Category Archives: Silver Coins

2013 Year of the Snake 1oz Silver Rectangle Four-Coin Set Available From Perth

2013 Year of the Snake 1oz Silver Rectangle Four-Coin SetRecently released from the Perth Mint of Australia is the 2013 Year of the Snake 1oz Silver Rectangle Four-Coin Set. Each coin of the set is struck to proof quality from one ounce of 99.9% pure silver.

Shown on the reverse of the strikes are colored images of four different snakes. These coins continue the Perth Mint's extremely popular Lunar Calendar Series. Continue reading

2012 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set Launch

2012 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (US Mint image)As announced last week, the United States Mint will release the 2012 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set™ tomorrow, November 27, 2012. The eight silver coin set will be available for ordering beginning at Noon (Eastern) for $149.95, plus the US Mint's standard shipping and handling charge of $4.95 per order.

Mintage of the set is limited to just 50,000. A household order limit of just two sets will be in place for the first week of availability with the US Mint planning to re-evaluate the order limit weekly. Continue reading

2012 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set Planned

2012 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (US Mint image)**UPDATE**

The United States Mint published a product page for the 2012 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set™. According to that product page, the set will include eight different coins:

  • 2012-W American Eagle Silver Proof Coin
  • 2012-S Kennedy Half Dollar
  • 2012-S El Yunque America the Beautiful Quarter
  • 2012-S Chaco Culture America the Beautiful Quarter
  • 2012-S Acadia America the Beautiful Quarter
  • 2012-S Hawaii Volcanoes America the Beautiful Quarter
  • 2012-S Denali America the Beautiful Quarter
  • 2012-S Roosevelt Dime Continue reading

2012 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin Sold Out

2012 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin (US Mint images)A red "Sold Out" now appears on the US Mint's product page for the 2012 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin. The coin officially went off-sale on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.

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

Denali National Park Quarters and 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Issued

2012 Denali America the Beautiful Coin (Related Quarter Dollar Shown) (US Mint images)

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

2012 High Relief Silver Proof Four-Coin Collection Available With Extremely Limited Mintage

2012-Silver-Proof-High-Relief-Four-Coin-SetThe 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

Year of the Snake 1 Oz Bullion Coins Sold Out

2013 Year of the Snake Gold and Silver Bullion Coins (Perth Mint images)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

2013 Year of the Snake Silver Coin Typeset Collection Available

2013 Year of the Snake Silver Coin Typeset Collection (Perth Mint image)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

Designs for 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coins Unveiled

5-Star Generals Commemorative Coins Line-ArtThe 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

2012 Gold and Silver Commemorative Coin Sales To End December 17

2012 US Mint Commemorative CoinsSales 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