The United States Mint will release more than a dozen products this month, including a San Francisco Mint-struck proof American Silver Eagle, Apollo 11 coin and intaglio print combinations, a presidential silver medal, two ornaments, an American Liberty gold coin and silver medal, and San Antonio Missions coins.
The West Point Mint’s proof Silver Eagle debuted in January and has sales so far of more than 300,000. The edition from San Francisco, which kicks of the U.S. Mint’s month with an Aug. 6 release, features the same proof finish and $55.95 price. Last year’s 2018-S American Proof Silver Eagle ended with sales of 158,785.
Two sets recognizing the 50th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing launch on Aug. 7. They are joint U.S. Mint-Bureau of Engraving and Printing products. Each has the same Kennedy-Apollo 11 Intaglio Print from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, which is available only by buying one of the sets. As for U.S. Mint inclusions, one set holds a 2019-W $5 Proof Apollo 11 Gold Coin and the other holds a 2019-P Proof Apollo 11 Silver Dollar. Both coins are also available separately, having been released in January.
The James Monroe Presidential Silver Medal is available on the 8th. The medal depicting the fifth President of the United States is minted in 1 ounce of .999 fine silver. It is the third of four for release this year and, like them, is priced at $39.95. Past issues have logged to-date-sales of 21,333 (Washington) 16,690 (Adams); 13,306 (Jefferson); and 9,085 (Madison).
It’s been awhile since collectors have seen a holiday-themed U.S. Mint ornament. There are two for this year, each at $24.95. Both feature an uncirculated Kennedy half-dollar held against an official United States Mint Seal. One of the ornaments is designed for children, featuring the agency’s Mighty Minters™.
There’s a catch-up product scheduled for release near mid-month (Aug. 14), the 2018-S American Innovation $1 Coin bearing a reverse proof finish with mirror-like designs against frosted backgrounds. The dollar features the first design from a multi-year coin series that celebrates innovation and innovators from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the five U. S. territories. The 2018-dated reverse proof dollar will cost $9.95. It has a mintage limit of 75,000. The regular proof version from the San Francisco Mint has sales so far of 184,113.
Then there are the 2019-W $100 American Liberty Gold Coin and 2019 American Liberty Silver Medal which launch on the 15th. (See images of the pair.) The two collectibles are produced in high-relief. The medal is a first in that it boasts a 2.5-ounce weight. Its price is $99.95.
Wrapping up the month are quarter products and a five-ounce silver coin with reverses honoring San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas. The design is the 49th from the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful quarter dollar series. Prices for the quarters range from $32.95 to $46.95. The 5-ounce coin is $154.95.
Here’s a listing of scheduled U.S. Mint products for August:
U.S. Mint Product Schedule for August
|Release Dates||Numismatic Products||Price|
|Aug. 6||2019-S Proof American Silver Eagle||$55.95|
|Aug. 7||Apollo 11 50th Anniversary 2019 Proof $5 Gold Coin and Kennedy-Apollo 11 Intaglio Print||TBD|
|Aug. 7||Apollo 11 50th Anniversary 2019 Proof Silver Dollar and Kennedy-Apollo 11 Intaglio Print||TBD|
|Aug. 8||James Monroe Presidential Silver Medal||$39.95|
|Aug. 13||Mighty Minters 2019 Ornament||$24.95|
|Aug. 13||United States Mint 2019 Ornament||$24.95|
|Aug. 14||2018-S Reverse Proof American Innovation $1 Coin||$9.95|
|Aug. 15||2019-W American Liberty Gold Coin||TBD|
|Aug. 15||2019 American Liberty Silver Medal||$99.95|
|Aug. 26||2019 San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Quarters (Rolls and Bags)||$32.95-$46.95|
|Aug. 29||2019-P San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins||$154.96|
U.S. Mint products launch at noon (ET) on the day of their release. Product information and ordering is available through the Mint’s website at catalog.usmint.gov or by phone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).