The United States Mint on Friday, October 7, cut prices and then resumed selling its line of numismatic silver products. The proof and uncirculated American Silver Eagles and the two latest America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins had been suspended on Monday, September 26.
The suspensions were triggered due to the rapid fall in silver prices. The metal has since "stabilized" around the $30 an ounce range, or about $10 lower than where it had been during the first three weeks of September.
Sales of the silver sets, which were also suspended, returned earlier this week (on Wednesday) but without any price changes. The coins experienced significant adjustments, however. The .999 fine Silver Eagles each declined by nearly $10, and the ATB five ounce silver coins dropped by $50 each.
|United States Mint Suspended Numismatic Product||Pre-Suspension Price||Post-Suspension Price||Change|
|2011 Uncirculated American Silver Eagles||60.45||50.95||-$9.50|
|2011 Proof American Silver Eagles||68.45||58.95||-$9.50|
|2011 ATB Gettysburg National Military Park 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin||279.95||229.95||-$50.00|
|2010 ATB Mount Hood National Forest 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin||279.95||229.95||-$50.00|
|2011 United States Mint Silver Proof Set||67.95||67.95||None|
|2010 United States Mint Silver Proof Set||64.95||64.95||None|
|2011 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set||41.95||41.95||None|
|2010 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set||39.95||39.95||None|
In other recent news regarding two of the products above, the United States Mint has set deadline ordering dates for the 2010 Silver Proof Set and the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set. Their last day of availability, if they do not sell out first, will be Friday, December 30, 2011.