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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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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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American Legion Silver Dollar and Medal Set ReleasedCommemorating the American Legion’s founding, the United States Mint today released the American Legion 100th Anniversary Proof Silver Dollar and Medal Set.

This set includes one 2019-P Proof American Legion Silver Dollar and one American Veterans Silver Medal — both struck in 99.9% silver at the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia. The silver dollar debuted earlier this year as part of the Mint’s American Legion Commemorative Coin Program. The silver medal is unique to the set […]

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US Mint Sales: James Madison Silver Medal DebutsThe United States Mint released one new product last week, the James Madison Presidential Silver Medal.

Struck in an ounce of .999 fine silver, this fourth release in the U.S. Mint’s Presidential Silver Medal series logged seven-day sales of 5,790 pieces […]

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2019 Mint Set Purchase Includes Premium Uncirculated 'W' CentAnticipation is building today for some collectors with the United States Mint launching its 2019 Uncirculated Coin Set at noon Eastern Time.

Known colloquially as the 2019 Mint Set, the product contains 20 coins in two folders with a red-themed folder holding 10 uncirculated coins from the Denver Mint and a blue-themed folder holding 10 uncirculated coins from the Philadelphia Mint […]

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War in the Pacific Park Quarter Launch Ceremony HighlightsLast Friday, May 3, quarters honoring War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam were officially introduced to the public.

Around 700 people, including some 350 children, attended the launch ceremony hosted by officials from the National Park Service and the United States Mint. Kids aged 18 and under received a free War in the Pacific Park quarter to commemorate the event […]

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US Mint Sales: 2019 Kennedy Halves DebutHighlights from the latest U.S. Mint sales report include first showings for the new 2019 Kennedy Half-Dollar products.

Released May 1, product options include circulating-quality halves from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints with a bag of 200 coins for $139.95 and a two-roll set of 40 coins for $32.95 […]

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U.S. and Australia 50th Anniversary Moon Landing Set AvailableOrdering opened Monday, May 6, for the joint Royal Australian Mint and United States Mint product containing a 2019 Apollo 11 clad half dollar and a 2019 $5 Moon Landing 1oz silver coin.

Limited to a set mintage of 10,000 pieces, both of the included coins are domed shaped, struck in collector proof finish, and commemorate the 50th anniversary of mankind’s first landing on the Moon […]

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James Madison Presidential Silver Medal ReleasedThe U.S. Mint released today a silver medal honoring James Madison, the fourth President of the United States.

Featuring a portrait of Madison, the collectible is composed of 1 troy ounce of 99.9% fine silver and bears a matte finish […]

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