US Mint Promises Busy Summer 2018 for Collectors, Dealers
The United States Mint just unveiled release dates for the remainder of it summertime products, and it looks like collectors and dealers have a busy few months ahead ke
The United States Mint just unveiled release dates for the remainder of it summertime products, and it looks like collectors and dealers have a busy few months ahead keeping up with all of the offerings on tap. Here’s a roundup of the new products coming up over the summer from the United States Mint.
The San Francisco Mint 2018 Silver Reverse Proof Set will be offered for sale on July 23. The 2018 silver reverse proof set, which offers a stunning new perspective on common circulating coins, includes the Lincoln cent, Jefferson nickel, Roosevelt dime, Kennedy half dollar, and Native American dollar. Also in the set are the five 2018-dated issues from the ongoing America The Beautiful Quarters (ATB) series, including quarters honoring Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (Michigan), Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Wisconsin), Voyageurs National Park (Minnesota), Cumberland Island National Seashore (Georgia), and Block Island National Wildlife Refuge (Rhode Island).
The Voyageurs National Park ATB quarter will hit the streets in rolls and bags beginning on June 11, while the 3-piece Voyageurs National Park quarter set, which includes the business-strike Philadelphia and Denver quarters as well as the San Francisco proof quarter, will be released on June 19. Later in the summer, on August 27, will come the Cumberland Island National Seashore quarter rolls and bags; the 3-coin Cumberland Island National Seashore quarter set drops on September 13.
The U.S. Mint’s ever-popular bullion program delivers several goodies to collectors, dealers, and investors over the summer. These include the Voyageurs National Park 5-ounce ATB silver bullion coin, which will be released on June 14 and the 2018 American Gold Eagle 1-Ounce Uncirculated coin, which launches on July 12.
The 2018 American Silver Eagle 1-Ounce proof will be available beginning August 14 – a much-anticipated entry in the widely collected American Silver Eagle series to be sure. Meanwhile, the first two issues of the silver presidential medal program will go for sale on August 16 with the release of the George Washington and John Adams Silver Presidential Medals, which will be struck on 1-ounce silver planchets.
The Cumberland Island National Seashore 5-ounce ATB silver bullion coin will be offered for sale beginning August 30. A week later, on September 6, the long-awaited proof 2018 American Eagle 1-ounce Palladium proof coin, showcasing Adolph A. Weinman’s Liberty Head “Mercury” dime motif on the obverse and the artist’s 1907 American Institute of Architecture design on the reverse, will be available to collectors, many of whom have been waiting with bated breath since last fall to buy the coin.