2008-W Uncirculated Platinum Eagles

In a surprise move, the US Mint has put the 2008-W Uncirculated Platinum Eagles on sale today. There had been no release date set in their product schedule or press release to pre-announce the sale.These are the so called "collectible versions" of the American Platinum Eagle Bullion Coins. They differ from the regular bullion coins by the inclusion of a "W" mint mark to denote West Point. The … [Read More...]

2008 Proof Platinum Eagles Suspended

Yesterday evening the US Mint suspended sales of the 2008 Proof Platinum Eagle Coins for all remaining options.A previous suspension has been in place for the past five weeks for the 4 coin Proof Set. The one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce individual proof coins now join the suspension.The 2008 Proof Platinum Coins initially went on sale May 5, 2008 when the price … [Read More...]

Circulating Presidential Dollar Direct Ship Rolls No Longer Available

The Circulating Presidential Dollar Direct Ship Rolls for John Quincy Adams are no longer available for sale on the US Mint's website.This comes less than one month after the program began and the rolls first went on sale. See: Circulating Presidential Dollars Direct Ship Program.Sales began June 11, 2008 and appear to have ended yesterday June 30, 2008.I haven't been able to locate any … [Read More...]

2008 Arizona First Day Cover on Sale June 30

The 2008 Arizona Official First Day Coin Cover will go on sale at the US Mint on Monday June 30, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET. The product page is already available on the Mint's website here.The cover will include two 2008 Arizona State Quarters, one each from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, along with a 42 cent Flags 24/7 postage stamp. The cover will have a postmark of June 2, 2008 from Grand … [Read More...]

Circulating Presidential Dollar Direct Ship Rolls Arrive

Earlier this month, the US Mint began the Circulating Presidential Dollars Direct Ship Program. Under this program, individuals and businesses can order up to $500 in Presidential Dollars directly from the US Mint at face value with no charge for shipping.The intention of the program is to remove barriers and improve circulation of the dollar coins. Most notably this program bypasses the Federal … [Read More...]

2007 US Proof Set – Last Chance!

If you have been planning to order the 2007 US Proof Set from the US Mint, your time is running out!Sales of the 2007 US Proof Sets will end once this year's set goes on sale tomorrow June 24, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET. (See the previous post on the 2008 US Proof Set.)The 2007 US Proof Set includes 14 coins:2007-S Lincoln Cent2007-S Jefferson Nickel2007-S Roosevelt Dime2007-S Montana Quarter2007-S … [Read More...]

Presidential Dollar Coin & First Spouse Medal Set XP1 Worth $200?

One of the Presidential Dollar related products issued by the US Mint last year is making quite a stir on the secondary market, but I am not sure why. It's the Thomas Jefferson Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set, US Mint Product Code XP1. The sets have been consistently selling for over $200 on eBay only a few months after selling out at the Mint for $7.95 per set. Here are the … [Read More...]

Louisa Adams First Spouse Gold – Initial Sales Figures

The latest coin in the First Spouse Gold Series honoring Louisa Adams went on sale May 29, 2008. After two weeks of statistics reported, the initial sales figures are tracking even lower than the previous coin in the series.The Louisa Adams First Spouse coin has sold 2,986 proof coins and 1,696 uncirculated coins as of June 12, 2008. This makes the total across both ordering options 4,682 coins … [Read More...]

2008 US Proof Set – Release June 24

The US Mint has just posted information on the release of the upcoming 2008 US Proof Set. The sets will be released on June 24, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET and will have the same price as last year's Proof Set.The release date has been known since the Mint updated its release schedule in May, but the product details including pricing information were only recently made available. This traditional … [Read More...]

Circulating Presidential Dollars Direct Ship Program

Yesterday the US Mint announced a new program to ship circulating Presidential Dollars directly to any interested retail establishments, financial institutions, and individuals. The best part of the program is that the coins can be ordered for face value with no extra charges for shipping and handling.The intention of the program is to remove barriers and improve circulation of the new dollar … [Read More...]