The U.S. Mint has provided an update on yesterday’s frenzied launch of the 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin.
News spread fast yesterday after the mint’s standing inventory of around 35,000 American Liberty coins–each priced at $1,490.00–was exhausted after just a few hours. Now the mint confirms that first day sales of the release totaled 36,686 units.
The West Point Mint will continue working to produce enough coins to complete the 50,000-piece mintage.
Back orders are currently being accepted. A mock attempt to order the coin on the mint’s Web site shows that the new batch is expected to become available on October 1.
The 2015 American Liberty is the first $100 gold coin ever made by the U.S. Mint. It is composed of 99.99% gold, weighs one ounce, and measures 1.205 inches in diameter. For more information, visit the U.S. Mint’s page for the 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin.
Update: The U.S. Mint’s Lateefah Simms has shared more specifics on yesterday’s sale:
- MyUSMint, the U.S. Mint mobile app launched just a couple of weeks ago, took in over $500,000 in sales yesterday.
- 5,231 orders were placed during the first ten minutes of sales–a rate of 8.72 orders per second.
- The U.S. Mint took orders for more than 30,000 2015 American Liberty HR Gold Coins in the first seventy-five minutes of sales, not including credit card holds or order holds.