Planning a trip to Denver? Well now it is easier than ever to schedule a tour of the United States Mint at Denver. You can make online reservations to tour the facility up to three months in advance right here. To learn more about the United States Mint at Denver and for more specific tour information, visit our main Denver tours page.
A bullion coin is a coin that normally interests investors based on its weight in a specific precious metal. Unlike commemorative or numismatic coins that usually appeal to collectors based on mintage, design, production process and packaging, bullion coins are normally purchased by persons specifically interested in investing in their medal content.
Congressionally authorized American Eagle Bullion Coins provide investors with a convenient and cost effective way to add precious metals to their investment portfolios. Unlike the proof version, the United States Mint does not sell American Eagle Bullion Coins directly to the public. Instead, the United States Mint distributes uncirculated Bullion coins through a network of Authorized Purchasers.
This summer the United States Mint is pleased to present a new bullion product, the American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coin. These bullion coins are pure 24K gold (.9999 fine) and will be available from a precious metals dealer near you. For a list of retailers in your area, please click here.
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to travel West in the 1800s? Your trail probably began in or around Nebraska! Nebraska’s quarter highlights the many pioneers who passed through the area. This quarter is the coin for May’s "Coin of the Month," presented by Nero the Mint Police Dog. Nero will tell you about the state’s early history and even a secret about the sun on the Nebraska quarter!
Question: How big was the first batch of coins that the United States Mint produced?
Answer: The Mint’s first batch of circulating coins was worth $111.78. Those 11,178 copper cents were produced in March of 1793. Soon after, the Mint began issuing gold and silver coins as well.