Lincoln Cent Rolls Hot, Braille Dollars Climb, Puerto Rico Quarter Sales Mixed

by Mike Unser on May 21, 2009 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageLincoln Formative Year cents are on fire, UHR $20 gold coins are selling at a level pace, demand for Braille Bicentennial Dollars has picked up slightly, and Puerto Rico quarter sales are mixed.

The second redesigned 2009 Lincoln cent went on sale Thursday, May 14. By Sunday, a mind-blasting 200,055 of the two-roll sets were sold. (See 20 Million Lincoln Rail Splitter Pennies Sold.)

Although the public is happier with improved access to the new pennies, collectors are generally disappointed as US Mint sales continue with no apparent end in sight, making the cents far from "scarce." In the Log Cabin penny launch, the Mint concluded sales after 96,000 of the two-roll sets were sold. Then, more than one collector was taken aback by the unexpected stoppage. With this series, the Mint is in an apparent no-win situation.

Ultra High Relief (UHR) $20 gold coins continue to kind of hum along with typical 700+ weekly gains. Collectors have purchased 62,528 of the coins.

Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar demand picked up ever so gently. Braille Easy-Open Capsules sold the best in terms of percent increases. Of the 400,000 Braille coins authorized, 155,696 have been purchased since March 26.

Sales of bags and rolls of Puerto Rico quarters were mixed. In the last report, 100-coin bags of the Philadelphia minted quarters surged with a 14.9 percent increase. The numbers are more normalized this go-around, with a trimming back to 7.0 percent. Sales of Denver bags and quarter rolls, however, improved. In somewhat related news, Guam quarter bags and rolls go on sale Tuesday, May 26.

Demand for First Spouse Coins picked up for six out of the eight options sold. For a report on those, read First Spouse Gold Coin Sales – May 20. For stats on additional US Mint collector coins and sets not reported here, visit US Silver Coin Sales.

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 61,757 62,528 771 1.2%

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 94,195 97,567 3,372 3.6%
Uncirculated 38,196 39,721 1,525 4.0%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 17,534 18,408 874 5.0%

US Mint coin information page: Commemorative Coins

Puerto Rico Quarters

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 18,524 19,827 1,303 7.0% 36,196
100-Coin Bag (D) 15,231 16,534 1,303 8.6%
1000-Coin Bag (P)* 1,047 1,047 0.0% 2,000
1000-Coin Bag (D)* 953 953 0.0%
Two-Roll Set 36,456 39,652 3,196 8.8%
39,652

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 sets)

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
Birthplace* 96,000 96,000 0 0.0%
Formative Years 200,055

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 US Mint Sales – May 14. 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.

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