Perth Mint "The Simpsons" Coins

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  1. Soprano16

    Soprano16 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Has Perth Mint ever done anything official with The Simpsons before? I had a quick look around online and couldn't see anything which led me to think this will be the first time

    I just noticed this on the list of upcoming releases by The Perth Mint scheduled for Feb 1 release
    • Homer Simpson 2019 1oz Silver Coin
    • The Simpsons Family 2019 2oz Silver Proof Coin
    • The Simpsons Donut 2019 1oz Silver Proof Coin
    I'm quite curious and keen to see how these look. Being a show that so many people have grown up with, I'm hoping these coins look really good because I can think of a few people who these would make great Birthday/Xmas gifts for

    Has there ever been official "The Simpsons" silver coins done before?
     
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    I'll get a look at them in the Flesh in Berlin.... Maybe I'll twist their arms and see if I can score one for the DD Meet Door prize... Or should I say Do'h prize?
     
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    Super low mintage on these

    Donut = 3,000
    Family = 2,000
    Homer = 1,000
     
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    Just ordered 2 of the $59 carded ones with the mintage of 1000 just in case they are sort after I can flip one and keep one.
     
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    The homer one is 25,000 maximum mintage, which means it will probably appear in some other form shortly (i.e. Bullion rolls)
     
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    Carded Homer specimen $ $ and you have a donut inside there free
    Family for 2 oz Proof expensive
     
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    The carded Homers are already sold out! The thing I don't like about these coins is they have Tuvalu on the back rather than Australia. This will tend to reduce their value in the long run. Also I have seen the bullion Homers up for pre sale on overseas dealers sites for about $37 a coin. They might be a good buy considering they are only 25,000 mintage.
     
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    Good News! We have secured some coins for the SS Meet-up D'oh prize in Melbourne and Brisbane.

    The have been supplied courtesy of Neil Vance from the Perth Mint.
     
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    I'm curious about coins like this. How does there value change over time?
     
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    ^^^
    Supply and demand
     
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    The carded Homer is selling for $130 on eBay now. Good return after 1 week. Just wondering is the Perth Mint going to release rolls of the Bullion Homer or have they all been sold to overseas distributors? Can't find any info on the Perth Mint sites.
     
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    crazy prices for these - who would have thought. Kudos to those that grabbed a few.

    The rolls would have all gone overseas.
     
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    Carded are an Australian release only. Rolls are only available overseas.

    malachii
     
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    Though I'd be guessin the reason for the crazy prices is those who grabbed a few :rolleyes:
     
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    Like anything numi, you have no guarantee it will ever have any value besides roughly spot price.

    ...Personally, for the same money, I'd take a couple silver bullion coins and a Simpsons toy or trading card or keychain on my office shelf over just a single Simpsons silver coin. And yes, I am a Simpsons fan, but I'm also not into wasting money. Perth is the king of mixing silver coins (real commodity value) with art or branding (collectibles, aka subjective value), and that gives illusion of additional value.

    In the end, as was alluded to, it's all about finding a buyer down the line who thinks these, or any, 'special edition' coins are rare and worth a high price. You also have to remember that there are new "rare" sets with cartoons, musicians, comic books, wildlife, etc, etc coming out every year that bury the old ones. There is also nothing (outside royalty fees) stopping Perth, or any other govt or private mint, from doing another Simpsons set in anytime if this one sells very well. To each their own, though.

    Sounds super rare and worth three times spot price^^

    Exactly. Every new set is "hard to get" in the beginning... if you want these, just give it a couple years and buy when sellers are underbidding each other and happy to accept reasonable best offers on these.

    If that doesn't happen to this set and it becomes one of the few that holds its value long term, oh well... you still have cash in your pocket. There will be plenty of other cartoon and collector sets you can get instead; many will be close to spot. It is best to always have an abundance, not scarcity, mentality as a buyer. It will serve you well.
     
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    carded DOH! at $53.64 as compared to carded roo A$72.73
    roo doh.png
     
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    I assume that everything is going to go for spot when I sell it and use that as a yardstick for purchase price.
     
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    not everything, but many things
    its ok not to buy, but how to offer people here at spot when the mint just sold out and people are willing to pay $130 a doh!
    it may never come to spot again, at least for majority of the carded doh
    but for the roo hope to buy when there are bargains around
     
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    SlyGuy and I have had this dance before but it still makes me smile that people keep running numis back to base metal price. It's the equivalent of valuing the Mona Lisa at the cost of canvas and a bit of paint. Or a house on the beach at the cost of the bricks and mortar. "Eventually, when everyone loses interest, this is what you'll buy it for". If you buy smartly you will invariably get far more growth over time as has been shown. Just don't buy the equivalent of the beautiful house with the view next door to the nuclear power plant. It's not rocket science.

    malachii
     
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    Waiting till the price hits $1000 a piece before I sell :D
     

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