The U.S. Mint raised its prices Wednesday, September 12, on all of its coin collecting products containing either gold or platinum.
Those items included the American Eagle gold coins as well as the American Eagle platinum coin and also the American Buffalo, First Spouse issues and Star-Spangled Banner gold commemorative products. (Jump to new coin prices.)
Following the U.S. Mint pricing policy, the increase was implemented as the weekly average on the London Fix for both gold and platinum rose to a higher level between last Thursday and Wednesday.
For gold, the newest average climbed into a price range of $1,700.00 to $1,749.99 an ounce, which resulted in a $50 price increase per ounce of gold within coin collecting products produced from the precious metal.
For platinum, London’s weekly average ascended to a price bracket between $1,550.00 and $1,649.99 per ounce. Accordingly, the one ounce American Platinum Eagle Proof Coin’s price jumped by $100. Note, this made the second price increase for the coin since its launch on August 9.
|Coin Collecting Products||New Prices||Price Increase|
|Garfield and Hayes Proof First Spouse Gold Coins||$1,029.00||$25.00|
|2011-2012-W American Buffalo||$2,010.00||$50.00|
|2012-W Proof Gold American Eagle (1 oz)||$1,985.00||$50.00|
|2012-W Proof Gold American Eagle (1/2 oz)||$1,006.00||$25.00|
|2012-W Proof Gold American Eagle (1/4 oz)||$515.50||$12.50|
|2012-W Proof Gold American Eagle (1/10 oz)||$220.50||$5.00|
|2011-2012-W Proof American Gold Eagle 4-Coin Set||$3,678.00||$92.50|
|2012-W Uncirculated American Gold Eagle (1 oz)||$1,978.00||$50|
|2012 Proof $5 Star-Spangled Banner Coin||$522.15||$12.15|
|2012 Uncirculated $5 Star-Spangled Banner $5 Coin||$512.15||$12.15|
|2012 Star-Spangled Banner Two-Coin Set||$572.15||$12.15|
|2012-W American Platinum Eagle Proof Coin||$1,892.00||$100.00|
Prices are subject to another evaluation or adjustment next Wednesday, September 19, 2012. In order for a price change to occur, the weekly average for gold on the London Fix would need to move outside of $1,700.00 to $1,749.99 an ounce, and for the single platinum product, platinum’s weekly London Fix average would need to slide away from $1,550.00 to $1,649.99 per ounce.
The coin collecting products above are available from the United States Mint website at http://www.usmint.gov/.
Information about each of the products may also be found on this site’s section about U.S. Coins.