This year, let your travel plans begin with a tour of the Denver Mint. Tours allow the public to enjoy amazing exhibits and interesting artifacts from the early days. Tours also cover the production of coins from all stages of the minting process, as well as the modernization of the coin manufacturing process. The 45 minute guided tour offers the public an in-depth view into the production of numismatic and circulating coins, where more than 5.6 billion coins were produced in 2013.
In its first years of operation, the Denver facility functioned as an Assay Office and would later advance to a branch of the Mint, producing 167,371,035 gold and silver coins in its first year of operations. Today, it manufactures all denominations of circulating coins, coin dies, commemorative coins and also stores gold and silver bullion. Learn more about the rich history of the Denver Mint and schedule your tour today by visiting our Web site http://www.usmint.gov/mint_tours/?action=Reservation.
The United States Mint is the sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and one of the largest e-retailers in the Nation. We pride ourselves in fulfilling thousands of orders every day and would like to show our customers just how much we value their interest in United States Mint products. Beginning February 20, customers will receive the United States Mint Branded Reusable Bag with orders of $75 or more, while supplies last. Checkout our 2014 Product Schedule and place your order for the latest and greatest products offered by the United States Mint!
Keep your coin collection current with the newly released 2014 United States Mint Proof Set. This popular annual collection contains 14 coins in proof quality, featuring sharp relief and a mirror-like background. Each set contains 2014-dated coin in three plastic lenses that feature the five America the Beautiful quarters, four Presidential $1 Coins, one Native American $1 Coin, a Kennedy half-dollar, Roosevelt dime, Jefferson nickel and a Lincoln penny. The 2014 United States Mint Proof Set is the perfect gift for a beginner collector and makes the ideal gift for any occasion. Orders begin March 25.
The next destination on the National Park quarter trail takes us just 75 miles away from Washington, D.C. into the adventurous Shenandoah National Park. The Shenandoah National Park quarter is the second released in 2014 and the 22nd overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The park features cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas and wooded hollows. It is the perfect destination to enjoy many leisure activities including hiking, camping and picnicking. Coin enthusiasts can now purchase bags of the Shenandoah National Park quarter, which depicts a day hiker taking in the view from little Stony Man summit. View images of the quarter or purchase the quarter in bags March 31 at www.usmint.gov.
Are you new to the hobby of coin collecting? Do you have everything you need to get started inspecting your coins? Here's a quick check list:
Did you know that by provision of the Coinage Act of 1965, mint marks were not placed on coins made in 1965, 1966 or 1967?
|April||2014 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins|
|April||2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Shenandoah National Park (Virginia)|
|April||2014 Presidential $1 Coin Rolls, Bags and Boxes – Calvin Coolidge|
|April||2014 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin|
As Bill the Mint Buffalo presents this month's Coin of the Month, he explains how the cabin on the coin represents the remnants of days gone by that endure in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
See why these simple but enduring structures help to make this park the nation's most-visited with the February Coin of the Month!
Looking ahead, March is Women's History Month. It's a good time to draw attention to roles that women have played, both leading and supporting, in American history.
To that end, why not review the resources lined up on the Women's History Month page? Relevant coins, medals, and Time Machine adventures await young and old alike!