According to the US Mint’s website, the proof version of the Alice Paul and the Suffrage Movement $10 Gold Coin and the Making American History Coin and Currency Set have sold out.
The Alice Paul coins are an issue of the First Spouse Gold Coin Program, as required under the authorizing legislation. The coins represent the Presidency of Chester A. Arthur, who served in office without a spouse. Alice Paul, who was instrumental in gaining women the right to vote, was born on January 11, 1885 during Arthur’s Presidential term. For other Presidents who had served in office without a spouse, the legislation had required an image emblematic of the concept of Liberty as represented by a United States coin issued during the period of service. These four coins containing classic U.S. coin designs came to represent the popular “Liberty Subset.”
The Alice Paul Suffragist Coins were offered for sale beginning on October 11, 2012 after a lengthy delay caused by production issues for the series. This issue represented the first of four 2011-dated coins released in rapid succession during the final months of the year.
According to the latest numismatic sales data released today, the proof version of the coin has reached sales of 3,502 units. This figure comes in below the last reported sales for the proof coin mintages for the 2011 First Spouse Gold Coins. These figures were 3,907 for Eliza Johnson, 3,969 for Julia Grant, 3,885 for Lucy Hayes, and 3,655 for Lucretia Garfield.
Since the US Mint may have fewer proof coins for the 2011 releases, it may also be possible that they have produced fewer uncirculated coins. This would be significant since a few of last year’s uncirculated issues came in with significantly low mintages for the series. At the present time, all 2012-dated uncirculated coins continue to be available, with last reported sales ranging from a high of 2,486 for Alice Paul to a low of 2,015 for Frances Cleveland Second Term.
The 2012 Making American History Coin and Currency Set is also listed as sold out. This product contains one 2012-S Proof American Silver Eagle and one $5 note with a serial number beginning with “150”. Along with the 2012 San Francisco Silver Eagle Set, this was the only product to contain a 2012-dated Proof Silver Eagle with the “S” mint mark.
Sales for the product initially began on August 7, 2012. Initial production of 50,000 sets was indicated, with an established production limit of no more than 100,000 sets based on the availability of $5 notes with the special serial number.
According to the latest figures, sales reached 60,000 units at the time of the sell out.