Coin and Chronicles Set before Christmas; Popular Coin News

US Mint Banner, 2014 Coin and Chronicles Set- Franklin D. Roosevelt
US Mint banner on its homepage promoting the 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set which goes on sale Monday, Dec. 22

We’re in a shortened week of coin news with Christmas right around the corner. Most world mints are taking a break from product launches. Not the United States Mint.

And on that note, last week’s two most read articles were about their upcoming products. Topmost was about the 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set and its two coins, two medals and four stamp. That could be a good sign for the Mint as the set goes on sale Monday.

Most of our articles this week will be about U.S. coins. We expect to publish some wrap-up pieces on coin legislation, talk more about product sales and write about some coins for 2015. Until then, here are last week’s five most read:

  1. 2014 FDR Coin and Chronicles Sets Include Coins, Medals and Stamps – Coin and stamp collectors can get a closer look now at the 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set before it launches next week on Dec. 22, 2014. The U.S. Mint published new images of an opened set along with its booklet, coins and medals.

  2. US Mint 12-Month Product Schedule for 2015 – Collectors can now look ahead to upcoming products from the United States Mint, including brand new issues in high-relief. The agency today published its preliminary schedule and it’s filled with products through the 12 months of 2015.

  3. 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Dollars Back on Sale – Curved shaped 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Dollars will return for sale at noon ET today, Dec. 16, the United States Mint announced. Offered in proof and uncirculated collector qualities with the authorizing law limiting sales to 400,000 across both product options, the commemorative coins made a splash when they launched alongside their $5 gold and 50c clad counterparts on Mar. 27.

  4. 2014 Kennedy 50c and American $1 Set Sales At or Nearing Max – According to the latest figures from the United States Mint, the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set has sold out and the clad 2014 Kennedy 50th Anniversary Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set could reach that point at any time.

  5. Security Enhancement for 2015 Gold Maple Leaf Bullion Coins – 2015-dated gold bullion coins depicting the iconic maple leaf feature a new radial line finish, the Royal Canadian Mint announced Tuesday. Introduced in 1979, the Gold Maple Leaf (GML) bullion coin last saw a major change in 2013 when the Mint added a micro-engraved laser mark.

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