Rising Silver Makes 2007 Silver Proof Set a Bargain

Recently silver has been taking the lead in the ongoing precious metals run. At the start of the year, the price of silver was $14.83 per ounce. As of the writing of this post, the value has risen to $20.68 per ounce. This represents a rise of nearly 40% in two short months.So far, silver's rise has not caused the US Mint to suspend or re-price any of their products, but it is creating some … [Read More...]

Bald Eagle Commemorative Sales Figures, 3 Coin Set Sold Out

The Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins have now been on sale for seven weeks. One of the ordering options has now sold out. This was the 3 Coin Proof Set, which includes proof versions of the $5 Gold, $1 Silver, and 50c Clad Coins. Sales of the other options continue to increase, although none are close to sell out levels yet.The following tables shows sales figures as of February 28, 2008 … [Read More...]

Precious Metals Keep Rising- Sales of Dolley Madison Uncirculated Coins Halted

Precious metals prices continue their steep ascent. This morning silver, gold, and platinum are all trading higher. Silver just broke through the closely watched $20 per ounce level. Gold seems poised to cross the $1,000 mark. Platinum hovers beneath $2,200.The U.S. Mint has been routinely suspending sales of coins with precious metals content as the bullion prices approach their product … [Read More...]

2008 American Gold Eagle Proof Coins Available March 4

The 2008 American Gold Eagle Proof Coins will go on sale at the U.S. Mint on March 4, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET. These are the collectible proof versions of the popular gold bullion coins featuring Augustus Saint-Gaudens' classic design.As in prior years, the coins will be available in 1 ounce, 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce, and 1/10 ounce sizes, as well as a Four Coin Set which includes one of each size … [Read More...]

U.S. Mint Website Down

Some portions of the U.S. Mint's website have been unavailable since at least 7:00 AM ET this morning.When trying to access the home page the following server error is displayed.Server ErrorThe server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request.JRun closed connection.However, I have found that certain internal pages of the website are still available if you have a direct … [Read More...]

The Price of Elizabeth Monroe vs. Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coins

The 2008 Elizabeth Monroe First Spouse Gold Coins will go on sale at the Mint today February 28, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET. This is the fifth coin of the First Spouse Gold Coin Series and the first of 2008.As mentioned in a previous post, the coins are priced several notches higher than the first three coins of the series, and one notch higher than the previous coin honoring Dolley Madison.As of this … [Read More...]

James Monroe Individual Proof Coins on Sale Today

The James Monroe Individual Proof Coin will go on sale at the U.S. Mint today February 28, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET. The coins are placed in an individual "pocket-sized" card.The coins are offered for $5.95 each. The Mint has placed an order limit of 5 units per household. The Mint's product page is available here.This is part of the array of individual ordering options that the Mint has been … [Read More...]

Oklahoma First Day Coin Covers on Sale Today

The 2008 Oklahoma Official First Day Coin Cover will go on sale at the Mint today, February 27, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET.The cover will include two Oklahoma State Quarters (one each from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints) from the first day of mintage. The card will have a 41 cent American Flag postage stamp with the postmark of January 28, 2008, the day Oklahoma Quarters were released.The covers … [Read More...]

2007-W Burnished Silver Eagles Sold Out?

As of yesterday, the 2007-W Burnished Silver Eagles are no longer available at the Mint. These are the special collectible versions of the American Silver Eagles that are struck on burnished blanks and carry the "W" mint mark.Many will remember that these coins seemed to have sold out in late November, however, they reappeared for sale in late December. Apparently, the Mint had run out of … [Read More...]

2008 State Quarters Silver Proof Sets on Sale Today

Sales of the 2008 State Quarters Silver Proof Set will begin today February 25, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET.This set will include 90% silver versions of the 2008 State Quarters featuring:Oklahoma Quarter - "Scissortail Flycatcher"New Mexico Quarter - "Land of Enchantment"Arizona Quarter - "Grand Canyon State"Alaska Quarter - "The Great Land"Hawaii Quarter - "King Kamehameha I"The sets are priced at … [Read More...]