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Collectors looking to shop for United States Mint clearance coins have just hours left. The Mint’s "Last Chance Sale" kicked off Saturday, November 15, and ends today, December 19, at 5:00 (ET). Still available are more than 100 old and new coin products that will "never be available again from the United States Mint." They […]

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Choosing which 2008 American Eagle Gold Proof coin to buy is becoming easier every day. The US Mint’s one ounce option sold out late this week, and the four-coin set just joined it. While the Mint recently slashed gold and platinum coins — more than 20 — from its 2009 numismatic portfolio, all American Eagle […]

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One US Mint gold coin sold out this week compared to the eight gold and platinum collector options that disappeared from Mint store shelves and were reported in last week’s figures. As the end of the year approaches, collectors have far fewer choices. The sales tables below are starting to settle down with many coins […]

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The proof one ounce is the first coin in the American Eagle gold series to disappear under the pressure of collector demand. The 2008-dated American Eagle Gold Proof with the "W" mint mark broke a relatively quiet week and sold out, joining the ranks of the Buffalo gold and Eagle platinum coins in the U.S. […]

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2009 Quarter Design Images for District of Columbia and US Territories The United States Mint today officially released the design images for new 2009 quarters honoring the District of Columbia and the five United States territories.

With a goal to assist in the selection of the most symbolic quarter design, dozens of quarter finalists were voted on earlier this year by residents in D.C., Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands.

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Eight US Mint Gold and Platinum Coin Options have Sold Out in the Last Week

US Mint Sales Figures ImageCollector gold and platinum coin sales have been ablaze with eight sold out options since last week’s U.S. Mint sales figures were released.

The final two one-ounce and one-half ounce uncirculated gold Buffalo coins departed over the weekend, and the last one-half ounce proof Buffalo went Monday afternoon with a surging 58.5 percent increase in sales over the previous week.

In addition, the proof American Eagle platinum one ounce, one-half ounce and one-quarter ounce options sold out Tuesday morning, the one-tenth ounce on Wednesday, and the four-coin set just this morning.

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The American Eagle Platinum Proof Four-Coin Set is the last remaining 2008-dated platinum collector product available from the U.S. Mint. The single proof one-tenth ounce coin sold out Wednesday, with all previous options — in both proof and uncirculated — already depleted. The last reported mint sales figures for the single coin was 2,694. The […]

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2008 American Eagle and Buffalo Bullion CoinsThe pace at which gold and platinum collector coins have disappeared from U.S. Mint store shelves is blistering. The final two uncirculated gold Buffalo coins sold out over the weekend, the last proof Buffalo went Monday afternoon, and the proof American Eagle platinum one ounce, one-half ounce and one-quarter ounce options sold out this morning.

Further, the Eagle platinum proof one-tenth ounce and four-coin set may be joining the "sold out" ranks since their shipping dates have been delayed. In past weeks, that has been a strong indicator of a quickly depleting inventory. It appears the proof and uncirculated American Eagle gold coins will soon be the sole remaining collector options available.

With all these latest sell outs, it is worth remembering the collector gold and platinum coins the U.S. Mint announced it will no longer produce in 2009:

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Program Nets Nearly $3 Billion from Increased Quarter Demand over Decade

United States Mint State QuarterWASHINGTON – The United States Mint is wrapping up the 50 State Quarters® Program, the national phenomenon that sent Americans searching through their change for the latest quarter to add to their collections.  It is estimated that 147 million Americans have been collecting the coins in the 10-year 50 State Quarters Program, which has honored each state in the order it ratified the U.S. Constitution or was admitted into the Union.  The program, authorized by Congress, kicked off in early 1999 with the introduction of the Delaware quarter and concludes at the end of 2008 with the Hawaii commemorative quarter-dollar coin. 

 

"This groundbreaking initiative has been the most successful coin program in the Nation’s history," said United States Mint Director Ed Moy, who participated in the launch ceremony for the Hawaii quarter on November 10, 2008.  "The 50 State Quarters Program has educated a generation of Americans about the history and geography of the States.  It has also generated tremendous state pride and encouraged citizens to consider which images should symbolize the region where they live."

 

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Time is running out to order 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins, the United States Mint reminded collectors in a notice Wednesday. Sales for all options end Friday, December 12, at 5 p.m. (ET). All three legal tender coins (gold, silver & clad) celebrate the successful recovery and restoration of the Bald Eagle to America’s skies […]

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