US Mint 2018 Pricing Revisions for Gold and Platinum Collector Coins

by Mike Unser on January 29, 2018 · 3 comments

2017-W $50 Proof American Gold Eagle, Encapsulated

A CoinNews photo showing a 2017-W $50 Proof American Gold Eagle. The U.S. Mint revised pricing for the annual series of coins, as well as others.

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.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

jim January 29, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Has anybody ever made a suit of high-end numismatic coins?

T January 29, 2018 at 9:54 pm

Lol. Very funny unintentional line up of an error. Maybe that was intentional.

I hope someone comes up with a good punch line for that question.

T

Joe Brown January 30, 2018 at 6:22 am

Now that you mention it, in the spring of 1978, my high school sweet heart* & *i, skip school spring was in the air, so we hoped on the T, and went down town for a sunny day at the park, we were sitting on a bench at the frog pond, sharing a smoke of panama red, and from a distance, we both sea this real tall dude, like 6’6”or more, with a big ”huge” ahtfhrow of flaming red hair glowing in the sun, wearing spec *Franklin shades, grin,in ear to ear, he looked so prod the way he was strut’in down the walk toward we were sitting, he was wearing a white, gold & green suit, with matching vest, about two size’s too small, i mean he did not have to roll up his pant legs to go into the pond, but his three peace suit had all these hi end early *American silver & gold coins in green & gold on white, he really didn’t need what we were smoking, but we were more than happy to share, just for a closer look at the coins on his ”suit” that he just picked up that morning at the goodwill for $2.75, but i didn’t check the inside of his suit jacket for the maker, someone did make it tho, it’s funny you should ask that ?, thank you so much, that was a priceless day. BIG SMILE*

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