The U.S. Mint has
released pricing for two of the three Breast Cancer Awareness
commemorative coins set to go on sale March 15.
The Jan. 30 Federal Register published prices for the Proof
and Uncirculated versions of the silver dollar and copper-nickel clad
Pricing for the pink gold $5 coins is not expected to be released
until the week the coins go on sale.
Longtime authenticator explains how
counterfeiters up their game in their efforts to rip off the marketplace.
Also inside this issue, we provide a solution to examining those
tiny dimes in your collection.
For a 30-day introductory period from the initiation of sales, the
silver dollar in the Proof version will be offered at $51.95 and in
Uncirculated at $48.95. The regular issue prices add $5 to the price
of each version.
Introductory pricing for the copper-nickel clad half dollar is set
at $27.95 for the Proof coin and $25.95 for the Uncirculated version,
with regular issue prices $5 higher for each version.
While gold $5 commemoratives are traditionally composed of 90
percent gold and 10 percent copper, the pink gold coins with be made
of 85 percent gold, 14.8 percent copper and 0.2 percent zinc. The pink
gold coins are to retain the same diameter of .900 fine gold coins at
0.85 inch, or 21.59 millimeters, and the same thickness at 1.75
millimeters, but will be 5.6 percent lighter at 6.741 grams.
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Some collectors expect the pricing for the pink gold coins to be
lower than it would be for 90 percent gold coins, because of the lower