2010 US Mint Bullion Coins

The US Mint has provided the initial date that they will accept orders for 2010-dated bullion coins to their authorized purchasers. These bulk buyers are able to buy Gold and Silver Eagle bullion coins directly from the United States Mint for resale to the public. Orders will be accepted starting on January 19, 2010.

This represents a delay from the tradition start of orders. In the past, the US Mint has accepted orders in late December for delivery in early January. This has allowed coins bearing the new year’s date to reach the market within the first few days of January. The FUN convention held in Florida this week has often been the first venue where collectors purchase the 2010 Silver Eagles and 2010 Gold Eagles.

Will the delayed launch have any impact on sales or demand for the bullion coins? During 2009, the American Silver Eagle reached another record year of sales with more than 28 million sold. The American Gold Eagle sold about 1.3 million, not a record but among the top five years.

Collectors will also be waiting for information on the collectible version of the 2010 Gold and Silver Eagles. Last year, the proof and uncirculated (burnished) versions of the coins were canceled– something that had not happened before during the prior twenty four years of the series.

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