New Quarters and Presidential $1 Coins, Popular Coin News Stories

Franklin D. Roosevelt $1s and Great Sand Dunes quarters
Franklin D. Roosevelt $1s and Great Sand Dunes quarters are among U.S. Mint releases this week

New quarters and dollar coins will crank up interest in United States Mint products this last week of August.

Beginning on Monday, the U.S. Mint will offer rolls and bags of quarters commemorating Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. Then on Thursday the Mint will introduced rolls, bags and boxes of Presidential $1 Coins honoring Franklin D. Roosevelt.

In between these releases, the Mint on Tuesday will begin selling Coolidge Presidential $1 Coins & First Spouse Medals Sets.

Products will launch beginning at 12 Noon ET and sell from As always, we’ll cover all releases here on Until then, here are last week’s five most read:

  1. West Point Mint Enhances Dies, Tests New Coin Finishes – Specialists at the West Point Mint have set their sights on dies for 2014-W Proof Platinum Eagles, investing their time and unique resources in a series of experiments to develop multiple finishes that will accentuate the artist’s design and bring out more of the coin details…

  2. 2014 Disney Mickey & Friends Collectible Coins – New from the Perth Mint of Australia is the Disney Mickey & Friends collectible coin series featuring colorful images Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Daisy Duck and Pluto. Officially licensed by Disney, each of the six new coins is struck from one-ounce of 99.9% pure silver to…

  3. Philadelphia Mint Produces Record 42.44M Coins in One Day – The United States Mint in Philadelphia was abuzz with activity last month, more so than ever before on July 24 when it delivered a record 42.44 million coins for circulation. That hurdled over the old record of 32.28 million coins set in October 2013, and contributed to…

  4. 2014 Canadian White-Tailed Deer Coin Series Launches – The first of four coins depicting one of North America’s most recognized creatures is now available through the Royal Canadian Mint’s 2014 White-Tailed Deer 1 oz. Fine Silver 4-Coin Subscription. These coins are struck from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver, feature varying finishes, and are limited by the subscription to 7,500…

  5. 2014 Baseball Silver Dollar Sales Changed, First Move in 4 Months – New United States Mint figures offer updated sales for the curved 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins, to include different totals for the silver dollars — their first change in four months. Issued in $5 gold, silver dollar and 50c clad and in proof and uncirculated finishes, the commemorative coins…

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