And then there was one.
On April 9, just 10 days after the U.S. Mint confirmed the sellout of 50,000 2014-W National Baseball Hall of Fame gold $5 coins, the 400,000 2014-P Baseball silver dollars are reported to have sold out, too.
That leaves just the copper-nickel clad Baseball half dollar, in Proof and Uncirculated versions, as the lone denomination from the three-coin commemorative coin program remaining for collectors to purchase.
The half dollar has a maximum mintage of 750,000 coins. The Proof versions are being struck at the San Francisco Mint and the Uncirculated half dollars at the Denver Mint.
Sales for the Baseball commemoratives bearing a common designs began at noon Eastern Time March 27.
Mintage limit reached
Exhaustion of the mintage limit for the Baseball dollars was announced by U.S. Mint officials shortly before 5 p.m. Eastern Time April 9 when a Waiting List Notice was posted on the Mint’s website at www.usmint.gov.
The U.S. Mint’s notice explains that the bureau had received sufficient orders to reach the maximum authorized mintage limit.
Orders were still being taken, but with customers placed on the waiting list. Those waiting-list orders would be filled in the order they were placed should coins become available because of orders being canceled.
The sellout of the silver dollars appeared imminent shortly after 10 a.m. April 9 when the Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications released the latest cumulative sales figures.