US Mint Sales: 2024-W Proof Gold Eagles and Garfield Medal Debut

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Image of obverse 2024-W $50 Proof American Gold Eagle
Image of a 2024-W $50 Proof American Gold Eagle

The United States Mint introduced two products last week: the James A. Garfield Presidential Silver Medal on April 30, and the 2024-W Proof American Gold Eagles on May 2. Both were among the top weekly sellers for the U.S. Mint.

Priced at $75, the 1-ounce .999 fine silver medal featuring Garfield recorded initial sales of 13,910, making it the U.S. Mint’s best-selling product for the week ending May 5. Its sales already surpass those of any other Presidential silver medal released since 2021, except for the Abraham Lincoln medal, which has reached 19,017. That said, a similar situation briefly occurred with the two preceding medals honoring Rutherford B. Hayes and Ulysses S. Grant. However, both later experienced some negative adjustments.

Released on May 2 with prices ranging from $365 to $5,980, the newest collection of proof Gold Eagles saw a combined 25,280 coins ordered within four days. In contrast, last year’s proof Gold Eagle products recorded combined sales of 36,274 coins, while those from 2023 posted total sales of 54,222, all within their respective four-day starting periods. The initial prices for the 2022 and 2023-dated proof Gold Eagles were the same and lower than those for 2024.

To provide a clearer insight into their sales performance, here’s a breakdown of debut sales by product option for the years 2022, 2023, and 2024:

2024-W Proof Gold Eagles Debut Sales

Product Option Product Limit Initial Price Mintage Limit Reported Sales
2024 $50 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (1 oz.) 9,500 $3,200.00 19,500 1,784
2024 $25 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (1/2 oz.) 5,000 $1,625.00 15,000 980
2024 $10 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (1/4 oz.) 8,000 $840.00 18,000 3,833
2024 $5 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (1/10 oz.) 18,000 $365.00 28,000 4,439
2024 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins (Four-Coin Set) 10,000 $5,980.00 N/A 3,561

2023-W Proof Gold Eagles Debut Sales

Product Option Product Limit Initial Price Mintage Limit Reported Sales
2023 $50 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (1 oz.) 9,500 $2,850.00 22,500 4,099
2023 $25 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (1/2 oz.) 3,000 $1,450.00 16,000 1,380
2023 $10 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (1/4 oz.) 6,000 $752.50 19,000 4,065
2023 $5 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (1/10 oz.) 18,000 $330.00 31,000 5,642
2023 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins (Four-Coin Set) 13,000 $5,332.50 N/A 5,272

2022-W Proof Gold Eagles Debut Sales

Product Option Product Limit Initial Price Mintage Limit Reported Sales
2022 $50 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (1 oz.) 6,000 $2,850.00 16,000 5,119
2022 $25 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (1/2 oz.) 2,000 $1,450.00 12,000 1,982
2022 $10 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (1/4 oz.) 4,500 $752.50 14,500 4,379
2022 $5 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (1/10 oz.) 14,000 $330.00 24,000 7,930
2022 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins (Four-Coin Set) 10,000 $5,332.50 N/A 8,703

 

2024 P&D Kennedy Half Dollar Two-Roll Set Sales Surpass Limit

Elsewhere, two-roll sets of 2024 Kennedy half dollars registered a weekly increase of 970 units, bringing their total sales to 26,542 units – a figure that is 292 higher than the Mint’s stated product limit of 26,250 for the set. On Tuesday, May 7, the rolls were still available for purchase at https://catalog.usmint.gov. Since then, their status has changed to "currently unvailable."

Along with the rolls, which were released on April 23, the Mint also offers a 200-coin bag containing the halves. Sales of these bags increased by 219 units to 7,060. The bags have a stated product limit of 11,550.

U.S. Mint Top Seller’s

Here is the roster of the U.S. Mint’s most sought-after numismatic products for the week ending on May 5:

  1. 2024 James A. Garfield Presidential Silver Medal (+13,910)
  2. 2024-W $5 Proof Gold Eagle (+4,439)
  3. 2024-W $10 Proof Gold Eagle (+3,833)
  4. 2024-W Proof Gold Eagle Four-Coin Set (+3,561)
  5. 2024 Proof Set (+2,599 to 207,468)
  6. 2024-W $50 Proof Gold Eagle (+1,784)
  7. 2024-W Proof Silver Eagle (+1,738 to 244,920)
  8. 2024 Congratulations Set (+1,046 to 20,924)
  9. 2024-W $25 Proof Gold Eagle (+980)
  10. 2024 Kennedy Two-Roll Sets (+970 to 26,542)

In its latest report, the U.S. Mint published sales data for 450 numismatic products. The data revealed that 86 products outperformed their sales from the previous week, compared to 52 in the prior report. Three products experienced week-over-week increases of more than 1,000 units, compared to 1 in the prior report.

In addition, there were 8 products that recorded negative weekly sales, compared to 12 in the previous report. The reductions ranged from 1 to 12, with the latter tagged to the 2024-P Alabama American Innovation 25-Coin Rolls.

US Mint Sales: Numismatic Products

Below are tables showing the latest available sales for U.S. Mint numismatic products. The sales period covers from April 29 to May 5. Products with an asterisk (*) are no longer available or had no reported sales.

