United States Mint 2022 American Eagle (S) Silver Proof Coin Available on Aug. 9

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) will accept orders for the 2022 American Eagle Silver Proof Coins from its San Francisco facility beginning on August 9 at noon EDT. Production is limited to 200,000, with orders limited to three coins per household for the first 24 hours of sale, subject to availability.

Due to overwhelming demand, the full production inventory for the 2022 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof (S) Coin (22EM) was previously accounted for through enrollments. However, as a result of cancellations, inventory may become available on the scheduled launch date of August 9, 2022.

Customers may still have an opportunity to purchase the products, subject to availability, after enrollment orders are reconciled. All inventory resulting from cancellations, invalid and/or fraudulent orders will be made available to the general public via “Remind Me” messages.

The American Eagle Silver Proof Coins are collector versions of the official United States Mint American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins. Minted since 1986, these coins were updated in 2021 with a refreshed obverse (heads) and a completely redesigned reverse (tails) to mark the 35th anniversary of the American Eagle Coin Program.

Like its West Point–minted counterpart, the San Francisco-minted coin’s obverse (heads) features a refreshed depiction of Adolph A. Weinman’s full-length figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the flag, with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left. The Mint has employed technological advancements that resulted in a design that is now a closer reflection of Weinman’s original vision and includes the addition of his traditional artist mark. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “2022.”

The reverse depicts an eagle as it prepares to land, carrying an oak branch, as if to add it to a nest. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “1 OZ. FINE SILVER,” and “ONE DOLLAR.” United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Designer Emily Damstra created the design that retired United States Mint Medallic Artist Michael Gaudioso sculpted.

In addition to the redesigned reverse and enhanced design details on the obverse, the American Eagle Silver Coins are minted in high detail using new technology and include a reed pattern variation. The Mint benchmarked its efforts against anti-counterfeiting programs implemented by major mints around the world. These features will make the coins more difficult to counterfeit.

The 2022 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof (S) is priced at $73. To set up a “Remind Me” alert, visit https://catalog.usmint.gov/american-eagle-2022-one-ounce-silver-proof-coin-22EM.html (product code 22EM). This product is included in the Mint’s Numismatic Bulk Purchase Program, as well as the Authorized Bulk Purchase Program.

Additional coins in the American Eagle Coin Program are available at: https://catalog.usmint.gov/coins/coin-programs/american-eagle-coins/.

Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of August 9, 2022, at noon EDT.

The 2022 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof (S) is also available at the Mint’s sales centers at the Philadelphia Mint, 151 N. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (on 5th Street between Arch Street and Race Street); at the Denver Mint, 320 West Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80204 (on Cherokee Street, between West Colfax Avenue and West 14th Avenue); and from the U.S. Mint Headquarters Coin Store in Washington, D.C., 801 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20220. Please visit the Denver or Philadelphia websites because sales centers will be closed when the COVID-19 community level is HIGH to ensure the health and safety of our employees and the public.

The Royal Mint unveils new Disney Kanga and Roo 50p coin

Royal Mint Designer Daniel Thorne will the Kanga and Roo 50p coin

The Royal Mint, inspired by Disney, has launched the latest coin in the much-loved Winnie the Pooh and Friends coin collection, featuring Kanga and Roo on an official UK 50p coin.

Two of Winnie the Pooh’s closest friends in the Hundred Acre Wood, the mother and son duo feature on a 50p to mark the penultimate release in the treasured nine-coin collection. Also featuring Winnie the Pooh, Owl, Tigger, Christopher Robin, Piglet and Eeyore, the 50p series is inspired by the original illustrations of E. H. Shepard from A. A. Milne’s stories published in 1926.

The Royal Mint designer Daniel Thorne combines craftsmanship and innovation to bring the timeless characters to life in miniature on gold, silver and brilliant uncirculated coins. With state-of-the-art colour printing technology, the classic watercolour effect of the original text is recreated with special-edition colour versions of the silver and BU coins. Adding an original twist, Thorne’s signature bee motif continues to feature alongside the classic design across the entire Winnie the Pooh and Friends range.

