2013 Mint Set Sales End at 52-Year Low

by Mike Unser on August 20, 2014 · 11 comments

2013 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set

The 2013 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set and its 28 uncirculated coins that are split into two folders.

Sales of the 2013 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set, or 2013 Mint Set, ended this week with its product page now tagged with "sold out."

U.S. Mint reporting last had its sales at 368,553, which is the lowest total since the 1961 Mint Set ended with sales of 223,704. This should lift the set’s value in the secondary market. That happened with the 2012 Mint Set when it ended at 392,224, the weakest level since 1962. Sets from 2012 are now selling for around $70, or more than double their original issue price.

Coin News Update: The 2013 Mint Set is listed as available once again.

2013 Mint Set buying activity fell with collectors more interested in newer products. Weekly gains since late June have been 176; 129; 149; 1,167; 931; 424; 374; and 249. The bump in the middle happened around the time the set was listed as sold out but then returned to availability.

The following table offers ending sales for annually issued sets since 2007.

2007 – 2014 Mint Set Sales

Issue Price Included Coins Issue Date Ending Sales
2014 Mint Set $27.95 28 May 13, 2014 232,676*
2013 Mint Set $27.95 28 June 4, 2013 368,553
2012 Mint Set $27.95 28 May 21, 2012 392,224
2011 Mint Set $31.95 28 February 8, 2011 533,529
2010 Mint Set $31.95 28 July 15, 2010 583,912
2009 Mint Set $27.95 36 October 1, 2009 774,844
2008 Mint Set $22.95 28 July 30, 2008 745,464
2007 Mint Set $22.95 28 October 9, 2007 895,628

 

Released on June 4, 2013 for $27.95, last year’s set includes 28 coins with 14 struck at the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia and 14 produced at the U.S. Mint facility in Denver. The coins are displayed in two folders with each holding:

  • One Native American $1 Coin, Kennedy half-dollar, Roosevelt dime, Jefferson nickel and Lincoln penny
  • The 7th annual issues of Presidential $1 Coins (4 each)
  • The 4th annual issues of America the Beautiful Quarters (5 each)

Sales of the 2013 Mint Set are likely to fluctuate slightly in the coming weeks as the United States Mint reports adjusted figures that will include final additions as well as returns and cancellations.

*This year’s 2014 Mint Set is available at www.usmint.gov/catalog or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

jim August 20, 2014 at 3:10 pm

They should have “sold out” at the end of last year. Oh well, better now than later.

Jack August 20, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Now they are available to buy. The mint posted them as sold out a few weeks back when the proof set sold out and then retracted. Yesterday they were on the sold out list. Not sure what’s up with the mint’s website but the people who order now may have line cancelations. I hope they are finally sold out. Super low mintage.
Happy collecting!

Jack August 20, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Also waiting for the $1 Annual set to be a sell out. This should have the lowest minted uncirculated W Silver Eagle coin if the mintage stays under 50.8K

JesustheLionofJudah August 20, 2014 at 7:40 pm

They are still for sale on the US Mint site right now.

dale August 20, 2014 at 7:55 pm

just checked today aug 20th still for sale us mint.

Kahoola August 21, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Head fake! 2013 mint sets still on sale today.

The 2013 annual dollar sets are not available till September 5th. Does that mean that the mint is assembling more sets right now?

rmets40 August 21, 2014 at 5:37 pm

unprecedented..If they are going to close and then reopen sales again, I would like to order 2012 silver proof sets and a bunch of other thingd…

RonnieBGood August 21, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Checked 2012 eBay sets and the average “Sold” price is $42.

I suspect that there will be another “bump” at the end of 2013 sales as well as the last time this set was listed as “sold out”.

A keyboard fat finger? Perhaps once, but twice?

Jack August 21, 2014 at 9:53 pm

Perhaps the janitor may have found some sets in a utility closet that they didn’t realize they had.

Nick August 22, 2014 at 1:10 pm

The US Mint again screws up by marking the 2013 mint set as sold out, only to make them available again. The Mint website showed them as being sold out for 2 days, but today they are available again. I bought a bunch of sets after seeing they were sold out, and will probably end up losing money on every one of them. I called the Mint to complain and they had no go reason for the error, but then they are the government and incompetence is the norm. I won’t be purchasing from the US Mint ever again. Thanks for listening to me vent.

Nick

Joe August 23, 2014 at 8:12 pm

The 2009 Uncirculated United States Mint Coin Set with the Linconoln cent are specially minted using the same metallic composition as the inaugural 1909 Lincoln Penny, which is 95% copper, 3% zinc and 2% tin. The 2009 Mint Set is the only way to aquire them. Just 774,844 minted. Look at the price of todays 1909 S Lincoln Cent and how many they made or the 1909 S vdb for that matter.

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