Just 83,483 Boy Scout commemorative silver dollars remained in Mint hands as of April 4 and a sellout looked increasingly likely.
Even so, the pace of orders slackened after the first hectic days saw sales surpass the 200,000 mark in less than a week following the March 23 program opening.
In the seven days to April 4, the Mint sold 51,844 coins. Of these, 35,244 were proofs and 16,600 were uncirculated.
So far collectors have purchased 179,976 proofs and 86,541 uncirculateds.
Maximum mintage of the two categories combined is 350,000, according to the program’s authorizing legislation.
In contrast, sales of the American Veterans Disabled for Life silver dollars stand at 130,996 proofs and 57,066 uncirculateds even though the coins have been on sale one month longer.
The mintage ceiling for the Vets dollar is identical to that of the Boy Scouts at 350,000.