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Numismatics: The road ahead

October 28, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Education, Events, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

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

On October 16-17, the U.S. Mint held its second annual numismatic forum at its headquarters in Washington, DC, bringing together representatives of the Mint, the coin industry, the numismatic media, members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, and other stakeholders in the numismatic community. This year’s theme was “Numismatics: The Road Ahead.”

Like last year’s meeting, the latest forum was designed to foster greater dialogue among the various stakeholders; discuss implementation of ideas discussed at the 2016 forum; provide information about forthcoming products and improvements and innovations in how the Mint does business; and elicit suggestions from participants about how… Full article at the source>

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Former Mint Director David J. Ryder nominated to return to the post

October 6, 2017 in Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Government, US Mint

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

The White House announced nominations today to fill a number of vacant government positions, including that of director of the U.S. Mint. For that role, it has nominated David J. Ryder. The Mint, which has been without a formal director since the departure of Edmund Moy in 2011, is currently under the authority of Acting Principal Deputy Director David Motl.

The 38th Mint director served from 2006 until the start of 2011, during which time he saw the institution through the crisis of the collapse of the housing market and the worldwide Great Recession. A few days after his January Full article at the source>

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POLL: Are you interested in the remaining U.S. Mint special collectibles?

August 8, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Reference, US Mint, USA Coins

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

Not including the regular issues that will be sold by the U.S. Mint, the items left on their schedule is the American Liberty Four Silver Medal Set and the American Palladium Eagle. I previously discussed the Palladium Eagle. The American Liberty Four Silver Medal Set are four silver medals featuring the gold 225th Anniversary American […] Full article at the source>

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U.S. Mint sales report: Week ending July 16, 2017

July 20, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Eagles, US Mint, USA Coins

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

This report covers the week ending July 16, 2017. The Mint had one new release during this sales period: the 2017 America the Beautiful–Ozark National Scenic Riverways 5-ounce silver Uncirculated coin (17AL). Released on July 11, it handily took the number-one-seller spot on this week’s report, with 13,740 units sold. Among the 5-ounce ATB Uncirculated coins, however, it had one of the weakest opening-week showings ever.

The 2017 American Eagle 1-ounce platinum Proof coin (17EJ)—last week‘s best seller—tumbled to seventh place, but it remains an interesting item. Limited to a mintage of 10,000, the coin was released on July 6… Full article at the source>

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America’s Native American dollar reaches for the stars in 2019

June 30, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Events, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint

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

On June 21, 2017, a quorum of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee met at United States Mint headquarters on 9th Street in Washington, D.C. We had a full day of meetings that started at 8:00 a.m. and wrapped up at 4:45 p.m., with a break for lunch on premises.

Among our agenda items was reviewing and discussing designs for the upcoming 2019 and 2020 Native American dollars. This coinage series was launched in 2009 to memorialize American Indians and, in the words of its authorizing legislation, “the important contributions made by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans in the development…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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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>

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STEM at the United States Mint

May 21, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Press Releases, Technology, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Brian Martin United States Mint Press Releases/Public Statements

STEM stands for “science, technology, engineering and math.” Many different careers use the problem-solving and innovation techniques taught in STEM, and these skills are in demand now more than ever. In fact, there were nearly 8.6 million STEM jobs in the… Full article at the source>

Find out more about how the Mint and its employees use STEM in this video.

By: USMINT

Originally published on Nov 7, 2016

This video with employees at West Point and Headquarters explores how the U.S. Mint uses science, technology, engineering and math to make coins.

 

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What’s Your Inspiration?

