Among the three major mints in North America, the United States Mint coins the highest volume of gold and silver coinage. The products from the United States Mint are known to investors and collectors around the world, and each series boasts designs that include images proudly displaying figures such as Lady Liberty and the American bald eagle. From bullion coinage in gold, silver, platinum, and palladium to historic US gold and silver circulation coins, there’s no shortage of options when you shop US coins from JM Bullion.
The premier bullion coin series from the United States Mint is the American Eagle Collection. These coins first debuted in 1986 and have common, though not shared, design elements. Each of the various coins in this collection depicts a different vision of Liberty on the obverse side and a unique American bald eagle design on the reverse. In the case of three of the four coins in this series, the vision of Liberty on the obverse comes directly from historic circulation US coins. The bullion coins of the United States Mint include the following:
The American Gold Buffalo is a special coin in the history of US Mint coinage. Introduced as a new annual bullion option in 2006, the American Gold Buffalo is the first-ever 24-karat gold coin from the United States Mint. Its obverse and reverse sides bear the designs from the Buffalo Nickel (1913 to 1938). The obverse includes the right-profile portrait of a Native American tribal member and the reverse features the image of an American Bison, otherwise known as a buffalo.
Without question, the America the Beautiful series of silver coins from the United States Mint is the most diverse option you’ll find when buying silver from the US Mint. This collection debuted in 2010 and includes a startling 56 different designs available in groups of five each year stretching from 2010 to 2021.
The America the Beautiful Series celebrates the historic monuments, sites, national parks, and national lakeshores of the United States. In total, the series represents each of the 50 US states, the five overseas territories of Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Marianas Islands. Also included in the collection is a coin representing the federal district of Washington D.C.
Coins in the America the Beautiful Series feature .999 pure silver content, weigh 5 Troy oz, and have a face value of $.25 (USD). All of the coins have their own, unique reverse design representative of the state or territory with each release. However, the obverse side of the coins is the same for every coin. John Flanagan’s 1932 left-profile portrait of President George Washington appears on this side. This is the same design used on American circulation quarters.
When available, JM Bullion also offers historic US coins. All US silver coins issued prior to 1964 had .900 pure silver content and beautiful designs that often included the image of Lady Liberty. Examples of historic US silver coins include:
One of the most popular coins ever issued by the United States Mint was the $20 Gold Double Eagle. The Double Eagle was a $20 (USD) coin which featured as part of the Gold Eagle circulation coins introduced in the 1830s. The Gold Eagles came in denominations of Eagle ($10), Half Eagle ($5), Quarter-Eagle ($2.50), and the famed Double Eagle. The design of the $20 Gold Double Eagle came from Augustus Saint-Gaudens and produced a vision of Liberty as a guiding force leading the nation on the international stage. She holds her torch high above her head in her right hand and a large olive branch in her left.
A popular choice among first-time buyers and those looking for a quick investment is junk silver. Most of the junk silver coins from the United States Mint fall into one of two categories:
Regardless of the type of junk silver you purchase, most of these coins come in canvas bags or coin rolls. The coins have varying levels of wear and tear, and come from various years of issue based upon the original availability of the coins.
Regardless of the US coins you’re looking to buy, JM Bullion has you covered. We encourage our customers to reach out to us with questions regarding US Mint coinage. You can call us at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or simply send us an email with your inquiries.