The United States Mint on Saturday published a preliminary product schedule for 2016. It’s complete with 78 listings ranging from long-established coins and sets to 100th anniversary issues.
Some of the year’s highly anticipated products include two American Liberty Silver Medals like the high-relief 2015 $100 American Liberty Gold Coins, the Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set and centennial gold editions of the Winged Liberty dime, the Standing Liberty quarter and the Walking Liberty half-dollar. All of these products have "to be determined" release dates.
There are exact release dates for products launching in January, February and March. As for those debuting in April through December, general release months are given for now. Also, prices and images are yet to be published for all but the first few offerings.
Product standouts in January include the Mark Twain Commemorative Coins in gold and silver. (See images of the Mark Twain coins.)
Nixon and Ford Presidential dollars and First Spouse Gold Coins launch in February and March. (See photos of Nixon dollars and Ford dollars.)
The American $1 Coin & Currency Set and the National Park Service Centennial Commemoratives in gold, silver and clad also debut in March. (See designs of the NPS coins.)
We often know release dates by this time of year for collector versions of upcoming American Silver Eagles. We may have to wait several more months for those. Next year’s editions will have 30th anniversary edge lettering, which requires new tooling and testing time. The Mint does expect them ready by summer but currently has their release dates as "to be determined."
The U.S. Mint’s schedule will fill out more completely in the coming weeks. It’s always nice to see a new one around now even in the more abbreviated state. If you remember, products a few years ago only showed up on the Mint’s schedule right before the month of their release. Few world mints even offer annual schedules for public viewing.
The current product schedule is below. Keep up to date with changes at http://catalog.usmint.gov/product-schedule/. The default product schedule is 2015, so you’ll need to click on the drop down menu and select 2016.
Preliminary US Mint 2016 Product Schedule
|Jan 6||2016 Birth Set|
|Jan 6||2016 Happy Birthday Coin Set|
|Jan 11||2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set|
|Jan 14||2016 Mark Twain Commemorative Coins|
|Jan 25||2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set|
|Jan 27||2016 Native American $1 Coins in Rolls, Bags and Boxes|
|Feb 2||2016 Shawnee National Forest Quarters in Rolls and Bags|
|Feb 3||2016 Richard M. Nixon Presidential $1 Coins in Rolls, Bags and Boxes|
|Feb 16||2016 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set|
|Feb 18||2016 Patricia Nixon First Spouse Gold Coins|
|Feb 22||2016 Shawnee National Forest Quarters Three-Coin Set|
|Feb 24||2016 Kennedy Half-Dollar Rolls and Bags|
|Feb 25||2016 Shawnee National Forest Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin|
|Feb 29||2016 Proof Set|
|Mar 1||2016 Richard M. Nixon $1 Coin Cover|
|Mar 3||2016 Nixon $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set|
|Mar 8||2016 Gerald Ford Presidential $1 Coins in Rolls, Bags and Boxes|
|Mar 14||2016 American $1 Coin & Currency Set|
|Mar 17||2016 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins|
|Mar 24||2016 National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins & Three-Coin Set|
|Mar 25||2016 Betty Ford First Spouse Gold Coins|
|Mar 29||2016 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set|
|Mar 30||2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Set|
|Mar 31||2016 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin|
|Apr||2016 American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coin|
|2016 Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarters in Rolls and Bags|
|2016 Gerald Ford $1 Coin Cover|
|2016 Ford $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set|
|May||2016 Cumberland Gap Quarters Three-Coin Set|
|2016 Cumberland Gap Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin|
|June||2016 Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park Quarters in Rolls and Bags|
|July||2016 Harper’s Ferry Quarters Three-Coin Set|
|2016 Harper’s Ferry Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin|
|2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins|
|206 Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coins in Rolls, Bags and Boxes|
|Aug||2016 First Spouse Bronze Medals|
|2016 Presidential Three-Coin Sets|
|2016 Ronald Reagan $1 Coin Cover|
|2016 Reagan $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set|
|2016 Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarters in Rolls and Bags|
|Oct||2016 Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarters Three-Coin Set|
|2016 Theodore Roosevelt National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin|
|Nov||2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set|
|2016 Fort Moultrie Quarters in Rolls and Bags|
|Dec||2016 Fort Moultrie Quarters Three-Coin Set|
|2016 Fort Moultrie Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin|
|TBD||2016 Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set|
|2016 Walking Liberty Centennial Gold Coin|
|2016 Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Coin|
|2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin|
|2016 American Liberty Silver Medals (Mints S and W)|
|2016 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin|
|2016 American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin|
|2016 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set|
|2016 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin|
|2016 Silver Proof Set|
|2016 Mint Set|
|2016 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set|
|2016 Congratulations Set|
Gee…. Look how far off into the year the Mint has pushed off the Silver American Eagles. If that’s not a sign of a silver shortage, I don’t know what is. This might be the year where silver takes off like gold on steroids!
