US Mint News & Information

US Mint SiteThe following articles include the latest news and information on United States Mint coins and products to include new and upcoming coins, coin designs, release dates, sales, mintages and announcements related to collecting and coin collectors.

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Gold, Silver and Platinum Soar in May; US Mint Bullion Sales SlowPrecious metals prices climbed higher Friday, padding their monthly gains, although platinum and palladium did fall from their week ago levels. Silver finished at its best price in more than three-months while gold closed at a one-and-a-half-month high.

Gold for August delivery tacked on $23.40, or 1.4%, to settle at $1,751.70 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. The finish was the highest since April 14 when gold ended at a more than seven-year high […]

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CCAC to Review New American Eagle Gold and Silver Coin DesignsThe Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a meeting by teleconference on Tuesday, June 23 to review and discuss candidate designs for American Eagle gold and silver coins, a silver dollar, and several medals.

The CCAC is tasked with advising the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to all United States coins and medals […]

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US Mint Requesting CCAC Applications to Represent Interests of PublicThe United States Mint is accepting applications through June 19, 2020 for appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) as a member representing the interests of the general public.

Authorized by the enactment in 2003 of Public Law 108-15, the CCAC advises the Secretary of the Treasury on design and theme proposals for U.S. coins and medals […]

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US Mint Sales: Weir Farm Quarters and 5 Oz Coin DebutThe United States Mint released seven products last week recognizing Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut. The U.S. Mint’s latest sales stats show how well they performed in the early going.

Released a week ago Monday, May 18, the Weir Farm quarter is the second of five issues for 2020. New products include rolls and bags of quarters from Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco with mint marks of ‘P’, ‘D’ and ‘S’. The number sold through Sunday combined to 1,902,660 quarters, which is near the top when compared against early starts of other recent quarters […]

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US Mint Sales: 2020 Silver Proof Set Nears 200,000The U.S. Mint’s 2020 Silver Proof Set returned to the sales limelight after having been unavailable for a couple weeks with its initial inventory depleted.

Last week its ordering status changed from "Currently Unavailable" to "Back Order," allowing collectors to place orders for fulfillment when more became available. With the ordering switch turned back on, the set’s sales jumped 7,869 units, making it the Mint’s best weekly seller […]

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2020 Weir Farm Quarters and 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin ReleasedToday, May 18, the United States Mint released rolls and bags containing the latest 25-cent coin from their America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The quarter honors Weir Farm National Historic Site of Connecticut. In addition, the U.S. Mint’s companion Weir Farm America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ also launched today.

Quarter options include 40-coin rolls, 2-roll sets, 3-roll sets and 100-coin bags of circulation quality coins taken directly from the production floors of the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints. Five ounce silver coins are produced only at the Mint’s Philadelphia facility […]

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US Mint Sales: 2020 Silver Proof Set ReturnsThe newest U.S. Mint sales stats aren’t much different from a week ago, at least in terms of what products are selling the most.

In the latest list of the Mint’s top-ten weekly sellers, nine of the products also appear on last week’s list. The three top sellers on both lists rank the same.

Gains weren’t altogether different either, and several of the products are older in the sense that they launched last year […]

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U.S. Coin Production Reaches 801 Million in April 2020U.S. coin production slowed and registered under 1 billion for a second month in a row, according to United States Mint manufacturing figures for April.

U.S. Mint data also revealed mintages for Connecticut’s Weir Farm National Historic quarter, the second of this year’s five quarters with unique designs […]

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US Mint Sales: Clad 2020 Proof Set Nears 250,000 in 9 WeeksThe U.S. Mint’s best seller was its clad 2020 Proof Set for $32, climbing 3,868 for the week with sales of 246,056 units since launching Feb. 27. The overall pace is down from last year’s set which posted sales of 295,794 units in roughly the same nine-week stretch.

Still available for $27.95, sales of the 2019-dated set rose 520 from a week earlier for a total of 575,102 units […]

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2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Release Dates and PricesThe United States Mint updated their product schedule to include release dates with prices for several numismatic issues, like the dome-shaped commemorative coins celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The U.S. Mint was set to introduce the commemoratives in early April but events supporting their launch were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in their delayed release […]

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