Time is running out for authorized purchasers to buy the U.S. Mint’s first
batch of platinum bullion coins in six years.
day to order 2014 American Eagle platinum bullion coins will be
Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to an email from the Mint to its
authorized purchasers sent to Coin World on Sept. 8.
The Mint’s end-of-year transition from 2014 bullion coins to
2015 bullion coins will take place thereafter.
will begin accepting new orders for 2015-dated platinum bullion coins
in early January 2015,” the Mint email reads. "More information
about the 2015 platinum bullion coin program will be available over
the next few months."
As Coin World reported
last week, the Mint has sold 13,600 ounces of platinum bullion coins
since March, the first time they were offered for
sale since 2008.
READ: U.S. Mint sells 700 ounces of American Eagle
platinum bullion coins in August
The Mint exclusively sells its bullion coins to its network of
authorized purchasers, who then sell the coins to wholesale and retail buyers.
The American Eagle platinum bullion coin program was introduced in 1997.
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