2012-2013 US Mint Last Chance Products Announced

by Mike Unser on December 6, 2013 · 2 comments

In what has become a traditional end-of-year reminder, the United States Mint on Friday provided a single Web page filled with an array of 2012- and 2013-dated last chance products.

US Mint Notice on its Last Chance Products

This image was included in an email from US Mint to its customers about its last chance products

Found on the page are nearly two-dozen products, a notice that they will be available until noon ET on Dec. 31, 2013 and a countdown ticker that shows how many days are left to order.

Included in this year’s list are all the 2013 commemorative coins honoring United States Army 5-Star Generals and the Girl Scouts of the USA and their centennial. By law, the U.S. Mint is only allowed to sell these coins during calendar year 2013.

Also on the last chance list are the 7 remaining 2012 First Spouse Gold Coins, the 2012 Proof American Platinum Eagle and the 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set.

Here is a listing of the last chance products, their current prices and their latest sales totals as of Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013:

2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coins

Price Latest
Sales
$5 Gold Proof $405.45 5,381
$5 Gold Uncirculated $400.45 4,857
$1 Silver Proof $59.95 57,228
$1 Silver Uncirculated $55.95 22,976
50c Clad Proof $21.95 35,546
50c Clad Uncirculated $20.95 23,419
2013 5-Star Generals Profiles Collection $74.95 8,783

Proof Sets

Price Latest
Sales
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set $31.95 158,734

2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Commemorative Coins

Price Latest
Sales
Proof Silver Dollar $59.95 84,210
Uncirculated Silver Dollar $55.95 30,958
2013 Girl Scouts Young Collectors Set $54.95 5,015

Proof American Platinum Eagle

Price Latest
Sales
2012 $1,750.00 9,958

First Spouse Gold Coins

Price Latest
Sales
2012 Uncirculated Alice Paul First Spouse Gold Coins $795 2,719
2012 Proof Frances Cleveland First Spouse Gold Coins (1st term) $815 3,078
2012 Uncirculated Frances Cleveland First Spouse Gold Coins (1st term) $795 2,370
2012 Proof Caroline Harrison First Spouse Gold Coins $815 2,913
2012 Uncirculated Caroline Harrison First Spouse Gold Coins $795 2,309
2012 Proof Frances Cleveland First Spouse Gold Coins (2nd term) $815 3,000
2012 Uncirculated Frances Cleveland First Spouse Gold Coins (2nd term) $795 2,306

*Prices for the platinum and gold coins can change weekly. More products may be added. If that happens, this coin news article will be updated.

As always, the Mint’s last chance product page warns that the offers are "limited-time, first-come, first-served" and without household limits. The bureau notes that it will honor a 7-day return policy. If a return is made because of damaged product, the U.S. Mint will not guarantee a replacement but it will offer a refund.

Free Standard Shipping Promotion Extended

In another announcement, the U.S. Mint said it is extending its U.S. domestic free standard shipping promotion through to 5:00 pm ET on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. The promotion was originally scheduled to end today. To qualify, orders must be placed on the United States Mint website at www.usmint.gov/catalog.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

jim December 6, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Well, the text of the article includes the 2013 proof platinum coin and everywhere else only the 2012 coin is listed.
My opinion is that 2013 coins should only be sold in 2013 so I’m sorry that the “2013” is probably a typo. My assumption is that they minted more than what was needed for 2012 and apparently 2013 also which is why they offer the coins past their year. Too bad they won’t mint up to what is sold (I know they can – they’ve done it before.)
I do applaud the mint providing end dates for some coins even if it only comes once a year. I would prefer that they do it for all coins throughout the year so people aren’t surprised when a coin “sells out”.
It’s also nice to see the mint is extending their free standard shipping promotion through to the end of the year. $4.95 not spent can be $4.95 saved.

dale December 6, 2013 at 8:45 pm

got my congratulation set 2013 coin looks like the reverse eagle proof coin

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