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Lack of leadership at the U.S. Mint

August 13, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Politics, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Following the sell out of the 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set, a few readers asked if I was going to post a comment. I declined to let the rest of the industry have this discussion. I would rather have a discussion about a different issue related to the U.S. Mint: the lack of leadership. […]

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U.S. Mint Anchors Last Long Beach Expo of the Year

August 10, 2017 in Auctions, Clubs and Associations, Coin Grading, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, Fun, Gold, Gold Coins, Grading, History, Investing, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases, Rare Coins, US Mint, USA Coins, World Coins, Young Collectors

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August 9, 2017

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U.S. Mint Anchors Last Long Beach Expo of the Year

Ellis Island Coin: The U.S. Mint will be in attendance, displaying and selling their latest offerings, including the Ellis Island 2017 5 Ounce Silver Coin. Image via www.usmint.gov.

Ellis Island Coin: The U.S. Mint will be in attendance, displaying and selling their latest offerings, including the Ellis Island 2017 5 Ounce Silver Coin. Image via www.usmint.gov.

(Long Beach, California) – It’s time for the last Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) of the year, and as usual, the show is filled with fun for everyone. The three-day event will feature coin giveaways, the latest offerings and unveiling of a new 5 ounce silver coin from the United States Mint, and the display of two award-winning world coin sets.

Held September 7-9, 2017, the Long Beach Expo showcases collectibles from over 500 dealers, featuring everything from coins to cards.

“We’re thrilled to close out our Expo year with offerings from the U.S. Mint, which will be displaying and selling beautiful commemoratives, proof sets and more, including their brand-new 5 ounce coin, the Ellis Island 2017 5 Ounce Silver Coin, and the display of beautiful world coin sets brought to you by the PCGS Set Registry is sure to attract crowds. As always, we will host our coin giveaway, where a lucky attendee is chosen each day to win a gold coin, and PCGS will be offering on-site grading and exclusive show offers,” said Long Beach Expo President Cassi East.

Any attendee can enter to win a gold coin simply by registering online. Winners will be announced each day of the show at 1 p.m.

The official auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo, Heritage Auctions, will host four Signature Auctions, featuring U.S. Coins, World Coins, U.S. Currency and World Currency, from Wednesday, September 6 through Saturday, September 9.  Attendees are encouraged to visit the Heritage Lot Viewing room (104-A), located upstairs in the lobby area, to see the actual coin and currency items that will be in the auctions.

The Mint returns to the Long Beach Expo (booth #1535) after showcasing their groundbreaking American Liberty 225th Anniversary gold coin earlier this year, and they will be displaying the 225th Anniversary Four-Medal set, featuring four medals from four different mints with four different finishes. The medal set has reverse proof, proof, an enhanced uncirculated and uncirculated medal. The Mint is also launching their latest coin, the Ellis Island 2017 5 Ounce Silver Coin, which is available for purchase starting September 7, the first day of the show. Visitors can purchase or simply view the Mint’s latest offerings.

Also on the coin side, PCGS (www.PCGS.com) will be in attendance (booth #807) and offering on-site grading, as well as accepting submissions of all service levels.  Additionally, the brand-new coin price magazine, Rare Coin Market Report, will be distributed free of charge by PCGS at booth #1.

The bi-monthly magazine features up-to-date coin price info on PCGS-graded coins and fun, educational articles written by numismatic experts, like PCGS CoinFacts President Ron Guth.

“The Long Beach Expo presents a great opportunity to research a coin in the RCMR, visit booths like the U.S. Mint, purchase a coin and then return to the PCGS booth for grading. You can literally experience, all in one venue, the pivotal steps of coin collecting,” said PCGS President Don Willis.

McVey Collection: Two award winning world coin sets will be on display at booth #1535

McVey Collection: Two award winning world coin sets will be on display at booth #1535

Two beautiful world coin sets will be on display at the Set Registry booth (#1148): the McVey Canadian dollar date set and the McVey Mexico Silver Peso date set.

