As can be seen in the table below, the set comes in two groups which, in some instances, we will see determine what colors are available.
As of June 2012 there are (1261) 1959 aromour coins graded by
Lets call group 1 (the white lines) the Aaron group and group 2 (the grey lines) the Antonelli group.
Both the Aaron group and the Antonelli group ae available in the 4 very common colors (red, orange, navy blue and green) Royal blue and yellow appear to be somwhat rarer, in fact I have the complete set in yellow, but am missing 5 of the royal blue coins. I think we can be sure that all of these exist making for 120 color variations .
It should also be noted that Armour, in return for proof of purchases, sent 10 random player coins to kids but only in the 4 very common colors of red, orange, green and navy blue.
Next a very special 1959 "color" - "speckled". These are coins that so far have shown up in transparent blue and aqua colors and appear to have bits of colored confetti incorporated into them. These have all but disappeared from EBay over the last 5 years . There is no documentation that states whether these were made in both group 1 and 2, but the only ones I have ever seen are all from group 1. I personally have Ashburn, Fox, Malzone, Siever and Skinner. Never seen an Aaron. Do they exist for group 2 - none of the collectors that I know think so ! So there are probably a total of 20 speckled coins (10 in blue and 10 in aqua). Needless to say these can now be listed as super rare.
(UPDATE 1/13/2013 - SEE BLOG 11 !)
Below are pics of some of these very rare coins.