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Jamestown commems rush out of the gate

Statistics on the Jamestown commemorative coins replace those of the San Francisco Old Mint.
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The first sales figures for the Jamestown tercentenary commemorative silver dollars and gold $5s became available this week from the U.S. Mint, replacing the San Francisco Old Mint commem figures at top center.

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As one staffer here noted, the silver dollar options and uncirculated gold $5 have already reached sales levels of more than half of what the like San Francisco pieces totaled.

Is this a typical initial sales rush, or do the Jamestown coins simply have broader appeal? Are you buying?

If you?ve been wondering where the 2007 proof gold Buffalo one-ounce coins are, well, I?ll tell you. They are tentatively due out from the Mint as of April 27. A production schedule change moved them from Feb. 5 release to the late April timing, we?re told.

Have you purchased commemorative coins in recent years? Which buys are you happiest with? Let us know at e-mail david.harper@fwpubs.com.

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