The 30-day sales period for the World War I American Veterans
Centennial Coin and Medal sets ended at 3 p.m. Feb. 20, with 62,773
sets sold overall, of the maximum 100,000 authorized.
The U.S. Army medal set recorded the highest sales, at 15,609.
The medals celebrate the five different U.S. military services that
served in the war.
Following the 30-day ordering period that began at noon Eastern Time
Jan. 17, U.S. Mint officials announced Feb. 21 the following Coin and
Medal set sales figures:
➤ U.S. Army 15,609
➤ U.S. Navy 12,223
➤ U.S. Air Service 12,495
➤ U.S. Marines Corps 12,631
➤ U.S. Coast Guard 9,815
Also as of Feb. 21, the U.S. Mint reports sales of 38,729 of the
single Proof silver dollars and 15,800 of the Uncirculated dollar
coins. The silver dollar coins continue on sale.
Total combined sales of the silver dollars are 117,302 coins over
all product options. The maximum production and release authorized
under Public Law 113-212 is 350,000 coins combined in
Proof and Uncirculated.
This month’s cover feature defines key coins for
several popular series, explaining why some are so hard to find.
Also in this issue, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpieces live on, numismatically.
The coin and medal sets, offered at $99.95 per set, each contain a
Proof 2018-P .900 fine silver dollar and one Proof .999 fine silver
medal honoring one of the five armed forces during World War I — the
U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Navy,
or the U.S. Marine Corps.
The coin and medal set release was limited to 100,000 sets, with the
number of individual medals determined by the orders placed.
During the restricted sales period, single Proof and Uncirculated
silver dollars were offered at introductory prices. With the close of
the set sales period, prices for each individual silver dollar have
increased by $5 per coin, to $56.95 for the Proof version and $53.95
for the Uncirculated version. Those higher regular issue prices will
remain in effect through Dec. 31.
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