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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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US Mint Sales: Weir Farm Quarters and 5 Oz Coin DebutThe United States Mint released seven products last week recognizing Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut. The U.S. Mint’s latest sales stats show how well they performed in the early going.

Released a week ago Monday, May 18, the Weir Farm quarter is the second of five issues for 2020. New products include rolls and bags of quarters from Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco with mint marks of ‘P’, ‘D’ and ‘S’. The number sold through Sunday combined to 1,902,660 quarters, which is near the top when compared against early starts of other recent quarters […]

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US Mint Sales: 2020 Silver Proof Set Nears 200,000The U.S. Mint’s 2020 Silver Proof Set returned to the sales limelight after having been unavailable for a couple weeks with its initial inventory depleted.

Last week its ordering status changed from "Currently Unavailable" to "Back Order," allowing collectors to place orders for fulfillment when more became available. With the ordering switch turned back on, the set’s sales jumped 7,869 units, making it the Mint’s best weekly seller […]

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2020 Weir Farm Quarters and 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin ReleasedToday, May 18, the United States Mint released rolls and bags containing the latest 25-cent coin from their America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The quarter honors Weir Farm National Historic Site of Connecticut. In addition, the U.S. Mint’s companion Weir Farm America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ also launched today.

Quarter options include 40-coin rolls, 2-roll sets, 3-roll sets and 100-coin bags of circulation quality coins taken directly from the production floors of the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints. Five ounce silver coins are produced only at the Mint’s Philadelphia facility […]

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US Mint Sales: 2020 Silver Proof Set ReturnsThe newest U.S. Mint sales stats aren’t much different from a week ago, at least in terms of what products are selling the most.

In the latest list of the Mint’s top-ten weekly sellers, nine of the products also appear on last week’s list. The three top sellers on both lists rank the same.

Gains weren’t altogether different either, and several of the products are older in the sense that they launched last year […]

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U.S. Coin Production Reaches 801 Million in April 2020U.S. coin production slowed and registered under 1 billion for a second month in a row, according to United States Mint manufacturing figures for April.

U.S. Mint data also revealed mintages for Connecticut’s Weir Farm National Historic quarter, the second of this year’s five quarters with unique designs […]

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US Mint Sales: Clad 2020 Proof Set Nears 250,000 in 9 WeeksThe U.S. Mint’s best seller was its clad 2020 Proof Set for $32, climbing 3,868 for the week with sales of 246,056 units since launching Feb. 27. The overall pace is down from last year’s set which posted sales of 295,794 units in roughly the same nine-week stretch.

Still available for $27.95, sales of the 2019-dated set rose 520 from a week earlier for a total of 575,102 units […]

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2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Release Dates and PricesThe United States Mint updated their product schedule to include release dates with prices for several numismatic issues, like the dome-shaped commemorative coins celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The U.S. Mint was set to introduce the commemoratives in early April but events supporting their launch were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in their delayed release […]

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US Mint Sales: 2020 Silver Proof Set Unavailable at 190,942The United States Mint’s best weekly seller was its most recently released product, the 2020 Silver Proof Set which includes 10 proof coins from the San Francisco Mint and comes with a bonus reverse proof nickel from the West Point Mint.

The set’s position as the U.S. Mint’s strongest seller will end, at least for a time, as its ordering status is now "currently unavailable" […]

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U.S. Mint at San Francisco to Resume Operations on May 4The United States Mint facility at San Francisco will resume operations the morning of Monday, May 4, 2020, utilizing a reduced staffing plan in order to maintain social distancing.

San Francisco operations were temporarily suspended on March 17, 2020, in order to reduce employee risk of exposure to COVID-19. This proactive measure was taken during the early stages of COVID-19 outbreaks in the San Francisco Bay Area […]

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2020 Women's Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar and Medal DesignsThe United States Mint unveiled designs this week for the silver dollar and silver medal commemorating the 100th anniversary in 2020 of the ratification of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing American women the right to vote.

Authorized under Public Law 116-71, up to 400,000 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollars will be produced and sold this year by the U.S. Mint […]

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