US Mint Sales: 2018 Proof Palladium Eagle Debuts

by Mike Unser on September 12, 2018 · 8 comments

The 2018-W $25 Proof American Palladium Eagle lasted less than five minutes from its Sept. 6 launch before becoming unavailable. Its first-day sales reached 14,782 out of the possible 15,000 mintage.

2018-W $25 Proof American Palladium Eagle Photo

A CoinNews photo of the obverse or heads side of a 2018-W $25 Proof American Palladium Eagle

It climbed a bit since to 14,796, according to the latest United States Mint sales stats. That figure will change again and again as the U.S. Mint continues to reconcile orders. The 1-ounce, .9995 platinum coins was the Mint’s strongest weekly seller.

Weekly U.S. Mint Top Sellers

Here’s a listing of the U.S. Mint’s best sellers for the week ended Sept. 9:

  1. 2018-W Proof American Palladium Eagle (+14,796)
  2. 2018 Proof Set (+6,282 to 340,776)
  3. 2018-S Proof Silver Eagle (+5,006 to 119,125)
  4. 2018 Silver Proof Set (+3,103 to 224,488)
  5. 2018-W Proof Silver Eagle (+2,692 to 306,343)
  6. 2018 Mint Set (+1,998 to 175,301)
  7. 2018-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle (+1,083 to 117,198)
  8. 2018 George Washington Presidential Silver Medal (+870 to 11,085)
  9. 2018-P Cumberland Island Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (+814 to 13,794)
  10. 2017-W Proof Silver Eagle (+783 to 384,084)

In its latest report, the U.S. Mint published sales data for 176 numismatic products. Forty-one products outperformed their prior weekly gains against 64 previously. Not counting the newest proof Palladium Eagle so as to compare apples to apples, 6 products increased by more than 1,000 units against 5 previously. Two products saw their sales reduced compared to none previously.

In a change from recent weeks, sales of the no-longer-available 2018 Silver Reverse Proof Set declined by 125 to 199,052 units. It’s now at 99.5% of the maximum 200,000 sets. The set went off-sale on Aug. 21. Looking back from there, its sales climbed 429 in the week ended Sept. 2 and jumped 9,423 in the week ended Aug. 26.

Finally, the modest climb continues for World War I Centennial 2018 Silver Medals since their sales reopened on July 31. Their gains were smaller for a fourth week in a row, rising by a combined 252 pieces to 61,774. Their four prior weekly increases came in at 267 pieces, 416 pieces, 880 pieces and 4,910 pieces.

US Mint Sales: Numismatic Products

Below are tables showing the latest sales for U.S. Mint numismatic products. The sales period covers from Sept. 3 to 9. Products with an asterisk (*) are no longer available or had no reported sales.

American Liberty / 225th Anniversary Products

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018-W $10 American Liberty Gold Coin 23,261 23,392 131 0.56%
2017 American Liberty Silver Four-Medal Set 31,430 31,460 30 0.10%
2017-S Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set* 210,419 210,419
2017-W $100 American Liberty Gold Coin 28,993 29,066 73 0.25%
2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal 55,187 55,187

2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018-W Proof $5 Breast Cancer Awareness Gold Coin 9,562 9,600 38 0.40%
2018-W Uncirculated $5 Breast Cancer Awareness Gold Coin 4,086 4,097 11 0.27%
2018-P Proof Breast Cancer Awareness Silver Dollar 30,246 30,384 138 0.46%
2018-P Uncirculated Breast Cancer Awareness Silver Dollar 11,072 11,109 37 0.33%
2018-S Proof Breast Cancer Awareness Clad Half Dollar 16,523 16,572 49 0.30%
2018-D Uncirculated Breast Cancer Awareness Clad Half Dollar 9,906 9,932 26 0.26%

2018 WWI Centennial Silver Dollar and Medal Commemoratives

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Proof WWI Silver Dollar 54,130 54,792 662 1.22%
2018 Uncirculated WWI Silver Dollar 19,553 19,592 39 0.20%
2018 WWI Silver Dollar and Army Silver Medal Set 15,480 15,539 59 0.38%
2018 WWI Silver Dollar and Navy Silver Medal Set 12,083 12,127 44 0.36%
2018 WWI Silver Dollar and Marines Silver Medal Set 12,437 12,503 66 0.53%
2018 WWI Silver Dollar Coast Guard Silver Medal Set 9,248 9,274 26 0.28%
2018 WWI Silver Dollar Air Service Silver Medal Set 12,274 12,331 57 0.46%

