US Mint Sales: Maine Innovation $1 Tops 908,000 in Start

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On May 16, the United States Mint released rolls and bags dollars celebrating Innovation in Maine. These $1 coins depict Dr. Bernard Lown and his invention, the direct current defibrillator.

CoinNews photo roll of American Innovation Dollars for Maine
This CoinNews photo shows a roll of American Innovation Dollars for Maine

Offered in options of 25-coin rolls and 100-coin bags, priced at $34.50 and $117.50 respectively, the products logged initial sales of a combined 908,150 coins, marking one of the best starts in the series to date. However, this is behind the immediate prior dollar release featuring a Saturn V rocket, representing innovation in Alabama, which opened with a total of 980,800 coins and now stands at 1,002,625 coins.

Each of the Maine dollar products was a top weekly seller for the U.S. Mint, occupying spots 1, 2, 4, and 6. Elsewhere in the top 10, coins minted in silver dominated, supported by the sharp rise in silver prices.

Here is the roster of the U.S. Mint’s most sought-after numismatic products for the week ending on May 19:

  1. 2024-P Maine American Innovation 25-Coin Rolls (+7,669)
  2. 2024-D Maine American Innovation 25-Coin Rolls (+6,853)
  3. 2024-W Proof Silver Eagle (+3,312 to 249,257)
  4. 2024-P Maine American Innovation 100-Coin Bags (+3,121)
  5. 2024 Proof Set (+2,631 to 213,067)
  6. 2024-D Maine American Innovation 100-Coin Bags (+2,330)
  7. 2024 Congratulations Set (+630 to 22,092)
  8. U.S. Army 1 Ounce Silver Medal (+480 to 17,734)
  9. 2023-S Proof Morgan Silver Dollar (+427 to 350,616)
  10. 2024-P Proof Greatest Generation Silver Dollar (+409 to 24,521)

In its latest report, the U.S. Mint published sales data for 455 numismatic products. The data revealed that 88 products outperformed their sales from the previous week, compared to 55 in the prior report. Two products experienced week-over-week increases of more than 1,000 units, compared to three in the prior report.

In addition, there were 10 products that recorded negative weekly sales, compared to 5 in the previous report. Several logged significant losses, including:

  • 2024 Kennedy Two-Roll Sets by 3,403
  • 2024 James A. Garfield Presidential Silver Medal by 2,367
  • 2024 Kennedy 200-Coin Bags by 1,779

US Mint Sales: Numismatic Products

Below are tables showing the latest available sales for U.S. Mint numismatic products. The sales period covers from May 13 to May 19. 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 14,899 15,067 168 1.13%
2024-D Uncirculated Greatest Generation Half Dollar 6,681 6,733 52 0.78%
2024-P Proof Greatest Generation Silver Dollar 24,112 24,521 409 1.70%
2024-P Uncirculated Greatest Generation Silver Dollar 8,719 8,803 84 0.96%
2024-W Proof Greatest Generation $5 Gold Coin 1,262 1,292 30 2.38%
2024-W Uncirculated Greatest Generation $5 Gold Coin 1,029 1,039 10 0.97%
2024 Greatest Generation Three-Coin Proof Set 3,739 3,770 31 0.83%
2024-S Proof Harriet Tubman Half Dollar 10,463 10,508 45 0.43%
2024-D Uncirculated Harriet Tubman Half Dollar 5,521 5,546 25 0.45%
2024-P Proof Harriet Tubman Silver Dollar 17,355 17,461 106 0.61%
2024-P Uncirculated Harriet Tubman Silver Dollar 6,192 6,218 26 0.42%
2024-W Proof Harriet Tubman $5 Gold Coin 1,395 1,407 12 0.86%
2024-W Uncirculated Harriet Tubman $5 Gold Coin 1,080 1,085 5 0.46%
2024 Harriet Tubman Three-Coin Proof Set 3,794 3,805 11 0.29%

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 350,189 350,616 427 0.12%
2023-S Proof Morgan Silver Dollar (Bulk – 40 Coins) 443 443
2023-S Proof Peace Silver Dollar 318,621 318,975 354 0.11%
2023-S Proof Peace Silver Dollar (Bulk – 40 Coins) 438 438
2023-P Uncirculated Morgan Silver Dollar 260,526 260,526
2023-P Uncirculated Morgan Silver Dollar (40 – Bulk) 330 330
2023-P Uncirculated Peace Silver Dollar 260,422 260,422
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 5,448 5,439 -9 -0.17%
2024-P Liberty & Britannia Silver Medal 32,696 32,655 -41 -0.13%

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. Army 1 Ounce Silver Medal 17,254 17,734 480 2.78%
U.S. Marine Corps 1 Ounce Silver Medal 19,226 19,329 103 0.54%
U.S. Navy 1 Ounce Silver Medal 20,878 21,007 129 0.62%
U.S. Coast Guard 1 Ounce Silver Medal 17,984 18,031 47 0.26%
U.S. Air Force 1 Ounce Silver Medal 20,721 20,824 103 0.50%

