First-day sales of the World War I Centennial Silver Dollars reached 17,287 for the proof and 7,468 for the uncirculated, according to United States Mint spokesman Michael White.
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in the First World War, the two silver dollars along with five silver medals launched on Jan. 17. The medals recognize the Army, the Navy, the Air Service, the Marines and the Coast Guard — branches of the U.S. Armed Forces that were active in WWI.
Proofs routinely outsell uncirculated coins so their 2.3x stronger showing in the early going is of little surprise. They have added support in this instance since each silver medal is paired in a set with a proof WWI Silver Dollar, and the medals are not sold separately.
The silver dollars are available at introductory prices of $51.95 for the proof and $48.95 for the uncirculated. They have a combined mintage cap at 350,000. The five sets are $99.95 each with no more than 100,000 available. The silver dollars are already shipping. Fulfillment of the sets is expected to begin in late May.
Order the dollars or sets from the U.S. Mint’s commemorate section right here.
The grid below shows how many silver dollars and sets sold from their release on Jan. 17 through to Jan. 21.
|Individual Sales||Total Sold||% of Limits Sold|
|2018-P Proof WWI Silver Dollar||24,989||72,500||23.4%
(82,063 of 350,000)
|2018-P Uncirculated WWI Silver Dollar||10,013||10,013|
|2018 WWI Silver Dollar and Army Silver Medal Set||11,272||11,272||47.1%
(47,061 of 100,000)
|2018 WWI Silver Dollar and Navy Silver Medal Set||9,334||9,334|
|2018 WWI Silver Dollar and Marines Silver Medal Set||9,417||9,417|
|2018 WWI Silver Dollar Coast Guard Silver Medal Set||7,695||7,695|
|2018 WWI Silver Dollar Air Service Silver Medal Set||9,343||9,343|