US Mint Sales Figures: Bullion Eagle Mania, Proof Sets and Lincoln Cents Slow

by Mike Unser on July 15, 2009 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageRecent sales of 2009 Proof Sets hiccup, Braille Silver Dollars crawl, Lincoln Rail Splitters lose luster and, well… the list goes on for nearly every US Mint coin or set.

Collectors appear to be sleeping through the summer when it comes to buying modern coins. There is one, no make that two notable exceptions: American Eagle Gold and Silver bullion coins. They are screaming along this month.

The Mint has sold a whopping 15,449,500 silver and 721,000 gold American Eagles this year. The following tables sum up the current eagle mania, and recent slower sales of the coins discussed above:

American Eagle Bullion Sales: July

July 6
July 8
July 13
July 15
Silver Eagle Coins
275,000
650,000
1,075,000
1,625,000
Gold Eagle Coins
12,000
18,000
29,500
50,500

 

US Mint Collector Coin Sales

(Sales figures compare previous to current Mint sales reports)

UHR Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
1 ounce 68,886 69,517 631 0.9%

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

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
Proof 113,400 113,922 522 0.5%
Uncirculated 42,703 42,832 129 0.3%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 18,262 18,301 39 0.2%

US Mint coin information page: Commemorative Coins

2009 US Mint Proof Set

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  785,821 805,368 19,547 2.5%

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) 12,375 12,560 185 1.5% 24,402
100-Coin Bag (D) 11,636 11,842 206 1.8%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,460 1,457 -3 -0.2% 2,838
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,391 1,381 -10 -0.7%
Two-Roll Set 35,280 35,953 673 1.9%
35,953

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

2009 Lincoln Cents (Two-roll sets)

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
Birthplace* 96,000 96,000 0 0.0%
Formative Years 281,335 284,907 3,572 1.3%

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

*Sold out/no longer available.

Sales summations from sister sites of CoinNews follow:

  • First Spouse Gold Coin Sales Figures – FirstSpouseCoins.us
    There are no exceptionally flashy numbers to report in the latest round of US Mint First Spouse Gold Coin sales figures. With the exception of the two newest issues, no First Lady commemorative managed to surpass 46 in news sales last week.
  • Silver Coin Sales Lower, Silver Eagles Flying – SilverCoinsToday.com
    US coin sales are usually mixed with both ups and downs when comparing week-over-week performances. Not so for last week. Sales declined for all US Mint collector silver coin and set offerings. However, in what could be a hint for next week’s collector coin numbers, bullion silver coins (non collector versions) have been blistering hot.

The non bullion coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of July 12. The last reported sales figures are located at US Mint Coin Sales Eased During Summer Break. NumisMaster has an image of recent sales here.

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