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 31,978 32,074 96 0.30%
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 59,714 59,714
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 210,436 213,067 2,631 1.25%
2023 Proof Set* 369,222 369,140 -82 -0.02%
2022 Proof Set* 400,016 400,016
2021 Proof Set* 512,854 512,865 11 0.00%
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 55,203 55,280 77 0.14%
2022 American Innovation Dollars Proof Set 79,781 79,943 162 0.20%
2021 American Innovation Dollars Proof Set 85,980 86,023 43 0.05%
2020 American Innovation Dollars Proof Set 107,066 107,066
2019 American Innovation Dollars Proof Set 148,558 148,558
2024 American Women Quarters Proof Set 36,190 36,405 215 0.59%
2023 American Women Quarters Proof Set 56,369 56,416 47 0.08%
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 192,165 192,391 226 0.12%
2022 Silver Proof Set 248,126 248,130 4 0.00%
2021 Silver Proof Set 302,596 302,600 4 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 30,601 30,627 26 0.08%
2023 American Women Quarters Silver Proof Set 45,170 45,193 23 0.05%
2022 American Women Quarters Silver Proof Set 57,704 57,709 5 0.01%
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 21,462 22,092 630 2.94%
2023 Congratulations Gift Set 39,275 39,276 1 0.00%
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 25,389 25,495 106 0.42%
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 178,004 178,271 267 0.15%
2022 Uncirculated Mint Set 249,992 249,992
2021 Uncirculated Mint Set 229,979 230,037 58 0.03%
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 44,195 44,236 41 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 5,013 5,017 4 0.08%
2023 Mighty Minters Ornament 3,050 3,052 2 0.07%
2022 U.S. Mint Ornament 5,760 5,761 1 0.02%
2022 Mighty Minters Ornament 4,109 4,110 1 0.02%
2023 Bessie Coleman Ornament 1,228 1,229 1 0.08%
2023 Edith Kanakaʻole Ornament; 1,401 1,402 1 0.07%
2023 Eleanor Roosevelt Ornament 1,693 1,697 4 0.24%
2023 Jovita Idar Ornament 1,237 1,238 1 0.08%
2023 Maria Tallchief Ornament 1,466 1,467 1 0.07%
2022 Maya Angelou Ornament 3,266 3,274 8 0.24%
2022 Dr. Sally Ride Ornament 3,365 3,369 4 0.12%
2022 Wilma Mankiller Ornament 2,330 2,331 1 0.04%
2022 Nina Otero-Warren Ornament 1,824 1,825 1 0.05%
2022 Anna May Wong Ornament 3,238 3,242 4 0.12%
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 6,700 6,701 1 0.01%
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 245,945 249,257 3,312 1.35%
2024-W Proof Silver Eagle (Bulk – 40 Coins) 1,436 1,438 2 0.14%
2023-S Proof Silver Eagle 179,472 179,589 117 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 436,450 436,485 35 0.01%
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 138,048 138,151 103 0.07%
2022 160,382 160,382
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 1,955 2,086 131 6.70%
1/2 oz 1,049 1,095 46 4.39%
1/4 oz 3,921 3,983 62 1.58%
1/10 oz 4,885 5,139 254 5.20%
4-Coin Set 3,731 3,788 57 1.53%

2023 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 6,472 6,473 1 0.02%
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 6,396 6,405 9 0.14%
2022 8,855 8,857 2 0.02%
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 15,406 15,455 49 0.32%
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 4,513 4,543 30 0.66%
2023 8,325 8,331 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 5,379 5,387 8 0.15%
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 14,019 11,652 -2,367 -16.88%
2024 Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Silver Medal 11,369 11,404 35 0.31%
2023 Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Silver Medal 13,374 13,400 26 0.19%
2023 Andrew Johnson Presidential Silver Medal 12,497 12,530 33 0.26%
2023 Abraham Lincoln Presidential Silver Medal 19,029 19,066 37 0.19%
2023 James Buchanan Presidential Silver Medal 12,346 12,364 18 0.15%
2021 Franklin Pierce Presidential Silver Medal 12,597 12,614 17 0.13%
2022 Millard Fillmore Presidential Silver Medal 12,701 12,716 15 0.12%
2022 Zachary Taylor Presidential Silver Medal 13,090 13,106 16 0.12%
2022 James Knox Polk Presidential Silver Medal 13,320 13,345 25 0.19%
2021 John Tyler Presidential Silver Medal 13,728 13,743 15 0.11%
2021 William Henry Harrison Presidential Silver Medal 13,677 13,704 27 0.20%
2021 Martin Van Buren Presidential Silver Medal 13,821 13,827 6 0.04%
2020 Andrew Jackson Presidential Silver Medal 16,755 16,764 9 0.05%
2019 John Quincy Adams Presidential Silver Medal 14,903 14,908 5 0.03%
2019 James Monroe Presidential Silver Medal 15,371 15,375 4 0.03%
2019 James Madison Presidential Silver Medal 17,009 17,015 6 0.04%
2019 Thomas Jefferson Presidential Silver Medal 24,445 24,453 8 0.03%
2018 George Washington Presidential Silver Medal 35,491 35,506 15 0.04%
2018 John Adams Presidential Silver Medal 23,762 23,772 10 0.04%

American Innovation Reverse Proof Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2023 37,494 37,556 62 0.17%
2022 49,651 49,661 10 0.02%
2021 49,550 49,605 55 0.11%

2024 American Innovation Dollars – Maine

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 7,669
25-coin roll set (D) 6,853
100-coin bag (P) 3,121
100-coin bag (D) 2,330

2024 American Innovation Dollars – Alabama

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 8,358 8,361 3 0.04%
25-coin roll set (D) 7,403 7,388 -15 -0.20%
100-coin bag (P) 3,155 3,151 -4 -0.13%
100-coin bag (D) 2,938 2,938

