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Published: Wed, 22 March 2017 11:35:35 EST

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2017 United States Mint Proof Set® Available on March 29

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON - The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 United States Mint Proof Set (product code 17RG) on March 29 at noon Eastern Time (ET).




2017 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin Goes On Sale on March 23

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON-The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin (product code 17EA) on March 23 at noon Eastern Time (ET).




United States Mint Opens Sales for 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coins on March 9

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON - The United States Mint (Mint) will open sales for product options in the 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Program on March 9 at noon Eastern Time (ET).




2017 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ –Effigy Mounds National Monument Available on March 7

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON - The United States Mint (Mint) will open sales for the 2017 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin-Effigy Mounds National Monument (product code 17AJ) on March 7 at noon Eastern Time (ET).




United States Mint Opens Sales for 2017 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on March 2

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON - The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for 2017 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on March 2 at noon Eastern Time (ET).  Available product options are as follows:

 PRODUCT CODE

PRODUCT OPTION 

 17EB

 One Ounce Coin

 17EC

 One-Half Ounce Coin

 17ED

 One-Quarter Ounce Coin

 17EE

 One-Tenth Ounce Coin

 17EF

 Four-Coin Set


Each coin is sealed in a protective capsule and packaged in a handsome, satin-lined velvet presentation case, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.



2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Effigy Mounds National Monument Available on February 27

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON - The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin SetTM - Effigy Mounds National Monument (product code 17AD) on February 27 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
 
The reverse (tails) design of each quarter in the set depicts an aerial view of mounds in the Marching Bear Group.  Inscriptions are "EFFIGY MOUNDS," "IOWA," "2017," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."  Their obverse (heads) design features the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan.




U.S. Mint Begins Sales of Kennedy Half Dollar Product Options on Feb. 22

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON - The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for collectable bags and rolls of 2017 Kennedy half dollar coins February 22 at noon Eastern Time (ET). 




2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ Goes On Sale Feb. 16

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON - Sales will open for the 2017 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (product code 17AQ) on February 16 at noon Eastern Time (ET).  




United States Awarded Top Honors for Coin of the Year

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON - The United States recently earned top honors in two coin design categories at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany.  United States Mint (Mint) officials accepted two Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards on behalf of the Nation.  The U.S. won in the category of Best Circulating Coin for its America the Beautiful Program quarter honoring Kisatchie National Forest and in the category of Most Inspirational Coin for its March of Dimes Silver Dollar commemorative coin.




United States Mint Launches 36th America the Beautiful Quarters Program Coin

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON - The United States Mint (Mint) joined the National Park Service today to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa. The coin is the first of five America the Beautiful Quarters to be issued in 2017, and the 36th in the series.




Effigy Mounds National Monument Quarter Products Available Feb. 6

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON - The United States Mint will offer products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa starting on February 6 at noon Eastern Time (ET).




United States Mint Opens Sales for Bronze Medal Honoring Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON - The United States Mint (Mint) has opened sales for the bronze medal honoring Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew.




United States Mint Opens Sales for 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON - The United States Mint (Mint) has opened sales for the 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar.




New Appointee Joins Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON - The United States Mint is pleased to announce the appointment of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Mr. Abdul-Jabbar fills the vacancy created this year by the resignation of Steven Roach, a member representing the interests of the general public. 




United States Mint Releases 2017 Native American $1 Coin Products on January 25

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for product options containing 2017 Native American $1 Coins beginning on January 25 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

The 2017 coin honors Sequoyah of the Cherokee Nation, creator of the Cherokee language. The reverse (tails) design features a profiled likeness of Sequoyah writing “Sequoyah from Cherokee Nation” in syllabary along the border of the design. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “$1” and “Sequoyah” written in English in the field of the design.

The obverse (heads side) design retains the central figure of the “Sacagawea” design first produced in 2000 with the inscriptions “LIBERTY” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.”

