2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Gold & Silver Commemorative Coins Sell Out

The United States Mint began selling six versions of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame coin on March 27, 2014. The one dollar variety came in silver uncirculated and silver proof versions. Gold was also available in uncirculated and proof finishes. The fourth and fifth versions were uncirculated and proof clad coins.

Here's some eye candy for five of the versions.

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2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Uncirculated Silver Commemorative Dollar Coin - Reverse

These coins have been curved so that they resemble the shapes of a Baseball and glove. With the combination of Baseball, a uniquely curved coin and affordable pricing, it's not surprising that the gold and silver versions sold out quickly. It only took one day for the gold coins to disappear and 13 days for the silver versions.

A total of 50,000 units was available for the five dollar denominated gold coins. They quickly sold out and began commanding prices in the $700 range on eBay. Initial prices were $424.75 for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Proof $5 Gold Coin (B31) and $419.75 for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Uncirculated $5 Gold Coin (B32.)

This link will take you to the current prices for the Baseball Hall of Fame coins on eBay.

400,000 units was set as the maximum mintage for the combination of silver proof and uncirculated dollar coins. Pricing was $51.95 for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Proof Silver Dollar (B33) and $47.95 for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Uncirculated Silver Dollar (B34.) On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, the Mint declared a sellout for these two versions. 400,000 units had been sold. EBay sales for the coins range in price from the $65 range to the high $80 range, and presales for graded coins have sold in the amounts of $129 for a PF69 NGC proof and over $200 for a PF70 NGC Proof.

Check this link to see where the prices are currently at.

The last two versions available are the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Proof Clad Half-Dollar (B35) and the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Uncirculated Clad Half-Dollar (B36.) As of this writing, these two versions of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame coins are still available. Priced at $19.95 for the proof and $18.95 for the uncirculated, they have maximum mintage of 700,000 combined units.

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2014 US MINT CURVED BASEBALL HALL OF FAME  HOF 4 COIN SET (2) $1 and (2) $.50
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2013-W American Silver Eagle Uncirculated Coin Sales Begin at the US Mint

2013-w-burnished-silver-eagleOn May 28, 2013, the United States Mint began sales for the 2013-W American Silver Eagle Uncirculated Coin. Since 2006, the Mint has offered this special silver eagle which is created using burnished blanks. The burnished Silver Eagle coin has been included in the 20th anniversary set and the 25th anniversary Silver Eagle set. However, it was not sold in 2010 or 2009.

This year, the debut price of $48.95 has been initiated as the cost for a burnished Silver Eagle coin. The Mint has no restrictions on household order limits or final mintage. Last year's 2012-W Silver Eagle uncirculated coin had an early sellout. This surprised many coin collectors, and it escalated the value of the 2012 version on secondary markets since the mintage was significantly reduced from previous years.

The 2012 coin was sold for $45.95. Spot Silver is currently trading around $23 and has seen a significant drop since 2012. Pricing can periodically change for products at the Mint with precious metal spot values fluctuation.

This coin comes in a blue presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity.

2011 American Eagle Silver Proof Coins Sold Out

2011-W Proof Silver Eagle Coin

The United States Mint has posted a "sold out" notice on their website for the 2011-W American Silver Eagle Proof Coin. This collector's coin was available for almost 5 months directly from the mint. It went on sale June 30, 2011.

This news comes as a surprise. The holiday season is often a time when Proof Silver Eagle Coins are given as gifts. The Mint recently sent out a holiday mailer which showed the availability of this coin. This writer received that mailer, showing the coins availability, just this week.

Individual sales figures provided by the United States Mint indicate that 850,000 Proof Silver Eagles were sold. A 2011-W Proof Silver Eagle coin was also included in the 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Coin Set. With that set's mintage of 100,000, the total mintage for Proof Silver Eagles is 950,000 coins.

This year sales will go down as the second-highest since 1986, when the coins were introduced. That year saw the highest sales at 1,446,778 coins. Sales of this popular silver bullion proof coin have seen regular sales in the 700,000 to 800,000 level since 2001, when 746,398 coins were sold. The only year in the 2000s when less than 700,000 coins were sold, was in 2002, with 647,342 coins sold.

