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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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The first of the four Presidential $1 Coins this year will soon enter banks, stores and public transit systems. The James Monroe Presidential Dollar will be the first coin out of the gate starting on Feb. 14, 2008. However, in a ceremonial release one day prior, Monroe coins will be offered to the public in […]

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United States Mint 24-Karat Gold American Buffalo 2008 Celebration CoinThe 2008 American Buffalo Coin is now available for purchase from the U.S. Mint. The coin is the first from a new program titled, the United States Mint Celebration Series.

The program will offer several coin products that are packaged and released to celebrate special gift-giving occasions and events.

The American Buffalo 2008 coin celebrates the 2008 Lunar New Year – a traditionally important gift-giving time of year for Asian-Americans. It contains one ounce of 24-karat, .9999 fine gold.

A Mint statement regarding the American Buffalo celebration coin said:

 

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Platinum took a mad dash upward earlier today, breaking another new record of $1,803.80 an ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). Investors watching the power shortage problems in South Africa, who produce four-fifths of the world’s platinum, bet on a constricting supply.   “Mine output disruptions continue to fuel the rally” in platinum, […]

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Canada’s destiny was in the stars as it won the 2008 Coin of the Year Award sponsored by World Coin News, a monthly periodical dedicated to collectors of world coins. A four-piece set of $50 palladium coins showing the Big Bear and Little Bear constellations in changing seasonal positions was voted the winner in the […]

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2008 Presidential $1 Dollar Coin Proof SetThe United States Mint has announced the sale of the 2008 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set™. This is the second Presidential Dollar Proof Set since the program started in 2007 and includes four presidential coins honoring:

  • James Monroe
  • John Quincy Adams
  • Andrew Jackson
  • And Martin Van Buren

In regards to the 2008 Presidential Dollar Sets, the U.S. Mint states:

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2008 State Quarter Proof Sets are now for sale by the United States Mint. The set cointains five proof quarters with their commemorative designs honoring: Oklahoma New Mexico Arizona Alaska Hawaii These states represent the last to be honored in the 50 State Quarters® Program – a ten year program that started back in 1999 […]

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Oklahoma State Quarter Circulating: Bags and Rolls AvailableThe Oklahoma state quarter officially launched into circulation Monday, Jan. 28. Thousands of people were on hand at the state’s Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City where the ceremonially event took place.

United States Mint Acting Deputy Director Dan Shaver joined Governor and Mrs. Brad Henry in hosting the festivities.

 

“2007 was an exciting year for the Sooner State, celebrating its centennial,” said Shaver. “Today’s issuance of this beautiful Oklahoma quarter serves as an encore to the state’s centennial, and the coin itself will serve as a lasting, nationwide tribute to Oklahoma, its heritage and its people.”

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Customers frustrated with the inability to order products online from the United States Mint website can now take some measure of solace. After more than a week of inaccessibility, the ordering and catalog pages are now back online. The user experiences in browsing and shopping the Mint’s site has remained unchanged. The design and functionality […]

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A Los Gatos, California coin collector collects United States Mint coin sets. Like many grandfathers, he purchases coins for his grandchildren. Because they are gifts, he also pays particular attention to not only the coins but the packaging around them. According to abc7, KGO San Francisco, this particular grandfather was worried that the value of […]

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