Mint Catalog Updates: Ft. Sumter 5-Oz. and Silver Eagle 1-Oz. Uncirculated Coins, Ltd. Edition Silver Proof Set


The Mint has updated several of its web-catalog pages with pricing, images, and other information collectors have been waiting for.

The 2016 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (#16RC) has been priced at $139.95. Each set contains 90% fine silver Proof versions of each of the year’s clad circulating denominations, all struck at the San Francisco Mint: the Roosevelt dime, the Kennedy half dollar, and each of the five 2016 America the Beautiful quarter dollars (Shawnee National Forest in Illinois, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia, Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, and Fort Moultrie / Fort Sumter National Monument in South Carolina). It also contains a 2016 American Eagle 1-ounce silver Proof coin, struck at West Point in 99.9% fine silver. The edge of all 2016 silver Eagles is incused with the lettering 30th ANNIVERSARY, in honor of three decades of the ASE program. The coins are housed in a transparent lens within a presentation box, and come with a certificate of authenticity. The product limit is 50,000; there is no household order limit. The sets, which contain a total of 2.73 ounces of silver, will be available for purchase on November 25.


The American Eagle 2016 silver Uncirculated coin (#16EG) has been priced at $44.95. Struck at West Point and housed in a blue presentation box with certificate of authenticity, the 99.9% fine coins contain 1 troy ounce of silver. Available for purchase on December 1, the coins have no mintage limit or household order limit.


The Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) 2016 Uncirculated 5-ounce  silver coin (#16AN) has been priced at $149.95, with a mintage limit of 30,000 and no household order limit. This is the fifth coin in the 2016 lineup for the America the Beautiful series, which honors national parks and historic monuments in each of the 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia. The 5-ounce Uncirculated coin, which is housed in a black box and comes with certificate of authenticity, will be available for purchase on December 8. The Fort Moultrie three-coin quarter set (#16AH), containing an Uncirculated coin from each of the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco mints, is priced at $9.95. Each set is enclosed in a durable plastic card with information about the site and a certificate of authenticity printed on the back. There are no product or household order limits on these sets, which will be available on December 5.

Finally, the Walking Liberty 2016 Centennial Gold Coin (#16XA) has been officially priced at $865. Struck in 99.99% fine gold, the coin contains 1/2 troy ounce of precious metal. It will be released tomorrow, November 17, at noon. Its mintage limit is 70,000; the order limit is 3.  ❑

This post was updated on Nov. 16 at 2:15 p.m. to add the official WLH price now posted on the Mint’s website.

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  1. Throckmorton says

    Maybe 50K assuming those sold stay as delivered. I’m thinking there will be a fair amount of returns on this as the riverboat gamblers cut their losses.

    I wonder if the USM would have been better served to have gone from largest to smallest. The interest may have been greater for the WLH in June..

  2. JBK says

    Louis G – sounds like you will have talked yourself into it in no time….

    I have no idea what to expect, but for once I hope I got in on something really decent. From what I have heard the Merc has held its own, the quarter is still on sale (not sure what the Mint was thinking with that mintage), and if the walker sells out in a reasonable amount of time I will feel good about the set. It is a hard pill to swallow but I have a friend who is full speed ahead on this set, so I can blame her.

  3. scott says

    On another subject, I have noticed a couple different listings on Ebay selling counterfeit $50 Platinum Eagles. Coins are dated 2003 & 2005, both listings say the coins are BU, but the coins are proof finish and they are both copies with the 1997 reverse. First seller I contacted pulled his listing, then said I didn’t know what I was talking about. The coins in both listings are missing the designer’s initials.

  4. says

    Hopefully, the following question is within the purview of this site.

    On 8 Nov. 2016, India voided the 500 & 1000 rupee bank notes.

    During the last several years there have been numerous reports of kilo + quantities of gold being smuggled into India.

    Is it reasonable to expect that this demonetization will have impact upon the global price of gold?

    To me, it has not shown up so far.

    Semper Fi

  5. cagcrisp says

    At this time, where others are seeing 50k, I’m seeing upper 30k’s.

    I use a Much lower factor than 2 per order number listed on Average…

  6. Mike says

    “Louis Golino, Author says
    NOVEMBER 17, 2016 AT 5:41 PM

    For all the justified hand-wringing about the cost, it is $55 less than 2 of the SLQ. The rationalization of purchase has begun!”

    LOL!! I told myself I wasn’t going to buy after thinking more about it, and reading comments on this blog. But then somehow, mysteriously, when I had a break at 10:30am PST today, I found myself logging onto the mint website, and somehow, mysteriously, I put the coin in the cart, and I swear it wasn’t MY Hand that opened my wallet and typed in those numbers! No really officer, I’m innocent!

