2011 U.S. Army Commemorative Coins Sales Debut


The US Mint today published the debuting sales figures for the 2011 United States Army Commemorative Coins.

U.S. Army Commemorative Silver Dollar - Proof and Uncirculated
Coin collectors purchased more 2011 U.S. Army Commemorative Silver Dollars than the $5 gold or clad half-dollar versions

The six Army Commemorative Coins in gold, silver, and clad compositions with both proof and uncirculated versions went on sale Monday, January 31, 2011.

Demand for the silver dollars started strongest, followed by the clad half-dollars. The more expensive $5 gold coins brought up the rear.

Debut Army Commemorative Coin Sales Figures

$5 Gold Proof $449.95 7,861 10,906 100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated $439.95 3,045
Silver Dollar Proof $54.95 46,895 67,593 500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated $49.95 20,698
Clad Half-Dollar Proof $17.95 30,161 49,690 750,000
Clad Half-Dollar Uncirculated $15.95 19,528


*The US Mint sales debut period is from their release on Monday through to the following Sunday.

Spread between each version, collectors handed out just over $4.87 million for the $5 gold pieces, a touch more than $3.61 million for the silver dollars, and $852,880 for the clad half dollars. The US Mint received $9,340,330 in total for all the coins, plus shipping and handling fees.

The US Mint will end its introductory sales period for the 2011 US Army Commemorative Coins after 5:00 p.m. ET on March 2, 2011.

Each commemorative may be purchased directly from the US Mint at (http://catalog.usmint.gov/) or through its toll free number  1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

Surcharges from the sale of each $5 gold, $1 silver and 50-cent clad will be paid to the Army Historical Foundation to support the construction of the National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, Va.

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