2015 Congratulations Set

Today, January 26, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint started accepting orders for the 2015 Congratulations Set. Along with the previously released Birth Set and Happy Birthday Set, this represents one of the Mint’s numismatic products targeted towards gift giving occasions.

2015 Congratulations Set

The 2015 Congratulations Set contains only a single coin, the 2015 Proof American Silver Eagle, which is struck in 1 troy ounce of 99.9% silver at the West Point Mint and carries the “W” mint mark. This coin was previously released in the standard individually packaged option on January 2, 2015.

The product is targeted as a gift for multiple occasions where “congratulations” would be appropriate with suggestions including a wedding, anniversary, retirement, graduation, or milestone birthday. The coin is packaged in a folder illustrated with streaming ribbons with a space to write a personalized message. The certificate of authenticity and coin specifications are on the back of the folder.

Each set is priced at $50.95. This is $2 higher than the $48.95 price of the standard individual version of the 2015 Proof Silver Eagle. There are no product or household limited indicated.

Congratulations Sets from previous years still remain available for sale on the US Mint website. The 2013-dated set has sold 17,860 units to date and represents the only product available directly from the Mint which contains the 2013 Proof Silver Eagle. The 2014-dated set has sold 7,017 units to date.

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  1. says

    In all honesty, I find this to be a better product than the Birth or Birthday sets. This one has actual silver in it.

    The mint should seriously consider putting the silver proof versions of the annual circulating coins in the other sets if they want people to really buy them.

  2. cagcrisp says

    Numbers are out. KEEP in mind the last two weeks the Numbers have been Revised on Tuesday. Mostly the revisions have been in the PM’s…

    Caveat Emptor…

  3. cagcrisp says

    I’ll just go out on a limb and say the Gold Numbers are Not Correct. Most Gold show a negative number. Just wonder Why the Mint would release Numbers Knowing that the are not Correct?…

  4. Sith says

    CO,

    I disagree at least with the birth sets as they show the circulating coinage for that year. IE buying a single coin for a birth is not very appealing

    The issue with these sets is two fold first they are missing coins IE they don’t take the ATB quarters into account because the set was not designed for it nor are the coins minted in time for them. Second and the main problem with these sets is they are way too expensive. They could make a small profit selling these set for $5-$6 so $10 would be pushing it but acceptable, but the mint went all out and sells these for $20. If they were to add an ASE they would sell it for about $100 to get the same markup

  5. thePhelps says

    I actually find this set to be of little value… if I wanted to give a Proof ASE… I’d give a proof ASE and add my own congratulations card. The birth sets – I might give.

  6. Ends in Error says

    I see these sets as in the same line of marketing as frozen rice and premade mashed potatoes. I wonder about the people that buy any of this stuff.

  7. Sith says

    Does anyone know what is going on with the ATBs are they finally sold out? FYI GSD finally hit 22K to match Arches, and Shenandoah is now at 25K

  8. jj says

    @cagcrisp. wow. i was excited about that $75 gold coin. not so much now. hope they at least pick the liberty with the flag.

  9. Sith says

    @cagcrisp – As suspected political correctness run amok. I think the mint will have another Civil Rights Act dollar on on their hands,

    Believe it for not if they would just get rid of the wreath and go back to a crown…the wreath reminds me more of Mercury or Apollo than Lady Liberty. Of course I do collect peace dollars and everyone hated it because “The young lady, moreover, has lost her Greek profile. Helenic [sic] beauty seems to have been superseded by the newer ‘flapper’ type. Regardless it looks like it the UHR will be a pass for me.

  10. Sith says

    @ jj – They did pick the one with the flag, but I think that it is for the silver metal, not the coin. Can anyone confirm that? And sorry the coin is only a high relief not a UHR coin

  11. thePhelps says

    Sith – I thought both were going to have the same design – only the gold will be a coin.

