Category Archives: Silver Coins

2013 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin Debuts

2013 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin (US Mint image)Today, January 24, 2013, the United States Mint released the 2013 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin. The strike went on sale beginning at Noon (Eastern) and is offered for $62.95, plus the US Mint's standard shipping and handling charge of $4.95 per order.

The 2013 Proof Silver Eagle is struck from one ounce of .999 fine silver. It is produced at the US Mint's facility in West Point and carries the 'W' mintmark. Continue reading

New Zealand Post Releases ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Commemorative Coins

2012-The-Hobbit-Silver-Proof-CoinThe New Zealand Post has released a new series of strikes related to one of the most popular movies of the year. Available now for ordering are 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Commemorative Coins.

These strikes each contain reverse designs depicting some of the main characters from the movie. Coins available now include a proof quality gold plated 99.9% pure silver coin and a Brilliant Uncirculated Aluminum Bronze Three Coin Set. Continue reading

200th Anniversary Australian Holey Dollar & Dump Silver Coin Set Issued

2013 Holey Dollar and Dump Set (Perth Mint image)The Perth Mint of Australia earlier this month released the 200th Anniversary Australian Holey Dollar & Dump Silver Coin Set. This set consists of two coins each composed of 99.9% pure silver.

These releases commemorate the 200th anniversary of the first coins struck in New South Wales. Mintage of the release is limited to just 4,000 sets.
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2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set Release

2013 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™

The first release of 2013 from the United States Mint will become available for ordering tomorrow. Beginning at Noon (Eastern) on January 8, 2013, the US Mint will release the 2013 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™.

This new set will be sold for $41.95, plus the US Mint's standard shipping and handling charge of $4.95 per order. Included as part of the set are 90% silver proof quality examples of the five 2013-dated America the Beautiful Quarters. Continue reading

2013 Australian Koala 1 Oz Gilded Silver Coin Issued

2013 Australian Koala 1 Oz Gilded Silver CoinThe Perth Mint of Australia has released the 2013 Australian Koala 1 Oz Gilded Silver Coin. This strike appears as the sixth annual release in a series of gilded coins that feature different reverse designs showcasing a koala.

The 2013 Koala Gilded Silver Coin utilizes the same basic reverse design as originally issued on the 2013 Koala Silver Bullion Coins. Those bullion coinsmade their debut in November of 2012. Continue reading

2013 US Mint Numismatic Pricing Unveiled

2013 US Mint Product Schedule (US Mint website image)

Anticipated pricing for a majority of the numismatic products to be released in 2013 has been published by the United States Mint. The pricing follows a rather thorough 2013 US Mint Product Schedule which had been unveiled by the Mint earlier this month.

The new pricing indicates that several silver products will see price increases in comparison to similar items released in 2012. Notable among those increases are the 2013 Proof Silver Eagles which will debut at a price point of $62.95. This is $3 higher than the 2012 Proof Eagle sold for.

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2012 Commemorative Coin and September 11 Medal Sales To End

2012-US-Mint-Commemorative-Coins-and-September-11-National-MedalsToday, December 17, 2012, the United States Mint will halt sales of the 2012 Commemorative Coins and the September 11 National Medal. Those wishing to purchase the products directly from the US Mint will have until 5 PM (Eastern Time) to complete their transactions or be forced to look to the secondary market to procure the items.

It is typical for the US Mint to end sales for commemorative products such as this before the end of the year. This allows the Mint time to fulfill all orders before the start of the new year. Continue reading

2013 US Mint Product Schedule Released

2013 US Mint Product Schedule (US Mint website image)The United States Mint has unveiled a 2013 Product Schedule that already encompasses a total of forty-seven different products. This new schedule includes release dates ranging throughout the year from January 8, 2013 through December of 2013.

Products covered in the new schedule include releases such as annual sets, American Eagle coins, America the Beautiful Quarters®, America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins™ and the 2013 Commemorative Coin programs including the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar and the 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative $5 Gold Coin. The schedule even alludes to a set that, as of yet, the US Mint has not announced. Continue reading

Royal Canadian Mint Releases 2012 Holiday Snowstorm Silver Coin

2012 Holiday Snowstorm Silver Coin (Royal Canadian Mint image)The Royal Canadian Mint expands on its seasonal selection for collectors with the release of the new 2012 Holiday Snowstorm Silver Coin. This strike features a reverse design emblematic of a wintry storm including representations of snow-flakes accented with Swarovski® opal white crystal elements.

Maximum mintage for the Holiday Snowstorm Coin is listed by the Royal Canadian Mint at just 10,000. Each is struck from 99.99% pure silver and is offered by the Mint for CAD $114.95. Continue reading

$20 for $20 Magical Reindeer Silver Coin Available For Holidays

Canadian-2012-20-Silver-Magical-Reindeer-Commemorative-CoinThe Royal Canadian Mint has a holiday themed fine silver coin available that many would consider an outstanding gift. Released for ordering back in September, the $20 for $20 Magical Reindeer Silver Coin may still be purchased directly from the Mint, while the extremely limited mintage lasts.

As indicated by the name, the coin depicts the image of a reindeer on the reverse. It is being sold for $20 which is the exact same amount as the face value of the strike. Continue reading