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Mint to Display 1933 Double Eagles at ANA World’s Fair of Money

WASHINGTON – Acting Deputy Director David Motl today announced that the United States Mint will display two of the ten 1933 Double Eagle Coins recovered by the government in 2004 that were the subject of 11 years of litigation, which was recently resolved in favor of the Government, at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado, from August 1 to August 5.

In March 1933, as one of the many measures designed to reverse the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued a Proclamation (followed by subsequent Executive Orders, Regulations of the Secretary of the Treasury, and statutes) prohibiting payment of gold coin. This resulted in the melting of 445,500 1933-dated Double Eagles previously struck at the Philadelphia Mint, and Mint records clearly establish that no 1933 $20 Double Eagles were ever issued or released to the public as legal tender. The only specimens to leave the Mint lawfully were two 1933 Double Eagles given to the Smithsonian Institution for preservation in the National Numismatics collection.

A Secret Service investigation in 1944 led to the recovery over the next ten years of nine stolen pieces that also were melted. A tenth piece was recovered in 1996, with that case ending in a unique settlement under which that single coin was monetized and issued by the United States Mint and sold at auction in 2002 for $7.6 million.

Ten more specimens surfaced in 2004, this time in the possession of the family of the Philadelphia Jeweler who had facilitated the distribution of the stolen Double Eagles in the 1930s. Litigation ensued, and in 2011, after a two-week trial where the government put all its evidence on the table, a jury unanimously found in favor of the Government.

The judge subsequently issued a declaratory judgment that the 1933 Double Eagles were not lawfully removed from the United States Mint, and as a matter of law, remain the property of the United States.

Unlike the nine specimens recovered in the 1940s and 50s, these ten specimens will not be melted. “The United States Mint considers the recovered 1933 Double Eagles to be national numismatic treasures and will preserve them,” said Motl.

While the Mint does not intend to monetize, issue or auction these pieces, it is currently assessing the best way to use these historical artifacts, including public exhibits.

A Classic Beauty – 2017 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin

2017 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coins now available!

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Featuring Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ inspiring full-length figure of Lady Liberty, struck in 22-karat gold, the 2017 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin is an exquisite example of numismatic art. An unforgettable way to mark a special milestone, this cherished collectible is the perfect gift to celebrate a graduation, anniversary, or a special birthday.

American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coins are collector versions of the official United States Mint American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins.

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United States Mint Set to Release Uncirculated Version of the American Eagle Gold Coin on June 1

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) will open sales for the 2017 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin (product code 17EH) on June 1 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

This coin is a collector version of the Mint’s American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin. Struck at the United States Mint at West Point, the obverse (heads) features a version of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ full-length figure of Liberty with flowing hair, holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. Its reverse (tails), by sculptor Miley Busiek, features a male eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a nest containing a female eagle and eaglets.

Each coin is encapsulated in plastic and packaged in a presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity. Customer demand will determine the number of coins produced.

Pricing for the 2017 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin will be based on the Mint’s pricing schedule for products containing gold. These products are priced according to the range in which they appear on the 2017 Pricing of Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, and Platinum Products” table. Click here for current pricing information.

The Mint will accept orders at its online catalog and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Visit us online for information about shipping options.

United States Mint Releases the 2017 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin on May 11

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint 2017 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin (product code 17EL) will be available for purchase beginning on May 11 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

Produced since 2006, this .9999 fine, 24-karat gold coin features designs that are based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel designed by James Earle Fraser. The obverse (heads) design portrays a profile representation of a Native American, while the reverse (tails) features an American Buffalo (also known as a bison).

Each coin is presented in an elegant matte-finish hardwood box with a leather-like inset with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The 2017 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin is priced according to the range in which it appears on the Mint’s Pricing of Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, and Platinum Products table. Current pricing information is available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/coins/gold-coins/.

Orders will be accepted at 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. Information about shipping options is available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

United States Mint Releases 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin on April 6

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin (product code 17XA) on April 6 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

Struck in conjunction with the Mint’s 225th anniversary, this unique coin portrays allegorical Liberty as an African-American woman. Its obverse (heads) design depicts a profile of Liberty wearing a crown of stars, with the inscriptions “LIBERTY,” “1792,” “2017,” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.” The reverse (tails) design depicts a bold and powerful eagle in flight, with eyes toward opportunity and a determination to attain it. Inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “1OZ .9999 FINE GOLD,” and “100 DOLLARS.”

Produced at the West Point Mint, this one-ounce, .9999 fine 24-karat gold coin is encapsulated and placed in a custom designed, black wood presentation case. A special 225th anniversary booklet which is the Certificate of Authenticity, accompanies each coin.

Pricing will be based on the Mint’s pricing schedule for products containing gold. These products are priced according to the range in which they appear on the United States Mint Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, and Platinum Product Pricing Grid. Current pricing information is available at http://catalog.usmint.gov/coins/gold-coins/.

