The United States Mint has released the opening day sales figures for the 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin. Across both proof and uncirculated versions, sales have reached 10,894 pieces.
The specific breakdown of sales was 7,102 proof coins and 3,792 uncirculated coins.
The half ounce gold coins carry a maximum mintage of 30,000 pieces across both versions. This is triple the 10,000 maximum mintage established for other 2015-dated releases of the First Spouse Gold Coin series.
The first release of the series for this year featuring Bess Truman had first reported sales of 1,913 pieces across proof and uncirculated versions. This was figure comes from the regular weekly sales report, so it covers more than just the opening day. Current sales for the coin have reached 3,165 as of the most recent sales report.
The second release for this year featuring Mamie Eisenhower had first reported sales of 1,622 pieces across proof and uncirculated versions. Current sales for the coin have reached 3,234 pieces.
The opening day figures for the Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin are far above the sales levels for recent releases of the series. However, the figures still pale in comparison to the initial releases of the series from 2007. The first two coins featuring Martha Washington and Abigail Adams each sold out of the entire maximum mintages of 40,000 coins each on the opening day of sales. This was followed by another first day sell out for the third coin featuring Thomas Jefferson’s Liberty, before the popularity of the series fizzled.