Historically, May tends to be one of the slowest months of the year for United States Mint product releases. May 2017 looks to be no different with just three scheduled to launch.
One upcoming product is the United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set®, also known as the "Mint Set." Priced at $20.95, the 20-coin set contains pairs of uncirculated examples of the main coins for 2017. The set includes a red folder of 10 coins from the Denver Mint and a blue folder of 10 coins from the Philadelphia Mint. Last year’s set is still available and has current sales of 279,770.
Then there’s the .9999 fine 2017-W Proof American Buffalo 1-Ounce Gold Coin. Its price can change weekly depending on the weekly average of LBMA gold. Today, it would launch at $1,640 based on gold’s position within $1,250.00 to $1,299.99 an ounce. Last year’s coin sold out with last reported sales of 21,878.
Finally, there’s a silver uncirculated coin depicting Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington, D.C. Priced at $149.95, the coin features a 3-inch diameter and 5 ounces of 99.9% fine silver. It marks the second 2017-dated release from the Mint’s program of America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins™. The first issued honors Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa. It has sales of 14,373.
Below is a table that summarizes the scheduled products and their prices.
United States Mint Product Schedule for May 2017
|Release Dates||Numismatic Products||Limits||Prices|
|May 2||2017 Frederick Douglass 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin||25,000||$149.95|
|May 11||2017-W Proof American Gold Buffalo||None||TBD|
|May 17||2017 Mint Set||None||$20.95|
Sale dates and prices are subject to change. All the products launch at noon ET on their day of release.
Place orders using the Mint’s website at catalog.usmint.gov or by phone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).