US Mint Sales: Braille Dollars Strong, UHR’s Near 61K, Puerto Rico Quarters Surge

by Mike Unser on May 7, 2009 · 2 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageBraille Silver Dollars are selling robustly, UHR $20 gold pieces near a new level, and Puerto Rico 100-coin quarter bags pass 30,000, according to the latest US Mint sales report.

While sales of Braille Silver Dollars slipped compared to previous week’s figures that were simply out of this world crazy, collectors are still buying the coins at a remarkable pace. 20,306 more have been sold, bringing the grand total up to 145,308. At the current rate, nearly 3,000 are snatched up every single day.

Ultra High Relief (UHR) $20 gold coins broke the 60,000 threshold more than a week ago. The latest figures have sales just 27 shy of 61,000. The coins are no longer selling at a blazing pace, and haven’t been for several weeks. But then again, 61,000 isn’t bad for coin priced at $1,239 during a recession. In fact, it’s quite good.

Given the recent US Mint announcement to curb 2009 coin production, the surge in demand for Puerto Rico quarters, and the overall plummeting supply of 2009 quarters, this report now includes the latest US Mint sales figures for the Puerto Rican commemoratives.

Sales of the 100-coin bags (P&D) jumped up by total 4,486, for a whopping 17.1 percent increase. 30,715 have sold. Two-roll sets of the quarters moved up by 3,408, or 11.0 percent, for a total of 34,437.

For the latest gold bullion coin sales, read Eagle Gold Bullion Coin Sales Strongest Since 1999. For other US Mint collector coins and sets, visit First Spouse Coin Sales Figures and Silver Coin Sales Figures.

Here are the individual breakouts for each coin discussed above:

US Mint Sales Figure Tables

(Sales figures compare previous to current Mint sales reports)

2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
1 ounce 60,366 60,973 607 1.0%

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

Louis Braille Silver Dollar Sales

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
Proof 78,430 91,123 12,693 16.2%
Uncirculated 32,159 37,252 5,093 15.8%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 14,413 16,933 2,520 17.5%

US Mint coin information page: Commemorative Coins

Puerto Rico Quarters

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 13,648 16,115 2,467 18.1% 30,715
100-Coin Bag (D) 12,581 14,600 2,019 16.0%
1000-Coin Bag (P)* 1,047 1,047 0 0.0% 2,000
1000-Coin Bag (D)* 953 953 0 0.0%
Two-Roll Set 31,029 34,437 3,408 11.0%
34,437

US Mint coin information page: D.C. & US Territories Collectibles

Lincoln Silver Dollar Sales*

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
Proof 325,000 325,000 0 0.0%
Uncirculated 125,000 125,000 0 0.0%

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 96,000 96,000 0 0.0%

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

*Sold out.

The last reported sales figures are located at UHR & Louis Braille Soaring Sales Figures – April 30. The CoinNews collector tool page Mint Price Guide has been updated with the latest prices, coin premiums over bullion spots, and Mint sales figures.

NumisMaster has an image of all US Mint coin sales here.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Luis February 12, 2014 at 4:45 am

When are more Puerto Rico .25 cents coins going to be made or sold?
Any plans on creating .50 cents or $1.00 Puerto Rico coins in the near future?

Mike Unser February 12, 2014 at 8:53 am

The last of Puerto Rico coins, the El Yunque National Forest Quarters, were minted in 2012.

http://usquarters.org/el-yunque-america-the-beautiful-quarter/

Right now, there are no other plans for another coin to commemorate Puerto Rico.

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