US Mint Not Accepting Orders, Popular Coin News


On 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.

US Mint Customer Message
This US Mint message appears when visiting its online shopping site

This week other world mints will take center stage in product releases. We’ll cover new releases from the Perth Mint and Royal Canadian Mint. Aside from new coins, there are also a couple of upcoming design articles. Stay tuned for these stories and more. Until then, here are last week’s five most read:

  1. 2014-S Enhanced Uncirculated Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Photos – Anticipating is building for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection. This third and final product which celebrates the semicentennial of the Kennedy half-dollar features four 90% silver coins — all with a restored portrait of Kennedy, each struck at a different U.S. Mint production facility, and two having unique finishes not found on standard coinage…

  2. CAP Congressional Gold Medal Design Candidates – Artistic 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)…

  3. MapleGram25 Features 25 x 1g Gold Maple Leaf Bullion Coins – the Royal Canadian Mint introduced a new addition to its portfolio which features 50c Gold Maple Leaf bullion coins in a 1 gram size. Dubbed the Maplegram25™ as the Mint sells them grouped in a quantity of twenty-five, each coin…

  4. 2014 Disney Mickey & Friends Collectible Coins in Gold – Six of the most recognizable animated characters in the world appear again on coins with the continuation of the unique Disney Mickey & Friends collectible series. Under official license of Disney, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Daisy Duck and Pluto all are featured on new 1/4 oz gold proof coins…

  5. 2014 Coast Guard Intaglio Print from Defenders of Freedom Series – New from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is the 2014 Coast Guard Intaglio Print, the fifth and final card from the Defenders of Freedom series. Each of the prior prints sold out. This year’s series celebrates the five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces — Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard…

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lyndle P Benjamin

How or where do I go to order the Four Coin Set from my Phone ?


They aren’t available until the end of October. The sight should be functional by then.


Dont count on it, the mint is switching to the lowest bidder. I wish I would have placed my Christmas order a few weeks ago. I have a bad feeling.

Charles K. Miller

This idea sounds bad to me.The collector who only wants one 2014-S\ for my
date/MM set is still out of luck. Even the dealers won’t break up the set to sell one 50c.piece. Let’s get this changed. Thank you.

Robert O'Brien

It never fails! Seems anytime any program seems to be working smoothly and is coherent to all, they have to change the existing format. Why? Why does the mint feel it has to change a good thing?

Charles K. Miller

It’s pretty clear to me that the 9/27-10/1 suspension was simply a buffer period, after which the Mint raised bullion prices across the board.