2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set Available

by Mike Unser on May 4, 2015 · 28 comments

At noon ET today, May 4, the United States Mint released the much-awaited 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set for $61.95. Early ordering for the prized set of three silver coins appears to have gone off without major hiccups, although there have been some reports of sluggishness between the order processing and confirmation steps. That would seem to suggest very strong sales.

2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set and Coin Images

2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set

Many collectors believe the silver set will sell out at its limit of 75,000. The two dimes are drawing special interest. Not only are they U.S. Mint firsts, but the set’s product limit guarantees that they will have the lowest mintage in the Roosevelt dime series. They are exclusive to the set.

Ordering limits are further restricted to five sets per household. If everyone bought five, it’d take just 15,000 orders for a sellout.

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes Foundation, held within the set’s black velvet case are:

  • One proof 2015-W March of Dimes Proof Silver Dollar from West Point,
  • One reserve proof 2015-P Roosevelt Silver Dime from Philadelphia, and
  • One proof 2015-W Roosevelt Silver Dime from West Point

The U.S. Mint has never produced a reverse proof silver dime, or a proof silver dime from West Point. And again, the set is the only way to get either one.

A reverse proof finish has the opposite appearance of standard proofs, with mirror-like designs and frosted backgrounds. Standard proof silver dimes appear each year within annual sets, like this year’s 2015 Silver Proof Set that launches next week for $53.95, but those are from the U.S. Mint in San Francisco and have a ‘S’ mint mark. The Mint released images of the two dimes back in March, and you can see how they compare below. Both are different from those you’ll find in circulation.

Coins in 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set

Images of the silver coins in the 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set

Earlier this year, on March 13, proof and uncirculated March of Dimes silver dollars launched separately. (See photos of the silver dollars.) The proof version, which is a part of this set, is available by itself for $51.95 and has current sales of 42,424.

Photo of a 2015-W Proof March of Dimes Silver Dollar, Obverse and Reverse

Photo of a 2015-W Proof March of Dimes Silver Dollar

That places the Mint’s price for each unique dime at $5, given the set’s $61.95 price.

Ordering

2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Sets are available from the Mint’s webpage, located here, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Sets also include a United States Mint certificate of authenticity.

A surcharge of $10 has been added to the price of each silver dollar, as required by Public Law 112-209, to help the March of Dimes Foundation (www.marchofdimes.org) fund finance research, education, and services aimed at improving the health of women, infants, and children.

Coin Specifications

U.S. Mint-provided specifications for the three coins follow.

  2015 March of Dimes Proof Silver Dollar 2015 Silver Roosevelt Dime 2015 Silver Roosevelt Dime
Denomination: $1 10 cents 10 cents
Finish: Proof Reverse Proof Proof
Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper 90% Silver, 10% Copper 90% Silver, 10% Copper
Diameter: 1.500 inches (+/- 0.003)
38.10 mm (+/- .08)
0.705 inch (17.9 mm) 0.705 inch (17.9 mm)
Weight: 26.730 grams nominal 2.500 grams 2.500 grams
Edge: Reeded Reeded Reeded
Mint and Mint Mark West Point – W Philadelphia – P West Point – W

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Mike May 4, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Already on back order tells me there selling fast. Probably most sought after set of the year with low mintage and fair price. Hope the mint stays with this style of low mintage.

Broadwing May 4, 2015 at 12:47 pm

I was on the site at 12:00 pm, put in my order, got to the checkout, hit the button for confirmation, got bumped off. Went back, reordered and checked out at 12:05 pm, not bad. I got a confirmation message.

I rechecked the site at 1:15 pm and saw it stated product on back order. This may and probably does indicate a sell out. Nice product, good price, low mintage, all combine for what seems to be a winner for a change especially if anyone sells them on the secondary market, could be a nice profit. I ordered two sets, one to open and one to perhaps send in for grading sealed. Haven’t made up my mind yet.

Jack May 4, 2015 at 12:48 pm

They are on backorder until August 13th at this point. Was the mint doing 2 separate strikes like the Kennedy’s? 40K for the first strike and then 35K for the second? Thanks!

Boz May 4, 2015 at 1:34 pm

It has been a long time since anything special was created for dime collectors. Funny that it would come in a commem package, but still a must have. Looks like they are way past halfway to sellout in the first couple hours.

art May 4, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Guys but the mintage limit is 500,000 and the product limit is 75,000.

Broadwing May 4, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Art,

The 500,000 is only for the dollar commemoratives or all ordering options. The dimes so far is only the 75,000 in the sets. There in is where possible value lies.m

JP May 4, 2015 at 2:55 pm

The 500K is for the Dollar; the 75K is for the dimes (both the proof (w) and the reverse version….

