Lincoln, Braille & UHR Sales Figures – April 9

by Mike Unser on April 9, 2009 · 1 comment

US Mint Sales Figures ImageThe latest US Mint sales figures has data shifting not only up, but down. Lincoln $1s and Birthplace penny roll totals were clipped lower. Braille Silver Dollars improved nicely, and the pace of Ultra High Relief (UHR) Gold coin slowed even more.

A magical correction has appeared for the Lincoln Silver Dollars. Whether it was customer returns, cancellations or Mint accounting tweaks, the proof and uncirculated sales figures are now aligned with the stars. Combined sales dropped by 15,614.

A perfect 325,000 sold is listed for the proof and an all-natural 125,000 for the uncirculated option. And with those numbers, 50,000 are left for the special 5-coin proof set the Mint will release later this year. Last week the numbers were twisted in what appeared to be an apparent oversell of coins, leaving less than 35,000 coins free for the special set.

Also, sales of the two-roll sets containing the Lincoln birthplace pennies were adjusted lower. For the prior two weeks of reporting, the sales total for the set had been 97,149. They are now an even 96,000.

Louis Braille Silver Dollars are doing well, but not as many are flying off Mint store shelves compared to the first week. 28,167 additional commemoratives were sold, bringing the new total up to 70,274. Braille $1s were first offered two weeks ago (Thursday, March 26.)

And finally, UHR $20 gold coins are presently weeping along. The Mint continues to have delayed shipping notices for new orders despite the latest figures showing only 491 more have sold since the last report. The tally is up to 57,018. And yes, the one per household order limit is still in place.

Here are the latest US Mint sales figures for each coin:

US Mint Sales Figure Tables

(Sales figures compare April, Week 1 to April, Week 2)

2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
1 ounce 56,527 57,018 491 0.9%

US Mint coin information page: 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin
Current eBay auctions: 2009 UHR $20 Gold Coins

Louis Braille Silver Dollars

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
Proof 28,880 42,107 13,227 45.8%
Uncirculated 11,964 28,167 16,203 135.4%

US Mint coin information page: Commemorative Coins

Lincoln Silver Dollars*

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
Proof 329,821 325,000 (4,821) -1.5%
Uncirculated 135,793 125,000 (10,793) -7.9%

US Mint coin information page: Commemorative Coins
Current eBay auctions: Uncirculated     Proof

Lincoln Cent (Two-roll set)**

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
Birthplace  97,149  96,000  1,149) -1.2%

US Mint coin information page: Lincoln Cent Two-Roll Sets
Current eBay auctions: 2009 Lincoln Birthplace Cents

*Includes 8,611 of uncirculated dollars sold within the Braille Easy-Open Capsule option.
**Sold out, although there is still a waiting list option for the proof Lincoln Silver Dollar.

The CoinNews collector tool page Mint Price Guide has been updated with the latest prices, coin premiums over bullion spots, and Mint sales figures.

The last reported sales figures are located at Lincoln, Braille & UHR Sales Figures – April 2. NumisMaster has an image of all US Mint coin sales here.

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Jim April 9, 2009 at 2:42 pm

re: Lincoln silver $1 mintage.
Usually the American Legacy Collection issued at the end of the year contains one each of the commemorative silver $1 – that’s another 50,000. I wonder where they’re going to get them from?

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