U.S. Mint Halts Sales of Gold Collector Coins
Source: Reuters, Jane Sutton (8/9/11)
"A spike in gold prices prompted the U.S. Mint to suspend the online coin sales for the first time in recent memory."
A spike in gold prices prompted the U.S. Mint to suspend the online sale of gold collector coins on Tuesday for the first time in recent memory, a mint spokesman said.
The move affects only the gold numismatic products sold to collectors and not the gold bullion coins sold to investors, Mint spokesman Mike White said from Washington. Sales were suspended at midday for re-pricing, which was expected to be completed by late on Wednesday, he said. . .View full article