  12. fmtransmitter says

    See how Sith said UHR for ULTRA, then when you look at that article it correctly says underneath HR but in red down further on the page it says UHR…None of us can get this right between UHR and HR…lol
    Well this is one time I am GLAD I don’t buy and gold..ewww Some will just love to spend money on this coin, some will buy it, most won’t and it will end up a Ultra Low Mintage…IMHO

  13. Sith says

    @thePhelps I pretty sure they will have separate designs…per MNB “Shown below are the 25 different obverse and 16 different reverse design candidates provided by the United States Mint for the 2015 High Relief Gold Coin. A matching set of design candidates were also provided for the 2015 High Relief Silver Medal, which omit the inscription of the denomination.”

    They would not need a matching set if the designs were simply going to be the same.

  14. Sith says

    @fmtransmitter – It was originally a UHR, it was change on the 22nd of this month to a high relief to allow for a wider coin.

  15. Sith says

    @@thePhelps – On second thought maybe they provided the matching set to just see what the coin would look like without the inscription.

  16. GoldFishin says

    CCAC will be meeting tomorrow and Wednesday the 27th and 28th to choose their best designs for the upcoming High Relief Coin and Medal. Unfortunately Treasury Sec. Lew has the final say and I feel he will listen to the CFA, instead of the CCAC. I will probably spend the $1600 on bullion or save for next year’s mercury, walking liberty, standing liberty coins. I can’t buy an expensive coin only for the reverse.

    http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=press_release&id=1644

  17. VA Bob says

    Congratulations! We over charged you for an American Silver Eagle in folded paper, instead of the regular, attractive velvet box – The US Mint.

  18. Hidalgo says

    As I previously stated, I am not pleased with any of the recommended obverse designs for the $75 high relief gold coins. And I am especially not pleased with either of the CFA recommended designs.

    However, I will say that the CFA recommended designs are more appealing than any of the Zombuck silver bullion designs. I am a traditionalist and I cannot find the beauty in these zombie-themed products.

  19. Keep Calm & Stack On says

    Thanks for the CFA link – what can you say, but there in lies the problem…, I personally would feel very frustrated if I was part of the mint leadership team knowing that I had a special numismatic offering in concept that was to target numismatist & that special offering that would likely be dead-on-arrival. Shame, shame.

    It’ll be interesting to see what path the CCAC charts…, it would be even more interesting to watch sales of a special gold, and how shall I say, of a “non-allegoric” design.

    Hey guys, if the design does go PC, can you image the stampede at the Chicago ANA when they roll it out??? NOT!!! Hey, it would be an effective method to implement crowd control! Chicago would never be the same, what ever would the dealers/TPGs do?

    Anyway it turns out, I’m rather turned off by the whole concept/coin offering already that I’m out.., if just doesn’t feel right anymore – too much to look forward to in 2016 anyway.

  20. fmtransmitter says

    Id rather just get a private minted silver badge, or better yet, add to my silver bullet collection, there are some calibers I am missing…They make some HUGE ones now…Way cool IMO…

  21. fmtransmitter says

    Actually, I HAVE a silver badge! I got a .925 Franklin Mint old Western style badge in a black velvet pouch I got awhile back. Not very thick or heavy but .925 none the less and I remember I was surprised I got it so cheap because I asked the weight before I placed a bid…

  22. fmtransmitter says

    Sith says
    JANUARY 26, 2015 AT 5:02 PM

    @fmtransmitter – It was originally a UHR, it was change on the 22nd of this month to a high relief to allow for a wider coin.
    Got it, thank you!

  23. thePhelps says

    @Hidalgo..”However, I will say that the CFA recommended designs are more appealing than any of the Zombuck silver bullion designs. I am a traditionalist and I cannot find the beauty in these zombie-themed products.”

    That’s the point of the Zombucks – to de-beautify a perfectly good US Mint coin. They aren’t meant to win beauty contests and I and many others enjoy them. 🙂

  24. thePhelps says

    On the other hand – the mint offerings are meant to win beauty contests. Those being offered with the 2015 HR coin and medals – might win over a classroom full of art students. To bad most of them won’t be collecting the coins – as it appears many here won’t be either.

