Less than a half day remains until some of the coin collecting products from the United States Mint permanently go off sale, making way for 2014 coins and products.
At Noon ET today, December 31, 2013, all 2013 commemorative coins and products with them will no longer be sold since the law authorizing the coins permits sales by the Mint for this calendar year only. 2013 commemorative coins feature designs of 5-Star Generals and Girl Scouts of the USA.
Three of the commemorative coins have sold out since the bureau first announced its last chance sale on the 6th of December. One of them, the 2013 Uncirculated 5-Star Generals Half Dollar from the Denver Mint, appears like it will register as a mintage low for all modern U.S. half-dollar commemorative coins. Its last reported US Mint sales total (as of December 22) was at 35,813.
Other coin collecting products that will no longer be available include the 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set, the 2012 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin and the seven 2012 First Spouse Gold Coins with designs honoring Alice Paul, Frances Cleveland — first and second term, and Caroline Harrison.
Collectors can place orders for the last chance products online at www.usmint.gov/catalog. Look for the "Last Chance" menu that is located on the left side of the website.
Kicking off the New Year on January 2, 2014 is the 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Proof Silver Dollars. The proof version will be $44.95 and the uncirculated version will be $44.95. These are introductory prices. The US Mint already has product pages for these collectibles on its website. More information about them on Coin Collecting News will be available soon.