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The United States Mint has announced the upcoming arrival of new Presidential $1 dollar coin products in May. For some collectors, the announced offerings may come as a bit of a surprise since the Mint is pushing out an additional product as well as the next scheduled coin honoring U.S. Presidents. They have, in fact, […]

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2008 American Eagle Platinum Proof coinToday the United States Mint made their official announcement for the release of 2008 American Eagle Platinum Proof coins.

This year’s coins mark the last"Judicial Branch" design within the three-year platinum coin series entitled “The Foundations of American Democracy.” Starting in 2006, each year celebrated one of the three branches of government.

Along with pricing and design descriptions, which has already been discussed in last week’s CoinNews article entitled "2008 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins and Pricing," the Mint also listed the mintage and product limits for the one-ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, one-tenth ounce and four-coin platinum set.

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Saint-Gaudens Double EagleThe United States Mint announced on Friday that Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson has authorized the issuance of a 2009 version of the 1907 ultra-high relief Augustus Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle coin.

According to the U.S. Mint, the 2009 legal tender Saint-Gaudens’ designed coin will be:

  • Made of 24-karate gold,
  • have an unlimited mintage for one year,
  • released in only a one-ounce version,
  • produced with a business-strike finish, and
  • minted only in 2009

The 1907 Augustus Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful gold coins made in the history of U.S. coinage.

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The United States Mint has set the release date and prices for the 2008 series of American Eagle Platinum Proof coins. The collector proof coins are currently scheduled to go on sale Monday, May 5, 2008.

2008 Platinum Proof Coin

The limited mintage coins will be available in four sizes with the following weights: One-ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, one-tenth ounce. There is also a four-coin set containing one coin in each denomination. The one ounce proof coin is priced at $2,299.95.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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