The 28-coin McVey Canadian dollar date set, circulation strikes, spans from 1935 to 1967 and features the portraits of three British monarchs: George V, George VI and Elizabeth II.  While, the award-winning McVey Mexico Silver Peso set features 41 silver pesos with two reverse designs.

“We always love to showcase world coins when the opportunity arises. Both of these sets are quite the spectacle, and we encourage show attendees to visit our booth and see these sets in person,” said PCGS Set Registry Director BJ Searls.

PCGS Co-Founder David Hall will be conducting “Meet the Expert” sessions, which is an opportunity for the public to bring their coins to the show and have them examined by a numismatist with decades of experience. Sessions take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, and Friday, September 8, and from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 9.

A staple of the Long Beach Expo returns with the Kids Treasure Hunt. Children visiting the Expo can earn free coins by participating in the fun, which will take place on Saturday, September 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kids can also participate in numismatic youth activities at booth #861, including America The Beautiful Quarter Trivia and a memory game involving world currency. Children have the opportunity to win quarters and currency during the fun.

The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectible Expo takes place Thursday, September 7, through Saturday, September 9. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Thursday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Long Beach Expo will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center, located at 100 South Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA.

Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and children aged 8 to 16; however, free admission coupons are available in advance online.

Discounted tickets are available at  www.LongBeachExpo.com. Simply select ‘Get Passes,’ and enter the promo code: EXPOPR.

        For additional information, including the schedule of events and a list of attending dealers, visit online at www.LongBeachExpo.com, call the Long Beach Expo at 888-743-9316 or email at LBExpo@collectors.com.

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World War I Commemorative Coin: A Tribute to the Bravery, Actions and Sacrifices of Americans

June 30, 2017 in Coins, Commemorative, Education, History, Legislation, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Sharon McPike United States Mint Press Releases/Public Statements

Congress authorized and the President signed into law the World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 113-212) to “commemorate the centennial of America’s involvement in World War I and honor the over 4 million men and… Full article at the source>

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U.S. Mint sales report: Week ending June 25, 2017

June 28, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

This week, we caught up with a couple of missing 2017 U.S. Mint numismatic sales reports: one for the period ending May 14, and one for the period ending May 21. The present report covers the week ending June 25, 2017.

There are no new releases on the report this week. Last week’s only new release—and that week’s top seller—was the 2017-P American Liberty silver medal (17XB). It remains within the upper tier of sales, ranking fourth this with 2,963 sold. More than 36,000 of the medals have been purchased since it was released on June 14. Its predecessor,… Full article at the source>

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America the Beautiful Quarters® Program

June 5, 2017 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Quarters, Silver, Silver Coins, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Carolyn Fields United States Mint Press Releases/Public Statements

About the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program America the Beautiful Quarters® Site and Design Selection Process Silver Bullion Quarters Additional Resources About the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program In 2010, the United States Mint began issuing 56 quarter-dollar coins featuring… Full article at the source>

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2017 American Eagle 1-oz. gold Uncirculated coin goes on sale today

June 1, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Mint News Blog Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

(Photos courtesy of APMEX)

(Photo courtesy of APMEX)

Today (June 1) is the release date for the Mint’s annual American Eagle 1-ounce gold Uncirculated coin (17EH), which will be available from noon Eastern time. The Uncirculated and Proof AGEs are collector versions of the official U.S. Mint American Eagle gold bullion coins, differing with respect to finish and mintmark (which the bullion strike lacks). Each 22-karat (0.9127 fine) gold Uncirculated coin, denominated $50, is enclosed in a clear capsule housed in a blue, Mint-branded box, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

(Individual, high-res photos courtesy of the U.S. Mint)

Each coin measures 1.287 inches in… Full article at the source>

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New OFFICIAL RED BOOK Celebrates 225 Years of U.S. Coinage

February 23, 2017 in Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, Events, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Reference, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