In 2010, the 2010-W American Eagle Silver Proof Coin was initially put on sale by the Mint on November 19, 2010. By the end of December of that year, 860,000 of the coins were sold. Most collectors assumed that this popular coin would continue to be sold until late December of this year. The Silver Eagle Proof coin is one of the most sought after numismatic products available from the Mint.

If you're looking for a 2011-W American Eagle Silver Proof coin, they are  available on the secondary market.

Canadian Highway of Heroes Silver Commemorative Coin

Canadian Highway of Heroes Silver Commemorative Coin

The 2011 Highway of Heroes Silver Commemorative Coin has been struck and issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. This commemorative coin celebrates the Highway of Heroes, which honors fallen Canadian servicewomen and servicemen.

This beautiful commemorative coin is struck in .999 pure silver, and a denomination of C$10. The Royal Canadian Mint has placed a limit of 25,000 coins maximum on the mintage. The price of this coin is $69.95. For every coin sold,  $20  will be sent to the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial and the Military Families Fund. As of this date they have raised over $100,000 for those charities.

The image on the reverse of this silver commemorative coin was designed by engraver Stan Witten, with the collaboration of Major Carl Gauthier. The design shows the grassroots movement, which started in 2002, in order to honor Canada's fallen soldiers from the war in Afghanistan.

Thousands of Canadians gathered at the overpasses of a section of Highway 401 to pay their respects to the individuals and families of those fallen soldiers whose bodies were being taken from the Canadian Forces Base Trenton to Toronto Ontario. The reverse image on the coin shows one of the overpasses of Highway 401, and the crowds that gathered there to pay their respects. Canadian flags are draped over the sides of the overpass, and a large maple leaf is set in the background. A memorial cross sits of the upper left-hand corner of the image, with the denomination, and 2011 year of issue surrounding the outer portions of the top of the coin.

The Highway of Heroes Silver Commemorative coins weigh 15.87 g. The obverse side of the coin features an attractive image of Queen Elizabeth II, which was designed by Susanna Blunt.

These coins are currently available from the Royal Canadian Mint.

2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Design

While the United States Mint was selling out of their popular 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle set, they were also busy introducing the designs for the 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Commemorative Coin. This silver dollar was designed to commemorate the United States Army Infantry, and recognize the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.

12 different designs were originally created for the obverse side of the coin, and seven different designs were drawn out for the reverse. Timothy Geithner, the 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury, made the final selections for the coin designs.

The design chosen for the obverse side of the coin features a soldier dressed in modern military garb. The soldier is charging forward, symbolizing the motto of the infantry, which is "Follow Me". The word "LIBERTY" is placed at the top side of this design. The words,"IN GOD WE TRUST" are to the right of the soldier, and the date 2012 is in the bottom left corner. This design was created by Joel Iskowitz, and engraved by Michael Gaudioso.

The reverse design was created by Ronald D. Sanders, and engraved by Norman E. Nemeth. It features the crossed rifle insignia, which is the branch insignia for the Armies Infantry. The words,"One Dollar", and "E Pluribus Unum" are placed underneath the crossed rifles, with the words "United States of America" placed at the top.

The coins images were shown to the public at Fort Benning's famous Doughboy Stadium in Columbus, Georgia before a football crowd of Columbus State University Cougars, and the Fort Benning Doughboys.

Former Buffalo Bills head coach, and World War II veteran, Mark Levy presented the opening coin toss for the game with an official prototype 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Coin.

This coin was authorized by Congress, and signed into law by President Bush in 2008, under the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center Commemorative Coin Act, or Public Law 110-357. This law allows for a maximum mintage of 350,000 silver dollar collector coins in uncirculated and proof condition. Designs for the coin were to be indicative of the history, courage, pride, sacrifice, and sense of duty of the United States Infantry.

The 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Coin should be available from the US Mint in February of 2012.

25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set

The highly anticipated 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set goes on sale tomorrow, at 12 noon sharp Eastern standard Time at www.usmint.gov. This set will surely sell out quick as there are many Silver Eagle Coin collectors throughout the world.