2024 Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2024-S Proof Greatest Generation Half Dollar 14,451 14,655 204 1.41%
2024-D Uncirculated Greatest Generation Half Dollar 6,552 6,622 70 1.07%
2024-P Proof Greatest Generation Silver Dollar 23,126 23,583 457 1.98%
2024-P Uncirculated Greatest Generation Silver Dollar 8,490 8,593 103 1.21%
2024-W Proof Greatest Generation $5 Gold Coin 1,228 1,256 28 2.28%
2024-W Uncirculated Greatest Generation $5 Gold Coin 1,007 1,028 21 2.09%
2024 Greatest Generation Three-Coin Proof Set 3,682 3,720 38 1.03%
2024-S Proof Harriet Tubman Half Dollar 10,258 10,310 52 0.51%
2024-D Uncirculated Harriet Tubman Half Dollar 5,491 5,501 10 0.18%
2024-P Proof Harriet Tubman Silver Dollar 17,046 17,192 146 0.86%
2024-P Uncirculated Harriet Tubman Silver Dollar 6,139 6,167 28 0.46%
2024-W Proof Harriet Tubman $5 Gold Coin 1,377 1,379 2 0.15%
2024-W Uncirculated Harriet Tubman $5 Gold Coin 1,069 1,074 5 0.47%
2024 Harriet Tubman Three-Coin Proof Set 3,784 3,789 5 0.13%

Morgan & Peace Silver Dollars

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2023-S Morgan & Peace Silver Dollar Reverse Proof Set 247,755 247,755
2023-S Proof Morgan Silver Dollar 349,379 349,834 455 0.13%
2023-S Proof Morgan Silver Dollar (Bulk – 40 Coins) 443 443
2023-S Proof Peace Silver Dollar 317,958 318,308 350 0.11%
2023-S Proof Peace Silver Dollar (Bulk – 40 Coins) 438 438
2023-P Uncirculated Morgan Silver Dollar 260,520 260,520
2023-P Uncirculated Morgan Silver Dollar (40 – Bulk) 330 330
2023-P Uncirculated Peace Silver Dollar 260,423 260,422 -1 0.00%
2023-P Uncirculated Peace Silver Dollar (40 – Bulk) 338 338

2024 Liberty & Britannia

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2024-W Liberty & Britannia Gold Coin 5,470 5,463 -7 -0.13%
2024-P Liberty & Britannia Silver Medal 32,745 32,739 -6 -0.02%

Armed Forces Silver Medals

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
U.S. Army 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal 9,988 9,988
U.S. Marine Corps 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal 9,988 9,988
U.S. Navy 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal 9,987 9,987
U.S. Coast Guard 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal 9,955 9,955
U.S. Air Force 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal 9,953 9,953
U.S. Marine Corps 1 Ounce Silver Medal 18,902 19,027 125 0.66%
U.S. Navy 1 Ounce Silver Medal 20,490 20,639 149 0.73%
U.S. Coast Guard 1 Ounce Silver Medal 17,849 17,895 46 0.26%
U.S. Air Force 1 Ounce Silver Medal 20,449 20,548 99 0.48%

American Liberty Products

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2023-W $100 American Liberty Gold Coin 12,187 12,187
2023-P American Liberty Silver Medal 31,768 31,873 105 0.33%
2022-P American Liberty Silver Medal 74,357 74,357
2021-W $100 American Liberty Gold Coin 12,471 12,471
2019-W $100 American Liberty Gold Coin 24,609 24,609
2019-P American Liberty Silver Medal 44,928 44,928
2018-W $10 American Liberty Gold Coin 59,715 59,714 -1 0.00%
2017 American Liberty Silver Four-Medal Set* 32,647 32,647
2017-S Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set* 210,419 210,419
2017-W $100 American Liberty Gold Coin 39,249 39,249
2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal* 55,187 55,187

Clad Proof Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2024 Proof Set 204,869 207,468 2,599 1.27%
2023 Proof Set* 369,230 369,222 -8 0.00%
2022 Proof Set* 400,016 400,016
2021 Proof Set* 512,848 512,848
2020 Proof Set* 464,658 464,658
2019 Proof Set* 601,364 601,364
2018 Proof Set* 517,081 517,081
2017 Proof Set* 568,678 568,678
2023 American Innovation Dollars Proof Set 54,080 54,154 74 0.14%
2022 American Innovation Dollars Proof Set 79,627 79,746 119 0.15%
2021 American Innovation Dollars Proof Set 85,907 85,946 39 0.05%
2020 American Innovation Dollars Proof Set 107,066 107,066
2019 American Innovation Dollars Proof Set 148,559 148,559
2024 American Women Quarters Proof Set 35,764 35,985 221 0.62%
2023 American Women Quarters Proof Set 56,247 56,315 68 0.12%
2022 American Women Quarters Proof Set* 42,821 42,821
2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set* 64,242 64,242
2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 84,697 84,697
2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set* 86,697 86,697

Silver Proof Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2023 Silver Proof Set 191,870 192,037 167 0.09%
2022 Silver Proof Set 248,125 248,124 -1 0.00%
2021 Silver Proof Set 302,590 302,592 2 0.00%
2020 Silver Proof Set* 313,183 313,183
2019 Silver Proof Set* 412,708 412,708
2018 Silver Proof Set* 332,273 332,273
2018 Silver Reverse Proof Set* 199,116 199,116
2024 American Women Quarters Silver Proof Set 30,229 30,437 208 0.69%
2023 American Women Quarters Silver Proof Set 45,118 45,138 20 0.04%
2022 American Women Quarters Silver Proof Set 57,701 57,701
2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set* 64,012 64,012
2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set* 78,588 78,588
2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set* 79,301 79,301
2024 Congratulations Gift Set 19,878 20,924 1,046 5.26%
2023 Congratulations Gift Set 39,275 39,275
2022 Congratulations Gift Set 29,710 29,710
2021 Congratulations Gift Set* 39,997 39,997
2020 Congratulations Gift Set* 24,468 24,468
2019 Congratulations Gift Set* 31,638 31,638
2023 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set 25,254 25,343 89 0.35%
2022 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set 49,711 49,711
2021 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set 48,712 48,712
2020 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set* 50,061 50,061

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2023 Uncirculated Mint Set 177,476 177,739 263 0.15%
2022 Uncirculated Mint Set 249,992 249,992
2021 Uncirculated Mint Set 229,857 229,912 55 0.02%
2020 Uncirculated Mint Set* 211,787 211,787
2019 Uncirculated Mint Set* 346,117 346,117
2018 Uncirculated Mint Set* 257,536 257,536
2017 Uncirculated Mint Set* 286,813 286,813

Kids Coin Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019 Youth Coin and Currency Set 24,888 24,888
2019 Explore and Discover Coin Set 44,127 44,166 39 0.09%
2019 Rocketship* 49,921 49,921
2014 Coin Discovery Set* 13,151 13,151

