US Mint Sales: 2019 Proof Set and Rocketship Debut

by Mike Unser on March 7, 2019 · 27 comments

Early United States Mint sales figures are now available for the glow-in-the dark 2019 Rocketship set for young collectors and the 2019 Proof Set with accompanied "W" cent. Both products led weekly sales.

U.S. Mint 2019 Proof Set and W Cent

U.S. Mint image of its 2019 Proof Set and the separately packaged “W” cent that comes with it

Despite having fewer days in its first reported sales total, the annually issued Proof Set scored three-day sales of 196,034 for the best start since the one from 2015. A bonus Lincoln cent with the "W" mint mark of the West Point Mint comes with every set. It’s boosting sales. This bodes well for the upcoming 2019 Silver Proof Set and 2019 Uncirculated Mint Set as their orders will include their own unique "W" cent.

Proof 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 totals. Keep that in mind when looking at the figures in the table below.

2007 – 2019 US Mint Proof Set Sales

Issue Price Coins Issue Date Debut Sales Date Debut Sales Ending Sales
2019 Proof Set $27.95 10 March 1, 2019 March 3, 2019 196,034
2018 Proof Set $27.95 10 March 6, 2018 March 11, 2018 182,940 497,294*
2017 Proof Set $26.95 10 March 29, 2017 April 2, 2017 194,989 568,678
2016 Proof Set $31.95 13 April 1, 2016 April 4, 2016 185,624 595,184
2015 Proof Set $32.95 14 March 24, 2015 March 29, 2015 232,107 662,854
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 2018 Proof Set is still available, advancing in sales by 1,367 from a week ago.

Debut of 2019 Rocketship

The Rocketship product launched with a solid start, logging four-day sales of 17,825 units.

U.S. Mint Rocketship - Front and Back

U.S. Mint images of the front and back of its “Rocketship” product. The card can stand-up via two easels.

The only slightly comparable product to the 2019 Rocketship set is the still available Coin Discovery Set from 2014. It opened with four-day sales of 3,025 units and now stands at 11,449.

Weekly U.S. Mint Top Sellers

Here’s a listing of the U.S. Mint’s most popular products for the week ended March 3:

  1. 2019 Proof Set (+196,034)
  2. 2019 Rocketship (+17,825)
  3. 2019-W Proof Silver Eagle (+5,877 to 242,086)
  4. 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (+5,235 to 49,159)
  5. 2019-P Proof Apollo 11 Silver Dollar (+4,793 to 142,780)
  6. 2018-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle (+3,509 to 137,306)
  7. 2018-S Proof American Innovation Dollar (+2,800 to 168,062)
  8. 2019-S Proof Apollo 11 Half Dollar (+1,825 to 47,537)
  9. 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (+1,641 to 44,404)
  10. 2019-P Uncirculated Apollo 11 Silver Dollar (+1,408 to 48,533)

In its latest report, the U.S. Mint published sales data for 115 numismatic products. Twenty-three products outperformed their prior weekly gains against 64 previously. Not counting the new products so as to compare apples to apples, 9 products increased by more than 1,000 units against 11 in the previous report.

In addition, 2 products saw their sales reduced compared to 3 previously. The sold out 2019-S Proof Apollo 11 Half Dollar Set fell by 104 units to 98,912.

US Mint Sales: Numismatic Products

Below are tables showing the latest sales for U.S. Mint numismatic products. The sales period covers from Feb. 25 to March 3. Products with an asterisk (*) are no longer available or had no reported sales.

American Liberty / 225th Anniversary Products

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018-W $10 American Liberty Gold Coin 27,359 27,479 120 0.44%
2017 American Liberty Silver Four-Medal Set* 32,647 32,647
2017-S Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set* 210,419 210,419
2017-W $100 American Liberty Gold Coin 30,118 30,153 35 0.12%
2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal* 55,187 55,187

