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- Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016) Marks’ statement on Liberty medal not official The front page story, “Silver medal marks Liberty’s return” (Numismatic News, July 12) reports that I “announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15.” That statement came as quite a surprise to me. Although I had the past honor to serve as the chairman of ...
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The United States Mint released the third 2015 Coin and Chronicles set, this one featuring John F. Kennedy, on Sept. 16. While not an immediate sellout with 48,462 sets of a 50,000 mintage sold by Sept. 20, the new release … Continue reading
Gold bullion coins are once again in high demand as the metal’s spot price fluctuated in mid-September. The United States Mint reports that between Sept. 9 and Sept. 16, Authorized Purchasers ordered 43,000 one-ounce, 4,000 half-ounce, 6,000 quarter-ounce and 60,000 … Continue reading
Declining gold and silver prices may spark another buyer’s market for bullion coins at the United States Mint. From Sept. 2 to Sept. 9, the Mint increased September sales totals by 21,500 one-ounce, 1,000 half-ounce, 4,000 quarter-ounce and 25,000 tenth-ounce … Continue reading
Even with a higher mintage of 90,000 and a $1 price increase, buyers proved their enhanced uncirculated coin enthusiasm by buying 51,605 2015 Coin and Currency sets featuring a 2015-W enhanced uncirculated Native American dollar and a Series 2013 $1 … Continue reading
The final Presidential dollar for 2015, the Lyndon B. Johnson dollar coin, was released Aug. 18. By Aug. 23, collectors ordered 29,133 Philadelphia and 27,542 Denver 25-coin rolls, 685 Philadelphia and 657 Denver 100-coin bags and 2,202 Philadelphia and 3,032 … Continue reading
Could it be that the 15-minute sellout of the Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles set Aug. 11 is causing interest to rise in the earlier Coin and Chronicles offers? Perhaps the quick flips of the 16,830 sets of the 17,000 Ike … Continue reading
Demand for the 2014 proof silver Eagle has jumped since July 26. Between Aug. 2 and Aug. 9, collectors purchased 13,742 2014 proof silver Eagles. Data from July 26 to Aug. 2 shows 24,676 2014 proofs were ordered. Sales from … Continue reading
Despite much anticipation for the 2015 gold American Liberty High Relief coin, it was not an instant sellout. Released on July 30, first day sales amounted to 36,686 coins. By Aug. 2, collectors bought an additonal 5,244 coins, bringing the … Continue reading
The Mint was on a tear as July ended. It sold 46,000 ounces of gold in a week to Authorized Purchasers to reach a monthly total of 164,500 ounces by July 29. This is more than double the amount for … Continue reading
A weakening gold price has pushed sales of gold American Eagles to their best month yet in 2015. The United States Mint reported July 21 that it had sold 101,000 one-ounce, 6,000 half-ounce, 20,000 quarter-ounce and 95,000 tenth-ounce gold Eagles … Continue reading