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America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Bullion Coins

Discussion in 'PM's - Coins - Numis - Base Metals' started by JayDubya, Jun 20, 2010.



  1. savvydon

    savvydon Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    It is tough to crank out 56 inspired pucks in 10 years. Some pucks are better than others, but I still like pucks. :D
     
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    I bitch about some of the designs, but I have yet to see one I don't like, when I'm holding it in person. Heck, I might even spring for an Effigy!
     
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    Silver Art Silver Art Bar collector Platinum Bling

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    You cannot please everybody all of the time with every single puck.
     
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    Silver Art Silver Art Bar collector Platinum Bling

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    So far, at the moment, no 2018 bullion or "P" puck purchases for me next year. Of course that is subject to change.
     
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    Yep, too late.

    Coupon worked on amything, was only suppose to work on collectibles

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    I snagged an Ellis Island for 88 bucks and change. Free shipping too, since it was my first order with them. I've bought from MCM many times off of Ebay. They are a little slower on shipping, but no issues ever. By the way, how did you find out about that Promo Code? Thanks again Lou!
     
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    One thing that crossed my mind recently. With the way they've been wanting to take down statues and memorials related to US history lately, Those memorials depicted on some of these coins may be the only thing left to remember these things by some day. Changing History books is easy. Orwell was a true "Seer".
     
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    Good job, you had to be quick. Yeah they are legit. Same here, bought on ebay. It's never wise to make your purchases from dealer sites, unless something fluke like this. Ebay from same dealers is cheaper 90% of the time.
     
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    Foxwoods Man Silver Member Silver Miner

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    I forgot...when is the next bullion puck being released? I have a pre-sale order in but it seems like that was years ago
     
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    savvydon Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    I think the Mint will start sales next week on the 28th. Prolly be another week or two until the retailers start shipping.
     
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    Foxwoods Man Silver Member Silver Miner

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    Ellis Island now a bit higher (paid $93.75 pre-sale (10) a few weeks ago). Should ship soon to dealers

    Now:

    APMEX $117.45
    MCM $116.20
    SD...$111
    JM...$116
    BayPM...$114.93
    BGASC..$113.95

    (Single/CC/)
     
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    savvydon Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    From what I hear mint allocations to wholesalers are low for Ellis Island. It would seem from the early going that this will be another low mintage release, although the mint can turn on a dime and change all of that up. The bigger question is why this is happening. Are low mintages due to some issue the mint is having producing these coins or are they purposely keeping mintage down? If the latter is the case, then why? To stimulate demand for the series?

    Lots to ponder. Someone knows what is what, but it sure ain't me.:don't know:
     
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    Might want to rethink that...mintage is already up to 39,500
     
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    savvydon Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    I see. Don't know why people like Jack Hunt were allocated a lower amount than usual and have already sold out. Someone has to be sitting on lots of these. It will be interesting to see if the premium falls.
     
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    I got the same "We're sold out of our allocation....but we have more coming" notification from SD Bullion
     
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    Forget about Russian collusion. They need to look into collusion between the big internet coin dealers, and the Mint. WTF?
     
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    I ended up selling this puck a few days ago. I sold it for $280.00. After ebay/paypal fees and shipping costs, I made a net profit of $63.00.
     
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    An epic Ellis Island bummer.............................
     
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    Make that 40,000
     
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    Speaking of Ellis Island, when the Mint announced their production "ramp-up" to begin with the 2016 coins, many people (including myself) were happy to load up on the 2015 Saratoga coin, which ended with a mintage of 45,000.

    Maybe my purchase of 10 Effigy Mound coins wasn't so bad, only if it weren't for the big dip in spot price that happened afterward...
     
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    Without going back through a bunch of posts, What is the new total(s) as far as mintages for the bullion and "P" pucks? 65,000 is in my head for a total, is that the new, or old figure? TIA
    edit: Found it. 150k. Hmmm, That changes things a bit.
     
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    I sold my Frederick Douglass bullion puck yesterday (9-1-2017) for $144 on ebay. I could have sold it for more but I did not want to get too greedy. After fees and after I ship it in the morning (9-2-1017), I will still make a decent profit selling it for $144. The bullion pucks for me have been decent money makers for me and I am very satisfied with my net profits from my ATB bullion pucks so far this year.
     
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    Ended at 40k..

    From Coin World:

     
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    WTF? They MUST have a shortage of blanks. What else could possibly be the reason for not selling max amount of "Wanted" coins?
     
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    So much for my prediction of a max mintage on Bullion version of Ellis, and a quick sellout of the "P" version! Changed my pre-order of Ellis "P" from 5 to only one the other day. Hope it was the right move. I really thought they were thinking of a huge demand of the Ellis issue, what with all the politics going on over this immigration issue. That's what I get for thinking, or trying to figure out the US Mint!
     
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    The Mint needs to sneak in a 15k mintage for one of the P's to stimulate interest....and of course i also had trimmed down to one each.
     
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    Yeah, Just under that numerical threshold of collector's who seem to buy one, no matter what. Somewhere just under 15k or so? That oughta do it. You make Collector's squirm, and they'll react for sure.
     
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    I plan to eventually buy one Ellis "P" (and one George Rogers Clark "P") but I will not buy any more bullion pucks. The mintage is too unpredictable IMO. I will wait for the "dust to settle" on those. However, I will "bottom fish" for certain bullion pucks that I can flip for a profit on ebay.
     
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    Unpredictability is what gives you a score occasionally (Fred and Ozark). The P's are becoming boring....17-18k since 2015...and the premium sucks
     
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    Yep and I cashed in the unpredictability when I sold my Frederick Douglass and Ozark bullion pucks. I actually made a lot more money on certain pucks when I bottom fish for them at coin shows for .999 generic silver prices and sell them for collector premiums on ebay. I bought the Ellis puck during pre-sale and when I get my Ellis bullion puck from APMEX, I will sell that one too but I will wait to see what premiums are. I will also see what spot silver price will be at which can be just as unpredictable as the mintages on the bullion pucks.

    The "P" pucks are becoming boring mintage-wise and the premium sucks but the "P" coins are better looking finishes than the bullion version. Boring can be good at times. JMHO of course.
     
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    Good price...$10 less than Provident and $19 less than APMEX
     
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