America the Beautiful Coins, 2011 US Mint Product Schedule

Welcome to Something About Coins! The articles below highlight some of the coin news that happened last week between the holidays. The U.S. Mint showed off their designs for the 2011 America the Beautiful (ATB) Quarters, they published their 2011 Product Schedule, and they sent out their ATB Silver Bullion Coins. The final article discussed the biggest events for rare coins in 2010. Enjoy!

2011 America the Beautiful Quarters and Silver Coin Designs,
The United States Mint this month revealed the final five designs for the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters™ and companion 2011 America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins and 2011 America the Beautiful Silver Uncirculated Coins. Until now, 18 design candidates were available with several proposals of each design. The candidates were narrowed down through a selection process, with the final five chosen by the Treasury Secretary after receiving recommendations from the US Mint. The new America the Beautiful Quarters and silver coin designs honor two national ... Click for coin article

US Mint 2011 Schedule of Coin Product Release Dates,
Collectors and gift-givers, mark your calendars! The 2011 Scheduled Products Listing is also available online at The list will be updated as products are added and/or on-sale dates change. Customers are encouraged to visit the site regularly for the most current information. The United States Mint today released on-sale dates for the numismatic products in its 2011 portfolio: 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin SetTM - Yellowstone 01/05/11, 2011 United States Mint Proof Set® 01/11/11, 2011 United States Mint Silver Proof Set ... Click for coin article

Proof 2011 gold and silver Eagles already scheduled,
Though the Mint won’t issue a press release to say the shortage of gold and silver Eagle planchets is over permanently, just as good for collectors is a list of product release dates for 2011. Not only will collectors not be kept on the edge of their chairs until late in the year waiting for the proof Eagles, the Mint will bring back the uncirculated one-ounce “W” versions that it sells directly to collectors through its website and telephone order number. First up in 2011 will be the proof gold American Eagles, which will be issued April 21. The uncirculated “W” ounce will follow ... Click for coin article

Authorized Purchasers Order All 2010 America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins,
Authorized Purchasers have taken all 165,000 of the 2010 America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins, the United States Mint reported Monday. 9 out of the 11 United States Mint AP's placed their orders for the new 3-inch, 5-ounce silver strikes. The final batch of 23,000 America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins™ which had not been sold as of last Monday are gone. They were pulled from the "cache" of the 2 Authorized Purchasers who chose not to participate in reselling the silver coins and allocated them to the 9 who will. List of Authorized Purchasers Selling ... Click for coin article

5 Ounce ATB Silver Bullion Finally Reaches Public,
America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver bullion coins are getting into the hands of the public, just as silver heads past $30 an ounce. Already they’re showing up on the secondary market, where prices for the five-coin set hovered around $2,800 on eBay in late December. A collector from Waverly, Iowa, received a set from American Precious Metals Exchange ATB Jump on Dec. 24. “I was one of the lucky ones that put in my order within the first few hours of their going on sale online on Dec. 3,” he wrote to Numismatic News. Although he had ordered three sets ... Click for coin article

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Ten Leading Topics of 2010,
This is my last column of the year 2010. It seems appropriate to list the ten leading topics of the year, starting with number ten. Please note that I am referring to news relating to rare U.S. coins, not to coins actually minted in 2010 or to coins minted in recent years. In addition to often discussing rarities, I have written, and will write more, about classic coins that are not rare. Please see my two part series on why 1933/34 is the clear dividing line between classic and modern U.S. coins (part 1 – part 2), and my column on advice for beginning and intermediate collectors. I have ... Click for coin article

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