This article was originally printed in Numismatic News.
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What the Mint giveth, the Mint taketh away. As I expected, the numbers for the Mount Hood quarters last week were indeed wonky.
The Philadelphia quarter bag was reduced to 5,834 this week from last week’s reported 8,440. The Denver bag dropped to 5,597 from 8,167 and the two-roll set fell from 48,905 to 31,831.
This week is also noteworthy for a number of items going off sale. The proof Jane Pierce First Spouse gold coin and the Buchanan proof are no longer available. The 2010 Kennedy half dollars also have come off the market.
Commemorative sales are slowing further. As might be expected, the Medal of Honor coins, which have been on sale for less time than the Army coins are moving more quickly. The proof MOH $5 saw sales rise by just 1,158 coins while the uncirculated version increased by 444. The proof dollar moved higher by 8,190 and the uncirculated rose by 2,934.