2011 US Mint Commemorative Coins (US Mint images)

2011 US Mint Commemorative Coin Final Sales

2011 US Mint Commemorative Coins (US Mint images)

The United States Mint stopped selling the 2011 Commemorative Coins at 5PM on Friday, December 16, 2011 in order to allow it time to insure all orders for the strikes were completed before the end of the year. As required by law, the coins could no longer be sold after 2011.

Now that the coins are no longer being sold, we have an idea of what the mintages will be on the ten different varieties of commemorative coins struck during the year by the US Mint. These numbers are not final and may be adjusted based on returns, and accounting corrections, but they are taken from the US Mint's sales figures released early last week (with sales shown through December 19, 2011).

2011 U.S. Army Commemorative Coins

The US Mint began selling the U.S. Army Commemorative Coins on January 31, 2011. These included a total of six coins with both proof and uncirculated varieties struck of $5 gold coins, silver dollars and half dollar clad coins.

These strikes were minted under the authority granted by Congress under the United States Army Commemorative Coin Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-450). Surcharges were collected on the sale of each strike in the amount of $35 per gold coin, $10 per silver dollar and $5 per half dollar coin to be forwarded to the Army Historical Foundation to support the construction of the National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

According to the Mint's December 19, 2011 sales figures, the following number of U.S. Army Commemorative Coins were sold during the year:

 

COIN
TOTAL SOLD
$5 Proof Army Gold Coin
17,173
$5 Uncirculated Army Gold Coin
8,062
Proof Army Silver Dollar
119,829
Uncirculated Army Silver Dollar
43,517
Proof Army Half Dollar
68,349
Uncirculated Army Half Dollar
39,461

 

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins

Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins debuted from the US Mint on February 25, 2011. There were a total of four coins struck as part of the series including proof and uncirculated $5 gold coins and silver dollars.

Congress authorized the series under the Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-91). Surcharges of $35 per gold coin and $10 per silver dollar were to be collected on the sale of each strike by the Mint with proceeds forwarded to the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.

The Mint's December 19, 2011 year-to-date sales figures shows the following number of Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins sold:

COIN
TOTAL SOLD
$5 Proof Medal of Honor Gold Coin
18,012
$5 Uncirculated Medal of Honor Gold Coin
8,251
Proof Medal of Honor Silver Dollar
112,850
Uncirculated Medal of Honor Silver Dollar
44,769

 

As is shown by the numbers above, the 2011 commemorative coins sold nowhere near their mintage caps which were set at 100,000 gold coins, 500,000 silver dollars and 750,000 half dollars per series. Final mintages will be announced at a later date by the US Mint.

 


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