August 28 saw a milestone for both the U.S. Mint and interested collectors: Sales began of the Mint’s first-ever colorized coins.
As part of the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame offerings, a curved colorized silver dollar and a curved colorized clad half dollar became available for purchase. After 10 days on sale, the Mint reports that a total of 20,609 of the colorized silver dollar were sold and 24,996 of the colorized clad half dollar were picked up.
Best-sellers this week will be familiar to those who follow Mint Statistics. The top spot is occupied by the 10-coin clad proof set with “W” nickel; it totals 342,842 sold.
With silver still dominating the precious metals market, it comes as no surprise that the 2020-W proof silver American Eagle is a top contender, coming in a close second this week with a total of 341,948.
The number three spot goes to the Basketball Hall of Fame colorized half dollar. Number four is occupied by another silver Eagle, the 2020-W uncirculated version, with a total of 129,015 sold. Fifth place goes to the Basketball Hall of Fame colorized silver dollar.