Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by Phil Ham, May 11, 2013.
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God, that must be heavy, like a door stop.
From the Mint Website. The Weir Farm National Historic Site is the second release of 2020. The reverse (tails) design portrays an artist, wearing a painter’s smock, painting outside Julian Alden Weir’s studio at Weir Farm. It is inspired by various images of the studio and Weir’s paintings created on the property, as well as descriptions of Weir and his fellow artists’ creative inspiration from the rural environment. Inscriptions are "WEIR FARM," "CONNECTICUT," "2020," "E PLURIBUS UNUM, " and “A NATIONAL PARK FOR ART.”
Weir Farm National Historic Site was associated with the development of American Impressionism during the height of the artistic movement at the turn of the 19th century. The farm was home to three generations of American artists beginning with Julian Alden Weir, who acquired it in 1882. He was a leading figure in the development of American Impressionism. Here, amidst rocky fields and woodlands, he spent nearly four decades painting. His artist friends and other luminaries often joined him at Weir Farm, which was a short train ride from New York City. After Weir, the artistic legacy was continued by his daughter, painter Dorothy Weir Young, and her husband, sculptor Mahonri Young, followed by New England painters Sperry and Doris Andrews.
Weir Farm includes a 60-acre cultural landscape consisting of 15 historic structures including houses, barns, studios, and outbuildings. The landscape features bedrock outcrops, historic gardens, stone terraces, specimen trees, orchards, fields, miles of stone laid walls, a pond, and hundreds of historic painting sites. The artistic tradition at Weir Farm is kept alive through a variety of Art in the Park programs, free art supplies, large frames in the landscape to recreate paintings, night painting, and art instruction.
I was afraid this would happen to the 2019s too, but they've since become available (and then unavailable) a couple more times, still at the $155 price. So I picked up a couple more San Antonio quarters, they're honestly the only ones I've really cared for so far due to the resemblance to colonial reales. If the price holds maybe I'll get another next month.
Good question; here are my thoughts: The mint saw the downward sales slide and made less of the first two 2020 pucks; Samoa bats is a very nice design, it sold quickly and currently unavailable at the mint, COVID-19 has helped the mint decide not to make anymore of them, silver prices also increased the demand of the pucks, and puck prices rose with the increase in demand. The $200 was based on very little e-Bay history. The price may come down with time.
From the Mint Website. The reverse design depicts a red mangrove tree in an early stage of its life cycle, as it evolves from a very small plant to an adult tree. The design brings awareness to the park’s endangered mangrove forests and the unique and delicate nature of how the species reproduces in salt water. Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve is a living museum on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Salt River Bay possesses an archeological and historical heritage more than 2,000 years old that exists within a dynamic ecosystem that supports threatened and endangered species. In 1992, Congress created Salt River Bay as part of the National Park Service to preserve, protect, and tell the story of its rich contributions to the Nation’s natural and cultural heritage. The site’s blend of sea and land holds some of the largest remaining mangrove forests in the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition to the mangroves, the other vitally important ecosystems within the preserve are an estuary, coral reefs, and even a submarine canyon. These ecosystems are home to 27 species that have been listed as rare, threatened, or endangered, such as the Green and Hawksbill Sea Turtles and the Blackbar Soldierfish. The coral reefs form the basis of communities that are comparable to tropical rainforests in their biological richness and global significance.
What I find astonishing is that I have spent over $9300 for the first 53 pucks, buying from the US Mint. When the series ends next year, it will be my first $10,000 collection purchase. Despite the beautiful designs and the huge size, I will be glad it will be ending.
Well, when it ends, you can always take a picture then cash it out and drop the 10K o something else. Another collection, a used car, a vacation, or a kiddie pool and $9980 worth of M&Ms.
If you started from the beginning it's kind of a good savings plan really. Maybe not a gain when all is said and done overall. But savings regardless.
Is this chart accurate? Did they really price them that high in 2010 when they started them?
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