2024 American Innovation Dollars – Illinois

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 7,521 7,564 43 0.57%
25-coin roll set (D) 6,878 6,921 43 0.63%
100-coin bag (P) 1,844 1,882 38 2.06%
100-coin bag (D) 1,796 1,829 33 1.84%

2023 American Innovation Dollars – Mississippi

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 7,947 7,947
25-coin roll set (D) 6,879 6,879
100-coin bag (P) 2,191 2,199 8 0.37%
100-coin bag (D) 2,238 2,248 10 0.45%

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) 3,006 3,006
100-coin bag (D) 2,791 2,791

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) 6,990 6,990
100-coin bag (P) 2,806 2,812 6 0.21%
100-coin bag (D) 2,685 2,695 10 0.37%

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) 41,637 41,663 26 0.06%
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) 49,641 49,699 58 0.12%
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) 47,102 47,112 10 0.02%
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) 47,495 47,509 14 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) 3,376 3,383 7 0.21%

2019 American Innovation Dollars – New Jersey

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Reverse Proof (S) 51,008 51,026 18 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) 55,471 55,493 22 0.04%
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) 70,927 70,944 17 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) 254,127 254,127
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 11,515 2 0.02%

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) 23,491 23,553 62 0.26%
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) 4,623 4,630 7 0.15%

Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2024-P Native American $1 25 Coin Roll 11,730 11,870 140 1.19%
2024-D Native American $1 25 Coin Roll 11,410 11,536 126 1.10%
2024-P Native American $1 100-Coin Bag 1,681 1,712 31 1.84%
2024-D Native American $1 100-Coin Bag 1,533 1,551 18 1.17%
2024-P Native American $1 250-Coin Box 776 788 12 1.55%
2024-D Native American $1 250-Coin Box 831 853 22 2.65%
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 1,509 1,516 7 0.46%
2023-D Native American $1 250-Coin Box 1,616 1,618 2 0.12%
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) 7,219 5,440 -1,779 -24.64%
2024-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 26,791 23,388 -3,403 -12.70%
2023-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 11,158 11,158
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 10,889 10,885 -4 -0.04%
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,389 1,399 10 0.72%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,188 1,190 2 0.17%
Two-Roll Set 2,570 2,569 -1 -0.04%

2024 Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Three-Roll Set 11,708 11,738 30 0.26%
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,649 1,657 8 0.49%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,376 1,380 4 0.29%
Two-Roll Set 2,815 2,826 11 0.39%

2023 Maria Tallchief Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Three-Roll Set 12,499 12,501 2 0.02%
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,933 1,936 3 0.16%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,718 1,720 2 0.12%
Two-Roll Set 3,421 3,431 10 0.29%

2023 Jovita Idar Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Three-Roll Set 12,595 12,595
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,941 3,944 3 0.08%
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,556 3,558 2 0.06%
Two-Roll Set 3,750 3,762 12 0.32%

2023 Eleanor Roosevelt Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Three-Roll Set 12,678 12,678
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,267 4,270 3 0.07%
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,941 3,944 3 0.08%
Two-Roll Set 4,473 4,478 5 0.11%

2023 Edith Kanakaʻole Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Three-Roll Set 12,585 12,585
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,253 7,260 7 0.10%
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,539 4,542 3 0.07%
Two-Roll Set 5,700 5,712 12 0.21%

2023 Bessie Coleman Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Three-Roll Set 12,511 12,511
100-Coin Bag (P) 5,590 5,596 6 0.11%
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,907 4,907
Two-Roll Set 5,850 5,856 6 0.10%

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) 1,859 1,859
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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Sueleo

Wow! 17% of Garfield silver medals returned on mint report for this week!

Rick

Slabber returns, at least some of them?

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick, that’s got to be the majority of them, plus dealers not selling their quota.

Kaiser Wilhelm

My goodness, Sueleo, could they possibly have been expecting the other one?

OIP
East Coast Guru

Very low mintage on the proof gold eagles. Premium over spot is just to high and with the resale value (to dealers) just barely above regular bullion makes no financial sense. Unless you are a true collector, not worth it. I am keeping my powder dry for a shot at the flowing hair coin later this year. Maybe. Unless a better shiney object comes along.

Last edited 28 days ago by East Coast Guru
Major D

ECG, I’m taking a pass on the gold. My concern with the Flowing Hair is going to be the product limits. Nothing is mentioned yet, but the HOL=5 gives me some pause suggesting it’s going to be at least in the 75,000 range for the silver (like the American Liberty) — If it’s six digits, I’m not interested at all. Also, its 230th Anniversary reminds me of 2021’s 100th Anniversary of the Morgan and Peace. I thought 2021 was going to be a one-off than the Mint brought them back in 2023 as annuals. I’d hate to see the Mint… Read more »

Government Drone
Rick

They look good.
I will say, that turning an Authentic $14–$30 ASE(depending when purchased) into nothing more than an overpriced $120 Silver Round is Capitalism at its finest! But again, they do look good, and are ‘American’ made through and through? ASE’s are made from American produced Silver? Or do they(USM) buy Silver planchets from overseas nowadays, that is the question?..
Anyway thanks for the link Drone!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick and Government Drone (great moniker, by the way),
If there’s even the faintest scent in the air of any way to possibly make money, someone will be sure to detect that and get right on it.

