January 2015 US Mint Circulating Coin Production

2015 half dollarThe United States Mint has just posted the first monthly circulating coin production figures of the year, indicating more than 1.5 billion coins struck across all denominations.

The exact production total of 1,529,180,000 circulating coins for January 2015 exceeds the monthly total from the year ago period by about 5.51%. More significantly, the latest monthly total represents the highest monthly total since Mint New Blog began tracking the numbers around five years ago.

The table below shows the break down of circulating coin production for each denomination at each mint facility for January 2015.

2015 US Mint Coin Production Figures
Jan 2015
Lincoln Cent – Denver 314.00 M
Lincoln Cent – Phil. 352.40 M
Jefferson Nickel – Denver 108.00 M
Jefferson Nickel – Phil. 59.28 M
Roosevelt Dime – Denver 107.00 M
Roosevelt Dime – Phil. 105.00 M
Quarters – Denver 248.60 M
Quarters – Phil. 220.00 M
Kennedy Half – Denver 2.30 M
Kennedy Half – Phil. 2.30 M
Native Am Dollar – Denver 2.10 M
Native Am Dollar – Phil. 2.24 M
Pres Dollar – Denver 6.72 M
Pres Dollar – Phil. 9.24 M
Total 1,539.18 M

When comparing the totals to the year ago period, it is interesting to note that the figures for the cent indicate a decline in year over year production. Last year, the US Mint had struck 843.6 million cents in January compared to 666.4 million cents this year.

The overall gains in production were driven by the quarter dollar, which saw numbers up significantly year over year. Last year, January quarter production reached 216.8 million compared to 468.6 million quarters struck this year.

Of course, one month’s worth of data does not establish a trend, but these two denominations will be interesting to watch during the course of the year.

Other figures of note include the 2015 Kennedy Half Dollar with 2.3 million pieces struck at each facility. This year, all versions of the coin will feature the restored original portrait of President Kennedy by Gilroy Roberts, which may serve to drive greater demand.

The 2015 Native American Dollar saw initial production of 2.1 million pieces at Denver and 2.24 million pieces at Philadelphia. Unless the US Mint strikes more during the year, this would represent a step down from the prior year levels.

The Presidential Dollars show production of 6.72 million pieces at Denver and 9.24 million pieces at Philadelphia. This may represent the bulk of the production for the coins honoring Harry S. Truman.

Other News

In other news, it’s that time of the week again when precious metals prices may result in price reductions for the United States Mint’s numismatic products.

Numismatic gold products are currently priced based on an average gold price in the $1,250 to $1,299.99 range. Based on the available data, the average for the current weekly period may end up one tier lower. In the most likely scenario, as long as the Wednesday PM Gold Fix Price is below $1,250, then a price decline would take place.

The impacted products include the 2013 & 2014 First Spouse Gold Coins, the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin, and the 2015 US Marshals $5 Gold Coins.

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  1. Ralph says

    Seems all of the 2015 Native American Dollars & the 2015 Kennedy’s have been minted. I don’t think they’ll mint any more.

    Over 660 million cents. Yikes! And it cost 2 cents to mint one? That is a big cost for something most people don’t think we need. And, most pennies just get tossed into the jar on the counter.

    Maybe if they didn’t spend so much time minting cents, the other products (Marshals) wouldn’t be on back-order!

  2. Ralph says

    Just put in an order for some 2014 First Spouse Medal Set’s. My guess is the most they re-listed for sale is 500. I have a feeling they will be OOS this evening.

  3. Tinto says


    And the Mint could have passed along the cost savings by reducing the prices of their over priced products ….. but as they say … dream on …

  4. Brad says

    So great to see Kennedy looking like his old self again! I didn’t realize how much I had missed the original design until it was resurrected for the special sets last year. I’m glad the decision was made to retain the original portrait for this year and hopefully beyond.

  5. Mark says

    The 2014 First Spouse Bronze Four-Medal set was on sale from the United States Mint for less than a month before it sold out.

    A total of 7,500 sets were sold. The set went on sale Oct. 23.

    Adam Stump, deputy director of the Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications, said Dec. 4 that the set was considered sold out and no longer available on Nov. 19.