2017 Boys Town Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
$5 Gold Proof* 1,822 1,822
$5 Gold Uncirculated* 2,947 2,947
$1 Silver Proof* 26,085 26,085
$1 Silver Uncirculated* 12,234 12,234
50c Proof Clad Half-Dollar* 17,639 17,639
50c Uncirculated Clad Half-Dollar* 15,525 15,525
Three-Coin Proof Set* 5,525 5,525

2017 Lions Clubs Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
$1 Silver Proof* 68,519 68,519
$1 Silver Uncirculated* 17,247 17,247

Clad Proof Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Proof Set 334,494 340,776 6,282 1.88%
2017 Proof Set 561,929 562,243 314 0.06%
2016 Proof Set* 595,184 595,184
2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 64,917 65,478 561 0.86%
2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 87,950 88,017 67 0.08%
2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set* 91,674 91,674
2016 Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set* 47,447 47,447
2016 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set* 231,549 231,549
2018 Happy Birthday Gift Set 13,948 14,118 170 1.22%
2017 Happy Birthday Gift Set 17,867 17,896 29 0.16%
2016 Happy Birthday Gift Set* 16,884 16,884
2015 Happy Birthday Gift Set* 14,470 14,470
2014 Happy Birthday Gift Set* 13,592 13,592
2013 Happy Birthday Gift Set* 12,028 12,028
2018 Birth Gift Set 18,302 18,632 330 1.80%
2017 Birth Gift Set 33,503 33,553 50 0.15%
2016 Birth Gift Set* 29,707 29,707

Silver Proof Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Silver Reverse Proof Set 199,177 199,052 -125 -0.06%
2018 Silver Proof Set 221,385 224,488 3,103 1.40%
2017 Silver Proof Set 350,810 351,070 260 0.07%
2016 Silver Proof Set* 369,849 369,849
2015 Silver Proof Set* 387,310 387,310
2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 64,696 65,162 466 0.72%
2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 88,097 88,166 69 0.08%
2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 95,711 95,711
2018 Congratulations Gift Set 19,269 19,269
2017 Congratulations Gift Set* 74,898 74,898
2016 Congratulations Gift Set* 5,966 5,966
2017 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set* 48,901 48,901
2016 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set* 49,647 49,647

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set* 50,737 50,737
2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set* 88,805 88,805
2018 Uncirculated Mint Set 173,303 175,301 1,998 1.15%
2017 Uncirculated Mint Set 283,674 283,762 88 0.03%
2016 Uncirculated Mint Set 296,582 296,582

Coin Discovery Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2014 10,190 10,232 42 0.41%

Proof Silver Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018-S Proof Silver Eagle 114,119 119,125 5,006 4.39%
2018-W Proof Silver Eagle 303,651 306,343 2,692 0.89%
2018-W Proof Silver Eagle (Bulk Pack – 210 Coins) 182 182
2017-W Proof Silver Eagle 383,301 384,084 783 0.20%
2017-W Proof Silver Eagle (Bulk Pack – 210 Coins) 240 240
2016-W Proof Silver Eagle 592,118 592,278 160 0.03%

Uncirculated Silver Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 116,115 117,198 1,083 0.93%
2017* 176,739 176,739
2016* 216,501 216,501

2018 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 4,660 4,766 106 2.27%
1/2 oz 1,585 1,647 62 3.91%
1/4 oz 2,637 2,738 101 3.83%
1/10 oz 9,808 9,971 163 1.66%
4-Coin Set 6,387 6,428 41 0.64%

2017 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 9,038 9,046 8 0.09%
1/2 oz 2,491 2,519 28 1.12%
1/4 oz 4,510 4,518 8 0.18%
1/10 oz* 11,163 11,163
4-Coin Set 9,813 9,813

