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The United States Mint has announced a release date of March 17 and a price of $25.95 for the new Uncirculated American Eagle Silver collector coin. Each coin contains one troy ounce of .999 silver and bears the distinctive "W" mint mark to indicate it was produced at the Mint’s West Point facility. The U.S. […]

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United States Mint Director Ed Moy will testify before the House Financial Services Subcommittee tomorrow, March 11. A CoinNews article Friday discussed House bill H.R. 5512. It is that bill for which Mr. Moy will testify. H.R. 5512, named the ‘Coin Modernization and Taxpayer Savings Act of 2008‘, seeks to change the composition of metals […]

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The United States Mint opened orders for the always eagerly awaited American Eagle Gold Proof Coins. 2008 marks the twenty-second year for the collector series of four 22-karat coins. Each of the four sized collector gold proof coins bear the "W" mintmark to indicate they were minted at West Point – the facility responsible for […]

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The 2008 First Spouse gold coins and bronze medal honoring Elizabeth Monroe are now on sale by the United States Mint. The Monroe gold coins are the first for 2008 and fifth in the First Spouse Gold Coin Series – a series that started off blazing hot.

Elizabeth Monroe First Spouse Gold Coins

The first three spousal coins were on fire and sold out within hours of their release. Secondary markets through eBay and the likes could not hold enough of the coins and their resell values were through the roof.

The market for spousal coins started teetering before the Dolley Madison gold coins were released. The Elizabeth Monroe coins are attractive collector coins and it will be interesting to see how, if at all, the market for the series will change with their release. As of late, volatile gold prices throws in an extra air of unpredictability.

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The James Monroe Individual Proof $1 Coin is now available through the United States Mint. James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States and the special individual proof coins honoring him are priced at $5.95 each. Unfortunately, the $4.95 standard shipping and handling charge makes the purchase harder to consider unless ordering them […]

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The United States Mint 2008 Oklahoma Official First Day Covers went on sale Wednesday, February 27. These limited edition covers include two Oklahoma state quarters with the “Scissortail Flycatcher” design that were minted on the first day of production. One quarter is from the Mint’s Denver facility while the other is from its Philadelphia location.

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2008 U.S. Mint State Quarter Silver Proof Set

2008 State Quarter Silver Proof Sets are now on sale by the United States Mint with each priced at $25.95. The non silver version of the state quarter proof sets went on sale back in January and are available for $13.95.

The main difference between the two is the 90% silver contained within each quarter of the silver sets. Both sets contain five proof quarters with their honoring commemorative designs:

  • Oklahoma – “Scissortail Flycatcher”
  • New Mexico – “Land of Enchantment”
  • Arizona – “Grand Canyon State”
  • Alaska – “The Great Land”
  • Hawaii – “King Kamehameha I."

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It’s like an irritatingly broken record – bullion rises and the United States Mint suspends bullion coin sales to readjust their prices. Platinum hit a record of $2,030.60 an ounce today on the New York Mercantile Exchange after just passing $2,000 yesterday. The further upward swing occurred after Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd., the second-biggest producer […]

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James Monroe Presidential $1 Dollar Coins Enter Circulation, Bags and Rolls for SaleJames Monroe Presidential Dollars were ceremoniously launched yesterday at Ash Lawn-Highland, the estate of the President Monroe.

Today at 12:00 noon (ET), Bags and Rolls of new $1 coins went on sale through the United States Mint and the dollar coins officially entered circulation through banks.

Finding presidential $1 coins in circulation or in banks has proven to be a difficult task in many areas of the U.S. and, although a premium is paid, many coin collectors purchase the coins directly from the United States Mint.

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The pre-issue or introductory prices for the Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins end tomorrow, Feb. 14, at 5:00 pm (ET). While it will be easier to overlook the coming price differences for the 50c clad and $1 silver Bald Eagle coins, the gold version price changes will likely catch your eye.

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