Ornaments

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2023 U.S. Mint Ornament 5,005 5,009 4 0.08%
2023 Mighty Minters Ornament 3,048 3,049 1 0.03%
2022 U.S. Mint Ornament 5,758 5,759 1 0.02%
2022 Mighty Minters Ornament 4,106 4,107 1 0.02%
2023 Bessie Coleman Ornament 1,228 1,228
2023 Edith Kanakaʻole Ornament; 1,397 1,401 4 0.29%
2023 Eleanor Roosevelt Ornament 1,691 1,691
2023 Jovita Idar Ornament 1,237 1,237
2023 Maria Tallchief Ornament 1,466 1,466
2022 Maya Angelou Ornament 3,261 3,263 2 0.06%
2022 Dr. Sally Ride Ornament 3,359 3,361 2 0.06%
2022 Wilma Mankiller Ornament 2,328 2,328
2022 Nina Otero-Warren Ornament 1,823 1,824 1 0.05%
2022 Anna May Wong Ornament 3,237 3,238 1 0.03%
2021 Mighty Minters Ornament 4,821 4,821
2021 U.S. Mint Ornament 7,969 7,969
2020 Mighty Minters Ornament 4,581 4,581
2020 U.S. Mint Ornament 6,699 6,699
2019 Mighty Minters Ornament 7,105 7,105
2019 U.S. Mint Ornament 11,965 11,965

Proof & Reverse Proof Silver Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2024-W Proof Silver Eagle 243,182 244,920 1,738 0.71%
2024-W Proof Silver Eagle (Bulk – 40 Coins) 1,392 1,417 25 1.80%
2023-S Proof Silver Eagle 179,262 179,386 124 0.07%
2023-S Proof Silver Eagle (Bulk – 40 Coins) 743 743
2022-S Proof Silver Eagle 199,698 199,698
2022-S Proof Silver Eagle (Bulk – 40 Coins) 2,925 2,925
2023-W Proof Silver Eagle 436,420 436,421 1 0.00%
2023-W Proof Silver Eagle (Bulk – 40 Coins) 2,118 2,118
2022-W Proof Silver Eagle 496,993 496,993
2022-W Proof Silver Eagle (Bulk – 40 Coins) 4,106 4,106
2021 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle Two-Coin Set* 124,917 124,917
2021-S Proof Silver Eagle, Type 2* 199,744 199,744
2021-S Proof Silver Eagle, Type 2 (Bulk – 40 Coins)* 652 652
2021-W Proof Silver Eagle, Type 2* 300,096 300,096
2021-W Proof Silver Eagle, Type 2 (Bulk – 40 Coins)* 2,142 2,142
2021-W Proof Silver Eagle, Type 1* 299,898 299,898
2021-W Proof Silver Eagle, Type 1 (Bulk – 40 Coins)* 686 686

Uncirculated Silver Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2023 137,901 137,981 80 0.06%
2022 160,384 160,384
2022 Bulk 40 987 987
2021* 174,933 174,933
2021 Bulk 40* 324 324

2024 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 1,784
1/2 oz 980
1/4 oz 3,833
1/10 oz 4,439
4-Coin Set 3,561

2023 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 6,472 6,472
1/2 oz 2,011 2,011
1/4 oz 4,492 4,492
1/10 oz 13,420 13,420
4-Coin Set 9,976 9,976

2022 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 5,913 5,913
1/2 oz 1,970 1,970
1/4 oz 4,464 4,464
1/10 oz 13,806 13,806
4-Coin Set 9,906 9,906

Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2023 6,340 6,377 37 0.58%
2022 8,855 8,855
2021* 8,964 8,964
2020* 6,284 6,284
2019* 5,851 5,851

Proof American Buffalo Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2023 Proof Gold Buffalo 15,353 15,378 25 0.16%
2022 Proof Gold Buffalo 15,943 15,943
2021 Proof Gold Buffalo* 16,969 16,969
2020 Proof Gold Buffalo* 11,887 11,887
2019 Proof Gold Buffalo* 14,844 14,844

Barbara Bush First Spouse Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2020-W Proof 2,968 2,968
2020-W Uncirculated 1,967 1,967

Proof American Platinum Eagle

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2024 4,469 4,497 28 0.63%
2023 8,315 8,321 6 0.07%
2022 9,941 9,941
2021 9,884 9,884
2020 9,835 9,835
2019 11,268 11,268
2018 16,172 16,172
2017* 8,890 8,890

American Palladium Eagle

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2023-W Uncirculated 5,359 5,369 10 0.19%
2022-W Reverse Proof 7,372 7,372
2021-W Proof 5,170 5,170
2020-W Uncirculated 9,746 9,746
2019-W Reverse Proof 18,839 18,839
2018-W Proof* 14,986 14,986

Presidential Silver Medals

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2024 James A. Garfield Presidential Silver Medal 13,910
2024 Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Silver Medal 11,307 11,359 52 0.46%
2023 Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Silver Medal 13,336 13,366 30 0.22%
2023 Andrew Johnson Presidential Silver Medal 12,483 12,493 10 0.08%
2023 Abraham Lincoln Presidential Silver Medal 18,969 19,017 48 0.25%
2023 James Buchanan Presidential Silver Medal 12,331 12,339 8 0.06%
2021 Franklin Pierce Presidential Silver Medal 12,588 12,591 3 0.02%
2022 Millard Fillmore Presidential Silver Medal 12,694 12,698 4 0.03%
2022 Zachary Taylor Presidential Silver Medal 13,078 13,087 9 0.07%
2022 James Knox Polk Presidential Silver Medal 13,313 13,317 4 0.03%
2021 John Tyler Presidential Silver Medal 13,723 13,726 3 0.02%
2021 William Henry Harrison Presidential Silver Medal 13,666 13,672 6 0.04%
2021 Martin Van Buren Presidential Silver Medal 13,810 13,815 5 0.04%
2020 Andrew Jackson Presidential Silver Medal 16,742 16,749 7 0.04%
2019 John Quincy Adams Presidential Silver Medal 14,895 14,899 4 0.03%
2019 James Monroe Presidential Silver Medal 15,362 15,366 4 0.03%
2019 James Madison Presidential Silver Medal 17,002 17,007 5 0.03%
2019 Thomas Jefferson Presidential Silver Medal 24,426 24,440 14 0.06%
2018 George Washington Presidential Silver Medal 35,439 35,476 37 0.10%
2018 John Adams Presidential Silver Medal 23,754 23,759 5 0.02%

