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Monday, December 27, 2010

2011 Annual Sets Release Dates

The release dates are now available for the United States Mint's 2011 Proof Set, 2011 Mint Set, and 2011 Silver Proof Set. The Mint had previously announced that these products would be available earlier in the year due to collector feedback.
The 2011 Proof Set containing 14 different proof coins struck at the San Francisco Mint will be released on January 11, 2011. The 2011 Silver Proof Set, containing 90% silver versions of the proof dime, quarters, and half dollar, along with the remaining coins in standard compositions will be released on January 25, 2011. The 2011 Mint Set, containing 28 coins struck at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints will be released on February 8, 2011. The coins in this set will feature a brilliant finish rather than the satin finish.

Based on the above image included with an email from the US Mint, each of the annual sets will feature packaging designed with the US Mint's new branding.

An interesting thing to consider is that it seems the full annual sets will be released prior to the component sets. For example, typically the US Mint releases separate Presidential Dollar Proof Sets and Quarter Proof Sets prior to the release of the full sets. One of the incentives of buying the component sets was to get the coins earlier, since the full annual sets were released months later. This year, there will be less incentive to purchase the component sets, likely resulting in a drop in unit sales.

At this time, pricing details for the 2011 annual sets has not yet been provided. Last year, prices for the most popular sets were increased, despite the fact that the number of coins per set declined from the prior year. Hopefully, prices for the Proof Set and Mint Set will not be increased again, although an adjustment for the Silver Proof Set could be justified based on the higher price of silver.

Previous inquiries to the US Mint have indicated that the 2010 Proof Set, 2010 Mint Set, and 2010 Silver Proof Set will remain on sale even after sales of the 2011-dated sets begin. In recent years, the US Mint has often timed the end of sales for annual products with the start of sales for the new version. I was told that the 2010-dated sets would remain on sale until December 31, 2011.
Coin Update News: 2011 Proof Platinum Eagle Design Candidates



At December 27, 2010 at 12:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

#7 Looks good, but it's too expensive for me.

At December 27, 2010 at 1:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The collector version of the 5 ounce America the Beautiful silver coins will be out in February.

At December 27, 2010 at 1:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the mint will be releasing 2011 Platinum Eagle bullion coins this year?

At December 27, 2010 at 1:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

lots of junk

At December 27, 2010 at 1:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mint looks like it is on steroids producing more things faster and releasing them sooner Moy's swan song--can you hear it????

At December 27, 2010 at 2:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like to collect these just to have them. But I'm on the subscription program and since they are so close together I think I'll cancel my subscriptions and just wait until the last set comes out in Feb. to order all of them. That way I only have to pay for shipping once.

On the rebranding of the mint look/packaging. As a graphic designer of 20+ years I like the new logo, but the website is still is really bad. It's a mesh of the old design with the splash page of the new design. It should have been totally redone and not a bad mix of old and new.

Anyway, Happy New Year to all and happy collecting!

TK in Minneapolis

At December 27, 2010 at 2:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

re: Platinum Designs
#1 is stunning. Liberty Skipping
#7 is desirable as well.

Too bad, yet not surprising on the recommendation for #5.

At December 27, 2010 at 3:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE: Platinum

1. is nice but busy
2. is very nice
7. is cool. Liberty looks like a bad ass Black / Puerto Rican chick. I Like it a lot.

I agree that 5 is so PC it makes me want to puke; not as much as 8 and 9 though.

At December 27, 2010 at 3:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

...that means the 2010 sets won't be worth a flip... but i like the americana designs

At December 27, 2010 at 4:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 & 2 rocks!
8 & 9 are pieces of pc junk.

At December 27, 2010 at 4:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

5, 6, 8 & 9 are crap.
Sorry. It needs to be said.

At December 27, 2010 at 4:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see they've finally got the production dates back in sync with reality. Let's hope they keep the production numbers to 500K or less for each annual set. Also, you can still buy the 2009 annual sets direct from the mint's website - what's up with that?

At December 27, 2010 at 4:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 & 2 are great!

The rest are kind of crappy with the last two pc junk as has already been said.

At December 27, 2010 at 6:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

#1 makes me very tranquil

At December 27, 2010 at 9:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the platinum coins, 7 and 1 are where its at, in that order. #7 is actually evocative of something majestic and strong, the impression of which are important to domestic tranquility. #1 is completely different, but also good, because what is more important than food security? #2, with the wheat fields cut out, basically has no meaning at all.

