Mike Unser

U.S. Mint Coin Production In May 2019 Drops Near 5-1/2-Year LowThe latest United States Mint manufacturing figures show coin production slowed sharply in May. Less than a half billion coins for circulation were made, marking the lowest monthly level since December 2013, after topping one billion coins in each of the prior four months.

U.S. Mint data also offers mintages for Northern Mariana Islands’ American Memorial Park quarter, the second of five 2019-dated quarters with unique designs […]

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US Mint Sales: 2019-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle DebutsNew on United States Mint sales boards is the 2019-W $50 Uncirculated American Gold Eagle which launched Thursday, June 13.

The annually produced coin from West Point opened with four-day sales of 1,467, representing one of the slower starts among recent issues […]

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2019 Pride of Two Nations Limited Edition Two-Coin Set Images and PriceProduct information and images are now available for the joint United States Mint and Royal Canadian Mint collectible entitled Pride of Two Nations 2019 Limited Edition Two-Coin Set.

Scheduled for a July 3 release and priced at $139.95, the set will include an enhanced reverse proof 2019-W American Silver Eagle and a modified proof 2019 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf […]

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US Mint Sales: War In The Pacific Quarters and 5 Oz. Coin DebutThe latest batch of U.S. Mint sales stats includes first showings of the new collector coins depicting Guam’s War in the Pacific National Historical Park.

Released a week ago Monday, June 3, the War in the Pacific quarter is the third of five issues for 2019. New products include rolls and bags of quarters from Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco with mint marks of ‘P’, ‘D’ and ‘S’ […]

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US Mint Sales: 2019 Uncirculated Silver Eagle DebutsThe United States Mint’s newest American Silver Eagle was its best-selling numismatic product of the week.

Released last Wednesday, May 29, the 1-ounce .999 fine uncirculated Silver Eagle from West Point logged 5-day sales of 82,784 for the slowest start in the annual series to date […]

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War in the Pacific Park Quarter for Guam ReleasedToday, June 3, the United States Mint started selling rolls and bags of 2019 War in the Pacific National Historical Park quarters. Featuring a design emblematic of the historical area located in the territory of Guam, the coin marks the 48th release from the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful quarter dollar series.

Six unique products are available as part of the release, including single coin rolls, two-roll sets, three-roll sets, and three options of 100-coin bags […]

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American Legion 100th Anniversary Proof Silver Dollar and Medal SetThe highlight from the U.S. Mint’s latest weekly sales report is the first appearance of the new American Legion Silver Dollar and Medal Set.

Released a week ago Monday, May 20, the set with its proof American Legion Silver Dollar and American Veterans Silver Medal posted 7-day starting sales of 7,412, representing 74.1% of the possible 10,000 sets […]

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U.S. Mint Strikes Over 1.25 Billion Coins for Circulation in AprilU.S. coin production picked up in April, topped one billion coins for a fourth straight month, and was quicker than a year ago, according to the latest round of manufacturing figures from the United States Mint.

In the headline monthly figure, U.S. Mint coining presses struck over 1.25 billion coins to mark gains of 18.9% from March and 42.7% from April 2018 […]

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Penny Costs 2.06 Cents to Make in 2018The price of producing U.S. coins for circulation climbed again last year, the United States Mint disclosed in its 2018 Annual Report. And also again, for a thirteenth straight year in fact, the unit cost for both cents and nickels remained above their face values.

The toll to make, administer and distribute the 1-cent coin was 2.06 cents in FY 2018 compared to 1.82 cents a year earlier, and cost for the 5-cent coin rose to 7.53 cents from 6.60 cents […]

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US Mint Sales: 2019 Uncirculated Coin Set DebutsThe recently released uncirculated 2019 Mint Set jumped out of the starting gate according to the latest sales figures from the United States Mint. The added bonus coin — the last of three premium 2019 "W’ cents — that comes with every set is doing its job of driving in more orders.

Released May 14 for $21.95, the set of 20 uncirculated coins from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints posted six-day sales of 161,598. That’s the best debut for the annually issued product since the set from 2012 […]

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