,
  • John Quincy Adams $1 coin,
  • Andrew Jackson $1 coin, and the
  • Martin Van Buren $1 coin

Plus, the two remaining 2008 denominated dollar coins:

  • Sacagawea Golden Dollar, and an
  • American Eagle uncirculated silver dollar

The Sacagawea $1 is minted in Denver with a "D" mint mark while the American Eagle Silver dollar bears the mint mark "W" indicating it was minted at West Point.

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The United States Mint is showing they’re extremely proud of their 2008 American Eagle Platinum Proof coins with premiums running between 58.7% and 79.1%. The price of platinum has taken a beating as gloomy car industry data continues to take its toll. About half of the global platinum supply is used in vehicle catalytic converters, […]

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The United States Mint will begin circulating the latest Presidential $1 coin featuring Andrew Jackson on August 14, 2008. The Mint has announced that a ceremonial introduction of the dollar coin will occur at The Hermitage, the home Jackson built and lived in near Nashville, Tennessee. Over 15 million people have visited The Hermitage since […]

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(Baltimore, Maryland) — The brief comments below are in conjunction with the unveiling of a new U.S. gold coin, the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle, by United States Mint Director, Ed Moy, at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money® in the Baltimore Convention Center on July 30, 2008. "This is one of […]

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Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Jr., has selected Roger W. Burdette to serve a four-year term on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Burdette fills the committee position requiring "special qualifications in numismatics." According to a United States Mint statement, Burdette is:   A life-long numismatist who has written numerous articles and a series of three […]

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