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Martin Van Buren’s Liberty First Spouse gold coin and a bronze medal replica are now available from the United States Mint. The 1/2-ounce gold proof and uncirculated versions are priced at $549.95 and $524.95, respectively. Both have a face value of $10, are composed of 24-karat gold, and have an overall mintage limit of 40,000.

Martin Van Buren First Spouse gold coin

A bronze medal bearing the likeness of Van Buren’s Liberty coin is also available for $3.50.

Dubbed "The Red Fox of Kinderhook" for his red hair, political acumen and birthplace in New York, Martin Van Buren was the eighth President of the United States. America was prosperous when Van Buren took office, but less than three months later the panic of 1837 occurred and was quickly followed by a five-year depression. Van Buren was voted out of office, making him the third president to serve only one term.

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High demand has depleted all but the American Eagle Gold and Silver one-ounce coins from its 2008-dated bullion coin inventory, the United States Mint told authorized dealers in a memo Monday. Further, the Mint said it will delay the launch of other bullion coins until later in 2009, citing difficulties in acquiring blanks.   "The […]


The 2008-W American Eagle Platinum Uncirculated One-Ounce Coin is the only remaining uncirculated platinum collector coin available from the United States Mint. The 1/2 ounce version joined the "unavailable" ranks Monday morning with the already sold out 1/4 ounce, 1/10 ounce and four-coin set. Collectors have watched the series closely since the Mint reduced its […]


Designs images were unveiled for modern Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ 1907 Double Eagle coins just months ago. Now 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coins are in production at West Point, the United States Mint announced Monday. With that, everything is in stride for an early 2009 release that is sure to delight coin collectors.

2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin

"This gold ultra high relief coin, evoking Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ 1907 Double Eagle with Liberty striding forward, is one of the world’s most beautiful coins," Director Moy told the crowd.

"The United States Mint is proud to render the vision of President Theodore Roosevelt and Augustus Saint-Gaudens in a way that honors our past and raises the bar for the future.

One hundred years from now, I believe the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin will be remembered as the birth of the greatest American century in coin-making history."

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Silver, gold and platinum collector coin sales have increased significantly since last week, according to United States Mint figures. The one-ounce American Buffalo gold proof coin is no longer available as of Thursday. The Mint’s online site simply says: "Product is not available," likely indicating they are sold out. 2008-W American Eagle platinum uncirculated coins […]


Commemorative 2009 Abraham Lincoln Silver Dollar Coin designs were revealed by the United States Mint on Wednesday during the annual Dedication Day Ceremony at Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The silver dollar will join four newly designed circulating pennies to celebrate the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth in 2009.

2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin Designs

The ceremony occurred on the 145th anniversary of the dedication of Soldiers’ National Cemetery, where Abraham Lincoln delivered his historic Gettysburg Address in 1863 and also where United States Mint Deputy Director Andrew Brunhart unveiled the commemorative Lincoln coin designs to the public.

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American Eagle 10th Anniversary Platinum Coins are once again available from the United States Mint and at a substantially reduced price. The 2007-W two-coin set, which commemorates the 10th anniversary of the American Eagle Platinum series, were pulled months ago from Mint store shelves due to volatile platinum prices. The special collector’s set has a […]


It was easy to miss the release of the eight Presidential $1 coin last week given all the buzz with the U.S. Mint’s clearance sale and its announcement to drastically cut coins from its 2009 numismatic portfolio. The final 2008 Presidential Dollar honoring Martin Van Buren went into circulation on Wednesday, November 13.   "Martin […]


The U.S. Mint on Wednesday will reveal 2009 commemorative silver dollar coin designs honoring Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. The unveiling will take place during the Dedication Day Ceremony at Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, and on the 145th anniversary of the day Lincoln delivered his historical Gettysburg Address. Mint Deputy […]

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US Mint Last Chance Sale Promotion ImageThe United States Mint’s last chance coin clearance sale kicked off early Saturday morning with a massive list of over 150 old and new coins and products.

The Mint announced its sale Monday along with plans to slash coins from its 2009 numismatic portfolio, including 22 American Buffalo and American Eagle gold and platinum collector coins.

The Mint has dubbed its limited-time, first come, first serve offer as the "Last Chance Sale." The sale continues through to December 19 and includes coins and product dating between 1999-2008. The Mint has said old inventory not sold will be melted shortly after, which will ease its January transition to a new fulfillment center in Plainfield, IN.

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