Within the first few days of availability, the Star Spangled Banner Bicentennial Silver Dollar Set has sold 9,430 units out of the 50,000 maximum product limit.
The product went on sale Friday, June 1, 2012, and the opening figures include sales through June 4, 2012. The special set includes the 2012 Proof Star Spangled Banner Silver Dollar, a reproduction of one of Francis Scott Key’s original manuscripts for his poem, the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner, and information about the national anthem within an illustrated folder.
By comparison, the Defenders of Freedom Set, issued for the Infantry Soldier Commemorative Program, had sold 16,222 units within the opening period. As of the latest report, sales are now 43,295 out of the 50,000 mintage. This product went on sale February 20, 2012 at the same time as the individual coins and two coin set for the program. However, the special set did not begin shipping until several months later.
The Star Spangled Banner Bicentennial Set represents a relative bargain compared to the individual version of the proof coin, which is priced $1 higher. This may help maintain a steady pace of sales in the coming weeks.
Across all options, the SSB Silver Dollar has a maximum mintage of 500,000 coins. According to the latest data, sales have reached 90,174 for the individual proof, 34,235 for the individual uncirculated, 9,124 for the proof coins included in the two coin set, and 9,430 for the proof coins in the bicentennial set. This makes for a total of 142,963, or 28.6% of the maximum mintage.