The following is a repost from World Mint News Blog’s sister site, Coin Update.
(Oklahoma City)—After being made available to the public on April 3, the 2017 Silver Swan 1-ounce coin—the first release of a new bullion series from the Perth Mint—sold out worldwide in less than two days.
The coin’s .9999 fine silver content and low mintage of 25,000 coins combined bullion’s utility with collectible appeal. Similar to well-known silver coin series like the Kookaburra and Koala, the Swan coins will change designs with each release. The Perth Mint has had much success with these continuing series, as well as with other innovative coin designs.
While all available Silver Swan coins were quickly claimed, a small portion of the total mintage was sent off for grading. Now, to help spread the word about its new online feature, CoinGrade+, APMEX is giving away a 2017 Silver Swan MS-70 PCGS First Strike coin.
CoinGrade+ allows the public to browse, for free, more than 5,000 professionally graded coins from third-party grading services with the most up-to-date information available for each coin. NGC and PCGS coin grading data include the coin ID, grade, mintmark, population, mintage, and number of coins that were graded higher—information that helps consumers make the best decision when purchasing graded gold and silver coins. In this screen capture, the CoinGrade+ data are at lower right in a green box (hover the cursor to zoom in):
CoinGrade+ is synced directly with PCGS and NGC, meaning population figures will never be outdated.
APMEX’s COO, Mark Yoshimura, is enthusiastic about the prospects for the Silver Swan coins. “We were very pleased with the quick sell-thru rate on this new coin,” he said. “The combination of the design, the limited mintage, and the Perth Mint’s history created tremendous worldwide demand. We now have the opportunity to provide one lucky winner a Silver Swan coin guaranteed in perfect-70 condition from PCGS. The very low population of the first-ever MS-70 Silver Swan will appeal to our investor/collector-oriented customers, and we look forward to presenting this unique opportunity to the marketplace.”
Follow the rules on the online entry form at APMEX.com/CoinGrade and be automatically entered to win a MS-70 Silver Swan coin. The Silver Swan contest is open on APMEX.com from May 2 through May 16, 2017. You will find the entry form and official contest rules at APMEX.com/CoinGrade. No purchase is necessary. The winner will be notified the week of May 22, 2017. ❑