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News from the Mint
AMERICAN MINT

American Mint LLC
5051 Louise Drive, 
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
 
Phone: 717-458-9210      
Fax: 717-458-9211
Email: pr@americanmint.com
You are an editor and ask for the latest press releases by American Mint? Please send an email to pr@americanmint.com, subject: "American Mint press releases".

When publishing our corporate information we would appreciate a file copy (also via email).
If you’ve ever taken a good look at the coins that pass through your hands each day, then you’ve probably noticed there’s a lot to see. Obvious features will likely catch your eye first, like portraits of presidents and historical figures, and illustrations of landmarks. Coins also often contain quotes and phrases with significance to our country and its values. If you look closely, however, you’ll also notice less obvious details, like much smaller numbers and letters that, at first glance, don’t appear to mean anything.
If you’re even a bit familiar with the world of precious metals and coin collecting, then you’ve likely already encountered the term "bullion." It isn’t a difficult or complicated concept to understand, but it is one that’s important to learn if you want to thrive in the world of coin collecting and investing.
Coin collecting, originally known as "the hobby of kings," carries a long, fascinating history. Over the years, this hobby caught the attention of a variety of famous figures. Presidents like Jefferson, actors like James Earl Jones and Nicole Kidman, and even famed hockey star Wayne Gretzky found a passion for coin collecting.
One of the first rules of coin collecting is that condition is key. If you have two coins of the same denomination and year, the coin that’s in better condition will almost always be worth more. This probably sounds obvious, even if you don’t have any experience collecting coins. Putting this idea into practice, however, is a bit more complicated. One collector might describe a coin’s condition as “pretty good”, while another might say the same coin is in “rough shape”. To keep things simple for buyers and sellers, we would need to develop a standardized, universal system to categorize a coin’s condition. Luckily, such a system exists, and we call it coin grading.
Whether you're new to coin collecting or you've been a collector for a while, you've probably found yourself staring at a dirty coin and wondering what is the best way to clean old coins? Even the best-kept coins are bound to develop a bit of grime, so it's good to know what cleaning options are available when the gunk starts to build up.
If you're new to the world of coin collecting, you may be wondering how banknotes and banknote coins can fit into your hobby. While banknote collecting is a different pursuit, it's one shared by many coin collectors. The main difference is banknote collecting involves printed money rather than coins.
If you're fascinated by coins, American history, economics, or world culture, you may be interested in beginning your banknote collection. Learn all about banknotes and their historical significance in this guide to banknote collecting.
Whether it is for holidays, birthdays, Veterans Day, or any occasion, there are many great times to thank and honor a veteran in your life. They have responded to the call of duty and put their lives on the line to protect and defend the country, so show your appreciation with a gift that is suited just for them.
Ever since the passage of the Coinage Act of 1792, the U.S. Mint has been responsible for producing the coins used as the country's currency. The Act created the types of coins that were to be used and defined what they meant. Coins called "eagles" were made from gold, while dollars, half-dollars, quarters, dimes (called dismes in the Act), and nickels were made from silver. Cents and half-cent coins were made from copper.
Are you thinking about getting into coin collecting? Are you already an avid coin collector? Or maybe you stumbled across an interesting coin and want to know if it's worth something. If you're going to be collecting coins, which ones should you keep or seek out?
Whether you’re just getting started in the world of commemorative coins, or you’re a seasoned collector with years of experience, one of the most important skills you’ll learn is how to clean and care for your coins. Proper care and maintenance not only keeps your coins looking sharp, but also helps preserve the monetary value of your collection. After all, a coin that maintains its original sheen and luster is worth far more than a coin that is stained and spotted.

Do you have a coin or two that you aren’t certain how to store and care for? Don’t leave the condition of your collection up to guesswork. Improper storage and handling can cost you significantly, as the value of coins often depend heavily upon their state and condition. To help you preserve the beauty and worth of your collection, we’ve provided an in-depth guide to caring for your commemorative coins. Follow these simple tips, and you’ll guarantee the longevity of your collection.
Have you come into what you believe to be a rare coin recently? If so, your first question will likely be the obvious one — how much is this coin worth? It’s the first question most of us would ask, but unfortunately, it isn’t always simple to answer. Many different factors go into finding the value of rare coins, such as the year, the condition, the materials and the volume of the same coins that the government distributed in the first place.

While it can be a little complicated to answer the question of how to find the value of old coins, it's not impossible. With a little background knowledge and experience behind you, almost anyone can arrive at a fairly reasonable estimate of any rare coin’s value. Today, we want to walk you through this process and explain how to tell if a coin is valuable or not. By sticking with this guide, you should have no difficulty finding any rare coin’s value, within a reasonable margin of error.
Are you interested in the fascinating world of collectible coins and precious metals? If so, you’re in good company. The world is full of collectors, enthusiasts, and individuals like you who are passionate about the intricacies and details of coin collecting.
Have you ever wondered what the different parts of a coin are called, and how they all work together to create the complete coin? As a casual user of coins, this might not be a question that’s ever crossed your mind, and truthfully, there would be little reason to wonder. But as a curious numismatist, these are the types of questions that may begin to interest you.