    Collectors wanting to obtain an intact set as packaged and sold by the Mint will have to pay a premium on the secondary market.

  6. fmtransmitter says

    @Mark: So they maybe are stuffing singles that sit in a box into new cello packs and ordered new envelopes to move out inventory? I am confused…

  7. fmtransmitter says

    Yea I think Jackie O was still in shock when she said re design the hair, she had been looking at pictures and X-Rays of his skull for weeks by then and just said it didn’t look like his hair…Totally understandable in such a circumstance…Every day above ground is a good day!

  8. Ralph says

    Mark: Once again, the Mint has shown it has zero integrity.
    This is a 2014 set. Why are they releasing more of a “sold out” 2014 set in 2015???

  9. Stipe says

    The Mint had a coin forum last night before the release of the Homestead quarter today. They said 300 million Homestead quarters will be produced.

  10. VA Bob says

    Everyone should be (especially) cautious when it comes to medals from the US Mint. They don’t fall under the same guidelines as coins. For example, I bought a Yosemite Centennial medal back in 1991, it’s still on sale and now the park is 125 years old. They can make more medals anytime they wish.

  11. VA Bob says

    If I were a betting man I’d say the Kennedy half sales will do poorly this, with the JFK burnout of 2014 just behind us. A great opportunity to issue a new coin design has passed, which may have breathed some life into this coin, and netted the Mint some additional sales. This is the vehicle to showcase parks, states, or presidential pet dog series. It would stimulate the demand for them. Quarters are always needed, no matter what the design is.

  12. VA Bob says

    Stipe – That wouldn’t surprise me, one of the ugliest ATB designs and we’ll be starring at them in pocket change for the next 50 years (or more in the case of KCSO).

  13. VA Bob says

    One can find this statement by every non-silver medal on the Mints website:

    Mintage Limit: None

    Product Limit: None

    Household Order Limit: None

  14. VA Bob says

    Ends in Error – I believe there are some serious medal collectors. I say serious because one really has to enjoy them and few if any will see any major appreciation to speak of (non-PM that is). I picked up a few that caught my eye over the years, but I’m under no delusions. That said these 2014 spouse medals are like blood in the water and the sharks all want a bite. To me it appears to be the same story that we’ve seen many times in the past. Those in on the hype ground floor will make a few bucks, the final owner will wonder why they can’t get what they paid for them a few years from now.

    It’s like the 3 coin Marshal’s set the number of boxes and COA’s might be 15K but there are many more of the coins available. Same with the spouses, as the $1 presidential coin and spouse medals sets are still out there. I mean how hard would it be to fake an envelope and put the medal in a mylar sleeve? I find it refreshing to see people place value on OGP, but IMO it’s still the coin (or medal) that should be the focus.

  15. Jerry Diekmann says

    Brad – Kennedy hasn’t looked like Kennedy for over twenty years, from the early 1990s, when the Mint strted cleaving away his face while giving him spaghetti hair, all the way through 2013. I think the coin has been issued long enough, but if they do decide to continue this seriers, I’m glad they at least went back to the original portrait.

  16. Tinto says

    @VA Bob

    “…. with the JFK burnout of 2014 just behind us ….”

    I think that 2014 is still sticking around the Mint store like a sore that just won’t heal … both the gold and the silver set are still there and maybe the unc too. The Mint got way too greedy with the 2014 JFK’s .. too much of a mintage … they were probably only thinking $ellout so glad I only shelled out for the silver and only because of the RP and EU.

  17. Mark says

    Boy what a week on ebay…selling since 1999 …. 5 stars 100%….. First snad case against me..and guess what…..eBay Customer Support has reviewed the case and made a final decision.
    We decided not to issue the buyer a refund. You don’t need to do anything else for this case.

    This case has been decided in your favor.

  18. GoldFishin says

    @Mark- if you don’t mind, it would be nice if you could give those of us who sell on ebay the user name of the person who left you undeserved comments. I would like to block this person from bidding on any of my auctions. If you prefer not to, no problem.
    Nice ebay decided the case in your favor.

  19. mark says

    Will do later after work..this was not about the undeserved comment, nothing they could do about that. This case was about a $700 apple macbook air.