American Innovation Reverse Proof Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2023 37,384 37,440 56 0.15%
2022 49,651 49,651
2021 49,550 49,550

2024 American Innovation Dollars – Alabama

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 8,074 8,062 -12 -0.15%
25-coin roll set (D) 7,367 7,408 41 0.56%
100-coin bag (P) 3,146 3,146
100-coin bag (D) 2,832 2,938 106 3.74%

2024 American Innovation Dollars – Illinois

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 7,448 7,490 42 0.56%
25-coin roll set (D) 6,808 6,846 38 0.56%
100-coin bag (P) 1,809 1,831 22 1.22%
100-coin bag (D) 1,774 1,787 13 0.73%

2023 American Innovation Dollars – Mississippi

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 7,940 7,947 7 0.09%
25-coin roll set (D) 6,879 6,879
100-coin bag (P) 2,182 2,188 6 0.27%
100-coin bag (D) 2,231 2,233 2 0.09%

2023 American Innovation Dollars – Indiana

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 8,022 8,022
25-coin roll set (D) 6,994 6,994
100-coin bag (P) 3,005 3,005
100-coin bag (D) 2,780 2,780

2023 American Innovation Dollars – Louisiana

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 7,990 7,990
25-coin roll set (D) 6,989 6,989
100-coin bag (P) 2,773 2,787 14 0.50%
100-coin bag (D) 2,670 2,678 8 0.30%

2023 American Innovation Dollars – Ohio

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 8,016 8,016
25-coin roll set (D) 6,978 6,978
100-coin bag (P) 2,960 2,960
100-coin bag (D) 2,739 2,739

2022 American Innovation Dollars – Tennessee

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 7,014 7,014
25-coin roll set (D) 7,010 7,010
100-coin bag (P) 2,781 2,781
100-coin bag (D) 2,786 2,786

2022 American Innovation Dollars – Kentucky

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 7,009 7,009
25-coin roll set (D) 6,994 6,994
100-coin bag (P) 2,771 2,771
100-coin bag (D) 2,779 2,779

2022 American Innovation Dollars – Vermont

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 7,023 7,023
25-coin roll set (D) 7,011 7,011
100-coin bag (P) 2,787 2,787
100-coin bag (D) 2,778 2,778

2022 American Innovation Dollars – Rhode Island

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 7,010 7,010
25-coin roll set (D) 7,007 7,007
100-coin bag (P) 2,789 2,789
100-coin bag (D) 2,787 2,787

2021 American Innovation Dollars – North Carolina

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 7,010 7,010
25-coin roll set (D) 7,018 7,018
100-coin bag (P) 2,789 2,789
100-coin bag (D) 2,790 2,790

2021 American Innovation Dollars – New York

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 7,006 7,006
25-coin roll set (D) 7,013 7,013
100-coin bag (P) 2,786 2,786
100-coin bag (D) 2,785 2,785

2021 American Innovation Dollars – Virginia

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 7,015 7,015
25-coin roll set (D) 7,010 7,010
100-coin bag (P) 2,796 2,796
100-coin bag (D) 2,786 2,786

2021 American Innovation Dollars – New Hampshire

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 7,017 7,017
25-coin roll set (D) 7,017 7,017
100-coin bag (P) 2,789 2,789
100-coin bag (D) 2,790 2,790

2020 American Innovation Dollars – South Carolina

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Reverse Proof (S) 41,611 41,627 16 0.04%
25-coin roll set (P) 6,378 6,378
25-coin roll set (D) 6,399 6,399
100-coin bag (P) 2,734 2,734
100-coin bag (D) 2,378 2,378

2020 American Innovation Dollars – Maryland

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Reverse Proof (S) 49,794 49,794
25-coin roll set (P) 6,493 6,493
25-coin roll set (D) 6,471 6,471
100-coin bag (P) 2,725 2,725
100-coin bag (D) 2,737 2,737

2020 American Innovation Dollars – Massachusetts

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Reverse Proof (S) 49,573 49,612 39 0.08%
25-coin roll set (P) 6,486 6,486
25-coin roll set (D) 6,481 6,481
100-coin bag (P) 2,746 2,746
100-coin bag (D) 2,744 2,744

2020 American Innovation Dollars – Connecticut

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Reverse Proof (S) 47,069 47,086 17 0.04%
25-coin roll set (P) 6,496 6,496
25-coin roll set (D) 6,425 6,425
100-coin bag (P) 2,736 2,736
100-coin bag (D) 2,747 2,747

2019 American Innovation Dollars – Georgia

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Reverse Proof (S) 47,472 47,485 13 0.03%
25-coin roll set (P) 8,092 8,092
25-coin roll set (D) 7,542 7,542
100-coin bag (P) 3,459 3,459
100-coin bag (D) 3,358 3,369 11 0.33%

2019 American Innovation Dollars – New Jersey

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Reverse Proof (S) 50,966 50,987 21 0.04%
25-coin roll set (P) 9,102 9,102
25-coin roll set (D) 8,043 8,043
100-coin bag (P) 3,941 3,941
100-coin bag (D) 3,586 3,586

2019 American Innovation Dollars – Pennsylvania

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Reverse Proof (S) 55,442 55,455 13 0.02%
25-coin roll set (P) 10,457 10,457
25-coin roll set (D) 8,536 8,536
100-coin bag (P) 3,689 3,689
100-coin bag (D) 3,055 3,055

2019 American Innovation Dollars – Delaware

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Reverse Proof (S) 70,899 70,912 13 0.02%
25-coin roll set (P) 9,107 9,107
25-coin roll set (D) 8,372 8,372
100-coin bag (P) 3,203 3,203
100-coin bag (D) 3,385 3,385

