Recently a few products have sold out at the United States Mint. This includes the 2014 Proof Gold Buffalo Coin, the individual 2014-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle, and the individual one-half and one-quarter ounce 2014 Proof Gold Eagles.
With the change over to the US Mint’s new website, there has been less emphasis placed on sold out products making them less readily apparent. Shortly after the new website was launched, I had inquired about the removal of the sold out section which had previously been used for the old website. I had received a response that during the discovery process before the new online catalog was launched, it was decided to move away from a specific sold out section. Rather, sold out products would be indicated with a flag and then removed from the online catalog after a certain amount of time.
Currently, the Mint’s website is showing the sold out coins flagged as “Out of Stock” but with a new bullet point at the top of the product page which states in red “This product is sold out and no longer available for sale.”
The 2014 Proof Gold Buffalo had originally gone on sale May 8, 2014 with the sell out indicated some time last week. At the start of sales, the coins were priced at $1,640 each with the last indicated price at $1,540 each. There was no stated product limit or household ordering limits imposed.
Last week’s sales report shows total orders received for 20,447 units. This would represent the highest sales total for the Proof Gold Buffalo in the past three years. The 2012-dated coin had a final audited mintage of 19,715. The 2013-dated regular proof coin had last reported sales of 18,584, which would actually represent the lowest mintage for the regular one ounce proof version for the entire series.
Also now indicated as sold out is the individual 2014-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle. This represents a collectible uncirculated version of the popular bullion coin, which is struck on a specially burnished blank and carries the “W” mint mark. The coin originally went on sale April 10, 2014 with no stated product limit or household ordering limit imposed. The product was priced at $43.95 for the duration of availability. Last reported sales for the product are 215,885 units.
Although this individual version has sold out, the 2014-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle still remains available for sale as part of the 2014 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set priced at $44.95. Recent sales for this product are 19,834 units.
Last year’s 2013-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle had reached last reported sales of 178,941 units for the individual version with additional last reported sales of 43,150 within the 2013 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set.
The final recent sell outs occurred for the individual one-quarter ounce and one-half ounce 2014 Proof Gold Eagles. These coins are also included in the 2014 Proof Gold Eagle 4 Coin Set, which is currently indicated as “Out of Stock” and cannot be ordered although it is not yet indicated as “sold out”.
The 2014 Proof Gold Eagle products originally went on sale April 3, 2014. The individual one-quarter ounce and individual one-half ounce coins each had a product limit of 10,000 from a mintage limit of 25,000. The latest sales report shows last reported sales of 5,964 units for the individual half ounce and 6,135 for the individual quarter ounce. The four coin set shows sales of 8,900 units. Together these sales figures project a mintage above the levels of the prior two years for the respective denominations.