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US Mint SiteThe following articles include the latest news and information on United States Mint coins and products to include new and upcoming coins, coin designs, release dates, sales, mintages and announcements related to collecting and coin collectors.

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President John F. Kennedy Commemorative Coin Act IntroducedCompanion House and Senate bills are seeking silver dollars to commemorate John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. Kennedy served from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.

Named the "President John F. Kennedy Commemorative Coin Act," the House (H.R.3274) and Senate (S.1568) bills call for up to 500,000 silver dollars with designs […]

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$29.95 for 2017-S 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin SetThe United States Mint will charge $29.95 for its special set of 10 enhanced uncirculated coins. News of the price came Friday morning in the form of an updated product page. The set goes on sale Aug. 1 at noon ET.

Celebrating the Mint’s 225th anniversary, it contains the same base metal coins as those within the 2017 Proof Set. That set is $3 less at $26.95 […]

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US Mint Sales: Ozark Riverways 5 Oz Coin DebutsThe U.S. Mint’s newest 5-ounce collectible was its best weekly seller. Commemorating Ozark National Scenic Riverways in southeastern Missouri, the big three-inch coin launched on July 11 for $149.95.

It moved out of the sales gate okay, but not as quick as recent issues. The silver collectible logged six-day starting sales of 13,740 coins […]

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2017-W Proof American Platinum Eagle Poised for 10,000 Sell-Out?Is a sell-out in the works for the 20th anniversary 2017-W Proof American Platinum Eagle? It now seems possible.

Buyers scooped up another 2,084 coins during its first full week of release, lifting its 11-day sales total to 8,044 coins for 80.4% of the allotted 10,000 mintage […]

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U.S. Coin Production Nears 7.6B in First Half of 2017U.S. coin production quickened in June for a second month in a row as United States Mint facilities in Philadelphia and Denver struck over 1.2 billion coins for circulation, the most since March.

In the first half of 2017, the U.S. Mint manufactured nearly 7.6 billion coins. That’s a sizable tally, but it’s tracking for a second slower year after production peaked in 2015 […]

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US Mint Sales: 2017 Silver Proof Set and 2016 Silver Eagles RetreatThis week’s sales report from the United States Mint includes first results of the 2017-W Proof 20th Anniversary American Platinum Eagle. As discussed earlier, the platinum piece logged four-day sales of 5,960 coins. It was the U.S. Mint’s best weekly seller.

Elsewhere, the report shows some sizable sales reductions. Nine products saw reduced totals […]

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2017-W Proof Platinum Eagle Sales at 5,960The 20th anniversary proof American Platinum Eagle didn’t score a quick sellout like those from the last two years, but more than half of the possible 10,000 are gone.

Ordering opened July 6 for the 1-ounce, .9995 platinum coin. Its first-day sales reached 5,230 coins. Another 730 sold through July 9 […]

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2017 Ozark Riverways 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin ReleasedSilver enthusiasts take note. The U.S. Mint just released the 2017-P Ozark Riverways Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.

Composed of five ounces of .999 fine silver, the 3-inch coin has a reverse design emblematic of Ozark National Scenic Riverways (www.nps.gov/ozar). The national park was established in 1964 to preserve 134 miles of the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers in the Ozark Highlands of southeastern Missouri […]

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US Mint Sales: 2017 Uncirculated Silver Eagle and Ozark 3-Coin Set DebutDemand increased last week for U.S. Mint collector products following two straight weeks in which they made rather lethargic sales gains.

Two new products supported stronger advances — the 2017-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle and the 2017 Ozark Riverways Quarters Riverways Three-Coin Set […]

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2017-W Proof American Platinum Eagle Celebrates 20th AnniversaryCommemorating two decades since the annual series debuted, the United States Mint’s 20th anniversary 2017-W $100 Proof American Platinum Eagle goes on sale today, July 6, at noon ET.

In 1997, the U.S. Mint introduced .9995 fine Platinum Eagles in investor bullion and collector proof editions. Both types shared common designs until 1998 when the proof started its run of annually changing reverses. This year’s anniversary edition departs from […]

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