Trip to San Francisco Mint Begins... Stay TunedThis week my brother Darrin and I are visiting the U.S. Mint at San Francisco. This will be Darrin’s first visit and my second. I was there early last year and had a great time.

Like our visit to the West Point Mint five weeks ago, we hope to get a sneak peak at 50th anniversary Kennedy coinage. The San Francisco Mint is striking enhanced uncirculated halves for the upcoming four-coin 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection [...]


Gold, Silver and US Mint Bullion Sales Mixed in AugustGold prices on Friday retreated from their previous session increase but still logged modest gains on the week and month.

August is usually a slower month for bullion coin demand. Sales were mixed compared to July with silver coin sales slightly better and gold coin sales lower [...]


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 [...]

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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 [...]