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OSS Medal Designs Reviewed

Revised designs for a congressional gold medal honoring the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) went under review this week and two of them became the clear winners.

The medal along with bronze…

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US Mint Sales: Ellis Island 3-Coin Set Debuts

Orders picked up a bit across U.S. Mint collector products, according to the latest round of weekly sales figures. The broader gains were supported by the release of the Ellis Island Three-Coin…

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2017 $25 American Palladium Eagle Images Unveiled

The United States Mint today published images of the 2017 $25 American Palladium Eagle, the first issue in a new annual series of American Eagle bullion coins. Earlier this week, the agency announced…

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United States Mint Launches New Palladium Bullion Coin Program

Sales to Authorized Purchasers begin September 25

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint today announced it will begin for the first time sales of a one-ounce American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin to Authorized Purchasers on September 25.

As with American Eagle Gold and Silver Bullion Coins, American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coins will be made available through the United States Mint’s Authorized Purchaser network. Authorized Purchasers consist of major coin and precious metals wholesalers, brokerage firms, banks, and other participating financial intermediaries.

American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coins will be made available to United States Mint Authorized Purchasers at a 6.25 percent premium over the prevailing price of palladium.

Public Law 119-94 requires the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue palladium bullion coins weighing one troy ounce of .9995 fine palladium, with a face value of $25.00, in such quantities as the Secretary determines appropriate to meet demand. Only coins in the one-troy ounce size are permitted; fractional sizes are not authorized. Title 31 U.S.C. Section 5112(v) authorizes the Secretary to mint and issue proof and uncirculated versions of the one-ounce palladium bullion coins.

As mandated by the law, the obverse design of the palladium coin is an adaptation of Adolph A. Weinman’s ‘Winged Liberty’ design used on the obverse of the so-called ‘Mercury dime,’ and the reverse design is based upon Weinman’s Eagle design for the 1907 American Institute of Architects (AIA) gold medal. In developing the coin, the United States Mint was able to utilize the original reverse plaster of the AIA gold medal. This is the first time that Weinman’s AIA design appears on a U.S. coin.

American Palladium Eagle Bullion Coin Debuts on Sept. 25, 2017

Investors and collectors can soon start ordering a brand new United States Mint product, the American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin. The U.S. Mint will begin selling the bullion piece to Authorized…

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Ellis Island Quarters for New Jersey in Three-Coin Set

Comprised of coins from three different United States Mint facilities, the 2017 Ellis Island Quarters Three-Coin Set went on sale today for $9.95.

Quarters in the set showcase imagery emblematic of…

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US Mint Sales: Ellis Island 5 Oz Coin Debuts

The United States Mint’s newest 5-ounce collectible was its best weekly seller. Celebrating the New Jersey portion of Ellis Island, the 3-inch coin launched on Sept. 7 for $149.95.

It moved out of…

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Meets September 19

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting at 10 a.m. (ET) on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at United States Mint Headquarters, in the Second Floor Conference Room, at 801 9th St. NW, in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to United States coinage.

Agenda (subject to change):

  • Review and discussion of candidate designs for the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
  • Review and discussion of new and revised candidate designs for the Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal.
  • Review and approval of annual report.

Who: Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC)

Pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 5135, the CCAC was established to:

  • Advise the Secretary of the Treasury on any theme or design proposals relating to circulating coinage, bullion coinage, commemorative coins, Congressional gold medals, and national and other medals produced by the Secretary;
  • Advise the Secretary of the Treasury with regard to the events, persons, or places that the Committee recommends to be commemorated; and
  • Advise the Secretary of the Treasury with respect to the mintage level for any commemorative coin recommended.

When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (ET).

Where: United States Mint Headquarters
801 9th St. NW
Second Floor Conference Room
Washington, D.C. 20220

The meeting is open to interested members of the public and news media.

Interested persons should call the CCAC HOTLINE at (202) 354-7502 for the latest update on meeting time and room location.

Interested members of the public may dial in to listen to the meeting at (866) 564-9287, access code 62956028.

Note: Dial-in access is listen only and phones must be kept on mute to not disturb discussion.

Members of the public interested in attending the meeting in person will be admitted into the meeting room on a first-come, first-serve basis as space is limited. Conference Room A&B can accommodate up to 50 members of the public at any one time. In addition, all persons entering a United States Mint facility must adhere to building security protocol. This means they must consent to the search of their persons and objects in their possession while on government grounds and when they enter and leave the facility, and are prohibited from bringing into the facility weapons of any type, illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, or contraband.

The United States Mint Police Officer conducting the screening will evaluate whether an item may enter into or exit from a facility based upon federal law, Treasury policy, United States Mint Policy, and local operating procedure; and all prohibited and unauthorized items will be subject to confiscation and disposal.

Members of the public interested in submitting ideas for the CCAC’s consideration may fax them to (202) 756-6525.

2017 American Liberty Silver Medal Set Price is $199.95

United States Mint pricing has been announced for the upcoming 2017 American Liberty Silver Medal Set. The set of four 1-ounce .999 fine silver medals will be $199.95, according to a U.S. Mint memo…

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CCAC to Discuss Designs for 2019 Quarters and OSS Medal

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will meet Tuesday, Sept. 19, to appraise revised designs for the Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal (OSS) and review designs for the…

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