Mike Unser

U.S. Coin Production Nears 900 Million in November 2019U.S. coining presses slowed significantly in November compared to the previous month and a year ago, according to the latest manufacturing figures from the United States Mint.

In the headline monthly figure, the U.S. Mint produced 898.38 million coins for circulation, marking declines of 22.2% from October and 12.9% from November 2018 […]


U.S. Coin Production Tops 1.15 Billion in October 2019More than one billion coins for circulation came from U.S. coining presses in October, the latest manufacturing figures from the United States Mint show.

The amount was the most since July and marked the seventh time this year were a month’s production pace hurdled the billion level […]


US Mint Sales: 2019 Youth Coin and Currency Set DebutsThe United States Mint published the first round of sales stats for its third and final 2019 youth-oriented product, the Youth Coin and Currency Set.

Released last Thursday, Oct. 31, the joint U.S. Mint and Bureau of Engraving and Printing product features five proof quarters and a $2 Federal Reserve Note that are grouped together in a tri-fold presentation folder which is designed for children […]


George Washington Crossing the Delaware River Quarter DesignsUnited States Mint candidate designs for the 2021 and beyond quarter dollar were reviewed by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA). The selected design will appear on quarter reverses following the conclusion of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

That program, which launched in 2010 and features changing reverses honoring national parks and other national sites in each state, District of Columbia and five U.S. territories, ends with the one and only 2021 design honoring Alabama’s Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. Going forward from there […]


US Mint Sales: 2019 Pennsylvania American Innovation Dollars DebutThe latest United States Mint sales figures offer first showings of rolls and bags containing 2019 American Innovation dollars for Pennsylvania.

Celebrating the discovery of the polio vaccine, the new dollars have uncirculated finishes and were minted at the Denver and Philadelphia Mints […]


US Mint Sales: 2019 Limited Edition Silver Set DebutsThe United States Mint released one product last week, the limited-edition eight-coin silver proof set for $149.95. It was the U.S. Mint’s top weekly seller with more than half of the allotted 50,000 sold.

Annually issued, this year’s set for the first time includes coins all struck in 99.9% pure silver. Past sets have seven of their eight coins in 90% silver. The change appears to have attracted more interest […]


U.S. Coin Production Nears 940M in SeptemberThe pace of producing U.S. coins for circulation increased in September but remained under the 1 billion level for a second month in a row, according to manufacturing figures from the United States Mint.

U.S. Mint data also showed for the first time mintages of Texas’ San Antonio Missions quarter, the fourth of this year’s five quarters with unique designs […]


US Mint Sales: 2019 American Innovation $1 Proof Set DebutsThe United States Mint released two products last week, a circulating set of 2019 quarters and a proof set of 2019 dollars. Both sets topped the Mint’s list of weekly top sellers.

Released last Wednesday, Oct. 9, the 10-coin set of circulating 2019 P&D America the Beautiful quarter dollars posted five-day sales of 14,113. That’s the best debut in the product line to date […]


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 […]