Buyer's looking to add the 2012 Proof Silver Eagle to their collection must now turn to the secondary market to fulfill that need. Likewise, anyone who was planning on purchasing some of the coins as holiday gifts must also look elsewhere than the United States Mint. Continue reading
The United States Mint today, November 5, 2012, will be releasing the 2012 Denali National Park Quarters in several new products available beginning at Noon (Eastern). Also at that time, the US Mint will debut the 2012 Denali 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coins.
The coins are offered by the US Mint as the last of five 2012-dated strikes as part of their respective series. Both feature reverse designs emblematic of Denali National Park located in the state of Alaska. Continue reading
The Perth Mint of Australia has released the 2012 High Relief Silver Proof Four-Coin Collection. As if the coins of the collection were not desirable enough for many collectors, the fact that the Perth Mint has chosen to release the set with such a limited mintage will undoubtedly enhance that desirability.
Included as part of the four-coin set are high relief examples of the Kangaroo, Koala, Kookaburra, and Lunar Series II Year of the Dragon Coins. All four of these coins were issued individually earlier in the year, but the release of this set marks the first time the coins have appeared together in a four-coin collection. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Currently available from the Perth Mint of Australia is a four-coin set containing strikes of the Australian Lunar Series II program. The 2013 Year of the Snake Silver Coin Typeset Collection contains four different Year of the Snake coins each struck from one ounce of 99.9% pure silver.
The four coins include a proof quality coin, a gilded coin, a colored coin and a bullion coin. All four are presented together in the collection which also includes one display case with the collection featuring a maximum mintage of just 1,500. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
The Perth Mint of Australia offers the second release of the Australian Bush Babies II program with the debut of the 2013 Bush Babies Possum 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coin. Shown on the reverse of the coin is a colored design depicting a baby possum.
Shown on the reverse of the strike is the 2013 Year of the Snake design created by the Perth Mint for use on its annual Australian Lunar Series II silver coins. In the instance of this release, the image of the snake is gilded in 24-karat gold. Continue reading
The United States Mint has suspended the sale of several numismatic silver products as it plans a price increase for the items. Visitors to the US Mint's online store will see "This product is temporarily unavailable for product repricing" on the pages of the affected products.
Higher silver prices are to blame for the suspension and pending repricing. The precious metal has been on fire as of late and recorded a 28% increase in the last quarter. Continue reading