US Mint Resumes Selling One-Tenth Ounce Gold Coins... At A 40% Premium To Spot

After about a month of halting sales of the one-tenth ounce gold coins, the U.S. Mint has announced they have restocked the coin. However, in order to purchase the coin one must pay 40% premium to spot. Even with a premium so high, consumers have proven they are willing to pay for the coin.

Submitted by Tyler Durden
05/28/2013
Zero Hedge

When news broke a month ago that the US Mint had suspended selling one-tenth ounce gold coins, perhaps the most surprising news was that there were thousands of consumers willing to pay the exorbitant retail premium demanded by the US mint, with the resulting order deluge promptly sapping the mint's stretched inventories. Well: we have good news - as of moments ago the US mint has once again restocked on the popular denomination (with a 20,000 production limit), and without a limit per household. The even better news: the coin will set you back just $195. This means a "tiny" 40% premium to spot.

Is there indeed a massive disconnect between spot and physical as the Mint is telegraphing? Nah: must be all those shipping and wrapping costs for the fancy box the coin is put in. Oh wait, the gift box is another $5.95 per order. And no, it isn't the shipping and handling either: that is another $4.95. In other words: the full delivery of one coin to your front door step would cost $200 per one tenth of an ounce. Oh well: we are fresh out of ideas then.

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