The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new product, which includes a variety of items which tell the story of the Titanic tragedy from a Canadian perspective. This product includes two commemorative coins which have previously sold out.
The Titanic Deluxe Coin and Stamp Set is priced at $140.95 CAD per set and has an indicated product limit of 10,000 sets. The product page can be found here.
Each set incorporates the following items in a leather-bound embossed collectible album:
- The commemorative 50-cent silver plated colored Titanic Coin and the 25-cent colored Titanic coin.
- A Titanic stamp pane with two unique cancels.
- An authentic certificate circa early 1900’s issued by the International Mercantile Marine, the shipping trust that controlled the White Star Line.
- All five stamps from the Titanic’s 100th anniversary issue.
- Three Titanic postcards.
- A numbered certificate of authenticity.
While the 25-cent coin does not indicate a mintage limit, the 50-cent coin indicated a mintage limit of 15,000. This 50-cent coin actually seems to be selling at a premium on the secondary market. Unless there is something that I am missing, the new product seems to effectively increase the mintage of the coin.
I have not been closely watching Royal Canadian Mint products for long enough to know if it is typical for them to release new products containing previously sold out coins with indicated mintage limits. By comparison, the US Mint is usually very clear on production limits for specific products and mintage limits which apply across all product options.
Update: According to this article, the silver plated half dollars do have a total mintage of 15,000, which includes the 10,000 from the Deluxe Coin and Stamp Set.