United States Mint sales figures place early orders for the newly released 2013 US Mint Proof Set at 205,740.
That is the sales total between its release on Thursday, March 28, and Monday, April 1.
Priced at $31.95 for a fourth straight year, the annual product is highly popular with coin collectors and should eventually notch the highest sales of any 2013-dated numismatic offering from the Mint.
Its debuting performance is on par or perhaps better than last year’s set which unexpectedly sold out. A direct comparison is not possible since starting sales for the two sets were reported between different periods. The set from 2012 logged debut sales of 243,494 in one week’s time. It launched early in the week, on a Monday.
The following table provides opening and ending sales figures for recently issued proof sets.
2007 – 2013 US Mint Proof Set Sales
|Debut Sales||Ending Sales|
|2013 Proof Set||$31.95||14||March 28, 2013||April 1, 2013||205,740||–|
|2012 Proof Set||$31.95||14||May 7, 2012||May 14, 2012||243,494||
|2011 Proof Set||$31.95||14||January 11, 2011||January 16, 2011||253,144||
|2010 Proof Set||$31.95||14||July 22,
|2009 Proof Set||$29.95||18|| June 1,
|2008 Proof Set||$26.95||14||June 24,
|2007 Proof Set||$26.95||14||July 19,
This year’s set includes collector versions of all the coins intended for circulation, including the five 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters depicting:
- White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire
- Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial in Ohio
- Great Basin National Park in Nevada
- Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Quarter in Maryland
- Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota
Also found within the set is the 2013 Native American $1 coin with its "The Delaware Treaty" theme and the four 2013 Presidential $1 coins depicting:
- William McKinley
- Theodore Roosevelt
- William Howard Taft
- Woodrow Wilson
Other proof coins include the Lincoln cent, Jefferson nickel, Roosevelt dime and Kennedy half-dollar.
This year’s set may be ordered through the U.S. Mint’s online page at:
Orders may also be placed using the Mint’s toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).