US Mint Sells 3.4M Benjamin Harrison Presidential $1 Coins in 5 Days

by CoinNews.net on August 22, 2012 · 1 comment

Benjamin Harrison Presidential $1 Coin

Benjamin Harrison Presidential $1 Coin

Debut U.S. Mint sales figures are available for newly released Benjamin Harrison Presidential $1 coins in circulating quality.

Offered in rolls, bags and boxes, combined 5-day sales reached 3,418,150 coins between their release on Thursday, August 16, through to Monday, August 20.

That figure represents 34.7% of the entire mintage of 9.84 million Harrison dollars. Although since Presidential $1 coins are no longer produced for general circulation but struck solely to meet collector demand, the U.S. Mint can strike more if needed.

For comparison, the starting sales total is down from the previously issued first term Grover Cleveland Presidential $1 coins that debuted at 3,758,025.

Collectors have the choice of 25-coin rolls for $32.95 each, 100-coin bags for $111.95 each, 250-coin boxes for $275.95 each, and 500-coin boxes for $550.95 each. Most popular were 25-coin rolls of the dollars followed by the 250-coin boxes.

Philadelphia produced $1’s continue to attract more buyers. In terms of total Harrison dollars sold, 2,123,755 were from Philadelphia while 1,294,375 came from Denver. In mintage splits, the United States Mint to date has produced 5.64 million at Philadelphia and 4.2 million at Denver.

The following grid provides a breakdown of unit sales by product option.

Sales Debut for Benjamin Harrison Presidential $1 Coins

Harrison Presidential Dollars Price Unit Sales $1’s
25-Coin Roll (P) $32.95 29,839 745,975
25-Coin Roll (D) $32.95 27,733 693,325
100-Coin Bags (P) $111.95 233 23,300
100-Coin Bags (D) $111.95 223 22,300
250-Coin Box (P) $275.95 4,794 1,198,500
250-Coin Box (D) $275.95 1,705 426,250
500-Coin Box (P) $550.95 312 156,000
500-Coin Box (D) $550.95 305 152,500
Total $1’s 3,418,150

 

Benjamin Harrison Presidential $1 coins are available from the U.S. Mint’s online site at http://catalog.usmint.gov/. Orders may also be placed by calling 1-800-872-6468.

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jim August 22, 2012 at 9:21 am

I wonder why the P mint sells more $1 than the D mint. Is a P that much more attractive than a D on a coin?

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