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Rick

He better be careful, Money is dirty as ever, a Bank Teller told me one day. Not to be mean, but Vince probably needs a nice Covid Catch to wake him up, or put him to sleep lol…
He turned out to be–edit–Is a real creep..But a very Rich Creep!

Rick

But then again, in my younger wild days I must admit, that I have snorted a certain substance from a rolled up $20 without a care in the World! Lol…..

Kaiser Wilhelm

Then again, who didn’t Rick, how many among us didn’t?

Kaiser Wilhelm

Oh for sure, Rick, this is one no doubt very clever, extremely shrewd and by all accounts now obscenely wealthy creep!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Wasn’t there some news report and/or urban rumor – these days it seems to be somewhat problematic to differentiate between the two – that now it’s rather rare to come across any U.S. paper money not showing traces of Colombian snuff?

Kaiser Wilhelm

Government Drone,
Gotta love their parody quarters…

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Major D

I’m just amazed by the performance of the Maine AI$. I get Alabama selling like crazy because of the rocket. But a defibrillator? No doubt it’s an important invention, and the Mint may drive us all to needing one, but it’s not a particularly enticing design IMO with the floating bust hovering over a patient getting shocked like an out-of-body experience. Perhaps the Maine State Museum and the Lown Institute (in MA) are snatching these up?

Rick

Maybe the Fed ordered them(some)like they did the Kennedy half dollars last year? Seigniorage is key for both entities to look good, bottom line that is?
I’m sort of asking, as opposed to knowing what’s going on there…

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick,
Monetarily speaking, seigniorage as such constitutes a plus for the Mint and a debit for the Federal Reserve, so I’m not clear as to how that would be a win-win situation. It is true, however, that whenever the Fed specifically orders cents and nickels from the Mint the latter is forced to take a financial bath.

Rick

And that(financial bath)is precisely why the Mint has introduced a mind boggling increase in the number of Quarter AND Dollar designs for the last several years, not to mention those Half Dollars(A Cash Cow). Those coins are Minted and used for the(mostly)sole purpose to absorb/make up the production costs for the lowly Nickel and Cent, not to mention the increased Mint Hirees and the new benefits that they enjoy. The unprecedented release and subsequent sale of these new coins creates the positive cash flow that’s reflected on the Mint balance sheet. The collectors of these coins have been marketed &… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick,
I certainly get it with the Dimes and Quarters, which make a great profit for the Mint when they are sold to the Fed at face value, but when it comes to the Half Dollars and Dollars, regardless of how much of a “lesser cost to Mint” versus “higher face value at Fed” difference those two coins represent, unless the Fed actually buys these higher denominations from the Mint there is no resulting seigniorage.

Rick

I would admit that I was more focused on the Mint angle of accounting practices in this case. I will say however that I believe(maybe a rumor)that the Fed indeed orders Millions of Halves, and into the Banks(and Military ammo depot)they go…
Now I sound like some sort of a “theorist” LOL…
Regardless of a seigniorage +/- $ ratio from the Mint–It is, as I would describe as Chump Change compared to what the Fed is really challenged with…….
https://www.usdebtclock.org/

Kaiser Wilhelm

Perhaps those Half Dollars make ideal targets for precise laser guns.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Well, Rick, that kind of pits the U.S. Debt Clock against the Doomsday Countown to Midnight Clock in a race to the finish.

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Jim M.

How are they selling 2024 proof sets when my order for one made almost three months ago won’t be ready until May 31, per a call to the mint.

Rick

Subscriptions have first dibs? Shouldn’t be that way, but maybe so?

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick and Jim M.
That is a strange one. Quite frankly as that question reads, I myself haven’t a clue.

Rick

Call them again to check up with your order#. Possibly left on their digital shelf and forgotten?

Kaiser Wilhelm

Clearly the current high price of gold is a home run for sellers but pretty much of a strikeout for buyers. Not that this isn’t the typical situation due to the standard buy/sell differential, it just seems to be having a bigger impact than usual this time, possibly due to gold’s very rapid and surprisingly high runup in value. As it is, I and other coin collectors who have long now found the price of gold coins daunting as it is have transitioned to an apprehension even beyond sticker shock with what resembles a visit to the “neverland” section in… Read more »

Government Drone

Got my Maine bag orders yesterday—except that the P-mint box contained just a roll, not a bag. I’m going to try sending that back for a replacement soon. First time I got a wrong product from the Mint.

REB

Well, that answers one of my questions from the other day – has anyone ever gotten the wrong product from the Mint? Thanks for sharing your answer, Gov.

DAVESWFL

Actually, I once received an extra item in my order from the USM! Of course it was a low value item – not worth returning – at least through UPS, the original shipper.

DAVESWFL

FINALLY – after several days of my comments being in moderation for one minute and then evaporating, one made it through. Thought for a moment I would have to give up on the site and wondered if I had been cancelled

REB

Welcome aboard.

John Q. Coinage

Dave’s not here man…..welcome.

Rick

Lol Chong! Someone else nearby needs a good bong hit right about now. KEITHSTER, how about you bud? Or is it just them good Essential Oils?…
Funny thing is–DAVESWFL has been posting all along, last time about a week ago?

Major D

A Cheech and Chong classic!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D, Rick and John Q. Coinage,
That’s one of those all-time best movie comedy moments, the kind you never forget. Like Steve Martin’s iconic missing rental car complaint scene in “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”!

