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Mint Statistics: Will Apollo 11 Coins Take Off Again Soon?

With the anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing approaching, if you are reading this issue when it is sent, we thought it would be worthwhile to take a look at how the Apollo 11 coins are selling.

Between the proof and uncirculated options, the gold $5 is about 80 percent sold. About 10,000 remain between the two.

With a max mintage of 400,000, the Mint has a way to go if they wish to sell out of the .999 silver dollar. Just fewer than 225,000 have sold, leaving about 175,000 up for grabs yet. 171,957 of the proofs have sold, while 52,870 of the uncirculated coins have sold. The half dollar set has sold out. This week’s report shows 99,997 of the max mintage of 100,000 sold.  There look to be plenty of the half clad available.

The five-ounce silver coin, with a maximum mintage of 100,000 is up to 61,037.  That number seems to inch up a bit each week, but no huge jumps.

I guess we’ll know in a few weeks if the anniversary spurs any collectors, or even non-collectors, to add these to their collection of moon-landing nostalgia.

Some other changes from last week that stand out include a decrease of 6,361 on the 2019-W uncirculated silver Eagle. There must be some reconciling going on at the Mint.  The 2019 sets continue to move forward with the 10-coin clad proof set now up to 357,933 and the silver proof set at 268,100.

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