  25. Keep Calm & Stack On says

    This is quite humorous (and a shame) ~ in reference to the UHR concept in the spring of ’14:

    “April Stafford of the U.S. Mint opened the meeting with some background information. As a result of the success of the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin, the Mint is considering production of a 2015 24 karat Gold Ultra High Relief Coin. The CCAC had previously recommended a new reverse design for the American Silver Eagle, a change which the Mint will not pursue. However, they are instead considering showcasing the recommended design as the reverse of the potential 2015 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin. A new modern rendition of Liberty would be featured on the obverse of the coin. In order to make the coin accessible to a range of collectors, a silver medal would also be struck carrying the same design.” Coin Update, July 23, 2014
    http://news.coinupdate.com/ccac-discusses-potential-ultra-high-relief-gold-coin-3393/

    So “As a result of the success of the 2009 Ultra High Relief,” …we’ve some how ended up with these Observe designs???

    Someone doesn’t know their customer, and what sells expensive gold coins….

  26. thePhelps says

    The thing that bothers me probably the most about this coin is this…

    When you look up the American Revolution – which is what the Liberty on our coins entails – you’ll find that less than 20% of the population was African American. Of that 20% the vast majority were slaves – who didn’t get Liberty for almost another 80 years.

    France gave the US the Statue of Liberty to celebrate the American Revolution of 1776 – and since that time we have as Americans embraced that as the face of liberty. Where in that does it seem like that should evolve to become an African American woman who should now be the face of liberty?

    Many today want to refer to the Founders of America as nothing more than slave owners. The Frontiersmen of the old West as Indian killers. So now the next frontier is to remove the Lady Liberty and move her to the back seat and establish Liberty as an African American Woman… it is pretty much a bald faced lie to put an African American woman on the coin as liberty…when it was her liberty being granted in the Revolution.

  27. Keep Calm & Stack On says

    GF – above link, check out your 7:00 pm, you’re one perceptive cookie!
    Have any numbers in mind for the next MegaMillions drawing? 😉

  28. Ends in Error says

    I believe we are living in historic time MNB Forumites. We are witnessing a great tipping point where US Mint offerings are creating as much yawning and sleep as Franklin Mint junk ever did. The Mint crappola is becoming so unappealing, sales numbers are dropping off but yet no one even wants the resulting low mintage product. That’s what happens when you put out too much junk into a rapidly dissapearing market. No one wants the stuff no matter how ” rare” it all gets.

  29. VA Bob says

    thePhelps – What? When you think of Liberty you don’t think of Africa? The PC police are going to lock you up and throw away the key. Personally, I don’t understand why anyone more than one generation removed would consider themselves hyphenated-American. Aren’t all of us plain ol Americans by now? One should have at least visited the country once they claim before being an American IMO.

    Some silver rounds can be collectable, people should be cautious. Buy them for the silver content and/or because you like them without any expectations. They aren’t for everyone. That said the Zombucks seem to be doing well on the secondary market. These were IMO a little pricey for bullion and I never picked any up (also thought they should have done the reverses too). Hard to say what the future will bring for them, but right now the zombie craze it off the hook. What would be cool is a display with these next to the actual mint coins for comparison.

  30. Keep Calm & Stack On says

    VA Bob – “What would be cool is a display with these next to the actual mint coins for comparison.” – BINGO! Working on it!

    Though my prediction for the final 3 are, Mercanti Heraldic Eagle, St. Gauldins, and an Flowing Hair Liberty…, so you see, that’s where my collections will likely remain incomplete!
    Received my Starving Standing this evening, they look sharp (and $2 cheaper than now).

