2013 Mint Set Sold Out

It appears that the 2013 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set, also referred to as the 2013 Mint Set, has sold out. The product had previously been marked as “sold out” on the US Mint’s website last month, only to be made available once again.

Update: Again, the 2013 Mint Set has returned from “sold out” status and is available on the Mint’s website. I have reached out for an explanation and will relay any information.

All three of the US Mint’s 2013-dated core annual sets for have now sold out. The 2013 Silver Proof Set sold our in early February, and the 2013 Proof Set sold out in mid-July.

2013 Mint Set

The 2013 Mint Set originally went on sale June 4, 2013, about fourteen and a half months ago. Each set includes a total of 28 uncirculated coins struck at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints including the cent, nickel, dime, five quarters, half dollar, and five $1 coins from each facility. The sets were priced at $27.95 compared to an included face value of $13.82.

Based on the figures from the latest sales report posted today, the 2013 Mint Set has reached sales of 368,553 units. This figure comes in below the last reported sales figure for the 2012 Mint Set at 392,224 units. The 2012-dated set currently carries a strong premium on the secondary market with recently completed eBay auctions showing prices around $65 to $70 compared to the issue price of $27.95.

If the last reported sales number for the 2013 Mint Set stands, it would also mark the lowest sales for the product going all the way back to 1961.

50th Anniversary Kennedy Product Sales Update

After the frenzied launch, the pace of sales of the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin has remained subdued. The latest weekly sales report referenced earlier shows cumulative sales growing by 1,180 units to 63,521.

To add some perspective, in the first two days, the gold coins had reached sales of 61,700 pieces. In the subsequent ten days, sales have only moved higher by 1,821 pieces.

The 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Uncirculated Coin Set has seen its pace of sales slow from earlier levels. The opening day sales for the product had reached 68,974. Three days later, the total increased by 15,619 to 84,593. In the subsequent weekly reports, sales had grown by 13,062 and 14,479. The most recent report shows sales flagging with an increase of 4,803 to a new cumulative total of 116,937.

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  1. VA Rich says

    mark – I broke it up into 4 to 5 sections of a few sentences each for ya! 😉

    A&L – I hear ya, maybe that cold one will work out this time around in Baltimore. While a ways off, I’m planning on taking that Friday off.

    MN – did you receive an email from the mint that they received your JFKs? Mine arrived on Monday at 1 pm, and my account doesn’t show receipt of anything yet. Thanks

  2. A&L Futures says

    @ VA Rich – I’ll hold you to it.

    (FYSA) HRC just approved my retirement (after 21.5 years of AFS), so I should be able to take leave IOT meet you there. Time to try something new.

  3. bg35765 says

    The mint should have just left it sold out to spare them the embarrassment.

    I do look forward to Michael’s future headline: “2013 Mint Set Sells Out for the Third Time”.

  4. Small time collector says

    I counted, I believe 4 sentences. Thank you for reading, as I have read this blog for awhile prior to participating.
    No uptight here. Again, I remain surprised by the upstanding tactics by some here. That is all. Let the pillaging continue. (5)

  5. ClevelandRocks says

    Look forward to Michael’s update on why the UNCs keep “selling out”, only to be in stock days later. Michael: please consider old format. It was much better!

  6. Clark says

    Virginias Bob & Rich–Your responses to STS were well done.

    I won’t repeat my previous pointed posts on just how foul it is for the Mint to be selling returned merchandise as “new,” but it is worth saying that the Mint’s return policy is only “liberal” to those who primarily shop at local brick and mortar stores. My wife and I purchase almost everything, except food and bev, from Amazon Prime, which has a popular return policy identical to the Mint’s. Amazon is a wildly successful non-gov’t enterprise that, like the Mint, relies on repeat business from happy customers. A happy customer is one who receives exactly what was advertised, not someone else’s defective junk. The Mint doesn’t do everything right, but its return policy is consistent with those of other successful online merchants.

  7. says


    If you’re still watching the thread, I appreciate the detailed response. What you said pretty much confirms my suspicion about what happened with the annual sets. Thanks!

  8. says

    BHOF Proof Clads. I had 1 order in on 06/15 for Proofs that has been ‘scheduled for shipment 08/22’ that just went IS&R today. I had another Order on 07/14 that Had shown the same that also went IS&R today.

    Things are Moving on…

  9. Pittsburgh P says

    Clark… My wife & I use Amazon Prime often also but have you noticed packages come smashed alot?

