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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


American Memorial Park Quarter Launch Ceremony HighlightsOn Tuesday, April 30, quarters celebrating American Memorial Park in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) were officially introduced to the public.

A crowd of about 1,200 people, including 1,000 schoolchildren, attended the launch ceremony hosted by officials from the National Park Service and the United States Mint […]


US Mint Sales: 2019 Silver Proof Set Holds Top SpotThe United States Mint’s recently released 2019 Silver Proof Set held the top sales spot for a second week in a row.

In the latest round of weekly sales stats, the proof set advanced 16,856 for a 12-day total of 208,526. By comparison, it took nearly 3-1/2 months for last year’s set to reach the same level […]

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2019 Kennedy Half-Dollars Released in Rolls and BagsBags and rolls of circulation-quality half dollars honoring John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, launched today, May 1.

New United States Mint products featuring the halves include a two-roll set for $32.95 and a 200-coin bag for $139.95 […]


War in the Pacific Quarter Ceremony, Coin Exchange and Public ForumThree days after officially introducing the American Memorial Park quarter for the Northern Mariana Islands, the United States Mint and the National Park Service will launch the quarter honoring Quam’s War in the Pacific National Historical Park.

This year’s third public quarter ceremony will take place at the park on Friday, May 3. There will be a coin forum held on the evening before the launch ceremony and a coin exchange immediately after it […]


U.S. Mint Produces 3.8 Billion Coins in First Quarter 2019The United States Mint produced more than 3.8 billion coins for circulation during the first three months this year, rebounding from last year’s first quarterly pace which hit a four-year low.

In the headline figure for March, U.S. coining presses in Philadelphia and Denver struck over 1.05 billion coins, marking a 16% decline from February but a 16.8% increase from March 2018 […]

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US Mint Sales: 2019 Silver Proof Set DebutsEarly United States Mint sales figures are now available for this year’s Silver Proof Set and a 3-coin set of American Memorial Park quarters. The two sets were the U.S. Mint’s top weekly sellers.

Annually issued since 1992, the Silver Proof Set is one of Mint’s flagship products. Even with fewer days in its first reported sales total, this year’s set scored five-day sales of 191,670 for the best start since the one from 2011 […]


2019-W $50 Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin - Both Sides and CaseThe highlight from the U.S. Mint’s latest weekly sales report is the first showing of the new 2019-W $50 Proof American Gold Buffalo.

Released Friday, April 12, starting three-day sales for the 1-ounce .9999 fine gold coin reached 5,160 pieces. That’s toward the bottom when compared to past series debuts but some latitude should be allotted to this first reported total since it comprises fewer days of sales […]