2013-P Fort McHenry Five Ounce Silver Coin Sold Out

fort-mchLate yesterday, the 2013 Fort McHenry National Memorial Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin was indicated as sold out on the United States Mint’s website. Four out of the five designs issued for the series this year have now sold out.

The White Mountain National Park design had sold out on October 9 after less than five months of availability. This was followed by the sell out of the Great Basin National Park design on November 19, after less than four months of availability. Last week the Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial design sold out on November 25, after around six months of availability.

The latest sell out for the Fort McHenry National Memorial design takes place after a little more than three months of availability. The coins originally went on sale August 29, 2013 at the price of $154.95. Once again, the US Mint did not produce the coins to the full extent of the stated maximum mintage of 25,000 pieces.

The last reported sales figures for the four sold out designs and one remaining design are shown below. These numbers are from the most recent sales report just published today.

2013-P White Mountain National Park 20,534 sold out
2013-P Perry’s Victory & Intl Peace Memorial 17,719 sold out
2013-P Great Basin National Park 17,809 sold out
2013-P Fort McHenry National Monument 19,634 sold out
2013-P Mount Rushmore National Memorial 21,135 available

As can be seen, the Fort McHenry design has last reported sales above the levels of the Perry’s Vicotry and Great Basin designs, but below the level of the White Mountain design.

The still available Mount Rushmore design has current sales already above the levels of the four sold out designs. The US Mint seems to have based production on higher sales expectations, perhaps even striking the entire 25,000 maximum mintage. Sales for the design continue to be brisk, with 1,686 units sold in the last weekly period.

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  1. VARich says

    Maybe I missed it somewhere above, though if not – Free Shipping is extended –

    “As part of its extended Cyber Week shopping promotion, the Mint is now offering free standard shipping and reducing the cost of expedited shipping by $4.95 on all domestic web orders placed through Friday, December 13 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The original offer was to close on December 6.” – Mint Newsroom

  2. VARich says

    Kevin – thanks for sharing your experience above, if I may ask – how long do you anticipate it will take to sell all 50? Ballpark guesstimate? Thanks in advance ~

  3. Hidalgo says

    You’ve got to figure that the US Mint will mint more of the gold commemoratives since it has already obligated itslef to sell the coins until the end of the year. And too, expect an increase in sales near the end of the year — which is the usual sales pattern for products that have a pre-determined sales ending date.

  4. Brad says

    There’s a new “last chance” page on the Mint website now. It appears that the remaining 2012 First Spouses will be granted a mercy killing on 12/31. The Caroline Harrison proof coin is poised to set a new mintage low for proofs by quite a large margin.

  5. VARich says

    Brad (Dan & A&L) – congrats Partner, looks like the Buff may just work out in out favor. Holding back on the celebration for now.

    I like your posting better, by the way – mercy killing is more appropriate!

  6. Brad says

    VARich,

    Hee hee, yeah I liked saying it! That’s the way it feels anymore. I’m honestly surprised that the Mint doesn’t plan to sell the 2012’s all during 2014, considering how many unsold coins they likely have remaining. I could have been wrong, but I figured that all four designs were produced to the same level as the Alice Paul coins. So, several hundred of each of the other designs may have to be melted down.

    I do hope that the Caroline Harrison proof manages to stay under 3,000 sold. It sounds more psychologically pleasing to be able to say that there are less than 3,000 complete sets of FS proofs possible.

  7. Sith says

    Thank goodness they are also pulling the 2012 Quarters Silver Proof Set.I will need to check final mintage’s to see if this could be a new low if it was not for the LESPS they would be hands down a new low

  8. Larry says

    Looks like 2014 will be a good year to get some great coins! The ATB designs look interesting, the curved Baseball HOF, and some kind of special Kennedy coins. Hope my pocket book holds up!
    One recommendation to the mint – put the “S” ATB’s in the mint set. I don’t need a roll.

  9. Samuel says

    Brad, can u make some suggestions about which 2012 FS conis to buy. i dont really keep tracking them, but if i have some spare money i probably will buy a couple of them.

  10. Brad says

    Samuel,

    At this point, I’d advise steering clear of all of the 2012 FS coins. Historically, coins that have their sales ended in a “last chance” typicallly don’t end up being special.

    If you have the funds to buy a couple of FS coins, I would advise buying the Edith Roosevelt and Edith Wilson unc coins of 2013. Edith Roosevelt has the most attractive obverse (and she’s the wife of Theodore, who is special in the history of numismatics). The Edith Wilson unc may end up being the lowest-mintage coin in the entire series to date, if production is cut back in 2013 due to the 2012’s hanging around so long. If they end up having to melt a couple thousand coins or so, the Mint may be hesitant to strike very many 2013’s, and Edith Wilson won’t have much sales data available to make a very accurate forecast of how many to strike. So, those are the two that I would put my extra money in.

    However, if you still want some 2012’s, I would advise buying the Caroline Harrison proof (since it could set a new low for proofs) and the Frances Cleveland 2nd Term unc (since it’s fairly low-mintage, but also has the most pleasing design of all the coins).

    So there you go. I hope I was able to help you!

  11. VABEACHBUM says

    @ Kevin – I also enjoyed reading about your efforts to buy the 5 oz MR ATB-P in bulk. What I find interesting is that, while your perceived success rate is 94%, 47 coins out of 50, you still ended up accepting 47 out of a possible 62 coins. If your data samples are representative of the Mint’s ATB manufacturing process and the products, it demonstrates a qualilty control point of 75.8% for “product out the door.” This is less than 2 Sigma standard deviation of the Mean, in a world where statistical process control and 6-Sigma Quality (99.9999%) drive most manufacturing processes.

    In my mind, those 15 rejects, but especially as Numismatic Collectibles, never should have made it out the door. Which also begs the question: If those 15 coins represent rejects that made it out the door, how many more were rejected during production as a result of manufacturing QC??

    For someone who also buy World Mint Coins, e.g., Perth, RAM, RCM, Royal Mint, I can honestly say that I have not had anywhere near the amount of product returns – for similar products and volumes – than I have had for US Mint numismatic products. Anyone else??

  12. Samuel says

    Brad, thanks for the recommendation. then i will wait until this time next yr to buy the FS coins. i will bet the money on 5* unc. sorry, not the gold buffalo.

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