2015-2016 Proof American Platinum Eagle Design CandidatesThirty-one design candidates for the 2015-W and 2016-W Proof American Platinum Eagle coins have been unveiled by the United States Mint and reviewed by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and Commission of Fine Arts (CFA).

Issued since 1997, the one-ounce 99.95% fine platinum proof series has always featured an obverse of Lady Liberty looking toward the future. The reverse has changed annually, and the CFA and CCA has differing opinions on what designs are best for 2015 and 2016 [...]

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Gold Climbs from 2014 Low; US Mint Bullion Coins GainGold ticked higher to start the new trading week on Monday, advancing from its lowest price of the year.

Gold for December delivery settled up $3.40, or 0.3%, to $1,218.80 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange [...]

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Fond du Lac Chippewa Code Talkers Medal Design CandidatesDesign candidates for the Congressional Gold Medal honoring the World War II service of the Lake Superior Band of the Fond du Lac Chippewa Native American Code Talkers have been unveiled by the United States Mint.

The artistic representations were also reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) [...]

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US Mint Not Accepting Orders, Popular Coin NewsOn Saturday night, the U.S. Mint stopped taking orders on the web and by phone as it prepares to roll out its new website and order management system. Ordering will re-open Oct. 1 at 12 noon EDT.

This week other world mints will take center stage in product releases [...]

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Gold at 2014 Low, US Silver Coin Sales at 8-Month HighGold closed at its lowest price this year, marking a fourth straight week of declines, though its latest weekly loss was modest at 0.1%. Other precious metals spiraled south on the week with losses of 1.7% for silver, 2.7% for platinum and 3.5% for palladium.

U.S. Mint weekly silver coin sales were the highest since the 2014-dated American Silver Eagles launched in mid-January [...]

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2016 America the Beautiful Quarter and 5 Oz Coin Design CandidatesThe United States Mint has unveiled design candidates for the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters and companion 2016 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins.

These quarters and coins mark the 7th year in their related series and the 31st through 35th releases. Designs are emblematic of the following five sites of national interest [...]

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CAP Congressional Gold Medal Design CandidatesArtistic design candidates for the Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal have been unveiled by the United States Mint and reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).

Public Law No: 113-108 authorizes a Congressional Gold Medal to honor collectively the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) in recognition of their military service and exemplary record. The law also authorized duplicates in bronze for sale to the public [...]

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US Mint Website Preview, Blackout DatesCoinNews.net was treated this week to a walkthrough of the United States Mint’s new website and order management system, courtesy of Dufour Woolfley, the Mint’s Project Management Officer.

The U.S. Mint’s new site and order system, which launches on Oct. 1, presents visitors with an entirely different look and feel, plus a number of enhancements over and above the current system like [...]

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Gold Rises Slightly, Silver Falls 1.5%Gold prices settled higher for the third time in four sessions on Thursday, lifted by improved haven demand as the dollar retreated and stocks dived.

Gold for December delivery added $2.40, or 0.2%, to close at $1,221.90 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange [...]

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US Mint Sales: New Products Debut, Gold Coins JumpLast week the United States Mint introduced new Presidential $1 Four-Coin Sets and the 2014-P Great Sand Dunes National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.

Debuting on the sales charts and fourth and seventh in popularity were 2014 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Sets from Denver and Philadelphia [...]

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