2019 Apollo 11 Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019-W Proof $5 Apollo 11 Gold Coin 24,160 24,617 457 1.89%
2019-W Uncirculated $5 Apollo 11 Gold Coin 10,326 10,450 124 1.20%
2019-P Proof Apollo 11 Silver Dollar 137,987 142,780 4,793 3.47%
2019-P Uncirculated Apollo 11 Silver Dollar 47,125 48,533 1,408 2.99%
2019-S Proof Apollo 11 Half Dollar 45,712 47,537 1,825 3.99%
2019-D Uncirculated Apollo 11 Half Dollar 31,313 32,107 794 2.54%
2019-S Proof Apollo 11 Half Dollar Set 99,016 98,912 -104 -0.11%
2019-P Proof Apollo 11 Five Ounce Silver Coin 63,428 63,534 106 0.17%

2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Coin and Stamp Set* 4,455 4,455
2018-W Proof $5 Breast Cancer Awareness Gold Coin* 10,386 10,386
2018-W Uncirculated $5 Breast Cancer Awareness Gold Coin* 4,477 4,477
2018-P Proof Breast Cancer Awareness Silver Dollar* 34,542 34,542
2018-P Uncirculated Breast Cancer Awareness Silver Dollar* 12,526 12,526
2018-S Proof Breast Cancer Awareness Clad Half Dollar* 17,937 17,937
2018-D Uncirculated Breast Cancer Awareness Clad Half Dollar* 11,301 11,301

2018 WWI Centennial Silver Dollar and Medal Commemoratives

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Proof WWI Silver Dollar* 64,982 64,982
2018 Uncirculated WWI Silver Dollar* 22,336 22,336
2018 WWI Silver Dollar and Army Silver Medal Set* 15,621 15,621
2018 WWI Silver Dollar and Navy Silver Medal Set* 12,253 12,253
2018 WWI Silver Dollar and Marines Silver Medal Set* 12,648 12,648
2018 WWI Silver Dollar Coast Guard Silver Medal Set* 9,813 9,813
2018 WWI Silver Dollar Air Service Silver Medal Set* 12,520 12,520

Clad Proof Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019 Proof Set 196,034
2018 Proof Set 495,927 497,294 1,367 0.28%
2017 Proof Set* 568,678 568,678
2016 Proof Set* 595,184 595,184
2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 42,763 44,404 1,641 3.84%
2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 84,399 84,552 153 0.18%
2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set* 88,909 88,909
2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set* 91,674 91,674
2016 Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set* 47,447 47,447
2016 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set* 231,549 231,549
2019 Happy Birthday Gift Set 7,751 8,327 576 7.43%
2018 Happy Birthday Gift Set 17,620 17,618 -2 -0.01%
2019 Birth Gift Set 6,779 7,349 570 8.41%
2018 Birth Gift Set 28,386 28,567 181 0.64%

Silver Proof Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Silver Proof Set 314,849 315,807 958 0.30%
2017 Silver Proof Set* 358,085 358,085
2018 Silver Reverse Proof Set* 199,116 199,116
2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 43,924 49,159 5,235 11.92%
2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 76,535 76,686 151 0.20%
2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set* 89,632 89,632
2019 Congratulations Gift Set 21,887 22,046 159 0.73%
2018 Congratulations Gift Set* 19,267 19,267
2017 Congratulations Gift Set* 74,898 74,898
2018 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set 43,640 43,927 287 0.66%
2017 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set* 48,901 48,901

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set* 50,737 50,737
2018 Uncirculated Mint Set 243,872 244,427 555 0.23%
2017 Uncirculated Mint Set* 286,813 286,813

Kids Coin Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019 Rocketship 17,825
2014 Coin Discovery Set 11,367 11,449 82 0.72%

Proof Silver Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019-W Proof Silver Eagle 236,209 242,086 5,877 2.49%
2019-W Proof Silver Eagle (Bulk – 40 Coins) 718 723 5 0.70%
2018-S Proof Silver Eagle* 158,785 158,785
2018-W Proof Silver Eagle 344,804 345,182 378 0.11%
2018-W Proof Silver Eagle (Bulk Pack – 210 Coins) 182 182
2017-W Proof Silver Eagle* 390,186 390,186
2017-W Proof Silver Eagle (Bulk Pack – 210 Coins)* 240 240

Uncirculated Silver Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 133,797 137,306 3,509 2.62%
2017* 176,739 176,739

2018 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 6,743 6,799 56 0.83%
1/2 oz* 1,815 1,815
1/4 oz 4,622 4,622
1/10 oz 14,016 14,016
4-Coin Set 7,639 7,718 79 1.03%