  31. Tinto says

    According to the article there were 4 panelists present (out of 7) … unfortunately it didn’t mention all the folks’ names …. and were all four present female ? Article is a little confusing ……. and I took a quick look at the CFA website and I can’t see their minutes on this meeting .. like who attended, etc. and who voted for what design and the discussion.

    Funny thing is, all the members of the CFA are white …. errr, I think they should also bring in at least one or two minority members on board ….

  32. VA Bob says

    Tinto – I’d be happier still if they asked the people that are going to buy them, the customers. How hard would it be to announce a poll on the website, one account, one vote. I’d also suggest the Mint put a box next to the design you pick asking how likely you are to buy if selected, just so it isn’t the best of terrible designs. This would also help the Mint determine demand.

  33. VA Bob says

    KCSO – Should be a nice set when finished. You can always get copies for the coins that are near impossible to get. I think it would still have an impact.

  34. Jerry Diekmann says

    First – I am NOT a racist and I appreciate the contributions made by all people to our country. But Lady Liberty should be shown as a Caucasian woman, young or mature. She should not be personified as black anymore than Jesus Christ would be personified as black or Asian.You wouldn’t show Martin Luther King, Jr. with white or Asian features just to be PC, and the same should be true for any representations of Liberty. On the other hand, if they wanted to show Liberty with native American features, that would be OK, since they were here before the whites ever came, bringing black slaves. Let’s be honest with our history, please!

  35. Sith says

    IMHO it isn’t that you don”t think of Africa when you think of liberty its modifying Greek motifs to be PC. IE why didn’t they just go for it and do something like the The “Lady Liberty” statue at the Agrément roundabout (St. Maarten,) but like placing Teddy Roosevelt on the obverse of the ATBs, that would take real brass, instead we have what we have.

  36. Sith says

    @Jerry Diekmann – I guess Greek would be considered Caucasian but not in the traditional sense

  37. Jerry Diekmann says

    Yes, Greek, Roman, German, French, Spanish, Finnish, Russia, Italian, Turk, Armenian, Danish, Portuguese, etc. etc. etc. would all be considered Caucasian – 50 different varities, probably, and the same number of varieties for Africans and Asians. BTW, the Caucasian race is named for the Caucausus Mountains, a high range of mountains in Russia, from the Black Sea to the Caspian sea.;I have no idea white whites were assigned that name.instead of maybe Europeans.

  38. Dustyroads says

    Guys, lets be real, Liberty is an ideal or value, she is colorless. That being the case, I’ll buy if the mintage is super low, though I may not like the rendition/artwork. Hey, it’s not like she twerking….lets hope.

  39. Curt says

    Lady Liberty can be any color or race. Why not make a series.

    By the way, obody knows if Jesus was dark or light. Chances are Jesus was darker.

  40. fmtransmitter says

    All I know is Miss Jamaica with that short hair in the Miss Universe pageant last night should of won! She had a Sade/Haley Berry look going on that was oh so sexy to say the least…Columbia was smoking hot too, don’t get me wrong, they all were, but if this coin had Miss Jamaica on it, I might snatch one up…
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B63-fNGIMAAUOSE.jpg:large

  41. Jerry Diekmann says

    Curt – Jesus was a Jew, and he was probably relatively short (everyone was shorter back then), and he would have had brown eyes. and dark hair and probably fairly dark skin too. He certainly would not have been tall, with light brown or blonde hair, and blue eyes, as he is pictured in many statues or pictures and paintings. That is just as erroneous as showing Him with African or Asian features. Liberty, though, is based on an idealized picture of a strong Greek goddess, like Athena, the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic war, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill in ancient Greek religion and mythology. The Greeks were the founders of democracy, with its values of liberty and freedom. and honor. I just think Liberty should be personified as she was considered by the Greeks, and as she was adopted as asymbol of our country when we won our freedom against the most powerful country in the world at the time. Maybe I’m just “old school”, but leave Liberty as she was intended to be. And she doesn’t have to have big boobs or be in slinky, see-through robes. After all, she is the personification of our country. Treat her with the respect she (our country) deserves.

