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2019 Kennedy Half-Dollars Released in Rolls and BagsBags and rolls of circulation-quality half dollars honoring John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, launched today, May 1.

New United States Mint products featuring the halves include a two-roll set for $32.95 and a 200-coin bag for $139.95 […]


War in the Pacific Quarter Ceremony, Coin Exchange and Public ForumThree days after officially introducing the American Memorial Park quarter for the Northern Mariana Islands, the United States Mint and the National Park Service will launch the quarter honoring Quam’s War in the Pacific National Historical Park.

This year’s third public quarter ceremony will take place at the park on Friday, May 3. There will be a coin forum held on the evening before the launch ceremony and a coin exchange immediately after it […]


U.S. Mint Produces 3.8 Billion Coins in First Quarter 2019The United States Mint produced more than 3.8 billion coins for circulation during the first three months this year, rebounding from last year’s first quarterly pace which hit a four-year low.

In the headline figure for March, U.S. coining presses in Philadelphia and Denver struck over 1.05 billion coins, marking a 16% decline from February but a 16.8% increase from March 2018 […]

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US Mint Sales: 2019 Silver Proof Set DebutsEarly United States Mint sales figures are now available for this year’s Silver Proof Set and a 3-coin set of American Memorial Park quarters. The two sets were the U.S. Mint’s top weekly sellers.

Annually issued since 1992, the Silver Proof Set is one of Mint’s flagship products. Even with fewer days in its first reported sales total, this year’s set scored five-day sales of 191,670 for the best start since the one from 2011 […]


2019-W $50 Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin - Both Sides and CaseThe highlight from the U.S. Mint’s latest weekly sales report is the first showing of the new 2019-W $50 Proof American Gold Buffalo.

Released Friday, April 12, starting three-day sales for the 1-ounce .9999 fine gold coin reached 5,160 pieces. That’s toward the bottom when compared to past series debuts but some latitude should be allotted to this first reported total since it comprises fewer days of sales […]


American Memorial Park Quarters in Three-Coin SetFeaturing different finishes for the same coin, the United States Mint just released its 2019 American Memorial Park Quarter Three-Coin Set for $9.95.

Found within are three American Memorial Park Quarters which made their circulating debut on April 1. Instead of a circulating finish, this new set holds higher collector quality coins with […]


U.S. Mint 2019 Silver Proof Set Purchase Includes Reverse Proof 'W' CentAt noon EDT today, April 17, sales kick off for the annual proof set of silver coins from the U.S. Mint facility at San Francisco. In a twist from past issues that adds excitement, this year’s set includes coinage with greater silver purity and a bonus "premium coin."

For the first time ever, the set’s silver coins are produced in 99.9% silver instead of 90% silver. And, the set comes with an additional special edition 2019 Lincoln cent […]


2020 Mayflower Gold Coin and Silver Medal Candidate DesignsIn 2020, the United States Mint will recognize the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage by releasing a 1/4-ounce 24-karat gold coin and a companion 1-ounce .999 fine silver medal. The Mayflower carried people from England to the new world, landing in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620.

Both pieces will be issued under the authority given to the U.S. Treasury Secretary. They are not a part of a commemorative coin program brought about by the passage of legislation, although Senate and House bills introduced in the last 115th Congress did propose Mayflower $5 gold, silver dollar and 50c clad coins […]


CCAC to Review Mayflower, Innovation, and Platinum Coin DesignsThe Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a two-day public meeting beginning Tuesday, April 16, to review and discuss candidate designs for coins issued from 2019 to 2025.

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


2019-W $50 Proof American Buffalo Gold CoinBeginning at noon EDT today, April 12, collectors can order the annually issued proof $50 American Buffalo 1-ounce gold coin for $1,660.

Produced in the United States Mint at West Point, the .9999 fine 24-karat gold piece is the collectible version of the investment-grade American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coin […]