The United States Mint has released the opening day sales figure for the 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set. A total of 52,540 units have been ordered from the product limit of 75,000.
The 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set contains the proof commemorative silver dollar along with two specially produced 90% silver Roosevelt Dimes which are exclusive to the set. The first dime is struck with a reverse proof finish at the Philadelphia Mint. The second dime is struck with a proof finish at the West Point Mint.
Sales opened for the special set on May 4, 2015. The sets were priced at $61.95 with a maximum production limit of 75,000 and ordering limit of 5 units per household.
The opening sales of 52,540 units accounts for just over 70% of the 75,000 production limit.
The sales from the special set add considerably to the overall number of commemorative silver dollars sold under the program. Last week’s sales report showed sales of 42,424 proof and 19,434 uncirculated coins for a total of 61,858 in individual sales. The maximum mintage for the program is 500,000 pieces across all product options.
The United States Mint’s website currently shows the March of Dimes Special Set as backordered.
The “learn more” message states:
This item is available to be ordered now, but it is not currently in stock. Additional inventory is being made. Please add the item to your cart to see when additional inventory is expected to be available.
When added to the shopping cart, a message reads:
Back Order The expected in-stock date is Fri Aug 14 2015.