  42. Jerry Diekmann says

    frmtransmitter – Colombia is the South American country, Columbia is another word for America, as in District of … It’s a common mistake -see it all the time. Since the world seems to be turning against the like of Columbus (and now Junipero Serra), probably in another generation or so, Colombia and DC will probably need to change their names to be PC. I don’t know what Canada will do – they have British Columbia, so both names may not be PC too much longer either! Jackson, MS will need to change its name as jackson practiced genocide against native Americans, and Los Angeles should change its name since there isn’t too much angelic about it, and Philadelphia’s meaning of “brotherly love” probably doesn’t exist anymore, and we could go on and on. Sometimes tradition is the best thing, like St. Petersburg vs. Leningrad or Chemnitz vs. Karl Marx Stadt, or Volgograd vs. Stalingrad. Sorry, I might have gone from on topic to off-tpic and then went off on a tangent!

  43. Diga44 says

    So do. All the comments mean your not buying the Congradulation sets. ha
    So is worth buying the Marshall set or just buy the gold because that will be the least produced and It is gold??

  44. The Real "Cool" Dave says

    Well — I see topics are wide ranging; however I do not see any mention of the 2014 C&C/EU sets. I did read some of the comments on yesterday’s blog — so, here goes (as directed to those specific bloggers). I managed to get over 50 sets and would have had more if the mint had not screwed up.

    My real issue is not so much that I did not get the additional 20 that I ordered, but the different answers I got from customer service — I think at times they knew less than we did and they were left with no answers from the mint management. I also had got a complete demonstration of the mindless incompetence going on when a Mint supervisor left a voice mail advising me to place my order again — after the product showed it was no longer in stock (should not allow supervisors to smoke crack)? Secondly, prior to all of this, I sent two separate e-mails to the director and he, nor his staff responded to a single one, either by postal mail or e-mail (obviously MIA).

  45. The Real "Cool" Dave says

    Part 2
    Interesting: This blog is giving me difficulty posting the following:

    On the upside, much of the product I did receive was very nice and I expect to see many grade 69 and quite a few grade 70. I also received some currency with very unique/fancy serial numbers that when graded might command nice premiums. So in the end, there was an upside.

    Thus, is the “glass half full or half empty?” It appears to be half air and half water to me — LOL!

  46. The Real "Cool" Dave says

    Part 3

    Interesting: This blog is also giving difficulty posting the following:

    Asking the M.D. to move aside — basically.

  47. Keep Calm & Stack On says

    Diga – buy the Marshall set or any Commemorative because you support the organization or really like the coin and you can’t go wrong.

    The Marshall coins, in my opinion, will be a hit and thus high mintage across all options and the gold $5, on a per ounce basis, carries a $400+ premium. These Comms are not a very good way to make a play on gold, you need some other factor, like really low mintage, bi-metal, or curved.

  48. Sith says

    @jerry – it has just been my experience that Israeli, Spanish, Greeks, Italians, Lebanese, Turks, etc are all described as Mediterranean, and people from South America are called Latin\hispanic.

  49. stephen m says

    @Jerry Diekmann, Of course tradition should trump politically correct. I’m sure Reverend Al would agree. @The Real “Cool” Dave, over 50 sets. You have done well so far. What do you think the true worth of a SP70 is at this point and in the future?

  50. cagcrisp says

    Anyone want to Guess on the HH limits on the 3 coin US Marshal coins? In the past they have listed limits about 24 hours out…

  51. Dustyroads says

    Jerry~That’s a good argument. I think in this particular case the Mint is most likely trying to appeal to a segment of the population that has for the most part not had much representation in the hobby. I seriously doubt an earth scattering shift is occurring. The Mint is trying to stay relevant though, and if the coin doesn’t sell well, then buying it could be a no brainer.

