The 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Uncirculated Silver Dollar sold out today, April 26, 2010, leaving only the proof option open for unrestricted ordering. The United States Mint online store is now asking customers to join a waiting list, indicating new orders will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis and only if an old order is canceled.
[Editor’s update: The U.S. Mint pulled the uncirculated dollars from the waiting list on Thursday, April 29. They are no longer available. The proof coins are still for sale, however.]
The most recent U.S. Mint sales figures showed that the coins were nearing a sell out, with 312,653 of the 350,000 combined authorized mintage purchased as of Sunday, April 18, 2010. That was 89.3 percent of the maximum after having been available for less than a month (March 23, 2010 was the launch date for the the BSA silver dollars.)
Those figures showed a base level of just over 22,000 sales a week had been established, breaking a trend where weekly sales were halving and indicating a sell out was likely forthcoming. Then, a total of 211,333 proof and 101,320 uncirculated coins were sold.
The Mint has apparently already struck and set aside more proof coins than uncirculated to meet new demand, although it never publicly announced definitive mintage splits or per option limits.
For reference, the Mint notice follows:
Waiting List Notice: The number of orders we have taken meets the maximum limit for the 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Uncirculated Silver Dollar. You may still place an order for this product, which will go on a waiting list. If a product becomes available due to an order cancellation, we will fulfill orders from the waiting list on a first-come, first-serve basis. We cannot provide information about your position on the waiting list.
When we place your order on the waiting list, we will send you an order receipt. This is not a guarantee that you will receive your order. If we are not able to fulfill part or all of your order, you will receive a cancellation or sold-out notification. If you paid by check, you will receive a refund.
If paying by credit card, please be sure your credit card information remains current to avoid any delays in processing your order. If your credit card has expired by the time of shipment, your order will be cancelled. To update credit card information after an order has been placed, you must call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
The prices for the silver dollars were raised on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. ET. The uncirculated dollar went from $33.95 to $35.95 and the proof dollar from $39.95 to $43.95.
To join the waiting list for the uncirculated Boy Scout coin or order a proof, visit the Mint’s Web site (www.usmint.gov) or call directly via its toll-free number 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
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