Four-day sales of the coins commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service reached 80,265, the latest sales figures from the United States Mint show.
Released on Thursday in $5 gold, silver dollar and 50c clad editions with those available in collector finishes of proof and uncirculated, their new total represents a weekend increase of 17,288 coins after first-day sales of 62,977 coins.
The proofs continue to enjoy about a 3-to-1 advantage over the uncirculated coins, with the former featuring frosty designs and mirror-like backgrounds that generally make them the most appealing. That’s also why the U.S. Mint offers a three-coin set of the proofs but doesn’t have a companion uncirculated set.
Here’s a table showing the available product options, their sales and their prices:
|Product Options||First-Day Sales||Four-Day Sales||Price|
|Proof $5 Gold Coin||1,849||2,231||$400.45 (may vary)|
|Uncirculated $5 Gold Coin||1,489||1,794||$395.45 (may vary)|
|Proof Silver Dollar||14,409||19,518||$45.95|
|Uncirculated Silver Dollar||6,957||8,647||$44.95|
|Proof Clad Half-Dollar||12,088||15,416||$21.95|
|Uncirculated Clad Half-Dollar||7,414||9,001||$20.95|
|Three-Coin Proof Set||6,257||7,886||$466.45 (may vary)|
Prices for the gold coins can vary weekly depending on fluctuations in the gold market. They won’t change this week since gold’s average has held within the range of $1,200.00 to $1,249.99 an ounce.
The NPS coins should see solid sales gains over the next several days because of their newness. Also supportive, the U.S. Mint mailed a 7-page brochure that promotes their release.
To order any of the 2016 National Park Service Commemorative Coins, visit the U.S. Mint’s online store, right here, or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
We’ll publish more photos of the coins in the coming days.