  20. mark says

    Oh yea…he would have got away with it. But he made one little mistake. And my investigation skills caught it…LOL.

  21. stephen m says

    How much longer will the 2014 ASE proof be available from the mint. In past years I think they sold out as the end of the year arrived. The mint must have produced a high number of these. Wish they would have cut the mintage back on them as 2014 is now in the past. It appears it is a dependable cash cow for the mint. It’s a beauty and they know it. The quality of these coins are so good. I may consider stopping collecting them after the 30th anniversary. The older I get the shorter my money is.

  22. thePhelps says

    stephen…I am told everything gets shorter with age. I don’t recall them pulling the Proofs but they you would think the supply has to be limited at this point.

  23. Blair J Tobler says

    The Federal Register will be posting prices for the MOD commems:
    Silver Proof $46.95 intro, $51.95 regular
    Silver Uncirculated $43.95 intro $48.95 regular

  24. Brad says


    I’m glad to hear that an eBay scammer failed in his attempt to steal from you. It’s never happened to me yet, but hopefully if it does I’ll have the same result as you!

  25. Brad says

    Stephen M,

    Heck, the Mint is still selling the 2013 ASE in the Congratulations Set! That being the case, the 2014 might still be hanging around for quite a while.

  26. Mark says

    Well so much for the expected in stock date of Feb 10th for most of the Marshal coins,,,still on back order and today is the 11th.

  27. Leo S. says

    Mint News Blog –

    I just checked the status of FS gold coins on the Mint Week Blog and they all show negative numbers (coins being returned?) except the Roosevelt 2013 coin. Are these numbers correct? Why would everyone be sending coins back to the MInt in such record numbers. Also, I can’t seem to get the last two articles on Coin Update which gives sales total every Wednesday. What am I missing????

  28. Goat says

    Once again, the Mint has shown it has zero integrity. Statement made ! Keeping items on sale after the year produced “WHY” ? We all put our time in on research ( Thanks to all involved ) and honor to the mint and we get the treatment as such from the mint? Spouse gold coins on sale from 2013 ? WOW !!! The 2014 items we are looking for, gone ? I wonder how long 2015 items will be on sale. Once again you can find this statement true ; You can take a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. Thanks to all that have posted in past (good reading) and to the one and only that brings us our news.

  29. Goat says

    Leo S. Did you click on the “Visit CoinUpdate.com for full article” at the bottom of article ? It will open up another page. Hope this helps.

  30. TomP. in Va says

    Leo S.,

    I’ve had the same problem going directly to Coin Update Sales Report. Go to the general Coin Update page and then scroll two thirds down to the sales report article for Feb. 4. The weekly report is normally done sometime Wed. afternoon, so perhaps later today for this week’s report.

  31. fmtransmitter says

    Honestly I think the Mint and PFS Web is trying to come to a medium with average joe’s and dealers. It makes perfect sense, let the dealers POUNCE on all inventory upon first day of sales, let them slab them, etc….Let them SELL those slabbed coins via their networks of emails, websites, TV Shows etc, get that FIRST DAY LABEL, blah blah blah, make THEIR OVER INFLATED PRICES or what’s called Profit, THEN let the average joe come in and buy from the next batch…Anyone else have input?

  32. stephen m says

    The Phelps and Brad, The mint may eventually be doing more harm than good for their profit with the lingering of their better selling products. Those golden years don’t appear to be much fun like I thought they would be when I was younger. As long as I’m vertical and moving around all is well.

  33. Clark says

    VaBob–You’re so right about medals collectors. I’ve noticed an erroneous perception is that medals collectors only collect medals, and not other coins. My experience is that most medals collectors also have coins in their portfolios. My gold spouses are inaccessible at the vault, so I use spouse medals for reference at home. The artwork on the reverse sides of these coins/medals is often very good and looks better on the larger bronze canvas.

    That said, and with absolutely no expectations about their future value, I went ahead and bought all the Code Talkers medals so I could make a complete collection while they’re still available for ‘cheap’ from the Mint. Some, like the older Navajo Nation medal, sold out but, as you noted, could reappear anytime at the Mint’s whim. I value the history these medals tell and I’m sure they’ll generate interest at future local coin club meetings as I’m right in the middle of Native American country in the Southwestern US. Bottom line: bought them ‘cuz I like them and have no plans to monetize.

