The month of June flew by and may very well have been the busiest month of the year for many collector expectations of “new coins”. You don’t need to look too much further for confirmation than the U.S. Mint. Their June release schedule promised a very active month:
|June 12||American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series – J. Adams|
|June 13||American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin|
|June 19||Martha Washington – First Spouse Gold Proof Coin|
|June 19||Abigail Adams – First Spouse Gold Proof Coin|
|June 19||Martha Washington – First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin|
|June 19||Abigail Adams – First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin|
|June 19||Martha Washington – First Spouse Bronze Medal 1 5/16″|
|June 19||Abigail Adams – First Spouse Bronze Medal 1 5/16″|
|June 21||United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set™|
|June/July||American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins|
|June/July||American Eagle Platinum Uncirculated Coin|
But wait… Interestingly, the Bronze First Spouse medals and the uncirculated American Silver Eagles are now set for July 15th; not June. How busy was the U.S. Mint in June? Well, that’s always hard to gauge until official numbers are released detailing what really went out the door. And to be fair, the US Mint doesn’t guarantee hitting the dates of previously posted schedules. Yet, it’s noteworthy that the One-Half ounce Gold variations of the First Spouse (Martha and Abigail) or no longer available. They sold out on opening day.
What’s the bottom line? As always with any new U.S. Mint coin you’re interested in buying and at your expected price: keep your desires somewhat guarded, check often for availability and buy quickly when the opportunity arises so you’re not having to pay more later.