    As VaRich said you do know we joke alot here right… Hope you haven’t taken some of my comments literally… I say return on but I hope you were also joking about scratching the baseballs! sacrilege I say

  10. MN says

    @VA Rich

    My K15 return arrived at the Mint on Monday. Return information appeared on my Mint account (August 5th order line) 8/20 and I got its “return/credit” email from the Mint last evening. My replacement is still on “Hold” and my cc has nothing deducted for the pending charge though the account is in good standing.

    2014 KENNEDY ANNIVERSARY GOLD COIN 2 $1,240.00 $2,480.00 2 units shipped on 08/13/2014, 1 units returned
    2014 KENNEDY ANNIVERSARY UNC CLAD SET 2 $9.95 $19.90 2 units backordered. Expected to ship on 09/02/2014.
    2014 KENNEDY ANNIVERSARY GOLD COIN 1 $1,240.00 $1,240.00 In stock and reserved

  11. Brad (The Original) says

    Maybe a hacker figured out how to get into the Mint’s website and mark the U13 as sold out as a little prank. The Mint then wonders “Why aren’t we getting any online orders for the U13?” They then discover it’s showing as “sold out” and have to go in and fix it.

    Don’t take it seriously, I’m only joking. I know it’s just some sort of internal glitch or error. If it WERE a hacker, I’m sure they would pick something a little more fun to tamper with, like say the Kennedy Gold Proof Coin. Everyone would freak out then, and eBay prices would soar! 🙂

  12. stephen m says

    O.T. ,It appears the big slide in gold and silver spot prices may be starting now. I haven’t been into coin collecting to have seen this scenario before and am most interested in seeing how lower spot prices will affect the coins on the market. Also I will welcome lower gold prices so maybe I can make a gold purchase if it drops far enough. I did make gold proof eagle purchases from the mint in 2001&2002, a 4 piece proof set. After cutting back to a single 1oz proof AGE in 2003 the price was too high for me. Affordable gold may be on the way back for some of us.

  13. Brad (The Original) says

    We’re off to a GREAT start for a gold coin price drop next week with today’s fixes of $1,280.50 and $1,275.25. We still have the hurdle of next Wednesday’s pm fix having to be below $1,300, though. Just because the spot price is sliding today doesn’t mean it will hold for a week. Let’s hope it does.

  14. Ikaika says

    @ Stephen m

    Agree. After gold prices increased in the late 2000’s, it became more difficult to keep up with some of the gold coins. I am certain the FS series was affected by this. Of course the ugliness of the designs did not help the cause. But lets hope we get a good drop in spot prices in the near future.

  15. Small time collector says

    stephen m
    I agree. Only segments of increased gold demand in Q2 – 2014 is investments and central bank purchases.
    Decreases in gold demand from China and India, with increasing demand in US and GB. I think the next two Quarters will be interesting to watch.

  16. VA Bob says

    In the 90’s when gold was <$300 an oz. the 4 coin AGE sets were still over $900 each. Lower gold will be good for bullion stackers though., not so much for numismatic offerings.

  17. Clark says

    @NC_Stacker–LOL! Maybe it will arrive fresh when Amazon has a turbo drone airlift it to your home the same day you order it.

    @Pitts–I always appreciate your humor. I haven’t yet noticed a smashed box from Amazon, but this summer the boys at Novitex/USPS flattened one of those empty boxes with a BHoF bag inside pretty good. (I signed for it.) And, of course I didn’t mark the coins I returned: they already had glaring defects visible to the naked eye, which is why the Mint should never have recirculated them in the first place. We collectors, even we who like 68s and 69s, are a picky bunch. We pay a lot for these gems so I punch hard when apologists for the Mint try to convince us that poor quality practices are acceptable.

  18. Jerry Diekmann says

    Mark – I wonder if you realize how presumptous andidiotic your statement about reading just 4 or 5 sentences – the rest is rambling – sounds? I guess you don’t read books, newspapers, magazines, poems, instructions, , or anything that might take more than a minute of your precious time. That says a lot about how interested you are in learning, which is a trait of intelligence in human beings.

  19. Brad (The Original) says


    I see you never did comprehend what I was saying, but I’ll try one more time. I am certainly NOT an “apologist” for the Mint, or feel that poor quality practices are acceptable. I was simply imploring YOU not to deliberately deface coins that were not acceptable to you, but may be perfectly fine for someone else on the waitlist. What part of that is not clear to you? Everyone else who chimed in seemed to understand. Maybe you were just blinded by rage.