2017 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz* 9,245 9,245
1/2 oz* 2,904 2,904
1/4 oz* 4,702 4,702
1/10 oz* 11,163 11,163
4-Coin Set* 9,811 9,811

Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 8,034 8,076 42 0.52%
2017* 5,800 5,800

Proof American Buffalo Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Proof Gold Buffalo 15,722 15,741 19 0.12%
2017 Proof Gold Buffalo* 15,810 15,810

Proof American Platinum Eagle

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019 7,441 7,876 435 5.85%
2018 13,057 13,086 29 0.22%
2017* 8,890 8,890

Proof Palladium Eagle

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018* 14,986 14,986

America the Beautiful 5 Oz Silver Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019-P Lowell Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin 13,571 13,851 280 2.06%
2018-P Block Island Silver Coins 15,117 15,152 35 0.23%
2018-P Cumberland Island Silver Coins 15,411 15,437 26 0.17%
2018-P Voyageurs Silver Coins 16,672 16,821 149 0.89%
2018-P Apostle Islands Silver Coins 16,798 16,801 3 0.02%
2018-P Pictured Rocks Silver Coins* 17,773 17,773
2017-P George Rogers Clark Silver Coins* 14,731 14,731
2017-P Ellis Island Silver Coins* 17,670 17,670
2017-P Ozark Riverways Silver Coins 17,694 17,694
2017-P Frederick Douglass Silver Coins* 17,678 17,678
2017-P Effigy Mounds Silver Coins* 17,251 17,251

Presidential Silver Medals

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales*
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019 Thomas Jefferson Presidential Silver Medal 9,464 9,958 494 5.22%
2018 George Washington Presidential Silver Medal 18,961 19,146 185 0.98%
2018 John Adams Presidential Silver Medal 14,837 14,976 139 0.94%

2018 American Innovation $1 Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Proof Coin (S) 165,262 168,062 2,800 1.69%
25-coin roll set (P) 9,556 9,971 415 4.34%
25-coin roll set (D) 9,115 9,613 498 5.46%
100-coin bag (P) 2,875 2,910 35 1.22%
100-coin bag (D) 2,903 2,905 2 0.07%

Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 10,100 10,705 605 5.99%
2019-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 10,047 10,650 603 6.00%
2019-dated 100-coin bag (P) 768 836 68 8.85%
2019-dated 100-coin bag (D) 871 940 69 7.92%
2019-dated 250-coin box (P) 865 920 55 6.36%
2019-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,431 1,488 57 3.98%
2018-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 16,095 16,135 40 0.25%
2018-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 15,300 15,336 36 0.24%
2018-dated 100-coin bag (P) 1,715 1,725 10 0.58%
2018-dated 100-coin bag (D) 1,611 1,619 8 0.50%
2018-dated 250-coin box (P) 1,865 1,865
2018-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,874 1,874
2017-dated 25-coin roll set (P)* 16,953 16,953
2017-dated 25-coin roll set (D)* 16,225 16,225
2017-dated 100-coin bag (P)* 1,912 1,912
2017-dated 100-coin bag (D)* 1,784 1,784
2017-dated 250-coin box (P)* 2,136 2,136
2017-dated 250-coin box (D)* 2,186 2,186

Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 7,906 8,098 192 2.43%
2018-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 20,441 20,553 112 0.55%
2017-dated 200-coin bag (P&D)* 10,321 10,321
2017-dated 2-roll set (P&D)* 23,747 23,747

America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Issue 30,814 30,949 135 0.44%
2017 Issue* 29,972 29,972

America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Issue 19,388 19,456 68 0.35%
2017 Issue 23,712 23,747 35 0.15%
2016 Issue* 23,958 23,958