  34. Goat says

    Yelp, fmtransmitter. Some of the numbers I have ran reflect that is true. Now I may be missing something but the numbers at E-Bay sold this last time (2014) takes up a lot of max sales produced and as stated most were graded NGC and PCGS numbers will verify this statement.

  35. Tinto says


    “…THEN let the average joe come in and buy from the next batch…”

    Count me in among the average joe and I actually feel like a sucker when I realize how the Mint could be playing us average joe for fools with money soon to be parted … that is one big reason I have been slowing down my purchases from the Mint .. I had been enthusiastic about the gold USM a while ago but all this crap hoopla by the Mint starting with BHOF and then the biggie JFK homeless buyers and the OOS/BO Limited (when there are 100k coins minimum) crap just made me decide to really slow down .. had been planning to do so within the next few years due to age and no one to leave it to .. but the 2014 actions (or non actions) by the Mint just made me speed it up … the last big purchases I will probably make will be for the 2016 “classic” gold Mint offerings … that is if the big dealers don’t get first crack due to the unlimited HH “no order limit” and perhaps a high speed line directly linked into the Mint website.

  36. Pool Shark says

    The mint has made a mistake: they included the Kennedy Half in their list of circulating coins…

  37. jeff says

    It’s time to look else where the US Mint just has lost all credibility poor product launches, poor messaging poor leadership it all represents failure at all levels.

  38. Dave SW FL says

    Welcome to yet another US Government agency. I think the Hoover Dam may have been the last to not have failed at all levels.
    Ok, I will include NASA, and all branches of the military in the success group, although they are all grossly wasteful in their own right.

  39. fmtransmitter says

    D Rittenhouse says
    FEBRUARY 11, 2015 AT 3:41 PM

    I, for one, long for the day when you actually begin to follow your own advice.

    ouch, sizzle…

  40. CasualCollector says

    Off Topic

    Regarding the Serial Numbers on the Bills included with the 2014 Coin and Currency Set

    What would you think if you saw someone selling a dollar bill from the 2014 Coin and Currency Set with the following serial number:
    J 2406xxxx A

    The reason I ask is that I thought the 2014 Coin and Currency Set had bills with Serial numbers within a 50,000 range starting with something like J05698600 and going through about J05748600

    But is it possible this J2406xxxx Serial number also came with a 2014 Coin and Currency Set?

  41. fmtransmitter says

    @CC: I would’nt ASSUME anything about the serial #’s on those bills since the Mint didn’t release any details as such or the BEP…

  42. Hidalgo says

    I am uncertain if any posted word that the 3 coin US Marshals set is on backorder. Individuals can place an order on USMint.com.

  43. VA Bob says

    JagFan – There is so much pretty silver and gold out there it is impossible for someone to collect it all, unless one has some very deep pockets. I also take this view, while there are many coin collectors world wide, most of this stuff is aimed toward American collectors. I’d be very surprised if there was 999 coin collectors on Cook Island and if you surpass your collector base from your home country it becomes more of a glut. Also they do tend to get carried away; a Cook Island coin, about a Chinese building, with the UK’s queen on the reverse (and she looks terrible with those striations in the photos).

    The prices per ounce for these art coins is also very high. One major problem (IMO) with these low mintage coins is once they are sold, there are so few people tend to forget about them. How much demand does a forgotten coin have (These can and does happen with some US commems too)? I lose track of all these obscure places multitudes of yearly offerings (that may appeal to some). I do get some foreign coins each year (panda’s, kookaburra’s, koala’s, and Libitads) and some of the boutique coins are stunning. I just wonder if years from now people will think they are real or not. If they weren’t so pricey, I might be in for some, but now I just don’t want to deal with the hassles down the road. Godspeed to those that do get them though, hope it works out.

  44. KEITHSTER says

    @CC The word on this street was that the hold up on the last shipment of the C&C sets was because of trouble with the bills? Would think by now all have shipped moms 5 sets from the 10 came a week ago have not looked at them but someone must have opened some and can give you some #’s of the last of them? I’m still looking for some of the #’s on the bills that came with the lite edge letters and date anyone see them? Good Luck All :>:>:>:>:>

  45. JagFan says

    Oh I agree – this day and age, with the technology we have, the world is at our fingertips.

