The pace of sell outs at the US Mint continues to surprise me. Two coins that I recently mentioned as potential Sleeper Hits have sold out for most ordering options. Additionally, two bullion related products have gone on backorder, which recently has been a precursor to the official sell outs.
The sold out products include the following:
2008 Sacagawea Dollar 25-coin rolls- Philadelphia
2008 Sacagawea Dollar 25-coin rolls- Denver
2008 Sacagawea Dollar 250-coin bags- Philadelphia
2008 Sacagawea Dollar 250-coin bags- Denver
2008 Kennedy Half 200-coin bags (Philadelphia & Denver)
The recently backordered products include the following:
2008 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set
2008 Proof Gold Eagle 1 ounce individual coin
As written in my “sleeper hits” post, I see some good potential for the 2008 Sacagawea Dollars and 2008 Kennedy Halves. Business strikes for these coins were not minted for circulation and only sold in bags and rolls. Based on the most recent US Mint production figures, these coins will both have the lowest (business strike) mintages for each respective series. The 2008 Kennedy Half P&D Roll Set is the only option still available, but I think these will sell out soon.
Regarding the backordered products, so far the 2008-W Uncirculated and Proof Gold Eagles have taken a back seat to the excitement around the 2008-W Unc & Proof Gold Buffalo coins. With the Gold Buffaloes gone and the price of gold rising daily, I think there will be a pick up in interest for the Gold Eagles. I will be taking a closer look at the 2008-W Gold Eagles tomorrow.