Calendar year 2016 is halfway complete, with a number of major
numismatic products still remaining to be issued by the U.S. Mint.
There are a number of products that are still listed on the U.S. Mint's web
page with “TBD” — “To Be Determined”— in place of an issue date.
The order in which they are listed below does not necessarily
correspond to the order in which the Mint will eventually release the
products for sale.
U.S. Mint spokesman Michael White said July 7 that none of the
products identified here are to be issued in conjunction with the
American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim,
Calif., in August.
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The TBD product releases include:
2016 Ronald Reagan
Coin & Chronicles set
This is the final such set issued for the Presidential $1 coin
program. The set will contain a Reverse Proof 2016-P Ronald Reagan
Presidential dollar, a silver version of President Reagan’s bronze
U.S. Mint Presidential medal, and an as-yet-undisclosed U.S. postage
stamp featuring his likeness. Mint officials have not disclosed the
maximum product limit for the set nor any household ordering
restrictions. The Mint will not be producing 2016 Coin &
Chronicles sets recognizing Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford.
Proof 2016-W American
Eagle silver dollar
This coin is mandated to bear on its edge a designation reflecting
the 30th anniversary of the American Eagle silver dollar coin series.
American Eagle silver dollar
This coin must also bear the same anniversary edge device as the
Proof 2016-W American Eagle silver dollar.
The release of products featuring the Proof and Uncirculated
American Eagle silver dollar coins has been delayed because of the
mandated edge device for these numismatic versions. Legislations
signed into law in December by President Obama requires a 30th
anniversary edge device for any numismatic version of the silver
American Eagle issued in 2016.
The 2016 bullion version of the American Eagle silver dollar retains
a reeded edge and became available to authorized purchasers on Jan. 11.
Two 2016 American
Liberty, High Relief silver medals
One will be struck at the San Francisco Mint and one will be struck
at the West Point Pint. Each will bear the respective Mint mark of the
facility where it will be struck.
Both medals will bear the obverse and reverse designs that appeared
on the 2015-W American Liberty, High Relief gold $100 coin. The Proof
.999 fine silver medals are being struck on planchets of the same kind
as are used for American Eagle silver dollars. Mintage limits for the
silver medals, if any, and household ordering limits have not been announced.
The U.S. Mint originally scheduled to release an American Liberty,
High Relief silver medal in 2015, but as the year progressed and the
production schedule became cluttered, a decision was made to nix the
2015 issue in favor of two medals for 2016.
Dollar Coin set (for 2016)
The 2016 set traditionally incorporates examples of the dollar coins
from all series the Mint produces. Included will be Uncirculated Mint
set quality 2016-P Presidential dollars bearing the portraits of
Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan; an Uncirculated Mint set
quality 2016-D Native American dollar; and an Uncirculated 2016-W
American Eagle silver dollar, production of which is delayed because
of the required 30th anniversary edge device.
2016 Congratulations set
The Congratulations set contains a Proof 2016-W American Eagle
silver dollar. Release of this set is delayed because of the 30th
anniversary of the series edge device requirement.
Silver Proof set
The set will contain a Proof 2016-W American Eagle .999 fine silver
dollar; five Proof 2016-S America the Beautiful .900 fine silver
quarter dollar coins from the San Francisco Mint, with designs
depicting Shawnee National Forest, Cumberland Gap National Historical
Park, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Theodore Roosevelt
National Park, and Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument); the
2016-S Kennedy .900 fine silver half dollar; and the 2016-S Roosevelt
.900 fine silver dime. Mintage limits and any ordering restrictions
are yet to be announced. The 30th anniversary edge device mandate also
affects the release of this set.
Liberty gold quarter dollar
This is a quarter-ounce .9999 fine gold version of the Standing
Liberty .900 fine silver quarter dollar by sculptor Hermon A. MacNeil
introduced into circulation by the U.S. Mint in 1916 with the Bare
Breast obverse type. Maximum mintage and ordering restrictions are yet
to be announced.
2016-W Walking Liberty
gold half dollar
This is a half-ounce .9999 fine gold version of the Walking Liberty
.900 fine silver half dollar by sculptor Adolph A. Weinman introduced
into circulation by the U.S. Mint in 1916. Maximum mintage and
ordering restrictions are yet to be announced.