2016 Proof Set Logs 3-Days Sales of 185,624

by Mike Unser on April 6, 2016 · 7 comments

2016 United States Mint Proof Set

Sales of the United States Mint Proof Set opened at 185,624

On Friday, April 1, the United States Mint released its 2016 Proof Set for $31.95. The annually issued collector product logged 3-day sales of 185,624 sets.

The sales start is about on par with other recent issues. Sets over the years have launched in different months and on different days of the week — usually on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays, affecting their first-reported sales totals. Keep that in mind when looking at the figures in the table below.

2007 – 2016 US Mint Proof Set Sales

Issue Price Coins Issue Date Debut Sales Date Debut Sales Ending Sales
2016 Proof Set $31.95 13 April 1, 2016 April 4, 2016 185,624
2015 Proof Set $32.95 14 March 24, 2015 March 29, 2015 232,107 640,620*
2014 Proof Set $31.95 14 March 25, 2014 March 30, 2014 214,241 714,661
2013 Proof Set $31.95 14 March 28, 2013 April 1, 2013 205,740 802,460
2012 Proof Set $31.95 14 May 7, 2012 May 14, 2012 243,494 794,002
2011 Proof Set $31.95 14 January 11, 2011 January 16, 2011 253,144 1,098,835
2010 Proof Set $31.95 14 July 22, 2010 July 25, 2010 296,379 1,103,950
2009 Proof Set $29.95 18 June 1, 2009 June 7, 2009 437,178 1,477,967
2008 Proof Set $26.95 14 June 24, 2008 July 6, 2008 424,402 1,405,674
2007 Proof Set $26.95 14 July 19, 2007 July 22, 2007 386,476 1,702,116

 

*The 2015 Proof Set is still available, advancing in sales by 935 from a week ago to 640,620.

This year’s set includes 13 proof coins from the San Francisco Mint, including the 2016 Native American $1 Coin, the three 2016 Presidential $1 Coins, the 2016 Kennedy half-dollar, the five 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters, the 2016 Roosevelt dime, the 2016 Jefferson nickel and the 2016 Lincoln cent. All but four of the coins feature designs that are unique to this year.

Annual sets are available from the U.S. Mint’s online store, located here, or by calling toll-free at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). 

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Seth Riesling April 6, 2016 at 2:42 pm

Wow! The sales of these inexpensive core annual sets keep getting lower. They haven’t sold over 1 million sets in any year since 2011. The hobby is slowly dwindling. Sad thing for sure.

-NumisDudeTX

Stewart April 6, 2016 at 10:01 pm

The price of the basic core sets is slowly killing the hobby. Agreed, it’s a shame. If the price came in around $15, I think the sales would leap.

Seth Riesling April 6, 2016 at 10:13 pm

Stewart –

You are right. IMHO they should be priced about $26.95 like they were a few years ago, especially since base metal prices have plunged last year & this year. There is one less coin in this year’s set & they will have 3 less coins in next year’s set.

-NumisDudeTX

Stewart April 7, 2016 at 6:49 pm

I don’t think that I have seen a “kid” at a coin show, looking to complete a series of dimes/quarters/cents like I assume we all did when younger, in many many years. The industry has priced itself out the reach of the younger collector. The interest/market for non GEM mint coins is getting smaller and smaller each passing year. I still have the first coin I ever bought from a store back in 1975, (1862 cent) as a teenager, but when I look around the shows today, the youngest person is approx 50 years old.

Seth Riesling April 7, 2016 at 9:01 pm

Stewart –

I agree totally with you. I am 50 & the youngest member of my local coin club! At least I have 4 nephews who live out of state who will inherit my collection. I buy them some inexpensive coins as gifts, but they prefer computer games & toys.

-NumisDudeTX

Farias William April 10, 2016 at 1:30 pm

You are so right ,, The price of the coins have gone so high . It was fun at one time to collect,, But now ,, With all the coins that they put out ,, And the high price it’s not fun no longer.

Barry May 16, 2016 at 10:24 pm

Wait a few years and buy them at a lower price on the secondary market. Let someone else take the loss.

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