At December 28, 2010 at 12:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually love the designs with the pc crap (you know, the ones that don't feature a white male as the central figure) because fewer white male collectors will buy them, which means the coins will have a lower mintage. Do you guys think Moy's departure will mean that we will not have these types of designs on coins in the future?

At December 28, 2010 at 5:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

PC designs are killing the numismatic interest. Another PC plat would kill the series.
Remember, Moy is a Christian appointed by Bush.
What type of person do you think Obama will apoint?

At December 28, 2010 at 6:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess he would appoint someone like you, the opposite of Moy/Bush

At December 28, 2010 at 6:52 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE: 5oz Silver Bullion Quarters,253.htm

Any theories on how CSN got 999 ANACS First Strike sets?

At December 28, 2010 at 7:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My point is that with all the Moy bashing in this blog, folks need to realize Obama will likely try to appoint someone with even a stronger PC aggenda from the extreme left.
Even some of my liberal formor Scouting friends were outraged to see a girl from a 1990s created Venture program be featured in a 100 year Scouting commemorative.
PC agenda is killing numismatics.

At December 28, 2010 at 7:21 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is PC? Thanks!

At December 28, 2010 at 7:27 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for clarification and by the way I agree. PC is our path to our destruction and is slowly being snuck right under our noses.
When you tied PC, Bush, Moy, and Christians all together it seemed inappropriate and corny.

At December 28, 2010 at 7:29 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Political Correctness = BAD

At December 28, 2010 at 7:50 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Any theories on how CSN got 999 ANACS First Strike sets?"
I doubt they have that many now, but they may have them on hand, or soon will.
Remember they sell all that other junk; gadgets, cameras, vacuums or whatever whith those fake counters showing the number of items selling live on the air. Those counters are there to get you to buy one too so you don't miss out on the deal before they're all gone.
CSN is directly(or indirectly) tied to The Coin Vault who have claimed to be an AP. If they are not an Authorized Purchaser then they know one and buy from them. They sell Monster Boxes and all kinds of stuff at way high prices.

At December 28, 2010 at 8:58 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, they only let me order 17 sets max for $59,499.83
What a joke.
They bought secretly from an AP.
Here's your 3rd party price gouging.
Not good.

At December 28, 2010 at 9:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only AP that has shipped any of the ATB sets is APMEX - so if anyone if showing up with lots of sets, the AP that probably broke the rules is APMEX at this point.

Also, remember that they may have had 17 employees/friends/family order for them - if that is the case, then nothing shady happened.

At December 28, 2010 at 9:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just went to their website and it said I could buy up to 37 sets right now... so, this makes me think a full audit of all APs will be necessary starting in February - with immediate dismissal as an AP for all rule breakers aka crooks!

This is looking extremely suspicious!

At December 28, 2010 at 9:27 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are only 9 companies that could have done this likely breach of contract - all the mint needs to do is ask each company to provide the information for the 3,000 orders they should have had to take to sell the 3,000 sets ... and within an hour or so, which ever company can only provide info on less than 3,000 individual orders is the guilty one, and should be dismissed by mid February 2011 at the latest!

At December 28, 2010 at 9:43 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is very suspicious.
All of the APs(that ordered) have recieved their coins, but only 1 has sold a 3rd of their coins. The others are holding them in hand.
This is not good.
Just how much "assessing" of the Mint's guidelines needs to be done here.
I suspect a lot of "assessing" of friends and family is what's going on here.
We don't know what day(or hour) these APs will place them up for sale(for under 900.00). But I bet the friends and family DO know exactly(to the minute) when they will go on sale.
Not good.

At December 28, 2010 at 10:09 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one probably cares at this point, but did anyone see what the Mint did to the Presidential Dollar Coin Cover design for Andrew Johnson? Go to the subscriptions area and take a look. The "rebranding" new logo redesign made them shrink the portrait down to barely larger than the coin! It looks terrible!

I was building a set of these, but now that they won't all match and look good together, I think I'll just forget it now. The first 16 have very large, nice-looking portraits, but 17 onward will look nothing like the early ones.

At December 28, 2010 at 2:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very good, I will sell the goods for you. Pay the given 10% (US Mint rules) and I will funnel money back to you under the table ! IS ANYBODY LOOKING. Should we be shocked any goods traded now days this is the normal transaction. Rich get richer. I'm happy to be rich!


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