2018 American Innovation Dollars

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Reverse Proof (S)* 74,720 74,720
Proof Coin (S) 254,116 254,127 11 0.00%
25-coin roll set (P) 22,903 22,903
25-coin roll set (D) 25,725 25,725
100-coin bag (P)* 2,935 2,935
100-coin bag (D)* 2,954 2,954

George H.W. Bush Coin & Chronicles Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
$1 Coin & Set 11,513 11,513

2020 Bush Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
$1 Coin & Set 9,876 9,876

2020 George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll (P) 24,922 24,922
25-coin roll (D) 23,392 23,443 51 0.22%
100-coin bag (P) 2,695 2,695
100-coin bag (D) 2,098 2,098
250-coin bag (P) 3,019 3,019
250-coin bag (D) 4,594 4,609 15 0.33%

Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2024-P Native American $1 25 Coin Roll 11,513 11,636 123 1.07%
2024-D Native American $1 25 Coin Roll 11,249 11,340 91 0.81%
2024-P Native American $1 100-Coin Bag 1,609 1,661 52 3.23%
2024-D Native American $1 100-Coin Bag 1,498 1,522 24 1.60%
2024-P Native American $1 250-Coin Box 753 765 12 1.59%
2024-D Native American $1 250-Coin Box 820 827 7 0.85%
2023-P Native American $1 25 Coin Roll 13,922 13,922
2023-D Native American $1 25 Coin Roll 13,950 13,950
2023-P Native American $1 100-Coin Bag 1,695 1,695
2023-D Native American $1 100-Coin Bag 1,694 1,694
2023-P Native American $1 250-Coin Box 1,495 1,502 7 0.47%
2023-D Native American $1 250-Coin Box 1,606 1,612 6 0.37%
2022-P Native American $1 25 Coin Roll 13,996 13,996
2022-D Native American $1 25 Coin Roll 13,965 13,965
2022-P Native American $1 100-Coin Bag 1,699 1,699
2022-D Native American $1 100-Coin Bag 1,614 1,614
2022-P Native American $1 250-Coin Box 1,698 1,698
2022-D Native American $1 250-Coin Box 1,699 1,699

Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2024-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 6,841 7,060 219 3.20%
2024-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 25,572 26,542 970 3.79%
2023-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 11,147 11,147
2023-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 24,987 24,987
2022-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 10,999 10,999
2022-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 21,926 21,926
2021-dated 200-coin bag (P&D)* 9,976 9,976
2021-dated 2-roll set (P&D)* 21,989 21,989
2020-dated 200-coin bag (P&D)* 11,776 11,776
2020-dated 2-roll set (P&D)* 24,312 24,312
2019-dated 200-coin bag (P&D)* 11,534 11,534
2019-dated 2-roll set (P&D)* 24,132 24,132

2024 Patsy Takemoto Mink Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Three-Roll Set 10,816 10,883 67 0.62%
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,369 1,379 10 0.73%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,188 1,185 -3 -0.25%
Two-Roll Set 2,544 2,553 9 0.35%

2024 Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Three-Roll Set 11,645 11,691 46 0.40%
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,616 1,639 23 1.42%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,360 1,368 8 0.59%
Two-Roll Set 2,786 2,800 14 0.50%

2023 Maria Tallchief Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Three-Roll Set 12,477 12,499 22 0.18%
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,922 1,930 8 0.42%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,713 1,717 4 0.23%
Two-Roll Set 3,410 3,416 6 0.18%

2023 Jovita Idar Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Three-Roll Set 12,595 12,595
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,932 3,933 1 0.03%
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,551 3,554 3 0.08%
Two-Roll Set 3,735 3,748 13 0.35%

2023 Eleanor Roosevelt Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Three-Roll Set 12,675 12,678 3 0.02%
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,259 4,264 5 0.12%
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,936 3,936
Two-Roll Set 4,435 4,464 29 0.65%

2023 Edith Kanakaʻole Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Three-Roll Set 12,585 12,585
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,245 7,246 1 0.01%
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,535 4,535
Two-Roll Set 5,669 5,693 24 0.42%

2023 Bessie Coleman Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Three-Roll Set 12,509 12,511 2 0.02%
100-Coin Bag (P) 5,581 5,585 4 0.07%
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,900 4,904 4 0.08%
Two-Roll Set 5,819 5,844 25 0.43%

2022 Anna May Wong Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Three-Roll Set 7,617 7,617
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,860 1,860
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,858 1,858
Two-Roll Set 5,936 5,936

2022 Nina Otero-Warren Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Three-Roll Set 7,639 7,639
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,856 1,856
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,855 1,855
Two-Roll Set 5,890 5,890

2022 Wilma Mankiller Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Three-Roll Set 7,616 7,616
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,854 1,854
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,833 1,833
Two-Roll Set 5,918 5,918

2022 Dr. Sally Ride Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Three-Roll Set 7,603 7,603
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,854 1,854
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,852 1,852
Two-Roll Set 5,926 5,926

2022 Maya Angelou Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Three-Roll Set 7,588 7,588
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,858 1,858
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,861 1,861
Two-Roll Set 5,940 5,940

 

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E 1

I’m in for the 2024 Proof 1/10th ounce AGE. I buy one every year for my daughter.

Cheers

REB

Good on you, E 1.

Kaiser Wilhelm

E 1,
Very thoughtful and surely much appreciated.

REB

L&B gold is down seven more coins. Also, the gold proof eagles charts are interesting. There is a clear trend line over the past couple of years and it ain’t up.

CaliSkier

Some additional context: Reb, I’m guessing that, at least part of that decrease in opening day sales, can be attributed somewhat to the rise in spot Au price? As I know, you’re well aware, that part of the “trend line” is up. LOL Proof American Gold Eagle launch day, March 17, 2022, Au spot was $1,949.65. Proof American Gold Eagle launch day, March 30, 2023, Au spot was $1,968.10. For the 2024 release on May 2, 2024, Au spot price was $2,288.90.

REB

I did not make myself clear at all. I meant the SALES trend line is down. Sorry for the confusion.

