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2014 Quarters Uncirculated Set and Harding Gold Coins This Week

The United States Mint has four new products scheduled to debut this week. Included in these new issues are the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™, the proof and uncirculated 2014 Florence Harding First Spouse Gold Coins and the 2014 Herbert Hoover $1 Coin Cover.

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2013 Ida McKinley First Spouse Gold Coins Released

2013 Ida McKinley First Spouse Gold Coin Obverse (US Mint image) 2013 Ida McKinley First Spouse Uncirculated Gold Coin Obverse (US Mint image)Available beginning today, November 14, 2013, the United States Mint will make available for purchase the 2013 Ida McKinley First Spouse Gold Coins. Each of these coins features an obverse portrait of Ida McKinley, wife of the 25th US President William McKinley, and a reverse design emblematic of her life.

These coins are issued as the first 2013-dated release of the US Mint's First Spouse Gold Coin Program. The series debuted in 2007 and honors the spouses of the former Presidents of the United States in the order in which they served in office. Continue reading

Alice Paul First Spouse Gold Coin Debuts

Alice Paul and Suffrage Movement First Spouse Gold Proof Coin, click to enlargeThe United States Mint today, October 11, 2012, released the Alice Paul First Spouse Gold Coin. Buyers were able to begin ordering the coin at Noon (Eastern).

Pricing of the strike is listed at $1054.00 for the proof quality version and $1041.00 for the uncirculated. As is standard with US Mint gold numismatic coins, these prices are subject to change based on market conditions. Continue reading

2012 Kennedy Half Dollar (US Mint images)

US Mint Indicates Pricing Cuts Including 2012 Kennedy Two-Roll Sets

2012 Kennedy Half Dollar (US Mint images)

Earlier this month, the United States Mint indicated the anticipated pricing for several numismatic products yet to be issued this year. Among those products are bags of the Kennedy Half Dollars, rolls of the Kennedy Half Dollars, large bronze medals, small bronze medals and the First Spouse Bronze Medal Set.

In keeping with other recent US Mint activity, the pricing for most of these annual products has declined from past years. This will be welcome news for those collectors interested in adding one of the affected products to their collection.

Of the price points announced in the Federal Register notice, the only product to see a price increase is the Kennedy Half-Dollar 200-Coin Bags. These bags contain 200-circulation quality John F. Kennedy Half Dollars with half of those in the bag struck at the US Mint's facility in Philadelphia and half struck at the US Mint's facility in Denver.

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2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative $5 Gold Coin (US Mint images)

Numismatic Gold Coin Prices Drop, Silver Coins Available Again

2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative $5 Gold Coin (US Mint images)

It has been a busy week for the United States Mint when it comes to its precious metal coins. First, commemorative and numismatic gold coins have been re-priced to lower levels. Second, numismatic silver coins previously suspended have been made available again. Continue reading

Grant Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set (US Mint image)

Grant $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Launches Soon

Grant Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set (US Mint image)The United States Mint will begin selling the 2011 Grant Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set this Thursday, July 7, 2011 at Noon (Eastern). The set includes an uncirculated Ulysses S. Grant Presidential $1 Coin and a Julia Grant Bronze Medal which is struck to resemble the Julia Grant First Spouse Gold Coin.

Each Grant $1 Coin and Medal Set will sell for $14.95, plus the US Mint's standard shipping and handling charge of $4.95 per order. Both the coin and medal are encased in a durable plastic card showcasing a colorful depiction of the former President of the United States and his wife. Continue reading

2011 US Mint Product Schedule Featured Image

2011 Mint Product Schedule Still Shows Strong Options

2011 US Mint Product ScheduleSummer tends to be a slow time for coin collectors and the pending 2011 US Mint Product Schedule seems to reflect that situation. However, despite relatively few releases occurring within the next couple of months, the remainder of 2011 will still offer many new and unique products from the United States Mint.

A few of the more notable pending 2011 releases include strikes of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins™ Program. This includes the sole remaining 2010 strike of the series, the 2010 Mount Hood Silver Coin, as well as the five 2011 strikes honoring Gettysburg National Military Park, Glacier National Park, Olympic National Park, Vicksburg National Military Park and Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Continue reading

Mary Todd Lincoln First Spouse Gold Coin To Be Released Soon

2010 Mary Todd Lincoln First Spouse Gold CoinThe United States Mint will release the 2010 Mary Todd Lincoln First Spouse Gold Coin on Thursday, December 2, 2010.

This is according to a recent release from the US Mint.  The coins will go on sale beginning at Noon, Eastern Time on that day and are available in both proof and uncirculated condition.

Each coin is struck from one half ounce of 24-karat gold. Pricing will be set for the coins by the US Mint before their release.  Since they are struck from gold, the Mint will use its precious metal coin pricing matrix to tie the price of the coins to the average of the previous week's London Spot for the precious metal.

These coins mark the last of the First Spouse series to be issued in 2010.  The series debuted in 2007 as a companion to the circulating Presidential $1 Coin series. The Spouse coins honor the spouses of the former Presidents of the United States and are released on a schedule similar to the Presidential Coin for which they are associated with. Continue reading

US Mint September 2010 Product Schedule Focuses on Buchanan and Grand Canyon

Buchanan's Liberty Gold CoinTwo themes dominate the US Mint's Product Schedule for September 2010, James Buchanan and the Grand Canyon. Together, the two encompass all of the products scheduled to be released during the month.

The James Buchanan products tend to deal mostly with the related First Spouse coins. Typically, this series honors the spouses of the former Presidents of the United States. However, as Buchanan (the 15th President) never married, the Spouse strikes contain his image on the reverse instead and are known as the Buchanan's Liberty Gold Coins. The name is derived from the fact that each contains an image of Liberty on their obverse.

The Buchanan Presidential Dollar honoring him was released back on August 19th, but the First Spouse Coins were only issued on September 2, 2010. Each of the Spouse Coins are struck from 1/2 ounce of 24-karat gold. They are available in either proof or uncirculated condition and currently are on sale for $779 for the proof and $766 for the uncirculated. This price may be adjusted weekly as the Mint links the precious metal coins to the average spot price of gold the previous week. Continue reading

Buchanan Coins Available and Coming Soon from the US Mint

The United States Mint is in full Buchanan mode with two coins related to the former President of the United States either out or due to come out.

First, the James Buchanan $1 Coin Rolls were released by the US Mint recently on Thursday, August 19th, 2010. Buyers have their choice of a roll of 25 coins struck to circulation quality at either the US Mint's facility in Denver or a roll of 25 coins struck to circulation quality at the US Mint's facility in Philadelphia. Either choice is available for the price of $35.95, plus the Mint's standard handling charge of $4.95 per order.

Featured on the obverse (heads side) of the Buchanan $1 Coin is a portrait of the former President.  It was designed by United States Mint Sculptor / Engraver Phebe Hemphill.  The reverse (tails side) of the strike contains the standard design found on the reverse of all of the Presidential $1 coins - the Statue of Liberty.  It was the work of United States Mint Sculptor / Engraver Don Everhart. Continue reading