This U.S. Mint numismatic sales report covers the week ending January 13, 2019. The Mint’s best-selling product this week was the 2018 American Innovation $1 Proof coin (18GA), which sold 5,996 units. In second place was the 2018 U.S. Mint Silver ...

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U.S. Mint sales report: Week ending January 13, 2019

This U.S. Mint numismatic sales report covers the week ending January 13, 2019. The Mint’s best-selling product this week was the 2018 American Innovation $1 Proof coin (18GA), which sold 5,996 units. In second place was the 2018 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set (18RH), which sold 1,130 units. The third best-selling item this week was the 2018 U.S. Mint Proof Set (18RG) with 1,097 sold. It’s followed by the West Point Mint’s 2018 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Proof coin (18EA), with 976 individual units sold; and the 2018 U.S. Mint Uncirculated Coin Set (18RJ), with 838 sold.

This week saw a downward adjustment of -11 for the 2017 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Proof coin (17EA), -11 for the 2016 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Proof coin (16EA), -10 for the 2018 Pictured Rocks silver five-ounce Uncirculated coin (18AJ), -9 for the 2016 American Gold Eagle 1/2-ounce Proof coin (16EC), and -8 for the 2018 Breast Cancer silver $1 Proof coin (18CG). There were also some...

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Bowers on collecting: Get ready for two new books!

By Q. David Bowers

For much of the past year, going into overdrive in late autumn, the Whitman staff has been working on two new standard references—the 2020 editions of A Guide Book of United States Coins and Mega-Red No. 5, the 1,500+ page, six-pound volume also known as the Deluxe Guide Book.

Both books are collectible in their own right. The first edition of the Guide Book was published in November 1946, so late in the year that it was decided to give it a cover date of 1947—a tradition that has been continued to this day in a variety of other annual or semiannual guidebooks as well. Many people have formed complete sets—an ideal way to study market trends and evolutions.

Mega Red is a relatively new entry started just a few years ago. Each edition has a special section featuring a particular series. No. 4 showcased nickels from the Shield type to date, including many pictures of nickels in use in American life. No. 4 had a large section of dimes from 1796...

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First set of 2019 America the Beautiful quarters goes on sale on January 15

Washington — The United States Mint will make a complete set of Proof–finish 2019-dated America the Beautiful quarters available for purchase on January 15, at noon (EST).

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Coins in the 2019 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (product code 19AP) honor Lowell National Historical Park (Massachusetts); American Memorial Park (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands); War in the Pacific National Historical Park (Guam); San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (Texas); and Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness (Idaho). Each set comes with the Mint’s customary certificate of authenticity.

The Mint accepts orders online and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may call 1-888-321-MINT (6468) to place an order. Information about shipping options is available here.

United States Mint America the Beautiful quarters Proof sets are also available for purchase through the...

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Celebrate an important occasion or milestone with the 2019 United States Mint Congratulations Set

Washington — The 2019 United States Mint Congratulations Set (product code 19RF) is available for purchase. The set is ideal for celebrating special occasions or marking life’s milestones.

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The set features one American Silver Eagle one-ounce Proof coin from the West Point Mint. The coin is placed in an attractive presentation folder so that both the obverse (heads) and reverse (tails) are visible. The back of the folder displays the certificate of authenticity and the back of the coordinating sleeve displays the specifications of the coin.

The United States Mint Congratulations Set is priced at $56.95. The Mint will accept orders at its website and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information about shipping options is available here.

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2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Proof coin goes on sale today

Washington — The United States Mint released the 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Proof coin (product code 19EA) today, at noon (EST). The coin is priced at $55.95.

This exquisite coin is struck on 99.9 percent fine silver blanks at the Mint’s West Point facility, where it is encapsulated and mounted in a satin-lined blue velvet presentation case with a certificate of authenticity.

The obverse (heads) design features renowned sculptor 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 reverse (tails) design features former Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti’s rendition of a heraldic eagle with shield, an olive branch in the right talon and arrows in the left.

The Mint accepts orders online and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information about...

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