The United States Mint has only lately confirmed details on this spectacular set of Silver Eagle coins.

It was only 25 years ago, that the United States Mint started their selling  Silver Eagle proof coins. In the year 2006, they successfully introduced a 20th anniversary set, which is popular among collectors. This 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set will undoubtedly become just as popular.

The following coins are represented in this five coin set:

  • 2011 Proof Silver Eagle with a W mint mark
  • 2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagle with a W mint mark
  • 2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagle with a S mint mark
  • 2011 Reverse Proof Silver Eagle with a P mint mark
  • 2011 Silver Eagle bullion coin with no mint mark

These five Silver Eagle coins will be packaged and presented in a custom-designed hardwood presentation case; along with a certificate of authenticity for each set.

The United States Mint is setting a 100,000 unit number on the number of sets struck. Each household will be allowed to buy a maximum of five sets for at least the first week during sales. The price of this set is $299.95.

In 2006, when the 20th Anniversary Silver Eagle set was issued, it cost $100 per set, and contained three coins. Coins included A Silver Eagle proof with W mint mark, an Uncirculated Silver Eagle with W mint mark, and a Reverse Proof Silver Eagle with a P mint mark. These sets were sold with a 250,000 maximum unit limit. As of this writing, current 20th anniversary Silver Eagle sets can be bought for around $300 on the secondary market. It should be noted that these 20th Anniversary sets have sold on the secondary market for prices as high as six times the original selling price.

As of now, there are two special coins in this 25th Anniversary set. The 2011-P Reverse Proof Silver Eagle coin, and the 2011-S Uncirculated Silver Eagle coin have not been previously released by the Mint. As long as the Mint does not produce these coins after this set is released, these two coins will have a maximum mintage of 100,000 coins apiece. That would make those two coins the second lowest minted Silver Eagles in all the years and formats that the United States Mint has been producing Silver Eagle coins.

While this year has produced an abundance, and maybe even an overload of Silver products by the United States Mint, this 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set is highly anticipated, and will most certainly sell out quickly.

Earlier this year in April, the United States Mint sold the 2010 Hot Springs 5 ounce Silver Bullion Coin to eager coin collectors who managed to shut down the United States Mint website during the first few hours of the product's availability. It's uncertain as to whether the Mint has had time to alleviate these problems, as I'm sure they are expecting a happy herd of Silver Eagle coin collectors to hit their website at 12 noon sharp tomorrow. All I have to think is that you should get there early to get one of these awesome sets.

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2011 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Coin Set Release Date Announced

Silver Eagle Coin collecting enthusiasts have been awaiting the release date for the 25th anniversary American Silver Eagle set of five coins. The wait is finally over, as the United States Mint has scheduled the release of these beautiful coins for sale on Thursday, October 27, 2011. No pricing has been set yet for this coin set.

The five Silver Eagle Coins in the set include:

  • 1 - 2011 Silver Eagle Bullion Coin
  • 1 - 2011-W Silver Eagle Proof Coin
  • 1 - 2011-W Silver Eagle Uncirculated Coin
  • 1 - 2011-P Silver Eagle Reverse Proof Coin
  • 1 - 2011-S Silver Eagle Uncirculated Coin

The US Mint has previously released three of the coins in the set: the Silver Eagle bullion coin at the beginning of 2011, the Uncirculated Silver Eagle coin minted at West Point, and the proof coin, which was also struck at the West Point Mint.

The two newest coins, which will be unique to this set, (as long as they aren't sold separately by the mint, or in any other type of set) will be the 2011-P Reverse Proof Silver Eagle, and the 2011-S Uncirculated Silver Eagle.

In 2006, the United States Mint celebrated the Silver Eagle coins mintage with a 20th anniversary set. That set included three coins:

  • 1 - 2006-W Proof Silver Eagle Coin
  • 1 - 2006-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle Coin
  • 1 - 2006-P Reverse Proof Silver Eagle Coin

The 2006 anniversary set was limited to a mintage of 250,000 coins. This 2011 Silver Eagle anniversary coin set will have a limited mintage of 100,000 units. Five sets per household will be allowed for purchase.

This Silver Eagle Coin set will definitely be popular, and should sell out.