On Wednesday, Jan. 4, the United States Mint increased prices on 17 numismatic gold products.
The U.S. Mint’s collections of gold coins have prices that can change weekly depending on the trending value of gold. The agency most recently reduced prices on Dec. 21 when the average for gold fell to between $1,100.00 and $1,149.99 an ounce. The yellow metal has since climbed to a more than 3-week high and is now trading over $1,171 an ounce.
The following table lists the old and current prices:
|Old Prices||Current Prices|
|2016-W Walking Liberty Gold Half-Dollar||$815.00||$890.00*|
|2016-W Standing Liberty Gold Quarter||$435.00||$472.50*|
|2016-W Proof Gold Eagle Coin (1 oz)||$1,460.00||$1,510.00|
|2016-W Proof Gold Eagle Coin (1/2 oz)||$745.00||$770.00|
|2016-W Proof Gold Eagle Coin (1/10 oz)||$165.00||$170.00|
|2016-W Proof Gold Eagle Coin 4-Coin Set||$2,705.00||$2,797.50|
|2015 & 2016 First Spouse Gold Proof Coins||$765.00||$790.00|
|2015 & 2016 First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coins||$745.00||$770.00|
*These are prices shown on the coins’ product pages, and likely the result of human error. Based on the Mint’s pricing schedule, the 2016 Walking and Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Coins should be $840 and $447.50, respectively. This article will get updated when we hear back from Mint officials about the two prices or they change to their expected levels.
Update (Jan. 5 – 4:15 p.m. ET): The actual product pages for the two centennial coins now reflect their correct prices ($840 and $447.50).
For some perspective, the U.S. Mint made eleven pricing changes in 2016, raising them six times and reducing them five times. In 2015, the agency made fourteen different adjustments, dropping them in eight instances and increasing them six times.
The above gold coins are found on the Mint’s website page located here.