Commission of Fine Arts Makes Coin Design Recommendations

Commission of Fine Arts Seal

The Commission of Fine Arts has posted their minutes from their last meeting which covered topics for the United States Mint. The minutes cover the meeting that was held on April 18, 2019 where two key Mint related items were on the docket. First was the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower gold and silver coin program while the $1 dollar coin designs for the American Innovation series were also covered. For those that may not …

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US Mint Sales Report Sees 2019 Kennedy Half Dollar Debut

2019 Kennedy Half Dollar

The United States Mint has posted its weekly sales report for April 29-May 5, 2019. In that report, the recently released Kennedy Half Dollar makes a glowing debut while the 2019 Silver Proof Set remains the Mint’s top seller for a third consecutive week. A reported earlier in the week, the 2019 Kennedy Half Dollar two-roll sets and 200-count bag from both the Denver and Philadelphia Mints. Clearly collectors have taken to them as the …

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2019 US Mint Uncirculated Sets Available May 14th

2019 US Mint Uncirculated Set

A reminder for readers who collect the annual Uncirculated Sets from the US Mint. The 2019 version of the set will go on sale next Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Noon Eastern. The 21-coin set is priced at a $21.95 and you can buy it directly from the Mint here on Tuesday. And yes, it is 21 coins this year, not the normal 20 of the past few years. The new addition for this year …

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Royal Mint of Australia and US Mint Team Up for Apollo 11 Proof Set

Royal Mint of Australia Apollo 11 Anniversary Proof Coin

Here at US Coin News, we don’t post a lot about mint activities in other countries because, well, the hint is in our name. But this unique opportunity is one that made us bend the rules a little bit. The Royal Mint of Australia and the US Mint have teamed up to create a two-coin proof set of commemorative coins to celebrate the Apollo 11 moon landing. The set consists of the clad Apollo 11 …

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US Mint Sells Out of 2019 Platinum American Eagle Bullion Coin

2019 Platinum American Eagle Obverse

The special 2019 Platinum American Eagle bullion coin has officially sold out. The US Mint, which produced 40,000 of the coins in total, sold the last of them in April. The US Mint was limited to overall platinum bullion coin minting to 40,000 coins. Initially, there were 30,000 coins made but when the initial allotment was purchased, the remaining 10,000 were struck and released. The Platinum American Eagle went on sale starting on January 7, …

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