I am browsing through both the RAM website and the RCM website, looking at the Silver Proof Set, Proof Set, Mint Set for this year and I notice that the RCM does set a mintage limit on their set, on the other hand, the RAM (like US Mint) doesn't have a mintage limit (which I guess is like US - make to order and one would not know the mintage until after the selling concluded).
My reason is I am looking at possibly getting one of each set, from one of each mint of all the English speaking countries for the year 2012 for my baby girl that will arrive w/in 4 months. That will be a huge chunk of money though, so far: about $350 for RCM 3 sets, about $450 for RAM 3 sets, about $140 for US 3 sets
I haven't count UK and NZ mint yet.... I imagine it will come close to 1000USD.
I am also pondering at the thought of just getting silver bullion rounds (with dragon design) for her from APMEX instead of those set. This approach is more of wealth preservation vs. enjoyment/collecting.
Lol.... I saw that too. There're two Baby set Proof (delay until April) & Uncirculate, which would cost another $155 or so just to get two non colored coin. I don't know man, I guess I will have to re-think about this and be more focus on just some specific type set I guess.