Kaiser Wilhelm

DAVESWFL,
That’s happened to me before also. Remains a mystery of the Occident.

REB

That’s a “shhhhh … nobody needs to know” deal. I hope you spent your windfall frivolously or, alternatively, on another order of coins.

Kaiser Wilhelm

REB,
We’re going to assume the U.S. Mint Official Secrets Act statute of limitations has long expired, so it’s likely safe to say he’s in the clear.

Domenic Vaiasicca

Back when the mint first released the Morgan Dollars in 2021 (who could forget that fiasco) I placed my orders for 1 each…i received all but the CC …said shipped on mint site and awaiting item on ups site. After much back and forth with the mint i finally got a refund about 1 month later since obviously it was sold out…appeared to be in the netherworld between the 2 (UPS and MINT)…….here’s the kicker….almost a YEAR to the date i was suppose to receive the CC….. it showed up.I took that for the win since i had already had… Read more »

Rick

Nice score! And you deserved it for free with all the hassle that you went through anyway.

Last edited 28 days ago by Rick
REB

Agreed. Patience & hassle pays off, Domenic.

Kaiser Wilhelm

REB and Rick,
Hear hear! Much extra effort most reasonably rewarded.

Major D

Domenic, I’m happy for you to have two now! I missed getting all but the Philadelphia 2021 Morgans, but then was able to add San Fran from the Mint’s Vault Sale last year. Still looking to add the CC and O Privies and Denver when there’s a good deal.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Domenic Vaiasicca,
Without going into details – after all, you just never know in our current day (Everybody’s) Big Brother Is Watching You world – I must say that your fateful adventure and its fruitful conclusion reminded me a bit of the lucrative “corner cutting” exercises my own family out of necessity found itself engaged in behind the Iron Curtain in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Not saying that your move was in any way akin to those little gambits we managed but simply acknowledging some impressive sleight of hand when I see it.

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Major D

REB, I’m happy you got your L&B and are satisfied with it. I had missed seeing your earlier comment until this morning, lost in that 315-comment thread.

The unfortunate thing about the joint releases you mentioned are that it goes both ways, with the other Mint selling many versions. I see that TRM has bullion/BU versions of L&B which are selling on APMEX for $5 over spot for silver and $75 over spot for gold. I wish that they were all proofs and that the US Mint would have insisted upon that.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D,
Not in any way to gloss over any of your points, but one of the main differences between the U.S. Mint and the Royal Mint is that the latter sells bullion products directly to the public while the former does not.

Major D

damn, I should be looking closer. I’ve been stacking the unopened boxes as I receive them. was the white Mint box labeled correctly as a 24GBC and it included a roll inside, or did they just send a 24GRC labeled box (P-roll) instead of a 24GBC?

Rick

Major D says(L&B returns, etc), “Rick, I think the Mint does in fact produce more coins than the product limit, figuring in a certain percent return.” I tend to agree with that, but that line of thinking conflicts with the “Mint to demand” theory, kinda. Since it appears that they did NOT produce the 10,000 product limit, given the 3 months to ship, how many coins did they strike from mid-Feb, to mid-April-ish? The mint sales count after the 30 day window had closed, was(in 3/10 report)… 1) Gold @ 5525 pcs. 2) Silver @ 32904 pcs. Now the(5/19 report)reflects…… Read more »

REB

Rick – our resident test subject! I’m curious too but not enough to return anything with expectations that I’d get something better back. My less-than-perfect Purple Heart colorized dollar is evidence of my fear & trepidation regarding dealing with the US Mint.

Rick

I sent the Mint an email with the question of getting a new replacement coin upon returning my coin for quality issues(L&B Gold). So let the test begin & see what they say. Give it a day or two the auto reply email said.

REB

Please be sure to report back with updates.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Well gentlemen,
Unltil we get a highly trained collector mole deeply embedded in a top position at the Mint we remain dependent on sheer speculation.

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Tony@GA

Respectfully, “ain’t no way”! Those numbers are accurate.

If they are then I will will say “blow me over with a feather”

Rick

Agreed. I think they are doing just what they did with the $1 Alabama coin. Manipulate and hype the sales numbers to create FOMO. But I could be wrong. The Mint detectives that we have here will keep us up to date.

Major D

The only basis for the numbers is the Mint, so we only know what they report. I’d say the real proof in the pudding is whether they are on “Remind Me” or not. In the case of Alabama, they are no longer available, and the sales numbers are close to (and over for the D-roll and P-bag) the stated product limits– so I’d conclude that Alabama rolls and bags are sold out and that one isn’t hype. For Maine, who knows? There could be a bunch of returns and negative sales reported next Wednesday (bumped a day because of the… Read more »

REB

Does the Mint have an Inspector General and regular audits? When I worked for the federal courts, we had frequent audits. How much internal and external accountability is required of the Mint?

Major D

REB, I have no idea as to the inner workings of the Mint, but I’d bet that it must have audits. And I’d hope it’s every bit as intense as with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing when it comes to making and destroying legal tender.

Rick

Yes they do audit everything as best they can. Anything that displays a final Mintage has been through the audit process.
In most cases it takes more than a year(2-3) to get to that final published Mintage figure imo.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Guys,
I find it more than slightly humorous that while we coin aficionados here go about dissecting every product and purpose of U.S. Mint operations the great majority of the American population likely doesn’t know or care about the difference between the place which makes our circulating coinage and a popular after dinner treat.