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Lowell 10,668 11,193 525 4.92%
Block Island 12,588 12,630 42 0.33%
Cumberland Island 12,654 12,689 35 0.28%
Voyageurs 13,533 13,562 29 0.21%
Apostle Islands 13,714 13,738 24 0.18%
Pictured Rocks 15,192 15,218 26 0.17%
George Rogers Clark 13,601 13,619 18 0.13%
Ellis Island* 16,947 16,947
Ozark Riverways 14,411 14,428 17 0.12%
Frederick Douglass 14,841 14,856 15 0.10%
Effigy Mounds 14,012 14,020 8 0.06%
Fort Moultrie* 13,306 13,306
Theodore Roosevelt* 16,072 16,072
Harpers Ferry* 14,345 14,345
Cumberland Gap* 14,973 14,973
Shawnee* 15,474 15,474
Saratoga* 14,950 14,950
Bombay Hook* 13,400 13,400
Blue Ridge Parkway* 17,165 17,165
Kisatchie Set* 15,196 15,196
Homestead Set* 16,114 16,114
Everglades Set* 14,373 14,373
Great Sand Dunes Set* 14,119 14,119
Arches Three-Coin Set* 15,859 15,859
Shenandoah Three-Coin Set* 17,351 17,351
Great Smoky Mountains Set* 18,588 18,588
Mount Rushmore Quarters Set* 17,924 17,924
Fort McHenry Quarters Set* 16,345 16,345
Great Basin Quarters Set* 15,526 15,526
Perry’s Victory Quarters Set* 17,643 17,643
White Mountain Quarters Set* 18,056 18,056
Denali Quarters Set* 18,193 18,193
Hawaii Volcanoes Quarters Set* 19,947 19,947
Acadia Quarters Set* 19,940 19,940
Chaco Culture Quarters Set* 20,028 20,028
El Yunque Quarters Set* 19,891 19,891
Chickasaw Quarters Set* 16,184 16,184
Vicksburg Quarters Set* 18,095 18,095
Olympic Quarters Set* 17,718 17,718
Glacier Quarters Set* 19,046 19,046
Gettysburg Quarters Set* 22,869 22,869
Mount Hood Quarters Set* 18,384 18,384
Grand Canyon Quarters Set* 22,133 22,133
Yosemite Quarters Set* 22,154 22,154
Yellowstone Quarters Set* 25,048 25,048
Hot Springs Quarters Set* 23,203 23,203

2019 Lowell Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 2,485 2,571 86 3.46%
40-Coin Roll (S) 2,525 2,692 167 6.61%
Three-Roll Set 6,616 6,856 240 3.63%
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,695 1,764 69 4.07%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,654 1,717 63 3.81%
Two-Roll Set 5,472 5,564 92 1.68%

2018 Block Island Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,544 3,549 5 0.14%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,272 3,317 45 1.38%
Three-Roll Set 7,763 7,789 26 0.33%
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,969 1,971 2 0.10%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,957 1,958 1 0.05%
Two-Roll Set 5,863 5,874 11 0.19%

2018 Cumberland Island Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,790 3,792 2 0.05%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,505 3,512 7 0.20%
Three-Roll Set 7,974 7,982 8 0.10%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,052 2,053 1 0.05%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,912 1,912
Two-Roll Set 6,059 6,061 2 0.03%

2018 Voyageurs Islands Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,753 3,758 5 0.13%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,521 3,526 5 0.14%
Three-Roll Set 8,248 8,260 12 0.15%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,067 2,067
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,107 2,107
Two-Roll Set 6,198 6,200 2 0.03%

2018 Apostle Islands Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 4,067 4,068 1 0.02%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,620 3,627 7 0.19%
Three-Roll Set 8,296 8,303 7 0.08%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,071 2,071
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,066 2,066
Two-Roll Set 6,296 6,298 2 0.03%

2018 Pictured Rocks Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 4,159 4,159
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,842 3,842
Three-Roll Set 8,904 8,906 2 0.02%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,243 2,243
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,369 2,369
Two-Roll Set 6,520 6,520

 

Visit the United States Mint website at http://catalog.usmint.gov for product information.

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2018w uncirculated currently unavailable is this the new king of low mintages at 137,306 excluding the 1995w ?

Chas Barber
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2018 is available & is after just CLAD…………..

