Pat Heller attended the recent fourth U.S. Mint Numismatic Forum in Philadelphia and published a report in a Numismatic News article. Here's a short excerpt - see
the complete article online. -Editor
U.S. Mint Director David Ryder welcomed the audience, then promptly gave a future outlook for planned issues. Among
the plans (some of which would require legislation in order to occur) are:
- In 2020, the Mint is planning to offer a coin and medal set honoring the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower landing, a product to be issued in conjunction with the British
- In 2021 there will be new designs for Gold and Silver Eagle coinage to incorporate more anti-counterfeiting features.
- A second round of America The Beautiful Quarters is not planned, even though the original legislation for the series authorized a second set of issues.
- Instead, from 2022-2025 the Mint would like to issue a 20-coin series of quarters featuring American animals
- Also from 2022-2025, the Mint would like to issue half dollars featuring endangered species.
- In 2026, the intention would be to issue one-year circulating commemoratives of the cent through $1.00 coins to honor the 250th Anniversary of American Independence, an idea
similar to the Bicentennial quarters, halves, and dollars that came out for 1976.
- Beginning in 2027, the Mint hopes to issue a 20-quarter series over four years depicting sports popular with youth. The Mint would poll children and numismatists to identify
which 20 sports would be depicted. These coins would have some ties with the 2028 Summer Olympics that will be held in Los Angeles, California. In addition, there would be half
dollars issued for the Paralympics happening at the same time.
- Discussions are taking place at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to change the reverse of the $2.00 Federal Reserve Note for 2026.
After Ryder's introduction, attendees walked over to the Philadelphia Mint a short distance away to meet new Superintendent Rob Kurzyna and Chief Engraver Joe Menna. After a
presentation on the U.S. Mint's history, we were given a tour right on the production floor, an opportunity not extended to the general public.
To read the complete article, see:
A Modest Proposal for the U.S. Mint
Wayne Homren, Editor
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