The March of Dimes Silver Coin Set is Sold Out
If you’re trying to place a last-minute order for the popular new March of Dimes silver coin set from the United States Mint, it looks like you are unfortunately out of luck at this point. The United States Mint has officially declared that the March of Dimes silver set has sold out. The set was produced in a limited run of only 75,000 units, and the Mint was very low on supplies earlier this week before the U.S. Mint website stated the sets were "currently unavailable." The March of Dimes silver coin set was first offered to the public on May 4.
Many coin collectors who hadn't had the opportunity to buy the March of Dimes silver coin set hoped the “currently unavailable” status the past few days meant that more of the sets may become available later. However, this has proven not to be true. As it stands, aftermarket sales of the March of Dimes set are already hot on eBay, where the 3-coin set is being sold for $90 or more -- much more than its $61.95 original sales price at the U.S. Mint.
It’s interesting to note that more than half of the March of Dimes commemorative silver dollars that have been sold are included in the March of Dimes set. Specifically, of the 141,364 March of Dimes silver dollars sold (at last count), with 120,384 proofs, 62 percent were included in the March of Dimes silver set. So, clearly, the Reverse Proof 2015-P Roosevelt dime and 2015-W silver proof dime drove the sales of this silver coin set.
The March of Dimes silver dollar, which has a product limit of 500,000, is still available as a single coin; the West Point Mint proof sells for $51.95 and Philadelphia Mint uncirculated specimen costs $48.95 through the U.S. Mint website.