Mike Unser

2019-W $50 Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin - Both Sides and CaseThe highlight from the U.S. Mint’s latest weekly sales report is the first showing of the new 2019-W $50 Proof American Gold Buffalo.

Released Friday, April 12, starting three-day sales for the 1-ounce .9999 fine gold coin reached 5,160 pieces. That’s toward the bottom when compared to past series debuts but some latitude should be allotted to this first reported total since it comprises fewer days of sales […]

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2020 Mayflower Gold Coin and Silver Medal Candidate DesignsIn 2020, the United States Mint will recognize the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage by releasing a 1/4-ounce 24-karat gold coin and a companion 1-ounce .999 fine silver medal. The Mayflower carried people from England to the new world, landing in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620.

Both pieces will be issued under the authority given to the U.S. Treasury Secretary. They are not a part of a commemorative coin program brought about by the passage of legislation, although Senate and House bills introduced in the last 115th Congress did propose Mayflower $5 gold, silver dollar and 50c clad coins […]


US Mint Sales: American Memorial Park Quarters and 5 Oz. Coin DebutThe latest round of United States Mint sales figures offer early results for the new collector coins depicting American Memorial Park in the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Released last week on Monday, April 1, the American Memorial Park quarter is the second of five issues for 2019. Available products include rolls and bags of quarters from Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco with mint marks of ‘P’, ‘D’ and ‘S’ […]


Ten Million Circulating 2019 Quarters To Carry West Point 'W' Mint MarkFor the first time ever, the United States Mint at West Point is striking circulating quarters that carry a "W" mint mark. They should begin to appear in circulation within four to six weeks, according to U.S. Mint officials.

These quarters cannot be purchased directly from the U.S. Mint like other numismatic products. Instead, collectors will need to search for them in change […]


US Mint Sales: Uncirculated Quarters and Explore and Discover Sets DebutThe United States opened sales last week of two collector products — an annually issued set of ten uncirculated quarters and a collector’s set for kids with three proof coins, three uncirculated coins, a coin blank, a magnifying glass, an activity book, and a coin folder.

Released March 26 for $13.95, sales for the set of uncirculated quarters reached 16,218 in seven days. That’s one of the best starts in recent years […]


US Mint Sales: 2019 Proof Set Hits 261,000The bonus Lincoln cent included with the purchase of every 2019 Proof Set is boosting sales. The set has led the popularity race among U.S. Mint products since its release in early March.

In the latest round of weekly sales stats, the set climbed by 11,204 units for a 24-day total of 261,000. In contrast, it took more than 3-1/2 months for last year’s set to reach the same level […]


U.S. Mint Makes 1.25 Billion Coins in FebruaryU.S. coin production slowed in February but held above one billion coins for a second month in a row and was quicker than a year ago, according to the latest manufacturing figures from the United States Mint.

Mint figures also revealed mintages for Massachusetts’ Lowell quarter, the first of this year’s five quarters with unique designs […]


Design Competition for U.S. Basketball Commemorative CoinsArtists from around the nation are being sought by the United States Mint to create a design for dome-shaped coins celebrating the sport of basketball. The winning artist will receive $5,000 and their initials will appear on each coin.

Authorized under Public Law 115-343, the 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins will minted in denominations of $5, $1, and 50c with corresponding compositions of gold, silver and regular clad like those in circulation […]


US Mint Sales: American Legion Coins DebutThe U.S. Mint released updated sales figures for its collection of American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins.

Released last Thursday at prices ranging from $25.95 to $418.75, the seven commemorative products realized first-day sales of 39,671 coins for $3,629,464.25. Orders through the weekend climbed by another […]


American Legion Commemorative Coin Sales Reach 39,671 in First DayFirst-day sales of American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins totaled to 39,671 pieces, according to United States Mint spokesman Michael White.

Released Thursday, product options include proof and uncirculated editions of $5 gold coins, silver dollars, and clad half-dollars as well as a three-coin set with each denomination in proof […]