A surge of late orders has pushed the sales total for the 2013 West Point Silver Eagle Set to 281,310 according to an update made to the sales counter placed on the product page. This positions the set as the highest mintage of all anniversary themed American Eagle sets that have been offered.
The US Mint began accepting orders for the 2013 West Point Silver Eagle Sets on May 9, 2013. Initial demand for the special sets containing reverse proof and enhanced uncirculated coins was strong enough to cause website issues and drive sales to more than 180,000 after the opening weekend.
The pace of sales subsided for much of the four week ordering window, with the pace picking up during the final days of availability. The last update reflecting the final day of sales showed an increase of 29,615 bringing the overall total to 281,310 units. The complete sales data for the four week ordering window is shown below.
Once again, the US Mint cautions that this data is and “approximation” and “for informational purposes only and should not be construed to represent accepted orders or actual sales figures”. Last year, there was a significant adjustment to the last reported sales figure for the San Francisco Set, so material changes certainly are possible. I will pass along any subsequent updates to the West Point sales data that are provided by the US Mint.
Previously released anniversary themed American Silver Eagle numismatic sets have included:
- The 2006 20th Anniversary Set which contained uncirculated, proof, and reverse proof coins and had a final audited mintage of 248,875.
- The 2011 25th Anniversary Set, which contained uncirculated (S & W mint marks), proof, reverse proof, and bullion coins, sold out of the product limit of 100,000.
- The 2012 San Francisco Set, which contained proof and reverse proof coins with the S mint mark. The last reported figure on the sales odometer was 251,302, which was subsequently adjusted to 224,981.