The latest Kanga and Roo design is available individually and as part of the Winnie the Pooh and Friends collection from today at The Royal Mint website. The childhood character range continues to attract new and existing collectors – A 2021 study, conducted by One Poll for The Royal Mint, found that 74% of 18- to 24-year-old and 51% of 35–45-year-old collectors were inspired to start a collection with childhood character coins.

Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collector Services at The Royal Mint, said:

“The Winnie the Pooh and Friends 50p collection, inspired by Disney, is a popular choice for collectors, with the loveable bear and his woodland friends evoking such wonderful memories for people of all ages. In the penultimate release of the much-loved nine-coin collection, we celebrate the nurturing Kanga and playful Roo on a range of base and precious metals and special colour-edition 50p coins.

“The design is inspired by the original illustrations of E.H Shepard where the Winnie the Pooh stories first began and brought to life in miniature using craftsmanship and innovation at The Royal Mint. The mother and son duo are sure to be an exciting addition to gang as we continue to celebrate the Hundred Acre Wood characters for collectors and Winnie the Pooh fans.”

Speaking of the design, The Royal Mint’s designer Dan Thorne said: “Using inspiration from the original decorations of E.H. Shepard has been a fantastic experience but one that has also tested me as a designer. With each design, so much care and attention has been given to remastering the iconic decorations for the canvas of a coin while staying true to the texts people know and love.

“I also wanted to add something extra special for collectors, with the bee motif. Inspired by the original decorations the buzzy bee from the storybooks features on each of the nine coins in the collection. I hope collectors can appreciate the beauty in each design in the range and enjoy the special colour editions.”

The Royal Mint celebrates the life and work of Alexander Graham Bell with a new £2 collectable coin

The Royal Mint, original maker of UK coins, has today launched a collectable coin and historic coin set to celebrate Alexander Graham Bell in the centenary year of his passing.

The £2 collectable coin honouring the life and work of one of Britain’s most renowned inventors, Alexander Graham Bell, features as part of The Royal Mint’s, Innovation in Science coin series – a series which recognises British scientists and inventors have been responsible for some of the greatest discoveries in history.

Featuring a reverse design by the talented artist Henry Gray, the coin depicts the dial of a push-button phone along with the words ‘PIONEER OF THE TELEPHONE’ cleverly inscribed on the buttons – a tribute to honour the life of Alexander Graham Bell.

On 10 March 1876, Alexander Graham Bell completely revolutionised the world of communication when he achieved the world’s first successful telephone transmission. Changing the way in which we communicate forever, his innovation of the telephone is arguably one of the most important breakthroughs in modern history.

Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collector Services at The Royal Mint said, “The Royal Mint’s Innovation in Science coin series is a wonderful tribute to British scientists and inventors that have made ground-breaking discoveries in science or brought to life revolutionary inventions. We are delighted to feature Alexander Graham Bell as part of this series, marking the centenary year of his passing. Alexander Graham Bell revolutionised the world of communication. We hope collectors will treasure this wonderful coin celebrating one of Britain’s most renowned inventors.”

In addition to the £2 collectable coin, experts at The Royal Mint have curated a historic set of coins relating to Alexander Bell’s life that were struck more than a hundred years ago. The set compromises of three coins and includes a US $5 coin from the 1870s in honour of Bell’s breakthrough in Boston in 1878, a classic Canadian Sovereign, which commemorates Alexander Bell’s settlement in Canada from 1870 and a 1847 London Sovereign to mark the year of Bell’s birth.

Both the collectable £2 coin and historic coin set are available from The Royal Mint website www.royalmint.com/alexander-graham-bell

Previous scientists honoured in the Innovation in Science range include Stephen Hawking, Rosalind Franklin and most recently, Alan Turing. More information about the full range is on The Royal Mint’s website The Innovation in Science Series | The Royal Mint.

