It has recently been reported that a new silver set issued by the Royal Canadian Mint has sold out within a week of issue. The 100th Anniversary of the 1911 Silver Dollar Set was issued in commemoration of the original 1911 silver dollar produced by the then-Ottawa Mint with a mintage of 6,000. Released 21 July, a sell out was announced online by the Royal Canadian Mint within a week of launch.
This lightning-quick sell out is especially significant as it comes in the wake of intense numismatic activity around the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in April, which saw numerous sell out issues. To the sceptical observer, this matrimonial spike could conceivably have stifled demand for numismatic pieces into the summer months.
However, it would appear that this is not the case. Interest in the most collectable gold and silver pieces continues and a buoyant numismatic market looks set to remain in place.