Minutes ago, the United States Mint updated the sales odometer for its 2013 American Eagle West Point Two-Coin Silver Set.
The new total reflects the last of the orders coming in before the set’s sales window closed for good on Thursday, June 6, at 5 p.m.
That total is 281,310, marking an increase of 29,615 from the previous number published. There’s a good chance this will be the only total known for several months, but it is likely to see some trimming down the road due to cancellations and returns.
If history repeats as it did for last year’s Silver Eagle Two-Coin Set from San Francisco, the U.S. Mint will offer one more sales update but only several months from now. Ordering ended for 2012 San Francisco Silver Eagle Set on July 5, 2012 with a final odometer reading of 251,302. It wasn’t until early December that the U.S. Mint felt comfortable offering an adjusted sales amount of 224,981, which was a sizable 26,321 drop from the one in July.
Today, the U.S. Mint indicates that it will start fulfilling orders for the West Point Silver Eagle Set on a first-in, first served basis. Shipping time frames begin in mid-June and may take until late September. Some customers will have several months to cancel their orders and that means October could be the earliest an adjusted, final sales total is available.
The 2013 American Eagle West Point Two-Coin Silver Set includes a reverse proof and an enhanced uncirculated Silver Eagle. The latter is a first as the methods to produce it were only developed this year.