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Elsewhere, ’s (, ASX:MML) interim profit dropped on lower gold prices and as production was hampered by the late commissioning of a new mill and heavy rain at the Co-O mine.
Finally, those who worry about the expense of the gold coin seem to forget that other, less expensive coins will also be issued for the occasion, including special clad and silver sets that are already being produced, and possibly other coins.
The gemstone miner is getting back on track in Tanzania after illegal mining had led to the closing off of large sections of the mine as the operation became too unsafe to continue.
The amount of dry tonnes milled fell 8% from the preceding three months to 50,957 tonnes, resulting in production of 1,978 tonnes of copper, 1,551 ounces of gold, and 10,764 ounces of silver.
Numismatic News editor David Harper has stated that the coin should not be issued because those who want to have complete sets of JFK halves would need to acquire one, and some might not be able to afford to do so. He further suggested that the money that would go towards the gold coins would be better spent on other coins, but those decisions will be made by individual collectors, many of whom are eager for a JFK gold coin and who plan to save up for it, or to curtail other coin purchases so they can obtain it when it is released, which at this point seems likely to be during the second half of the year. Besides, the Mint issues many other expensive gold and platinum coins.
As soon as I heard the coins were being launched on March 27, it occurred to me that the Whitman Expo in Baltimore, Maryland begins the same day, and that the show would be a great venue for selling the new coins. The Mint provided the following in response to my inquiry about whether the coins will be sold at the show: “The United States Mint has not yet determined whether or not we will be able to sell the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins at the Whitman Coin Show. We will decide shortly before the show based on available inventory.”