U.S. and Royal Mints 2020 Mayflower 400th Anniversary Products Launch

by Darrin Lee Unser on November 17, 2020 · 95 comments

Today, Nov. 17, the United States Mint at 9:00 a.m. ET will release four products, two of which include coins from The Royal Mint (United Kingdom). The new products commemorate the 1620 sailing of the Mayflower bringing Pilgrims from England to the New World.

400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage Silver Proof Coin and Medal Set

U.S. Mint product images of their 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage Silver Proof Coin and Medal Set, one of the four products released today as part of the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage. Two of the products, including the one show above, are joint U.S. Mint-The Royal Mint offerings.

Mayflower 400th anniversary products include gold coins, a silver coin and silver medals with each in proof or reverse proof finish. All are issued in limited mintages.

"The United States Mint is proud to present a collaborative effort with The Royal Mint (United Kingdom)," indicates the U.S. Mint on its website. "The United States Mint Mayflower 400th Anniversary Program is a magnificent ensemble of coins and medals minted to honor an event that changed the course of human history — the trans-Atlantic journey of the Mayflower and its landing in the New World in 1620."

The four Mayflower program products include:

  • Joint 2020 Mayflower 400th Anniversary Two-Coin Gold Proof Set with a proof coin from the U.S. Mint and a proof coin from The Royal Mint. Each is composed from 1/4-ounce of .9999 fine gold.

  • U.S. Mint 2020 Mayflower 400th Anniversary Reverse Proof Gold Coin. This coin has the same designs and major specifications as the one within the joint two-coin set, but its finish is reverse proof.

  • Joint 2020 Mayflower 400th Anniversary Proof Silver Coin and Medal Set with a proof medal from the U.S. Mint and a proof coin from The Royal Mint.

  • U.S. Mint 2020 Mayflower 400th Anniversary Reverse Proof Silver Medal. This medal has the same designs and major specifications as the one within the just mentioned set, but its finish is reverse proof.

As described, the joint sets include collectibles in proof finish while the two individually sold products are in reverse proof finish.

Mayflower Gold Coins Designs

The Royal Mint proof £25 gold coin obverse bears the fifth definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen. The design was created by Jody Clark and has appeared on UK coins since 2015. Inscriptions read "25 Pounds," "ELIZABETH II" and "D G REGINA."

Coins of 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage Two-Coin Gold Proof Set

U.S. Mint images of the pair of 1/4-ounce, .9999 fine gold coins within the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage Two-Coin Gold Proof Set. Left: U.S. 2020-W Proof $10 Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold Coin (reverse and obverse). Right: U.K. 2020 Proof £25 Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold Coin (reverse and obverse). The U.S. Mint’s individually sold gold coin features the same designs, but in a reverse proof finish.

The reverse (tails side) of the coin depicts the Mayflower sailing through the rough seas to represent the unwavering determination of the passengers and crew. Inscriptions include "1620," "2020," and "MAYFLOWER."

For the U.S. Mint $10 gold coin obverses — both the proof from the two-coin set and the individually sold reverse proof, we find a Wampanoag family watching as the Mayflower arrives to the New World. Inscriptions are "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "PATUXET," and "$10."

Appearing on their reverses is a Pilgrim man and woman. A pair of mayflower blossoms is also shown. Inscriptions include "1620," "PLYMOUTH," "2020," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "AU 24K 1/4 OZ.," and "UNITED STATES of AMERICA."

United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Chris Costello created the obverse and reverse designs of the U.S. Mint’s gold coin, as well as the reverse of The Royal Mint’s gold coin. United States Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill sculpted the U.S. Mint’s gold coin obverse while its reverse was sculpted by United States Mint Medallic Artist Joseph Menna.

Mayflower Silver Coin and Silver Medal Designs

On the obverse of The Royal Mint £2 silver coin, we once again see the Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions offered show "2 POUNDS," "ELIZABETH II" and "D G REGINA."

Medal and coin of 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage Silver Proof Coin and Medal Set1

U.S. Mint images of their silver medal (left) and U.K. £2 silver coin (right) within the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage Silver Proof Coin and Medal Set. The U.S. Mint’s individually sold silver medal features the same designs, but it is in a reverse proof finish.

