Australian coins, Canadian coins, the highly anticipated March of Dimes Silver Set, and products featuring Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower and his wife Mamie are among new releases this week from U.S. and world mints.
On Monday, May 4, the U.S. Mint will issue the limited-edition 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set for $61.95. Containing a proof March of Dimes Silver Dollar and two unique Roosevelt silver dimes, many expect that the set will sell out with its 75,000 mintage and an ordering limit of 5 per household.
Dwight D. Eisenhower $1 Coin Covers launch on Tuesday, May 5. The cover includes two collectible uncirculated Ike dollars for $19.95.
Then on Thursday, May 7, the U.S. Mint will release one-half ounce, 24-karat gold coins honoring Mamie Eisenhower, the second of the four 2015-dated First Spouse Gold Coins.
Products from the United States Mint launch beginning at 12 Noon ET on their release day. As always, we’ll cover their releases here on CoinNews.net, and talk about the numerous new world coins. Until then, here are last week’s five most read:
NGC Special Label and Pedigree for March of Dimes Silver Set – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has created a special label for the 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set, which the United States Mint will launch at noon ET on Monday, May 4. NGC will encapsulate the coins with the special label and a MARCH OF DIMES SET pedigree.
2015 Coin & Chronicles Set Prices – United States Mint pricing has been announced for the four 2015-dated Coin & Chronicles Sets featuring Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson. The price for each set will be $57.95, according to a U.S. Mint memo published today on the Federal Register.
2015 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set Launches – Earlier today, April 27, the U.S. Mint started selling an annually issued set of the year’s major coins in uncirculated quality. These sets have been issued for decades, and they’re one of the U.S. Mint’s most popular collectible products. Around 150,000 will sell in the next few days.
US Treasury-Owned Gold at 261.4 Million Ounces – Gold owned by the United States Treasury totals over 261 million ounces and has a book value topping $11 billion, according to the most recent report issued by the department. That’s not a lot in value, when compared to a U.S. debt that tops $18.2 trillion. Nor does it reflect any significant changes over the last few years. But it’s also not a complete real-world picture as the government’s book value for gold is sharply lower than market value.
2015 Kisatchie 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Released – Kisatchie National Forest will make one of its final appearances on a United States Mint collectible product with today’s release of a three-inch, five ounce silver coin that depicts a reverse design emblematic of the site in Louisiana. This new Kisatchie silver coin is the second of five 2015-dated releases and the twenty-seventh overall from the Mint’s series of America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins.