Boxes and rolls of the Chester Arthur Presidential $1 Coins are now available from the United States Mint. These strikes are the first to appear in 2012 as part of the Presidential $1 Coin Program which dates back to 2007.

They are also the first in the series to be issued by the US Mint solely for numismatic purposes. Previous releases were struck for circulation and made available from local banking institutions through the Federal Reserve system.

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The United States Mint has issued bags and rolls of the second 2012-dated America the Beautiful Quarter®. Beginning at Noon, Eastern, on April 2, 2012, buyers were able to order 100-coin bags or two-roll sets of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park Quarter.

These new strikes are the twelfth released overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program which debuted in 2010 and features reverse designs emblematic of selected sites of national interest from around the United States. Shown on the reverse of this specific release is a design emblematic of Chaco Culture National Historical Park located in the state of New Mexico.

The US Mint describes the reverse design with:

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US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set

Release dates and prices for the core 2012-dated mint, proof and silver sets have emerged based on United States Mint public notices, press releases and a scheduled products listing update.

Core sets are those that collectors have come to expect and that the US Mint has produced for many consecutive years. Specifically, these include the 2012 Proof Set, the 2012 Silver Proof Set and the 2012 Mint Uncirculated Coin Set. [click to continue…]


2012-W American Eagle Silver Proof Coin

A newly provided release date and associated pricing for the 2012-W American Eagle Silver Proof Coin cannot not be taken straight to the bank, but the details offer at least close expectations.

The United States Mint has published a release date of Thursday April 12, 2012 at 12:00 Noon (ET) and listed a price of $59.95 for the proof coin which enters its 26th year of issue. This year's American Eagle Silver coin will not have any household order limits, according to preliminary details, and its mintage will be largely controlled by how many of them collectors want. [click to continue…]


US Marshals Service Commemorative Coin Act

by US Coins Today on March 17, 2012

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US Marshals Service

Only a few steps remain for the US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act to become law, as an updated version just passed in the Senate Thursday, March 15, and the original version passed in the House Thursday, December 15.

Based on expectations, collector proof and uncirculated $5 gold, $1 silver and 50c clad commemorative coins honoring the 225th Anniversary of the US Marshals Service will get minted for release during 2015. Respective maximum mintage amounts for each denomination will be 100,000; 500,000; and 750,000. [click to continue…]


2012 Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin

by US Coins Today on March 15, 2012

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2012 Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin

The United States Mint launched the 2012 $50 Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin on March 15, 2012 at noon Eastern Time. (US Coins Today information page: American Buffalo Gold Coin.)

An opening price point was fixed at $1,960.00 as a result of the latest weekly average of gold on the London Fix and the U.S. Mint's pricing policy of numismatic products containing the precious metal. That pricing will last at least until March 21 when the U.S. Mint reexamines prices. If the London gold Fix average remains between $1,650.00 – $1,699.99, the proof will remain at $1,960.00. The price will change by $50 if the average moves outside the range. [click to continue…]


US Mint Releases First Birth Set

by US Coins Today on March 13, 2012

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A U.S. Mint image of its 2012 Birth Set

Entering a new area today, March 13, 2012, the United States Mint released an entirely new product that is designed specifically for newborn babies. Expected to become an annual issue, the U.S. Mint debuted its first Birth Set which is described as a "keepsake coin set specially designed to mark the arrival of a newborn baby."

With a price tag of $19.95, the Birth Set includes five different 2012-dated coins struck to proof condition all within a special folder. This folder includes spaces for a three-by four-inch photograph, a lock of hair from the baby, a special message and baby information to include date and time of birth as well as weight and length. [click to continue…]


2011-W American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin

Six silver coins that were taken off sale nearly two weeks ago have resurfaced for sale on the U.S. Mint website.

In the afternoon of February 24 when silver was in the midst of ending a weekly run-up of over 6%, each of the 99.9% fine silver coins were tagged by the U.S. Mint with the statement: "This product is temporarily unavailable for product repricing." Each of the coin's melt values was creeping higher and closer to their selling price, and when that happens the U.S. Mint tends to take action. [click to continue…]


Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins (US Mint images)The 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins were released for sale today, March 5, 2012 at Noon (Eastern) by the United States Mint.

This includes the Star-Spangled Banner $5 Gold Coin struck to both proof and uncirculated condition as well as the Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar, also struck to both proof and uncirculated condition. In addition, the US Mint also released a Star-Spangled Banner Two-Coin Set containing a proof gold and a proof silver Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin. [click to continue…]


2012 Infantry Soldier Proof Silver Dollar (US Mint image)

The United States Mint today, February 16, 2012, released the 2012 Infantry Soldier Commemorative Silver Dollars. These strikes were made available for ordering by the US Mint beginning at Noon, Eastern Time.

Congress authorized the striking of the Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars with the passage of the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 110-357). According to the terms of the Act, the silver dollars are struck "in commemoration of the legacy of the U.S. Army Infantry and the establishment of the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center."

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Chickasaw Five Ounce Silver Coin (US Mint image)Today, February 9, 2012, beginning at Noon (Eastern), the United States Mint has made available the 2011 Chickasaw Silver Uncirculated Coin. This strike marks the last 2011-dated issue of the US Mint's America the Beautiful Five Ounce Uncirculated Coin™ series.

Each Chickasaw Silver Uncirculated Coin is composed of five ounces of .999 fine silver and features a diameter of three inches. These uncirculated coins are struck as the numismatic versions of the Mint's Chickasaw Silver Bullion Coins which feature similar specifications and designs but are struck for investors. [click to continue…]


El Yunque National Forest Quarter Three-Coin Set (US Mint image)The United States Mint today, February 7, 2012, released the El Yunque National Forest Quarter Three-Coin Set. The set is available now for $14.95, plus the US Mint's standard shipping and handling charge of $4.95 per order.

Included in each set is a El Yunque National Forest Quarter struck to uncirculated quality at the US Mint's facility in Philadelphia, a El Yunque Quarter struck to uncirculated quality at the US Mint's facility in Denver and a El Yunque Quarter struck to proof quality at the US Mint's facility in San Francisco. The coins are placed in a plastic card imprinted with brief information about the strikes as well as a certificate of authenticity. [click to continue…]