May 10, 2017 in Art, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Competition, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Brian Martin United States Mint Press Releases/Public Statements

By Heather Sabharwal May 9, 2017 When it comes to coin design, inspiration can take many forms. From historical documentation to personal experiences, United States Mint artists draw upon many things to ultimately express the values, aspirations and shared heritage… Full article at the source>

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2017 palladium American Eagle design mock-ups revealed

March 17, 2017 in Blogs, Bullion, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Palladium, Palladium Coins, Precious Metals, US Mint, USA Coins

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

Mockup of the proposed design for the 2017 palladium American Eagle coin. (U.S. Mint photo, via Coin World)

Mockup of the proposed design for the 2017 palladium American Eagle coin. (U.S. Mint photo, via Coin World)

In an article by Paul Gilkes, Coin World has shared U.S. Mint mock-ups (shown above) for the 2017 palladium bullion coins. The obverse is an exact and finely detailed rendering of the classic Winged Liberty dime obverse by Adolph A. Weinman. The word LIBERTY encircles the field above the effigy, while IN.GOD / WE.TRUST is placed in the lower left field, the designer’s initials in the lower right field, and the date, 2017, below Liberty’s neck. The matte gray… Full article at the source>

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How the Mint audits the nation’s deep-storage gold

March 1, 2017 in Blogs, Education, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, History, Investing, Legal, Legislation, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, US Government, US Mint

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

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The status of the U.S. gold reserves has long been a point of discussion, as all information on the subject is closely guarded by the Treasury. Although information on annual audits is available, the average person is unaware of it; and even those who know it exists generally don’t know where to find it. Couple these facts with the public’s widespread distrust of Congress and government agencies, and it’s no wonder that rumors about the nation’s gold supply have run rampant for decades. Nearly every coin and/or investment forum on the Internet, if you dig deeply enough, has hosted discussions Full article at the source>

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United States Mint awarded two top honors for Coin of the Year

February 8, 2017 in Awards, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Competition, Conventions, Events, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Prize Winners, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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(Washington)—The United States recently earned top honors in two coin-design categories at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. United States Mint officials accepted two Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards on behalf of the nation. The U.S. won in the category of Best Circulating Coin for its America the Beautiful Program quarter honoring Kisatchie National Forest, and in the category of Most Inspirational Coin for its March of Dimes silver dollar commemorative coin.

“The designers, sculptors, and engravers of the Mint comprise the very best talent in the numismatic industry,” said David Motl, acting principal deputy director of the Mint… 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>

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U.S. Mint Shares Design Candidates for 2018-2020 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins

September 15, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Design, Numismatica, Numismatics, Platinum, Platinum Coins, 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 shared potential designs for its upcoming 2018, 2019, and 2020 American Eagle Platinum Proof coins. The designs will be discussed at the next Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Meeting, scheduled to take place tomorrow, September 16. The candidates are included below with an introduction and descriptions provided by the Mint.

Since its inception in 1997, each American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin has shared a common obverse that features a portrait of Liberty. The reverse has been host to a variety of themed series (Vistas of Liberty, Preamble to the Constitution and Torches of Liberty)… Full article at the source>

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U.S. Mint Shares New Images of Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin

August 18, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The U.S. Mint’s Web site now features official images of the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin, which will become available on September 8. Production of the issue will be limited to 100,000 coins and a one-coin-per-household order limit has been established.

The price of the coin will be revealed closer to the item’s launch-date, since the Mint will appraise the value of the issue in accordance with the fluctuating market price of gold. The Mint’s full pricing chart for this year’s Centennial gold coins can be viewed here.

The Standing Liberty obverse… 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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2016-W American Platinum Eagle: How Does Quick Sellout Impact Aftermarket? 

July 5, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Platinum, Platinum Coins, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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On May 26, as collectors waited to find out when the 2016-W Centennial Gold Standing Liberty Quarter and other highly-anticipated issues will launch this year, the Mint surprised everyone by announcing that the 2016-W $100 American Platinum Eagle Proof coin would be released on June 30.

Last year’s release in this popular series was not available until last December due to problems sourcing sufficient supplies of platinum planchets. But this year the Mint reported having fewer problems in that regard, though it is still not clear if there will be no one-ounce bullion coin for the second year in a row. Two-Year… Full article at the source>

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U.S. Mint Sales Report: 2016 Coin & Currency Set Debuts, No Change for Gold Mercury Dimes

June 22, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Currency, Dollar Coins, Education, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Eagles, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The U.S. Mint has shared its new sales report, giving us our first weekly total for the 2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set. The set was released on June 16 and sold 21,149 units on its first day; orders submitted over the following three days totaled 3,348, bringing the overall total to 24,497 as of Sunday evening. The new Coin and Currency Set was easily the Mint’s highest-selling product of the week.

