I’ve had a love/hate with proof coins for many years. The modern ones, all pristine and mirror-like, are extraordinary looking. Love them! But I’ve always had the impression that the older coins haven’t aged well – they can get dark or blotchy and, frankly, rather unattractive. I’ve had (what turns out to be) an unfair prejudice against them so I usually skip right past them when looking at coins to buy.
I was looking at some classic coins this week and, for whatever reason, decided to check out some of the proofs. While I did indeed find some very ugly old coins, I also discovered quite a few absolute gems. I’ll share these beauties with you a little later in the newsletter. Hope you like them as much as I do.
Metals have continued their upward trend – silver, platinum and palladium anyway. Gold was very slightly down for the week (about 0.5%). Gold is now up 20% since last October, while silver has increased by 18%since its bottom in mid-November. Platinum is up 11% since February 14th! Great trends.
This week, as we’ve reflected on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing (again, not an Area 51 reference. HAHAHA), we are excited to feature one of the coolest coins we’ve ever seen, a coin that contains SPACE GOLD– gold that was delivered by Space Shuttle Challenger to the Int’l Space Station, where it “lived” for nearly six years, travelling over 625 million miles around the earth! And yes, this amazing coin has a PROOF finish.
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In my proof hunt, I managed to hand pick four coins that are a perfect fit for our newsletter – rare coins with terrific eye appeal that are well below price guide.
Actually, I found 7 great coins, but have narrowed it down to these four – a splendid 1880 Shield Nickel, an 1893 Barber Half, an 1882 Quarter and a 1866 three cent nickel. Great coins, one and all…
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In the mid-1980s, NASA sent six large plates of 24-karat gold into space aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger. The gold, along with other types of metal, was installed on the outside of the International Space Station to measure the effects of exposure to the severe conditions of outer space. This “space gold” remained in orbit for over 5 1/2 years in outer space, travelling more than 625 million miles around the earth
In the early ’90s, NASA brought the gold back to earth, where it was studied for over 25 years. The gold was never intended to be made available to collectors, but in 2015, the plates were brought to auction by the government and a U.S. coin dealer secured the gold and then partnered with the China Mint to create the limited edition 2015 Moon Festival Panda Bi-Metallic (Silver & Gold) Proof.
Total mintage was a scant 2,000.
Each of these ultra rare commemorative proofs is a massive 100 mm diameter (nearly 4″ wide) and contains one kilo (2.2 pounds) of 99.9% pure silver accented with 1/10 ounce of 24-karat “space gold”.
The coins offered today have been certified, graded and encapsulated by NGC.
SPACE GOLD 2015 MOON FESTIVAL BIMETALLIC 1 KILO PANDA
NGC certified PF69 ULTRA CAMEO
The slab is 7 1/2″ x 5 3/4″. It’s HUGE!
These NGC-certified MS69 coins originally sold for $4,500. I can’t find another retailer offering one today, but I did see one on eBay for $6,000 (NOT our listing!).
They. Are. RARE!
Your price isonly $2,995 each (obo)
Only two available – First come, first served.
Stock photo. Your coin(s) will be exactly the same as the NGC certified one pictured above.
Your price is only $8,750 – not a typo. Ten grand below price guide!
Exact coin pictured
First come, first served
P.S. If you like the three ugly coins pictured at the top of this section, they’re available 🙂
Call Joel direct at 503.213.3352 to order
NOW IN STOCK – mint-sealed San Francisco Silver Eagle Monster Boxes.
Silver Eagles were minted in San Francisco from 2011-2017. Sealed boxes, particularly of the early years are nearly impossible to find. When guys like A***X have them in stock, the prices are through the roof (spot +7.99 and up!!!).
Not here. Not today. Our prices are CHEAP!
Your choice of 2011 or 2013 – mint-sealed boxes of 500 one oz Silver Eagles
Only spot +3.99 /oz! ($10,220 per sealed box)
Supply is LIMITED!
We also have tremendous prices on sealed back-date West Point boxes – every year from 2008 – 2018 is currently in stock.
We have a nice deal for you on Walking Liberty halves today:
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EVERYTHING! If you don’t see it among the over four million dollars of inventory in our eBay store, or on www.vaultwholesale.com, please ask. If we don’t have it on hand, we will quickly source it for you at a great price
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