Craig

As I’ve said before I like buying Au but with Au’s spot price ramping up, and lets not forget about the mints nearly $1K added value premium, it doesn’t surprise me in the least to see fewer sales of Au coins. Au is Au and fortunately the mint isn’t the only source for one to procure it. One thing is clear today, with Au spot up over $33, anyone who owns Au is a ‘happy camper’. REB is doing back flips…Lol.

REB

Thumbs up! (unless gold drops in price like pyrite).

CaliSkier

Major D, in the previous thread(Great Post BTW), re: the recap of 1976, spurred by our upcoming Sesquincentennial, made me flash on one of my fondest memories of childhood. “The American Freedom Train (AFT) was a 26-car train led by one of three enormous steam engines restored just for the occasion. Over a 21 month period from April 1, 1975 to December 31, 1976 more than 7 million Americans visited the train during its tour of all 48 contiguous states. Tens of millions more stood trackside to see it go by. It was by far the greatest event on rails… Read more »

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Kaiser Wilhelm

CaliSkier,
I’ve been a major railroad buff all my life, and it appears this nostalgic event would have been a fabulous contribution to my enjoyment of their golden years. All aboard!

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Domenic Vaiasicca

I’d like a Walt Disney “coin” released…i mean honestly…how many of us don’t have at least 1-1000+ Disney items in our homes and he’s been dead for 58 years! THAT would be a great collector coin!

Craig

Domenic,

That would be an interesting coin. I don’t have 1000 Disney items in my house, but I have several limited pieces from the early Disney Conventions in Florida that I display prominently. I haven’t bought anything since they started manufacturing everything in China.

AKBob

Curious if others here saw Platinum is higher than Palladium. Interesting, Palladium has really fallen from her “perch”! Just goes to show you just how truly precious metals can fluctuate. I’m still ALL IN on Gold, that is Pre ‘33. I almost have a credit card paid off and once it’s paid off, I’ll be purchasing Pre ‘33 Gold, with Cash!! We always pay our credit cards off every month, we have it set up with our bank and cc company to automatically pay it off. We had some big expenses, building a house myself and we took advantage of… Read more »

CaliSkier

AKBob, did you happen to put a “guest” room in that humble abode of yours? Just curious, as chopping, splitting wood, cooking, ski lessons, fishing, wound care, chain saw operation, gardening, fire building, are just a few skill sets in my repertoire, that Ive acquired over the years, not to mention my “gift of gab”, and a shared interest in the Great Outdoors and coins! Just saying(wink, wink)… LOL

AKBob

All I can say is what my Father In Law said to all 5 of his daughters once they got old enough to leave the nest and go to college. You’re welcome to come back to visit anytime but……….if you stay longer than 2 weeks, you’re paying rent, lol!! I kinda adopted that as we have lots of family and friends come for a visit and our new house has a huge loft upstairs, has it’s own bathroom, 65” TV, etc. every single person that’s stayed with us have told us they feel like they’re staying in an Air b&b.… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

AKBob,
What a fascinating story. You’re a regular self-sufficient modern pioneer!

Rick

AK congratulations on your new home! It sounds so nice there. Speaking of Gold(not 33), you have a couple of Lib/Brits on their way in a few weeks! Me too and guess what? I had one delivered the other day! – yeah that one lol, the first strike -70. They ‘finally’ sent me what they sent you–not the actual coin…yet. I’m going submit & sell the Mint delivery coin to cover a high end Morgan(maybe?).. The Lib/Brits have been quiet lately and it’s understandable – they are a sleeper(pun)! Hopefully they’ll blow some skirts up! It’s good to hear from… Read more »

John Q. Coinage

Rick those LibBrits blew Ventris’ midi up…. Good luck w 70. Pre 33 still my pursuit,
latest 1873 $20 Open 3 decent price still….
mint yawn, Till F£0w!ng Hair shows…maybe….better not look too digital

AKBob

I’m glad you finally got a letter! I didn’t get one recently. I have received one a couple months ago I think. I did get one tho. I’m getting excited about our L&B Gold coin! I too am hoping it’s a “sleeper” AND will blow a lot of skirts up, lol! I thot I was the only person that still says that saying, lol!! I have one coming from the mint too! I’m waiting to see what I’m going to do with it tho. I may get it graded and sell it, all depends on how many skirts get blown… Read more »

Craig

Good for you, AKBob. I’m like you in that I hate paying any interest and haven’t since 1995. Concerning your life on an Alaskan island, I’m assuming you like cold weather..Lol.

AKBob

Craig, thx for the response. I live in Southeastern Alaska which is much like the Pacific Northwest. Very green we’re I’m at. I live in the middle of the Tongas National Forrest. Our weather is rain, rain, more rain, lol! I hate rain and here I live in a frickin Rainforest, lol!! Go figure! We get snow, plenty too but not too much. I have a Bobcat with a V Plow Blade to snow removal. I live in a Native Village. The island I’m on is Chicago Island, it’s about 50 miles west/southwest of Juneau, the state capitol. We have… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

AKBob,
My wife and I did it the same way, getting all of our travel fever out of our systems in our forties, fifties and early sixties, and now in our later seventies we are very happy to be hunkered down in our bunker, as we like to say.

CaliSkier

AKBob, regarding Palladium, the high price, from days after the Russian invasion to now, has been a precipitous fall indeed. Much like, many oligarchs, since the invasion(2022) as well. They seem to have had a small problem with gravitational forces and other instances of “bad luck”? “aviation expert died under strange circumstances: the former head of the Moscow Aviation Institute Anatoly Gerashchenko was pronounced dead after falling down “several sets of stairs” Also, “Maganov appeared to have fallen from a sixth-story window, the reports said. Some sources claimed he tripped and fell while smoking, stating a pack of cigarettes was… Read more »

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Rick

Cali also it seems that being a former Boeing employee with a few ‘stories’ to tell can lead to a sudden illness & death! Even while otherwise quite healthy? I’m hoping for a successful 2 man test flight into orbit soon — they’re due for some good press these days…

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick and CaliSkier,
This unfortunate turn of events for Boeing whistleblowers bears a rather striking resemblance to the trend in Russia of “out of favor with Putin” oligarchs and generals leaping willy-nilly one after the other to their deaths out of high-rise hotels’ upper windows.