Also notable is the fact that the sales figure for the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin did not see a negative correction for… Full article at the source>

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Slower Sales of Silver Eagles Help U.S. Mint Build Up Inventory

June 20, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Eagles, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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Today, the U.S. Mint stated that it has an inventory of 2,204,500 American Eagle silver bullion coins available for sale to its authorized purchasers (AP’s) this week. This is by far the largest weekly allocation of Silver Eagles we’ve seen the Mint offer this year, excepting the week of January 11, during which four million ounces of 2016-dated coins debuted following a four-week sales hiatus.

Although the Mint’s production of these issues has held steady and even increased in some cases, the larger allocation is mostly the result of the slackening sales numbers posted in… Full article at the source>

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

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May 2016 U.S. Mint Circulating Coin Production

June 14, 2016 in Blogs, Circulating Coins, Coins, Collecting, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The U.S. Mint’s circulating coin production jumped in May, with 1.55 billion coins produced to follow up on last month’s 1.34 billion-coin total.

Overall production increased by 15.7% compared to last month, as well as by over 6% in relation to May of 2015. This year’s circulating coin total now stands at more than 6.7 billion coins, 8% less than had been struck by May of 2015.

The chart below details production numbers for the coins, broken down by denomination and mint facility. The first numerical column lists figures for the month of May, while the “2016 Total”… Full article at the source>

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

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U.S. Mint Sales Report: 2016 Proof Sets Take Off

June 2, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Quarters, Silver, Silver Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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Last week was great for sales of 2016 Proof Sets, according to new numbers posted by the U.S. Mint. Seven of this year’s nine Proof Sets more than doubled their weekly sales numbers since last week’s report, and the other two — the National Park Service 3-Coin Proof set and the American Eagle Gold Coin Proof Set — also saw increases in this period.

Sets with doubled sales since last week included the 2016 U.S. Mint Proof Set (23,248 sales), the 2016 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set (4,501), 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof… Full article at the source>

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U.S. Mint Sells 53K Cumberland Gap 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coins in Two Days

April 20, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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Yesterday, April 18, the U.S. Mint began accepting orders for 2016 Cumberland Gap 5 oz. silver bullion coins from its authorized purchasers. Now, after two days of availability, the issue has already sold 53,000 pieces, giving it the sixth-highest mintage ever for a 5 oz. America the Beautiful silver coin.

Considering that the Cumberland Gap 5 oz. coins were awarded an overall mintage limit of 150,000 pieces across bullion and Uncirculated strikes, it’s highly probable that the Mint will produce a lot more of these, especially as sales for the previous issue in the series — featuring Shawnee National… Full article at the source>

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U.S. Mint Shares Pics and Mintage Info on Upcoming Gold Mercury Dimes

April 7, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Dimes, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, US Mint

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

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With just two weeks to go before the release of the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin, the U.S. Mint has shared new images of the issue, along with its mintage limit and household order limit. While we won’t know the cost of the item until closer to its April 21 launch-date, we now know that its mintage will be limited to 125,000 pieces and that orders will be limited to 10 per household.

The coin will feature a “business strike” finish, approximating the look and feel of the original circulating dime, and will measure .650 inches in diameter… Full article at the source>

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Up to 63,000 Gold Eagles Accidentally Struck in High Relief

March 16, 2016 in Bullion, Coin Errors, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Errors, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The U.S. Mint has conceded that as many as 63,000 one-ounce American Eagle gold bullion coins were accidentally struck with high relief obverses, according to Coin World. The Mint is investigating the circumstances that led to the abnormality, which causes the coins to scrape against one another when stacked, as the rims were struck to the appropriate dimensions.

Coin World learned of the development through an anonymous tip, and Tom Jurkowsky, director of the Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications, subsequently disclosed the 63,000-coin estimate.

Some bullion shipments containing the high relief Gold Eagles went out to the Mint’s authorized purchasers, as confirmed Full article at the source>

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