United States Mint introductory prices are about to end for the commemorative 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollars.
Their introductory sales period closes on April 13 at 3 p.m. ET, when regular pricing takes effect. At that time, buyers will have to pay $5 more for each dollar — $48.95 for the uncirculated coin and $51.95 for the proof edition. (See more coin photos.)
In their latest sales, another 3,780 sold during their third full week of availability with the total reported now at 54,283 coins for a revenue pool of nearly $2.5 million. Here’s a breakdown of weekly sales increases since the commemorative silver dollars launched:
- Mar 13 to Mar 15: Starting 3-day sales reached 24,376 coins;
- Mar 16 to Mar 22: Sales increased 19,425 to 43,801 coins;
- Mar 23 to Mar 29: Sales increased 6,702 to 50,503 coins; and
- Mar 30 to Apr 5: Sales increased 3,780 to 54,283 coins.
Silver dollars in proof finish are outpacing the uncirculated ones by more than two-to-one. Sales of the proof stand at 37,721 coins while the uncirculated coins are at 16,562. Proofs with their frosted designs and mirror-like backgrounds are always more popular.
As is typical, fewer coins move as the date from their release lengthens. A dramatic sales increase is expected in May, however, when the U.S. Mint releases the 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set. Many collectors are already chomping at the bit to get the set’s two unique dimes. A proof March of Dimes Silver Dollar is also included with the set.
Orders may be placed online from this U.S. Mint page, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). The Mint can sell the silver dollars until the end of this year.
Sale prices include surcharge amounts of $10. By law, collected funds are to be paid to the March of Dimes Foundation to help finance research, education, and services aimed at improving the health of women, infants and children.