Uncirculated Abigail Fillmore First Spouse Gold Coin Sells Out

by admin on March 24, 2011

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Uncirculated Abigail Fillmore First Spouse Gold Coin

Uncirculated Abigail Fillmore First Spouse Gold Coin

The United States Mint is no longer selling the uncirculated Abigail Fillmore First Spouse Gold Coin. It sold out this week.

The uncirculated coin was removed from the US Mint’s online store when the combined total of both the uncirculated and proof reached 63.5% of their published maximum mintage, or 9,537 of 15,000. At this time, the proof version is still available.

As of Sunday, March 20, the Mint had sold 3,663 of Fillmore’s uncirculated and 5,874 of her proof coins. Although the "sell out" of the uncirculated First Spouse Gold Coin option seemed to occur earlier than expected, both versions of Fillmore’s coins had been selling better than the three prior offerings, and were available for approximately the same amount of time.

Suspending coin sales before a product reaches the published mintage is nothing new for the US Mint. In fact, it has already occurred twice this year in this series. The first one was the proof version of Buchanan’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Coin, which sold out on February 8, 2011. The second one was the proof Jane Pierce First Spouse Gold Coin, which was removed just a few weeks ago.

In the past, the US Mint had given collectors the opportunity to buy both versions of the coins for about a year, and their sales normally ended when a new First Spouse Gold Coin was launched. Only the first three coins in this series reached their maximum mintages in under a year. They were the Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Thomas Jefferson’s Liberty First Spouse Coins.

The Abigail Fillmore First Spouse Gold Coins officially launched on March 18, 2010. They were the first coins that year, and her inaugural sales were higher than the previous four spouses’ releases. The initial release price was $729 for the proof and $716 for the uncirculated. Since then, prices increased due to the Mint’s pricing policy. Proofs now cost $879 and the uncirculated cost $866.

The obverse or heads side of the Abigail Fillmore First Spouse Gold Coins features a head and shoulders portrait of her. The reverse or tails side design, shows Abigail as she is shelving books in the White House’s library that she established.

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