Do you love coins and the game of baseball? Celebrate your favorite team or player by adding the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin to your collection. United States Mint’s first-ever curved coin will be available for purchase 12 noon (ET) March 27, in recognition and celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Hall of Fame and Museum. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated to preserving history, honoring excellence, and connecting generations through the rich history of the national pastime. It houses the world’s largest collection of baseball artifacts, including more than 38,000 three dimensional artifacts, 3,000,000 documents, 500,000 photographs, and 12,000 hours of recorded media.
Each striking coin in this program depicts a common obverse design of a baseball glove, along with the reverse design of a baseball, both which exemplifies the most basic elements of the game. The proof $5 gold coin and the uncirculated $5 gold coin are being produced at the United States Mint’s facility in West Point and are composed of 90 percent gold. The proof $1 silver coin and uncirculated $1 silver coin are being produced at the United States Mint’s facility in Philadelphia and are composed of 90 percent silver. The proof clad half-dollar is being produced at the United States Mint’s facility in San Francisco, and the uncirculated clad half-dollar is being produced at the United States Mint’s facility in Denver. Both clad coins are composed of 92 percent copper. Purchase your coins now by visiting our online catalog.
Get ready for the arrival of the highly anticipated 2014 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins. Beginning April 3, purchase collector versions of the official United States Mint American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins in four sizes – one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce and one-tenth ounce, as well as the four-coin set. These luxurious coins are packaged in a velvet, satin-lined presentation case and are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. These coins make the perfect anniversary or wedding gift for that special couple in your life. Add it to your Outlook or Google Calendar here.
Take a journey on the adventurous trails of the Shenandoah National Park with the 2014 America the Beautiful Three-Coin Set – Shenandoah National Park. This wonderful trio includes one uncirculated quarter from the United States Mint at Philadelphia, one uncirculated coin from the United States Mint at Denver and one proof quarter from the United States Mint at San Francisco. The coins are displayed on a durable plastic card that can easily be added to your collection or given as a gift to a friend. The reverse design depicts a day hiker taking in the view from Little Stony Man summit. Add it to your Outlook or Google Calendar here.
On April 10, join us as we honor Calvin Coolidge with the release of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential $1 Coin. Coolidge built an illustrious political career prior to becoming President. His presidency is most notable for its economic prosperity and optimism – the "Roaring Twenties." The $1 coin features a dramatic portrait of Coolidge on the obverse along with the inscriptions IN GOD WE TRUST, 30th PRESIDENT and 1923-1929. These numismatic quality $1 coins will be available in rolls, bags or boxes. Add them to your Outlook or Google Calendar here.
Protect your coin collection! Store your coins in a cool, dry place away from moisture, cold or heat sources that may cause your coins to discolor, tarnish or erode.
Did you know that the face value of a coin is the sum for which the coin can be spent or exchanged as opposed to its collector or precious metal value?
|05/01/2014||2014 Calvin Coolidge $1 Coin Cover|
|05/06/2014||2014 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set™|
|05/08/2014||2014 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin|
|05/13/2014||2014 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set®|
|05/15/2014||2014 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Shenandoah National Park (Virginia)|
|05/22/2014||2014 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin|
Plinky the Mint Pig kicks off baseball season at the United States Mint with her pick for Coin of the Month: the Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative gold five-dollar coin. She presents its unique features, including its concave-convex shape and its design submitted by a member of the public through last year’s design competition.
She also links to a page where you can see the winners of the kids’ coin design challenge, a separate competition for those 13 and younger. Check out March Coin of the Month! And on the Commemorative Coins page, you can learn more about all three baseball coins and rotate the dollar coin with your mouse. Plinky says: "It’s not the World Series, but it’s a world-class series of baseball coins!"
Start getting ready! April 2 will mark the 222nd anniversary of the United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792. Take a look at Historic Highlights, the interactive timeline of Mint history and share some of the milestones of America’s coin history. While you’re there, watch the H.I.P. Pocket Change Pals celebrate the event!