The United States Mint last week rolled out 2018 pricing revisions for its suit of high-end numismatic coins.
The agency’s collections of gold and platinum coins have prices that can change weekly depending on the trending value of precious metals. Coin pricing is evaluated every Wednesday and modified as necessary.
The Mint’s procedures remain the same with pricing criteria and under-the-hood calculations essentially unchanged. It is coin premiums that are different. A coin under the new pricing tables will cost more than in the last few years. All else being equal, price increases range from about $2.50 to $20 for American Eagle and Buffalo coins.
Using the current weekly averages of LBMA gold and platinum as baselines, the following table shows the pricing differences for popular collector coins from 2017 to 2018.
|2016 & 2017 Prices||2018 Prices||Increase|
|American Eagle 1oz Platinum Proof Coin||$1,400.00||$1,420.00||$20|
|American Eagle 1 oz Gold Proof Coin||$1,660.00||$1,677.50||$17.50|
|American Eagle 1/2 oz Gold Proof Coin||$845.00||$855.00||$10|
|American Eagle 1/4 oz Gold Proof Coin||$435.00||$440.00||$5|
|American Eagle 1/10 oz Gold Proof Coin||$185.00||$187.50||$2.50|
|American Eagle Gold Proof 4-Coin Set||$3,075.00||$3,107.50||$32.50|
|American Eagle 1 oz Gold Uncirculated Coin||$1,625.00||$1,640.00||$15|
|American Buffalo 1 oz Gold Proof Coin||$1,690.00||$1,710.00||$20|
The U.S. Mint continues to offer prior-year gold coins online here. 2018-dated Proof American Gold Eagles will be released in March and the 2018 Proof American Gold Buffalo arrives sometime in spring. The agency’s 2018-dated proof Platinum Eagle launched last week and posted one-day sales of 4,420 coins.