Assaying Gold at the West Point MintThe United States Mint is a powerhouse maker of bullion coins… there’s no bigger in the world. It takes tons of silver and gold to manufacture them. Last year alone, numbers exceeded 42.6 million ounces of silver for American Silver Eagles and neared 1.7 million ounces of gold for American Gold Eagles and American Gold Buffalos.

All the gold and most of the silver bullion coins are struck in West Point, under the helm of plant manager Ellen McCullom. The facility is among the more unique of the Mint’s four production plants. It not only [...]


Gold Advances on Haven Buying, Silver Gains for Third SessionGold gained Thursday in a round of safe-haven buying with higher trading volume contrasting against this week’s earlier, and quieter sessions.

Gold for December delivery tacked on $7, or 0.6%, to close at $1,290.40 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange [...]


FDR Presidential $1 Coins in Rolls, Bags and BoxesAt noon today, Aug. 28, the United States Mint began selling the latest Presidential $1 Coin in rolls, bags and boxes. Honoring Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States serving from 1933 to 1945, it is the last of the dollar coins for 2014.

Previous releases this year paid tribute to former Presidents Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover [...]


US Mint Sales: 2014 Baseball HOF Coins AdjustedUnited States Mint sales totals are shifting for sold out 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins.

Last week saw a sales reshuffling of 2014 Baseball Silver Dollars for the first time in four months. This week their totals danced again, as did those of 2014 $5 Baseball Gold Coins for the first time in 19 weeks [...]

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Gold Prices Dip 0.1%, Silver Climbs 2 CentsGold prices shed 0.1% in the mid-week trading session Wednesday with investors more keyed to equities than safe-havens.

Gold for December delivery turned down $1.80 to settle at $1,283.40 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange [...]


Great Sand Dunes Quarter Ceremony, Coin Exchange and Coin ForumGreat Sand Dunes National Park Quarters launched into circulation, and in U.S. Mint rolls and bags, on Aug. 25.

Next week, on Thursday, Sept. 4, representatives from the National Park Service and United States Mint will introduce the quarter for Colorado in an official release ceremony [...]

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2014 Kennedy Gold Coin Sales Fall; Price Decrease LikelyNew U.S. Mint sales figures offer the latest total for the 1964-2014 Proof 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Coin.

Sales of the dual-dated coin, now at 63,388, have slowed following their early surge. The latest weekly change actually marks a decline of [...]


Gold, Silver Rise; Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Top 28MGold prices rose in quieter trade Tuesday with technical buying and improved safe-haven demand attributed to the gains.

Gold for December delivery picked up $6.30, or 0.5%, to end at $1,285.20 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange [...]


Coolidge Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal SetToday, Aug. 26, the United States started selling Coolidge Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets. The set honors Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States, and his wife Grace.

Available for $9.95, this product has one uncirculated quality 2014-P Calvin Coolidge Presidential $1 Coin and one Grace Coolidge First Spouse Bronze Medal that is [...]


Great Sand Dunes 5 Oz Silver Bullion Coins Open at 3,400Sales kicked off on Monday for the Great Sand Dunes National Park Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin, the fourth 2014-dated release from the U.S. Mint’s series of America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins.

United States Mint sales of the bullion coin opened at 3,400 [...]