Collector Tips

  1. GovMint.com’s Most Popular Items of 2020

    GovMint.com’s Most Popular Items of 2020

    2020 is a year that no one will soon forget. Amid the turmoil, many collectors sought to buy more of their favorite metals.…
  2. Top 5 Modern U.S. Coins

    Top 5 Modern U.S. Coins

    When it comes to modern U.S. coins, rarity as defined solely by a coin’s mintage usually matters less than the rarity of a…
  3. The Best Coin Resources for Collectors Online

    The Best Coin Resources for Collectors Online

    Just a couple of decades ago, it was somewhat challenging for collectors to find information on their favorite hobby. They…
  4. Trump and Biden Coins Mark the 2020 Presidential Election

    Trump and Biden Coins Mark the 2020 Presidential Election

    Mark the 2020 Presidential Election with Trump and Biden Coins and Rounds The 2020 election is shaping up to a significant…
  5. What is an Incuse Coin?

    What is an Incuse Coin?

    An incuse coin differs radically from a traditional coin. Traditional coins have raised design devices, meaning the details…
  6. Collecting American Gold Eagles: Do You Have These Key Dates?

    Collecting American Gold Eagles: Do You Have These Key Dates?

    Updated on 11/10/2020   The American Gold Eagle series was introduced in 1986. It was a latecomer to the world of private…

U.S. Coin Articles

  1. The Coin Design Process of the United States Mint

    The Coin Design Process of the United States Mint

    Most coin collectors know how a coin is physically struck, but what happens before the United States Mint begins production?…
  2. This Month in U.S. Mint History: February

    This Month in U.S. Mint History: February

    The United States Mint has a rich and fascinating history. Some of the most important events in its over 225-year existence,…
  3. Top 5 Modern U.S. Coins

    Top 5 Modern U.S. Coins

    When it comes to modern U.S. coins, rarity as defined solely by a coin’s mintage usually matters less than the rarity of a…
  4. The America the Beautiful Silver Quarter Series (2010-2021) in Retrospect

    The America the Beautiful Silver Quarter Series (2010-2021) in Retrospect

    Early in 2021, the America the Beautiful (ATB) series of quarters and 5-ounce silver versions of those quarters that began…
  5. United States Mint Confirms 1986 and 1987 Bullion Silver Eagles were Struck at the San Francisco Mint

    United States Mint Confirms 1986 and 1987 Bullion Silver Eagles were Struck at the San Francisco Mint

    The United States Mint recently confirmed that all 1986 and 1987 bullion American Silver Eagles were struck at the fabled…
  6. What is a Mercury Dime?

    What is a Mercury Dime?

    The United States Mint struck the Winged Liberty Head or "Mercury" Dime design from 1916 until 1945. The Mercury Dime is one…

World Coin Articles

  1. Royal Canadian Mint Releases First-Ever W-Mint Mark Burnished Silver Maple Leaf

    Royal Canadian Mint Releases First-Ever W-Mint Mark Burnished Silver Maple Leaf

    On December 9 the globally renowned Canadian Silver Maple Leaf began an exciting new chapter with the launch of…
  2. Coins Released in 2019: A Year in Review

    Coins Released in 2019: A Year in Review

    2019 was an exciting year for coin collectors thanks to a mix of firsts from the United States Mint,…
  3. New for 2020: The Royal Canadian Mint's Peace Dollar

    New for 2020: The Royal Canadian Mint's Peace Dollar

    The Royal Canadian Mint's Peace Dollar Updated 11/12/2020 World War I was one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history.…
  4. Warriors of Numismatics: A Fascinating Look into History

    Warriors of Numismatics: A Fascinating Look into History

    Many economists and historians could reasonably make the case that the history of the world is the history of money. From…
  5. Mints Around the World Are Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission and the Moon Landing

    Mints Around the World Are Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission and the Moon Landing

    July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the famous day in 1969 when Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped on to the…
  6. A First-Ever Numismatic Collaboration: 2019 Pride of Two Nations 2-Coin Set

    A First-Ever Numismatic Collaboration: 2019 Pride of Two Nations 2-Coin Set

    By Louis Golino This year American coin collectors will be able to celebrate July 4 – the day of American independence…

Mints Around the World

  1. A Spotlight on the Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint)

    A Spotlight on the Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint)

    The Monnaie de Paris, or the Mint of Paris, which is France’s official national mint, is the world’s oldest continuously…
  2. A Spotlight on the Mexican Mint

    A Spotlight on the Mexican Mint

    In 1519 the Spanish conquistador known as Hernan Cortes (an explorer for the King of Castile) led an expedition to what is…
  3. A Spotlight on the South Korean KOMSCO Mint

    A Spotlight on the South Korean KOMSCO Mint

    Korea Minting, Security Printing and ID Card Operating Corporation (KOMSCO) is a corporation owned by the South Korean…
  4. A Spotlight on the Royal Canadian Mint

    A Spotlight on the Royal Canadian Mint

    The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) is a fascinating institution whose history reflects the history of its nation. Formerly a…
  5. United States Mint Producing 2020-W National Parks Quarters with V75 Privy Marks

    United States Mint Producing 2020-W National Parks Quarters with V75 Privy Marks

    Following the success of the five 2019 West Point national parks quarters last year, which helped increase…
  6. Low Mintage 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle from the United States Mint

    Low Mintage 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle from the United States Mint

    Towards the end of the summer of 2019, with little fanfare the United States Mint added a product to its product schedule, a…