EAGLE BULLION COINS IN 2014 SOAR IN SILVER AND CRASH IN GOLD

By |2016-11-05T06:32:38+00:00January 3rd, 2015|Categories: Bullion, Gold, News, Silver, US Mint, United States|

With 2014 now over and the United States Mint releasing the last of the years sales figures for its American Eagle bullion coin program, it's time for a quick look at the figures and the trends are pretty clear. With silver sales breaking the all-time record at 44,006,000 ounces, despite selling out of the 2014 allocation early, the mint [...]

2015 PROOF AMERICAN SILVER EAGLE LAUNCHES EARLIER AND CHEAPER

By |2016-11-05T06:32:38+00:00January 3rd, 2015|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Silver, US Mint, United States|

Debuting some 21 days earlier than in 2014, and before the bullion version hits the shelves (12th Jan), the United States Mint has made available for order the 2015 proof version of their seminal American Silver Eagle coin. It's a huge selling commemorative coin, almost hitting three-quarters of a million sales in 2014. Predictably, there are no changes [...]

GOLDEN ENIGMA. GILDED AND RUTHENIUM PLATED PANDA JOINS EAGLE

By |2016-11-05T06:32:46+00:00November 14th, 2014|Categories: Ruthenium / Rhodium, Silver, China, United States|

Following on from the first Golden Enigma coin a few months ago, a second 'enhanced' bullion coin has now been launched using China's very popular Panda bullion coin as its basis. The first coin used for the conversion was the United States Mints iconic bullion coin, the American Silver Eagle. Golden Enigma coins are basically just popular silver [...]

U.S. MINT LAUNCH SILVER KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR FOUR-COIN SET

By |2016-11-05T06:32:50+00:00October 28th, 2014|Categories: History, People, Silver, US Mint, United States|

The Kennedy Half Dollar was first launched as a memorial to President John F. Kennedy who was assassinated in 1963, back in 1964. On the 50th anniversary of the coins first release, the United States Mint has undertaken a programme of commemorative issues going back to the original portrait by Gilroy Roberts, the United States Mints Chief Engraver [...]

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 2016 FAVOURED DESIGN CANDIDATES REVEALED

By |2016-11-05T06:32:59+00:00October 2nd, 2014|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Nature, Silver, US Mint, United States|

Probably our favourite bullion series, this ambitious series of five ounce silver coins (also Quarters) have become much sought after over the last few years. Starting out with some decent artwork, it's matured into an award-winning series with some super designs. There are five releases every year until the full set of 56 coins has been struck. As [...]

2015 AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS SHOWN BY UNITED STATES MINT

By |2016-11-05T06:33:03+00:00September 8th, 2014|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Silver, US Mint, United States|

It's that time when the United States Mint announces the designs to be used on all five coins for next years America the Beautiful series. The US Mint is pretty unique in having such a long and open design process for the coins it releases, no doubt because it's considerably more tied to the government than elsewhere. It's [...]

US MINTS GOLD KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR OPENS SALES TO A FRENZY

By |2016-11-05T06:33:13+00:00August 5th, 2014|Categories: History, Gold, People, US Mint, United States|

The last big gold hit at the United States Mint (USM) was the superb Baseball Hall of Fame coin, which managed to sell out it's entire 50,000 mintage in record time. Anticipation for this latest 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar has already made it quite clear that this coin was going to be another hit. Available for [...]

NEW RELEASE: BASEBALL HALL OF FAME COIN STEPS UP TO THE PLATE

By |2016-11-05T06:33:38+00:00March 18th, 2014|Categories: Gold, Sport, Silver, US Mint, United States|

On 11 April 2013 a competition was initiated by the United States Mint that would run for a month and give people the opportunity to design a coin for production. The National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act called for a three-coin program of $5 gold, $1 silver, and half-dollar clad coins and required a competition to select a [...]

COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS ADDS VOICE TO AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 2015 DESIGNS

By |2016-11-05T06:33:40+00:00March 4th, 2014|Categories: Bullion, News, Silver, US Mint, United States|

The United States Mint design and selection process for it's 2015 America the Beautiful coins continues apace. This normally happens behind closed doors with other mints, so it's cool to see the process in action. Last week we reported on the Citizens Coin Advisory Committee (CCAC) choices for the 5 designs chosen from the 44 put forward, and this week [...]

COIN COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 2015 DESIGNS

By |2016-11-05T06:33:43+00:00February 17th, 2014|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Silver, US Mint, United States|

Of all the world's major national mints, the United States Mint is one of the most transparent with it's design and selection process. Normally happening behind closed doors, it's cool to see the process take a coin from a mass of options to a final choice, as well as the reasons behind each selection. Last week on the 11th Feb, [...]

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