CoinWeek Staff Reports….
On June 26, the United States Mint released first-day sales numbers for the 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coin. The Proof and Uncirculated gold coins debuted on June 25.
The late Mrs. Kennedy is one of the most notable first ladies of modern times. Her popularity, glamour and mystique have endured–if not grown–in the decades since Camelot and the presidency of her spouse, President John F. Kennedy. Therefore, it comes as little surprise that first-day figures for the Jacqueline Kennedy entry in the First Spouse Gold Coin Series have already reached sales levels that, in some cases, are twice that of entire years’ worth of the notoriously low-mintage, low-demand series.
*All product options minted at West Point and bear the “W” mint mark; † The maximum mintage of 30,000 coins is for all product options total.
Each product option’s status is currently listed as “Back Order” at the U.S. Mint’s website. This means that while the item is no longer in stock, orders are still being taken.
New stock is expected on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.
The next coins in the series–the Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson First Spouse One-Half Ounce Proof and Uncirculated Gold Coins–are set for release August 27.
Be sure to check out this week’s State of the Mint Coin Sales Report on Wednesday for updates to these sales figures and many more!