2015 American Silver Eagle Product Sales End Dec. 30

by Mike Unser on December 11, 2015 · 4 comments

2015-W Proof American Silver Eagle, Presentation Case and Certificate of Authenticity

U.S. Mint sales of numismatic American Silver Eagles, including the 2015 proof edition above, will go off sale on Dec. 30

A wide selection of United States Mint products are going off sale this month, the agency announced today, Dec. 11. We’re not just talking about commemorative coins that always have a sales deadline near a year’s end. The list includes eight products with numismatic American Silver Eagles and a half-dozen annual sets.

A new law is the reason cited for removing current products with an American Silver Eagle. Public Law 114-94 requires that all proof and uncirculated American Silver Eagles issued during calendar year 2016 have a smooth edge incused with a designation denoting the 30th anniversary of the series launch. Because of that, the following products will go off sale at noon ET on Dec. 30, 2015:

  • the 2015-W Proof American Silver Eagle,
  • the 2015-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle,
  • the 2013 Congratulations Set,
  • the 2014 Congratulations Set,
  • the 2015 Congratulations Set,
  • the 2014 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set,
  • the 2015 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set, and
  • the 2014 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set.

Legally, the U.S. Mint has the option to resume sales of the above products in 2017 or later. The Mint at this writing has not made a decision either way.

No Limited Edition Silver Proof Set

Of special note, the planned 2015 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set will not be issued. Its release was initially delayed due to packaging problems.

Last Chance for 2015 Commemorative Coins

Laws authorizing commemoratives almost always limit their sales to the calendar year of their issue. And so, the following commemorative coins will no longer be available after Dec. 30, 2015:

  • the 2015-W $5 Proof U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary 2015 Gold Coin,
  • the 2015-W $5 Uncirculated U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary 2015 Gold Coin,
  • the 2015-P Proof U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Silver Dollar,
  • the 2015-P Uncirculated U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Silver Dollar,
  • the 2015-S Proof U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Half-Dollar,
  • the 2015-D Uncirculated U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Half-Dollar,
  • the 2015-W Proof March of Dimes Silver Dollar, and
  • the 2015-P Uncirculated March of Dimes Silver Dollar.

 Last Chance for 2014 Annual Sets

Finally, the U.S. Mint has decided that the following annual sets will no longer be available after Dec. 31, 2015:

  • the 2014 United States Mint Proof Set,
  • the 2014 United States Mint Uncirculated Set,
  • the 2014 United States Mint Silver Proof Set,
  • the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set,
  • the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set, and
  • the 2014 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set.

To order any of the products above, visit the Mint’s online store, right here, or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Joe December 11, 2015 at 3:03 pm

At least that will keep the mintage down.

Boz December 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm

So in 2017 will the smooth edges go away and reeded edges return, is this only a one year deal for the incused eagles?

Two Cents December 11, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Boz, apparently so, at least for the wording noting the 30th anniversary. It’s possible that new legislation can be passed to allow other American Silver Eagles to be minted with smooth edges and incuse wording or designs.

jim December 11, 2015 at 8:50 pm

Finally! Getting rid of old stock (2013, 2014 coins) nobody wants. They should never sell coins past their mint year or at least have no more than a one year sale life. Start the new year with a clean slate and free up storage space.

re: No Limited Edition Silver Proof Set – packaging problems? What a lame excuse. The sole purpose of this set is to repackage already minted coins. They can’t do it this year when they could in previous years?

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