Sales numbers provided by the Mint show that as of Sept. 25, sales have dropped by 528 sets from the prior report. A total of 18,672 out of a possible 20,000 available have been sold.
The set features 2006-W uncirculated one-ounce gold and silver American Eagle coins. As of Sept. 28 the Mint was to begin selling the coins separately to collectors. The price of the individual coins at $739.95 is $110.05 less than the $850 issue price for the two-coin set.
This has upset some Mint customers and spurred the reaction against the two-coin set.
For information about the set or the availability of the uncirculated 2006-W gold, silver and platinum American Eagles, visit the Mint?s Web site at www.usmint.gov.