The Defenders of Freedom set is kind of flying under the radar among collectors, but buyers took 16,222 of them in the opening days of availability.
The set is comprised of a proof Infantry silver dollar that is housed in a custom folder with a replica dog tag on a miniature chain. The Mint established a 100 set household order limit for the set. With a maximum available of 50,000, there are 33,778 left. Orders for the individual proof and uncirculated coins totaled 26,262 and 12,191, respectively. These numbers are in the box below.
Overall, only 350,000 of the silver dollars will be produced in whatever combination of proof, uncirculateds and sets the public orders.
One-ounce silver bullion American Eagles passed the 7-million mark for 2012, but the February monthly portion of that total has not been growing very fast. Fewer than 1 million coins were sold in the first three weeks of the month.
If you want 2011 Kennedy half dollars, only the two-roll set remains for you to purchase. The bag is now marked with an asterisk to indicate it is sold out.