The sellout magic very obviously has departed from the America the Beautiful 5-ounce program. Sales of the 2011-P uncirculated collector versions of the Gettysburg and Glacier coins are just crawling along. The three 2011 bullion coins still available saw no additional sales at all this week.
Meanwhile the Mount Hood 2010 collector coin moves slowly toward its sellout goal of 27,000. Buyers need to take away another 1,887 pieces. Can they do it?
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If you are a fan of the commemorative coin program you might be puzzling over the fact that the Medal of Honor program has sold more $5 gold coins than the U.S. Army program, but the reverse is true for the silver dollar. Is it a matter of design or theme preferences? Since the Medal of Honor coins went on sale after the Army coins, it had no advantage of timing.
The various proof and uncirculated Eagle totals all moved ahead this week. Traditional collector set numbers advanced as well. The traditional holiday gift buying season is upon us.