Best-Selling Annual Guide Prices 7,900 Coins

(Pelham, Alabama)—The 71st edition of the hobby’s Guide Book of United States Coins (popularly known as the “Red Book”) will launch at the Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectibles Expo on March 30, 2017. It features new and extensively updated content reflecting the current market for collectible coins. To celebrate the 225th anniversary of coinage at the Philadelphia Mint (1792–2017), the hardcover version of the Red Book‘s 71st edition includes a commemorative gold-foil portrait of David Rittenhouse, first director of the Mint, who was appointed by President George Washington. The Red Book can be… Full article at the source>

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Be Wary of So-Called “Trump Coins,” Cautions Professional Numismatists Guild

January 28, 2017 in Collecting, Education, Investing, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases, PSA, Tokens, US Mint

CORRECTED: January 27, 2017
News media contact:
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Be Wary of So-Called “Trump Coins,”
Cautions Professional Numismatists Guild

 

(Temecula, California) – So-called “Trump coins” are being offered in the marketplace, and they may be delightful souvenirs, but in many cases should not be mistaken for “rare coins,” cautions the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org).  In some cases, the items being offered are not even actually coins despite how they’re advertised, according to the PNG.

“Buyers today may be bitterly disappointed tomorrow if they mistakenly thought these kinds of souvenir items would be great investments,” stated PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money experts in the United States and six other countries.

PNG President Dana Samuelson points out that the United States Mint has not issued any coins or medals depicting President Donald J. Trump.  

“The so-called Trump coins now in the marketplace are either privately issued tokens or medals and not legal tender coins; or are genuine U.S. Mint-produced coins that have been deliberately altered by private parties after they left the Mint; or are coins produced by foreign countries but usually intended only for collectors and not for circulation in those countries,” explained Samuelson.

Some of the “Trump coins” being sold to the public are touted as gold or silver plated, but PNG cautions that can be confusing or misleading to potential buyers.

“The plating may be simply a microscopically thin layer of silver or gold that’s worth only a dollar or two. These should not be considered as investments in precious metals.  These kinds of novelty items often have little or no secondary market value,” stated PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

PNG officials recommend that buyers and sellers contact members of their Accredited Precious Metals Dealers (APMD) program.  PNG-APMD members must adhere to a strict code of ethics in the buying and selling of coins and precious metals.

Information about APMD, its code of ethics and a directory of accredited dealers can be found at www.APMDdealers.org, or call the Professional Numismatists Guild at (917) 587-8300.

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Memo to the U.S. Mint 2016

October 31, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Louis Golino News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Suggesting how the U.S. Mint can improve its operations and programs has emerged over the years as perhaps the most frequent topic of discussion among both numismatic commentators and collectors. Everyone has an opinion on how to make the Mint better—on how to make it more responsive to collectors’ interests; on how to make it more successful at achieving its multiple missions, which involve bullion, circulating, and numismatic coins, etc.; and on what coins it should issue and how they should be released.*

The October 13 U.S. Mint forum in Philadelphia brought together stakeholders from the collecting community, dealers, coin-grading companies,… Full article at the source>

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The Final Verdict? U.S. Mint 225th Anniversary Design

September 21, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Events, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Platinum, Platinum Coins, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Last Friday (September 16), the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held its scheduled meeting at the United States Mint in Washington, D.C. On the agenda were the candidate designs for the 2018-2020 American Eagle Platinum Proof Program “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness,” as well as the election of jurors for the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Design Competition. Members of the public were invited to attend the open session of the meeting.

The closed, administrative portion of the meeting included a discussion of the Mint’s 225th anniversary coin, complete with the examination of a test strike. The final design… Full article at the source>

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2016-W Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Quarter: For Collectors, Not Flippers

September 12, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Louis Golino News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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On September 8, the U.S. Mint began accepting orders for the eagerly anticipated 2016-W Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Quarter, the second of three coins to mark the 100thanniversary of the very popular Liberty-themed coin series that began in 1916.