The reverse is also like its gold counterpart, showing the Mayflower in rough seas. Inscriptions read "1620," "2020," and "MAYFLOWER."

Finally, for the U.S. Mint silver medal obverses — both the proof in the set and the individually sold reverse proof, there is a depiction of a Mayflower family bracing against the cold and windy weather with the ship anchored beyond. A pair of mayflower blossoms flank the design. Inscriptions include "A CIVIL BODY POLITICK," "1620-2020," and "MAYFLOWER COMPACT."

Appearing on their reverses is a Wampanoag man and woman employing a planting technique of their people. Inscribed around the design are "SUSTAINERS OF LIFE" and "PEOPLE OF THE DAWN."

United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Chris Costello created the obverse and reverse designs of the U.S. Mint’s silver medals, as well as the reverse of The Royal Mint’s silver coin. United States Mint Medallic Artist Renata Gordon sculpted the U.S. Mint’s silver medal obverse while its reverse was sculpted by United States Mint Medallic Artist Michael Gaudioso.

Coin and Medal Specifications

  U.S. Gold Coins U.K Gold Coin U.S. Silver Medals U.K. Silver Coin
Finish/Quality Proof or Reverse Proof Proof Proof or Reverse Proof Proof
Denomination $10 £25 N/A £2
Composition/Alloy 99.99% Gold 999.9 Au 99.99% Silver 999 Ag
Diameter 0.866 in. / 22.00 mm 22.00 mm 1.598 in. / 40.60 mm 38.61 mm
Weight 0.2500 troy oz. / 7.776 g 7.80 g 1.000 troy oz. / 31.103 g 31.21 g
Edge Reeded Milled Plain Milled
Mint/Issuing Authority West Point United Kingdom Philadelphia United Kingdom
Mint Mark W N/A N/A N/A

 

Pricing and Limits

The following table offers product prices and limits.

Product Price* Initial Household Order Limit** Product/Mintage Limit
Two-Coin Gold Proof Set $1,500.00 1 4,850/5,350
Silver Proof Coin and Medal Set $150.00 1 9,200/14,200
Reverse Proof Gold Coin $715.00 1 5,000
Reverse Proof Silver Medal $76.00 1 20,000

 

*Prices for the gold coins can change weekly based on market conditions and the U.S. Mint’s pricing matrix. **Each household order limit expires Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 9:00 a.m. ET.

The Royal Mint will offer 500 joint gold sets and 5,000 joint silver sets in different colored packaging, which will be available for sale to their customers and distributors. Mintages for the joint sets represent combined numbers for sets offered by each Mint.

Ordering

The Mayflower 400th Anniversary Coins and Medals may be ordered directly from the U.S. Mint’s online store dedicated to the issues.

U.S. Mint customer service representatives can assist with any questions but are unable to accept credit card information due to operational adjustments in response to COVID-19.

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sam tweedy

GET READY FOR THE NEXT U S MINT “FIASCO” HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!! RUN FORREST RUN!!!! FAR FAR AWAY!!!! 9AM SHARP HURRY!!!!……….

BKk

Yup! Their web sight is already giving issues that were not in place for the last week,(browser checking, ect)
Why they (the us mint) feel they need to police it so heavily is beyond me.
The Lottery idea would be a good idea, but they would screw that up also.

Christopher Williams

Even though I was able to acquire one coin, I was encountering the same issues, Bkk,

Lonnie

Now I know why the US Mint is screwed up the Mint Director was appointed by you know who, just saying

Chris

Not interested in these coins. Lack the design and not like the Pride of two nations set that had smaller limited minatge and one year nicer designs. They should do what the Royal Mint does is put you in a queue.

Jake

Pride of two nations did not have lower mintage.

gary

i got both silver sets 9:01 hooray it’s about time i got lucky

CAC

15 minutes since they went on sale and all set are still available. I thought these would go fast.

Bob Silver

History has been so distorted by many in the Hate-America crowd. I don’t think many people know the significance of the event.

