US Mint Last Chance Sale Ends Dec 31, Mintage Low Products

by Mike Unser on December 27, 2013 · 4 comments

2013-D Uncirculated 5-Star Generals Half Dollar

The 2013-D Uncirculated 5-Star Generals Half Dollar is poised to end at the lowest mintage for a modern U.S. commemorative half dollar

Just a few days remain before handfuls of United States Mint products go off sale for good. One of them is a commemorative coin and it’s poised to set a new mintage low. More on that later…

This year’s U.S. Mint last chance sale ends on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Noon ET. At that time, the Mint will pull all the 2013 commemorative coins, the 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set, the 2012-W Proof American Platinum Eagle and the seven remaining 2012 First Spouse Gold Coins.

This year’s last chance sale was announced exactly three weeks ago. Since then, sales totals across the products have increased, one of the commemorative coins has sold out with the second lowest mintage, and platinum and gold coins have gone down in price by an amount equal to $50 for every ounce of gold or platinum they contain.

Lower Mintage Coins

In other developments, it looks like the 2013-D Uncirculated 5-Star Generals Half Dollar may set a new mintage low. Sold individually and within the 5-Star Generals Profiles Collection, its latest sales total is 35,813. The lowest mintage for a modern commemorative half-dollar is the 2011-D Uncirculated Army Half Dollar at 39,461.

Of particular interest from a limited design standpoint, sales for the 2012-W Proof Platinum American Eagle are at 10,007. As one of the six annually changing Preamble designs, its sales level is in the middle of the pack.

  • 2009-W sold out at 8,000
  • 2010-W sold out at 10,000
  • 2011-W sold out at 15,000
  • 2012-W is at 10,007
  • 2013-W is at 5,032
  • 2014-W has not been released

Last Chance Products – Prices and Latest Sales

Below is a breakdown of the last chance products, their current prices and their latest sales totals as of Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Also included is a ‘Sales Increase’ column. It shows how much sales have advanced since the Mint announced its last chance sale on Dec. 6, 2013.

2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coins

Price Latest
Sales
Sales Increase
$5 Gold Proof $393.30 5,697 316
$5 Gold Uncirculated Sold Out 5,612 755
$1 Silver Proof $59.95 58,819 1,591
$1 Silver Uncirculated $55.95 23,471 495
50c Clad Proof $21.95 36,547 1,001
50c Clad Uncirculated $20.95 25,810 2,391
2013 5-Star Generals Profiles Collection $74.95 10,003 1,220

Proof Sets

Price Latest
Sales
Sales Increase
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set $31.95 161,668 2,934

2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Commemorative Coins

Price Latest
Sales
Sales Increase
Proof Silver Dollar $59.95 85,832 1,622
Uncirculated Silver Dollar $55.95 31,567 609
2013 Girl Scouts Young Collectors Set $54.95 5,598 583

Proof American Platinum Eagle

Price Latest
Sales
Sales Increase
2012 $1,700.00 10,007 49

First Spouse Gold Coins

Price Latest
Sales
Sales Increase
2012 Uncirculated Alice Paul First Spouse Gold Coins $770 2,749 30
2012 Proof Frances Cleveland First Spouse Gold Coins (1st term) $790 3,121 43
2012 Uncirculated Frances Cleveland First Spouse Gold Coins (1st term) $770 2,388 18
2012 Proof Caroline Harrison First Spouse Gold Coins $790 2,968 55
2012 Uncirculated Caroline Harrison First Spouse Gold Coins $770 2,341 32
2012 Proof Frances Cleveland First Spouse Gold Coins (2nd term) $790 3,043 43
2012 Uncirculated Frances Cleveland First Spouse Gold Coins (2nd term) $770 2,333 27

 

The above products are found directly from this US Mint online page.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Jack December 30, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Thanks for the tip!! SOLD OUT!

Jack January 2, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Thought I got my order in on time for 30 units. The mint just cancelled. Thanks for the tip as usual! My fault I didn’t act quicker. You guys are a great source of information. Thanks so much and Happy New Year!

Blue January 2, 2014 at 9:44 pm

My 5-Star Generals Commemorative $5 Gold Proof order was cancelled today by the mint, Management Discretion. Placed order on the 29th and since everything is done by computer my order should have been valid. Disappointed that the mint didn’t honor this sale.

ed January 7, 2014 at 7:07 am

what about the uncurculataed 5 star general dollar coin,it has a very low mintage

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