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Major D

Comparing apples and oranges, but here are the combined sales across all options for each of the 2023 ASE, Morgan & Peace, and for the 2024 W-Proof ASE as of the US Mint’s 5-5-2024 sales report from lowest to highest. (NA means Not Available):

2023-W Uncirculated ASE: 161,941
2023-S Proof ASE: 234,449
2023(P) Uncirculated Morgan: 273,720 (NA)
2023(P) Uncirculated Peace: 273,942 (NA)
2024-W Proof ASE: 322,524
2023-S Proof Peace: 335,828
2023-S Proof Morgan: 367,554
2023-W Proof ASE: 560,416 (NA)

John Q. Coinage

No wonder the price for generic ASE proofs has collapsed
sales are down at USM prices way up, FOMO bs lives, see Al AI 1$…. But buy g proof gold now will be profitable asap when spots $3k

John Q. Coinage

Uhh meant$4,000

Major D

John Q., I see it all as a matter of risk. Some lesser, some greater. Not a lot of risk buying a $25 roll of AI dollars for $34.50. Whereas dropping $3,200 for a 1-oz AGE proof, when spot is at $2,309, I’d say is much greater risk. Same for ASE, Morgan and Peace paying $80 when silver spot is $27.

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Rick

FOMO AI Rocket Rolls? Yep guilty as charged. Cali & Major – they got me! Actually the reverse is great…
Also some past tv madness…
Coin Vault lol, George Foreman Grill – had to have it!
And yes — A ShamWow! Lol

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Major D

yes! and can’t leave out Phil Swift’s FlexSeal, and all the stuff pitched by the late great Billy Mays before that!

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CaliSkier

LOL, thanks Major D and Rick! It splices, it dices… The “Ronco” Veg-O-Matic”!

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John Q. Coinage

Ron Pompeil started it all, now gonna o,Au with TV Winky Dink and you…..

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick, Major D, CaliSkier and John Q. Coinage,
Indeed, we can count on that for sure; there’s always more! 🙂

John Q. Coinage

Loved the grill, till I bought and tried, cleaning is a PIA…..pan or BBQ #1

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick,
I recall with great amusement how advertisers apparently thought of Australian accents as a big plus for the believability of their commercials.

Rick

Agreed, the British as well. Much more believable than my simplistic ‘Western’ accent…

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick,
That’s true also, but the upper-crusty British one, not the cockney accent version, I would imagine. Along that line, people here in the USA usually think I’m from Chicago even though I grew up speaking Viennese German simply because I was taught “American Broadcast English” (which just so happens to be based on “Chicago-ese”) in the U.S. Army schools in Austria and Germany.

John Q. Coinage

Someone is happy, I see dead coins, I mean Demand Destruction achieved……. Predict 30% plus Garfield returns as buyers remorse not Garfield the CAT

Rick

JQ, she has a low skirt and it needs to stay that way, trust me. Garfield it’s not going to be remorse – it’s slabber -70 rejects, just wait until week 3. 30% returns is plausible.. Flowing Hair will look fake, sorry.. Anything above MS65 for an 1899 $2.50 Gold–just add 1k per grade, then another 1k for a ‘+’ and 1k for a green bean sticker, nuts for 4 grams lolol…I do like them(thank you), but I like pre-33 Silver Dollars in 66 to 68 if possible all day… I’m hooked on new & old coins I guess…. Cag… Read more »

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John Q. Coinage

Rick aiming for a 1899 21/2$ 66 still under a K. Nice 99 better date beats my ‘99 in PCGS 63…still trying for the deal on a “67”

CaliSkier

I was just “spacing out”… The US Mint has “flipped the script”! Encouraging words for sure. The subscription for the US Armed Forces Silver Medals now reads: “ Next Product in Subscription: U.S. Space Force One-Ounce Silver Medal Ships TBD”. Due to the Mint pricing, I’m all but done with moderns besides a scant order for 2 Uncirculated Mint sets/year. $229 for a 5oz’er was pricey, however I’m definitively out on $380 silver pucks from the Mint. A better chance than not that by the time the next 5oz coin is issued, the price will be, $425 or more. Always… Read more »

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Major D

LOL you nailed it with that photo! By the article, you can add Kennedy 2-rolls.

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CaliSkier

Why or what is so difficult at the US Mint? Why are they unable to get their product pages consistently populated with accurate or “known” information? Why are they unable to proof read or have a system of accurate checks and balances in place? Data entry, isn’t that difficult, is it? Makes zero “cents” and I can’t imagine excuses provided for, basically not getting the job accomplished accurately? This has been happening for as long as I can remember? 2022 RP AI $1 set, lists both a product and mintage limit of 50,000. Fine! Then in 2023 we are only… Read more »

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Major D

CaliSkier, following on the thread before this one– I’m much more interested in how the 1976 Silver Uncirculated Kennedy Half could have an 11 million mintage in all of the record books, when the Red Pack seemingly only had 4.9 million? What information has the Mint been feeding these sources, and why can’t a 6.1 million count discrepancy get resolved? My hunch is that, when it comes to destroying or melting surplus sets, the Mint does a horrible job of accounting and reporting accurate counts to the public– leaving it all to be a great mystery, with the possibility of… Read more »

SteveW

Does anyone Notice that there are only 46-stars (not 50) encircling Liberty on the photo of the American Eagle Gold coin above?

Rick

Be patient SteveW, your post may not show up until tomorrow because you are new here — So good to see your name SteveW!! Welcome!!

Major D

Steve W wrote: “Does anyone Notice that there are only 46-stars (not 50) encircling Liberty on the photo of the American Eagle Gold coin above?” The AGE design is taken from the $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin which was commissioned by Theodore Roosevelt. On November 16, 1907, the Indian and Oklahoma territories combined to form the state of Oklahoma, the 46th state admitted to the Union. Hence, 46 stars.

