From the September 13 Numismatic News E-Letter
Why do you think sales of the U.S. Mint’s American Legion 100th anniversary coins have not taken off as the Apollo 11 coins did?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter reader
They are not doing as well because almost all modern commemoratives have lost 50-75% of their original purchase price. Also, we are gun shy now (excluding the gold coins of course).
There are slow sales due to less confidence in the market place. The reason the Apollo 11 coins are outselling the American Legion is that it is a more substantial historical event.
West Park, Fla.