While I was away...
I went away for a quick two day vacation with my wife to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. It seems that plenty has happened while I was away. Briefly, here is a summary of some of the US Mint related events of the past few days.
The 2008 Proof Gold Buffalo 4 Coin Set has now sold out at the US Mint. Other collectible Gold Buffaloes which sold out previously include the 1/4 oz. and 1/10 oz. Uncirculated versions and the 1 oz. and 1/10 oz. Proof versions.
The One-Half Ounce 2008-W Uncirculated Platinum Eagle has sold out. This joins the previously sold out 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, and 4 coin set for the 2008-W Uncirculated Platinum Eagles.
The 2007 Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin is no longer available for sale. Approximately 30,900 of the 40,000 maximum authorized mintage had sold. The breakdown is approximately 12,550 uncirculated coins and 18,350 proof coins. Many collectors had been wondering how long the US Mint would sell each release of the First Spouse Gold coin series. Based on this recent action, it appears that each coin will be on sale for one year following release.
The US Mint has announced details on sales of remaining 2008 and upcoming 2009 dated bullion coin products. For 2008-dated bullion, only 1 ounce Gold and Silver Eagle coins remain. For 2009-dated bullion, 1 ounce Gold and Silver Eagles will be available for sale on December 29. Other bullion coin releases will be delayed. Here is the full text of the US Mint memo to authorized bullion purchasers.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and enjoy some time off with friends and family!