I just received confirmation that my set has been shipped. I am anxious to receive them. Everyone seems to be selling theirs 5 ounce America The Beuatiful Silver coins on different sites but for not as much as in December and the first part of January. Appears several people are dumping at lower prices just to move them which has caused an adjustment for other sellers to modify and lower their prices.
Me? I am not worried about prices of these silver coins. They are a low mintage silver coin set and they will always command a higher price due to their silver content and rarity. I am happy to get my set for my enjoyment. I can say I am not going to sell mine and I am a happy man to be the coin custodian for these big ole 5 oz silver bullion coins.
Now one has to start thinking about 2011 sets, will there be as many or more produced? Will the Mint sell them from their own site next time? What will silver be trading for when they come out? Time will tell, I am sure the Mint learned something from this mess and it will be smoother over the next runs of the 5 oz America the Beautiful Silver coins sets!
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January 18th has come and passed. I was able to get my order in for a set of the 5 ounce America The Beautiful Silver Quarters for 2010 issues. I understand the ones A Mark had will be encapsulated and certified as “First Strike Choice BU” by PCGS. I would preferred mine be actually given an MS grade rather than a generic “Choice BU” but I guess it will keep them safe until I have time to inspect them; after all they are “Bullion” coins. If any of them look really good I may send them back for a MS grade. As far as the price I was fine with the $875.33 but the $99 shipping seemed quite high since a flat rate box from the USPS is $11.95 up to 70 pounds. I’ll post photos once I receive them in “6 to 8 weeks”.
I was tempted to order through another distributor of the 5 ounce America The Beautiful Silver Quarters but they were doing a mail order only. You had to send in a check via snail mail and wait. I was wondering if having nearly $1,000 tied up in something they may or may not happen was a good idea, but when I found out I could get in on the Lottery online, it was a no-brainer. I have become an instant gratification man as I have gotten older and as technology has developed. Another thing that was kind of odd was the mail order form stated the 5 ounce America The Beautiful Silver Quarters could be scratch, finger printed, scuffed and a whole laundry list of other scary words coin collectors do not like to hear!
It appears a few other distributors are going to be offering their allotment of the 5 ounce America The Beautiful Silver Quarters next month, so I may try to get another set via some relatives and cherry pick the ones I want and let the others go to other collectors whom were not as fortunate as a certain Cable shopping channel to get 250 sets (such nonsense!). I sincerely hope everyone who wants a set gets one, they are truly nice looking and the first edition of any series usually has the lowest mintage and retain their collectibility longer than the rest of the series. Just a little something for those of you who are hesitating on taking the plunge to chew on…Food for thought!
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