Product options and their prices are as follows:




President Obama Receives Bronze Medals Emblemizing Each Term in Office

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama today received official bronze medals depicting each of his two terms in office. During a brief ceremony in the Oval Office, Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew, Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin and U.S. Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson presented medals featuring the president's portrait on the obverse (heads side) and portions of memorable speeches delivered during his presidency on the reverse side.




Department of the Treasury Officials Join United States Mint for Unveiling of 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin and United States Mint (Mint) Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson today unveiled designs for the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin in the historic Department of the Treasury's Cash Room.  The ceremony, led by Mint Chief of Staff Elisa Basnight, kicked off a year-long series of events in celebration of the Mint's 225th anniversary in 2017 (#USMint225).




Sales Open January 10 for 2017 Birth Set and 2017 United States Mint Happy Birthday Coin Set

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for two of its three special occasion coin sets starting on January 10 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

The 2017 Birth Set (product code 17RD), priced at $19.95, contains the following proof-finish coins:
  • One Kennedy half dollar,
  • The first 2017 coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (IA),
  • One Roosevelt dime,
  • One Jefferson nickel, and
  • One Lincoln penny.
All coins bear the “S” mint mark of the San Francisco Mint and are mounted on an attractive folder. The frame holds a 3" x 5" photograph (not included).

The United States Mint Happy Birthday Set (product code 17RE), also priced at $19.95, includes the following proof-finish coins struck at the San Francisco Mint:
  • One Kennedy half dollar,
  • The last 2017 coin in the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, honoring George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (IN),
  • One Roosevelt dime,
  • One Jefferson nickel, and
  • One Lincoln penny.



2017 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ Available Jan. 5

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 12:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON – Sales will open for the 2017 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ (product code 17AP) on Jan. 5 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

The five proof-finish quarters in this set have reverse (tails) designs honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (IA), Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (DC), Ozark National Scenic Riverways (MO), Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) (NJ), and George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (IN). The obverse (heads) of each coin continues to feature John Flanagan's 1932 portrait of George Washington.

The 2017 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set is priced at $14.95. Orders will be accepted at the United States Mint's online catalog at https://catalog.usmint.gov/, while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Information on shipping options is available at https://www.catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

This set can also be purchased through the bureau’s Product Enrollment Program. For information about this convenient order method, please visit https://catalog.usmint.gov/root/enrollment.html.

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United States Mint Reopens Sales for 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin on December 15

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 09:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) will reopen sales for the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin (product code 16XB) on December 15 at noon Eastern Time while supplies last.  Orders will be limited to one per household. 




2016 United States Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set Available on December 14

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:00:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON – The 2016 United States Mint (Mint) Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set (product code 16RB) will be available for purchase starting on December 14 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

Priced at $49.95, this set contains the following uncirculated quality $1 coins in production this year:
  • Three Presidential $1 Coins
    Struck at the Philadelphia Mint, the obverses (heads) of these coins have the images of Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, and Ronald Reagan, while their reverses (tails) have a rendition of the Statue of Liberty.

  • One Native American $1 Coin
    Struck at the Denver Mint, this coin’s reverse features two helmets—one in the shape of the U.S. helmets used in World War I and the other in the shape of a World War II helmet. Next to them are the inscriptions “WWI” and “WWII.” Behind the helmets are two feathers that form a "V," symbolizing victory, unity, and the important role that the code talkers played in both world wars. The coin’s obverse continues to feature the image of Sacagawea.

  • One American Eagle Silver Coin
    This .999 fine silver coin bears the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint. Its obverse depicts Adolph Weinman's Walking Liberty design, while the reverse features a heraldic eagle with shield, an olive branch in its right talon, and arrows in its left. “30th ANNIVERSARY” is incused on the coin’s edge to mark this milestone in the Mint’s production of this coin.



2016 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) Available on December 8

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will open sales for the 2016 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin–Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) (product code 16AN) on December 8 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

The reverse (tails) design features Sergeant William Jasper returning the regimental flag to the ramparts while under attack from a British ship. Inscriptions are “FORT MOULTRIE,” “SOUTH CAROLINA,” “2016,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”

America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are struck in .999 fine silver and display the “P” mint mark indicating production at the United States Mint at Philadelphia. Each coin is encapsulated and placed in an attractive presentation case. A Certificate of Authenticity is included.

