The United States Mint will release the first numismatic product of the year on January 5, 2011 at 12:00 Noon ET. The product will be the Yellowstone National Park Quarter Three Coin Set.
This product includes three Yellowstone Quarters, one uncirculated coin from the Philadelphia Mint, one uncirculated coin from the Denver Mint, and one proof coin from the San Francisco Mint. The coins are mounted on a plastic card featuring the US Mint’s new branding on the front and issuance information on the back.
Although this product seems simple enough, it is priced dearly at $14.95 plus shipping and handling. This is up by $1 from the Hot Springs Three Coin Set released just a month and a half ago.
If a single Yellowstone three coin set is ordered, the total cost would be $19.90 for the three quarters. I am going to have a post tomorrow on US Mint numismatic pricing. For now, on to other things…
2010 Proof Gold and Silver Eagle Sales Figures
A new US Mint sales report is available with updated figures on some recently sold out products. The 2010 Proof Silver Eagle, which sold out on December 28, shows last reported sales of 856,356. This will rank as the fourth highest mintage for a proof issue of the series. The only years with higher mintages are 1986 and 1987 when demand for the new coins was high and 2006 when the coins were incorporated into several 20th Anniversary Sets.
The 2010 Proof Gold Eagle individual one half ounce coin was adjusted to reflect final sales of 10,000. The Four Coin Set option, which sold out on Monday, shows sales of 36,029.
View the complete US Mint sales report.