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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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2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set ReleasedToday, Feb. 20, the United States Mint released its 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™. Found within it are five 2020 coins composed in 99.9% silver with reverse designs honoring national sites in American Samoa, Connecticut, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Vermont and Kansas.

This product continues the U.S. Mint’s annual tradition of offering a silver proof set with the year’s quarter dollars. It marks only the second year where the set’s coins are in 99.9% silver […]

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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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National Park of American Samoa Quarters in Three-Coin SetHanging Samoan fruit bats are featured in the newest product from the United States Mint. The threatened species are the focus of the just released 2020 National Park of American Samoa Quarter Three-Coin Set.

These collector-grade coins are issued to honor the National Park of American Samoa and include two quarters in uncirculated finish and one in a proof finish […]

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2020 Native American $1 Coins Released The United States Mint released today rolls, bags, and boxes of the 2020 Native American $1 Coins. The dollar features a one-year-only design themed on Elizabeth Peratrovich and Alaska’s 1945 Anti-Discrimination Law.

New products include 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags and 250-coin bags. All options contain circulating dollars struck at the U.S. Mint facilities in Philadelphia or Denver […]

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2019-S Reverse Proof Georgia American Innovation Dollar ReleaseOver a month into the new year, the United States Mint offers a collector coin from the last year with today’s release of the 2019-S Reverse Proof Georgia American Innovation Dollar.

The dollar honors Trustees’ Garden of Georgia, and features a reverse proof finish which is notable for having mirror-like design elements and frosted backgrounds — opposite of standard proof coins […]

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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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2020-P National Park of American Samoa 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin ReleasedJust a few days after its companion quarter launched, the United States Mint released today the 2020-P National Park of American Samoa Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.

Like the quarter dollar, the design found on the silver coin’s reverse is emblematic of the national park located in the U.S. territory of American Samoa. However, unlike the quarter, this coin is minted from 5 ounces of .999 fine silver and has an extremely large diameter of 3 inches […]

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National Park of American Samoa Quarters ReleasedToday, Feb. 3, the United States Mint released the latest 25-cent coin from its America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The quarter honors National Park of American Samoa.

New U.S. Mint products with the quarter include 40-coin rolls, 2-roll sets, 3-roll sets and 100-coin bags. They contain circulation quality editions taken from production floors at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints […]

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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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2020-W Proof American Platinum Eagle 'Happiness' Coin LaunchesToday, Jan. 30, the United States Mint started accepting orders for its 2020-W Proof American Platinum Eagle — Pursuit of Happiness coin, the final of three issues from the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence design series.

Struck in 1-ounce .9995 platinum, coins in the themed program feature unique obverse (head side) designs that are paired with a common reverse (tails side) design. Obverses celebrate the three tenets in the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence — LifeLiberty and Happiness […]

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