Silver dollars celebrating the diamond anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame officially sold out late Monday afternoon.
The United States Mint moved the curved commemorative coins to the "No Longer Available" section of its website, stamped "Sold Out" beside their product names, and removed the option to place orders on a waiting list.
Issued in $5 gold, silver dollar and 50c clad and in proof and uncirculated qualities, only the half dollars are now available from the U.S. Mint. Released on March 27, the gold coins sold out within 24 hours and the silver dollars sold out on April 9 with a waiting list option added at the same time. Those on the list are hoping others with earlier accepted orders will cancel. Their wait could be long with shipping of some coins not expected to happen until June and July.
Also on Monday, the U.S. Mint published its latest round of sales figures. Numbers remained unchanged from a week ago for the silver dollars and $5 gold coins but moved up by 13,610 to 194,072 for the baseball clad half-dollars. That leaves 555,928 of the maximum 750,000. The Mint is selling the half-dollars at www.usmint.gov/catalog.
The following table offers updated coin sales totals and splits. All sales amounts are as of Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Sales of 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins
|Coin Prices||Sales on Apr 20||% of Total||Total Sales||% of Max||Max Mintages||Coins Left|
|Proof $5 Gold Baseball Coins||Sold Out||32,026||64.1%||50,000||100%||50,000||0|
|Uncirculated $5 Gold Baseball Coins||17,974||35.9%|
|Proof Baseball Silver Dollars||Sold Out||262,091||65.5%||400,000||100%||400,000||0|
|Uncirculated Baseball Silver Dollars||137,909||34.5%|
|Proof Clad Half Dollar Baseball Coins||$19.95||119,869||61.8%||194,072||25.9%||750,000||555,928|
|Uncirculated Clad Half Dollar Baseball Coins||$18.95||74,203||38.2%|
Sales Totals in Dollar and Surcharges
Sales for all six commemoratives are at 644,072 coins, which puts the combined total in dollars at $45,173,527.40. From that amount and as mandated by Public Law 112-152, a total of $6,720,360.00 in surcharges will go to the National Baseball Hall of Fame to help fund its operations.