A “waiting list” notice was not posted on the product page, as had been the case for the previous Hot Springs release. Rather, the product was directly marked as “sold out” and removed from the relevant sections of the product catalog.
The sales history is as follows:
May 17: sales begin at 12:00 Noon ET. By the end of the day, sales reach 18,143
May 22: sales reach 24,626
May 29: updated figures not provided in sales report
June 1: product “sold out” of the maximum 27,000 mintage
It took 15 days for the Yellowstone coin to reach a sell out. This was exactly the same number of days that it took for the Hot Springs coin to move to a “waiting list”.
The US Mint has added a release date of June 9, 2011 for the next America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin featuring Yosemite National Park. Will the steady release of coins start to take a toll on collectors? Presumably, a total of ten numismatic five ounce silver coins will be released this year for a combined issue price of at least $2,799.50.
Another update to the US Mint’s scheduled product listing has delayed the release of the Julia Grant First Spouse Gold Coins. Previously the release date was listed as June 2, 2011, but it has now been changed to June 23, 2011.