Still More Price Increases for US Mint Products
The United States Mint has just provided notice for another batch of price increases for upcoming products. In previous posts, I had covered the price increases for this year's commemorative coins, nearly all of the annual sets, and the America the Beautiful Quarter 100-coin bags.
The products impacted by the latest round of increases are the US Mint's bronze medals and some Presidential Dollar related products. The new prices for each product are shown below, followed by last year's price for comparison.
|2010 Price||Last Year Price|
|First Spouse Bronze Medals||5.50||3.50|
|First Spouse Bronze Medal Annual Set||15.95||15.95|
|Presidential Dollar Coin & First Spouse Medal Set||11.95||8.95|
|Presidential Dollar Coin Cover||15.95||14.95|
|Presidential Dollar Uncirculated Set||18.95||15.95|
|3 inch Bronze Medals||42.00||38.00|
|1-5/16 inch Bronze Medals||5.50||3.50|
|1-1/2 inch Bronze Medals||6.00||3.75|
In the case of the First Spouse Bronze Medals, the price increase applies not only to the recently released Abigail Fillmore medal, but also to the remaining available medals from last year. The prices for the Julia Tyler, Sarah Polk, and Margaret Taylor medals were increased to $5.50 some time yesterday.
The price increases implemented this year have been for core offerings, like the annual Mint Set and Proof Set, and some of the US Mint's lowest priced offerings, like the bronze medals and Presidential Dollar Coin & First Spouse Medal Set. As a percentage, the increases have ranged from 6.69% (Presidential Dollar Covers) to 60.00% (1-1/2 inch Bronze Medals).
Under the new pricing, I expect that many collectors will be reevaluating which products they continue to collect and the number of each item that the purchase.
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