Collectors will have to pay a bit more in 2018 to buy popular United States Mint products.
Late last week in a notice published on the Federal Register — the official source of notices by government agencies and a daily journal of their proceedings, the U.S. Mint announced new pricing for its core annual sets, American Silver Eagles, and America the Beautiful Quarters® and 5-ounce silver coins.
Overall, prices climbed from $1 to $5 for 13 product types. The following table lists the products and shows how much they have increased from a year earlier.
|Numismatic Product||2017 Prices||2018 Prices||Change|
|Silver Proof Set||$47.95||$49.95||+$2|
|America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set||$14.95||$15.95||+$1|
|America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set||$31.95||$33.95||+$2|
|Limited Edition Silver Proof Set||$139.95||$144.95||+$5|
|America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Set||$12.95||$13.95||+$1|
|America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Set||$5.95||$8.95||+$3|
|America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin||$149.95||$154.95||+$5|
|Proof American Silver Eagle||$53.95||$55.95||+$2|
|Uncirculated American Silver Eagle||$44.95||$46.95||+$2|
|Proof American Silver Eagle Bulk Pack||$11,329.50||$11,749.50||+2$ (per coin)|
Enrollment Saves on Shipping
On the flip side, there’s a way for collectors to save some money this year.
Many of the above products are available by subscription from the U.S. Mint’s Enrollment Program. This year the program has an added incentive of including free budget shipping, which amounts to a savings of $4.95 per order. Read more about the program in this CoinNews article.