Rodney Moore
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Rodney Moore

I just have gotten in 2 of the proof sets in 2 separate boxes. My intentions were to open one box/set and save the other one. I opened the first box with the 2019 proof set and free penny. The penny is just in the plastic bag as shown and not protected well. The penny was badly discolored! I know that technically the penny is a cent, but the Mint doesn’t follow the proper nomenclature so why should we? Next, I opened the box to the proof set. The Native American $1 has a bad scuff mark on Sacawagea’s cheek that is very noticeable. But that’s not the only problem. The rim lettering was so badly off center that it pushed up the rim and almost looks like rim damage. I suppose that it IS rim damage. I’ll be returning the set and free penny and have already called for… Read more »

Seth Riesling
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Seth Riesling

Rodney Moore – I had a similar problem with two of the free Proof 2019-W Lincoln cents I received. There is reddish-brown areas of discoloration on both coins in exactly the same place on two of the cents in my order of 10 sets. Very strange for a new Proof coin. Inspection of Proof sets at the Mint is no longer done totally by people anymore. An electronic eyes system is used to make sure all the coins are in the proper space & completely filled, but doesn’t check the coins for scratches or discoloration. Employees just spot check a few sets every few hours as their inspection routine. In the “old” days up till about 15 years ago, each Proof set was looked at quickly by an employee. The Uncirculated Mint sets have even more quality problems I have noticed in recent years. Proof coins cost the most to… Read more »

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gary

2018w uncirculated american silver eagle for the second time this week is again currently unavailable. has anyone seen mike mezack selling the 2019 rocketship set with the PROOF LIKE kennedy uncirculated half dollar. i never heard of a proof like uncirculated coin anyone have any info on this ?

chuck
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chuck

gary,
Years ago the Canadian mint use the proof like term for their special packaged silver $ coins. I’ve seen it used elsewhere too. Since this set costs $9.95 from the mint, “mike” probably needs to spin his price of $99.95 for 2 sets (including one ‘proof like’ Kennedy). Was interesting when he said he bought “half” of the sets.

rodney Moore
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rodney Moore

Gary, I’ve never heard of a “Proof Like” kennedy uncirculated from the mint itself, but they can get that grade from grading companies. I will say, that at first I thought my coin in the Rocketship set that I received was proof like. From a distance, it looked perfect and I thought it was the best uncirculated coin I had ever laid eyes on. But when I looked at it with a loupe, there was lots of bag marks. So that was peculiar and it almost looks like the coin is polished! I honestly mean that, because with the bag marks that was on it, it shouldn’t look as shiny as it did. The field seemed to be clean but the raised areas had numerous bag marks.Initially, I was all excited and was going to send the coin for grading. But one look with the loupe changed my mind. I… Read more »

Seth Riesling
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Seth Riesling

gary & chuck –

The clad 2019 Kennedy half dollar coin in the Mint’s 2019 Rocketship set is officially called an “Enhanced Reverse Proof” finish by the Mint. It is not Prooflike per se. Mezack is just trying to hype a cheap clad coin with a mintage of 50,000 as he always does to sell it at an astronomical high price to unknowledgeable buyers on HSN.

NumisdudeTX

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chuck

Seth Riesling,
Thank you for the official name. It will be interesting to see the next week sales for this set (as noted mike said he bought half yet sales as of 3/3 were only 17825). Was hoping this might sell out as it might mean the young might develop an interest in coins but looks like only the “old” have an interest.

chuck
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chuck

Seth Riesling,
Still have question about official name you cited as the description cites “uncirculated finish”. Nothing about proof for the Kennedy.
Did you receive your 5 oz Apollo yet? Or have you received an expected ship date yet? Thanks

rodney Moore
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rodney Moore

Seth, You say the Kennedy in the Mint’s 2019 Rocketship set is officially called an “enhanced Reverse Proof” finish by the mint but I don’t believe that is the case. The Apollo 11 set has that title and that finish, but the Rocketship Kennedy coin is described by the mint as simply “uncirculated” with no other description that I can find anywhere. And believe me, I have looked, since I collect Kennedy halves with a passion. Did you mistakenly type “Rocketship” in the above post, or did I miss something about the finish on the Rocketship set?
Also please note, in looking at the certificate on the back of the Rocketship set that I got, it just says “uncirculated”. Please see my other comments about this coin in response to Gary (and before I saw your comment).
Respectfully,
Rodney

