I have no problem with the mint lowering or raising price (just like gold and Pt coins) with price fluctuations. What would the do with minted coins that couldn't be sold? Waste for them. I don't think the would have sold the Gettysburg at 279 if the next was priced $50 less like it ended up. I wouldn't have purchased the 7 Gettysburg I did for Christmas gifts. That's for sure (4 at the even lower 204 price). It didn't bother me at all that I pd a bit more for some.