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Officials today joined with a hometown crowd at Kinderhook Cemetery in Kinderhook, N.Y., to honor President Martin Van Buren on the anniversary of his birth and ceremoniously release the eighth Presidential Dollar coin. Van Buren was the first U.S. president born in America and spent his youth in Kinderhook.   "Many Americans are not aware […]

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US Mint Sales Figures ImageThree collector bullion coins have sold out since last week’s U.S. Mint sales figures were released.

And like last week, the biggest mover was the one-ounce 2008-W American Eagle Platinum uncirculated coin. It was the final available coin in the series, which helped drive demand until it sold out Wednesday. Sales of the collector coin increased 55.3 percent following its previous 46.5 percent rise.

Other sellouts include the American Buffalo gold proof quarter-ounce size (also on Wednesday) and the American Buffalo gold uncirculated 4-coin set on Monday. Sales of each had climbed 17.1 percent and 13.5 percent, respectively.

The final coin remaining in the Buffalo gold proof series in the one-half ounce size, which is showing very strong demand with an increase over last week of 24.8 percent.

Here are the latest Mint sales figures for the major American Eagle and American Buffalo collector products:

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The U.S. Mint 2008-W American Buffalo Gold Proof one-quarter ounce coin sold out on Wednesday. The bullion coin joins a moving fleet of other sellouts, including the final American Eagle Platinum Uncirculated coins earlier Wednesday, and the sold out Gold Uncirculated American Buffalo 4-Coin Set on Monday. None of the above coins will be minted […]

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American Eagle platinum uncirculated coin, smallAll 2008-W American Eagle Platinum Uncirculated coins have been sold, according to the United States Mint online store.

The one ounce version was the final size remaining after the 1/2, 1/4, 1/10 and 4-coin set sold out earlier — the 1/2 ounce platinum just last week. The one ounce moved to the "product is not available" category Wednesday morning.

Collectors have watched the series closely since the Mint reduced its coin prices on November 13 and also announced the elimination of several hundred coins from its 2009 numismatic portfolio, including all options of the American Eagle Platinum Uncirculated Coins.

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Minting of Presidential $1 Coins have hit a new low, according to the latest production figures by the United States Mint. The series, which started in 2007 with over 340,000 George Washington Presidential coins, has experienced a production decline with each succeeding $1 release, with the exception of the Jackson dollar. Van Buren production is […]

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The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) on Monday released an articulate statement cautioning that President-elect Barack Obama "Coins" are not rare investments. In part, PNG President Gary Adkins said the following regarding the items,   "All of the items we’ve seen offered so far on television and online are merely political mementos that certainly may be […]

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The 2008 American Buffalo Gold Uncirculated Four-Coin Set on Monday joined the quickening ranks of other bullion coins and is no longer available. The collector proof and uncirculated coin series has been getting extra attention from collectors after the U.S. Mint reduced prices and announced it would eliminate many collector coins from its numismatic portfolio, […]

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The ceremonial launch of Martin Van Buren Presidential Dollars will take place on Friday, the U.S. Mint said in an advisory to the media and public. The coins were released into circulation in mid November, but the Mint delayed the traditional public ceremony it conducts for new coins to coincide with Van Buren’s birthday on […]

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U.S. Mint releases 2009 Native American $1 Coin design on Native American Heritage Day

The United States Mint on Friday helped to celebrate Native American Heritage Day by unveiling the design image for the new 2009 Sacagawea $1 coin, officially entitled the "Native American $1 Coin." The dollar will begin circulating in January along with the first 2009 Presidential $1 Coin.

2009 Native American $1 Coin design

The new reverse designed by U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Norman E. Nemeth depicts a Native American woman planting seeds in a field of corn, beans and squash. The scene represents the Three Sisters method of planting.

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2008-W American Eagle Platinum uncirculated coins were again the big U.S. Mint movers. Since last week’s figures, one-ounce sales surged 46.5 percent to 980 coins. They are now the last standing coin in the series after sales of the one-half ounce size spiked to 18.5 percent and sold out on Monday. Double-digit percent rises were […]

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