The introductory pricing period for the 2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Coins will conclude next week on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET.
The program includes proof and uncirculated silver dollars, which originally went on sale March 13, 2015. The obverse design features profile portraits of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dr. Jonas Salk to represent the past of the foundation. The reverse features an image of a baby cuddled in the hand of a parent to represent the foundation’s current dedication to the health of babies everywhere.
Opening sales for the program had reached 24,057 units across proof and uncirculated versions, only accounting for 4.8% of the maximum authorized mintage of 500,000. The opening sales were slower compared to this year’s US Marshals Commemorative Silver Dollars, but stronger compared to last year’s Civil Rights Act Commemorative Silver Dollars.
According to the most recent sales report posted on Coin Update, sales for the March of Dimes Silver Dollars have now reached 37,721 proof and 16,562 uncirculated coins. This makes for a total of 54,283 across both versions, accounting for 10.9% of the maximum mintage.
The current introductory pricing for the coins is $46.95 for the proof version and $43.95 for the uncirculated version. After April 13, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET, pricing will be raised to $51.95 for the proof and $48.95 for the uncirculated.
The proof version of the coin will see a boost in demand on May 4, 2015 when a special set goes on sale. The set will contain the proof silver dollar along with two specially minted 90% silver Roosevelt Dimes. One dime will be struck with at the West Point Mint with a proof finish and the other will be struck at the Philadelphia Mint with a reverse proof finish. The special set will be priced at $61.95, with a product limit of 75,000 units and ordering limit of 5 sets per household.