As of yesterday, the 2013 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set has sold out at the United States Mint. This product carried a limit of 50,000 units.
The Limited Edition Silver Proof Set was introduced in 2012 as a new product type which incorporated some of the US Mint’s most popular silver coins. Each set contained the 90% silver dime, quarters, and half dollar, along with the standard Proof American Silver Eagle, packaged within a single protective lens and presentation case.
In the past the US Mint has offered other upscale products which recombined coins available within other formats. From 1983 to 1997, the Prestige Proof Set had contained the standard composition proof coins along with one or more of the year’s commemorative coins. From 1992 to 1998, the Premier Silver Proof Set had included the same coins as the Silver Proof Set, but in a special presentation case and box. From 2005 to 2008, the American Legacy Collection had combined standard proof coins with one or more commemorative silver dollars.
The 2013 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set originally went on sale December 12, 2013. The set contained the five 2013-S America the Beautiful Quarters, 2013-S Roosevelt Dime, and 2013-S Kennedy Half Dollar struck in 90% silver and the 2013-W Proof Silver Eagle. The eight coin sets were priced at $139.95 each and carried a maximum mintage of 50,000 units.
The pricing represented a premium to the cost of the same coins as included within other products available from the US Mint at the time. The seven 90% silver coins could have been obtained from the annual Silver Proof Set and the Proof Silver Eagle could have been obtained from the 2013 Congratulations Set for a combined cost of $108.90.
Despite the disincentive of the pricing, the 2013 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set recorded sales of more than 38,000 units by mid-February 2014, when the regular Silver Proof Set sold out. As of April 27, 2014, sales for the set had reached 48,111 out of the 50,000 maximum mintage.
Following the sell out, the 90% silver proof 2013-S Roosevelt Dime and Kennedy Half Dollar are no longer available from the US Mint within any format. The 90% silver proof quarters still remain available for sale within the 2013 America the Beautiful Silver Proof Set and the 2013-W Proof Silver Eagle remains available within the 2013 Congratulations Set.