Old coins as well as new coins are included in product releases from the United States Mint this week.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Mint introduces its annual Limited Edition Silver Proof Set for $139.95, but it’s for last year. Packaging issues are the reason for the delay. The set comes complete with eight 2014-dated coins and includes the 2014 Proof American Silver Eagle.
Then on Thursday, the Mint begins selling rolls, bags and boxes of circulating quality 2015 Native American $1 Coins at prices ranging from $32.95 to $111.95.
Products launch beginning at 12 Noon ET and sell from www.usmint.gov/catalog. We’ll talk more about these products on their release day. Until then, here are last week’s five most read:
Mint Invites Canadians to Design Coins for 2017 – Canadian residents received a surprising invitation this week. The Royal Canadian Mint asked them to consider a unique role in celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary by designing the nation’s five circulation coins. Canada turns 150 in 2017 and the Mint will strike new designs on the 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins to commemorate the sesquicentennial.
Lost 1879 Stella Gold Coin Returned at ANA Show – Honesty turned out to be its own reward when it came to a gold coin lost at the recent American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Portland, Oregon. Brian Hendelson, owner of Classic Coin Company in Bridgewater, New Jersey, accidentally lost an 1879 Flowing Hair variety Stella gold coin.
2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollars Launch – Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes Foundation, the United States Mint on Friday started accepting orders for 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollars. These commemorative coins are available in proof and uncirculated collectible finishes.
2015-W Proof American Gold Eagles Released – Today, March 12, the United States Mint started selling five collectible products with varying sizes and quantities of 2015-W Proof American Gold Eagles. American Gold Eagles come in 1 oz., 1/2 oz., 1/4 oz. and 1/10 oz. sizes that correspond to denominations of $50, $25, $10 and $5.
US Mint Seeks Input on Coin Compositions – The United States Mint has announced March 18, 2015 as the date for a second stakeholder meeting to continue its mandate in researching cheaper compositions for circulating coins. U.S. Mint FY 2014 figures show production and distribution costs total 1.7 cents for a penny; 8.1 cents for a nickel; 3.9 cents for a dime; and 9 cents for a quarter.