2016 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 24,218 24,221 3 0.01%
1/2 oz 5,999 6,000 1 0.02%
1/4 oz* 7,135 7,135
1/10 oz* 21,629 21,629
4-Coin Set* 17,270 17,270

Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 7,142 7,192 50 0.70%
2017* 5,800 5,800

Proof American Buffalo Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Proof Gold Buffalo 12,483 12,651 168 1.35%
2017 Proof Gold Buffalo* 15,810 15,810

Proof American Platinum Eagle

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 11,208 11,342 134 1.20%
2017* 8,890 8,890

Proof Palladium Eagle

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 14,796

America the Beautiful 5 Oz Silver Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018-P Cumberland Island Silver Coins 12,980 13,794 814 6.27%
2018-P Voyageurs Silver Coins 15,005 15,147 142 0.95%
2018-P Apostle Islands Silver Coins 15,702 15,766 64 0.41%
2018-P Pictured Rocks Silver Coins 17,289 17,338 49 0.28%
2017-P George Rogers Clark Silver Coins 14,731 14,731
2017-P Ellis Island Silver Coins 17,670 17,670
2017-P Ozark Riverways Silver Coins 17,509 17,540 31 0.18%
2017-P Frederick Douglass Silver Coins 17,678 17,676 -2 -0.01%
2017-P Effigy Mounds Silver Coins 16,988 17,004 16 0.09%
2016-P Fort Moultrie Silver Coins* 17,882 17,882
2016-P Theodore Roosevelt Silver Coins* 18,917 18,917
2016-P Harpers Ferry Silver Coins* 18,896 18,896
2016-P Cumberland Gap Silver Coins* 18,713 18,713
2016-P Shawnee Silver Coins* 18,781 18,781
2015-P Saratoga Silver Coins* 17,563 17,563
2015-P Bombay Hook Silver Coins* 17,309 17,309
2015-P Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Coins* 17,461 17,461
2015-P Kisatchie Silver Coins* 19,449 19,449
2015-P Homestead Silver Coins* 21,286 21,286
2014-P Everglades Silver Coins* 22,732 22,732
2014-P Great Sand Dunes Silver Coins* 24,103 24,103
2014-P Arches Silver Coins* 28,434 28,434
2014-P Shenandoah Silver Coins* 28,451 28,451
2014-P Great Smoky Mountains Silver Coins* 24,710 24,710
2013-P White Mountain Silver Coins* 20,530 20,530
2013-P Perry’s Victory Silver Coins* 17,707 17,707
2013-P Great Basin Silver Coins* 17,792 17,792
2013-P Fort McHenry Silver Coins* 19,802 19,802
2013-P Mount Rushmore Silver Coins* 23,547 23,547

Presidential Silver Medals

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss*
%
Increase
2018 George Washington Presidential Silver Medal 10,215 11,085 870 8.52%
2018 John Adams Presidential Silver Medal 7,760 8,422 662 8.53%
*Gains are across two reporting periods.

Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 13,581 13,674 93 0.68%
2018-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 13,181 13,259 78 0.59%
2018-dated 100-coin bag (P) 1,223 1,232 9 0.74%
2018-dated 100-coin bag (D) 1,103 1,110 7 0.63%
2018-dated 250-coin box (P) 1,511 1,521 10 0.66%
2018-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,587 1,597 10 0.63%
2017-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 16,291 16,325 34 0.21%
2017-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 15,595 15,617 22 0.14%
2017-dated 100-coin bag (P) 1,666 1,673 7 0.42%
2017-dated 100-coin bag (D) 1,477 1,486 9 0.61%
2017-dated 250-coin box (P) 1,968 1,974 6 0.30%
2017-dated 250-coin box (D) 2,055 2,058 3 0.15%
2016-dated 25-coin roll set (P)* 17,890 17,890
2016-dated 25-coin roll set (D)* 17,434 17,434
2016-dated 100-coin bag (P)* 2,221 2,221
2016-dated 100-coin bag (D)* 2,131 2,131
2016-dated 250-coin box (P)* 1,955 1,955
2016-dated 250-coin box (D)* 2,138 2,138
2015-dated 25-coin roll set (P)* 18,763 18,763
2015-dated 25-coin roll set (D)* 19,021 19,021
2015-dated 100-coin bag (P)* 2,415 2,415
2015-dated 100-coin bag (D)* 2,455 2,455
2015-dated 250-coin box (P)* 2,329 2,329
2015-dated 250-coin box (D)* 2,311 2,311

Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 5,288 5,314 26 0.49%
2018-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 16,919 17,061 142 0.84%
2017-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 9,775 9,780 5 0.05%
2017-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 22,904 22,934 30 0.13%
2016-dated 200-coin bag (P&D)* 11,393 11,393
2016-dated 2-roll set (P&D)* 23,491 23,491

America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Issue 24,458 24,756 298 1.22%
2017 Issue* 29,972 29,972

America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2017 Issue 21,498 21,559 61 0.28%
2016 Issue 22,910 22,934 24 0.10%
2015 Issue* 22,356 22,356

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Voyageurs 11,764 11,876 112 0.95%
Apostle Islands 12,228 12,292 64 0.52%
Pictured Rocks 13,483 13,544 61 0.45%
George Rogers Clark 13,085 13,100 15 0.11%
Ellis Island 16,918 16,919 1 0.01%
Ozark Riverways 14,056 14,066 10 0.07%
Frederick Douglass 14,231 14,243 12 0.08%
Effigy Mounds 13,695 13,703 8 0.06%
Fort Moultrie 12,982 12,997 15 0.12%
Theodore Roosevelt 15,699 15,709 10 0.06%
Harpers Ferry 14,017 14,027 10 0.07%
Cumberland Gap 14,693 14,705 12 0.08%
Shawnee 15,176 15,188 12 0.08%
Saratoga* 14,950 14,950
Bombay Hook* 13,400 13,400
Blue Ridge Parkway* 17,165 17,165
Kisatchie Set* 15,196 15,196
Homestead Set* 16,114 16,114
Everglades Set* 14,373 14,373
Great Sand Dunes Set* 14,119 14,119
Arches Three-Coin Set* 15,859 15,859
Shenandoah Three-Coin Set* 17,351 17,351
Great Smoky Mountains Set* 18,588 18,588
Mount Rushmore Quarters Set* 17,924 17,924
Fort McHenry Quarters Set* 16,345 16,345
Great Basin Quarters Set* 15,526 15,526
Perry’s Victory Quarters Set* 17,643 17,643
White Mountain Quarters Set* 18,056 18,056
Denali Quarters Set* 18,193 18,193
Hawaii Volcanoes Quarters Set* 19,947 19,947
Acadia Quarters Set* 19,940 19,940
Chaco Culture Quarters Set* 20,028 20,028
El Yunque Quarters Set* 19,891 19,891
Chickasaw Quarters Set* 16,184 16,184
Vicksburg Quarters Set* 18,095 18,095
Olympic Quarters Set* 17,718 17,718
Glacier Quarters Set* 19,046 19,046
Gettysburg Quarters Set* 22,869 22,869
Mount Hood Quarters Set* 18,384 18,384
Grand Canyon Quarters Set* 22,133 22,133
Yosemite Quarters Set* 22,154 22,154
Yellowstone Quarters Set* 25,048 25,048
Hot Springs Quarters Set* 23,203 23,203

2018 Cumberland Island Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 2,537 2,808 271 10.68%
40-Coin Roll (S) 2,287 2,407 120 5.25%
Three-Roll Set 5,901 6,185 284 4.81%
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,512 1,601 89 5.89%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,480 1,556 76 5.14%
Two-Roll Set 5,345 5,452 107 2.00%

2018 Voyageurs Islands Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,269 3,285 16 0.49%
40-Coin Roll (S) 2,989 3,012 23 0.77%
Three-Roll Set 7,295 7,349 54 0.74%
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,836 1,844 8 0.44%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,776 1,784 8 0.45%
Two-Roll Set 5,724 5,750 26 0.45%

2018 Apostle Islands Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,744 3,749 5 0.13%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,227 3,237 10 0.31%
Three-Roll Set 7,602 7,636 34 0.45%
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,923 1,927 4 0.21%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,901 1,903 2 0.11%
Two-Roll Set 5,965 5,979 14 0.23%

