The 2013-P Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin has sold out at the United States Mint. This represents the third sell out of the year for the numismatic series, leaving only two designs still available for sale.
The Perry’s Victory design originally went on sale June 6, 2013, priced at $179.95 with a stated maximum mintage of 25,000 pieces. The price was later reduced to $154.95, following the lower market price of silver.
The most recent sales report published last week shows sales of the Perry’s Victory design at 17,632. The preliminary data for this week, which can sometimes be adjusted, shows sales of 17,934.
Similar to the prior two sell outs, the last reported sales are well below the maximum mintage level of 25,000 pieces and the product had only been available for a matter of months.
Collector attention will now be focused on the last two available designs of the series featuring Fort McHenry and Mount Rushmore. Preliminary data for this week shows sales at 19,133 and 19,449 pieces, respectively.
United States Mint Black Friday & Cyber Week Savings
A banner placed at the top of the United States Mint’s online product catalog is promoting an upcoming savings opportunity for collectors.
The banner states: “Our first ever Black Friday & Cyber Week Savings coming soon!”
Specific details of the savings have not been provided, which has led some readers to speculate within comments of the previous post. While it would be great to see some product price reductions, I think that the savings will be more limited. My guess for the upcoming promotion would be that the US Mint adds a “Last Opportunity” section to their website and offers free shipping.
In prior years, the US Mint has held a “Last Chance Sale” later referred to as “Last Opportunity”. These promotions involved adding a special section to the website with older products which would conclude sales at specified dates leading into the end of the year. These have never actually been “sales” in that product prices were not reduced from previous levels.
During the summer months, the US Mint did offer free shipping for domestic web orders.
A potential clue about the savings can be found in the code used to place the banner on the US Mint’s website. To see this you can right click and “View Image Info” or use “View Page Source”. The alternative text or “alt text” for the banner image is “Free Shipping”.