    It’s a mystery, but somehow I got a confirmation email from the Mint on a coin I had decided not to buy…

  7. smalltimecollector says

    Mike says

    November 17, 2016 at 9:57 pm


    It’s a mystery, but somehow I got a confirmation email from the Mint on a coin I had decided not to buy…

    the force is strong with this one.
    in the words of yoda; “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

  8. So Krates says

    @ Buzz Killington – Yes, agreed, that one looks bad. Seems to be the common FleaBay response. They would rather get their fees and chance a return than proactively kill a potential sale for something as trivial as counterfeiting. In their eyes there’s no difference between a fake designer handbag and a fake platinum coin.

  9. mark says

    EBAY is full of counterfeit morgan dollars/trade dollars they even ship them to you from china post . So many on there in the morning its not funny. The sellers all have the same m.o. Zero feedback selling just 5 coins, list as morgan dollars but sometimes they are trade dollars and all shipped by china post 10-35 days for delivery.

  10. bobo says

    These counterfeits coming out of China are a boon to the graders, since a graded coin is a real coin. How can we stop Chinese counterfeiters? Should Ebay stop listing Chinese dealers? Anyone who buys from a Chinese shipper is asking to get scammed.

  11. gatortreke says

    When I’m looking at electronics or coins on eBay, if it is shipped from China or Hong Kong, my default position is in the immortal words of Nancy Reagan, Just Say No,

  12. So Krates says

    @ bobo – Yes, good point about the TPGs, however the truth is I encounter more fakes in slabs than raw. The best cons will take advantage of your trust in TPG graded coins combined with the inability to handle, weigh, measure, etc.

  13. Buckeye says

    “Buzz Killington says
    NOVEMBER 17, 2016 AT 10:28 PM

    I reported this, but my reports of fakes never seem to result in anything.”

    I reported it as well,. I am going to add it to my watch list and see what happens with it.

  14. Larry says

    @ bobo. I read about what they did in India. They are trying to get all of the ‘corrupt” cash out of hiding by changing to a new version of their paper money. That is far from going cashless. They did this by decreeing the two largest notes must be traded in for the new notes, and the old note are now worthless.
    So keep buying gold and silver, there is nothing the government can do to decree they are worthless. Gotta love governments and fiat currency.

  15. data dave says

    43,728 * $865 = $37.8 million in sales. I think that number (40K) was what was originally planned for the half until they both increased the mintage and the price spread. I am sure someone has those original numbers for the dime, quarter and half as I have seen them on this blog.

    So I was wrong about the 4 hour sell out, but based on the number of buyers waiting for a lower price or the HHL to be eliminated, I see sales eventually exceeding 60K.

    The Mint should offer the rest of the dimes as part of a 3 pack special (same packaging though) and give you free shipping. This could then add close to 10K worth of sales to the quarter they can’t get rid of.

  16. cagcrisp says

    @data dave, ” I think that number (40K) was what was originally planned for the half until they both increased the mintage and the price spread.”

    25,000 @ $770.00…

  17. Dustyroads says

    Coin Week –

    “UPDATE, 11/18/2016: According to an announcement from Michael White at the U.S. Mint, first day sales for the 2016 Walking Liberty Centennial Half Dollar gold coin total 43,728 units sold. This represents about 62% of the maximum mintage of 70,000.”

  18. says

    Re: fake platinum coin on ebay: I’ve reported fraudulent activity with coins on ebay and they have NEVER removed anything. I bookmark and check back and they never delete any fraudulent listings. Keyword spamming either, or any other violation.
    Is there some way we could band together for a class action suit? Ebay gets a 10% sales commission and they love it when $800 to $1,200.00 dollar coins sell and the $80 to $120 commission rolls in. The money they make off of coins sales would easily enable them to hire people to prevent fraudulent listings and to handle return problems. Ebay purposefully ignores reports so you’d think that would make them criminally complicit and liable.
    As far as TPG go, from the stuff I have seen them do personally with my submissions, I am not so sure they actually consistently check coins to see if they are bonafide or not. That may seem laughable to some people, but they are very haphazard with how they grade coins. Once I sent in some Gairsoppa coins and I mistakenly put the wrong year on the coins. Sure enough, they took my word for the year and certified the coins with the wrong year. They didn’t seem to think this was a serious problem? Did they even look at the coins? They basically just went with whatever I said the coins were yearwise, so maybe they assumed I was right with the other coins too? In the same batch there was some Russian coins that I got from ebay from Russia. Are they authentic? NGC said they were (by grading them with a label indicating it was a Russian coin) but I am not sure they really examined them to the extent of ruling out a fake. They claim they don’t keep records on the coins. You’d think they’d weigh them , measure them, and notate the results but they lady I talked to said they didn’t. That’s just one instance out of a few mistakes they’ve made with my submissions.

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