July 30, 2014

Background and History of the West Point Mint


The West Point Mint is one of four current production facilities operated by the United States Mint. It is located near the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, situated on four acres of land that used to belong to the Academy under the Department of Defense. The facility was erected in 1937 as […]

Double Sovereign Celebrates Prince George’s First Birthday


The Royal Mint have announced that a special double sovereign will be issued to mark the first birthday of the UK’s youngest Prince who is in direct succession to the British throne. Little Prince George, the son of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, also known as William & Catherine, was born on the 22nd […]

US Mint Sales Report: 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Clad Set Debuts


The 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set is off to a strong start in its first appearance on the weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report. Representing the first of three special sets issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the series, the set contains uncirculated half dollars struck at the Philadelphia […]

Restoring the JFK Portrait for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollars


The Kennedy Half Dollar has been produced for 50 years, but a series of tweaks and modifications have left the current design with a very different appearance than the original. The original portrait design will be making a comeback within three different numismatic products created by the United States Mint to mark the 50th anniversary […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 10 oz. 99.99% Pure Silver Bullion Bar

10 oz Silver Bullion Bar

The Royal Canadian Mint has expanded their line of bullion products with a new 10 ounce 99.99% pure silver bullion bar. “The Royal Canadian Mint is committed to offering precious metal investors the best combination of quality and value by delivering superior bullion products through innovation,” said Marc Brûlé, Interim President and CEO of the […]

U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Designs Unveiled


At a ceremony held earlier this week, Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Marshals Service Director Stacia Hylton, and United States Mint Deputy Director Richard A. Peterson unveiled the designs for the upcoming United States Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins. In his remarks Deputy Director Peterson said, “”Every day, across the Nation, the United States […]

50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Two Coin Clad Set


The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set. The two coin set includes copper-nickel clad coins carrying the original Kennedy portrait design from the start of the series in 1964. Shortly following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, legislation was introduced […]

Royal Generations Coins for Prince George’s First Birthday


The Royal Canadian mint have launched two coins which celebrate the first birthday of the British (and Canadian) Royal family’s youngest Prince & heir to the throne, that of HRH Prince George of Cambridge – born one year ago on July 22, 2013. The little Prince, who is the son of HRH Prince William – […]

US Mint Sales Report: Grace Coolidge First Spouse Coins Debut


The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the debut numbers for the 2014 Grace Coolidge First Spouse Gold Coins. An updated sales figure is available for the 2013 Proof Set, following the sell out last week. On July 17, 2014 the US Mint began accepting orders for the Grace Coolidge First […]

CCAC Discusses Potential 2015 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin


During a teleconference meeting held on July 22nd, 2014, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) discussed the potential concept of a 2015 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal. In attendance were Chairman Gary Marks, Dr. Michael Bugeja, Robert Hoge, Erik Jansen, Mary Lannin, Mike Moran, Donald Scarinci, Jeanne Stevens-Sollman, Thomas Uram, and Heidi […]