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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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CCAC to Review Designs for 2020 Bush CoinsThe Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a two-day public meeting beginning Tuesday, March 10, to review and discuss candidate designs for 2020 coins honoring George H.W. and Barbara Bush and for 2021 American Innovation dollars for New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, and North Carolina.

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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U.S. Mint 2020 Proof Set Includes Premium 'W' NickelNew coins for collectors become available today as part of the U.S. Mint’s clad 2020 Proof Set. This signature annual offering is always popular with collectors but this year we should see enhanced demand owing to the exclusive inclusion of a bonus premium coin.

That coin, available only by purchasing the set, is a proof 2020 Jefferson nickel. It features the West Point Mint’s "W" mint mark as compared to the set’s 10 coins with "S" mint marks for the San Francisco Mint […]

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Andrew Jackson Presidential Silver Medal ReleasedSilver and American history enthusiasts have a new option from the United States Mint with the release on Monday of the Andrew Jackson Presidential Silver Medal.

The medal is composed of 99.9% silver to a diameter of 1.598 inches. Found on its obverse (heads side) is the likeness of Jackson, the seventh President of the United States […]

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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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