Mike Unser

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Silver Dollars SoughtCompanion bills introduced in the House and Senate are calling for coins in commemoration of the centennial establishment of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 

On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the Memorial Amphitheater […]


US Mint Sales: 82.1% of 2018 Silver Reverse Proof Sets SoldThe latest U.S. Mint sales figures show that the 2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set held its leads as the most popular product for a second week in a row.

Released two weeks ago Monday, July 23, the set moved up another 18,730 to 164,119. By percentage, that’s 82.1% of the possible 200,000 sets ordered in 15 days […]


2018 American Innovation $1 Coin Design CandidatesOn Tuesday, July 31, the United States Mint unveiled possible designs for the 2018 American Innovation $1 Coin. The dollar will introduce a new 15-year series of designs that recognize innovation or innovators in each state, territory and the District of Columbia.

Members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) discussed the proposed designs in a teleconference meeting on Tuesday. They decided not to recommend any of them over quality concerns. And that’s putting it mildly […]


George Washington & John Adams Presidential Silver Medals Pricing and ImagesThe United States Mint this week updated its online store with information, images and pricing for the first two Presidential Silver Medals honoring George Washington and John Adams, the nation’s first and second Presidents.

Struck on the same planchets that are used to make American Silver Eagles […]


U.S. Mint Sales: 2018 Silver Reverse Proof Set DebutNumismatic demand for U.S. Mint products improved for a fourth straight week, according to the latest sales figures.

The new 2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set helped in boosting overall sales. It launched a week ago Monday, July 23. Orders for the set total 145,389 out of the possible 200,000 […]


WWI Centennial Silver Medal Sales ReopenCollectors can again order the five 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollar and Medal Sets. Limited to 100,000, the sets launched on Jan. 17 and originally had an ordering deadline of Feb. 20.

Today, the United States Mint reopened sales of all five sets at their initial issue price of $99.95 each […]


2020-2021 Quarter Designs ReviewedProposed designs were reviewed and several were recommended for the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarter dollars and companion five-ounce silver coins.

Sixty-three design candidates competed for the six quarters and associated coins to be released in the two years. The designs are emblematic of the national sites up for honors […]


CCAC to Review Designs for American Innovation $1 CoinThe Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a teleconference meeting on Tuesday, July 31, to review and discuss candidate designs for a 2018 $1 coin that will kick off a new collector series authorized by the American Innovation $1 Coin Act.

The Act was signed into law (Public Law No: 115-197) on July 20, 2018. It authorizes a 14-year program of $1 coins to honor American innovation in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories […]


US Mint Sales: WWI Centennial Silver Medals RisingOverall demand for United States Mint collector products climbed for a third week in row, the latest round of sales figures show.

WWI Centennial Silver Medals were among the outperformers. Following months of reductions associated to cancellations and returns, the centennial medals have posted positive gains for a second straight week — despite having gone off-sale on Feb. 20 […]


U.S. Mint to Strike American Innovation $1 CoinsThe United States Mint will soon produce and sell $1 collector coins in recognition of American innovation and significant innovation and pioneering efforts of individuals or groups from each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories.

Coins for the 14-year program will be issued at a rate of four per year, beginning in 2019, for a total of 56 unique designs. The U.S. Mint has an option to increase the series to 57 coins by introducing the program this year […]