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the four commemorative coin programs conducted by the U.S. Mint in 2015
and 2016, the only reported sellout was for the three-coin Special
Silver set issued in conjunction with the 2015 March of Dimes program.
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2015 program offered a silver dollar in Proof and Uncirculated
versions, and was augmented by the inclusion of a three-coin set of
Proof coins — the dollar, and two Roosevelt dimes available only in
the set (a Proof 2015-W Roosevelt silver dime, and a Reverse Proof
2015-P Roosevelt silver dime); 74,360 sets were recorded sold. The set
was limited to a product maximum of 75,000 sets, at $61.95 per set.
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despite the announced sellout, secondary market price increases have
been modest at best. Recently completed sales on eBay show the sets in
original Mint packaging selling for between $60 and $85, with hundreds
of sets going unsold.
sales generated from the Special Silver set generated hundreds of
thousands of dollars in additional surcharges that would not have been
generated had the sets not been offered. Net surcharges after the U.S.
Mint recoups its production and related costs were earmarked for the
March of Dimes.
are the latest sales figures for the 2015 and 2016 commemorative coin
programs, both which are closed, and for the two 2017 programs, which
Proof-P 2015 March of Dimes silver dollar, 57,558.
Uncirculated 2015-P March of Dimes silver Uncirculated silver dollar, 24,463.
March of Dimes Special Silver set, 74,360.
Proof 2015-W U.S. Marshals Service gold $5 half eagle, 9,989.
Uncirculated 2015-W U.S. Marshals gold half eagle, 6,732.
Proof 2015 U.S. Marshals silver dollar, 109,319.
Uncirculated 2015-P U.S. Marshals silver dollar, 38,084.
Proof 2015-S U.S. Marshals copper-nickel clad half dollar, 61,051.
Uncirculated 2015-D U.S. Marshals copper-nickel clad half dollar, 30,158.
U.S. Marshals Three-Coin Proof set, 14,983.
Proof 2016-W National Park Service gold $5 half eagle, 4,265.
Uncirculated 2016-W National Park Service gold half eagle, 3,141.
Proof 2016-P National Park Service silver dollar, 53,428.
Uncirculated 2016-W National Park Service silver dollar, 18,199.
Proof 2016-S National Park Service copper-nickel clad half dollar, 34,424.
Uncirculated 2016-D National Park Service copper-nickel clad half
National Park Service Three-Coin Proof Set, 12,911.
Proof 2016-W Mark Twain gold $5 half eagle, 12,335.
Uncirculated 2016-W Mark Twain gold half eagle, 5,313.
Proof 2016-P Mark Twain silver dollar, 71,792.
Uncirculated 2016-P Mark Twain silver dollar, 24,360.
programs have already been launched in 2017. The latest sales through
March 22 are:
Proof 2017-P Lions Clubs International silver dollar, 53,666.
Uncirculated 2017-P Lions Clubs International silver dollar, 14,591.
Proof 2017-W Boys Town gold $5 half eagle, 945.
Uncirculated 2017-W Boys Town gold half eagle, 1,202.
Proof 2017-P Boys Town silver dollar, 12,138.
Uncirculated 2017-P Boys Town silver dollar, 6,121.
Proof 2017-S Boys Town copper-nickel clad half dollar, 10,839.
Uncirculated 2017-D Boys Town copper-nickel clad half dollar, 11,137.
Boys Town Three-Coin Proof set, 3,629 (limited to 15,000 sets).