  52. Keep Calm & Stack On says

    DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
    United States Mint
    Pricing changes for 2015 Unit
    ed States Mint products
    AGENCY: United States Mint,
    Department of the Treasury
    ACTION
    :
    Notice
    .
    SUMMARY
    : The United States Mint is announcing pr
    icing changes for 2015 products, as follows:
    Product
    2015 retail
    price
    American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin
    $48.95
    American Eagle One Ounce S
    ilver Uncirculated Coin
    $39.95
    Congratulations Set
    $50.95
    United States Mint Proof Set®
    $32.95
    United States Mint Uncirculated Set®
    $28.95
    America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™
    $7.95
    Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set
    $46.95
    America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™
    (5 issues)
    $149.95

  53. Keep Calm & Stack On says

    cag – I’d like to see what the sales # consensus is should the CFA Obverse be chosen for the HR, I’m thinking 20,000; but only because you’ll have those that will buy it due to its low mintage.

  54. says

    On the liberty portraits, I am not happy with either one selected by the CFA. I am open to the possibility of displaying liberty as a darker skinned woman, but I think they picked the wrong portrait to experiment with. The girl doesn’t “look” like liberty at all to me, and coin buyers already are inclined to shy away from coins they think are “PC coins” or “social statements.” As for the other portrait, I believe I mentioned in the thread where Michael showed the designs that I thought it looked more like a runway model in a liberty costume than liberty.

    In conclusion, the CFA should know the coin market better than this. I think both of these portraits are poor choices and will cause weak sales. Hopefully the CCAC will make a better recommendation.

    Diga44,

    If you’re going to buy the Marshal coins, I would strongly urge you to buy them based on the artwork quality and whether you like the coins. Commemoratives traditionally do not do well on the secondary markets. I am getting all of them, but I am very enthused about the designs and think they are very attractive pieces.

  55. thePhelps says

    cag – probably 5 on the HH limit based on the past offerings and limits. I don’t expect these to go screaming out the door, but I think on the whole the entire series will do well this year. I’ll be teeing up a few of the silvers and hold off on the golds looking for a price drop or increase before I actually decide if I want to expend the money.

  56. stephen m says

    @cagcrisp, I don’t think there will be a household limit on the three coin us marshals set unless they start to go quick, then a limit of 5. I do like the silver proof. The marshal appears to be holding a wanted poster of a person named Smith. The eagle on the gold proof is unusual but stunning.

  57. Diga44 says

    Yes I too like the artwork on the Marshall’s. the set seems like it would be cool to have but the price might make it prohibitive so at least a silver and then maybe a slab bed 70 down the road if prices drop
    I picked up a set of, the silver Kennedy’s all NGC 70’s for 240.00 I thought that was good
    They are beautiful coin at graded 70

  58. Ralph says

    Had a 10% off ebay coupon that was expiring last night. Used it to buy a couple rolls of silver ASE off MCM. Now, silver is rising today. Rolls are $8 more right now!

    🙂

  59. cagcrisp says

    @Keep Calm & Stack On, @thePhelps, @stephen m, I’m Looking at a HH limit of 3.

    @stephen m, The back of the Marshal Silver says “Wanted Fort Smith”. The $50 million US Marshal museum will be built in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
    More US Marshal have been killed working out of Fort Smith than any Other area of the US. Hanging Judge Issac Parker presided in Fort Smith. He hung 79 people. True Grit was based about Judge Parker and the Indian Territory (mostly Oklahoma)…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Parker

  60. cagcrisp says

    @Keep Calm & Stack On, I’m NOT trying to be PC. Just stating my Opinion. IF O-3 and R-10 (the two Worst choices of the 4 choices given IMO), I would say No more than 25,000. IF O-11 and R-1 (two Best of the 4 choices given IMO) then 50,000 Max. R-1 will Carry a LOT of weight. Kinda Like all the British, Canadian and Australian coins. You just give up of the Queen (or Kings) and just go for the Reverse.

    R-1 with Many Many Other Obverses will bring in sales Exceeding 100k.