United States Mint Public Tours and Gifts Shops in Denver and Philadelphia Have Reopened

U.S. MintWASHINGTON – Public tours of the United States Mint (Mint) facilities at Denver and Philadelphia have reopened. The gift shops at both of these locations have also reopened. Please note that during High COVID-19 community levels, tours of the Mint facilities at Denver and Philadelphia will be suspended, and gift shops will be closed.

Tour participants must comply with all COVID-19 safety requirements (including but not limited to mask wearing) in effect at the Mint at the time of the tour.

Tours are subject to cancellation, possibly with little or no notice, when circumstances warrant building closure or other cancellation at the Mint’s sole discretion.

In Philadelphia, tours are self-guided and will be open during the summer (now until Labor Day) Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, with the last entrance at 4:15 pm. The Philadelphia tour will be open on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of the Labor Day weekend. The tour will be open Monday through Friday from Labor Day until Memorial Day. All tours of the site are free of charge with no reservation required. Visitors must adhere to the latest state and local guidelines about the COVID-19 pandemic while on site. Please be aware that at times there is a line to enter the building. For more information on Philadelphia Mint tours, click here.

In Denver, the tours are guided, and availability is limited. For more information on Denver Mint tours, click here.

If you are unable visit in person, please download the U.S. Mint Virtual Tours mobile app from the Apple’s App Store® or Google Play™. With this app, numismatists of all ages can go behind the scenes at the Philadelphia Mint to see how coins are made. Explore the production floors and follow the steps of circulating coin creation through videos, images, and 3-D models. Along the way, collect hidden coins.

The Royal Mint reveal first remastered Hanoverian portrait in popular British Monarchs coin series

The Royal Mint has today revealed George I, the first Hanoverian King, as the third coin as part of the highly popular British Monarchs coin collection.

The British Monarchs range will feature 21 coins over five years and will span four Royal Houses – Tudor; Stuart; Hanover; Saxe-Coburg, Gotha, and Windsor – remastering iconic designs in high definition for the first time thanks to the latest technology and minting techniques. The reverse of the latest coin features a coinage portrait of George I, while the obverse features Jody Clark’s definitive portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

The eighteenth-century monarch appears on this new coin in the same classic design that would have featured on the coins of the Hanoverian era. Whilst the design first appeared on British coinage more than 300 years ago, this coinage portrait has been faithfully recreated as close to the original as possible using state-of-the-art technology.

Unlike the previous coins of the Tudor and Stuart era, the Hanoverian period saw an advancement of the minting process into mechanisation. Coinage at this time was vastly superior in quality to the hammered coins that came before, with improved lettering and portraiture showing a genuine likeness to the monarch and these characteristics have been faithfully recreated in the new George I portrait design.

Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collector Services at The Royal Mint said: “There is strong appeal for collectors with this coin series. Coins from the Hanoverian period are coveted by collectors for their iconic design and the effigies have been faithfully recreated in fine detail using state-of-the-art technology and numismatic processes. People love to collect the designs of previous eras, and the British Monarchs series allows collectors the opportunity to add a coin with every monarch to their collection.”

The Hanoverians came to power in difficult circumstances that looked set to undermine the stability of British society. For all that, the Hanoverian period was remarkably stable, not least because of the longevity of its monarchs. From 1714 through to 1901, there were only six monarchs, one of whom, George III, remains the longest reigning king in British History. Queen Victoria then surpassed her grandfather in both age and length of reign.

The first coin in the collection launched in January and featured Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty, followed by remastered coins of James I from the House of Stuart released in March.

In addition to these individual coins, The Royal Mint will also be releasing a limited number of sets with historic coins from the reign of George I. These limited-edition sets will feature a British Monarchs coin alongside a genuine historical coin from the era featuring the monarch’s portrait.

The British Monarchs George I collection will go on sale from 12.00pm on Monday 25th July. For more information about the George I 2022 coins please visit The Royal Mint website.

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