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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.

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2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Released in Proof SetCollector-grade coins with reverse designs representing five unique sites made their debut today, Jan. 23, in the U.S. Mint’s annual proof set of America the Beautiful Quarters®.

Priced at $15.95, the quarters are produced at the San Francisco Mint and carry the facility’s ‘S’ mint mark […]


2018 WWI Centennial Silver Dollar First-Day SalesFirst-day sales of the World War I Centennial Silver Dollars reached 17,287 for the proof and 7,468 for the uncirculated, according to United States Mint spokesman Michael White.

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in the First World War […]


US Mint Discusses Plans For Presidential and Military Medals in SilverThe United States Mint this week discussed plans to make 1-ounce .999 fine silver medals honoring former presidents and branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) were briefed Jan. 17 about the possibility for the two new series — one slated to begin later this year and one that could start in 2020 […]


2021-2025 Proof American Platinum Eagle Designs To Depict Five FreedomsThe United States Mint next week will release the first proof American Platinum Eagle from the new three-year design series, Preamble to the Declaration of Independence. Coins in 2018, 2019 and 2020 will portray Life, Liberty and Happiness.

A five-year design series will follow, the U.S. Mint revealed Jan. 17 at a Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting […]


American Innovation $1 Coin Act Passes HouseThe United States Mint is closer to striking a new series of dollar coins. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amended version of the American Innovation $1 Coin Act (H.R. 770).

As CoinNews wrote about nearly a year ago, H.R. 770 calls for a 56-coin program with dollar reverses celebrating a significant innovation, an innovator, or a group of innovators within each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories […]


US Mint Sales: 2018 Gift Sets DebutThree gift sets for 2018 made their first appearance in a U.S. Mint sales report. Designed for newborns, birthdays and other special occasions like graduations, the three sets launched last Thursday, Jan. 11.

The 2018 Congratulations Set, which has been on back order for several days now, was the best early performer of the three with sales of 9,015 […]

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Bob Dole Awarded Congressional Gold MedalFormer Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole received a Congressional Gold Medal today during a ceremony in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Dole was presented the medal in recognition of his service to the nation as a soldier, legislator, and statesman.

Dole was born on July 22, 1923, in Russell, Kansas. In 1941, he enrolled at the University of Kansas as a pre-medical student but his collegiate studies were interrupted by WWII […]

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2018 WWI Centennial Silver Dollar and Medals LaunchToday, Jan. 17, 2018, the United States Mint releases seven products commemorating the centennial of America’s involvement in World War I.

They include a 2018 Proof WWI Centennial Silver Dollar, a 2018 Uncirculated WWI Centennial Silver Dollar and five associated sets […]


CCAC to Review Designs for 2019 American Memorial Park QuarterThe Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a teleconference meeting Tuesday, Jan. 16, to consider candidate designs for one of the 2019-dated coins from the United States Mint’s program of America the Beautiful Quarters®.

The CCAC is tasked with advising the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to all United States coins and medals […]


US Mint 2018 Gift Sets for Newborns, Birthdays and CelebrationsThree new products from United States Mint offer a gift of coins. Just released are the 2018 Birth Set, the 2018 Happy Birthday Coin Set and the 2018 Congratulations Set.

Each special occasion set contains a selection of collector-grade proof coins attached to a themed presentation display folder […]


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