The US Mint’s website is now showing the proof version of the 2010 Jane Pierce First Spouse Gold Coin as sold out. These coins originally went on sale June 3, 2010.
The maximum authorized mintage across both proof and uncirculated versions was set at 15,000. As of the most recent sales report, the US Mint had sold 4,828 proof coins and 3,238 uncirculated coins for a combined total of 8,066.
The final sales for the Jane Pierce proof coin will be amongst the lowest for a proof issue of the series so far. The proof version of the Margaret Taylor coin had last reported sales of 4,787, and the proof Julia Tyler had last reported sales of 4,830.
In the past, First Spouse Gold Coins have generally remained on sale until the entire maximum mintage had been sold or for approximately one year. For the latter criteria, the sales ending date has typically coincided with the release date for a new issue of the series.
After the similar, unexpected sell out for the proof version of the James Buchanan’s Liberty Gold Coin, it now seems that the US Mint has under estimated the demand for some of the 2010 issues. Since the US Mint cannot strike more of the 2010-dated coins, sales are only able to continue as long as supplies remain available.
About a week before the current sell out, a reader had noticed that the proof Jane Pierce coins were shown as back ordered on the US Mint website. At various times, this status has suggested various things, but in this case it preceded a sell out. Currently, the uncirculated version of the Abigail Fillmore First Spouse Gold Coins are showing backorder status.