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2013 8 Dollar Silver 1.5oz Polar Bear Coin?

 
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 Posted 10/01/2012  8:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add noahs-numismatics to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmmm. thanks for the heads up dcadon.
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 Posted 10/01/2012  9:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dialog_gvf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Interesting. Looks like the minimum purchase is a tube of 15. So, $765 + premium.

So, an interesting flipper opportunity.
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 Posted 10/11/2012  3:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PlatinumDuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For those that are still interested, I was told the mintage of these would be 500,000 max. I was able to place my order on Oct. 1 and received my coins today.



I think they are pretty nice looking but that is just my opinion.
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 Posted 10/11/2012  4:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jpaiva83 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin does look nice. What is its diameter?
By chance, does anybody know where we can get one in Canada (at a price that is approaching reasonable)

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 Posted 10/11/2012  4:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
platinum duck, what did they charge you?
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 Posted 10/11/2012  4:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thehulk to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
None of these have shown up on eBay yet, I search for them every few days.
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 Posted 10/11/2012  4:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add brexzz1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
what price are they?
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 Posted 10/11/2012  6:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PlatinumDuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The diameter of the coin is about 38.1mm. They are pretty thick coins, about 4.3mm thick.

I purchased 1 Roll of 15 coins for about 68.00 per coin, so there is a premium attached. Due to their thickness I am having trouble finding a capsule to store them safely individually. All mine look great to me so I separated them into flips so as to not cause any damage. If anyone knows of a capsule for slightly thicker coins that would be a great help!

I am surprised that none of these have shown up anywhere else. I would think other people would have them by now. Lear is the only distributor of them in North America so I don't know if that is a factor in people obtaining them or not.

Hopefully some of this info helps. I hope the rest of you that want one are able to obtain them at some point.
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 Posted 10/11/2012  8:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add linekerca to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Platinum Duck, are you in the states? They said they don't ship to Canada, ouch.
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 Posted 10/11/2012  8:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dcadon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
'PlatinumDuck' said "I purchased 1 Roll of 15 coins for about 68.00 per coin, so there is a premium attached"

Yup, to say the least, that's about $18/ounce over spot. For a bullion coin, I wasn't impressed. I was expecting to pick up a tube for under $900, but my quote today matched 'PlatinumDuck's' at $68.07/coin (1-1/2ounces)Current spot price I show at Kitco is $34/ounce or $51 per 1-1/2 ounces.
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10/11/2012 8:29 pm
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 Posted 10/11/2012  8:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add noahs-numismatics to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, as a collector coin I like the design (oohh shiny!) and I am curious to see if they will go up/down with the silver prices/collector demand.
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 Posted 10/11/2012  8:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dcadon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At these prices, I'd be up for 2 or 3 coins, not a full tube. (for my collection only!)
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 Posted 10/11/2012  10:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add noahs-numismatics to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yup, I agree, I would probably only get one- maybe 2.
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 Posted 10/11/2012  10:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jupitermoon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
But if the people started to get the coins, and the minimal order is tube of 15 coins, so why nothing appears on the eBay?

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 Posted 10/11/2012  10:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add noahs-numismatics to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good question.
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