Jake

Got all 4 no problem, a little lag. Bought all four with seperate transactions in less than 5 minutes. After recent surveys with naxion I am completely satisfied with my purchase so far. B E A Utiful complete set

erv

Bought the two sets without an issue. The smoothness could be due to others not trying due to prior experience or the new time and some did not realize the time change.

Jake

I agree, I dont know how it would work long term but I am a fan of the 8 am release time today. As for others not trying because of previous experiences I would encourage them not to feel like it’s the mints fault they had a bad experience, keep trying, keep collecting. You can wish in one hand and want in the other. We all know what fills up with crap first.

Seth Riesling

Got my 4 products & checked out easily at just a couple of minutes after the 9am Eastern times release (8am in my Central time zone). Easy, fast, problem-free process for once!
I think a lot of people forgot these were issued 3 hours earlier than past new issues.

NumisdudeTX

Lex

I like it better when the time is different. Really shows who the collectors are because they have attention to detail

bkk

It could be just a lack of Interest in the coins

kevinh

Lack of interest and fed up with the USM.

Jake

I dont know how anybody could lack interest in Anniversary coins unless your only in it for the flip. These are not commemoratives, they are Anniversary products

kevinh

No interest in the flip and no interest in the anniversary of the Mayflower landing. Everybody has different interests.

Chas. Barber

No interest still trying to sell the 1920 Mayflowers 50c Commem MS65 for a decent price. Event is fading from memory & too large a mintage & WAY TOO HIGH A PRICE like $3k a Z gold…wtf

Bob Silver

Concur, it’s lack of interest. Glad to finally see that those who wanted these got one or all 🙂

David R Thomas

Was able to get the gold coins with no problems. I like the look of the coins.

Christopher Williams

I was only able to purchase the Silver Medal. For some reason, the PayPal option was not there for me.

PAUL CHIU

must be the 9AM time this time. Got all 4.

steve kirby

Nice trick by the mint, the 9AM is why I missed this release, I was ready to purchase at 11AM and they were sold out.

Paul Durand

My guess is that the time had to be early enough to coincide with a reasonable release hour at the Royal Mint, which BTW want at least $70 more for the silver set.

Christopher Williams

Also, I tried purchasing the Two-Coin Golf Proof Set but it was unable to process my order even though it still reads “Available” and it’s in my bag.

nuny

both gold options unavailable

dtg

9:15, all sold out!

kevinh

The reverse proof silver medal is still available.

Paul

The reverse proof is still available at 3:11 p.m. I’m surprised this medal did not sell out within the first 3 hours of the sale. Speaking as a collector, I think it’s a very nice medal to add to my collection. I would have liked to get the Silver dollar and medal set, but I got to the mints’ web site too late. That’s on me. I should have accessed the site at 9:00 a.m.

Seth Riesling

Too bad the silver medal does not have a Mint mark. The other silver medal last week also does not have a Mint mark. Medals with Mint marks usually are worth more. The U.S. Mint could have easily added the “P” Mint mark at nominal cost during the design process.

NumisdudeTX

Paul

I Agree.

Chas. Barber

Hard to buy a medal @ 3x spot. The design is so crowded like the Mayflower itself as I recall

Mark D.

Wow! Even knowing how wise you are, I never imagined you were THAT old.

Thomas Barron

Was able to get the gold coin in less than 60 seconds. Completely different experience compared to previous days. Everything went through on first tries. Now all the golds are sold out.

bkk

So Mintage Limit: 5,350,Product, Limit: 4,850 for the set and Mintage Limit: 5,000,Product, Limit: None, for the single coin, What is the real number of mintage for the coin?

kevinh

5,350 for the gold proof coin. 5,000 for the reverse proof gold coin. The 500 difference on the proof will be/is offered as a separate product either of the USM or British Royal Mint.

kevinh

Of course that’s trusting the USM numbers. Recently they had the 2020 S proof silver eagle listed as mintage limit 200,000 and product limit 200,000. Alot of people purchased it believing it would be rare, but the USM said they made a mistake and that it was just product limit 200,000 there are to be 50,000? additional in the limited edition silver proof set and 440 bulk packs for 1,760 bringing it up to 251,760 and they sold 200,008 of what was supposed to be a limit of 200,000 so…251,768+? Can’t always rely on USM numbers being trustworthy.