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Steve W

Thank you for answering my question.

sharks2th

I received a mint survey today. It looks like they are considering doing a deal with DC comics for a 3 design per year series starting in 2025. They are also looking to do an American musician series with 3 designs per year. They are proposing to do both series with a fractional gold coin and 3 different medals in 2.5 ounce silver, 1 ounce silver and a clad using half dollar blanks. I said no to them all because the prices match the current gold and silver premiums and I don’t do medals. The cartoon coins will be next…

Rick

Shark, think about what Major D said yesterday — about how many Numi products that they had in 1976. Now look at what Mike Unser reported above in his article…450 Mint Numi Products. Like I said above — it is unprecedented and fully out of control… I agree with you.

Rick

cagcrisp… Join SteveW and chime in here .. you addressed this very issue and gave us some clues as to why the Mint is doing this. Obviously it has to do with Capitalism, but enough is enough. Thanks…

Major D

I totally agree with you — way too many! It’s starting to remind me of stamp collecting. At some point, as it seems to be going, the Mint will simply say “send us a picture and we’ll put it on a coin for you” (kind of like the photo cakes you can order from the bakery).

E 1

Rick,

The mint’s cart is getting ahead of the congressional horse.

Kaiser Wilhelm

E 1,
Isn’t that simply a chaotic Mint-o-matic version of the old rear wheel drive?

Major D

That’s interesting to hear sharks2th. While the subject matter doesn’t interest me, I do believe that Congress must pass a bill for any new US Mint coin series, and the president must sign into law before the Mint can produce it (that whole Schoolhouse Rock thing). By “coin” I mean it has a face value and is legal tender. Otherwise, it could be a medal series that the Mint does on its own. However, if you’re talking a fractional gold coin, I’m pretty sure that this would have to be signed into law first. The Royal Mint has done rock… Read more »

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Major D

And the Royal Canadian Mint has done the Justice League

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sharks2th

MajorD, I believe in the past the mint has been given leeway to do gold coins without legislation. That would explain why the silver versions are medals, to get them around the legislation and commemorative requirements. I forgot about that process/power, but it explains why the Silver options are medals and not coins. This also explains why the liberty series silver are medals and not coins…

sharks2th

The first 3 DC heroes would be Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman. The first 3 American musicians would be women – Dolly, Selena and Aretha. I got the impression the next 3 musicians would be men.

sharks2th

The 1/2 ounce gold would be in the $1550 price range, the 2.5oz. Silver would be $200, the 1oz. Silver would be $90 and the 3 medal clad set for each series would be $50. These prices are based on current bullion prices.

Major D

According to the US Mint web site: “A coin or medal starts with legislation. Congress passes laws to authorize the Mint to make coins and medals with certain designs and purposes.” Design and Selection Process | How Coins Are Made | U.S. Mint (usmint.gov) I’d say not exactly accurate in that the President is the one to sign a bill into law (or not sign, in which case the bill dies). Congress passes bills, not laws. But, to follow the multitude of bills, laws and amendments you need to be a legal expert IMO. So, who knows? Maybe there is… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D and sharks2th,
It has long been my understanding that the Mint can initiate and produce all the medals of any metal (har dee har har) and as many gold coins – and only gold coins – as it wants.

CaliSkier

Major D said: “Steve W wrote: “Does anyone Notice that there are only 46-stars (not 50) encircling Liberty on the photo of the American Eagle Gold coin above?”” So here is a fun with numbers game? Original St Gaudens had i46 stars. 1912-1933 versions had 48. Then we move to 50, in 1986 and again back to 46, for the TyII versions(2021). Wonder if there are any added or missing star errors using this St Gaudens obverse design???

CaliSkier

Major D, a part of the problem regarding the 1976 Silver Unc set(Red Pack) lies in the fact, published mintage data from the time period in question, is limited to old “News print, for the most part. According to this Spruce Crafts article, indeed, many millions were destroyed in the 80’s. Excerpt from article by James Bucki and link: “What You Need to Know About Bicentennial Quarters” “1776-1976-S uncirculated silver-clad (40% silver): 11,000,000* 1776-1976-S Proof silver-clad (40% silver): 4,000,000*” *Several million silver Bicentennial quarters were melted in the 1980s. So while there are still millions of silver 1976 Bicentennial quarters… Read more »

Major D

CaliSkier, I’ve seen the same 11,000,000 and the 4,000,000 mintage numbers for the Unc and the Proof from different sources- and I immediately question them on the basis that the Mint never, ever ends up with large round numbers like that. It just doesn’t happen. So, were these perhaps product limits? And if a large quantity was melted down, it had to be the Mint doing it- so why weren’t there any accurate counts of this reported? The Mint does do accounting, right? And audits? I would think that they would have to count what is being destroyed to know… Read more »

Major D

my bad, I meant (dollar, half and quarter). there were no silver dimes in 1976!

CaliSkier

Major D a few notes to consider. Wikipedia has a pretty good history of how this all went down. Unfortunately you need the resource books/articles(purchase/subscription) to obtain what has been written? Also, the US Mint was formerly known as the Bureau of the Mint. Additionally, some information used to be published under: “Department of the Treasury News”, in regards to things happening at the US Mint. The Wikipedia entry has the 4 million number and has dates for destruction of sets in 1982 and sales ending in 1987. The products changed price on at least 2 occasions. Once due to… Read more »

Major D

Thanks, however it is still a big mystery as to the leftover mintage. San Fran made 45 million of the silver? Was this a typo?

E 1

I think the 45M is inclusive of all quarters, halves, and dollars in Silver BU and Silver Proof. ” A large number were melted.” Curious to what that large number(s) is/are. Nice piece of info Cali.

(11Mx3=33M) + (4Mx3=12M) = 45M

Cheers

Major D

Thanks! That makes sense.

E 1

All we need now is one more piece of information – “The total number of 1976-S Silver coins that were melted down or scrapped by the mint.” Then the publishers can update the true mintages for those coins. Major D, I agree, that 11,000,000 mintage number is unusual, suspicious, and a little to round. The true mintage numbers will be important, since the 1976 Silver Bicentennial coins will most likely get more attention from collectors when the new 250th Anniversary Centennial coins come out in 2026.