  20. Clark says

    BO-You are a fool and an apologist for the Mint. Your points incoherently jumped around. Go bother someone else.

  21. Brad (The Original) says


    Obviously we’re approaching this from different perspectives and will never see eye to eye on it, so I give up. The important thing is you didn’t deface the coins before sending them back, so kudos on that.

    Notice too that despite your attack on me, I didn’t stoop to your level and resort to name calling. I’ve been around here a lot longer than you have, and have earned a degree of respect from a lot of the other regulars. I always maintain a degree of professionalism. I probably should just have left your threat of defacing the coins alone and never even addressed it. I guess I just couldn’t believe that a fellow coin collector would even consider being that selfish.

  22. Pittsburgh P says

    Jerry I like to leern… Seriously I do enjoy your posts. If some don’t want to read long posts it’s their right just like it is yours to write what you need to to get your point accross.

    No need to aurgue fellas. Clark I am a picky person in general – when it comes to coins if my capsule is scratched I’m searchin for a new one 😉
    I see both your points so its time to move on… I’ll buy you both a beer or a sody pop if you come out to the Baltimore show

  23. MarkH says

    Jerry-this particular Mark read your incredibly lengthy post with great interest. Please do keep posts like that coming. It’s much easier to read a brief history in one longer post than try to piece it together by reading 10 comments in different blog areas.
    Mark H, in the mountains of Va.

  24. MarkH says

    Jerry-I hope you understand I was employing a little bit of sarcasm on the “incredibly” bit. I really did enjoy your post.

  25. Jerry Diekmann says

    Hi, Mark H – I send some fairly long blogs to answer other blogger’s questions, in this case Captain Overkill. My knowledge is based on over 50 years of collecting and I’m happy to share what I have learned over the past half century. Thank you for appreciating what I wrote. Some people will say it’s pontificating (which it is not) and some other people seem to have the attention span of a gnat and who seem to think all knowledge should be encapsulized and summarized for them to digest in 4 or 5 sentences. Maybe it works that way for some of the instant gratification troglodytes out there with attention deficit syndromes, but fortunately most people (Thank God!) are not like that. If the blog is too long, don’t read it! Don’t send me a birthday card! Don’t send me a Christmas card! Don’t vote for me – sorry, I’m not running for any office. Just go away. The answer the other Mark gave was as stupid a comment as I have heard in quite awhile. The definition of stupidity is choosing to remain ignorant when you have the opportunity to learn, and then telling everyone about it. Case closed, as far as I’m concerned.

  26. MarkH says

    Jerry-As I said before, keep ’em coming. I have been doing a lot of research into the moderns recently. Pricing, grades, impact of various levels on price, and how the coins are distributed by the mint. One of my best sources has been this blog.
    One thing I noticed is that some dealers are offering moderns (both proofs and uncirc) at spot +. Hmm. Not much of a collector’s premium there.
    Another is that barring a very low mintage eventually there is no real premium for the moderns. There are a couple of exceptions, the 2001 Buffalo silver dollar being a case in point. So I don’t think the BHoF coins will be enjoying huge premiums down the road.
    I believe the Kennedy gold issue will enjoy some premium but it will not be based on the mintage…there were too many made already. The silver could be another thing entirely-it all depends on how many they make. I bought both the clad Kennedy’s and the gold from the mint and would not entertain paying any more than the mint price for the gold based on some sticker. Those that do will see whatever extra they paid evaporate eventually. (This does not take into account possible gold appreciation).
    My general rule of thumb is: Buy modern proof in OGP only. Buy slabs in the uncirc. coins and target grade at MS69. Seriously, if you need a magnifying glass to determine grade then where does the circus end? My MS70 at 10X vs. your MS70+ at 20X magnification? What would a scanning electron microscope MS70+++ fetch?
    Since I like both versions of the ATB 5oz coins I buy the vapor -P issues from the mint and the bullion coins slabbed at MS69.


  27. John Q. Coinage says

    Gheesh sold out, not sold out, another total cramming from YOUR US Mint….make up your firggin mind, they sell out Pres $1 bags in lilke 2 weeks & keep the dogs back & forth to PT us….I have to ask: “Can we REALLY trust what the mint says…ever?”

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