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…

What is a Burnished Coin?

What is a Burnished Coin?

Burnished. Is it a coin type? Classification? Grade? To “burnish” something means to make it shiny or lustrous, especially by rubbing. In the world of numismatics—the study of coins and currency—a burnished coin is more than a polished piece of gold or silver. The basics: What is a burnished coin? The burnishing process was first…

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,…