Certain U.S. Mint numismatic products are sold out, and others are
repriced because of fluctuations in precious metals prices.
Reported sold out April 30 were the eight-coin 2012-S Limited
Edition Silver Proof set, the 2013 5-Star Generals Three-Coin Proof
set and the 2012 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin set.
Repriced products are the Proof 2013-W American Eagle 1-ounce
silver dollar and Uncirculated 2012-P Chaco Culture National
Historical Park 5-ounce silver quarter dollar.
The eight-coin 2012-S Limited Edition Silver Proof set, restricted
to 50,000 sets, was offered for $149.95 beginning Nov. 27. The U.S.
Mint’s April 29 sales report indicates sales of 50,169 sets.
The set contains Proof versions struck at the San Francisco Mint
of the Roosevelt dime; quarter dollars representing El Yunque National
Forest, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Acadia National Park,
Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and Denali National Park; Kennedy half
dollar; and the Proof 2012-W American Eagle 1-ounce silver dollar
struck at the West Point Mint.
The 2013 5-Star Generals Three-Coin Proof set, offered for $522.20
beginning March 21, was limited to 10,000 sets. It contains Proof
versions of the gold $5 half eagle, silver dollar and copper-nickel
clad half dollar.
The individual coins in the program remain available.
The 2012 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin set was offered
for $49.95 beginning Sept. 6. Last reported sales as of the U.S.
Mint’s April 29 sales report were 27,324.
The set contains Uncirculated versions of the four 2012-P
Presidential dollar coins, 2012-D Native American dollar and 2012-W
American Eagle silver dollar.
The price of the Proof 2013-W American Eagle 1-ounce silver dollar
dropped to $57.95 May 2. Sales began Jan. 24 at $62.95.
The price of the Uncirculated 2012-P 5-ounce silver Chaco Culture
National Historical Park quarter dollar was reduced to $179.95, down
from the $204.95 when sales began July 9. The Chaco Culture coin was
the only Uncirculated 5-ounce silver coin still on sale when sales
were suspended for repricing.
The silver coin and sets were removed from sale April 15 for repricing.
U.S. Mint spokesman Michael White said May 3 that prices for many
of the Mint’s 2013 silver products, including the Proof American
Eagle, were set last December when silver was trading in a range
between $30 and $35 per ounce.
With silver dropping to $23.54 for the April 15 London silver fix,
the Mint initiated efforts to adjust pricing to more accurately
reflect prevailing silver market metal prices, White said. ■