    Whatever the Sec Treasury (Lew) and the POTUS wants. If they want a Low mintage coin that depicts something the Majority of coins buyers do Not want, so be it. Low mintage is what they will get.

    I really like more of the Obverses than Most of you do. I just Do Not like O-3 and I don’t care if it Black, White, Green or Martian. I don’t like it…

  61. cagcrisp says

    The Reverse on the Gold Marshal will Carry the coin. That Eagle NEEDS to be on a Big Canvas. I LOVE that Eagle….

  62. thePhelps says

    cag…can you imagine a Judge getting the title “The Hanging Judge” in this day and age? Regardless of what he did or who he had hung – he would be ridiculed and derided as being unfair and inhumane and should be disbarred.

  63. cagcrisp says

    @thePhelps, I can’t Imagine Ladies on the CFA panel: “Two of the four women on the panel voiced strong objections to some of the Liberty designs, saying the figures were too sexual.

    “The sexuality of some of the designs offends me,” said Mia Lehrer.

    Elizabeth Meyer said she agreed with Lehrer that “some of the images are offensive.”

    Dang..I wonder what THEY think of David (1504), Venus of Urbino (1538), Hercules and Cacus (1523), Creation of Adam (1512), Pastoral Concert (1509)?

  64. cagcrisp says

    @thePhelps, The Point I was trying to make to You was that in Some areas we are indeed more Liberal (No hanging Judges) and yet on the Other hand more Conservative (The sexuality of some of the designs offends me)..

    Strange dichotomy …

  65. Keep Calm & Stack On says

    cag – I could easily see R-1 with the Lady Liberty rendition from the ’13 Platinum Eagle easily getting to 50,000. Frankly, I’m surprised that design did not make an appearance, what a lost opportunity!

    With the weaker Obverse designs, I discounted multiple buys from collectors. You know how many of us bought multiple Buffalo or gold JFKs? I could be wrong though I just don’t see it occurring to much extent with these designs, AND I suspect the dealers will hold back having been burnt a couple big times this past year with these high dollar coins, and hence why I’m tracking to 15-20k (which is really too early in the game to speculate until a design is final). Where’s Pitt? Would love to hear his 2-cents on the whole shebang!

    Maybe by this evening or next we’ll know where the CCAC’s head is in all of this and how they define “neo-rennassance” modern Liberty.

  66. Keep Calm & Stack On says

    If anyone is going to the Long Beach show on the 27th, could you chime in here and let us know how the lines are to buy the Marshall’s coin please ~

  67. fmtransmitter says

    wonker says
    JANUARY 27, 2015 AT 1:10 PM

    What ever happened to the 2014 LES sets?
    I want the truth!!!!
    March, 2015 release, packaging issues…

  68. cagcrisp says

    @Keep Calm & Stack On, I’m just Wondering IF this is not a de facto Executive Order and this is what POTUS wants. Using the CFA and CCAC as Political Cover…

    HYPOTHETICAL press conference question to Sec Lew : “Why did you Choose a design that was Not Popular with the numismatic community?” Lew “I only chose the design that was Recommended to me by two separate committees” . “Why have committees if you do not follow their suggestions?”

  69. fmtransmitter says

    That dude on coin vault that looks like Ronald MacDonald without the make up was bragging that his “buddy”, I suspect it’s someone he knows through coins, owns all the Gold Wedge Tails with COA # 1. Thw 1 oz, 2 oz, 5 oz, all # 1’s on the COA..Hmmm….I could have those printed up with number 1 quite easily as well…

  70. Ends in Error says

    If they really want to shake up the “older white man” numismatic world then they ought to do lady liberty as a thick looking crew cut butch black lady with a prick wilting angry scowl on her face. LOL. Talk about a super rare low mintage issue.

  71. thePhelps says

    If you go back and look at the link KCSO sent yesterday…it talks about the idea being to excite and entice the collecting community. What happened to that idea?

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