2015 American Liberty HR Gold Coin Sales Hit 83.9% of Max

by Mike Unser on August 3, 2015 · 11 comments

2015-W $100 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin, obverse

Sales of the high-relief 2015-W $100 American Liberty Gold Coin reached 41,930 by midnight Sunday

Buyers continue to scoop up 2015-W $100 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coins from the United States Mint. (See photos of the $100 coin.)

Sales of the one-ounce, .9999 fine gold coin climbed another 5,244 through the weekend, the U.S. Mint said, with 41,930 claimed as of midnight Sunday, Aug. 2. That represents 83.9% of the 50,000 maximum.

The 2015 $100 American Liberty went on sale at noon ET on Thursday, July 30. In summarizing some of the early reported figures from the Mint:

  • 5,231 orders were placed in the first 10 minutes. That’s 8.7 orders every second.
  • Orders topped 30,000 coins in the first 75 minutes
  • Sales reached above 32,000 coins in the first 150 minutes.
  • Sales tallied to more than 35,000 coins in the first 4 hours.
  • First-day sales totaled to 36,686 coins.

The early figures did not factor in credit card holds or order holds. The Mint also reported that its new MyUSMint mobile app registered sales on Thursday of more than $500,000.

Priced at $1,490.00, the $100 gold piece is available from the U.S. Mint product page found here. Its household ordering limit is set at 50 coins.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Boz August 3, 2015 at 7:15 pm

Holding out for the big price drop on Wednesday.

Bob August 3, 2015 at 7:46 pm

Darn! It showed up at my house today, but no one was here to sign for it when it came, I’ll get it tomorrow, stare at it for a few days, and then sadly have to sell it. As long as I break even I won’t cry over it and I can say I once owned one of those!

Jeff August 3, 2015 at 8:10 pm

@Boz –
No price drop, at least from the Mint, on Wednesday. To drop to the next level, the London price fix will have to average $821.15 for both Tuesday fixes and the Wed AM fix. That is extremely unlikely. But given the steady decline we have seen this summer, a $40 average drop for the next week from this week’s levels is not beyond the realm of possibility.

Nugchompa August 4, 2015 at 11:14 am

I know this has nothing to do with the blog, but where is the 2015 platinum bullion? I thought it was supposed to be offered in January of this year, but I can find nothing about it.

Whistler August 4, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Hitting the glass ceiling it seems…..

Bob August 5, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Picked mine up from UPS yesterday since I missed UPS on MON. Once this is in your hand you know you made the right decision to buy! I’m enjoying Show-n-Tell at work today with fellow coworkers who also enjoy coins.

ASE81 August 5, 2015 at 8:34 pm

How’s that big price drop working out for ya?

Fred Kabbel August 7, 2015 at 4:31 pm

I bought 8. Ihave since returned them all back to the mint. They are over rated, over priced and as far as I can determine unwanted and the box is cheap!
Coin World Magazine made a big deal about their release prior to the sale but their next issue after the release date (Aug 30) did not even mention them in any way save Letters to the editor. This is highly irregular for this publication. It’s as if they are trying to distance themselves from this item. I’d love to hear what everyone else thinks.

jayel August 10, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Being the first $100 gold coin to come out of the mint this is a must have for collectors.

I think the design is new and encouraging to see modern coins being produced.

Bob August 10, 2015 at 10:04 pm

I sold mine two days after receiving it. I think it looks great, but the secondary market is not what I thought it would be based on prices on eBay and conversations with a couple of coin dealers I trust. I sold it to a trusted dealer and made $5 over what I paid and I’m feeling lucky for even getting that.Win some, lose some. I could not afford to hold it at this time for the long term and to see what happens. If gold goes further south, then it’s definitely going to be bad for what is paid.

jp.sirianni August 16, 2015 at 11:33 pm

Ordered 3 a week ago and got email today said they have cancelled all three orders.

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