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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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The United States Mint will reveal the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin at the ANA World’s Fair of Money® this week, but excited collectors don’t need to wait to see what the gold piece looks like. The U.S. Mint has provided high resolution images of the coin’s obverse, reverse and edge.

2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin

While highlighting the beauty of the 1907 Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ $20 Double Eagle liberty design, the coin photos makes the width of the gold piece immediately apparent. In piedfort like style, the $20 gold coin is about 50% thicker than other US Mint one-ounce gold coins.

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The United States Mint resumed sales of 2008 American Eagle Platinum Proof coins Thursday and the new prices are mind-blowing. One coin’s premium is marked up a whopping 63%. The popular one-ounce platinum coin is $796 higher than yesterday’s platinum price. What was the Mint thinking? The 2008 platinum collector coins come in bullion sizes […]

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The American Numismatic Association announced Philadelphia artist Jim Licaretz is the 2008 recipient of the ANA’s Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture (NAAEMS). Today, the United States Mint let the public know and praised Licaretz for receiving the award.   “We are pleased the panel of judges recognized Jim’s body of work,” said […]

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The U.S. Mint has announced this year’s uncirculated mint sets will be available Monday, July 30, for the price of $22.95. The 2008 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set® includes two folders of 14 coins each. One folder contains coins minted in Philadelphia with the "P" mint mark and other folder has coins from Denver […]

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2008 American Buffalo and American Eagle Gold CoinsThe United States Mint today announced the introduction of a new coin product named the 8-8-08 Double Prosperity Set. The set includes two, uncirculated one-half ounce gold coins — the 22-karat American Eagle and the 24-karat American Buffalo.

The two-coin set is priced at $1,298.95, and will go on sale at the Mint’s online website on August 1, 2008 at noon (ET).

The prosperity set is the second offering in the United States Mint Celebration Series, which is an experimental program to explore the viability of coins "that are packaged and positioned to celebrate special gift-giving occasions and celebratory events."

The Mint’s first product in the series was launched in February to celebrate the 2008 Lunar New Year with an American Buffalo 2008 Celebration Coin.

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The United States Mint peaked curiosity further for the ANA World’s Fair of Money® convention by announcing their unveiling of the 2009 Saint-Gaudens double eagle designed gold coin and adding a display of six real gold bars that were refined at West Point. The Mint previously announced they would show the modern $20 gold coin, […]

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The United States Mint has announced that Director Moy will host a public forum at the Baltimore 2008 ANA World’s Fair of Money® on Friday, August 1. The meet and greet event offers coin collectors the opportunity to ask questions, and receive answers directly from the head of the U.S. Mint. Directory Moy has held […]

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The United Sates Mint released a press statement today officially — or at least more publicly — announcing the release of their 2008 American Eagle Platinum Uncirculated Coins. Today was not their first day of sale. The Mint began accepting orders for the 99.95 percent pure platinum coins on July 1 at noon. The 2008 […]

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The United States Mint has announced July 24 as the release date for 2008 Uncirculated Presidential Dollar Coin Sets. The set includes four uncirculated presidential dollars minted in Philadelphia with the "P" mint mark and four uncirculated coins from Denver bearing the "D" mint mark. The 8-coin set is priced at $15.95 and includes this […]

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