The United States Mint has announced early sales of the 50c clad, silver dollar and $5 gold 2015 US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins.
The series of seven products with six different collectible coins that celebrate the anniversary of America’s first federal law enforcement agency launched on Thursday, Jan. 29, at noon ET. By midnight, or in the first 12 hours, buyers snapped up 89,402 coins for a total of $8,418,774.30.
These coins are struck in collector qualities of proof and uncirculated. As is the norm, the proof coins with their frosted designs and mirror-like backgrounds are outselling the uncirculated coins with splits of 69,230 to 20,172.
Here are the first-day sales splits across all the commemorative coins and products:
|Introductory Prices||First Day Unit Sales||First Day Coin Sales||Total Sold||Maximum Authorized||Remaining|
|Proof 50c Clad Half-Dollar||$14.95||14,212||23,633||31,282||750,000||718,718|
|Uncirculated 50c Clad Half-Dollar||$13.95||7,649||7,649|
|Proof Silver Dollar||$46.95||24,057||33,478||43,678||500,000||456,322|
|Uncirculated Silver Dollar||$43.95||10,200||10,200|
|Proof $5 Gold Coins||$412.60||2,698||12,119||14,442||100,000||85,558|
|Uncirculated $5 Gold Coins||$407.60||2,323||2,323|
|Three-Coin Proof Set||$473.60||9,421||N/A||9,421||15,000||5,579|
Three-Coin Proof Sets have one proof $5 gold coin, one proof silver dollar, and one proof clad half-dollar.
Intro Marshal coin sales were expected to be lower than last year’s 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins, which were blowout; supported by the first curved designs ever produced by the United States Mint. They are sharply higher than the 5-Star Generals commemoratives from 2013, however. In a longer period covering the first five days, their lower sales totaled 7,883 for the gold coins, 27,298 for the silver dollars and 19,810 for the clad half-dollars.
US Marshals Commemorative Coin products are available online from this U.S. Mint page, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
The authorizing law (Public Law 112-104) permits the U.S. Mint to sell these commemoratives through to the end of 2015, or until sales reach maximum coin mintages. Customer demand will determine the ratio of proof to uncirculated coins minted within the authorized mintage limits.