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- This Week's Letters (05/28/13) Our great U.S. Mint has done it again. When I received my three proof sets from the mint I noticed that on the side cover it had 2012 proof set printed. It did have the correct 2013 on the face of the box. Does the Mint have any kind of quality control?
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Get ready for some new categories on this page. The U.S. Mint entered the summer season with a full line of new products. Continue reading
Collector demand for the two-coin silver American Eagle “S” proof set slowed dramatically this week. Buyers grabbed just 21,619 additional sets, bringing the running total on the Mint’s sales odometer to 136,678. Continue reading
Nothing like a financial crisis in Europe to convince collectors to buy 2012 proof gold American Eagle coins. What does one have to do with the other? Your guess is as good as mine. Continue reading
June is well under way as you read this and the Mint is now getting going with the first 2012 America the Beautiful 5-ounce program. The first numbers for El Yunque went on the charts below. Continue reading
With all of the new dollar coin sales options available, more and more space is being given to listing the running tallies of the various quantities the Mint will happily sell to you. Continue reading
Buyers of the 2012 clad proof set seem to be quickly satisfied. Demand has fallen to just 18,305 this week to bring the running total to 261,799. At that rate it will take almost four months to double the present number. Continue reading
The case of the Defenders of Freedom Set not selling out its 50,000 maximum took a curious turn this week. The number of sets sold was reduced by 2,709 to 43,727. Continue reading
Just a few weeks into sales, collectors have purchased 81,954 25-count rolls of the $1 coins. That makes him the second most popular president in $1 coin roll sales, trailing only President Abraham Lincoln, whose 2010 presidential $1 coin sold 97,575 rolls. Continue reading
It’s definite. The U.S. Mint will strike more Chester Arthur dollar coins. Last week sales numbers vaulted totals to over 6 million coins, a figure in excess of the 5.74 million that had been minted and reported. This week added additional coins to that figure. Continue reading