Dominic Paulo

That really irked me that they did that-it was almost a case of fraud-people bought the Silver Eagle thinking it was limited to 200,000-the mint should rectify the situation by announcing a final mintage and that they wont be producing anymore!!

kevinh

Not just almost a case of fraud. It’s not just a mistake because of the additional number for the limited edition silver proof set and bulk item. They sold over the stated product limit of 200,000 according tho the USMs own production and sales numbers. That is FRAUD!

Jake

I dont know why you let something you cant control bother you. If you dont like them too bad dont go away mad, just go away.

kevinh

Bye lol

Romuald712

Are the medals worth the money?

Jake

These are questions only you can answer

Chas. Barber

IMHO Not @ issue price, wait be patient the price will fall I got all the NAtional Wildlife silvers for about $22 each way under MINT price

CAC

As of 9:00 am central time the UK Mint still had the gold and silver sets available. Free shipping too.

kevinh

Don’t see the gold, but the silver set is $100+ more, should have free shipping.

Mark D.

As of noon EST, silver set (different box) is still up on Royal Mint site:

http://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/events/mayflower/400th-anniversary-of-the-mayflower-voyage-silver-proof-coin-and-medal-set/

However, cost is 195 pounds sterling — about $258 USD!

Gold pair is, “no longer available,” — was priced at equivalent of $1,715!

UK version of clad is still offered at 10 pounds sterling.

A UK-only gilded silver proof version for 70 pounds sterling, and a virtually identical piedfort version (twice the weight/thickness) at 115 pounds sterling, are also offered.

Ryan

My email said these would be available at 12pm eastern time. How’d did you guys get them at 9am???? I log in at 11:50am waiting and it only says “remind me”

TINA CHANDLER

I got the same email too that said 12 pm EST. When I double checked the U.S. Mint website it said 9 am EST. They did contradict each other. To be safe I logged on at the earlier time and was able to get one easily. So the email reminder they sent everyone was wrong. I’m sure there are probably lots of people not happy.

Ryan

Thanks! I’m pissed off at the new cloudflare software too. Won’t let me log in close to time to buy. Gotta be in there already and at the right time even if they tell you wrong. OMG!!!

ALEX Raposo

Same here…. 🙁

Ryan

Very dissapointed as well

Christopher Williams

The UK version is $100.00 higher than the US Mint and shipping isn’t free.

Adam L

I didn’t notice they changed the time. They did send me a email yesterday but it ended up in my Spam filter. Glad it wasn’t for a coin I really wanted and I just learned a valuable lesson that they might start changing the time.

Christopher Williams

I just received an email from the US Mint that unless I call within 48 hours to confirm my order, they will cancel it. Of course, I call, and the line is busy.

Christopher Williams

So I call customer service (a person I can barely understand) and they inform me that my order was cancelled because my CC was declined. I’ve been using it all day. I hung up on them.

Shep

Success! Both v75 silvers and the mayflower set!! A true stroke of incredible luck . By today’s sale I have observed the anti bot software working incredibly well. In the past I always lost to the dealer buying up the supply . I too was dumped on during the 19XE fiasco. “People don’t forget” . Once again pleased the US mint is playing defense For the people . While there will always be critics , some bot / hustler defense is better than none . The IS mint deserves a thank you for that.

Jake

Agreed TY

Chas. Barber

I thank the Mint- For NOTHING

ALM

my product notification said Nov. 17th 2020 at 12:00 P.M. (E.T.). What’s up with that????

gary

I received the united states mint 2020 holiday collection & gift guide and saw they are offering the limited edition silver proof set for $201.00 OUCH !!

Christopher Williams

Ouch is right!!!

Larry Westfield

Limited Edition Silver Proof set, was $149.95 for 2019 set, will climb to $201 for 2020.

Silver goes up…..silver products go up !!

