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Basketball Commemorative Coin Designs ReviewedUnited States Mint coins will be issued in 2020 to recognize the 60th anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The program of $5 gold, $1 silver and 50c clad commemoratives will share designs with reverses depicting a basketball and obverses emblematic of the game of basketball. They will be dome-shaped, and possibly feature some color […]


US Mint Sales: 2019 $1 Coin & Currency Sets at 50% of MaximumThe highlight from the U.S. Mint’s latest weekly sales report is the first appearance of the new 2019 Native American $1 Coin and Currency Set.

Released last Wednesday, July 24, the space-themed set with its enhanced uncirculated Native American $1 Coin and uncirculated $1 note registered sales of 21,761 in the first day when orders were restricted to two sets per household […]


2019 American Liberty Gold Coin and Silver Medal ImagesThe United States Mint unveiled images of its high reliefs American Liberty 1-ounce gold coin and 2.5-ounce silver medal. The 2019-dated collectibles are scheduled to launch Aug. 15 at yet to be announced finishes and limits.

Introduced in 2015, the U.S. Mint’s series of American Liberty products feature modern interpretations of Lady Liberty that embody the ideals of freedom and equality […]


U.S. Mint Director Ryder Signs Nine 2019 Proof SetsUnited States Mint Director Dave Ryder signed nine 2019 Proof Sets during a visit to the San Francisco Mint on July 22.

Director Ryder’s signature appears on the product insert, the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) and the product carton in each complete set, and each component has been numbered as well […]


2019 Native American $1 Coin and Currency Set PhotosThis article presents photos of a 2019 Native American $1 Coin and Currency Set with its enhanced uncirculated 2019 Native American $1 Coin and its Series 2017 $1 Federal Reserve note bearing a "1959" beginning serial number.

The 50,000 limited-edition product by the United States Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing went on sale Wednesday, July 24, for $15.95 […]


U.S. Mint Produces Over 6.5 Billion Coins in First Half of 2019 U.S. coin production rebounded in June, topping one billion coins for the fifth time this year after plunging to a nearly five-and-a-half-year low in May.

Across a longer haul, the United States Mint pressed just over 6.5 billion coins for circulation in the first half of 2019 — a seemingly sizable tally yet it’s tracking toward a fourth straight yearly decline […]


2019 Native American $1 Coin and Currency Set Released Featuring a limited mintage, a strict initial household order limit, a note with a unique serial number, and a coin with a special finish, the 2019 Native American $1 Coin & Currency Set is now available.

The United States Mint-struck coin, a 2019 Native American $1 Coin with a special enhanced uncirculated finish, is available only within the set. Produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), the included Series 2017 $1 Federal Reserve note bears a ‘1959’ beginning serial number which correspond to the launch year of the Agena spacecraft that is depicted on the companion coin […]


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 […]