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US Mint Product Launches in March 2018The United States Mint in March will release some highly anticipated products like the pink gold Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins.

Then there are several traditional issues to include this year’s proof American Gold Eagles, the annual proof set of clad coins, newly dated Kennedy halves and an uncirculated set of 2018 quarters […]


US Mint Sales: 2018 Quarters Silver Proof Set DebutsTwo collector products launched last week — a 5-coin set of 2018 silver quarters and a 3-coin set of 2018 Pictured Rocks quarters. The pair were the U.S. Mint’s strongest weekly sellers.

The quarters in the silver set honor national sites in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Georgia, and Rhode Island […]


WWI Centennial Silver Medal Sales Reach 62,660The 30-day ordering window ended Feb. 20 for the five World War I Centennial Silver Medals. The latest U.S. Mint sales figures show 62,660, or about 62.7%, of the potential 100,000 sold.

The silver medals commemorate branches of the U.S. Armed Forces that were active in the First World War with designs honoring the Army, the Navy, the Air Service, the  Marines and the Coast Guard […]


US Mint Coin Production Tops 1.6 Billion in January 2018United States Mint production facilities in Philadelphia and Denver picked up their pace in January.

Over 1.6 billion in cents, nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollars and dollars came from U.S. Mint coining presses last month, marking a 109.9% increase from December but a 10.5% decline from January 2017 […]


Penny Costs 1.82 Cents to Make in 2017It’s costing more to make U.S. coins for circulation. Unit costs climbed for every denomination, the United States Mint disclosed in its 2017 Annual Report, and the cost of making cents and nickels remained above their face values for a twelfth year in a row.

The unit cost to produce, administer and distribute the 1-cent coin was 1.82 cents in FY 2017 compared to the 1.50 cents of a year earlier. For the 5-cent coin […]


2018-W Proof American Platinum Eagle PhotosThis article presents photos of a United States Mint’s 2018-W $100 Proof American Platinum Eagle.

Released on Jan. 25, the 1-ounce .9995 fine platinum coin is the first release in a three-year Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Series that celebrates the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness […]


2019 American Memorial Park Quarter Design RecommendedDesign recommendations have been made for the 2019 quarter honoring American Memorial Park in Saipan, the largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands.

During the third week in January, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) looked over 13 alternative candidates that replaced earlier designs presented in September 2017 […]


US Mint 2018 Quarters Silver Proof Set ReleaseBeginning today, Feb. 22, at noon ET, the United States Mint will be offering its 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ for $33.95.

Included as part of the set are the Mint’s five 2018-dated America the Beautiful quarter dollars, each struck to proof quality from 90% silver and 10% copper […]


CCAC to Review Designs for 2019 American Legion Commemorative CoinsThe Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will meet Tuesday, March 13, to review designs for the 2019 American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins and discuss concepts for Native American $1 Coins beyond 2020.

The CCAC is responsible for advising the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to all United States coins and medals […]


US Mint Sales: 2018 Native American Dollars DebutSales of the newly released 2018 Native American $1 Coin moved quick out of the gate, according to the United States Mint figures.

The series of dollar coins showcases annually changing reverses with the latest design depicting sports legend Jim Thorpe. Thorpe was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation […]


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