2019 silver price $16
2020 silver price $25

And all your collected silver sets are now worth +50% more !!!

Chas. Barber

Uh Hello Larry!! No they didn’t.. the 2019 Silver ATB sets have about 1z net silver they were $36, when spot was say $25. They are now $66 with spot @ $24…..they ain’t worth more when you sell always remember it’s not what they ask but what do they really SELL or BUY for…..longterm losers are sets of Proof & mint setage YODA

Seth Riesling

Larry Westfield –

If all my U.S. Mint silver sets, coins & medals were worth +50% now, I would be living in Switzerland in a chalet next door to Tina Turner!

NumisdudeTX

kevinh

No, the silver in them is worth 50% more per ounce. The 2 1/2 ounces of silver in the LE Silver Prf Set that was worth $42.50 at Dec 2019 price of $17/oz would now be worth $62.50 if silver is at $25/oz.

Don

I tried to order the two coin set. They never went on sale. It appeared that all of the coins except the silver medal were already sold out. I wonder who the mint is selling the coins to before the NOON timeframe. What intrigued me is that the mint site did not show the normal slowness when selling a limited edition coin at noon. It was almost as if everyone already knew the coins were gone.

What is going on at the U.S. Mint?

kevinh

Everybody did know. It was publicized as a 9 am eastern on sale, thus there was no slowness at noon as the only remaining item was the RP medal which is still available at 11 pm eastern.

Henry

The gold reverse proof is available at 8AM Eastern this morning

Rodney Johnson

Noon eastern time became 9:00 AM eastern time, what retards

Larry Westfield

NOPE…..mint website always said 9am release….for weeks and weeks !!

Steve

Available right now, 8:30 am eastern time. All the gold coins. Grab them up.

sam tweedy

WHY?????

Steve

I guess cancellations, they where available this morning. I don’t know now. Check it out if you want one.

Steve

The Reverse Proof Gold is still available, 2 coin gold set is gone

Chas. Barber

Next coin issues @ 6am Eastern co-issue with Iran

Wally Prawicki

Thanks to my sister who alerted me early this morning that the gold coins were available and we were able to purchase them. The burning question remains: what then occurred yesterday that allowed them to release more today?

Steve

Cancellations is the biggest reason, credit cards that didn’t go through, people changing their mind and on and on.

Chas. Barber

People were able to get because of the exce$$ive price & relatively high mintage alot of WW2 vates, no more Mayflower vets…..

Henry

The gold coins are available this morning.

Burke Engelhardt

I have five (5) Royal Mint Medals and two (2) 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage Two-Coin Gold Proof Set. I went to buy them and then some how got two orders in… No clue on how that happened.

Christopher Williams

The “Silver Reverse Medal” is on “Back Order,” so I was finally able to get one after the Mint screwed up my initial order. The flippers discovered, there’s no flippin’ these. They’ll be a ton of charge-backs on Ebay.

George

Has anyone received their 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage Silver Proof Coin and Medal Set? Mine says it’s still processing, this is a week later.

Seth Riesling

My order is still processing as of today, Friday Nov. 27…

NumisdudeTX

George

Mine also, very strange. TY for your response.

Sherril

Mine is still in processing also??

FViia

Same here, still processing.

Ramona

My order still says processing. I called us mint today. Finally got a person who said no one has recieved the coin and medal set yet. Dont know why or when it will be thru processing.

George

Thank you for the update.

Sherril

Has anybody who ordered the mayflower coins had their coins ship?Mine is still in processing today November 27th?

Romero

Mine is still processing also, could it be they are waiting on the Royal Mint to complete the set???

Scott

I do not see a reply to your question. Did you ever hear anything? My set still says processing also. It has me worried.

Chris

I’m still waiting for mine to finnish being prossest they won’t even replay to my emails about it

Scott

I talked to them on the telephone and don’t worry about them answering. They have no idea what’s going on. They (2 people) told me that they are currently unavailable and the mint is making more. First of all the mint didn’t make the coins ( England did) and they are unavailable because we bought them in 15 minutes. So they are just looking at a computer screen and telling us what it says.