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US Mint Sales: Uncirculated Quarters and Explore and Discover Sets DebutThe United States opened sales last week of two collector products — an annually issued set of ten uncirculated quarters and a collector’s set for kids with three proof coins, three uncirculated coins, a coin blank, a magnifying glass, an activity book, and a coin folder.

Released March 26 for $13.95, sales for the set of uncirculated quarters reached 16,218 in seven days. That’s one of the best starts in recent years […]


American Memorial Park Quarters for Northern Mariana IslandsNow available from the United States Mint are rolls and bags of quarters honoring American Memorial Park in the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Products options include 100-coin bags, 40-coin rolls, 2-roll sets and 3-roll sets. All contain circulation quality quarters taken directly from the production floors of the U.S. Mint’s facilities in Philadelphia, Denver or San Francisco […]

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American Memorial Park Quarter Ceremony, Coin Exchange and Public ForumIn late April, the United States Mint and the National Park Service will officially introduce the quarter celebrating American Memorial Park in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. This year’s second quarter ceremony will take place at the park’s amphitheater on Tuesday, April 30.

Two conjoining events support the quarter’s public release. A coin forum sponsored by U.S. Mint officials is scheduled on the evening before the ceremony, and then there will be a traditional coin exchange right after the ceremony ends. These events are free and open to the public […]


US Mint Sales: 2019 Proof Set Hits 261,000The bonus Lincoln cent included with the purchase of every 2019 Proof Set is boosting sales. The set has led the popularity race among U.S. Mint products since its release in early March.

In the latest round of weekly sales stats, the set climbed by 11,204 units for a 24-day total of 261,000. In contrast, it took more than 3-1/2 months for last year’s set to reach the same level […]


2019 Explore and Discover Coin SetThe United States Mint just released another product for young collectors, the 2019 Explore and Discover Coin Set™.

Featuring six coins, a blank, a magnifying glass, an activity book and a coin folder with teaching U.S. Mint Mighty Minters™ characters, the product presents a unique way of introducing young kids to coin collecting […]


2019 Quarters Issued in 10-Coin Uncirculated Set for CollectorsAt noon ET today, March 26, the United States Mint will release its 10-coin set of uncirculated 2019 quarters.

Contained in this annual set for collectors are coins with one-year-only reverse designs that are issued as part of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The series honors sites of national interest at a rate of five per year. This year’s quarter designs celebrate the following national sites […]

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U.S. Mint Makes 1.25 Billion Coins in FebruaryU.S. coin production slowed in February but held above one billion coins for a second month in a row and was quicker than a year ago, according to the latest manufacturing figures from the United States Mint.

Mint figures also revealed mintages for Massachusetts’ Lowell quarter, the first of this year’s five quarters with unique designs […]


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 […]