2018 Pictured Rocks Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,873 3,880 7 0.18%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,487 3,494 7 0.20%
Three-Roll Set 8,320 8,355 35 0.42%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,110 2,115 5 0.24%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,038 2,042 4 0.20%
Two-Roll Set 6,244 6,254 10 0.16%

2017 George Rogers Clark Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 4,129 4,129
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,737 3,740 3 0.08%
Three-Roll Set 8,483 8,487 4 0.05%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,194 2,195 1 0.05%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,155 2,155
Two-Roll Set 6,482 6,488 6 0.09%

2017 Ellis Island Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 4,354 4,354
40-Coin Roll (S) 4,013 4,013
Three-Roll Set 9,007 9,007
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,392 2,392
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,241 2,241
Two-Roll Set 6,610 6,610

2017 Ozark Riverways Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S)* 4,076 4,076
40-Coin Roll (S)* 3,891 3,891
Three-Roll Set* 8,590 8,590
100-Coin Bag (P)* 2,167 2,167
100-Coin Bag (D)* 2,126 2,126
Two-Roll Set* 6,725 6,725

2017 Frederick Douglass Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S)* 4,246 4,246
40-Coin Roll (S)* 3,975 3,975
Three-Roll Set* 8,786 8,786
100-Coin Bag (P)* 2,328 2,328
100-Coin Bag (D)* 2,221 2,221
Two-Roll Set* 6,863 6,863

2017 Effigy Mounds Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S)* 4,211 4,211
40-Coin Roll (S)* 3,951 3,951
Three-Roll Set* 8,805 8,805
100-Coin Bag (P)* 2,324 2,324
100-Coin Bag (D)* 2,196 2,196
Two-Roll Set* 6,924 6,924

 

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Too bad the 12 Dealer-Flippers got most of them. They make the money from the poor saps who keep them in business. Better them than me!!! LOL…..

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I see the mint posted 10/18/18 release date for the limited edition silver proof set.I imagine it will have an S silver eagle this year as they minted them this year. a reverse proof would make the 50th anniversary really special. I can wish can’t I.

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The Proof Palladium Eagle is the most aesthetically appealing coin the U.S. Mint has produced in years.

Kudos to the U.S. Mint on a job well done!

Richard
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Richard

I agree it is beautiful. But wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had artists of high caliber who had new designs for such issues? The silver, gold, palladium issues are all using obverses that are over 100 years old. Surely we’ve made some artistic advances since then.

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Agreed, Richard….but these 2 high relief engravings have never been seen together on a single coin together until this coin was issue….that I’m aware of. And so while we are waiting for the US Mint to employ an engraver / sculptor as talented as A. Weinman or his son Robert Weinman, this Palladium Liberty will certainly be quite acceptable to me as high quality worthy of the investment into purchasing one.

I feel these high relief engravings are much more aesthetically appealing and technically advanced (different levels of frosting were used in this proof design) than the much, much poorer quality final engravings used for the 2016 Centennial gold coins….which I was extremely disappointed with.

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Thanks for the thoughtful reply. No question you are correct, except I just don’t see why another Weinman, Fraser, St. Gaudens, etc. isn’t out there. It is just going back over and over to the same designs, no matter how beautiful, that I find unimaginative. Yes, genius is not predictable, but to have several in a short time and then no such level of talent again…maybe the mint isn’t looking hard enough.

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1060 Ebay sales of the new palladium coin for over $2000. There is another 200 listing. It is heading towards a 10% turnover of these coins in a couple weeks. How many people that bought them actually bought them to keep? Who are the people paying so much over the issue price so quickly? It isn’t because they aren’t available on secondary market.

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I do believe many collectors got caught up in the frenzy and hype….understandably so for a coin of this exceptionally high quality. So when they were unable to purchase one direct from the US Mint, that panicky feeling of “Gotta get one right now” must have kicked in and some were willing to pay substantial premiums in the after market.

I understand that jonesing feeling….I’ve had it more than once in the past and it makes you do somewhat irrational things sometimes. So I’m not going to condemn those collectors who paid $2K plus for this coin.

Each person has their own ‘drug’….who am I to judge them for that.