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US Mint Sales: Nearly 540,000 Apollo 11 Commemorative Coins SoldStories last week about the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing boosted sales of the U.S. Mint’s commemorative coins celebrating the event.

The dome-shaped commemoratives realized their strongest week of sales since February. Four of the available seven Apollo 11 coin products were among the Mint’s top weekly sellers […]


US Mint Sales: Apollo 11 Gold Coins Near 80% of MaximumApollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins saw their second best weekly sales since early March, the latest figures from the United States Mint show.

The suite of collectibles logged new sales of 4,791 coins, led by the proof Apollo 11 Silver Dollar which advanced 2,555 from a week earlier. The silver dollar was the U.S. Mint’s third strongest weekly seller […]


U.S. Mint Considering Colorized CoinsAdding some color to U.S. commemoratives is under consideration, the United States Mint revealed during a Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday to review candidate designs for the 2020 Basketball HOF Coins.

The U.S. Mint has never added color to coins. The final Basketball coin designs would play a large part in driving an eventual decision […]


2020 Basketball Commemorative Coin Design CandidatesThe United States Mint unveiled proposed designs for upcoming dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins.

As directed by Public Law No: 115-343, the U.S. Mint in 2020 will issue $5 gold coins, silver dollars and clad half dollars in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame […]


CCAC to Review 2020 Basketball HOF Commemorative Coin DesignsThe Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting Wednesday, July 17, to review and discuss candidate designs for the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins.

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


Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act Passes SenateCoins honoring Christa McAuliffe are a step closer to reality with the Senate’s passage Tuesday, July 9, of the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019.

If the bipartisan legislation becomes law, the United States Mint in 2021 will produce and sell up to 350,000 silver dollars featuring McAuliffe, the first teacher chosen to go into space. McAuliffe was among the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion on Jan. 28, 1986 […]


US Mint Sales: 2019 Pride of Two Nations Set DebutsThe United States Mint published updated sales figures for the limited-edition 2019 Pride of Two Nations Two-Coin Set.

Released a week ago Tuesday, July 3, the set with its enhanced reverse proof 2019-W American Silver Eagle and modified proof 2019 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf realized first-day sales of 74,054. Its sales through Sunday, July 7, reached 95,308 for 95.3% of the U.S. Mint’s share of 100,000 sets […]


Pride of Two Nations Coin Set Sales Reach 74,054 in First DayOrders of the first joint numismatic product from the United States and Canada are flowing quickly. Sales of the limited-edition 2019 Pride of Two Nations Two-Coin Set opened last week in Canada and on Wednesday, July 3, in the United States.

About 76.4% of the maximum 110,000 sets had been claimed by July 4. The U.S. Mint sold 74,054 in the first day of sales […]


US-Canada 2019 Pride of Two Nations Coin Set LaunchUnique finishes, a historic collaboration and key date coins are among reasons many collectors will rush today, July 3, to buy the limited-edition 2019 Pride of Two Nations Two-Coin Set from the United States Mint.

This set marks the first U.S. Mint and Royal Canadian Mint joint numismatic product. It contains an American Silver Eagle in enhanced reverse proof and a Canadian Silver Maple Leaf in modified proof. Amping up their appeal, these finishes are firsts for both coins […]


US Mint Sales: 2019 Proof Set Nears 360,000 In Four MonthsBellwether United States Mint annual products reclaimed the top sales slots without any new releases last week to offer competition.

The clad 2019 Proof Set with its bonus Lincoln cent was the Mint’s best weekly seller, rising by 5,541 for a four-month total of 357,933. By comparison, last year’s set through its first four months reached sales of 275,898 […]