    I have a few coins from the Cook Islands and they are more of a World Coin Company then a U.S. only. They produce the series “Windows of Heaven” which, if you haven’t seen any of these coins, they are simply amazing! The only downside to this series is that they are produced in 925 silver.

    If you get a chance check their coins out – they are listed on Downies, Power Italy, TopWorld Coins..

  46. Dave SW FL says

    Here’s a real trip through US Mint wonderland-
    You may remember my posts regarding the amazing routing and what seemed like eons to receive my Sac C&C sets after being notified that they had shipped. They were shipped via FedEx ” smart” post. They finally arrived after WEEKS of circuitous routing. I tucked them away and forgot about them until the missing edge lettering coin appeared.

    Yesterday I received a letter from Treasury thanking me for my inquiry to the mint regarding non-receipt of my order!

    I never called the mint about this order!?!

    Enclosed is a claim form from the customer service center in Dallas , TX

    Is the tail wagging the dog? thought it might be a scam, but they have the correct order number.

    These guys are getting weirder by the day.

    Anybody else have a similar experience?

  47. says

    VA Bob – 😆 Nah, I’m good with just 49 years.., but on the other hand, if it involves having Homestead starring back at me…, uhhh well, just don’t scare me like that! If I ever were to “feel a little dainty,” I’d know which ‘other’ coin would be hanging out in my pocket…

    Brad & Ralph – you’re infamous! Coin Update – “The First Spouse Gold Coins saw negative sales of 806 units across all options. Typically, negative figures occur when order cancellations or returns outnumber new sales for the week, but in this case the reason for the significant adjustments is not clear.” Think you guys single handedly caused the “Great Ebb & Flow” of the First Spouse coins – Personally, I would frame the big countdown and associated sales report, not sure anyone else has ever ‘influenced’ mint sales to that extent – touche’ 🙂 Taught me the level of influence of MNB!

  48. Ralph says

    KC&SO: Not sure if it’s warranted, but thank you for your comments. I discovered the “99 in the bag” trick, but it was Brad who discovered the low amount available on the 2014 ER proof coins. Looking back, I’m sure that was a once in a lifetime event. Can’t see everything coming together like it did that night to produce the sellout. I t was a pleasure and an honor to have been a part of it.

  49. says

    Well, I saw wrong again! (when I said the gold JFKs will reach their 75k sales mark in May).., given the 4-week trailing average, sales will conclude 8.9 months from now.. or about right at the 1 year mark of availability for the silver 4-coin JFK set.

    The story is much better for the silver 4-coin set, only 5.4 months, or about right at the 1 year mark for the gold JFK – how convenient!

  50. Leo S. says

    Tom P and Goat

    Thanks for the information. However, I tried both of your suggestions and I still cannot get any of the Feb. 2015 reports. The last report I can get is the Jan. 28th report. Is anyone else having this problem???

  51. TomP. in Va says

    Leo S.,

    Go to the very top of this blog and click on ‘Coin Update’. The first article is the sales report for Feb. 11 which highlights a drawing of the Truman dollar. Further down the blog is an article hightlighting the U.S. Marshall gold coin that is the Feb. 4 sales report. Good luck.

  52. Leo S. says


    Thanks Tom. I finally got the report. Made it a favorite and will use to update next week.

    Thanks again.

    Leo S.

  53. GoldFishin says

    @KCSO- watching…thanks…I have a buddy I work with that likes bird hunting also. I am waiting on sub $16.50. For some reason I don’t feel in a hurry, maybe because I am broke. :roll: Gold closed right dead center on my support line today. I am not real optimistic about it either. I am actually starting to look at platinum as a diversification strategy. I am thinking when they come after my gold…maybe it would be wise to have some platinum. I may buy some of my first platinum coins this year and skip the ATB’s ….then there’s that dang broke thing again!! 😛

  54. The Real "Cool" Dave says

    Dave SW FL says/February 11, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Too funny —

    I had e-mailed them again, about 2 weeks ago concerning an order that to this day, still shows “Processing” for a C & C sac set ordered Dec, 05. I had asked them to respond in writing to my mailing address; however, I have not yet heard from them — so far though the answer has always been different, as though they are selecting it from a mish/mash of possible answers.

