Before moving on to some new issues, I wanted to revisit the results of the poll where readers were asked to select their favorite from a selection of the 2012 Titanic Commemorative Coins.
The poll included five different one ounce (or less) silver coins from various world mints, which had roughly similar pricing points. To keep things on a level playing field, the poll did not include oversized coins or coins with embedded elements.
There were 143 votes cast in the poll from unique readers. The winner with 42.66% of the vote was the coin struck by the New Zealand Mint for the island country of Niue. At a very close second was the Royal Canadian Mint’s $10 silver coin, which captured 40.56% of the vote.
Here are the complete results:
The unusual thing about the Niue coin is that the entire mintage of 2,229 coins was apparently made exclusively available to APMEX. One reader pointed out that APMEX raised their price of the coin at some point during the course of this poll.
The $10 Silver Coin from the Royal Canadian Mint has already sold 87% of the 20,000 limited mintage, according to information on the RCM website.