Just FYI.

The best deal ever!!!

Ray May 4, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Took me from 12 noon until 3pm to place my order. The web site locked up and the confirm tab.

David May 4, 2015 at 6:23 pm

I had the same experience. First few tries failed but around 12:05 I got my conformation. Ebay has sets trading at $99 so I think it’s got some upside potential.

RonnieBGood May 4, 2015 at 10:51 pm

I was able to place my order for this set at about 12:03 pm. It was not without incident as I was also bumped off when I clicked to check out. However, I was able to return to the previous web page with no lost information. The order went through on the 2nd try and I completed my order by 12:15 pm. I received my order conformation within the next 5 minutes. I was happy with the transaction as a whole. This process was no where near as frustrating & slow as the prior ordering system. Thanks to all at the US Mint for the order & shipping system improvements!

Joe May 5, 2015 at 12:11 am

I mailed in my orders April 27 from the catalog for the dime sets. I hope the mint set some aside for mail ins. Anyone that collects dimes is going to buy one. Only 75,000 they will go quick.

Annie May 5, 2015 at 2:20 am

It might be a sell out already. Who knows. Mint will still accepting the orders until they are sure that after some customers order problems deducted. And all 75,000 set are processed and completed.

We should know it by this noon time. Exactly one day of sale.

Blue May 5, 2015 at 11:49 am

Placed order today @ 12:30pm. Mint deducted payment from my CC. Must still be some felt for sale.

Mike Unser (CoinNews.net) May 5, 2015 at 11:55 am

First-day sales reached 52,540 sets, according to a U.S. Mint memo sent to CoinNews this afternoon.

RonnieBGood May 5, 2015 at 11:56 am

Not Yet Sold Out. Mint site reads:

This item is available to be ordered now, but it is not currently in stock. Additional inventory is being made. Please add the item to your cart to see when additional inventory is expected to be available.

Whistler May 5, 2015 at 3:16 pm

$10 a dime…such a deal

Opa May 5, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Shipping notice received today….via UPS

RonnieBGood May 5, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Per above:
“The proof version, which is a part of this set, is available by itself for $51.95 and has current sales of 42,424. That places the Mint’s price for each unique dime at $5, given the set’s $61.95 price.”

$5 for each unique Dime is not such a bad deal.

Whistler May 6, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Ronnie…shipping +5$, still for the mint it is a ‘deal’………part of the problem I hate to say is that the coin collecting generation is getting older, I have kids, they have very little interest in coins, only maybe 1 of all their friends do…..we are likely on course like stamp collecting, with only the bullion value to support long term. In realty coins over $100,000 & under $1 will be fine, its everything in between that will be a ???

RonnieBGood May 6, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Whistler, I agree you however,
My suggestion is to stay with the US Mint Special issue Silver and Gold coins and sets purchased directly from the US Mint (or a well trusted dealer). As the economy stumbles there is an increase in interest in these coins & sets as a hedge against market downturns. And most have gone up in value. Many are placing 5 to 10% of their investments in Raw & Certified (NGC and PCGS) Coins as a hedge for Retirement, especially Baby Boomers that have 5+ years until Retirement.

Broadwing May 6, 2015 at 4:48 pm

I agree with RBG. The special sets I have purchased have usually done well with secondary market prices being comfortably above issue price. So far the only silver special sets that didn’t increase like I had thought they would is the two coin SAE set with the enhanced unc, and the Kennrdy four coin set. Time will tell though. I personally think the RP coins are fantastic looking.

Joe May 6, 2015 at 8:27 pm

I understand their is a whole new breed of young Asian coin collectors that love American coins.

Christopher Williams May 6, 2015 at 9:50 pm

I actually brought my laptop to work and ordered this set from my car and received confirmation at 12:05PM for my order. No issues at all. My sets are scheduled to arrive at my home on May 7th.

I’m looking forward to owning this set.

Mike Unser (CoinNews.net) May 7, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Sales by Thursday morning hit 63,882, or 85.2%, of the authorized 75,000. We’ll publish some photos of the set on Friday, and hopefully get an updated total.

Mike Unser (CoinNews.net) May 8, 2015 at 10:54 am

Sets are at 88% of max at this writing. We published the latest sales total and photos of the set right here.

David May 10, 2015 at 1:33 pm

I put my order for “1” set in today (Sunday; 5/10/15), and was informed that
sets are now on back-order status until August !!!

snafu May 11, 2015 at 2:17 am

I’m very surprised there are no big pre-sales on graded sets??

Christopher Williams May 12, 2015 at 5:35 pm

I do believe these are now Sold Out.

If you go to the US Mint website it reads “Currently Unavailable.”

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