    The best one so far is the supervisor who called me and told me to place my order again — that stupid answer clearly told me she did not actually check into the matter!

    To me the US MInt is displaying a clear and present lack of respect for their customers/collectors; I find it insulting and reprehensible! These clowns appear to think they are selling a basic widget or something to a bunch of average Joe’s. To top it all off, is their insulting and brainless responses that I have received, to which, I have reported on this Blog, since the C & C Sac set was released.

    In my opinion, what we have here by the US Mint is a grossly negligent failure in leadership, starting right at the very top!

    That is the truth and to quote a movie line:

    “You can’t handle the truth!”
    (“Son, we live in a world that has walls. And those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know . . . “)

  55. says

    I have often wondered why in 1983, they parted Kennedy’s hair, apparently Jackie did not know?? In 1991 as mentioned, they really degraded his image. Perhaps the 2015 will be an improvement. However, it is all mote, as the Kennedy’s are NOT in circulation. To me it is a waste of time and money to mint this stuff for collectors. Collectors who are tired of terrible degradations! The cent since 1982 is a fiat type, a white-washed deception. The nickel is the only solid coin remaining, and they are trying to remove it! NOTE:


    Look at the weird coins coming out of Canada, holograms! Kazakhstan even has a coin with diamonds in it, some other country (Ethiopia?) even had a volcano with a rock in it! Why cannot we make nice solid metal coins? Stainless steel looks great, as does titanium, nobium, and bronze-aluminum mixtures can be appealing as well. For designs lets try some American animals and insects!! Even birds, high relief quality stuff. Our coinage is reflective of our decaying society. Yes?? Good leaders need to turn things around: lets pump oil, burn coal and make the world come to us for energy, technology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and food. The best, and our coins should be the best. The current quarters are pitiful shiny disks of junk, with terrible surfaces. I have got to quit… nite all.

  56. jeff says

    D Rottenhouse it’s called America where we have free speach, now I’m not sure what country your from but when people have concerns they voice them. If your happy with the way the mints operating that’s fine I’m not, nor many other posters . Now I don’t know who you are but changing alias tells me alot.

  57. stephen m says

    Jeff, Free speech is a wonderful thing but you are sounding like a broken record. I think everyone of the regulars here, including me, have had some disgust with the mint at one time or another but we move on to better times and get over it. Wish you would try and do the same.

  58. gary says

    @GSDykes, I agree with your comments about U.S. coins and the proliferation of world mint junk commemorative coins. The aftermarket for modern issues has very few winners. Many issues only become obscure or irrelevant to current and future collectors. The U.S. Mint has alienated the loyal customers it once had by continuing to offer precious metal coins well beyond their year of issue. I don’t collect the First Spouse series at all but it is a real kick in the shins to continue to sell past issues. The series certainly points out the fact that very low mintages does not equate to rarity and future price appreciation. But at least the Mint could honor the small loyal following of the series by ending sales of issues after one full year of sale.
    For me at least, it is because of the terrible treatment to FS collectors that I gave up buying modern coins from the U.S. Mint. What most collectors of U.S. Mint modern issues from 2011 to date can only hope for is a big advance in precious metal prices to have those coins appreciate enough just to get your original purchase price recouped.
    I do still collect the ATB 5-oz P mint issues in OGP to maintain the full set but I’m beginning to question whether I will continue.

  59. says

    Even lower mintage silver numismatic products are effected by bullion prices. A case in point: The 2010 Yosemite P uncirculated 5 oz ATB had an issue price of $279. The latest two on ebay sold in the $180. Range– a full $100. under the issue price for this offering.

  60. gary says

    @Hawkster… yes that is so true. After the 1st two issues in 2010 I quit because of the high price of silver. At that time I could not foresee affording to collect the series. It wasn’t until late 2013 that I bought the missing 2010 and 2011 coins for pretty cheap prices on Ebay. I also got the 2012 issues for lowball bids on Ebay and then subscribed to the Mint for the 2013 and 2014 issues. Even doing this it became a costly series to collect and maintain.
    Bad as the valuation drop has become with the 2010 P mint pucks, far worse is the terrible beating that purchasers of the 2010 bullion issue 5 oz collectors have taken… hundreds if not thousands of dollars. In April 2011 I bought a slabbed set of 2010 ATB bullion for $980 after the bubble burst on these. Even at that I was just lucky enough to have sold that set off on Ebay in 2013 just to break even and to put the funds towards continuing the ATB P-mint 5 oz. in OGP set.

