The 2011 Mint Set: Great For Collecting Uncirculated Coins

Collecting each of the coins from 2011 is made easier by purchasing a 2011 mint set. The 2011 mint set contains uncirculated coins representing each of the designs and denominations the United States Mint has made for the year. 2011 is going to be another busy year for the United States Mint, so buying a set of coins for the year is one of the most convenient ways to keep up with the action. The 2011 United States mint set costs $31.95.   … [Read more...]

New 2011 First Spouse Gold Coins

The 5th year of the First Spouse gold coins series has begun. First Spouse gold coins honor the wives of each of the presidents featured in the Presidential $1 coin series. The half-ounce gold coins in the First Spouse series are released throughout each year.   … [Read more...]

2011 Presidential Dollar Coins

The Presidential $1 coin series rolls on to its fifth year. In 2011, Presidential dollar coins will be featuring the famous faces of 4 more commander-in-chiefs who led our country in decades past. The presidents on 2011's dollar coins governed from the mid-1860s to the early-1880s, meaning that the series that began with a portrait of our first president, George Washington, has now reached past the Civil War years and is marching toward the era of electric light bulbs and telephones.   … [Read more...]

2011 Proof Sets Offer Variety For Every Coin Collector

2011 is bringing a variety of United States Mint proof sets to coin collectors. With silver proof sets, copper-nickel clad proof sets, and commemorative proof sets, there are plenty of options when it comes to buying examples of 2011 United States coins. Let's take a look at all the shimmering details of what numismatists have to look forward to this year.   … [Read more...]

New James Buchanan $1 Coin & Buchanan’s Liberty First Spouse Set Released September 23


The United States Mint has announced it will release the James Buchanan Presidential $1 coin and First Spouse medal set on September 23. While most of our presidents have had a first spouse while in office, James Buchanan didn't. So the U.S. Mint is pairing up his coin with a 'First Spouse' medal called Buchanan's Liberty -- it features a design of Miss Liberty as she appeared on the Quarter Eagle ($2.50) gold coin during Buchanan's presidency. The James Buchanan $1 coin and First … [Read more...]

Coming August 19: U.S. Mint Releases James Buchanan $1 Coins To Circulation

The United States Mint will release the brand new James Buchanan Presidential $1 coin into circulation August 19. This will be the 15th coin in the Presidential $1 series, which began in 2007. Be sure to check your pocket change for the new dollar coin! Don't forget, if dollar coins don't circulate much near you, be sure to check out your local bank or credit union -- many carry the new Presidential $1 coins. If you still can't locate the new James Buchanan dollar coin, you can always buy … [Read more...]

2010 Release Dates For United States Mint Coin Sets & Products Unveiled

The United States Mint has supplied a schedule of release dates for all the remaining coin products it plans to sell in 2010! New coins and coin sets yet to be released in 2010 include: 2010 U.S. Proof Set, July 15 2010 U.S. Mint Set, July 22 2010 U.S. Silver Proof Set, August 26 James Buchanan Presidential $1 Coin Cover, September 30 Abraham Lincoln Presidential $1 Coin Cover, December 30 … [Read more...]

U.S. Mint Releases Franklin Pierce Dollar Coin & Jane Pierce Medal Set

The Franklin Pierce $1 Presidential coin and First Spouse medal set go on sale June 24th. This set, like others in the series of $1 Presidential coins and medals, includes a single uncirculated Franklin Pierce dollar coin and a bronze medal honoring his wife, First Lady Jane Pierce. The Pierce dollar coin and First Spouse medal set costs $11.95 and can be ordered through the United States Mint website. … [Read more...]

Odd Ways To Find Coins

Finding a coin on the sidewalk is the usual way of picking up a 'free' coin when going about your day. But there are some odd ways coins will turn up, too! Like while riding a roller coaster... (yes, that happened to me!) Here are some of the most unique ways I have found some pretty interesting coins... I once found an Irish 1 cent Euro coin on the parking lot of a grocery store. I picked up a Presidential dollar I found sitting at my feet in the Incredible Hulk roller coaster … [Read more...]

10 Famous Coin Collectors: Check Out Some Notables You’re Sharing Your Hobby With

Coin collecting may be a popular hobby drawing millions of people worldwide to this alluring pastime. But have you ever wondered which famous people are coin collectors? You might be surprised to learn what well-known figures you share coin collecting with. Let's look at a list of 10 well-known coin collectors. You just may be surprised at the people you're rubbing elbows with!   … [Read more...]