Coins in one of two commemorative coin programs for 2014 are
scheduled to be released for sale sometime in January. Coin designs
The 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 silver dollar is listed for a
January release, although no specific release date is offered, on the
2014 upcoming products preliminary list posted by the U.S. Mint on its website.
The list indicates the Proof dollar will be offered for $49.95
each and the Uncirculated version at $44.95 each. Both prices are
lower per option than prices charged by the Mint for its 2013
commemorative silver dollars.
Introductory prices for the Girls Scouts of the USA Centennial and
5-Star General silver dollars were $54.95 for the Proofs and $50.95
for the Uncirculated versions. The regular issue prices for both
programs were $59.95 for the Proofs and $55.95 for the Uncirculated,
and remained at those prices through the Dec. 31 close of the program.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Commemorative Coin Act calls for the
production and release of up to 350,000 silver dollars combined in
Proof and Uncirculated condition.
The final adopted designs were scheduled to be released publicly
during the week beginning Dec. 16, according to U.S. Mint spokesman
Currently missing from the product listings is a set proposed in
May 2013 by Mint officials to mark in 2014 the 50th anniversary of the
release of the Kennedy half dollar.
The U.S. Mint contemplated a number of possible multiple coin
options, including copper-nickel clad and 90 percent silver versions
with special finishes. Among the special finishes contemplated is the
Mint’s Reverse Proof finish, on a Kennedy silver half dollar.
2014 will also witness the release of the commemoratives in the
three-coin National Baseball Hall of Fame coin program, though the
schedule lists no sale date yet.
The complement of upcoming 2014 numismatic products from the Mint
currently posted online identifies the products by month of their
scheduled release and includes pricing, but no specific release dates.
Most of the 2014 products listed are for annual offerings, such as
Proof sets; bags, rolls and boxes of America the Beautiful quarter
dollars and Presidential dollars; and Proof gold, silver and platinum
American Eagle coins and Proof American Buffalo gold bullion coins.
Since the gold and silver releases are tied to a pricing grid
based on the fluctuating spot price of the precious metal they
contain, pricing for those issues will be announced at the time of release.
Neither pricing nor scheduled release dates are offered for the
Uncirculated 2014-P America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver bullion coins.
Also not yet scheduled are the 2014 First Spouse gold $10 coins.
Find a link to the list of currently posted United States Mint
products for 2014 online at http://catalog.usmint.gov. ■