The America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin–Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) is the final release of 2016 in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program and is priced at $149.95; however, as with all products sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, this price is subject to change.

Orders will be accepted at https://catalog.usmint.gov and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information about shipping options is available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

The current authorized mintage limit for both numismatic and bullion 2016 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins for Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) is 150,000 units. An announced maximum potential mintage limit of 30,000 coins has been set for the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin–Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument). However, based on demand, the United States Mint may mint and issue more than 120,000 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) Silver Bullion Coins so long as it does not exceed the 150,000 coin limit.

About the United States Mint

The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold, and platinum bullion coins. The United States Mint's numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.

Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of Dec. 8, 2016, at noon ET, will not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.




United States Mint Releases 2017 Native American $1 Coin Reverse Design

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) today released the design that will appear on the reverse (tails) of the Native American $1 Coin next year. The coin will honor Sequoyah of the Cherokee Nation, creator of the Cherokee language.

Designed by Mint Artistic Infusion Program Designer Chris Costello and sculpted by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Charles L. Vickers, the 2017 reverse features a profiled likeness of Sequoyah writing “Sequoyah from Cherokee Nation” in syllabary along the border of the design. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “$1,” and “Sequoyah” written in English in the field of the design.

The obverse (heads) of the 2017 Native American $1 Coin will continue to feature sculptor Glenna Goodacre’s “Sacagawea” design, introduced in 2000. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.” The year, mint mark, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM” are incused on the coin’s edge.

Authorized by the Public Law 110-82, the Native American $1 Coin Program celebrates the important contributions made by Native American tribes and individual Native Americans to the history and development of the United States. The public law mandates a new reverse design each year celebrating the important contributions made by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the development and history of the United States.

About the United States Mint

The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold, and platinum coins. The United States Mint's numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.




United States Mint Congratulations Set Available on November 29

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON – Sales opened for the 2016 United States Mint Congratulations Set (product code 16RF) on November 29 at noon Eastern Time (ET).  

This set is the ideal gift to celebrate any special occasion.  It contains one 2016 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin with "30th ANNIVERSARY" incused on its edge to mark this important milestone in its production by the United States Mint.  The coin is encapsulated and mounted in an attractive presentation folder that allows visibility of both sides of the coin.  The folder is embellished with colorful graphics to add a festive and elegant flair.  The Certificate of Authenticity is printed on the back of the folder.

The 2016 United States Mint Congratulations Set is priced at $54.95; however, because of the variability of the precious metal markets, prices of products containing silver are subject to change.  

Orders will be accepted at https://catalog.usmint.gov and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT.  Information on shipping options is available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

About the United States Mint

The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873.  It is the Nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.  The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold, and platinum bullion coins. The United States Mint's numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.

Note:  To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of Nov. 29, 2016, at noon EST, will not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.




2016 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Available on December 1

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:00:00 EST

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WASHINGTON –The United States Mint (Mint) will accept orders for the 2016 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (product code 16EG) starting on December 1 at noon Eastern Time (ET).  

The American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is the collector version of the United States Mint American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin.  Struck on burnished blanks, this .999 fine silver coin has a finish similar to its bullion counterpart but carries the "W" mint mark indicating production at the United States Mint at West Point.  Each coin is encapsulated and placed in a blue presentation case.  A Certificate of Authenticity is included.  

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Mint’s production of this coin.  Its obverse (heads) features Adolph A. Weinman's full-length figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the flag, with her right hand extended, and branches of laurel and oak in her left.  The inscription “30th ANNIVERSARY” is incused on the edge of the coin.                                                                                                

The coin’s reverse (tails), by former Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti, features a heraldic eagle with shield, an olive branch in the right talon, and arrows in the left.

The current price of the coin is $44.95.  However, as with all products sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, pricing is subject to change.  There is no household order limit and no mintage limit for this product.  

Orders will be accepted at the bureau's online catalog, https://catalog.usmint.gov , and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).  Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT (6468).  Information about shipping options is available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

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