2008 Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set
Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Sets will be
available for purchase on Thursday, August 7 at
12:00 noon ET.
The United States Mint today announced that each
set is priced at $37.95, and will include this
year’s four Presidential $1 Coins minted in
Philadelphia with the "P" mint mark.
James Monroe $1 coin,
John Quincy Adams $1 coin,
Andrew Jackson $1 coin, and the
Martin Van Buren $1 coin
Plus, the two remaining 2008 denominated dollar
Sacagawea Golden Dollar, and an
American Eagle uncirculated silver dollar
The Sacagawea $1 is minted in Denver with a "D"
mint mark while the American Eagle Silver dollar
bears the mint mark "W" indicating it was minted
at West Point.
Collectors will have to pay an extra $6 for this
year’s set. The 2007 coin set is still on sale
for $31.95, but is likely to be discontinued
with the launching of the 2008 coins. The price
of silver has gone up about $2.50 since the day
the 2007 sets went on sale, which accounts for a
portion of the $6 increase. (The American Eagle
uncirculated silver dollar contains one ounce of
Another factor in increasing prices may simply
be demand. Last week U.S. Mint sales numbers
show that nearly 90,000 of the 2007 uncirculated
dollar coin sets have been sold. That’s a solid
sales figure for a product that is less than one
year old (2007 sets first went on sale Dec. 3,
2007). The Mint may have simply realized demand
is high enough that they can charge more.
The most likely or heavier factor is simply the
increased price of the 2008 American Eagle
silver uncirculated coin. Sold separately, these
silver coins are priced at $25.95. They account
for the most weight and value in the new sets.
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