The United States Mint has provided the opening sales figure for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection. From the start of sales on October 28, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET through midnight, sales have totaled 85,670 units. The opening sales account for 28.56% of the product limit of 300,000 units.
Leading up to the start of sales the US Mint had indicated that they would have more than 180,000 units immediately available, perhaps suggesting that the US Mint anticipated a stronger initial response to the offering.
The opening sales for the silver coin collection comes in higher than the opening sales for the two previous 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar products. The 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set, which includes copper-nickel clad uncirculated half dollars from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints with the original portrait design, had opened at 68,974 units. The product was priced at $9.95 and carried an ordering limit of five sets per household. Sales have since risen to 136,614 units as of the most recent sales report.
The 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin, which contained three-quarters of an ounce of gold and was initially priced at $1,240, had opening sales of 56,694 units. The product initially had an ordering limit of five coins per household, which has since been lifted. The most recent sales report shows sales now at 65,039.
The two coin clad set is currently shown as “out of stock” on the US Mint’s website. The product was assigned a limit of 200,000 late last week and sales levels remain well below this level.
According to the US Mint’s FAQ section, “out of stock” means the following:
Out Of Stock: When products are in an “Out of Stock” status, this means we do not have inventory of the product and we do not have an anticipated in stock date. Products in this status cannot be ordered online or through our customer contact center, but you can request to be reminded when the product will be returning to sale (through the “Remind Me” function on the product detail page.)
So at this time, the product cannot be ordered, but it has not sold out.