  61. Keep Calm & Stack On says

    Ralph – on a couple of offerings, though I tell you what, after seeing this FS 4-coin set pop back up after being SO, what little confidence I had in that site has now evaporated. From where I sit, it’s gotten worse, not better as the old site now appears more predictable – Key word being ‘predictable’

    GF – hear ya on the broke part, no :mrgreen: here! There remains so much volatility across the markets, thinking I’m just going hunker down and build up a $ reserve for in the event we have a buy in opportunity across some sectors.., and of course, be well positioned for 2016, which has the potential to be insane WRT mint offerings.

  62. stephen m says

    Gary and Hawkster, I too purchased the 2010 ATB’s at that what now seems to be a ridiculous high price. There will come a day for the precious metals to increase in value. History has shown us this but when will it make that move upward? If we only knew. Those 2010 ATB’s were the only modern coins I purchased that I didn’t really like and thought they would be sought after being a first year issue. I should have stuck to my buy what I like plan instead of trying to be greedy.

  63. Goat says

    We all should know for every upside there will be a downside , only good factor is “time” . If you have the time we will see upside , lets all hang in there together, look the sun is coming up enjoy this blessed day. Moto ; everyday is a good day some better than others .

  64. Keep Calm & Stack On says

    GF – thinking a bit ahead here, I can’t help but contemplate what a 2016 would look like with a gold Winged, Walking & Standing Liberty, a 30th Ann ASE Set, and perhaps fractional APEs. The fractionals may be a stretch, though anything other possibilities that could spring up?

  65. gary says

    @stephen m… Like you, I do have “the faith” that precious metals will again have their day in the sun. Even today, I see silver as quite cheap and affordable, even in the current overpriced ATB 5 oz. P mint coins. (I think they should be offered by the U.S. Mint for no more than $125 each). Back in 2010 I was of the belief that some form of inflation was going to come about from the Fed’s QE. I didn’t buy in to those who anticipated hyperinflation, but I certainly thought that inflation would have been greater in 2015 than it has become. There will eventually be upward price pressure to precious metals will likely be in future years. That may not be much to go on though for anyone who has purchased a large stack of metals at the high 2010-2012 prices.

  66. Brad says

    Keep Calm,

    Yeah, January 2nd was a heck of a night! That was fun. I still think the Eleanor Roosevelt proof coin is sold out. Who knows if the Mint will ever get around to officially marking it as such, though.

    I’m not surprised by the big downward adjustments on the First Spouse sales figures. Basically, it just corrects the big unexplained markups over the excel figures a few weeks ago. This brings the figures back into reality.

    There’s only 25 left of the Edith Roosevelt proof coin. So, at least that one will be sold out soon. Who knows how much longer the other 2013’s will hang around, since the Mint seems to refuse to end sales of them. They’ll probably still be available when Betty Ford goes on sale!

  67. says

    In regard to the 5 oz ATB’s, both in the uncirculated and bullion versions, the only ones that have accrued significantly in value are the Hawaii Volcanoes N.P., Acadia N.P., and Denali N.P. This is due to the much lower mintages (about 14,000 in the uncirculated version) as compared to the other issues. So, if you happen to have bought these directly from the Mint, you did very well. This is not the case with the other issues, whose aftermarket prices are either lower than or about the same as the Mint issue prices.

  68. thePhelps says

    Hawkster… the price and value of the ATB coins is still in progress. With new coins still being issued and new buyers discovering them yearly. That said – this years offerings aren’t going to draw a whole lot of new buyers…

  69. says

    I agree. This year’s 5 oz ATB offerings are not remarkable. I’m pretty sure that most of the majestic National Parks have already been done. If you check the upcoming offerings through the remainder of the series, there are many obscure National Park sites. The future does not look very exciting for this series.

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