US Mint 2012 Last Chance Sale

The United States Mint has added a “Last Chance” section to their online product catalog, which lists products which will conclude sales before the end of this year.

Some of the listed products were already known to conclude sales before the end of the year such as the 2011 September 11 National Medals and 2012 Commemorative Coins (covered here), and the 2011 Annual Sets (covered here).

Some products were not known until the new section of the website was added. These include some long lingering products such as the 2011 Proof Gold Buffalo, 2011 Proof Gold Eagle Four Coin Set, and the 2011-dated America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins.

You can refer to the latest US Mint product sales report published yesterday to find the sales figures to date for the “Last Chance” products.

In future posts, I will take a closer look at some specific products. I am still without internet after Hurricane Sandy…

For now, here is the list of Last Chance products. Sales may conclude earlier than the listed date if the US Mint sells out of remaining inventory first.

Sales Ending November 14, 2012 at 5:00 PM ET

  • 2011 Chickasaw National Park Quarter Bags and Rolls

Sales Ending November 19, 2012 at 5:00 PM ET

  • 2011 James Garfield Presidential Dollar Rolls

Sales Ending December 17, 2012 at 5:00 PM ET

  • 2011 September 11 National Medals
  • 2012 Infantry Solider Silver Dollars
  • 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollars
  • 2012 Star-Spangled Banner $5 Gold Coins

Sales Ending December 31, 2012 at 12:00 Noon ET

  • 2011 Proof Set
  • 2011 Silver Proof Set
  • 2011 Uncirculated Coin Set
  • 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set
  • 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set
  • 2011 Presidential Dollars Proof Set
  • 2011 Proof American Gold Eagle Four Coin Set
  • 2011 Proof American Gold Buffalo Coin
  • 2011 Uncirculated American Silver Eagle
  • 2011 Proof Lucy Hayes First Spouse Gold Coin
  • 2011 Proof Lucretia Garfield First Spouse Gold Coin
  • 2011 Gettysburg National Military Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin
  • 2011 Glacier National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin
  • 2011 Olympic National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin
  • 2011 Vicksburg National Military Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin
  • 2011 Chickasaw National Recreation Area Five Ounce Silver Coin
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  1. Nate says

    Wow! Thanks for keeping us posted while you’re still in turmoil over there, Michael. Good luck and hopefully things get more or less back to normal for you guys over there soon.

  2. simon says

    Michael – just wondering if you have any thoughts on the 2011-W ASE. I’m thinking of picking up 2-3 OGP of these as a relative rarity.

  3. john says

    Simon: don’t forget to add 100,000 Unc. ASE to the total that were issued with the 25th anniversary set.

  4. Frankie says

    Regarding the 2011-W ASE, Provident has them at $20 over spot. With a bit of luck you may get them below current US Mint prices in a few weeks/months – or pay double… Still, are 400k are rarity? đŸ™‚
    If, then I’d go for the 5oz ATB’s. There will be some with less than a 20k mintage for sure. Current fleabay prices are very low however.

  5. simon says

    Thanks much for the feedback. I picked up a single, and will get the Denali 5 Oz bullion from Provident.

  6. Jon in CT says

    DCDave wrote on November 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm:
    2011 gold proof Buffalo end date???

    I think it was a late addition to the list at the Mint’s website – final sale date for it is noon 12/31/12.

  7. William says

    Thank You mint news blog for the link concerning the first U.S. coin to use “In God We Trust”. The 2 cent copper 1869 is a real beauty.

    Hopefully the mint will issue another copper coin for use, maybe as a new five or ten dollar denomination coin.

    Arizona – 100 years celebration The Copper State.

  8. Jon in CT says

    In addition to the 5 oz silver 2011 AtB coins, the Mint’s website lists the following items as ending availability at noon on 12/31/12:

    2011 United States Mint Proof Set® (P13)
    2011 United States Mint Silver Proof Setâ„¢ (SV4)
    2011 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set® (U11)
    2011 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Setâ„¢ (Q5B)
    2011 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Setâ„¢ (SV5)
    2011 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Setâ„¢ (PE1)
    2011 American Eagle Gold Proof Four-Coin Set (AK5)
    2011 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin (BU4)
    2011 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (1P6)
    2011 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin – Lucy Hayes (PA5)
    2011 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin – Lucretia Garfield (PA7)

  9. ClevelandRocks says

    Guess this means the 2012 American Buffalo gold proof will be available until New Years Eve 2014?

  10. ClevelandRocks says

    I think it seems silly to call a “last chance” on 2011 items they are finally pulling on New Years Eve day 2013.

  11. says


    I am really sorry to hear about your internet access. I hope at least your home is undamaged and that you have access to electricity! I appreciate you doing your best to keep the updates moving even with the current difficulties you face.


    It’s kind of silly, I agree, but it’s a good way to possibly give sales of some of these products a little shot in the arm before they’re pulled off the shelves.

  12. DNA says

    are 400k are rarity?
    Yes, when compared to 40 million of the no-mintmark bullion 2011 ASE’s.

    300k sold individually is very low, considering the length of time they’ve been available from the Mint.

    I’ve been able to buy a number of Uncirculated W ASE’s at barely above bullion ASE prices. I picked up a group of ten 2007-W’s (including all the packaging), for $5 over spot each.

  13. Frankie says

    Michael, I hope you’re doing reasonably well given the circumstances. And thanks a bunch for your blogs – they are an instrumental source of information for numismatists!

    I’ve got a question regarding the SF Mint circulation quality quarters. According to an article in coinworld (, the US Mint stated a total of 7 million quarters across all five designs or 1.4 million each per design. However, according to the latest sales report more than 1.5 million have been sold for the first 2012 release (El Yunque). To me that 7 million seems more like a guess. I think I saw somewhere that these quarters will be struck to demand rather than to a given mintage… Does anyone have more info on that?

    Secondly, since the SF-Mint quarters were released later than the P&D-Mint ones for a few releases, will they have different dates when they go off-sale? Typically, the US Mint has been selling these for exactly one year from the day of release.

  14. Mint News Blog says

    Frankie- The US Mint backtracked on that earlier statement and said the quarters will be minted to demand. See this post:

    Regarding the sales ending date, yes I believe that would be true. The US Mint indicates the rolls/bags will remain available for one year from the initial release date- so for some the ending dates would be different for P/D vs. S.

    Also- After no power for 7 days and no internet for 10 days, everything is finally back to normal. No damage and my family is safe, but it was a difficult time. Some houses in my area are still without power.

  15. Louis says

    Good to hear everyone is okay and that you are back online. The double whammy of Sandy plus the Nor’easter must have been brutal.

    We really need a better power grid on the east coast, and better protections against storms, or we could end up like the people on the tv show, Revolution.

  16. dv says

    During 2010 I purchased a bunch of the silver quarter sets when spot/price for the set were pretty much what junk would cost. Being the first year of the NP coins I thought they would be good Christmas presents. So I do have to catch up on the 2011 and 2022 as well. Thank you for posting the end of sale for the 2011! Also so glad all your utilities are back. Our town still has quite a few without power. We are not in an area that hard hit as compared to the shore areas so we are grateful. We must all try to become less dependent on the grid. It is frightening to see. Just how fragile it really is. God Bless and thank you for all you do!

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