Mike Unser

US Mint Sales: Breast Cancer Coins DebutUpdated sales figures are available for the pink $5 gold, silver dollar, and 50-cent clad 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins.

Released last Thursday at prices ranging from $25.95 to $431, the six commemoratives combined to post first-day sales of 37,778 coins for $3,975,072. Sales through the weekend rose by another 9,328 coins […]


2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Coin Sales Reach 37,778 in First DayFirst-day sales of the six different 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins combined to 37,778, according to United States Mint spokesman Michael White.

Released Thursday, available options include $5 pink gold coins — a first for the U.S. Mint, silver dollars and clad half-dollars in collector qualities of proof and uncirculated […]


US Mint Sales: 2018 Proof Set DebutsEarly United States Mint sales figures are now available for the new 2018 Proof Set.

Released a week ago Tuesday, March 6, the 10-coin set of clad proof coins scored six-day sales of 182,940. The start is somewhat slower than other recent issues […]


2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set Price AnnouncedThe United States Mint announced pricing for its upcoming 2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set. The collectible is one of the agency’s product highlights for 2018.

Developed to recognize the 50th anniversary of regular proof sets from the San Francisco Mint, the set will cost $54.95 […]


US Mint Sales: 2018 Proof American Gold Eagles DebutEarly United States Mint sales figures are now available for the new 2018-W Proof American Gold Eagles.

Released last Thursday at prices ranging from $187.50 to $3,107.50, collectors snapped up a combined 16,363 coins for one of the lower starting totals in recent years […]


US Mint Product Launches in March 2018The United States Mint in March will release some highly anticipated products like the pink gold Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins.

Then there are several traditional issues to include this year’s proof American Gold Eagles, the annual proof set of clad coins, newly dated Kennedy halves and an uncirculated set of 2018 quarters […]


US Mint Sales: 2018 Quarters Silver Proof Set DebutsTwo collector products launched last week — a 5-coin set of 2018 silver quarters and a 3-coin set of 2018 Pictured Rocks quarters. The pair were the U.S. Mint’s strongest weekly sellers.

The quarters in the silver set honor national sites in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Georgia, and Rhode Island […]


WWI Centennial Silver Medal Sales Reach 62,660The 30-day ordering window ended Feb. 20 for the five World War I Centennial Silver Medals. The latest U.S. Mint sales figures show 62,660, or about 62.7%, of the potential 100,000 sold.

The silver medals commemorate branches of the U.S. Armed Forces that were active in the First World War with designs honoring the Army, the Navy, the Air Service, the  Marines and the Coast Guard […]


US Mint Coin Production Tops 1.6 Billion in January 2018United States Mint production facilities in Philadelphia and Denver picked up their pace in January.

Over 1.6 billion in cents, nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollars and dollars came from U.S. Mint coining presses last month, marking a 109.9% increase from December but a 10.5% decline from January 2017 […]


Penny Costs 1.82 Cents to Make in 2017It’s costing more to make U.S. coins for circulation. Unit costs climbed for every denomination, the United States Mint disclosed in its 2017 Annual Report, and the cost of making cents and nickels remained above their face values for a twelfth year in a row.

The unit cost to produce, administer and distribute the 1-cent coin was 1.82 cents in FY 2017 compared to the 1.50 cents of a year earlier. For the 5-cent coin […]