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Government Issued Legal Tender

Shop All Government Issued Legal Tender coins by Scottsdale Mint.


Africa | Europe | North America | Pacific | Caribbean | Australia

African Nation Legal Tender

Legal Tender for Ghana, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Cameroon.

Pacific Island Legal Tender

Legal Tender Coins for the Pacific region including the countries Fiji, Samoa & Niue.

Caribbean Legal Tender

Legal Tender Coins for the Caribbean countries including Eastern Caribbean 8, Barbados, & The Cayman Islands.

Australia Legal Tender

Legal Tender Coins for Australia.

Gold & Silver Government Mint Coinage | Scottsdale Mint


 Government mints are minting facilities owned by governments, like the U.S. Federal Government, or sovereigns, like the Queen of the United Kingdom. The primary purpose of a government mint is to create a currency that will be circulated within a nation’s borders to use in transactions, but many government mints also produce bullion bars and gold coins for collection and investment.


While coins and currency have been around for thousands of years, the first mints only appeared in the 7th century B.C.E., and government-minted coins rose to prominence with the Roman Empire. Today, every major developed country contains a government mint, and some, like the U.S., have several facilities where coins and currency are produced.


Securely Shop Here for Government Gold & Silver Mint Coinage 


Scottsdale Mint is proud to offer some of the highest quality government mint coinage in the world. Gold and silver coins from the U.S. Mint, the Royal Mint, and the Austrian Mint are available from Scottsdale Mint with the promise of authenticity, quality, and value.


Are Government Mint Coins Valuable?


Much of the coinage produced in government mints are destined for circulation, which means it carries the value printed on its face. Thus, investors interested in gaining additional value from coins and currency tend to wonder whether government mint coinage is worthy of their attention.


The key to obtaining value from government mint coinage is to acquire the right government mint coins. Government mints gain value from their precious metal content, their aesthetics, their historical significance, and their rarity. Investors can spend time learning the details of government coin collection — or they can trust Scottsdale Mint to find and offer the most valuable government mint coinage on the market. Some of the valuable government-minted coins available from Scottsdale Mint include:


American Gold and Silver Eagles: Featuring images of the bald eagle and the stunning Lady Liberty, American Gold and Silver Eagle coins are iconic additions to any gold or silver collection.


Canadian Gold and Silver Maple Leafs: Gold and Silver Maple Leafs are among the most popular government mint coins in the world thanks to their outstandingly high purity.   


Vienna Gold Philharmonic: Another bestselling bullion coin, these coins are often called “Philharmonics” and depict the world-famous Golden Hall pipe organ as well as an array of other musical instruments.


Do Government Mints Sell Their Coins Directly?


Collectors and investors can find current coins and coin sets available for purchase from government mints — but there is no guarantee that the coins and sets currently in production will hold their value. Scottsdale Mint offers the most recent gold and silver coins from the U.S. Mint, the Canadian Royal Mint, and the Austrian Mint as well as valuable coins from years past, so investors have the opportunity to expand their gold and silver coin collections as they see fit.


What Are U.S. Mint Marks?


Mint marks are symbols that indicate where coins or other bullion products were created. Not all minted products feature mint marks, but government mints tend to use marks on their coinage to help agencies identify the source of errors that require rectification. Mint marks are meant to be unobtrusive, but investors and collectors can search their coins for floating letters or symbols that don’t seem to be associated with the rest of the design.  


Mint marks are also useful for coin collectors and investors interested in acquiring rare or unique coins, which will boast higher values. Over the course of its history, the United States has operated eight government mints with mint marks, which include:


  • Carson City, NV: CC
  • Charlotte, NC: C
  • Dahlonega, GA: D
  • Denver, CO: D
  • New Orleans, LA: O
  • Philadelphia, PA: P
  • San Francisco, CA: S
  • West Point, NY: W


Currently, only four of these government mints are operating: Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point. Not every operating mint is consistently producing all coins, so collectors and investors can search for rare or unique coins and mint marks to increase the value of their government mint coinage.


Government Mint Coinage from Scottsdale Mint


The demand for valuable government mint coinage is high, and Scottsdale Mint is pleased to deliver high-quality gold and silver coins from the U.S. Mint, the Royal Mint, and the Austrian Mint. As an operating mint itself, Scottsdale Mint knows how to assess the quality and value of bullion products, which is why so many investors and collectors trust Scottsdale Mint. Those interested in learning more about government mint coinage available from Scottsdale Mint can reach out to our knowledgeable and friendly customer service team, who can also assist with information about the full range of Scottsdale Mint precious metal products.

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