US Mint Sales Figures: 2009 Proof Sets Surge, Pennies Rise

by Mike Unser on July 2, 2009 · 1 comment

US Mint Sales Figures ImageStanding out in the latest batch of US Mint sales figures is an eyebrow raising increase for the 18-coin clad 2009 Proof Set.

After a double-take, the numbers were verified as true. Another 106,987 were purchased during the prior seven days ending on Sunday.

The new total stands at an impressive 684,412 sold in the first 28 days. The increase was the best ever, with the exception of launch week. Why the jump? Look to Mint marketing. Postcards advertising the sets hit collector mailboxes en masse last week, reminding the public to buy. They did.

Demand for the 2009 Lincoln Formative Years cents had softened of late. While nothing to scream home about, sales of the two-roll sets actually climbed a smidgen last week. 8,704 more were purchased, raising the new tally to 276,234. There was a gain of 7,912 during the prior week.

In other sales figures:

  • Braille Silver Dollars are not making massive inroads toward a sellout. 1,978 more were sold, bringing the total to 173,325 of the allotted 400,000.
  • Guam quarter demand was cut by more than half in comparing week-over-week sales. 1000-coin bags from Philadelphia actually declined by 26.
  • UHR’s $20 Double Eagles seemed to have found a new home with weekly increases in the 900 range.
  • First Spouse Gold Coin sales were mixed, but trended a touch higher.
  • Silver coin demand was fluid. Of the six US Mint silver products sold, four increased modestly and two eased lower.
  • Bullion gold and silver eagle sales are on fire. For the first six months of this year, 13,824,500 silver eagles and 670,500 gold eagles have been purchased.

Here are the individual breakouts for many of the coins 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 67,173 68,114 941 1.4%

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 111,311 112,735 1,424 1.3%
Uncirculated 42,020 42,472 452 1.1%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 18,016 18,118 102 0.6%

US Mint coin information page: Commemorative Coins

2009 US Mint Proof Set

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  577,425 684,412 106,987 18.5%

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) 11,345 12,136 791 7.0% 23,548
100-Coin Bag (D) 10,672 11,412 740 6.9%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,496 1,470 -26 -1.7% 2,866
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,307 1,396 89 6.8%
Two-Roll Set 32,187 34,005 1,818 5.6%
34,005

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 267,530 276,234 8,704 3.3%

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 25.

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

Peter Quinones July 3, 2009 at 6:38 am

How come I can find the Puerto Rican quarters at my bank?

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