US Mint Sales Report: 2013 Silver Proof Set Debuts

May 8, 2013 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Eagles, US Mint, USA Coins

May 7, 2013 By Michael Zielinski

The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic sales report includes the debut figures for three newly released products. Previously suspended silver numismatic products resumed sales at lower prices, resulting in two quick sell outs.

The US Mint began accepting orders for the 2013 Silver Proof Set on May 2, 2013. This 14-coin set includes the dime, five quarters, and half dollar struck in a special composition of 90% silver. Through the sales reporting date of May 6, orders have been received for 166,710 units. This is lower than the debut figure for last year’s set, however the opening sales period for that product covered seven days.

Other newly released products include the 2013 Congratulations Set, containing the 2013-W Proof Silver Eagle, and the 2013 Happy Birthday Set, containing five different proof coins. These sets were created in order to provided numismatic gifts targeted towards certain occasions. Opening sales came in at 1,414 units for the Congratulations Set and 2,040 units for the Happy Birthday Set.

On May 3, the US Mint resumed sales for certain silver numismatic products which had been suspended since April 15, pending a price decrease. The 2012 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set and 2012-P Chaco Culture 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin saw their prices decreased by the equivalent of $10 per ounce of silver content. At the time of this article, both products had sold out at the US Mint. The 2013-W Proof Silver Eagle resumed with a $5 price decrease and saw sales of 45,882 for the period.

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