The United States Mint began selling collector 2011 American Gold Eagle Proof Coins on April 21, 2011. One of them had been teetering toward a sell-out, and then suddenly, hit the marker Friday morning.
The Eagles come in four sizes, plus a four-coin set, and each has a different price and mintage limit. Interested buyers should note that the most popular of the gold American Eagle coins, the largest 1 oz. proof, has sold out.
Proof sizes are 1 oz., 1/2 oz., 1/4 oz. and 1/10 oz., and then the four-coin set includes all them neatly packaged together. Each features [...]
As a result of higher trending gold, prices for United States Mint collector gold and commemorative coins may increase Wednesday, October 12.
If price hikes occur, they would mark a sixth straight week that the Mint has adjusted prices for its collector gold coins. But moving coins higher would also break a streak of four straight weeks where prices had been cut [...]
Collectors should watch for the United States Mint to slash prices on 14 numismatic gold coin products mid-Wednesday, based on the bureau's pricing policy and the recent southerly direction of precious metals.
Highlighting gold's extreme volatility of late, if the cuts happen as expected, they would mark a fifth straight week that the United States Mint adjusted its gold coin prices and a fourth consecutive week that they have become cheaper [...]
Unlike Silver Eagles which exploded last month, demand for American Gold Eagle bullion coins retreated in September 2011 compared to August's gold rush. The pace slowed as sales of the 22-karat gold investment grade coins slid in at 91,000 ounces after raking in 112,000 ounces in the prior month.
The month came in sixth out of nine in 2011, which has been a strong year for the 22-karat gold bullion coins, but it was not a weak month when looking at Septembers of the past. In that category, it was the fifth best September since the series started, and it was higher than last year's, which hit 88,000 ounces [...]
Volatile precious metals have already affected one category of coins issued by the United States Mint. The bureau on Monday suspended numismatic silver products due to plunging silver prices.
And now, for a third straight week, the Mint on Wednesday is expected to implement price cuts on its collector gold coins due to plummeting gold prices. Since gold has fallen to such an extent, coin prices are likely to be cut deeper than normal [...]
The Royal Canadian Mint announced the scheduled September release of a 2011 RCMP gold bullion coin honoring the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Details of the bullion coin were provided along with an announcement of the 2012 Cougar silver bullion coin, the third in a chain of six coins in its Canadian Wildlife series.
Both coins represent the artistry and the purity for which the Royal Canadian Mint is known. This includes the Cougar bullion coin having a composistion of .9999 (99.99%) fine silver and the RCMP Gold bullion coin struck from .99999 (99.999%) pure gold [...]
Demand surged for American Gold Eagle Bullion Coins in August 2011. The Eagles' sales pace was the quickest since January, superior to the same period last year and more than doubled the level from July.
United States Mint authorized purchasers ordered 112,000 ounces of bullion Gold Eagles last month, making it the third best August ever for the series which debuted in 1986.
Available from the Mint in four sizes and in terms of the number of gold coins sold, the 22-karat bullion coins were split with sales of 103,500 for the one ounce [...]
More than a dozen gold and silver products have once again been halted by the United States Mint -- the victim of soaring precious metal prices. The bureau indicates that a total of eighteen different gold and silver products have been affected by the suspension.
The suspension announcements, released by the Mint earlier Friday afternoon, include a total of fourteen gold coins and four silver sets. As of this posting, only the collector grade coins have been impacted, leaving the gold commemorative coins intact. Their prices have more cushion as they recently received a price increase based on rising gold prices and a new commemorative gold coin price guide [...]