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Rick

That’s why we are “special”…
Just what is really inside that 5.32 oz “Mint” bag…Inquiring minds want to know. We’re going to need an audit of the contents pronto, just to be sure…
How about that treat after lunch? Guilty I am!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick,
Would you suggest I have the whole thing slabbed or should I eat all the goodies first and have just the bag encapsulated?

Rick

Lol ! Might I kindly ask for just one of those “Bars” to be left for me to encapsulate? After all, I believe it will Grade at a high level, and of course in “Mint” State condition!
And then to top it off, I’ll get a fancy “Green Sticker”…
Then, at last it will match my collection of “Rick Hallmarked” Slabs! Lol.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Oh lord call me a Mint and slather me in Chocolate, Rick; you’ve got me rolling in the Gooey aisles here. I suppose that’s my Richly deserved laugh after that Sweet joke I handed you!

John Q. Coinage

Odd sales #s, AI not really so popular. Saturn V I get but they went CU to there2 buy to Cu…. FOMO act has been played by USM since Sr. Ryder.

Major D

Yes, the Mint has played some of us (guilty of that)

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D,
Very astute of you to pick up on the fact that in order for one to be fooled in many if not even all cases one has to be a willing accomplice.

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Darek

Before I start I want to apologize to everyone except REB for bringing this up here from the previous tread after all those names calling in his last 2-3 comments to me. I just feel that I have to respond to him and I couldn’t do it there. REB you mentioned something about mental health issues, but you are the one who is sick in head. I can use vocabulary you are using, but I know that I am much better person than that. I also have to admit that I see the light at the end of the tunnel,… Read more »

REB

More rantings of a madman. Please get help.

Darek

REB many people here were trying to deescalate, but your BIG EGO is not letting you to apologize to them. You are such a disappointment, but you made huge progress. From calling me an asshole, now I’m just a madman. Medication you are getting started to work, but there may be a bigger problem. Maybe it is not you after all, maybe you were rise that way and you don’t know that you can use MAGIC words like “I’m sorry” when you did something wrong or “thank you” as a way to appreciate for something. It is never to late… Read more »

REB

This is your second post in a row without one mention of coins. Again, please get help. There are plenty of licensed therapists in NYC.

Jeff Legan

Darek,
I did not abandon REB. He has been commenting here for years with no issues with anyone. I have seen you commenting for a matter of weeks and you are already causing strife. I chose not to respond to CaliSkier for the sake of peace. Shame you could not manage something similar.

Darek

Jeff, The really first comment I read you posted here was when you pumped your chest being so proud that you were able to insult someone. I don’t know you and your history here, but from just couple of comments you posted here I’m guessing that you improved your behavior. I didn’t say that you abandoned him completely, but at least you didn’t jump in to insult me or others this time. You should be proud of yourself and I really mean it. If you disagree with someone you could do it in civil way without calling names, the way… Read more »

Major D

Darek, I really hoped that after two new articles it would be a fresh start for everyone. Many have said that they’d like this site to be about coin talk. That’s been my preference, and REB has said the same. And that’s what we were all doing on this thread. Up to this point, no one carried anything forward and instead heeded the “let it go” advice from the CCAC thread, preferring to focus on the numismatics and “love of coins” that we all have in common vs. the other things that are divisive. But then you did the opposite… Read more »

REB

Completely agree.

Kaiser Wilhelm

As long as we keep trying, and trying and trying…

Rick

I was digging around and decided to revisit my old junk silver/misc box(a used monster box)full of a variety of silver goodies from 2009-13.(to sell something else)… I ‘discovered’ a couple of items that I completely forgot about… 1) A slabbed set of the first 2010 ATB ‘Bullion’ 5 oz coins. The ones that you could only get from the big bulk guys like APMEX, Fidelitrade, etc.(besides eBay as 3rd’s).. 2) A nice slabbed(older PCGS)Morgan MS-65(had to be my 1st one!)–A potential “grade upgrade” story to share like that other one @TPG currently. More on that later… 3) This beauty… Read more »

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Rick

And George in all of his shiny 5oz glory…

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Major D

Man, I sure like your junk drawer better than mine!

REB

Seriously.

Rick

Lol, well, technically speaking the box is mostly full of “junk Silver” pre 64 “doomsday” coins lol

Kaiser Wilhelm

Reb, Major D and Rick,
One thing I’ve always thought of as a little bit discordant regarding the ATB 5 oz. coins (“hockey pucks”) is that they have a legal face value of 25 cents. I don’t know what the alternative to this would have been, but I do know that on a monetary level this is very odd.

OIP
REB

Yeah, talk about deflation – a hockey puck with the same value as a quarter. But, the same could be said about a gold $100 coin. I don’t even think my grandmother would have cashed that in for 100 one-dollar bills. Sadly, she cashed in almost every other coin my grandfather had collected for face value. Zoinks!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Reb,
I’m glad you continued the discussion regarding this issue about face values because I only now realized that the ATB 5 oz. quarter could be said to be more or less at the opposite end of the spectrum of the Zimbabwe trillion dollar banknote.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick,
Wasn’t the Hawaii ATB Silver 5 oz. MS coin the priciest of the entire series in the secondary market? If so, you’ve got a bit of a bonanza on your hands there, my friend!

