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…

Gold-Filled Shipwrecks That'll Impress You

4 Gold-Filled Shipwrecks You’ll Want to See to Believe

The sea holds many mysteries. Few of them are as captivating as the final resting places of vessels transporting gold coins, bullion, and bars. Sometimes, enterprising treasure hunters solve one of these mysteries—and the sunken treasure they find is amazing. Here are four gold-filled shipwrecks you need to see to believe! Civil War–Era Shipwreck Gold…

Gold and Silver American Eagle coins with U.S. flag

Should The American Eagle Coin be Redesigned?

The U.S. Mint is potentially introducing new designs for the gold and silver American Eagle bullion coins. These coins are some of the best selling and most recognized coins in the world. This new design change, will be the first change to the coins since the 1980’s. Learn more in today’s episode of Market Insights…

Fascinating Women of Precious Metals

7 Fascinating Women in the World of Precious Metals

Depictions of key historical figures and ideas are among the most intriguing elements in precious metals. Themes of freedom, bravery, and exploration recur in both designs of American and international origin. Another recurring theme is the role that women in history—real and fictional women alike—have played in the story of this great nation. It’s a…

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,…