US Mint Coin Sales: Proof Sets Dominate, Silver Eagles Reach Record

by Mike Unser on July 30, 2009 · 2 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageProof sets could hardly perform better for the US Mint and bullion silver eagles continue to flash forward at a striking pace. The numbers do the talking…

 

  • In a single week, 37,232 more Mint Proof Sets sets were sold, bringing the total to 888,329 since June 1.

  • As of July 17, collectors purchased an arresting 350,572 Silver Proof Sets with 79,200 added in a week.

  • And to top it off, American Eagle Silver bullion coins sprung past 16 million for the year and 2,585,000 for a yet to be completed July — already registering the second best month and continuing at a record-setting yearly pace.

 

Other US Mint coin sales were less brag worthy. Ultra High Relief $20 Gold coin demand was nearly unchanged. 865 more were sold compared to the prior 868. Better numbers should kick in next week as a result of the Mint’s coin limit unleashing on Monday.

Also on Monday, American Samoa quarter bags and rolls went on sale. First week sales figures will appear next week. More importantly for this week, rolls and bags of Guam quarters went off sale. The numbers reported below will be close to final. 100-coin bags and two-roll set sales rose between 1.8 percent and 3.0 percent.

Major US Mint figures follow:

American Eagle Bullion Coin Sales: July

July 6
July 8
July 15
July 22
July 29
Silver Eagle Coins
275,000
650,000
1,625,000
2,025,000
2,585,000
Gold Eagle Coins
12,000
18,000
50,500
60,000
77,000

As of Wednesday, the Mint has sold 16,409,500 silver and 747,500 gold 2009 American Eagles.

US Mint Collector Coin Sales

(Data compare previous to current Mint sales reports)

UHR Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
1 ounce 70,385 71,250 865 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

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
Proof 114,734 115,515 781 0.7%
Uncirculated 43,134 43,320 186 0.4%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 18,464 18,579 115 0.6%

US Mint coin information page: Commemorative Coins

2009 US Mint Proof Set

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  851,097 888,329 37,232 4.4%

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

US Mint 2009 Silver Proof Set

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  271,372 350,572 79,200 29.2%

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

Guam Quarters

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 12,777 13,012 235 1.8% 25,349
100-Coin Bag (D) 12,071 12,337 266 2.2%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,475 1,487 12 0.8% 2,821
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,399 1,334 -65 -4.6%
Two-Roll Set 37,106 38,231 1125 3.0%
38,231

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 290,086 294,030 3,944 1.4%

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

*Sold out/no longer available.

Sales summations from sister sites of CoinNews follow:

 

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The non bullion coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of July 26. The last reported sales figures are located at Silver Proof Sets and Eagles Sail, UHR’s Top 70,000. NumisMaster has an image of recent sales here.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Eugene Reed August 11, 2009 at 12:56 pm

My parents left my brother and i some Proof sets from the 1990’s. How do i find out what the original price the paid the US MInt? THanks for your help.

Ronnie B. Good August 15, 2009 at 1:06 pm

The Red Book (available at most book stores) lists at time of publication coin and coin set prices. It also lists original price from the mint for proof and mint sets.

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