Rick

Yes, as I recall it was/is a crowd favorite and I bought it during its hype the year it was released. I kept the receipt. On 10/15/2012 I paid $268.35 for it(eBay), and that was expensive, but it is a DMPL. Looking up the cert # on PCGS reflects a higher value now, however more often than not, PCGS values are inflated. Sometimes a lot! Regardless, I won’t lose money on it I’d guess.

Kaiser Wilhelm

And for “regardless point #2”, even if you choose not to sell it you’ve got what in this series amounts to the key coin! Can’t ask for better than that!

Rick

I’ll keep it for now since it’s been rediscovered!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Best hide it, Rick, just in case the Mint issues an involuntary recall!

Rick

If they insist to reclaim it, I suppose that they could “pry it from my cold, dead hands” LOL…

Christo

Here is a question for anyone/everyone that puts unopened boxes from the mint directly into their safe/storage containers. I noticed from some of the comments here lately that many do this, but should we? Many cardboard and paper stocks (patictularly shipping boxes) still contain sulphur and other chemicals that will adversely effect metals such as silver, copper and nickel over time. Do we know if shipping boxes from sovereign mints have been produced from papers that do not contain these additives? We know that most of the US Mint coins and medals are shipped in ‘air-tights’ but what about everything… Read more »

REB

Hmm. Food for thought. Thanks for posting.

Christo

Quick follow-up. I wonder if all of those packing and padding inserts are also chemical (PVC) free? They are intended to protect during shipping but what about potential long-term storage problems?

REB

Honestly, I also wonder about the boxes, COAs, clamshells, and capsules that the Mint produces for its products. Has that stuff been tested? But that’s not it, have slab materials been tested? Sounds like the Mint could use a job fair for chemists.

Last edited 27 days ago by REB
Major D

REB, being a late bloomer to Mint products I’ve bought several proof sets, uncirculated sets, and commemoratives from earlier years at auction on eBay to catch up. I try to be careful about what I pay for them, so when I get some that are sub-par it’s not as big a deal. I’ve found sets from each decade from the 60’s onward (1982 onward for the commemoratives) will have some coins in the cellos, lenses, or capsules with some tarnish or crud on them. The crud seems to happen more with Lincoln cents in cellos, but I’ve also found on… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

And do the Mint workers was their hands when returning from the restroom? 😉

Major D

Christo, thanks for raising a good, valid concern. To clarify, in my case I do indeed take the contents out of the shipping box, check the order and retrieve the shipping receipt — but if there is an additional Mint sealed product box, I will sometimes leave that unopened for multiples. For instance, the white sealed product boxes for the AI$ 25-rolls and 100-boxes, and the brown sealed boxes for the Uncirculated sets. These clad sets take up way too much space and are not safe worthy for that reason IMO. For future resale I think having in the sealed… Read more »

East Coast Guru

Good point. The only comment from the mint regarding long term storage of their coins is to store them in a cool dry place.
Sort of off topic. Are the PCGS, NGC etc encased coins waterproof? Anyone had a incident of their graded coins being submerged in water after their cool dry storage place got flooded?

Christo

I had an old rattler that was accidently dropped in a sink filled with water (don’t ask). The slab filled with water and destroyed the label. I can’t speak for the newer versions but since then I’ve never wanted to test and find out.

DAVESWFL

I have received boxes from the mint (shipper) that snelled musty. Since I open EVERYTHING as soon as I get it, I don’t worry about the box storage problem. My guess is that the product I’m getting was FILO inventory and maybe up against a damp wall or some such moisture exposure. So I’d at the very least subject my sealed boxes to the smell test.
There’s no way I could leave a PM order in the box – too big of a chance of an error by the shipping center. It HAS happened!

REB

The “musty” smell might have resulted from something at the shipper’s warehouse. From what I witnessed when I worked at a UPS distribution warehouse when I was in school, it’s a wonder ANYTHING gets to its destination undamaged.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Positioning, cushioning, wrapping, boxing, sealing, handling and stacking; if all those are performed properly, no problem. I guess I did pick up some tricks in the caulk shipping business.

Kaiser Wilhelm

DAVESWFL,
I’m with you there, brother. I would go crazy wondering what’s inside!

DAVESWFL

OMG, folks – it’s my iPad that has cancelled me!!
I crafted a long reply to Christo on the iPad and when I posted it, same message and comment evaporation a minute later.
Very puzzling. I even tried using my wife’s email and handle for user name and got the same result.
Guess I’m lucky I had to use my phone to post yesterday so at least I’m not shut out totally.
Anyone with ideas/remedies for my iPad would be greatly appreciated

Rick

Several others here use their iPad too. John Q, AKBob
Any problems?

Kaiser Wilhelm

Lots of them, Rick, but ones that I would likely be much more inclined and willing to share with a therapist than on a coin site. Hmmm…now that I think of it, maybe that wasn’t actually the intent of your question! 😉

AKBob

Rick, I too use an iPad! I do not have regular internet or WiFi. My iPad works just like my Iphone. I use AT&T for my Iphone & Ipad. It works well. Boy, 10-15 years ago it was extremely difficult to get a computer to work with the internet, We had a terrible signal. I use to have to call the Mint to make an order for a new product and when it was a hot release, it was really difficult to get thru. I was able to get 5 sets of the 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set by calling… Read more »

Major D

AKBob, I’ve jokingly told my wife and kids over the years that I want to move to Greenland and get away from everything and open up a brick-oven pizza place in Nuuk. So, she got me this 3-inch/9-oz bronze art medal:1979 Greenland Anders Nyborg Medal for Knud Rasmussen, 1879-1979, by H. Salomon. Dogsledding is how I also envision Alaska, lol- though I know the reality must be far different. I’ve since acquired other Anders Nyborg medals with designs by Nordic and native artists. Some cool stuff.

