2008 US Mint Sleeper Hits

One of the ironies of coin collecting is that coins or sets which are overlooked or neglected while available can later become expensive and desirable rarities. With all of the attention on the US Mint’s gold and platinum products, there are definitely a number of other offerings that are being overlooked. In this post, I […]

Coin Network Contest Winner

Last week I announced the launch of a new coin collecting social network called Coin Network. To help get the network started, I also announced a contest open to anyone who signed up for the network between December 1 and December 7. From a total of 158 members who signed up during this period, Coin […]

Coin Collecting Social Network Launched

Over the weekend, I put the finishing touches on a new coin collecting social network I have been developing called Coin Network. This is a brand new, full fledged social network created exclusively for coin collectors. Members each have their own customizable home page on the network and can upload their favorite coin photos and […]

US Mint Responds, New Pricing Method Coming in 2009

Shortly after the US Mint suspended most gold and platinum products and then brought them back at predominantly lower prices, I wrote a post entitled “How the US Mint Could Have Handled Price Reductions Better.” I was very grateful that Numismatic News recently republished this post as a Viewpoint article. You can find the post […]

Sold Out at US Mint’s Last Chance Sale

The US Mint’s Last Chance Sale went live on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 12:01 AM ET. This sale features over 150 different products that the US Mint is hoping to clear out in advance of moving to a new shipping facility. All products available in the sale can be found in a special section […]

Nearly All Gold and Platinum Products No Longer Available

Currently nearly every gold and platinum product in the US Mint’s online store is listed as “Product is not available.” This includes: All 2008 Proof Gold Eagles All 2008-W Uncirculated Gold Eagles All 2008 Proof Platinum Eagles All 2008-W Uncirculated Platinum Eagles All 2008 Proof Gold Buffaloes All 2008-W Uncirculated Gold Buffaloes Andrew Jackson’s Liberty […]

Full List of US Mint’s Last Chance Sale Products

Earlier this week, the US Mint announced a Last Chance Sale. The purpose of the sale is to help the Mint clear their inventory shelves to coincide with a move to a new shipping facility. The sale is scheduled to begin on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 12:01 AM ET and will conclude on December […]

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