Tomorrow, November 13, 2013 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the 2013 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set. This product has previously been offered in 2007, 2008, and 2012.
This year’s set contains uncirculated versions of six $1 coins produced by the United States Mint from three different mint facilities. Specifically, each set includes:
- The four 2013 Presidential Dollars featuring William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson. These coins are struck at the Philadelphia Mint and carry the “P” mint mark.
- The 2013 Native American Dollar with a design representing the Delaware Treaty of 1778. This coin is struck at the Denver Mint and carries the “D” mint mark.
- Lastly, the 2013 American Silver Eagle. This is the collectible uncirculated version of the coin struck at the West Point Mint and carrying the “W” mint mark.
The six different coins are mounted together in a folder containing brief descriptions of the coins and specifications.
The 2013 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set is priced at $44.95 per set. There is no indicated product limit and there are no household ordering limits in place. The US Mint indicates that the sets will remain on sale for one year from the initial release date or until inventory is depleted at an earlier date.
Interestingly, this set is priced only $1 higher than the individual 2013-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle, which still remains on sale at $43.95 per coin.
Taking into consideration the face value of the five base metal $1 coins included, the Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set represents an opportunity to purchase the 2013-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle at a $4 discount. This may serve to spark some greater interest in the set, which has seen lower sales since its return.
When the Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set was offered in 2007 and 2008, it proved to be a relatively popular seller reaching sales of about 90,000 sets in 2007 and just under 100,000 sets in 2008.
For the following three years from 2009 to 2011, the offering was cancelled as the United States Mint struggled with silver blank supply issues. The set returned in 2012 with a release date of September 6, 2012. The sets sold out in May of the following year, at last reported sales of 28,368 units.
Tomorrow the United States Mint will also begin sales of the Ida McKinley First Spouse Gold Coins. I will provide a separate post on this product ahead of the release.