It’ll be another short week of coin news, with New Years coming up and most of the world mints taking a break from releases until next week.
U.S. coin collectors can look forward to Friday’s release from the U.S. Mint of their 2015 Proof American Silver Eagle. The annually issued coin will probably be the most collected product of 2015. This year’s proof Silver Eagle had sales of 740,746 as of a week ago.
We’ll talk more about the Silver Eagle on its release day. Plus, we plan to publish some end-of-year pieces, talk more about product sales, and we hope to have some photos of the recently issued 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set.
Until then, here are last week’s five most read:
Collectible Coin Protection Act Law Becomes Law – A new strengthens the fight against counterfeit coins. Entitled the Collectible Coin Protection Act and numbered H.R.2754, the legislation was signed into law by President Obama on Friday, Dec. 19.
2015 America the Beautiful Quarters – Release Dates and Images – With this year drawing nearer to a close, interest in 2015 coin releases becomes more apparent. That is especially true for year-specific issues such as the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters which honor national sites in Nebraska, Louisiana, North Carolina, Delaware and New York.
1795 Boston Time Capsule Opening on Jan. 6 – Coins and other early-American mementos buried by midnight rider Paul Revere and Founding Father Samuel Adams will see the light of day for the first time in nearly 160 years, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) announced Tuesday.
2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set Available – A limited-edition set is available today featuring collectible coins, medals and stamps with portraits of Franklin D. Roosevelt and a booklet chronicling his life.
We wrote earlier about this set from the United States Mint, and it was the most read article of the week. Many thousands will sell.
2014 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin Record Ends at 44 Million – U.S. Mint sales of 2014 American Eagle silver bullion coins ended Christmas Eve, finalizing a record year in which demand for the coins often exceeded supply. "The United States Mint officially sold out of American Eagle silver bullion coins," said Adam Stump, deputy director of the U.S. Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications. "The Mint sold 44,006,000 Silver Bullion ounces in 2014."
for me 2015 will be my last proof ASE. that will be a 30yr collection. used to be there were gains to be made in lower mintage years but now the sales numbers are to high. i like the coins but it’s just dead money. I’ll go with other numismatic products as the opportunities come along.
I will collect the ASE until the day comes i can no longer..love these coins careless about numbers or price..just a coin collector.
I give them out for births and weddings. A really good looking coin to mark a special event beyond collecting and maybe it gets the recipients started in collecting a little.
I agree northwind, I am switching to the commemorative coins.
Isn’t the mint looking at new designs for the American Silver Eagle after year 2015. Anyone know?