US Coins in Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium, & Base Metal

Since the 1790s, the United States Mint has been creating coins for its economy. Early on, most of these coins were used for circulation with very little being collected. As the years have gone on, more and more coins have started to be collected. Today, virtually every U.S. coin is collected by someone. Throughout the years, U.S. coins have been struck using base metals, silver, gold, platinum, and even palladium.

The United States Mint has struck some of the most popular coins in the world. Every year, there are millions of American Silver Eagles American Gold Eagles and American Gold Buffalos struck. These special coins are purchased by collectors and investors for their precious metal value or their numismatic value.

The Mint also creates special American Modern Commemorative coins every year. A good example of this is the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Coin Series. The mint released a proof and uncirculated $5 gold coin, a proof and uncirculated $1 1 oz, $1 5 oz silver coin, and a proof and uncirculated 50c clad coin. The obverse of all these commemorative coins feature the famous footprint on the moon, while the reverse features the reflection of Buzz Aldrin’s visor.

The U.S. Mint creates proof sets every year for people who want to collect coins on a budget. These sets typically include a proof version of the half dollar, quarter, dime, nickel, and penny. There have been slight changes to the proof set over the years, such as the addition of quarter sets, the Eisenhower, Susan B. Anthony, & Sacagawea dollar coins.

The U.S. Mint also produces millions of half dollars, dimes, nickels and pennies every year for the American economy. However, there are specific instances where these coins are also sought after by collectors and investors. Starting in the late 1990s, the mint starting releasing state quarters into circulation. This program was a huge success with millions of people, young and old, diligently looking for state quarters over the 10-year period. Another instance of this is when the U.S. mint released the first-ever penny with a west point mint mark in 2019. The 2019 W Proof Penny First Day of Issue in a perfect 70 condition can currently be sold for thousands of dollars.

No matter which U.S. Coins you are looking to collect, Certified Coin Consultants has you covered with low prices and great customer service. Certified Coin Consultants is a trusted A+ rated coin dealer that offers fast, free domestic shipping on all U.S. coin orders online. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, professionalism, and fair prices in the numismatic coin industry.


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