The United States Mint will start selling American Eagle palladium coins to authorized purchasers in September, Acting Principal Deputy Mint Director David Motl told Coin World on Aug. 1.
Motl revealed the start of sales in an interview with Coin World senior editor Paul Gilkes at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Denver.
The bullion coins will be struck at the Philadelphia Mint and like all American Eagle bullion coins, will not have a Mint mark.
A Proof version of the coin will be offered in 2018. It will be struck at the West Point Mint and bear the W Mint mark. It will have same designs as the 2017 bullion version.
EMINENCE, MO – Representatives of the United States Mint (Mint) and the National Park Service today celebrated the release of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coin honoring Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri.
The quarter’s reverse design depicts Alley Mill, a steel roller mill built in 1894. This merchant mill was used to convert wheat into flour. Much of the original milling equipment is still in place, and visitors to the park can tour the mill.
“Vital to the community here a century ago, the mill stands as a tribute to our ability to harness the power of the environment and reminds us of a way of life heavily shaped by the remote and rugged landscape in which it endured,” Mint Senior Advisor Michele Satchell told onlookers.
Satchell shared the stage with former NASA astronaut Tom Akers, who served as master of ceremonies of the event, while the Baker Family, an award-winning bluegrass band from South Central Missouri, entertained the crowd. Other speakers included Congressman Jason Smith; Patricia Trap, Deputy Regional Director for the National Park Service; Paul Fitzwater, Missouri State Representative, who represented Governor Eric Greitens; Larry Johnson, Superintendent of Ozark National Scenic Riverways; David Stokely, District Director, SW and South Central Missouri, who represented Senator Claire McCaskill; and Caroline Yielding, Field Representative for Southeast Missouri, who represented Senator Roy Blunt. The quarter’s designer Ron Sanders, an artist in the Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program, was also on hand.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park area to protect a river system. The site encompasses 80,785 acres of unique natural resources, including a world-class spring system that is unparalleled in North America, more than 400 caves, and other special geologic features.
The quarter struck in honor of Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the 38th release in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, a 12-year initiative that honors 56 national parks and other national sites authorized by Public Law 110-456. Each year, the public will see five new national sites depicted on the reverses (tails sides) of the America the Beautiful Quarters. The United States Mint is issuing these quarters in the order in which the national sites were officially established.
Products containing Ozark National Scenic Riverways quarters are available for purchase directly from the United States Mint’s online catalog (www.catalog.usmint.gov).
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers. The Mint is celebrating its 225th anniversary in 2017 (#USMint225).
On Thursday, July 11, 2013, the United States Mint will trim prices on numismatic coins made from silver, a move the bureau has considered since late June when it postponed the release of 2013-P Great Basin Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin as a result of plummeting silver prices.
The coin pricing news comes via a notice scheduled to appear in the Federal Register on Tuesday, July 9. It outlines cuts ranging from $5 to $25 per silver coin product and states they are: "because of the recent decrease in the market price of silver."
New pricing set to go into effect at 12 Noon ET on the 11th include:
|Old Price||New Price||% Change||$ Change|
|2013-W Proof Silver Eagle||$57.95||$52.95||-8.6%||-$5.00|
|2013-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle||$48.95||$43.95||-10.2%||-$5.00|
|2013 Silver Proof Set||$60.95||$53.95||-11.5%||-$7.00|
|2012-2013 America the Beautiful Quarter Silver Proof Sets||$36.95||$31.95||-13.5%||-$5.00|
|2013 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set||$49.95||$44.95||-10.0%||-$5.00|
|2012 Making American Coin & History Set||$72.95||$67.95||6.9%||-$5.00|
|2013 Congratulations Set||$59.95||$54.95||8.3%||-$5.00|
|2013-P ATB Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins||$179.95||$154.95||13.9%||-$25.00|
June starts quickly for the United States Mint as it introduces four products in the first week alone. These include the bullion and collector versions of Perry’s Victory five ounce silver coins, the uncirculated Mint Set and the uncirculated American Gold Eagle.
Kicking the week off on Monday, June 3, is the 2013 Perry’s Victory Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin. As a bullion product, the U.S. Mint does not sell these 99.9% pure silver coins straight to the public. U.S. Mint Authorized Purchasers order them at a premium of $9.75 per coin and in quantities of 500 ounces/100 coins, with 500 ounces/100 coin ordering increments. Once the coins make their way into dealer hands, they should be available for about $3-$5 per ounce over spot silver.
Collectors will have the opportunity sometime later this year to purchase from the United States Mint the Reverse Proof 2013-W American Buffalo gold $50 coin currently in production at the West Point Mint in New York.
The West Point Mint has begun production of the Reverse Proof 2013-W American Buffalo 1-ounce gold $50 coin, which will be offered sometime later this year.
The coin will be sold individually and be packaged in the same type of wood box as the Proof 2013-W American Buffalo gold coin, but the outer box will feature a leatherlike material so it is easily recognizable as a different product, U.S. Mint spokesman Michael White said.
White said production began sometime in May.
The coin will be struck to demand, according to White. An on-sale date had not yet been established as of May 23.
Regular Proof coins are struck exhibiting frosted devices against polished, mirrored fields
White said the Reverse Proof American Buffalo is being struck to present the same appearance as previous Reverse Proof coins — polished, mirrored devices against frosted fields.
The price of the Reverse Proof American Buffalo .9999 fine gold coin will be determined according to the United States Mint’s pricing structure for coins and other products containing gold and platinum.
The regular Proof 2013-W American Buffalo gold coin, whose pricing is also determined by the pricing grid, went on sale at noon Eastern Daylight Time May 23 at an initial price of $1,790. It, too, will be struck to order.