Less than 70,000 Lincoln silver $1 commemorative coins are still available before the maximum mintage of 450,00 is reached. That means anyone wanting one for their collection had better act quick or settle for buying one on the secondary market.
It’s out with the old and in with the new as a new product year takes hold at the U.S. Mint. The 2011 commemorative coins were far off the mark in meeting maximum mintages, which is not only a blow to the Mint’s sales bottom line, but to the programs their surcharges were aimed to benefit.
The Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set arrives this week with a sellout number of 51,000. That’s 1,000 over the maximum allowed, but not to worry. That will be whittled back to the 50,000 by the time all credit card and other problems are worked through.
For the first time in a couple of weeks, uncirculated 2011-W silver American Eagle collector coin sales rose. The total was up by 8,827 to reach 190,927. The wave of cancelled orders due to the cut in its price has apparently finished washing over these numbers. The total is still fewer than the 194,000 registered in the Sept. 26 Mint report.