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2019 Lowell Quarters for Massachusetts ReleasedRolls and bags of the latest quarter dollar from the United States Mint debuted today, Feb. 4. A design emblematic of the Massachusetts’ Lowell National Historical Park appears on the new quarter’s reverse (tails side).

Product options include 40-coin rolls, 2-roll sets, 3-roll sets and 100-coin bags. Each contains circulation-quality quarters taken directly from the production floor of U.S. Mint facilities in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco […]


2019 Proof Platinum Eagle Sales Reach 3,225 in First DayFirst-day sales of the 2019-Proof American Platinum Eagles hit 3,225 coins, according to United States Mint spokesman Michael White.

Ordering opened Thursday for the 1-ounce .9995 fine platinum ‘Liberty’ coin which features the second of three designs from the Mint’s Preamble to the Declaration of Independence series […]


Lowell Quarter Ceremony, Coin Exchange and Public ForumThe United States Mint and the National Park Service will soon introduce the quarter celebrating Massachusetts’ Lowell National Historical Park. This year’s first quarter ceremony will take place at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb 6.

Like previous ceremonies, two (pre and post) events support the quarter’s official release. First, a U.S. Mint-hosted coin forum will take place the evening before the ceremony, and then the traditional coin exchange immediately follows the launch. Both are free and open to all ages […]

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2019-W Proof American Platinum Eagle LaunchesThe United States Mint began accepting orders today for its 2019-W Proof American Platinum Eagle – Liberty, the second of three coins from the themed Preamble to the Declaration of Independence series.

Strikes from the three-year series showcase unique obverse (heads) designs coupled with a common reverse (tails). Obverses celebrate the three tenets in the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence – Life, Liberty and Happiness […]


U.S. Mint Produces 13.1 Billion Coins for Circulation in 2018The pace of producing U.S. coins slowed for a third year in a row after peaking to a 14-year high, the latest manufacturing figures from the United States Mint show.

In 2018, production facilities in Philadelphia and Denver shipped over 13.1 billion coins to Federal Reserve Banks for distribution into the economy, marking decreases of 11.7% from the more than 14.8 billion coins made a year earlier and 18.1% from the over 16 billion coins struck in 2016 […]


Apollo 11 Half Dollar Set Packaging Contains Clerical ErrorThe Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Half Dollar Set has a packaging error that will be corrected, the United States Mint said in a statement Tuesday, Jan. 29.

The back of the outside packaging sleeve incorrectly shows Gilroy Roberts as designing and engraving both the obverse (heads side) and reverse (tails side) of the Kennedy 50c. Roberts designed and engraved the obverse but Frank Gasparro designed and engraved the reverse […]


US Mint Sales: Apollo 11 Coins DebutThe U.S. Mint released updated sales figures for its range of Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins.

Released last Thursday at prices ranging from $25.95 to $418.75, the eight commemorative products combined to post first-day sales of 296,311 coins for $31,846,666. Sales through the weekend rose by another 64,425 coins […]


Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin Sales Reach 296,311 in First Day;Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins are moving quickly. Their first-day sales combined to 296,311 coins, according to United States Mint spokesman Michael White. Add in another 49,825 coins for the companion Kennedy Enhanced Reverse Proof Half Dollar.

Nearly half of the allotted gold coins are already gone and just over half of the five-ounce silver coins have been claimed. Altogether so far, the collection of coins has realized over $31.8 million […]


Thomas Jefferson Presidential Silver Medal ReleasedCelebrating the third President of the United States, the Thomas Jefferson Presidential Silver Medal went on sale today at noon EST.

The U.S. Mint medal, the first of four for release this year, is composed of 1 troy ounce of 99.9% fine silver and bears the likeness of Jefferson […]


2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins LaunchArguably one of the most anticipated coin programs of the decade debuts today, Jan. 24, with the launching of the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins.

Interest in the coins stem not only from their subject matter, but also their unique design features and specifications. Seven different Apollo 11 coins and one special Kennedy half-dollar have been minted. They launch at noon EST […]