US Mint Prices for Numismatic Gold Coins May Fall

by Mike Unser on December 18, 2012 · 4 comments

Retreating gold may result in lower prices Wednesday for numismatic gold coins sold by the United States Mint.

2012-W $50 Proof American Gold Eagle Coin

Proof American Gold Eagles are among gold coins that could see lower prices Wednesday

U.S. Mint gold coin prices were last adjusted on October 24, 2012 when the weekly average for London gold dropped to between $1,700.00 and $1,749.99 an ounce. The yellow metal’s average is now tracking well within a lower range of $1,650.00 to $1,699.99 an ounce, which calls for lower prices in gold coins.

That will happen if the London AM Fix price on Wednesday is lower than $1,740.45 an ounce and the PM fixing is under $1,700 an ounce. Gold is hanging around $1,675 an ounce as of this writing.

Update: The U.S. Mint on Wednesday cut coin prices before noon ET as the London AM fixing was $1,674.50 and the PM fixing was $1,665.00. The new gold coin prices are shown in the "Possible Price" column below.

Included in the table below are U.S. Mint numismatic gold coins and the possible pricing adjustments.

Current and Possible Gold Coin Prices

Numismatic Product Current Price Possible Price Price Decrease
Proof First Spouse Gold Coins $1,029.00 $1,004.00 $25.00
Uncirculated First Spouse Gold Coins $1,016.00 $991.00 $25.00
2011-2012 Proof American Gold Buffalo $2,010.00 $1,960.00 $50.00
2012 Proof American Gold Eagle (1 oz) $1,985.00 $1,935.00 $50.00
2012 Proof American Gold Eagle (1/4 oz) $515.50 $503.00 $12.50
2012 Proof American Gold Eagle (1/10 oz) $220.50 $215.50 $5.00
2011-2012 Proof American Gold Eagle 4-Coin Set $3,678.00 $3,585.50 $92.50

 

If coin pricing adjustments happen Wednesday, the U.S. Mint will halt online ordering of the affected coins for a short time. The entire process typically lasts less than 30 minutes and is usually over by noon ET.

Wednesday’s gold fixings will also decide the starting prices for the second term Frances Cleveland First Spouse Gold Coins. They go on sale Thursday at 12:00 noon ET.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

bill December 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm

yet, when repricing silver coins, the mint takes a few weeks.

speaking of, when will that happen, where is the silver grid?

corey December 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm

when would you suggest selling silver bullion and then when would you suggest selling silver coins or would you hold on to both and if so untill what sell price?

corey December 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Gold will return you can bet on that expecially with the false statments the governments have told the world about the u.s. Currancy just wait and see what happens then…

RonnieBGood December 20, 2012 at 9:22 am

Low mintages & lower pricing on Spouse and Buffalo Proof series make the choice easy for collecters that have been holding out.

If you take all of the gold mined for the last 6,000 years the volume would only fill three-quarters of the Washington monument. Other metals are rarer but gold is the world standard.

The shiny metal will fall in the short term but 16 trillion in US debt and with Europe in worse shape the logical choice for a safe haven is this rare desireable metal that will never fall to zero.

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