US Mint 12-Month Product Schedule for 2016

by Mike Unser on December 21, 2015 · 15 comments

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.

US Mint 2016 Products

Quarter and gift sets are among the early U.S. Mint product releases for 2016

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

Release Dates Products
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

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M. B.

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!

Boz
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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.

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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.

Seth Riesling
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Seth Riesling

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 also) . Just look at how much silver Mexico has! Their government even keeps the price of silver artificially inflated so the Mexican government doesn’t lose its ass on silver sales! The popularity of 1-ounce .999 fine silver coins worldwide in the past few years has caused the few companies… Read more »

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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! …

Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams

Thank you for the heads up to next year’s schedule, Mike.

Patrick Kleaver
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Patrick Kleaver

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.

Seth Riesling
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Seth Riesling

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 & in 2006 for Benjamin Franklin. The Mint officials seem to want to be selective in who they honor with such special sets based on how popular they think the person honored is & what they think public demand will be based on their subjective (biased) opinions. Sad but true situation.… Read more »

Patrick Kleaver
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Patrick Kleaver

NumisDude:

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!

Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams

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.

Seth Riesling
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Seth Riesling

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 & i should have bought two of each set! The 2009 Abraham Lincoln C&C sets were limited to 50,000 at $56.95 & a 1 set per household limit by the Mint. They sold out immediately & luckily i got one at issue price. Then they shot way up in price… Read more »

Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams

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.

Jeff Kinner
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Jeff Kinner

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 anymore. They are contracted out to several companies and its mostly refined junk silver like jewlery that is used for business strikes. From the time gold and silver are mined to having a finished product takes 7 years. In Africa, Russia secretly bought up all the mines and keep the… Read more »

Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams

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.

Mark Fortner
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Mark Fortner

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?