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Rick

That’s cool, it looks 3D!

REB

“An old saying, ‘If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance………baffle them with bullshit’!!!”

Words to live (large) by. Good stuff.

Rick

Good one AK! I do that all the time. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. I got through for the 2011 5 coin ASE sets, and for the life of me I can’t figure out why I only purchased four? A couple of weeks after taking delivery I sold one on the bay for $775, not bad for a $300 buy! The other 3 sets I sealed & tucked away until this March. One set I’ll keep or sell whole. And the other two sets I have broken up. I picked out 4 coins for grading for now. 2-P coins, and… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

Christo,
As far as keeping your powder and your slabs dry, I think that’s a good idea.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Christo,
I’m not sure what you mean by “most of the US Mint coins and medals are shipped in ‘air tights’ “. Since those Mint items come in loose boxes or clamshells they are not offered any protection from the effects of air. In fact, only those Mint products that are placed into lucite lenses are afforded even a modicum of protection from the air, and from experience I can tell you even those aren’t necessarily foolproof.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Christo,
I just had to hit myself over the head for one part of my previous comment where I went astray. Of course the coins and medals come in airtight condition since they are individually encapsulated inside their boxes and clamshells. Duh!

Rick

Kaiser, as I was writing up my reply regarding the capsules, I was distracted for a bit and didn’t see your corrective reply in doing so.
Sorry to come off as some kind of smarty pants know it all. I was attempting to inject some humor into it though, since I had that photo of mine handy…
Rick¯\_( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)_/¯

Rick

Kaiser,
Here is a Coin from the USM that was struck in 2009. It is the Braille UNC Silver Coin. It has been placed in an Airtight provided by the Mint and has remained this way for 15 years and counting(as ALL coins are). I can assure you with no doubt, that the Airtite has provided much, much more than just a modicum of protection from the air. It still looks like it did in 2009…
I hope that this photo can, at the very least, provide you with an “eye opening” experience…

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Christo

“Eye opening” Braille Commemerative. Good one.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Christo,
I guess that comment smacks of being “politically incorrect” but since I find pc-ness to be utterly ridiculous anyway, I love your joke!

Christo

I was just repeating Rick’s joke for those who didn’t catch it.
I know better 🙂

Kaiser Wilhelm

Aside from the fact that I would be the last to take offense at anything deemed either politically incorrect or in poor taste, for that matter, I’m glad you did repeat his joke because truth be told it had gone right over my head when I read it on Rick’s comment! One just never know, do one? 😉

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick,
A per the photo I can see not only how great the protection is that has been keeping the Braille coin in such pristine condition but also how foolish I was to include include “modicum” in my comment; clearly in this case it was a throwaway word that didn’t get thrown away far or soon enough! 🙂

Rick

And since I don’t know the exact meaning of that word, I can only surmise that it relates to the size of my Bank Account lately, LOL

Kaiser Wilhelm

Putting all the relevent surmises together here, Rick, I can venture to say that you’re likely right on the money (tee hee)!

East Coast Guru

I have that coin. Bought it when I used to collect commemoratives. A very bland coin. Tough to get even spot money for a sale now and it’s only 90% silver. A perfectly good silver planchet ruined with a lousy design.
I’ll sell mine for scrap in a few years

Rick

Tell me about it. I sold that coin in early April auction style. Spot was near $27, and the guy bought it for $27 that included his tax & shipping. So he won it for $21.50…
I netted $17.50 on it. Talk about never again! Sell it Buy it now at a higher $ as it languishes, or wait until spot reaches $90 to break even lol. The reverse is unique with the actual Braille writing on it. Don’t know what it says, but hey?….

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick and East Coast Guru,
Mint commemorative coins are best thought of solely as collectible items for their own sake, minus any serious thought given to the idea that they might some day land one a windfall.

REB

Braille on a collector’s coin seems kind of counter-intuitive, particularly in a plastic capsule with an item that should not be touched with bare hands.

Kaiser Wilhelm

It’s long been a somewhat depressing reality, East Coast Guru, that U.S. Mint Commemorative Coins not only don’t appreciate in value but in fact typically take a bit of a nose dive over time.

Major D

Kaiser, commemoratives have defied the concept that low mintages translate into higher values later. The low mintages were a result of low demand back when they were issued, and there continues to be low demand years later. This is not good for reselling, but great for buying as there are some deals to be had. And as far as number of designs go, I wonder which has more- the commemoratives or the quarters? But, the more designs, the more to collect!

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REB

Love the meme, Major D!

Rick

I think that old wise man is on to something!

Major D

Yes, that wise old man also said that you can’t exchange your wife of 40 (years) for two 20’s (years). Or, in my case a wife of 60 for three 20’s.

REB

Funny stuff.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Holy Cow, Batman, does that mean since my wife is 75 my female exchange rate would be three twenties and a 15 year old jailbait?

Kaiser Wilhelm

Oh holy cow plop! Women don’t read these threads, do they?

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D,
Likely the most useful explanation I’ve ever come across of how the U.S. Mint Commemorative market really works. Many thanks!