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 Posted 01/10/2019  10:43 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Another one to add to your checklist, ladies and gentlemen.

This is kind of exciting... a joint venture by the United States and Australian mints for commeortive Apollo 11 sets.


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The set will feature a U.S. Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Half Dollar paired with an Australian 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing 1 oz. $5 Silver Coin.


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The limited production set will be sold and distributed by the Royal Australian Mint, and will include a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Director of the United States Mint and the Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Australian Mint. The United States Mint will market the set on its website and provide a link to the Royal Australian Mint's website for U.S. customers who wish to purchase the product.


After the Kennedy/Apollo sets being offered by the U.S. Mint, I'm not sure I need one from the Australian mint too, but I'm going to keep my eyes open regardless.

No release date yet.
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 Posted 01/10/2019  11:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wyzeguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah got that same email. Does sound interesting and like you not sure I'll pick one up but not totally against it either. If they were both 1 oz coins it'd definitely up my interest a little more.
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 Posted 01/11/2019  02:27 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's pretty interesting to me. I'll wait until the specifics are hammered out.
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 Posted 01/11/2019  12:12 pm  Show Profile   Check Foxwoods Man's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Foxwoods Man to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This Apollo thing keeps growing and my head is spinning....
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 Posted 01/11/2019  3:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cautiously optimistic. The Australian mint does do some nice stuff, they also are one of the leaders in selling product distribution to single companies. It does seem a little sad that the US mint has to defer to them to take the lead, but it will probably turn out better that way.
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 Posted 01/11/2019  3:24 pm  Show Profile   Check BadDog's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadDog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Reminds me a bit of the joint venture between the US and Iceland back in 2000 to commemorate Leif Ericson's trip to the "New World" a 1000 years earlier.

That wasn't a cooperative venture between mints (AFAIK Iceland doesn't have a mint and I believe their coins are struck by Great Britain's Royal Mint), but between the governments and both coins were struck at the Philadelphia mint.

The Iceland 1000 kronur coin is still readily available, but as a foreign coin, you don't find it listed in the RedBook with US commemorative coins. As such, IMHO many collectors don't have/collect this coin. I expect that many will pass on an Australian coin commemorating the Apollo mission as well. I know that I won't be getting one, but to each their own
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 Posted 01/11/2019  3:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sullysullinburg to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I know it's early, but does anyone know how sales will actually work? Somewhat of a turn-off if it's being shipped from Australia.
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 Posted 01/11/2019  11:26 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Somewhat of a turn-off if it's being shipped from Australia.


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The limited production set will be sold and distributed by the Royal Australian Mint... The United States Mint will market the set on its website and provide a link to the Royal Australian Mint's website for U.S. customers who wish to purchase the product.


So, it seems it would ship from Australia. That doesn't matter much to me as long as the price is right.

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 Posted 01/12/2019  07:18 am  Show Profile   Check Foxwoods Man's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Foxwoods Man to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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So, it seems it would ship from Australia. That doesn't matter much to me as long as the price is right.


Don't forget added International shipping cost if shipped from Australia..

I tried a $35 USD (A$50) order and it was $25 USD (A$35) to ship it
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 Posted 01/12/2019  10:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Don't forget added International shipping cost if shipped from Australia..

I tried a $35 USD (A$50) order and it was $25 USD (A$35) to ship it


It's a flat rate charge from them, you would have to order a ton for it to go up I believe.

Even with that though it's still cheaper than if they farmed it out to an exclusive international supplier like that have with some things in the past.
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 Posted 01/12/2019  11:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It would be nice if they sent a large supply to the U.S. Mint's distribution center (or some other domestic depot) for shipping to U.S. customers.
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 Posted 01/13/2019  01:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


But it is what it is. We shall just wait and see what we get.
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 Posted 01/14/2019  06:31 am  Show Profile   Check Foxwoods Man's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Foxwoods Man to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm skipping this one. Enough Apollo stuff being sold in the USA
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 Posted 01/14/2019  11:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am not ready to say I am skipping, but I am not committed to it either. Not until I see what is being offered.
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 Posted 01/14/2019  1:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm pretty excited to see this one to be honest. The Australian mint really does do some better quality stuff than the US mint and are much more creative. There's some strong potential here
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