There has supposedly been a silver shortage for t least two years, with silver eagles on ration and so forth.
Availability has very little to do with value. Look at diamonds, they are so common you can dig them out of the dirt in Arkansas.
it is all about marketing and manipulation. When dealers and speculators like the Hunt Brothers take notice and gvernment gets a wild hare to accumulate it, then there will be price hikes.
Silver and gold have both been dropping in spot price December 2015.
US Mint coin prices should reflect this.
But the mint keeps making their coin prices not worthwhile at up to 3x spot price.
M. B. & Boz – There is no world silver shortage I can assure you! There is only a shortage of 1-ounce .999 fine silver blank planchets. The U.S. Mint no longer produces the blank planchets for the silver American Eagle coins & purchases then from private vendors in the U.S., mainly from Sunshine Mining and Minting company based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (which operates a major silver mine there & last year opened a hugh new production facilty in Las Vegas to cater to the casino industry for tokens & to increase silver planchet production for many world Mints… Read more »
Boz, you are definitely correct! Silver, and all precious metals, have and will be, always Manipulated to simply supply and demand…mostly, if not always, Demand…Dealers Love this, and so does the U. S. Mint!…Nevertheless, keep Collecting Friends! …
Thank you for the heads up to next year’s schedule, Mike.
I notice no Coin and Chronicles Sets are scheduled in 2016 for Presidents Nixon and Ford, but instead the Mint skips to Ronald Reagan. Is this a political statement on the part of Mint officials? Nixon was the president the press loved to hate, but despite his failings I, for one, believe he did a lot of good for the country. Ford did a good job of restoring faith in the presidency. They both deserve to be treated by the Mint the same as Reagan.
Patrick Kleaver – I agree with your statements totally! But the reality as far as the U.S. Mint officials is that only “popular” presidents (as far as the Mint officials believe) will have a Coin & Chronicles set. In 2009 they did a C&C set for Abraham Lincoln only, in 2013 for Theodore Roosevelt only & in 2014 for Franklin D. Roosevelt only. 2015 was the first year since presidential $1 coins were issued that the Mint did a C&C set for all 4 presidents honored that year. The Mint also did C&C sets in 2005 for John Marshall &… Read more »
Thanks for the history of the issuance of the Coin and Chronicle Sets! It didn’t hit me until I read your reply how selective the Mint has previously been as to who to honor. With the plethora of products the Mint has offered in recent years, they certainly can’t use the excuse that they couldn’t “fit in” all the the Presidents who weren’t honored. They could easily have skipped some things they issued in order to treat all the Presidents the same!
What is very interesting is that a few years ago I purchased the Marshall Coin & Chronicles set for $35.00.
Now it’s selling (sealed) for between $65.00 and $89.00.
Christopher Williams – It is interesting how the 2015 C&C sets have caused more collectors to purchase the 2005 & 2006 U.S. Mint C&C sets in the secondary market. I somehow missed getting them at issue price, but about 3 years ago i noticed i didn’t have them on my inventory list & immediately found a dealer in St Louis where i have relatives & bought both sets in their original sealed plastic wrap like you mentioned. I paid $40 for the 2005 John Marshall C&C set & $45 for the 2006 Benjamin Franklin C&C set. They are nice sets… Read more »
Seth, thank you very much for your nice comments.
It was years ago that I did that video. I was so fed up that I had to vent.
Happy New Year’s to you, too, Seth.
HSN has been busted so many times for cheating customers and several years back, they had ICG silver eagles in ms70 with only 500 and as usual, never show the cpoin date, but got busted as the mint hadn’t even released the coins out yet. All of his other coins he sells for hundreds over their value. His famous 50 year mint set for 399.00 and claims to have a national dealer that sells the sets making them worth 2 grand. In the Red Book they run from 3-5 bucks a set. Its true the mints don’t make the blanks… Read more »
I look forward to the “2016 Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set” to complete my collection.
I really do enjoy the “Coin & Chronicles” sets.
The input from everyone here is very much appreciated.
The centennial mercury gold dime is already out, but when is the new centennial Gold quarter and the centennial Gold half dollar be available to the public?
2016 is the 30th anniversary of the silver eagle. I wonder why there is not an anniversary set?