United States Mint Opens Baseball Coin Design Competition

The United States Mint today announced the opening of its Baseball Coin Design Competition that will culminate in the Department of the Treasury’s selection...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint’s New Laser Frosting Technique Pushes the...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Modern U.S. numismatic coins have until recently tended to be more conservative in their use of newer technologies. But...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Creates New Finish for American Silver...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… In May or June the U.S. Mint (www.usmint.gov) will begin taking orders for a special two-coin West Point American...

The Coin Analyst: Palladium Eagle’s Future Uncertain Following Release of Report...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   On March 1, the U.S. Mint delivered to the Senate Banking Committee and House Committee on Financial Services a...

The Curious Collector: A Visit to the Mint in 1919

by Len Augsburger - The E-Gobrecht Volume 9, Issue 3 ....... Lots of numismatic information crosses my desk, and while this month’s missive isn’t directly...

The Coin Analyst: Latest Developments at the U.S. Mint

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Update on U.S. Mint Price Increases On March 5 the U.S. Mint’s Michael White, who serves in the Mint’s Office...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Raises Premiums on Precious Metal Coins...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Last year the U.S. Mint saw its numismatic revenue decline by a third as a result of declining sales of...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Sells Out of 2013 Silver Eagles...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Collecting modern U.S. coins just got a lot more interesting. During the past week there have been a series of...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Raises Prices on Some 2013 Silver...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ......... On January 15 the U.S. Mint  published a notice in the Federal Register announcing new, higher prices for some 2013...

The Coin Analyst: 2012 U.S. Mint Coin Sell-Outs Help Support Modern...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Modern U.S. coin collectors often seem to have what could be called a Rodney Dangerfield problem. They can’t get any respect...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Releases Report on Alternative Metallic Composition...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   For the first time since 1965 the U.S. Mint has done major research into possible alternative metallic composition and changes...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Launches 2013 Coin Program and Increased...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Customers of the U.S. Mint have frequently complained that they do not have enough notice about upcoming U.S. Mint...

The Coin Analyst: Overview of House Hearing on The Future of...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… On November 29 the Domestic Monetary Policy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Financial Services, which is headed by...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News Update

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… First Spouse coin news Initial sales for the first 2012 First Spouse gold $10 coin have been strong. During the...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. and Perth Mints Respond to Requests for...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… I recently contacted the U.S. Mint  and the Perth Mint  in Western Australia for information on some issues that are...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Ends One-Week Suspension of Silver Coin...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… On October 3 the U.S. Mint suspended sales of some numismatic silver coins because of the recent rise in...

United States Mint Press Conference ANA Philadelphia 2012 : Video

Richard A. Peterson, Deputy Director US Mint ........ Richard A. Peterson was named Deputy Director of the United States Mint on January 25, 2011. A...

Modern U.S. Coin News Round-Up: So Much for Summer Doldrums

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek It used to be the case that summer was a slower period for coin collecting. Numismatists would take a break from...

The Coin Analyst: San Francisco Silver Eagle Set Launch A Success

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek….. When the U.S. Mint first proposed issuing a special American silver eagle proof set marking the 75th anniversary of the...

The Coin Analyst: San Francisco Silver Eagle Sets Debut

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek..... When the U.S. Mint issues a special silver eagle set, it is an important numismatic event. On June 7 the...

The Coin Analyst: Is “Mint to Demand” the New Normal?

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek..... Some U.S. Mint products have always been essentially made to demand, that is produced to whatever level buyers order, rather...

Modern U.S. Coin News Round-Up: New Releases from the U.S. Mint

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek 1.) First 2012 America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Coins Released The U.S. Mint has finally provided information on the 2012 America the Beautiful...

New Gold Bar Exhibit at the Denver Mint

A ceremony was held at the United States Mint in Denver, Colorado exhibiting the first public display of gold bars in more than 10...

Treasurer Rosie Rios at the ANA National Money Show

Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States Interviewer: David Lisot Treasurer Rosie Rios explains why the Mint and BEP are exhibiting at the American Numismatic Association....

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Michele Coiron on Promoting Sales of...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Michele Coiron is director of sales for the fund-raising affiliate of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, known as...

The 2011 Army Half Dollar Reconsidered

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek The 2011 U.S. Army half dollar has been selling for a significant premium in 2012, despite the...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Plans for 75th Anniversary San Francisco...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The U.S. Mint has announced that it will honor the 75th anniversary of the San Francisco branch of the U.S....

Two New Members Appointed to Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON - The United States Mint is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).  These...

The Coin Analyst: ANA’s Rod Gillis Asks Members to Support World...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The U.S. Mint has issued many commemorative coins over the year that have military themes on them. In the past year,...

The Coin Analyst: The U.S. Mint’s Spring 2012 Coin Program

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek In the past couple of weeks the U.S. Mint has finally started to put some bones on its upcoming product...