US Mint Sales: 2009 Proof Sets Hit 519K, Lincoln Rail Splitter Cents Over 25.9M

by Mike Unser on June 18, 2009 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageUS Mint sales generally declined last week, but several products ranked surprisingly strong.

In summary: 2009 Proof Sets sales retreated from their launch week highs but action was robust in week two, Braille Silver Dollars recovered from their prior negative showing, Guam quarter demand more than halved, and Lincoln Rail Splitter pennies are set to pass 26 million.

In finishing a second week of availability, 81,947 more of the 18-coin 2009 US Mint Proof Sets were purchased by collectors. The new total is 519,125, which represents a 18.7 percent increase in week-over-week sales.

Uncirculated Braille Silver Dollars climbed into positive territory following their recent reversal. The Mint reports a pick up of 499. In contrast, 1,399 of the proof options were sold. Together, the series has reached 151,599.

Guam quarter sales are half of what they were but figures are still impressive. Nearly 4,000 more of the 100-coin Denver and Philadelphia bags were sold. Over 4,300 of the two-roll sets were added.

Lincoln Rail Splitter cents are steaming right along. 9,061 more were added, bringing the total number of pennies purchased by collectors to over 25.96 million.

First Spouse Gold Coins experienced an extremely sluggish week. For more, check out US Mint First Spouse Coin Sales. While Braille’s perked up, silver sets did not. Silver Sets Decline, Braille Dollars Rise walks through the numbers.

Bullion coins are on fire despite the fact that the Mint had been rationing distributions. That changed on Monday. For the latest, read Mint Bullion Allocation Ends, Silver and Gold Eagles Soar.

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 65,623 66,273 650 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 108,558 109,957 1,399 1.3%
Uncirculated 41,212 41,642 430 1.0%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 17,756 17,825 69 0.4%

US Mint coin information page: Commemorative Coins

2009 US Mint Proof Set

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  437,178 519,125 81,947 18.7%

US Mint coin information page: United States Mint 2009 Proof Set®

Guam Quarters

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,307 9,304 1,997 27.3% 17,928
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,653 8,624 1,971 29.6%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,353 1,431 78 5.8% 2,678
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,269 1,247 -22 -1.7%
Two-Roll Set 25,369 29,703 4,334 17.1%
29,703

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 250,557 259,618 9,061 3.6%

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

*Sold out/no longer available.

The last reported sales figures are located at US Mint Sales – June 10. NumisMaster has an image of all US Mint coin sales here.

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