Breast Cancer Commemorative Coin Introductory Pricing Ends April 16 at 3:00 P.M. ET

by CoinNews.net on April 16, 2018 · 13 comments

2018-W $5 Breast Cancer Awareness Gold Coins - Obverses

CoinNews photo of two 2018-W $5 Breast Cancer Awareness Gold Coins (Proof and Uncriculated).

Introductory prices are ending later today, April 16, for the gold, silver and clad 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins.

Regular U.S. Mint pricing for the collector proof and uncirculated coins go into effect after 3:00 p.m. ET. At that time, each coin’s price will rise by $5.

Here’s a table summarizing current prices and latest sales by coin:

PRICES % OF LIMITS SOLD INDIVIDUAL SALES (COINS) INDIVIDUAL SALES ($)
Breast Cancer Awareness Proof Gold $5 Coin $431.00 23.8%
(11,891 of 50,000)
8,247 $3,554,457.00
Breast Cancer Awareness Uncirculated Gold $5 Coin $421.00 3,644 $1,534,124.00
Breast Cancer Awareness Proof Silver Dollar $51.95 8%
(31,867of 400,000)
22,904 $1,189,862.80
Breast Cancer Awareness Uncirculated Silver Dollar $48.95 8,963 $438,738.85
Breast Cancer Awareness Proof Clad Half Dollar $27.95 1.8%
(21,934 of 750,000)
13,526 $378,051.70
Breast Cancer Awareness Uncirculated Clad Half Dollar $25.95 8,408 $218,187.60
TOTALS 65,692 $7,313,421.95

 

As directed by the commemoratives’ authorizing act, Public Law 114-148, coin prices include surcharges of $35 per gold coin, $10 for each silver dollar, and $5 per clad half-dollar. Provided the coins turn a profit, the collected surcharges will be paid to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (www.bcrfcure.org) to further its efforts in breast cancer research.

Visit the U.S. Mint’s commemorative page for more information or to place coin orders.

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Old+Collector

That’ll help. Since almost no one was buying these at the “discount” price, now even more people will not be ordering them at the new, higher price.

Old+Collector

This is somewhat ironic if not a bit of an ethical “gray area”: if the total value of coins sold doesn’t manage to reach the level that is profitable for the Mint, it then gets to keep all the charity-donation-intended surcharges from the proceeds of those coins it DID manage to sell.

Down to earth

Just another politically correct coin. congress is totally out of touch with reality and what the public wants or is welling to buy. This coin will never be worth the money spent on it. If this was a real company everyone involved would be FIRED. LOL, sure wish we could do that to these clowns.

Old+Collector

This makes for a rather ironic situation as this congress is composed largely of many of the most right wing conservative in memory, and since it is they who legislated this “politically correct” coin into being, what do you think is the alternative?
Just as an aside, isn’t calling the issue of breast cancer politically correct in the first place a little bit over the top for a disease that is one of the most prevalent causes of premature death in America?

Millhouse

It’s a little sad that in order for the mint to donate to this worthy cause, that they must first turn a profit. So basically, if I decide to purchase this coin with a $35 surcharge, the mint will only donate my $35 if they turn a profit??? Will I get my $35 back if they don’t turn a profit??? It seems the mint could do a much better job of contributing to this worthy cause. Their first concern should not be wether they turn a profit. Perhaps once production costs are met, all excess would go to the Breast… Read more »

Lemmy Caution

Millhouse, Talk about synchronicity; I was motivated to discuss this very subject with my (non-numismatically inclined) wife last night simply because the way this commemorative charity system at the Mint works now has a tendency to absolutely stick in my craw. Apparently I, like you, find it more than a bit peculiar and more than slightly unpalatable, if not even somewhat (at least thoughtlessly if not intentionally so) underhanded, that the Mint has as a standard practice of keeping all of the donation percentage proceeds of each coin’s retail price until and unless it meets its minimum sales requirement to… Read more »

Lemmy Caution

IF YOU TROLLS EVER BOTHERED TO EVEN READ A SINGLE WORD OF ANY OF MY COMMENTS, YOU WOULD HAVE NOTICED THAT IN THIS CASE I SAID EXACTLY THE SAME THING AS MILHOUSE DID IN HIS POSTING – WHICH, BY THE WAY, I REPLIED TO IN A VERY AGREEABLE, SUPPORTIVE AND AFFIRMATIVE MANNER – AND YET SOMEHOW HE RATED A “+6” AND I RECEIVED A “-4”. THIS LEAVES US ME WITH ONLY ONE POSSIBLE CONCLUSION, THAT FOR WHATEVER REASON I CAN’T EVEN BEGIN TO COMPREHEND YOU ARE SO TOTALLY OBSESSED WITH INCESSANTLY REGISTERING YOUR UNCONTROLLABLE HATE AND POISONOUS VITRIOL THAT NO… Read more »

Millhouse

Different name, same sad situation.
You’re not helping yourself with these posts.
So sad.

Lemmy Caution

Different situation, same response. You’re not helping anybody with these posts. A regular one trick pony.
So sad.

Chas+Barber

As $hucks I missed it….. oh vell….so far ZERO buys from USM this year…used to buy like $5k a year or more, no more the Monkey is OFF my back…… I just DON’T care

Cagey

I was one of the few who purchased this gold proof coin and, although the price ain’t right, I really like it because: 1. The mint has NEVER produced a coin of this alloy, and it has very interesting properties. In bright light the pink disappears, but in subtle low light it’s very obvious. 2. The butterfly on the back of this coin is amazing, as the view changes so does the pattern on the wings. 3. Cancer sucks, and I’m glad the mint took the chance it did.
Majority of one, with God on my side, no regrets.

Lemmy Caution

You had every good reason to buy it, you’re happy with it, and you helped support a worthwhile cause. All I can say beyond that is God bless you.