The United States Mint today reduced the 2011 Proof American Platinum Eagle price by $100. The Platinum Eagle launched on May 27 for $2,092.00. It is low listed for $1,992.00 on the Mint website at http://catalog.usmint.gov.
The United States Mint each Wednesday will calculate changes in precious metals over the previous seven days and, if necessary, adjust the price of its collector coins composed of gold or platinum [...]
The 2011 Proof American Platinum Eagle Coin was released Thursday, May 26, for an opening price of $2,092.00. Now the question is, how long will it take for the United States Mint to sell all 15,000 of them, assuming it will indeed sell out.
In 2009 and 2010, collectors jumped at their chance to get the newly designed coins, and each sold out in about a week. Of course back then the United States Mint launched them later in the year, struck fewer of them, and sold them for much less [...]
The United States Mint placed the 2010 US Mint Silver Proof Set on sale today, August 26, 2010, for a price of $56.95.
This year's issue contains 14 proofs as compared to last year's set that included 18 and had a price tag that was marked $4 cheaper.
All the Mint's annual sets are more expensive this year. A major factor is the extra cost in producing them. Metal prices are significantly higher. Silver today is right at $19 an ounce. It was near $13 an ounce when the 2009 silver sets launch on July 17, 2009.
Officially entering the history books as a sellout Monday morning were the 2010 Proof Platinum Eagles. The United States Mint tagged the coin as "Sold Out," moving the product to its "No Longer Available" page within its online store.
In reality, the 1-ounce .9995 fine platinum coins sold out Thursday, August 19, when collectors purchased their entire 10,000 mintage.
The Mint continued to accept new orders between Thursday and Monday, but those were added to a standby list -- fulfilled only if an older order was canceled or failed to process.
All 10,000 of the newly released 2010 Proof Platinum American Eagles have been purchased. Still interested buyers will now see the U.S. Mint's "Waiting List" option when visiting the coin's online information page.
The list feature has become a staple for newly sold out products, providing an opportunity for the Mint to fulfill standby orders if older orders are canceled.
The United States Mint today at noon Eastern Time launched the 2010 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin for the price of $1,892.
The one-ounce .9995 fine platinum coin continues the collector series which launched in 1997, and is the second issue in a new multi-year themed program that explores the six core principles in the preamble of the U.S. Constitution.
The 2010 proof coin has a limited 10,000 worldwide mintage, and is expected to sellout based on demand levels from prior years. Indications support an early burst of orders.
The United States Mint will launch the 2010 American Platinum Eagle Proof Coin on Thursday, August 12, 2010.
The release will mark the first Platinum Eagles available from the U.S. Mint since last year's proof was issued on December 3, 2009. Collectors wasted no time in obtaining those strikes as the entire 8,000 mintage was sold in just over a week.
Several factors undoubtedly played into the fast sell-out and will also likely affect sales of this year's 2010 proof platinum issue -- as well as their later values.
While an official announcement is yet to be made, the 2010 Proof Platinum American Eagle will be released August 12, 2010, at noon Eastern Time, according to a newly published United States Mint product page.
The one ounce, 99.95 percent pure platinum coin is the second of six issues in a series celebrating the principles of American democracy as found in the Preamble to the United States Constitution.