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U.S. Mint Produces 3.2 Billion Coins for Circulation in First Quarter 2020The United States Mint produced just over 3.2 billion coins for circulation in the first three months of 2020, marking their slowest first quarterly pace since 2013.

In the headline figure for March, U.S. Mint coining presses struck cents, nickels, dimes, and quarters in amounts totaling 898.86 million coins — down 17.9% from February, 14.8% lower than in March 2019, and representing the first month this year where the total was under 1 billion coins […]


US Mint Sales: 2020 Silver Proof Set DebutsEarly United States Mint sales stats are available for this year’s silver set of 2020-dated coins. Annually issued since 1992, these sets are among the U.S. Mint’s most popular products for collectors. Priced at $63.25, this year’s set includes a bonus reverse proof Jefferson nickel.

Released on Friday, April 17, the set posted three-day sales of 183,456. That’s 96.1% of the current inventory of 190,960 sets […]


U.S. Mint at West Point to Resume Limited Production on April 21The United States Mint will resume limited production Tuesday morning, April 21st at the Mint facility at West Point.

During the temporary suspension of operations at the West Point Mint, in consultation with local public health officials, a thorough cleaning of the facility was conducted in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines […]


U.S. Mint 2020 Silver Proof Set Includes 'W' Reverse Proof NickelMarking the second of only two releases scheduled by the United States Mint this month, today at noon EDT we see the debut of the Silver Proof Set for 2020.

Included in this annually issued product for collectors are ten proof coins, seven of which are struck from 99.9% silver, and a special premium nickel […]


US Mint Increases Prices for Additional 2020 Numismatic ProductsThe United States Mint sent notice today about a new round of prices increases for some of its numismatic products for 2020. They follow other price hikes announced in January.

In looking over the latest list, prices compared to what they were last year or moving up from between $1.05 to $23.30. Some of the increases were already known […]


US Mint Sales Figures Through April 12, 2020The United States Mint just published cumulative sales for its suite of numismatic products. It’s been three months since collectors have seen this type of broad data which used to be released weekly.

The U.S. Mint’s latest round of figures is for product sales through April 12. They offer a look into the performances of many of the Mint’s newer, current-year collectibles, including […]


U.S. Mint at West Point Temporarily Suspends ProductionDue to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Orange County, New York, and out of an abundance of caution, the United States Mint has temporarily suspended production at the Mint facility at West Point.

This action is being taken to further reduce the risk of Mint employee exposure to COVID-19. The Mint will resume production once it is deemed prudent to do so […]


2020 George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 Coin Design RecommendedDesigns have been reviewed and a final one recommended for the upcoming 2020 George H.W. Bush Presidential dollar. The selected artwork features a portrait of the 41st president of the United States.

The last dollars issued from the U.S. Mint’s Presidential $1 Coin Program launched in 2016 and featured Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan. The program was extended earlier this year with the passage of the President George H.W. Bush and First Spouse Barbara Bush Coin Act […]

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2020-W $50 Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin ReleasedToday, April 9, the United States Mint kicked off sales of the 2020-W $50 Proof American Gold Buffalo. Made for coin collectors and containing 1 ounce of .9999 fine 24-karat gold, the piece debuted for $2,315.

This release is the numismatic version of a companion bullion coin made for investors. Both are authorized under Public Law 109-145 […]


US Mint Seeks CCAC Applications Qualified in Numismatic CurationThe United States Mint is accepting applications for membership to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).

Authorized by the enactment of Public Law 108-15 in 2003, the CCAC advises the Secretary of the Treasury on design and theme proposals for U.S. coins and medals […]