Orders will be accepted at 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. Information on shipping options is available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

To maximize availability of this historic coin to the public, the Mint is not imposing a household order limit. The Mint will also accept orders at its sales counters in Washington, DC; Philadelphia; and Denver. Sales will be open to all members of the public, including dealers. Mintage is limited to 100,000 units.

Mercanti-signed Gold Standing Liberty Quarters on sale for only $649 – Limited supply!

2016 Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Coins

Mercanti-signed NGC SP70 available for only $649!

ModernCoinMart (MCM) is thrilled to announce a special offer for admirers of the 2016 Gold Standing Centennial Quarters.

While their very limited supply lasts, you can add the Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Quarter in SP70 with a hand-signed John Mercanti label to your collection for only $649!

2016-W 1/4 oz. Gold Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial NGC SP70 (Mercanti Signed Label) – Obverse

Part of a limited mintage of just 100,000 coins struck, 2016 Gold Standing Liberty Quarter Centennials have been selling strongly since their release. Their limited availability combined with this special pricing and pairing requires interested customers to act quickly!

2016-W 1/4 oz. Gold Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial NGC SP70 (Mercanti Signed Label) – Reverse

The 2016 Standing Liberty Centennial Gold coins are the second release in the 3-coin 2016 Gold Centennial Coin series. Honoring Hermon A. MacNeil’s popular Standing Liberty Quarter, this release has been minted using 1/4 oz. of .9999 fine gold.

The previous coin in the series, the Gold Mercury Dime Centennial, sold out from the U.S. Mint in under an hour of its release! Since then, demand has been high and stock has been low. Take advantage of this limited-time offer while supplies last.

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Hand-Signed Mercanti, Jones and Moy FDI Gold Eagle Sets – Only 250 exist!

Hand-Signed First Day of Issue Gold Eagle Sets

Signed by three prestigious former U.S. Mint officials: Jones, Mercanti, and Moy!

Add the gold standard to your collection with this ModernCoinMart (MCM) exclusive hand-signed, First Day of Issue, 1/10 oz. Gold American Eagle 3-coin set. This exceptional offer gives collectors the opportunity to instantly add the signatures of John Mercanti, Elizabeth Jones, and Edmund Moy – three of the most prominent U.S. Mint officials – to their collection. With only 250 sets ever created — inventory is limited to those who place their orders quickly.

2017 $5 1/10 oz. American Gold Eagle – Set of 3 Coins NGC MS70 First Day of Issue (Jones, Mercanti, & Moy Signed Labels)

The First Day of Issue Elizabeth Jones and Edmund Moy-signed 1/10 oz. Gold Eagles can only be added to your collection when they’re purchased in this MCM-exclusive 3-coin set.

Also available are their exclusive 3-coin 1 oz. Silver American Eagle sets. A truly prestigious acquisition, a limited number of 2,000 sets were created with the same revered FDI designations and hand-signed labels.

With one purchase, 3 stunning 2017 Gold or Silver American Eagle Coins complete with First Day of Issue designations and hand-signed labels can be yours – but only if you act now.

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2017 Gold Eagles and Buffalos in-stock and ready to ship!

2017 Gold American Eagles & Gold Buffalos

Raw coins now in-stock and ready to ship!

2017’s issue of the two annual gold bullion coins offered by the U.S. Mint are here! Both 2017 American Gold Eagles and 2017 Gold Buffalos are now in-house and ready for immediate shipment from MCM! If you’ve already pre-ordered – don’t worry! Purchases are being filled in the order they were received.

The 2017 American Gold Eagle is the 32nd issue in the series of .9167 fine (22-karat) gold bullion coins issued by the U.S. Mint since 1986. These gold coins are struck annually in 1/10 oz., 1/4 oz., 1/2 oz. and 1 oz. sizes with an obverse depicting Augustus Saint-Gauden’s 101-year-old 1907 Double Eagle design. Over the past 31 years, over 38,000,000 Brilliant Uncirculated American Gold Eagles have been minted.

The 2017 Gold American Buffalo marks the 12th issue in its own legendary series of 1 oz. gold bullion coins. First struck in 2006, it commemorates James Earle Fraser’s Buffalo Nickel design as the first .9999 fine (24-karat) gold bullion coin from the Mint. Over the course of this series, approximately 2,000,000 of these Brilliant Uncirculated Gold Buffalos have been struck.

Raw 2017 American Gold Eagles and 2017 Gold Buffalos are in-stock at MCM right now, and are available for purchase in protective, non-reactive mylar flips or in U.S. Mint rolls. The 2017 American Gold Eagles are also available in U.S. Mint display boxes, which is a great way to display your newly acquired wealth. Best of all, when you purchase from MCM you enjoy free domestic shipping on every order!

Graded options for these releases are available for pre-order and will be shipping soon!

Act now to secure these historic releases for your collection!

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2017 Gold American Liberty Coin

This video displays the full design of the new 2017 Gold American Liberty coin issued by the U.S. Mint. Video courtesy of ModernCoinMart.

Unique Animation of the 2017 Gold American Liberty Coin!

See the 2017 Gold American Liberty coin like never before in MCM’s unique animation.