US Mint Sales Report: Baseball Silver Dollars Return, American C&C Set at 50,000


The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report comes as sales have reopened for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Dollars. Also, the closely watched 2014 American Coin  and Currency Set is now showing sales equal to the established product limit. The National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins were first […]

US Mint Releases Alternative Metals Research and Development Report

Quarter Dollar nonsense test pieces

The United States Mint has released its second report to Congress required under the Coin Modernization, Oversight, and Continuity Act of 2010. The Act had authorized the Treasury Department to conduct research and development activities with regards to alternative metallic materials for circulating coins and required a biennial report to Congress including information on the […]

US Mint Production Cost for Cent and Nickel Decline Again

Penny and Nickel

The unit cost for the United States Mint to manufacture and distribute the cent and nickel declined for the third consecutive year. Nonetheless, the unit cost for each denomination remained above its face value for the ninth consecutive year. For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, the unit cost for the US Mint to […]

Austria’s Klimt and His Women “The Expectation” Gold Coin Wins Coin of the Year


FW Media, sponsors of the Coin of the Year Award, have just announced that an Austrian Coin has won the title of Coin of the Year. The ultimate winner, the Austrian Mint’s entry in the category for “Best gold coin” was victorious – this coin went on to compete with the additional nine other winners […]

Highlights from the Monaco 6th December 2014 Gadoury Auction


This year’s much anticipated Gadoury Auction, held in conjunction with the increasingly popular “Numismatique” Bourse got off to a promising start. Hosted this year at Monte Carlo’s Meridien Hotel perched on the eastern-most coastline of the principality, the auction began with a tantalizing selection of Roman and Byzantine pieces. One particular piece, A Roman Dupondius […]

22nd Grand Bourse in Monte Carlo Enjoyed by Regulars and Newcomers Alike

Monte Carlo Christmas

This year’s 22nd annual “Numismatique” Monte Carlo Bourse was held this last Sunday, December 7th and, although the weather for this gem on the French Riviera was a bit of a disappointment with a few showers dampening the usually sun-kissed principality, the show certainly lived up to expectations once again! As Monte Carlo also played […]

US Mint Sales Report: Coin and Currency Set Surges

Enhanced Uncirculated Native American Dollar

The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report shows a surge in sales for the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set. Several products have also recently sold out and the updated status has been indicated in the report. On November 20, 2014, the US Mint opened sales for the American $1 Coin […]

American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales in Record Territory


Sales of the United States Mint’s American Silver Eagle bullion coins have moved into record territory. The year to date sales total has now reached 42,864,000 ounces, just surpassing the prior annual record sales total of 42,675,000 ounces established in 2013. This represents the sixth time in seven years that the one ounce silver bullion […]

Availability Dates for 2015 American Gold and Silver Eagles

American Gold Eagle

The United States Mint has announced the year end ordering policy for 2014-dated gold and silver bullion coins as well as the on-sale dates for upcoming 2015-dated bullion coins. The announcement covered the American Silver Eagle, American Gold Eagle, and American Gold Buffalo bullion coins. Production for both the 2014-dated Gold Eagle and Gold Buffalo […]