The introductory pricing period for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Clad Half Dollars is scheduled to conclude on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM ET. This leaves collectors with just a few more days to take advantage of the lower pricing for the individual proof and uncirculated coins.
Sales for the commemorative coin program had started on March 27, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET. Amidst an opening day frenzy of orders, the proof and uncirculated $5 gold coins had quickly sold out of the combined 50,000 maximum mintage. This was followed by the sell out of the proof and uncirculated silver dollars at the combined 400,000 maximum mintage after less than two week of availability.
The clad half dollars have trailed the silver dollars in sales figures. As of April 20, 2014, the US Mint has reported sales of 119,869 proof and 74,203 uncirculated half dollars. This represents combined sales of 194,072 coins from the 750,000 maximum mintage.
The half dollars feature the same concave obverse design featuring a glove and convex reverse design featuring a baseball. Under the authorizing legislation for the program, it was the sense of the Congress that the silver dollars and $5 gold coins be produced with the curved shape. Last year, the US Mint announced that the half dollars would also feature the curved shape to accommodate the broadest range of customers at the most affordable price. The coin actually represents the first and currently the only clad concave-convex coin produced anywhere in the world.
Introductory pricing for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Clad Half Dollars is currently $18.95 for the uncirculated version and $19.95 for the proof version. The US Mint continues to impose a household order limit of 100 coins per version. After Monday, April 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM ET, the prices will be raised by $4 per coin to $22.95 for the uncirculated version and $23.95 for the proof version.