The pricing for the United States Mint’s 2010 Commemorative Coins was recently revealed in a notification published in the Federal Register. The two programs for this year will include the 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar and the 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar.
The uncirculated version of each coin will have an introductory price of $33.95 and a regular price of $35.95. The proof version of each coin will have an introductory price of $39.95 and a regular price of $43.95. Each price level will represent a $2 increase from the levels set for last year’s programs.
The notification only included prices for the individual coins. However, this does not preclude the issuance of specially packaged sets. Last year, separate pricing announcements were published prior to the release of the Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set and the Braille Education Set. These sets were first mentioned within the press releases announcing the start of individual coin sales and details were provided at a later date.
The American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar is scheduled for release on February 25, 2010, with introductory pricing available until March 29, 2010. The Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar will be released on March 23, 2010, with introductory pricing in effect until April 22, 2010. Both coins have a maximum authorized mintage of 350,000.
I haven’t provided my thoughts on the prospects of each release yet, but I do think the Boy Scouts Silver Dollar will sell out of the entire 350,000 authorized mintage. Despite the fact that many collectors and former Boy Scouts have expressed their opinion that the obverse design could have been better chosen, I think this will be outweighed by the broader appeal of the subject.
I have received an unusually high number of inquiries over the past few months from non-collectors who heard about the coins and wanted to purchase them, but did not know where to find them. (I have been directing these people to the US Mint’s website and providing the release date.) As long as the US Mint can get the word out to the broader public, I don’t see these coins remaining available for more than two months. I will take a closer look at each coin closer to the release date.