Washington, D.C. — The auction of four recently sold-out sets by the U.S. Mint during the American Numismatic Association’s convention in New York City indicates a strong demand for new 1997 limited edition products in the secondary market. The sets were sold by silent auction on August 1 during the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money.

All the sets held or increased the value of the original issue prices. The Impressions of Liberty™ set, originally priced at $1,499, brought $2,000; the 1997 Prestige Set, originally priced at $44, brought $222; the Botanic Garden Coinage & Currency Set, originally priced at $36, brought $500; and the Platinum American Eagle Four Coin Set brought its original issue price of $1,350.

“We are delighted by the strong performance of the Impressions of Liberty™ set, the Prestige Set and the Botanic Garden Coinage & Currency Set,” said Mint Director Philip N. Diehl. “The secondary market values clearly confirm our philosophy of creating unique and varied limited edition products that appeal to our customers.”

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