US Mint Sales: UHR’s Double, Guam Quarters Surge, Rail Splitter Cents Near 24 Million

by Mike Unser on June 4, 2009 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageNew UHR $20 gold coin sales double up, Guam quarters soar, Braille Silver Dollars sink, and Lincoln Rail Splitter totals approach 24 million. To the US Mint numbers…

Bags and rolls of Guam quarters went on sale May 26 and in less than a week their numbers outshined the first weekly performance of the Puerto Rico quarters. And that happened prior to collectors learning of the extremely low Guam quarter mintage. Instead of rehashing the same details here again, read the CoinNews article entitled Guam Quarter Mintage & Sales Figures.

Sales of new Lincoln penny rolls continue to slow, yet an additional 14,539 of the two-roll sets were purchased just last week. An amazing 23.7M Rail Splitter Cents were sold from May 14 to May 31.

Braille Silver Dollar demand wilted following an impressive rise in the prior week. The latest US Mint numbers show 2,823 more were acquired for a new total of 168,564 across the proof and uncirculated options.

In a real surprise, sales of Ultra High Relief (UHR) $20 gold coins jumped and nearly doubled their "normal" weekly gains. Last week’s rallying gold prices apparently made the coins more attractive for those waiting for such a game changer.

Higher gold prices appear to have helped First Spouse Gold Coins as well. All but one of the eight gold pieces had higher numbers. And two picked up very nicely compared to recent weeks. For more, read Adams First Spouse Gold Coins Lead Sales.

And for the latest sales figures on additional US Mint collector coins and sets not reported here, read about the latest US Silver Coin Sales. Most interesting in this report are the elevated 2009 DC & US Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set numbers.

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 63,346 64,851 1,505 2.4%

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 105,336 107,525 2,189 2.1%
Uncirculated 41,363 41,795 432 1.0%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 19,042 19,244 202 1.1%

US Mint coin information page: Commemorative Coins

Guam Quarters

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,588 8,512
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,924
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,354 2,627
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,273
Two-Roll Set 15,701
41,669

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

Puerto Rico Quarters*

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 20,000 20,000 0 0.0% 37,295
100-Coin Bag (D) 17,295 17,295 0 0.0%
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 41,669 41,669 0 0.0%
41,669

US Mint coin information page: D.C. & US Territories Collectibles
Current eBay auctions: US Mint Puerto Rico quarter rolls
Current eBay auctions: US Mint Puerto Rico quarter bags

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 222,826 237,365 14,539 6.5%

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

*Sold out/no longer sold.

The last reported sales figures are located at US Mint Sales – May 28. 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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