Mike Unser

2020-W Proof American Gold Eagle Sales Reach 14,925 Coins in First DayEarly United States Mint sales have been reported for the five products featuring the different sized 2020-W Proof American Gold Eagles.

Released Thursday¬†at prices ranging from $240 to $4,040, collectors ordered a combined 14,925 coins in the first day […]

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U.S. Mint Produces Nearly 1.1 Billion Coins for Circulation in February 2020U.S. coining presses slowed in February but they still struck more than one billion coins for circulation, the latest manufacturing figures from the United States Mint show.

Nearly 1.1 billion coins spread across cents, nickels, dimes, quarters, and half-dollars were produced last month, lifting the year-to-date total to over 2.3 billion coins […]

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US Mint Increases Prices of 2020 Numismatic Gold CoinsCollectors will have to pay more for United States Mint numismatic products made of gold and palladium, including American Eagle, American Buffalo, American Liberty, and upcoming commemorative coins.

Increases range from $32.50 to $300 per U.S. Mint coin. They are not the result of changes in LBMA gold prices as can happen weekly based on the Mint’s regular pricing policy. Instead, they are straight upward revisions […]

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2020 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Temporarily Sell OutInventories of 1-ounce, .999 fine American Silver Eagle bullion coin are temporarily depleted, the United States Mint announced Thursday, March 12.

Sales of the silver coins jumped this week by 1.57 million pieces, boosting their 12-day March total to 2,320,000 pieces — the highest for the month of March since 2016, and after just 650,000 pieces sold in February […]

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2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin ImagesThe United States Mint unveiled 24 images of upcoming uncirculated and proof 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins.

Set to launch April 4, the U.S. commemoratives mark the third round of dome-shaped coins with concave obverses (heads) and convex reverses (tails). The U.S. Mint in 2014 issued curved Baseball coins and in 2019 the bureau offered curved Apollo 11 coins […]

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U.S. Mint Produces Over 1.2 Billion Coins for Circulation in January 2020U.S. circulating coin production rebounded in January with United States Mint facilities in Philadelphia and Denver striking more than 1.2 billion coins spread across cents, nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollars and dollars.

The production pace surged 206.4% from December but slowed 18.5% from January 2019. Here’s how the month stacks up against others in the past year […]

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Penny Costs 1.99 Cents to Make in 2019The price of producing U.S. coins for circulation climbed again last year, the United States Mint disclosed in its 2019 Annual Report. And for a fourteenth straight year, the unit cost for both cents and nickels was above their face values.

In FY 2019, the toll to make, administer and distribute the 1-cent coin eased to 1.99 cents from 2.06 cents while the cost for the 5-cent coin rose to 7.62 cents from 7.53 cents […]

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U.S. Mint Produces 11.9 Billion Coins for Circulation in 2019The pace of producing U.S. coins for circulation slowed for a fourth straight year after peaking to a 14-year high, the latest manufacturing figures from the United States Mint show.

In 2019, U.S. Mint production facilities in Philadelphia and Denver shipped over 11.9 billion coins to Federal Reserve Banks, marking a decline of 9% from the more than 13.1 billion coins made in 2018 […]

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US Mint Sales Figures Through Jan. 12, 2020The United States Mint once again is publishing weekly sales figures for its numismatic products. The U.S. Mint’s sales updates paused in early November when both the Mint employee primary responsibility for creating the report and their backup left the agency, Mint spokesman Michael White stated at the time.

As of this writing, weekly sales reports are now available for the missing weeks through Jan. 12, 2020. They show early stats for […]

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2020-W Proof American Silver Eagle Starting Sales And PhotosTwo major United States Mint products launched last week, the 2020-W Proof American Silver Eagle and the 2019-S Reverse Proof New Jersey American Innovation Dollar.

"W" Proof Silver Eagles have been lacking some luster for collectors in recent years. Fewer and fewer are selling. This year’s edition, released Jan. 9, is having an even harder time getting traction — at least so far […]

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