Unlike the previous coin in this trio, the 2016-W Winged Head Liberty Centennial Gold Dime that launched on April 21, the gold quarters had a household limit of one, and their mintage was set at a maximum of 100,000; the dimes had a household limit of ten and mintage limit of 125,000. In addition, the dimes had an… Full article at the source>

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Designs for 2017’s America the Beautiful Quarters Finalized

September 2, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The designs for next year’s America the Beautiful quarters have been made official. Earlier today, the U.S. Mint shared the line art for the reverses of its five upcoming 2017 quarters, which will respectively feature Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington, D.C., Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri, Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) in New Jersey, and George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Indiana. The five reverse designs are included below.

The first new quarter of 2017 will feature Effigy Mounds National Monument. Its reverse will include a view of Native… Full article at the source>

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Over 17,000 2016 Platinum Eagle Bullion Coins Sold on First Day

July 26, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Opinion, Platinum, Platinum Coins, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Dan Holmes Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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The U.S. Mint opened sales of 2016 American Eagle One-Ounce Platinum Proof Coins today, a release that was met with enthusiasm from the Mint’s authorized purchasers (AP’s). According to the most recent bullion sales numbers, the Mint sold 17,100 Platinum Eagles today, quite a large total when considered alongside the total mintages for one-ounce Platinum Eagles from other years.

At 17,100 pieces sold, the 2016 bullion APE’s now have the fifth-highest mintage ever for these issues, which were initially issued in 1997. The first three years these coins were available — 1997, 1998, and 1999 — the… Full article at the source>

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2016 Ronald Reagan $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set Opens Near 6,000 Sales

July 13, 2016 in Bronze, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, Education, Exunumia, History, Medals, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The 2016 Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set had a strong debut last week, according the U.S. Mint’s latest sales report. The set moved 5,910 units between Tuesday and Sunday of last week, giving it the most successful launch for a Presidential dollar and First Spouse Medal Set since the Kennedy issue was launched a year ago. With the exception of the Kennedy set, the Reagan set had the best opening since Coin Update began publishing sales reports in 2010.

The set, which includes a Ronald Reagan Presidential dollar and a bronze replica… Full article at the source>

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Precious Metals Update: Silver Eagle Allocation Exceeds 3.6 Million

July 11, 2016 in Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Market Report, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Dan Holmes News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The U.S. Mint’s authorized purchasers (AP’s) bought 250,000 of last week‘s 2,839,500-ounce allocation of 2016 American Eagle silver bullion coins, leaving 2,589,500 unsold. This is the most unsold Silver Eagles we’ve seen so far this year, continuing a recent trend that has seen the Mint’s inventory growing with the help of consistent production and softer demand.

Sales for the issues dropped sharply, due in part to the observance of the Fourth of July holiday. AP’s bought 73% fewer Silver Eagles during this period than the 938,000 ounces reported last week. The unsold pieces have been added to this week’s… Full article at the source>

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Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins Week 1 Sales, 2016 Platinum Eagle Photos

July 7, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Dan Holmes Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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The U.S. Mint’s first-week sales totals for the 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins show that interest in the issues has been higher than we’ve seen for most other recent releases in this series. The Proof version of the coin sold 1,428 pieces between Friday, July 1, and Monday, July 4, while the Uncirculated coin saw 792 orders placed. That means the Reagan coins tied 2015’s Lady Bird Johnson issues for the second-biggest First Spouse debut in recent memory, with the Kennedy coins still significantly higher.

Making this launch more impressive is the fact… Full article at the source>

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U.S. Mint Sales Report: Big Numbers for Gold Mercury Dime and 2016 Silver Proof Set

April 27, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Dan Holmes News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The 2016 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set was released on Monday, April 18.

It’s been an eventful week at the U.S. Mint as two big releases garnered significant interest from collectors.

