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Bullion or Commemorative?

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In the United States the distinction is clear between the American Eagle bullion coins (which states "Bullion" right on the coin) and the commemoratives coins.


But what about the Silver Canadian Maple Leaf and the Australian Kookaburra. At the begining of the series they seemed to be clearly bullion coins. But begining in the late 1990's they started adding "privey" marks to commemorate special events. They seem to be moving more toward being commemoratives or perhaps a new breed being "Bullion Commemoratives."


Are these Privey marked coins still considered bullion coins?


What about the Lunar Series?





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These coins remain bullion issues, no matter what features may be added to them. If the U.S. Mint began mintmarking the non-proof American Eagles, they too would remain bullion coins.

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