Nearly eight months after a sell out was declared, the United States Mint has resumed accepting orders for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Dollars. The additional units available are the result of order cancellations due to payment issues.
Sales for the National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins began on March 27, 2014. The program included $5 gold coins with a maximum mintage of 50,000 pieces, silver dollars with a maximum mintage of 400,000 pieces, and clad half dollars with a maximum mintage of 750,000 pieces. The coins featured a unique curved shape with the common design of a baseball on the convex obverse and a glove on the concave reverse.
The innovative shape and the subject matter were well received by collectors and sales were brisk. After a rapid sell out for the gold coin, the United States Mint indicated that they had received orders for the 400,000 maximum mintage of silver dollars by April 9, 2014. Orders continued to be accepted for placement on a waiting list until April 21, 2014 when a sell out was declared.
Following the sell out, the Mint had to cancel some orders which could not be fulfilled due to payment issues. According to the Mint, they had provided these customers with every opportunity to provide updated credit card information for possible fulfillment. The resulting cancellations have made additional Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Dollars available for sale.
Both the proof and uncirculated versions of the coin went back on sale effective December 16, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET. The proof version is priced at $56.95, while the uncirculated version is priced at $52.95. An ordering limit of 100 units per household applies to each version.
The coins will remain available for sale until the mintage limit of 400,000 is reached or until December 31, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, whichever comes first.