World War One Centennial Silver Coins (US Mint)

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  1. FryDaddyJr

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  3. Santinidollar

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    I went for a lone silver dollar proof. The medals didn't interest me.

    The coin-medal sets took only about 10 minutes to go to back order.
     
  4. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    I ordered a lone BU dollar, i might get a proof later if they don't sell out.
     
  5. Robert Wright

    Robert Wright New Member

    I purchased two medal sets... Army and Navy. I did this because I have family members who were in these two branches. I also think the designs for those two coins were interesting. Still debating on the Air Force. Wish they would have had a dogfight instead of just the plane.
     
  6. NAVY CHIEF

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    I ORDERED THE PROOF WWI DOLLAR AND THE 5 EACH DOLLAR AND MEDALS SET.
     
  7. Garlicus

    Garlicus Debt is dumb, cash is king.

    I received a flyer from the Mint today, advertising these medals, and now I am confused. (wasn't interested earlier)

    - there will only be 100,000 of each of the medal sets, which is the only way to get the 5 different medals = 500,000 sets
    - only 350,000 silver dollars will be minted, across all product lines

    Which medal(s) will be the least produced? Split evenly, assuming zero sales of the individual dollar coin, the most they could produce would be 70,000 of each individual medal. Maybe there is some special kind of public sector math that I am not understanding, which would allow them to produce the 500,000 sets.
     
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  8. Santinidollar

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    The way I read it is that there will only be 100,000 coin-medal sets. Period.

    That supposedly would l leave 250,000 proofs available for separate sale. The 100,000 total sets figure makes sense since they went to back order in only about 10 minutes.
     
  9. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    No it's 100k medals total not each, the mintage of each is determined by what was ordered.
     
  10. NumisMan77

    NumisMan77 New Member

    I'm still debating whether or not I should go for the coins and medals. I don't think the design is especially artistic and I think it's a dirty trick to make customers that want a complete set of medals, purchase five dollar coins too.
    However, there might some 'rarity' as the medals are minted at different mints, the Air Medal being the only Denver mint product. $495 plus if you want a BU dollar another $48.95? And Commemoratives haven't exactly been skyrocketing in value.
     
  11. Santinidollar

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    My spidey sense says the Mint will end the year with lotsa proofs left over. I’m not a fan of the design. I bought one for the reason that my granddad - who served in the Army in WWI - would really find it neat.
     
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  12. mpcusa

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    I guess you have to look at it from the stand point as either a collectible or investment, i like them as a collectible but i think they are priced to high
    to be an investment vehicle also would have been nice in .999 :)
     
  13. Paul Price

    Paul Price New Member

    The Dollar's obverse design is a complete failure for accuracy. Nothing is correct. The helmet, the clothes, a left handed soldier holding the right handed Springfield rifle incorrectly, the nose. Looks more like a retreat than a " Charge". A complete mess. Any student of WWI would tell you what a mess this is. Another embarrassment for the Mint. Makes you wonder just who is running the Mint? Anyone there educated? Who are the judges that chose and allowed this mess to be coined. What about LeRoy Transfield, the artist, is this a joke? You should have watched some WWI film footage before you submitted this horrible design.Nothing historically accurate. You need to apologize to WWI veterans and the people who buy this abysmal coin. A complete failure of design. I'll bet most of the people who buy these don't even realize the design failures and historical inaccuracies. Evidence of a dumbed down society and historical ignorance.The Mint owes the public an apology for allowing this to be coined.
     
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  14. Paul Price

    Paul Price New Member

    I attended a coin auction last night and 90% of the coins auctioned were Modern Commemorative Silver Dollars. The prices they were bringing were between $20 and $26 dollars each depending on the issue. Only a few brought more than that. The Jackie Robinson Unc Silver Dollar brought $34 dollars. Then you add a 10% commission for cash and 6% sales tax. Seems that the WWI coins will eventually sell for less on the secondary market given a few years and the same spot silver price. Still an awful obverse design.
     
  15. Keyless Chuck

    Keyless Chuck Still looking for my keys...

    That is one ugly coin! I love the Army and would have jumped at buying one, if it wasn't so damn ugly besides the inaccuracies pointed out by Paul Price.
     
  16. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I'm pretty sure none of them are taking offense at this point.

    For the record, I'm not a fan of the design, either.
     
  17. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Notice that our buddy Mike is on HSN is peddling the World War I coin-medal sets. Did anyone here buy them? Just curious.
     
  18. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Good. The medals where tempting but the mint ended all temptation with their nonsense of how they sold them
     
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  19. midas1

    midas1 Exalted Member

    Clearly, I'm missing something.
    Where can I find the coin/medal sets?
     
  20. NumisMan77

    NumisMan77 New Member

    Unfortunately, all of the Coin/Medal sets are showing as 'Sold out' at the Mint. However, they are tricky at the Mint and I wouldn't put it past them to come up with an 'end of the year' medal set of some kind. Though it might be offered only in bronze?
    https://catalog.usmint.gov/coins/commemoratives/
     
  21. Santinidollar

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    Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe the Mint produced the medals on the basis of how many were ordered in February.
     
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