The first product to debut during this period was the 2016 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set, which contains 13 Proof coins, seven of which are composed of 90% silver. The item sold more units than any other numismatic product this week, posting a total of 176,733 sets purchased. This number is slightly down from the 2015 issue’s first-week total of 184,613 sets sold, but it’s worth noting that last… Full article at the source>

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More Than 1 Million Silver Eagles Sold in Last Three Days

April 14, 2016 in Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Eagles, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The U.S. Mint’s authorized buyers have purchased this week’s entire 1,036,000-ounce allocation of American Eagle Silver bullion coins in just three days, bringing this year’s overall sales total for the issues to 17,000,000 one-ounce coins sold.

This development is particularly striking as the Mint’s weekly allocations have not sold out in recent weeks, and it looked for a moment that the supply of Silver Eagles might finally be starting to outpace demand for the issues. But the value of silver has shown signs of strength this week, climbing to a near six-month high today at $15.98 an ounce, which Full article at the source>

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Precious Metals Report: A Modest Slowdown for Silver Eagles

April 5, 2016 in Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Eagles, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The U.S. Mint’s authorized purchasers did not buy all of last week’s one-million-ounce allocation of American Eagle silver bullion coins, leaving 42,500 pieces unsold as of Friday evening. The Mint has added those coins to a new million-ounce inventory, bringing this week’s available total for Silver Eagles to 1,042,500. The Mint remains on pace to have its biggest sales year ever for silver bullion, and has already exceeded 31.8% of last year’s record-breaking total of 47 million ounces of Silver Eagles sold.

Gold has dropped $6.00 an ounce since this time last week, and is currently listed at $1,215.00, according to… Full article at the source>

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Precious Metals Update: Silver Eagle Allocation Continues, Gold Down Again

March 28, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Eagles, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The U.S. Mint has continued its pattern of releasing one million American Eagle one-ounce silver bullion coins per week by issuing a new allocation today. Last week’s inventory had been purchased by the Mint’s authorized buyers as of Thursday, bringing 2016’s overall total to 14 million ounces sold.

Even with the ongoing rationing of silver bullion, the Mint is on pace to have its biggest sales year ever for the commodity, and has already exceeded 29.7% of last year’s record-breaking total of 47 million ounces of Silver Eagles sold.

Gold has dropped $23.35 an ounce since this time last week, and is Full article at the source>

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CCAC Recommends Designs for Key 2017 Releases

March 17, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Design, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Platinum, Platinum Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee met yesterday to consider a large group of images as possible obverse and reverse designs for the 2017 20th Anniversary American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin, the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal, and the 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Program.

The committee’s recommendations are provided below, will brief descriptions based on a press release provided by the U.S. Mint. The Commission of Fine Arts will also review the design candidates on March 17 and put forward their own choices to be considered by the Treasury….

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U.S. Mint Running Low on Silver and Gold Numismatic Inventory

March 7, 2016 in Blogs, Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Eagles, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Mint News Blog Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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The U.S. Mint is running low on inventory for the majority of its gold and silver numismatic products.

Seven of eight America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coins are currently listed as “Sold Out” or “Unavailable” on the Mint’s Web site, with only the 2015 Homestead National Monument issue — which had sold 21,123 of a possible 30,000 units as of Monday — in stock on the Mint’s Web site. The Shawnee 5 oz. Uncirculated Coin, released less than two weeks ago, became Unavailable on March 3.

As noted in the comments of the last post, the… Full article at the source>

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U.S. Mint Raises Prices on Gold Coins

January 29, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Gold, Gold Buffalo, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Mint News Blog Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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The value of gold has been climbing pretty steadily over the last couple of weeks, ending today at $1,114.00 an ounce, according to the London Bullion Market Association. Prior to Tuesday, January 26, the commodity had not hit the $1,114.00 mark since November 4. With gold hovering over $1,100 since Monday, the Mint has raised its prices on gold coins in keeping with its pricing structure for precious metals.

Prices for the U.S. Mint’s gold coins are adjusted in accordance with the metal’s fluctuating market value. The Mint’s former prices for gold coins were held in effect as… Full article at the source>

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PCGS Offering Distinctive, Special Labels For Long Beach Expo Submissions

January 26, 2016 in Coin Grading, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Events, Grading, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Press Releases, US Mint, USA Coins

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January 26, 2016

News media contact:
Steve Sloan, (949) 567-1223

PCGS Offering Distinctive, Special
Labels For Long Beach Expo Submissions

 

To mark the 30th anniversary of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) on February 3, 2016, PCGS will offer a collection of distinctive commemorative insert labels for coins submitted at the February 4 – 6 Long Beach Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com).

“PCGS shares its 30th anniversary with the United States Mint’s popular American Eagle bullion coins program.  Since representatives of the Mint will be at the Long Beach Expo showcasing their latest coin releases, we wanted to be sure to offer Long Beach attendees attractive First Strike® labels that complement these coins,” said Mark Stephenson, PCGS Vice President and Director of Bulk Services.

Four different labels themes will be available for qualifying coins submitted at Long Beach by members of the PCGS Collectors Club or by PCGS Authorized Dealers.  The special labels are:

  • American Eagle First Strike labels depicting an eagle and “30th Anniversary” banner for 2016-dated gold and silver coins.
  • American gold Buffalo First Strike labels depicting a buffalo and a “10th Anniversary” banner for 2016-dated gold Buffalo coins.
  • Mark Twain First Strike special labels for Twain 2016-dated silver $1 and gold $5 coins.  Twain coins submitted for show grading are eligible for show exclusive variety labels that include the Expo logo.
  • Retro 1986-era green label inserts for vintage or modern coins with “PCGS 30th Anniversary” at the top of the label’s front.  These throwback labels, which mimic the look of the vintage PCGS “Old Green Holders” will be available for both Standard and Secure Service levels.

“The Long Beach Expo marks the first opportunity for collectors to have coins graded with the new PCGS classic green retro 1986-era labels.  As an added bonus, any collector who submits his or her coins to be graded with this new 30th Anniversary label will receive a free, limited edition throwback green PCGS box,” stated Stephenson.

Information about submission guidelines and fees for the special labels can be found online at www.pcgs.com/labels, and submission information and guidelines for First Strike designation labels is at www.pcgs.com/firststrike.

The PCGS 30th anniversary label for silver (shown here) and gold 2016 First Strike American Eagles.

The PCGS 30th anniversary label for silver (shown here) and gold 2016 First Strike American Eagles.

An example of a PCGS special First Strike insert label for the 2016 10th anniversary of the gold Buffalo coins.

An example of a PCGS special First Strike insert label for the 2016 10th anniversary of the gold Buffalo coins.

PCGS has produced special First Strike – Long Beach Expo labels for the new silver $1 and gold $5 (shown here) 2016 Mark Twain coins.

PCGS has produced special First Strike – Long Beach Expo labels for the new silver $1 and gold $5 (shown here) 2016 Mark Twain coins.

An example of the PCGS 30th anniversary retro 1986-era green label insert.

An example of the PCGS 30th anniversary retro 1986-era green label insert.

“These special PCGS labels for the Long Beach Expo are the first in a full suite of attractive inserts we’re planning in 2016 that I believe both dealers and collectors will love,” said Stephenson.

Since its founding in 1986, Professional Coin Grading Service has become the industry standard in third-party certification.  With offices in California, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Paris, PCGS experts have certified over 31 million coins with a total market value of over 29 billion dollars.

For additional information about the special labels and other PCGS products and services, call 800-447-8848 or email info@pcgs.com.  

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Comparative January U.S. Mint Bullion Sales

January 26, 2016 in Blogs, Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Eagles, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Mint News Blog Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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Bullion sales have been strong during the first weeks of 2016, though the numbers have normalized a bit since the week of January 11, which kicked off the new year with a bang. American Eagle Silver bullion coins have already sold 5,727,000 ounces this month, more than any month in 2015. That’s also within 63,000 pieces of 2014’s highest monthly total (5,790,000), a number that is likely to be surpassed tomorrow.

Being as 2014 and 2015 have the two highest-ever sales totals for Silver Eagle bullion coins, this January’s running start does seem to point to another pinnacle year… Full article at the source>

Source: Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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