Why Is the Bald Eagle on So Many Coins?

Why Is the Bald Eagle on So Many Coins?

You already know that majestic imagery of the bald eagle graces many of our coins and that it’s also our national emblem. But did you know that the U.S. nearly missed out on incorporating the powerful bird into our nation’s official seal, the one and only “Great Seal”? It’s true. Many people toiled away at…

What Is Bretton Woods? Learn About the Bretton Woods Conference

What Is Bretton Woods? We Recognize & Explain

The year 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the Bretton Woods Conference, which created the World Bank and its sister institution, the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Learn how the Bretton Woods system affected gold—and what we can learn from it today. Setting World Monetary Policy In July 1944, shortly after D-Day, delegates from 44 nations…

Learn about the Coinage Act of 1965 and how it impacted American coinage and half-dollars

What to Know About the Coinage Act of 1965

In the early 1960s, the U.S. faced a dwindling supply of silver that threatened to elevate the demand of coins such as the dime and quarter—coins that at the time contained actual silver—beyond their face value. The Coinage Act of 1965 aimed to address this shortage. This silver shortage spurred people to hoard significant amounts…

Iron gates of the U.S. Mint in Denver, CO

What Happens at the U.S. Mint at West Point?

The West Point Mint is one of the highest security mints in the nation. It’s both a storage and manufacturing facility. What goes on inside this featureless concrete building surrounded by turrets? U.S. Money Reserve, America’s Gold Authority®, is here to give you a peek inside. Learn about the history of the West Point Mint,…

Iron gates of the U.S. Mint in Denver, CO

What Happens at the Four U.S. Mint Facilities?

Ever wonder where your gold and silver coins begin their lives? How about your pocket change? America has official, coin-producing minting facilities from east to west, north to south. These facilities are some of the most popular and trusted coin minting facilities in the world. In order of date established, the mints are located in…

Philip N Diehl in front of Denver Mint facility

Get to Know the World’s Most Popular & Trusted Coin Minting Facilities

A nation’s mint is generally responsible for producing the country’s currency and has the government’s consent to manufacture legal tender coins. Mints can also produce coin-related products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins, as well as silver and gold bullion coins. U.S. Money Reserve is committed to delivering only the highest quality precious metals products,…