Based on figures from the latest weekly sales report, the United States Mint has sold 2,866,600 of the Chester Arthur Presidential Dollars within the first four days of availability.
The Mint began sales of the Chester Arthur Dollars on April 5, 2012, with products including 25-coin rolls, 250-coin boxes, and 500-coin boxes from either the Philadelphia or Denver Mint. This release marked a significant shift for the program since it is the first design that will not be issued to the channels of circulation, but only distributed by the US Mint in numismatic products. Additionally, the coins were available in new bulk options and at lower pricing.
Here is a breakdown of sales for the Chester Arthur products through April 9, 2012. The last column calculates the actual number of coins that have been sold.
|2012 CHESTER ARTHUR $1 COIN ROLLS|
The total number of coins sold across all options is 2,866,600, which accounts for almost exactly 50% of the US Mint’s preliminary production of 5,740,000 coins. The Mint has reserved the right to revisit additional production within the calendar year based on demand.
The initial sales of the Chester Arthur Dollars as measured by the number of coins sold is more than triple the debut figures for the previous release. The James Garfield Dollars had initial sales of 18,794 Philadelphia and 18,386 Denver rolls, which makes for a total of 929,500 coins.