Coin Collecting Terminology

Coin collecting is a time-honored pursuit that people have enjoyed for decades and even centuries. Countless people, generation after generation, agree that there’s something special about hunting down a rare or valuable coin and finally finding it, after sometimes years of searching.
Pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and more — we interact with them on an almost daily basis. If you’re a coin collector, you spend a lot of time working with them, studying them, and researching them.
Have you ever picked up a coin and noticed that it had a different design than normal? It could have been a dollar coin, a quarter or something else entirely.

How to Properly Store Coins

If you’ve been a coin collector for a few years, you probably know a thing or two about how to store a coin collection. You most likely have a system all worked out and keep your coins tucked away in a space where nothing will hurt them. We’re going to spend some time covering the best way to store old coins. If you're completely new to the topic, consider this your starter course. And if you already know a little bit about it, we hope you’ll find out something new!
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Mechanicsburg, PA – American Mint, LLC President Kevin Sacher proudly announced that he has signed a new license agreement with the Babe Ruth Estate. The Babe Ruth Estate is dedicated to preserving the legacy of George Herman "Babe" Ruth.
Mechanicsburg, PA – American Mint, LLC, one of the nation's leading providers of collectible coins, knives, will have its Official Grand Opening ceremony for its new 50,000 square foot warehouse and office facility in Mechanicsburg on Friday according to company President Kevin Sacher.
Mechanicsburg, PA – Local collectibles company American Mint, LLC President Kevin Sacher is proud to announce another successful year-end sales for 2011. The economic decline has not slowed the growth rate for the Mechanicsburg-based company.
Mechanicsburg, PA – American Mint, LLC President Kevin Sacher proudly announced the release of a new coin struck just in time for the holidays. Available exclusively from American Mint, the pure gold Let Freedom Ring 2012 Calendar Coin is exclusively limited to just one available at $30,000. It contains a whopping half pound of solid 24K gold, making it the ultimate holiday gift.
Mechanicsburg, PA – American Mint, LLC President Kevin Sacher proudly announced the striking and release of a new coin produced for the 2011 50-year anniversary of the presidential inauguration of John F. Kennedy in 1961. American Mint produced high quality “Proof” coins for the special event, available in both solid gold and solid silver.
Mechanicsburg, PA – American Mint, LLC President Kevin Sacher proudly announced the release of a new coin produced for the rapidly approaching 125-year anniversary of the formal dedication of the Statue of Liberty. American Mint produced high quality "Proof" coins for the special event, available in solid silver, solid gold, or gold-layered.
Mechanicsburg, PA – American Mint, LLC, one the nation's leading provider of collectible coins, knives, is proud to announce last week’s groundbreaking ceremony a “huge success,” according to President Kevin Sacher.
Mechanicsburg, PA – American Mint, LLC President Kevin Sacher is proud to announce that the company hosted its one millionth customer at its headquarters last week. John Sauvageot, of Rayland, Ohio, was the lucky one millionth nationwide customer. Founded in 1998, the company experienced a 40% increase in sales over the past year alone, which allowed it to hit the one millionth customer milestone earlier than expected.
Mechanicsburg, PA – In a unique twist on Presidential first pitches, Abraham Lincoln, as portrayed by James Hayney, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Harrisburg Senators baseball game at Metro Bank Park on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 7:00pm.
Mechanicsburg, PA – American Mint, LLC, one of the nation's leading providers of collectible coins, knives, will officially break ground on its new 50,000 square foot warehouse and office facility in Mechanicsburg on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, according to President Kevin Sacher.
Harrisburg, PA – The National Civil War Museum today announced it will be signing a contract with American Mint for a 150th commemorative Civil War product line. An official announcement will take place at a press conference on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 11am at the Museum. American Mint’s one millionth U.S. customer, a Civil War enthusiast, will also be recognized at the press conference.
Mechanicsburg, PA – American Mint, LLC President Kevin Sacher is proud to announce that the company’s one millionth U.S. customer has been recorded. Founded in 1998, the company experienced a 40% increase in sales over the past year alone, which allowed it to hit the one millionth customer milestone. “We’re very excited to be able to announce that we’ve now served a million customers in our domestic market,” Sacher stated.
Mechanicsburg, PA – Today, American Mint, LLC President Kevin Sacher announced that Lewis P. Checchia has joined American Mint as Vice President of Marketing.
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