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Seth Riesling

chuck – I have not yet received a ship date on my five 5 oz. Apollo 11 silver coin order. I called on this Friday to get another update & the rep said there is no specific shipping date assigned to my order yet, but I placed 2 separate orders on the first day of issue & it stated Backorder status date May 1 by the time I ordered those coins at about 15 minutes after the start of sales. They are apparently striking them as fast as they can & shipping them to the Memphis fulfillment warehouse, but with only one coin press that can strike all types of the 5 oz. silver coins it may take awhile. I am still surprised that this 5 oz. coin hasn’t sold out & that the gold coins haven’t sold out yet. I got all the other coins quickly as I paid… Read more »

Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams

I am still waiting for my five (5) Apollo 11 5 OZ coins also, Seth.

Seth Riesling
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Seth Riesling

chuck –

The Kennedy half dollar in the Rocketship set is just a regular Unc. finish 2019-D coin. I don’t have the sets at home anymore as I put them up in safekeeping with all my Apollo 11 coins & was thinking of the upcoming free Enhanced Reverse Proof Lincoln cent that has been on my mind recently. Sorry about that!

NumisdudeTX

chuck
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chuck

Seth Riesling,
Thank you for your replies. I, also, am surprised the gold and 5 oz Apollo coins have not sold out but likely some did not want to wait so long to get them. Imho, the mint personnel really screwed up on this and even worse are not forthcoming with us.

Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams

As for Mike “Sold Out, Limited Edition” Mezack–On HSN he’s hyping that he’s “giving away” the Proof Set with the “W” Proof penny in ANACS in PF69 for $99.99.

For crying out loud, you can have the Proof Set and the “W” Proof penny for $27.95.

sam tweedy
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sam tweedy

Mike Mezack is the coin collecting “god” Repeat Repeat Repeat!!!

chuck
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chuck

FYI,
Rocket Ship “unavailable”.

Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams

I finally received an email today that my five (5) Apollo 11 5 oz coins have shipped.

The US Mint should be concerned about all of the Back Order coins that will be returned.

rodney Moore
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rodney Moore

I just looked at the US Mint Cumulative Sales Figures page and it looks like the number of the Apollo 11 5-oz coins sold has dropped by 120 coins instead of increasing. Since the mint has been selling about 100 of these a week, they must have gotten well over 200 returns/cancels in the past week in order for the sales total to drop by 120! It would be interesting to know how much of the return number is actually coins being physically sent back to the mint and how many are just where people are canceling their back-ordered coins? I do think they have really messed up the launch of the Apollo 11 coins. They should have waited until they had many 5 oz coins minted before the launch since back-order status pretty much squashes any chance of a sell-out. The 5-ounce is a fantastic coin but because of… Read more »

Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams

Well written, Rodney.

The US Mint messed up. The quiet after the storm, will cause an enormous cancellation of the Back Ordered 5 oz coins.

If the production number was 50,000, they would have Sold Out.

rodney Moore
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rodney Moore

I thought the March 10th numbers @ – (negative) 120 was bad. That’s nothing: ‘March 17 sales figures’ shows that the sales dropped another 1,340 coins! So far I have gotten one of the 5 oz coins. I ordered one about 5 hours after the noon sales started and I got that coin a couple of weeks ago. 24 hours after the coin initially went on sale I backordered another coin with no sign of that one yet. I then backordered another coin each week for 3 weeks. This puts me at having 4 coins back-ordered and I am really debating on what I should do. I understand why the numbers are dropping as everyone is tired of waiting and it looks like it might not be wise to buy many of the coins. It’s a great coin though and I still think that it might have potential years on… Read more »

Ozzie
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Ozzie

As of March 10 sales of the 2019 Rocket Set are 46,726 and currently unavailable.

Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams

I purchased two of the Rocketship Sets. Mike “old Out, Limited Edition” Mezak was hawking them like they were gold.

Seth Riesling
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Seth Riesling

Rodney Moore –

I posted a correction on that in a new post here 2 days ago to Chuck.

NumisdudeTX

Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams

It also looks like the US Mint website is down this (3/13/2019) morning.

Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams

The site is back up again. Funny how the site being down coincided with an email I received from the Mint that the Apollo 11 “Engraved Prints” were available again, but not for long.