Mike Unser

Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Silver Dollars for 2021Silver dollars honoring Christa McAuliffe, the first teacher chosen to go into space, will be struck and sold by the United States Mint in 2021. McAuliffe was among the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion on Jan. 28, 1986.

The commemorative coins will be produced in collector qualities of proof and uncirculated with no more than 350,000 made. Their obverse (heads side) will feature McAuliffe and their reverse (tails side) will portray her legacy as a teacher […]


US Mint Sales: 2019 Proof, Silver and Mint Sets LeadLast week was the second one in a row lacking a new U.S. Mint product release. As is often typical when such is the case, core sets and American Silver Eagles take the top spots on the weekly sales boards.

Not coincidentally, in the latest round of stats the three strongest sellers ranked the same as a week ago. The clad 2019 Proof Set led, the 2019 Silver Set followed, and the uncirculated 2019 Mint Set placed third […]


U.S. Mint Product Releases for October 2019The United States Mint will release over a half-dozen products for collectors in October. Most of them will be sets containing multiple coins.

Offerings include a circulating set of quarters, a proof set of American Innovation dollars, a 99.9% silver set of proof coins, uncirculated American Innovation dollars for Pennsylvania, and a coin and currency set for children […]


2020 Native American $1 Coin Design UnveiledOn Saturday, Oct. 5, the United States Mint unveiled the one-year-only design that will appear on the 2020 Native American $1 Coin.

Honoring Elizabeth Peratrovich and Alaska’s Anti-Discrimination Law, the design features Peratrovich who advocated for the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Law in the Alaskan territorial legislature […]


Federal Reserve Inventories of $1 Coins at 1.105 BillionThe United States continues to store a lot of $1 coins in vaults, according to Federal Reserve data released in September.

Reserve Bank inventories of dollars were at 1.105 billion coins through the second quarter of 2019 after peaking to 1.440 billion coins in the third quarter of 2012 […]


US Mint Sales: 2019 Mint Set Surpasses 2018 Mint SetThe United States Mint is in the middle of a two-week break from releasing products for collectors so the agency’s core annual sets were its best weekly sellers.

Most sought was the clad 2019 Proof Set, followed by the 2019 Silver Set and then the uncirculated 2019 Mint Set. Each of them includes their own bonus "W" cent which has helped in boosting their totals […]


US Mint Sales: 2019 American Innovation Dollars for Delaware DebutNew United States Mint sales stats offer first showings of 2019 American Innovation dollars for Delaware and sets of 2019 American Legion Centennial Coins and Emblem Prints.

Featuring a design honoring innovation and innovators from Delaware, the U.S. Mint’s latest dollar launched Sept. 19 and registered combined four-day sales of 530,850 pieces from 25-coin and 100-coin bag options […]


u-s-mint-coinageFewer coins for circulation dropped from U.S. coining presses in August than in July and a year earlier, manufacturing figures from the United States Mint show.

In the headline figure for the month, the U.S. Mint struck 767.3 million coins, marking declines of 36.2% from July and 7.7% from August 2018 […]


2019-W $25 Reverse Proof American Palladium Eagle - Coin, Case and CertThe United States Mint introduced last week two products for collectors, the 2019 San Antonio Missions Quarter Three Coin Set and the 2019-W Reverse Proof American Palladium Eagle.

Issued Thursday, Sept. 12, the premium Palladium Eagle was the most sought, posting four-day sales of 16,690 for 55.6% of the maximum 30,000 […]


2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Coin Designs SelectedThe United States Mint unveiled the official designs for the dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins.

In 2020, the U.S. Mint will produce and sell up to 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 silver dollars and 750,000 clad half dollars in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame […]