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First photos of the 2017 American Eagle palladium bullion coin

September 21, 2017 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Palladium, Palladium Coins, Photography, Precious Metals, US Mint, USA Coins

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

The Mint will begin selling its 1-ounce American Eagle palladium bullion coin to Authorized Purchasers (APs) on September 25. Until now, no photos of the coins have been available, and the curious have had to content themselves with photos of the plaster models or with graphic designers’ renderings. Around noon today (September 20), the Mint posted live photos of the coins (hover to zoom):

The palladium Eagles will be available to the public through the Mint’s AP network. Authorized Purchasers consist of major coin and precious-metals wholesalers, brokerage firms, banks, and other participating financial intermediaries. The… Full article at the source>

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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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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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U.S. Mint Releases 2016 Biennial Report to Congress

July 14, 2017 in US Mint

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

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The United States Mint completed its 2016 Biennial Report to Congress in December 2016 on the research and development (R&D) of alternative metals for the nation’s circulating coins. This report is the third released under the Coin Modernization, Oversight, and… Full article at the source>

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How America’s wars created a day of remembrance and influenced our coinage

May 29, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, US Mint, USA Coins

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

Foreground: Reverse of a 1995 Proof silver dollar in honor of Civil War Battlefield preservation. (U.S. Mint photo) Background: In Arlington National Cemetery, soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place a small American flag in front of more than 230,000 grave markers, to honor every individual buried at Arlington National Cemetery, and at the foot of each columbarium to account for the more than 400,000 interred. (DoD photo by Marvin D. Lynchard)

Foreground: Reverse of a 1995 Proof silver dollar in honor of Civil War Battlefield preservation. (U.S. Mint photo) Background: In Arlington National Cemetery, soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place a small American flag in front of each of the more than 230,000 grave markers, to honor every individual buried at Arlington National Cemetery, and at the foot of each columbarium to account for the more than 400,000 interred. (DoD photo by Marvin D. Lynchard)


Today has been our national day to reflect on the sacrifices of American service members who have given their lives in battle… Full article at the source>

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

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U.S. Mint Calls Attention to World Space Week

October 6, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Exunumia, History, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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Amid the various U.S. Mint releases spread across the last quarter of the year—not to mention the general circus of election season—one could easily miss the fact that this is World Space Week. The United Nations declared October 4–10 to be Space Week in December 1999. From now through next Monday, events around the world are celebrating “the benefits of space and excitement about space exploration.” (Click here for event highlights.)

None of this might seem relevant to coin collecting, but the U.S. Mint has provided a guide to “its long connection to the space program” in connection with… Full article at the source>

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

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U.S. Mint Explains ATB Proof Set Error, Drops Prices for Sets With Presidential Dollars

January 21, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Errors, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Quarters, US Mint

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

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The 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set went on sale on January 11, only to be pulled a short time later and given the uncertain release date of “To Be Determined.” Some sets were purchased and shipped before the interruption, but we don’t know how many as the item has not been included on this week’s U.S. Mint sales report. Now Tom Jurkowsky, Director of the Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications, has issued a statement explaining the decision to halt sales of the set:

The United States Mint has suspended sales of its 2016… Full article at the source>

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

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U.S. Mint Shares 2015 Bullion Sales Totals

January 3, 2016 in American Buffalo, Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Gold, Gold Buffalo, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, 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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Tom Jurkowsky, Director of the U.S. Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications, has shared a release detailing the Mint’s final 2015 sales totals for bullion coins. Included are figures for the Mint’s four categories of 2015 bullion issues, including a final sales total and the percentage increase the figure represents over last’s years total.

  • American Eagle Gold Bullion closed the year 52.81% higher than 2014 with 801,500 ounces sold.
  • American Buffalo Gold Bullion closed the year 24.22% higher than 2014 with 220,500 ounces sold.
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An Update on U.S. Mint Sold Out and Unavailable Products

November 21, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, 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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2015 American Eagle One-Quarter Ounce Gold Proof Coin.

While compiling the latest U.S. Mint sales report earlier this week, I noticed that a few 2015 Presidential $1 products had unexpectedly slipped into “Sold Out” status and wondered what other items had run low on inventory without my noticing. I then went through all of the products listed on the current sales report to confirm their status, and compiled the following chart.

The table below lists all “Sold Out,” “Unavailable,” and “Back Order” U.S. Mint products currently (or very recently) included on the Mint’s weekly selected cumulative sales report. Items on… Full article at the source>

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

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U.S. Mint Raises Prices on Gold Coins

October 15, 2015 in American Buffalo, Blogs, Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Gold, Gold Buffalo, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The U.S. Mint has raised its prices on gold coins now that the metal’s value has hovered above $1,150/oz. for four consecutive business days. This is the first time since late August that the price of gold has crossed that threshold.

Today the market value of gold is $1,173.90 per ounce, according to the London Bullion Market Association. That’s the highest the commodity has climbed since June 30.

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 long as gold… Full article at the source>

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

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2015 Bombay Hook 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin

October 8, 2015 in Blogs, Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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Today, October 8, the U.S. Mint will release the 2015 Bombay Hook America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin at noon ET. The coin stretches three inches in diameter and is composed of silver that is 99.9% pure; it’s currently priced at $149.95, though the Mint reserves to right to adjust pricing in accordance with market fluctuations impacting the price of silver.

The mintage limit for the Uncirculated coin is listed as 20,000 pieces. A Mint press release points out that this is part of a combined 65,000-unit limit authorized for both Uncirculated and bullion issues… Full article at the source>

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

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U.S. Mint Representatives to Spend the Week at ANA World’s Fair of Money

August 11, 2015 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Blogs, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Conventions, Gold, Gold Buffalo, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Eagles, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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Representatives of the U.S. Mint, including the mint’s Principal Director, Rhett Jeppson, will be on hand this week at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. The mint will partner with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) to greet those in attendance from booth #1910 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The fair begins tomorrow, August 11, and will wrap up on Saturday, August 15th.

The mint will have several of their most impressive offerings on hand to peruse and purchase. Products listed include American Buffalo Gold Proof Coins; American Eagle… Full article at the source>

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

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