This week was absent of new products from the United States Mint. That won’t be the case next week as the bureau kicks off August with three new products.
By order of release, these include the 2013 5-Star Generals Profiles Collection, the 2013 William Howard Taft Presidential $1 Coin Cover, and the 2013 Reverse Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin.
As a quick reminder, these products will be the first new ones eligible for free shipping when they are ordered online.
Starting the week on Monday, August 4, is the 2013 5-Star Generals Profiles Collection for $74.95. Discussed previously here, the 50,000 limited-edition collection includes a:
- 2013-W Uncirculated 5-Star Generals Silver Dollar,
- 2013-D Uncirculated 5-Star Generals Half Dollar, and
- Bronze replica of the 1962 General MacArthur Congressional Gold Medal
Both coins and medal are mounted within an easel-type packaging that has profile cards of the 5-star generals along with historic information about them and the military. The collection is a bargain because it is $2.95 cheaper than buying the two uncirculated coins separately, and it has more.
Upon its sales launch, orders for the 2013 5-Star Generals Profiles Collection are accepted from this Mint product page.
One day later, on Tuesday, August 6, the U.S. Mint releases the 2013 William Howard Taft Presidential $1 Coin Cover for $19.95.
This 27th issue in the American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series includes two William Howard Taft Presidential $1 Coins from the first day of production at each U.S. Mint facility — February 11, 2013 for the Philadelphia Mint and February 6, 2013 for the Denver Mint. Both coins are mounted on a display card inside an envelope with a U.S. Patriotic Star stamp.
Collectors will find the 2013 William Howard Taft Presidential $1 Coin Cover on this Mint product page.
Rounding out the releases for the week is the 2013-W Reverse Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin. It launches on Thursday, August 8, with pricing decided on August 7. If the average price of gold continues within $1,300 to $1,349.99 an ounce, the reverse proof will debut at $1,690.00.
Previously discussed here, this special reverse proof commemorates the 100th anniversary of James Earle Fraser’s designs that appeared on Type I Buffalo (or Indian Head) nickels in 1913 and on Gold Buffalos since 2006. Unlike most Mint products, this coin has a four-week sales window that ends on September 5, 2013.
Ordering for the 2013-W Reverse Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin is accepted from this Mint product page.
The following table shows the product schedule for the United States Mint in August.
US Mint Numismatic Product Releases in August
|Release Date||Numismatic Product||Price|
|08/05/2013||2013 5-Star Generals Profiles Collection||$74.95|
|08/06/2013||2013 William Howard Taft Presidential $1 Coin Cover||$19.95|
|08/08/2013||2013-W Reverse Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin||TBD|
|08/15/2013||2013 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Sets||$12.95|
|08/26/2013||2013-S Ft. McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Quarters in 40-Coin Rolls||$18.95|
|08/26/2013||2013 P&D Ft. McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Quarters in Two-Roll Sets||$32.95|
|08/26/2013||2013 P, D & S Ft. McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Quarters in Three-Roll Sets||$46.95|
|08/26/2013||2013 P, D or S Ft. McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Quarters in 100-Coin Bags||$34.95|
|08/29/2013||2013-P Ft. McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin||$154.95|
For all these numismatic products, sales begin at 12:00 noon ET on the listed release dates. Those wanting to purchase by phone may do so at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), but then the Mint will charge its standard shipping fee of $4.95.