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- e-letters (December 13, 2016) We asked: Are million dollar rarities overhyped? While the vast majority of collectors will never own a million-dollar coin – including me! – all of us can admire, appreciate and, yes, envy the stratosphere in which those historic coins orbit the hobby. Most of the time, news about the sale of seven-figure rarities generate headlines in ...
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At the end of each year, the United States Mint begins wrapping up certain coin sales, such as the year’s commemoratives as well as past year’s mint and proof sets. The 2014 silver proof set has been pulled, with buyers … Continue reading
The final sales total for the American Eagle silver one-ounce bullion coin is in. As of Dec. 16, the United States Mint reports Authorized Purchasers ordered 47 million coins in 2015, setting a new record. The first new record was … Continue reading
The final America the Beautiful design for 2015, the Saratoga National Historical Park quarter, was released Nov. 30. Collectors purchased 1,962 Philadelphia, 2,049 Denver and 3,215 San Francisco 100-coin bags, 7,275 Philadelphia and Denver two-roll sets, 3,206 San Francisco 40-coin … Continue reading
The Saratoga 5-ounce silver bullion coin sold out just one day after its release on Nov. 30. Authorized Purchasers ordered the entire supply of 45,000 coins by Dec. 1. Another sold out bullion option was the American Eagle gold one-ounce … Continue reading
The United States Mint is beginning to sell out of 2015 bullion coins. On Nov. 13, the Mint reported it had run out of quarter-ounce gold Eagles. Sales of the coin in November amounted to 12,000 coins with a total … Continue reading
Week by week, sales of bullion silver American Eagles are nearing a new record since the United States Mint began selling the coins in 1986. As of Nov. 11, the Mint has sold 41,938,500 silver Eagles in 2015. The current … Continue reading
The United States Mint released the last of the 2015 Coin and Chronicles sets on Oct. 27. The Lyndon B. Johnson Chronicles set sold out in just under four hours after its arrival. Collectors purchased 24,221 sets as of Nov. … Continue reading
The United States Mint reports selling no gold Eagle or Buffalo bullion coins from Oct. 21 to 28. Have bullion investors gotten cold feet? Perhaps. Buyers have taken just 40,500 silver American Eagles during that time period. Usually the Mint … Continue reading
A campaign of online ads and mail solicitations by the United States Mint is boosting sales of the 2015-W American Eagle proof gold coins. From Oct. 11 to Oct. 18, the Mint reports selling 1,582 one-ounce, 999 half-ounce, 556 quarter-ounce … Continue reading