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Breaking coin news from around the U.S. and World, including new releases, upcoming coins, sales, mintages and more.

2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin (US Mint images)

US Mint Begins Selling the 2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin (US Mint images)The United States Mint began selling the 2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin today, May 19, 2011. These strikes officially went on sale beginning at noon Eastern Time (ET) for $1,760 per coin with no mintage cap or household order limit put in place on the strikes.

This release marks the sixth year for the numismatic Gold Proof Buffalos which debuted back in 2006 along with the Gold Bullion Buffalos. Both are struck from one ounce of .9999 fine 24-karat gold and feature obverse and reverse designs well known by many familiar with American coinage.

These designs were originally featured on the 1913-1938 circulating nickel typically referred to as either the "Indian Head Nickel," or the "Buffalo Nickel." Continue reading

2011 Olympic National Park Silver Bullion Coin (US Mint image)

2011 Olympic Silver Bullion Coins To Be Released Next Week

2011 Olympic National Park Silver Bullion Coin (US Mint image)The United States Mint will begin offering the 2011 Olympic National Park Silver Bullion Coins to its network of authorized purchasers (APs) next week. In a memo today to the network, the US Mint indicated that it would begin accepting orders for the Olympic Silver Bullion Coin on Monday, May 23, 2011.

When issued, the strikes will mark the third of five 2011-dated strikes in the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins Program. The first two, the 2011 Gettysburg National Military Park Silver Bullion Coin and the 2011 Glacier National Park Silver Bullion Coin were initially offered by the Mint on April 25, 2010. Continue reading

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Hot Springs Silver Uncirculated Coin Sells Out, Mint Starts Waiting List

2010 Hot Springs 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin (US Mint image)On Thursday morning, the United States Mint indicated that the complete mintage of 27,000 of the 2010 Hot Springs Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins had been ordered by its customers. Those still interested in the strikes may add themselves to a waiting list which the Mint has instituted for the coins.

The US Mint began selling the debut strikes of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin series on April 28, 2011. This coin marks the first of a total of fifty-six to be released in the series which are produced by the Mint as the numismatic versions of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins. Continue reading

2010 Yellowstone National Park 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (US Mint image)

US Mint Announces Release of Yellowstone 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin

2010 Yellowstone National Park 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (US Mint image)The 2010 Yellowstone 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin will be released by the United States Mint on May 17, 2011 according to a Mint press release.

This will mark the second America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin to appear from the Mint in less than one month. The first was the Hot Springs Silver Uncirculated Coin which made its debut on April 28th.

These two releases also mark the first for the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin series overall. The coins are struck by the US Mint as the collector-grade versions of its America the Beautiful Silver Bullion CoinTM Program.

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2011 US Mint Silver Proof Set (US Mint image)

US Mint Returns Four Annual Silver Sets To Availability

2011 US Mint Silver Proof Set (US Mint image)After a few weeks of unavailability and a retreating silver market, the US Mint has chosen to once again offer four of its annual silver sets for sale to the public. The Mint pulled them from availability last month in the midst of the precious metal attaining new thirty-one year highs.

Beginning yesterday afternoon May 5, 2011, the US Mint began once again selling the 2010 Silver Proof Set2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set, 2011 Silver Proof Set and the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set. All four products were temporarily removed from availability in April with the 2010 sets disappearing first and the 2011 sets following approximately a week later. Continue reading

2011 American Eagle Uncirculated Gold Coin (US Mint images)

American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coin Returns on May 5th

2011 American Eagle Uncirculated Gold Coin (US Mint images)The 2011 American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coin will be released by the United States Mint on May 5, 2011 beginning at noon Eastern Time (ET). This release will mark the first time the coins have been issued since last appearing in 2008.

The US Mint first released the American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coin back in 2006 as a collector-grade version of the bullion Gold Eagle. Those bullion strikes debuted themselves in 1986 as a low-cost method for investors to add small amounts of gold to their portfolios.

Also premiering in 1986 were the Proof Gold Eagles, which used the same designs as the bullion strikes but were meant for collectors and as such, struck to proof quality. It took twenty more years, however, for the US Mint to decide that it would also produce a collector grade uncirculated strike of the Gold Eagle. Continue reading

2011 US Mint Silver Proof Set (US Mint image)

Silver Increases Force Sales Halt On Two Additional US Mint Products

2011 US Mint Silver Proof Set (US Mint image)Continuing increases in the silver market has forced the US Mint to stop selling two additional products that contain the precious metal - the 2011 Silver Proof Set and the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set.

On Monday, the Mint stopped selling the two annual collector sets and placed a short note on the product's pages in the Mint's online store stating "This product is temporarily unavailable." The move was precipitated by the fact that the silver market topped $43 an ounce earlier in the week putting it at levels not seen in 31 years. Continue reading