Newly released data from the United States Mint offers starting sales for the Making American History Coin & Currency Set, a joint U.S. Mint and Bureau of Engraving and Printing product.
Introduced by the U.S. Mint last Thursday, a total of 24,130 sets were claimed by Monday. The five-day total represents 48.3% of the initial production and 24.1% of the top production limit. The U.S. Mint indicated its initial production at 50,000 sets, with expectations that demand will determine how many more, if needed, would be produced up to the maximum 100,000.
The established production limit is based on the availability of the Series 2009 Lincoln $5 bill that begins with a serial number of "150." The unique $5 is one of the featured items in the Making American History Coin & Currency Set. The starting "150" serial number is remindful of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s 150th anniversary.
The other feature item within the coin and currency set is a proof American Silver Eagle coin minted in San Francisco. The coin is meant as a reminder of the U.S. Mint’s 220th year of producing American coinage. The American Eagle was also placed inside of the 2012-S Proof American Silver Eagle Two-Coin Set that was sold earlier this year. That set had sales last reported at 251,302, which means 275,432 of the San Francisco minted proof Eagles have been sold in total.
Priced at $72.95, the Making American History Coin & Currency Set is available at http://www.usmint.gov or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). There is an added $4.95 charge to all domestic orders whether they are placed on the Internet or by phone.
For more information about the set, also read this Coin Collecting News article regarding its release.