If you have waited but do plan to order 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coins, now is the time to buy as regular prices kick in later today, Friday, April 19, 2013.
The United States Mint, which sells the commemoratives, said it will offer the coins at introductory prices until regular pricing takes over after 5 p.m. ET on Friday.
5-Star Generals Commemorative Coins launched on March 21, 2013. They are available in gold, silver and clad and in two collector qualities for each, proof and uncirculated. The commemoratives feature obverses depicting U.S. Army 5-Star Generals Douglas MacArthur, Henry Arnold, Dwight Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley and George Marshall. Reverse designs are emblematic of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas where the generals were alumni or instructors.
Below are the current sales figures for the 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coins as of April 15, 2013. Also listed is their introductory prices and the regular prices that become effective later today.
|Product Sales||Total Coin Sales||Current Price||Regular Prices|
|Proof 50c Clad Half-Dollars||22,474||32,234||$17.95||$21.95|
|Uncirculated 50c Clad Half-Dollars||14,179||14,179||$16.95||$20.95|
|Proof Silver Dollars||36,719||46,479||$54.95||$59.95|
|Uncirculated Silver Dollars||17,104||17,104||$50.95||$55.95|
|Proof $5 Gold Coins||2,631||12,391||$461.20||$466.20*|
|Uncirculated $5 Gold Coins||2,797||2,797||$456.20||$461.20*|
|Three-Coin Proof Sets||9,760||9,760||$522.20||$527.20*|
*Prices of the U.S. Mint numismatic gold products can change every Wednesday depending on the weekly average of the London gold fixing.
Mintage and Product Limits
Public Law 111-262 authorizes the U.S. Mint to strike up to 100,000 $5 gold coins; 500,000 silver dollars; and 750,000 clad half-dollars.
Production of the three-coin proof set is limited to 10,000 units, which means it is nearing a sellout. The three-coin proof set has a proof $5 gold coin, proof silver dollar and proof half-dollar.
There will also be another product released later this year that has one or more of the commemoratives coins. Further details and its limits have not been announced yet.
No matter what, the commemoratives will go off sale by the end of the year, usually around mid-December, unless they sell out first.
Ordering Commemorative Coins
Commemorative coins may be ordered through the United States Mint online product page, located here, or by phone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).