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Design Competition for U.S. Basketball Commemorative CoinsArtists from around the nation are being sought by the United States Mint to create a design for dome-shaped coins celebrating the sport of basketball. The winning artist will receive $5,000 and their initials will appear on each coin.

Authorized under Public Law 115-343, the 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins will minted in denominations of $5, $1, and 50c with corresponding compositions of gold, silver and regular clad like those in circulation […]


US Mint Sales: American Legion Coins DebutThe U.S. Mint released updated sales figures for its collection of American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins.

Released last Thursday at prices ranging from $25.95 to $418.75, the seven commemorative products realized first-day sales of 39,671 coins for $3,629,464.25. Orders through the weekend climbed by another […]


American Legion Commemorative Coin Sales Reach 39,671 in First DayFirst-day sales of American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins totaled to 39,671 pieces, according to United States Mint spokesman Michael White.

Released Thursday, product options include proof and uncirculated editions of $5 gold coins, silver dollars, and clad half-dollars as well as a three-coin set with each denomination in proof […]


US Mint Sales: 2019 Proof American Gold Eagles Debut Early United States Mint sales stats have been reported for the five products featuring the different sized 2019-W Proof American Gold Eagles.

Released last Thursday at prices ranging from $182.50 to $3,015, collectors ordered a combined 17,497 coins in four days. The start is quicker than last year’s coins […]

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American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins ReleasedSeven new products launched today as part of the United States Mint’s 2019 American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program.

Options include $5 gold coins, silver dollars and clad half-dollars in proof and uncirculated collector finishes and a three-coin proof set holding one of each denomination […]


2019-W Proof American Gold Eagles ReleasedGold, gold and more gold is available today with the United States Mint launching their 2019-W Proof American Gold Eagles.

The precious metal products for collectors include five options — a combined four-coin set and individually packaged coins in sizes of 1 oz., 1/2 oz., 1/4 oz. and 1/10 oz. with corresponding denominations of $50, $25, $10 and $5 […]


US Mint Sales: 2019 Proof Set and Rocketship DebutEarly United States Mint sales figures are now available for the glow-in-the dark 2019 Rocketship set for young collectors and the 2019 Proof Set with accompanied "W" cent. Both products led weekly sales.

Despite having fewer days in its first reported sales total, the annually issued Proof Set scored three-day sales of 196,034 for the best start since the one from 2015. A bonus Lincoln cent with the "W" mint mark of the West Point Mint is included with every set. It’s boosting sales […]


Three Special Edition 2019-W Lincoln Cents From West Point MintCollectors can look forward this year to a total of three special edition Lincoln cents from the U.S. Mint facility at West Point.

Sharing the West Point Mint’s "W" mint mark but with varying finishes, each of the cents are packaged and marketed separately as premium pieces included when buying three annual sets […]


U.S. Mint 2019 Proof Set Purchase Includes Premium 'W' CentA product that is always popular with collectors, the United States Mint at noon EST today will release its annual proof set of clad coinage. As an added bonus, every set shipped will also include a special "premium coin."

Traditionally, annual proof sets contain coins with the "S" mint mark of the San Francisco Mint. That tradition holds true for the 2019 Proof Set and its 10 coins. This year, however, buyers of the set will also receive a separately packaged proof cent with the "W" mint mark of the West Point Mint. No Lincoln cent has ever before held this mark […]


U.S. Mint Launches Glow-In-The-Dark Rocketship For Young CollectorsGift-givers have a new option for budding young collectors with the United States Mint’s release today of the 2019 Rocketship.

Included in this new collectible are two coins attached to a card shaped like a rocketship. The standable card glows in the dark, adding another fun element for kids […]