This week we’ll talk about new world coins from Australia and Canada, the U.S. Mint’s first 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters product, its first 2015 Presidential $1 Coin, and January wrap-up topics.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Mint will introduce its five-coin 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set for $14.95, and then on Thursday it will launch 2015 Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coins in rolls and bags at prices ranging from $32.95 to $111.95.
Coverage of the U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins will continue. Interestingly, the article on first day sales of the seven commemorative products picked up more reads than the piece about their release. We’ll have updated Marshals coin sales figures early this week. They won’t rise as much as they could have. By Saturday, 4 of the 7 products were marked as "out of stock," meaning the U.S. Mint has to strike and package more coins before those products will return on sale. There is a possibility that the three-coin proof set has sold out. Nearly 2/3 of the available 15,000 had been ordered in the first 12 hours.
Here are last week’s five most read articles:
US Marshals Commemorative Coin First Day Sales Hit $8.4M – The United States Mint has announced early sales of the 50c clad, silver dollar and $5 gold 2015 US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins. The series of seven products with six different collectible coins that celebrate the anniversary of America’s first federal law enforcement agency launched on Thursday, Jan. 29, at noon ET.
2015 US Marshals Service Commemorative Coins for 225th Anniversary – Now’s the time to get $5 gold, $1 silver and 50c clad commemorative coins honoring the 225th anniversary of the United States Marshals Service, America’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. Produced and sold by the United States Mint, buying options include 7 different collectible products that have discounted introductory prices ranging from $13.95 to $473.60.
2015 High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal Recommendations – Design reviews and recommendations are in for the 2015 High Relief Gold Coin and 2015 High Relief Silver Medal, one-year issues planned by the United States Mint based on the success of the 2009 $20 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle. Last week the United States Mint published design candidates for the two high reliefs. Both collectibles will share the same basic designs.
2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set Values Strong – Those who paid $13.95 for the U.S. Mint’s 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set could pocket some quick money. The sets are realizing healthy prices in the secondary market, with higher graded examples of its 2014-D Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin winning the most.
NASA Space-Flown Gold Sells for $1,373 Per Oz – It turns out that space-flown gold isn’t all that more expensive than regular earth grounded gold bars or gold coins, at least when buying from the government. On Thursday, Jan 22, a General Services Administration (GSA) auction of six NASA space-flown gold plates weighing 6,015.5 grams realized $265,607.