2022 Proof American buy hypixel skyblock coins
A little more than two months after the release of the bullion version of the coin, the US Mint began sales of the 22 Proof American buy hypixel skyblock coins for collectors. This is the sixth annual release for the 24 karat gold coin series.
The issue has had a dedicated following due to the use of the popular design. The obverse and reverse are taken from James Earle Fraser’s Buffalo Nickel, representing the Type 1 variety issued in 1913. The broader series continued until 1938, when it was replaced with the Jefferson Nickel.
Each 2022 Proof Gold Buffalo contains one troy ounce of .9999 fine ( 24 karat) gold. This was the first offering of the United States Mint to be struck in this level of purity. The popular American Gold Eagle is struck in a purity of 22 karat of .9167.
As the price of gold has risen, the proof Gold Buffalo has become more expensive. Each coin is priced at $1,760. Many collectors will wish that fractional weight versions of the coin were available to provide a lower pricing point. The US Mint did make fractional versions in 2008, but discontinued the offering after only one year.
This one of many coins this year that I will “wait and see”. The price of various offerings that I collect has been increasing, leaving less room for series that I have occasionally collected.
America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin Mintages
Towards the end of last year, the US Mint sent shock waves through the coin collecting community when they announced that the long delayed America the Beautiful silver Bullion Coins would have mintages of only 33,000 per design. This would be supplemented by 27,000 numismatic versions for each design to be released at a later time. These have now begun to be released by the US Mint with the latest Yellowstone issue on sale from May 17.
Meanwhile, the US Mint has started distributing the 2011-dated ATB Silver Bullion Coins. These have significantly higher minages than the 2010-dated issues.
The issues featuring Gettysburg National Military Park and Glacier National park were released early this year, with an initial quantity of 126,700 coins per design available. This week, the US Mint began sales of the Olympic National Park coin, also with an initial mintage of 126,700.
At almost four times the mintages of the prior year issue, this would seem to secure the place of the 2010 America the Beautiful Silver Eagles as potential keys. The US Mint seems to be making an effort to produce future issues in bullion quantities to avoid the issues experienced in 2010. Precious metals investors seem to be willing to purchase all the silver they can get, especially with the American Silver Eagle one ounce coins still subject to rationing.