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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 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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US Mint Sales Figures Through Jan. 12, 2020The United States Mint once again is publishing weekly sales figures for its numismatic products. The U.S. Mint’s sales updates paused in early November when both the Mint employee primary responsibility for creating the report and their backup left the agency, Mint spokesman Michael White stated at the time.

As of this writing, weekly sales reports are now available for the missing weeks through Jan. 12, 2020. They show early stats for […]

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2020-W Proof American Silver Eagle Starting Sales And PhotosTwo major United States Mint products launched last week, the 2020-W Proof American Silver Eagle and the 2019-S Reverse Proof New Jersey American Innovation Dollar.

"W" Proof Silver Eagles have been lacking some luster for collectors in recent years. Fewer and fewer are selling. This year’s edition, released Jan. 9, is having an even harder time getting traction — at least so far […]

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2020-W Proof American Platinum Eagle Images UnveiledThe United States Mint published images for the 2020-W Proof American Platinum Eagle – Pursuit of Happiness, the final of three 99.95% fine 1 oz. platinum coins from its themed Preamble to the Declaration of Independence series. The collectible will launch on Jan. 30, two weeks from today.

Coins in the three-year series feature unique obverse (heads) designs coupled with a common reverse […]

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2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Released in Proof SetThe United States Mint continues its America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, a series nearing its close, with today’s release of a proof set that showcases five different coin designs.

Each of the set’s quarters was produced at the San Francisco Mint and carries the facility’s ‘S’ mint mark. The five coins bear reverse (tails side) designs emblematic of the following locations […]

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CCAC to Review WWII 75th Anniversary Coin And Medal DesignsThe Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a two-hour public meeting Tuesday, Jan. 21, to review and discuss candidate designs for gold coins and silver and bronze medals commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

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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2020-W Proof American Silver Eagle ReleasedThe United States Mint just released its 2020-W Proof American Silver Eagle. This .999 fine silver coin is destined to become one of its best sellers for the year.

Demand is always strong for this annual release with hundreds of thousands sold every year. Collectors grabbed 218,990 of last year’s edition in the first four days of sales. More than 400,000 have now sold altogether […]

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Congratulations Set Includes 2020-W Proof American Silver EagleThe latest gift product from the United States Mint, the 2020 Congratulations Set, goes on sale today at noon EST. It includes the same 2020-W Proof American Silver Eagle that launches by itself, also at noon, albeit at a different price point and in different packaging.

The set is designed with gift-giving in mind for events such as weddings, anniversaries, retirements, graduations, etc. Its packaging is themed for special occasions with areas for a personalized message, the coin and its specifications, and a U.S. Mint Certificate of Authenticity […]

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2019-S Reverse Proof New Jersey American Innovation Dollar ReleaseOne week into the new year, the United States Mint offers a strike from the last year with today’s release of the 2019-S Reverse Proof New Jersey American Innovation Dollar. The coin honors inventors and invention from the state with a design showing an electric lightbulb developed by Thomas Edison and his team of researchers.

This newest dollar features a unique reverse proof finish with frosted backgrounds and mirror-like polished design elements […]

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