The United States Mint indicates the 2012 American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coin has sold out. This announcement will undoubtedly come as a surprise to collectors as the $50 face value Eagle's mintage is likely to establish a new record low.
In addition, there is still a month and a half left in the year during which the US Mint could have continued to produce the strike. Given those two factors, many are left to wonder why a sell out was declared. [click to continue…]
The Perth Mint of Australia has announced that the entire mintage of 2013 Year of the Snake 1 oz Gold Bullion Coins and 2013 Year of the Snake 1 oz Silver Bullion Coins has sold out. This will come as a surprise to many as the coins were only released for sale to the public beginning on September 3, 2012.
In less than two months, the entire mintage of 30,000 one ounce gold coins and 300,000 one ounce silver coins has been accounted for. This quick sell-out is touted as one of the fastest in history coming in behind last year's Year of the Dragon Bullion Coins. [click to continue…]
The United States Mint last week published the designs for the 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program scheduled to be issued next year. Six designs were unveiled which will be featured on the three coins of the program including a $5 gold coin, a silver dollar and a half-dollar clad coin.
These three coins were authorized by Congress under the 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 111-262) which was signed into law on October 8, 2010 by President Barack Obama. All three will be produced to both proof and uncirculated conditions. [click to continue…]
Sales of the 2012 gold and silver commemorative coins from the United States Mint will end on December 17, 2012. Valid orders for the commemorative products will be accepted until 5 PM (Eastern) on that day.
Affected items include the 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars as well as the 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins. In addition, on that same day, the US Mint will also stop selling the 2011 September 11 National Medal. [click to continue…]
The United States Mint today, October 11, 2012, released the Alice Paul First Spouse Gold Coin. Buyers were able to begin ordering the coin at Noon (Eastern).
Pricing of the strike is listed at $1054.00 for the proof quality version and $1041.00 for the uncirculated. As is standard with US Mint gold numismatic coins, these prices are subject to change based on market conditions. [click to continue…]
The Royal Canadian Mint (mint.ca) has issued a new 99.99% pure gold coin to honor the country's one cent coin which will no longer be struck for circulation. Each 2012 Farewell to the Penny 1/25 oz Gold Coin contains the same basic design as seen on the cent coin since 1937.
However, unlike those one cent coins, which have been struck from steel, nickel and copper in recent years, the new commemorative gold coin is struck from 1/25 ounce of .9999 fine gold. This gives the coin a weight of 1.27 grams. [click to continue…]
The Perth Mint of Australia has released several new coins offered as part of its popular Lunar Series II program. Available now from the Perth Mint are the 2013 Year of the Snake Gold and Silver Proof Coins.
These coins appear as the collector versions of the 2013 Year of the Snake Gold and Silver Bullion Coins which also made their debut earlier this month. Like the bullion coins, these numismatic releases are struck from 99.99% pure gold or 99.9% pure silver. [click to continue…]
The Perth Mint of Australia has released the newest annual installments of its popular Lunar Series II program. The 2013 Year of the Snake Gold and Silver Bullion Coins are available now for order.
Offered as part of the new Year of the Snake Gold Bullion Coins are eight different sized strikes each composed of 99.99% pure gold. Sizes included in the new release are 10 kilo, 1 kilo, 10 ounce, 2 ounce, 1 ounce, 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce, 1/10 ounce and 1/20 ounce. [click to continue…]
The Perth Mint of Australia has released four new coins as part of its annual gold koala series. The 2012 Australian Koala Gold Proof Coins are available now in 2 ounce, 1 ounce, 1/10 ounce and 1/25 ounce sizes.
Each of the 2012 Koala Gold Coins is struck from 99.99% pure gold to proof quality. In addition, the one ounce strike is featured in high relief.
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The United States Mint today, June 28, 2012, will release the 2012 American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coin. This numismatic version of the bullion Gold Eagle will go on sale beginning at Noon, Eastern.
The US Mint indicates there will be no household order or mintage limit in place on the strike. Instead, customer demand will determine the final mintage of the release. [click to continue…]