US Mint Sales: 2017 Proof Set at 223,506The U.S. Mint’s best weekly numismatic seller, the 2017 Proof Set, was its only product to advance by more than four figures. It’s more typical to see at least a handful of products rising by 1,000 or more in a week.

Released in late March, the 10-coin proof set climbed by 6,547 pieces to reach 3-1/2-week sales of 223,506 […]


Gold Ends at 2-1/2-Week Low, Silver Marks 6-Week LowPrecious metals mostly declined Wednesday. Gold futures closed lower for a third straight session, registering a 2-1/2-week low, while silver futures retreated for a second day to end at their lowest level in 6 weeks.

Gold for June delivery lost $3, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,264.20 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange […]


Gold Futures Retreat to 2-Week Low; Silver Falls to 5-Week LowGold futures fell for a second session in a row Tuesday, closing at a more than 2-week low. Silver, meanwhile, ended at a 5-week low. The two metals just last week posted more than 5-month highs.

Gold for June delivery shed $10.30, or 0.8%, to settle at $1,267.20 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange […]


U.S. Coin Production Hits 1.4B in MarchThe United States Mint produced more than 4.2 billion coins for circulation in the first three months this year, tracking the quickest first quarterly pace since 2015. The government agency went on to strike more than 17 billion coins that year, its best one since 2001.

U.S. Mint data also shows mintages for Iowa’s Effigy Mounds National Monument quarter, the first of five 2017 quarters with unique designs […]


US Banknote Production Reaches 579.2 Million in March 2017Banknote production in March quickened to the highest level in 5 months, data from the agency responsible for printing U.S. currency shows.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) produced 579.2 million banknotes last month, the most since October, for a combined value of nearly $14.2 billion […]


Gold Futures Decline as Stocks Rally; US Mint Bullion Sales RiseGold futures settled lower in their start to the new trading week on Monday as investors sought riskier assets.

Gold for June delivery gave back $11.60, or 0.9%, to finish at $1,277.50 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange […]


Frederick Douglass Quarters for D.C. in Three-Coin SetToday, April 24, the United States Mint began selling three-coin sets of Frederick Douglass quarters for $9.95. The coins commemorate the national historic site in Washington, DC.

This latest America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ is the second issue for 2017 and the thirty-seventh overall in the series that debuted in 2010 […]


Gold Logs Sixth Straight Weekly Gain, Silver DropsGold futures ended higher Friday, logging their seventh advance in the past eight sessions and scoring their sixth straight week of gains.

Gold for June delivery added $5.30, or 0.4%, to settle at $1,289.10 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange […]

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Heritage Realizes $9.8 Million in April 2017 Dallas SaleHeritage Auctions’ Dallas April 4-6 sale of rare U.S. coins brought over $9.8 million, the company said in a news release.

More than 4,100 lots crossed the auction block, which had a 100 percent sell-through rate, and many coins exceeded their prices from the 2014 market peak […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Publish First Numismatic Exonumia CatalogueKolbe & Fanning published its first catalogue devoted to numismatic exonumia, including medals, tokens, badges, scrip and related items that pertain in some way to the coin collecting field. Catalog items are available for immediate purchase.

Listed items include tokens issued by coin dealers or collectors, medals depicting prominent collectors or scholars […]