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.)

ThisĀ 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.

2014 James Shields HALF DOLLAR CLAD .50 coin PF 70 HOF Baseball Hall of Fame NGC
2014 James Shields HALF DOLLAR CLAD .50 coin PF 70 HOF Baseball Hall of Fame NGC
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2014 BASEBALL HALL OF FAME COMM SILVER PROOF BOX & COA ONLY (NO COIN)
2014 BASEBALL HALL OF FAME COMM SILVER PROOF BOX & COA ONLY (NO COIN)
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2014 BASEBALL HALL OF FAME COMM. GOLD COIN BOX & COA ONLY  (NO COIN)
2014 BASEBALL HALL OF FAME COMM. GOLD COIN BOX & COA ONLY (NO COIN)
$25.00
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2014 US MINT CURVED BASEBALL HALL OF FAME  HOF 4 COIN SET (2) $1 and (2) $.50
2014 US MINT CURVED BASEBALL HALL OF FAME HOF 4 COIN SET (2) $1 and (2) $.50
$218.88
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2014 Baseball Hall of Fame BU HALF DOLLAR US Mint Clad UNC Coin Box and COA
2014 Baseball Hall of Fame BU HALF DOLLAR US Mint Clad UNC Coin Box and COA
$30.50
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2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Proof 90% Silver Dollar Coin Box and COA
2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Proof 90% Silver Dollar Coin Box and COA
$69.95
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2011-P Olympic National Park 5 oz Uncirculated Coin Sold by US. Mint

On November 29, 2011 the United States Mint began selling the eighth coin in the numismatic version of the America of the Beautiful five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin Program - (NP8) the 2011-P Olympic National Park 5 Ounce Uncirculated Silver Bullion Coin, which recognizes the Olympic National Park in Washington state.

2011-P Olympic National Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin

The obverse side of this five ounce silver coin is set with the image of George Washington, who served as the first President of the United States. This portrait view of George Washington, restored by John Flanagan, is consistent on the obverse side of all the silver bullion coins in the series.

The reverse side of this coin features an image of Olympic National Park. The image was designed by Susan Gamble, and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso. A Roosevelt elk stands majestically on the edge of the Hoh River, which winds back into the distance. Mount Olympus rests in the background, and Evergreen trees surround the scenery. The Olympic National Park spans almost 1,000,000 acres in the northwest part of Washington state, and is a travel destination for millions of visitors every year.

Olympic National Park

The Mint is selling this coin for $229.95, and a maximum mintage of 35,000 coins. Currently, three other coins in the series are still for sale by the Mint. The Mount Hood, Gettysburg, and Glacier Park coins have not sold out. The 2010 coins have a maximum mintage of 27,000, while the 2011 coins have a maximum mintage of 35,000 coins. As of last week, Mint sales show the following sales for the series:

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2010-P Hot Springs National Park Coin 27,000 Sold Out
2010-P Yellowstone National Park Coin 27,000 Sold Out
2010-P Yosemite National Park Coin 27,000 Sold Out
2010-P Grand Canyon National Park Coin 26,019 Sold Out
2010-P Mount Hood National Park Coin 25,471 153
2011-P Gettysburg National Park Coin 15,463 220
2011-P Glacier National Park Coin 12,574 365

 

Interest in the series has steadily decreased since the rapid sellout of the first coin in the series, which paid tribute to the Hot Springs National Park. That coin only took two weeks to sellout.

The first four coins were sold for $279.95. Initially, the Mount Hood National Forest coin was priced at $279.95, but was changed to $229.95 when spot silver moved lower in price. Spot silver is currently trading at around $32. That represents a $70 premium for the Olympic National Park 5 ounce Silver Bullion Coin with P mint mark.

Each .999 fine silver silver coin in the series weighs five Troy ounces, is 3 inches in diameter, and contains a special vapor blasted finish, which the 5 ounce silver bullion counterparts do not have. These numismatic coins also carried the "P" mint mark.

The mint currently has the ninth and 10th coins in the series listed on their product schedule page, but they are listed as "TBD" status. It's likely they will be for sale in 2012.

This series has a number of years to go. These early coins may be keys to the series at a future date, as the coin collecting public becomes more aware of their existence.

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.