Although the price of silver is up from the beginning of the year ($15.71 on January 2 to $17.22 on February 2), the price is down from the $19.94 on January 2, 2014. Silver climbed as high as $22.05 on February 24, 2014 to as low as $15.28 on November 6, 2014. Silver prices have been on a steady climb this year with a recent peak of $18.23 on January 23, 2015.
I attach no meaning to these number except that it has allowed the U.S. Mint to lower the price of silver coins.
The changes that were announced are as follows:
|Product||2015 Retail price|
|American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin||$ 48.95|
|American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin||39.95|
|United States Mint Proof Set®||32.95|
|United States Mint Uncirculated Set®||28.95|
|America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™||7.95|
|Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set||46.95|
|America the Beautiful Five- Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ (5 issues)||149.95|
This year, the U.S. Mint has started selling the 2015-W American Silver Eagle Proof collectors coin earlier than in previous years. In fact, I have already received my coin.