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Friday, February 8, 2008

Bald Eagle Commemorative Sales Figures


Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins have been on sale for just over 3 weeks. The coins have been selling briskly despite a major glitch that coincided with the initial start of sales. During the first 8 days of sales, the US Mint's online catalog was unavailable and coins could only be ordered by telephone. In addition, the coins are still subject to ordering limits which may be curbing some bulk demand.

As of February 7, 2008, the 3 Coin Proof Set, which contains proof versions of the $5 Gold, $1 Silver, and 50c Clad was approaching sell out levels. The $1 Silver Bald Eagles have reached nearly 39% of the maximum authorized mintage. The $5 Gold Bald Eagles have reached over 52% of the maximum authorized mintage. (These percentages include coins sold as part of sets.)

Below is a complete table of sales as published by Numismaster.


Proof Uncirc Both
$5 Gold 20,227 9,610 29,837
$1 Silver 108,522 45,431 153,953
50c Clad 77,242 41,530 118,772
3 Coin Set 22,588 n/a 22,588
Young Collectors Set
(50c Clad)
n/a 13,339 13,339
Coin and Medal Set
($1 Silver)
n/a 17,997 17,997

Update: Including this message on shipping delay from the Comments in the main post. Thanks Chris.

February 7, 2008 - Due to the severe weather in the Tennessee area, the United States Mint is currently not shipping from its fulfillment facility in Memphis for the next one to two weeks. Expedited shipping will not be available until further notice. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please be assured that we will ship your orders as soon as possible.

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Related:
Bald Eagle Commemorative Ordering Limits
Bald Eagle Coins

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1 Comments:

At February 8, 2008 at 8:23 AM , Blogger Chris said...

Just thought I'd give everyone a heads up in case someone is missing a order they're expecting. News from the mint store website:


February 7, 2008 - Due to the severe weather in the Tennessee area, the United States Mint is currently not shipping from its fulfillment facility in Memphis for the next one to two weeks. Expedited shipping will not be available until further notice. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please be assured that we will ship your orders as soon as possible.

 

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