US Mint Sales: UHRs Near 81K, Gold Eagles Top 801K, Silver Eagles Over 17.7M

by Mike Unser on August 19, 2009 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageSince many coin collectors spend their time outside of the hobby during the summer months, US Mint weekly sales can tend to be routine and borderline boring. That is not the case with the latest round of coin figures.

Highlights follow:

  • In a single week, August demand for American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins nearly doubled. 23,000 had been sold up through the 12th. By the 19th, 45,000 were purchased. For the year, the total has jumped to 801,500.

  • Silver Eagle Bullion Coins continue their blazing sales trail. 17,739,000 have been sold this year. Another 475,000 left US Mint doors in the last seven days alone.

  • Collectors purchased 2,901 more UHRs in a week (see UHR Double Eagle Sales Top 80K.)

  • 2009 Lincoln Formative Year Cents sold out at 300,000, as inaugural sales of the Illinois Lincoln penny two-roll sets reached 152,146. (See 15.2 Million Professional Life Cents Sold in Four Days.)

  • Freshly minted Julia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coins reached 2,087 for the proof and 1,125 for the uncirculated. At the same time, the proof Jackson’s Liberty First Spouse Coin sold out. The latest US Mint figures show their total at 7,806.

  • And for the final highlights, 2009 Proof Sets are gliding along. The clad set climbed another 19,906 and is heading toward one million. The silver set rose by 17,277 with an eye toward 500,000.

As an interesting side note… last week’s sales figures had two-roll sets of Lincoln Formative Years pennies standing at 300,246. The latest US Mint report has the tally down to a straight 300,000. This could suggest that the Mint will cap rolls of the third and fourth penny designs at 300,000 as well.

Major US Mint coin sales follow:

American Eagle Bullion Coin Sales: August

Aug 5
Aug 12
Aug 19
Aug 26
Silver Eagle Coins
200,000
630,000
1,105,000
Gold Eagle Coins
6,500
23,000
45,000

The US Mint sold 17,739,500 silver and 801,500 gold American Eagle bullion coins in 2009, as of Wednesday, Aug. 19.

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 77,799 80,700 2,901 3.7%

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 116,744 117,374 630 0.5%
Uncirculated 43,643 43,836 193 0.4%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 18,786 18,909 123 0.7%

US Mint coin information page: Commemorative Coins

2009 US Mint Proof Set

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  936,675 956,581 19,906 2.1%

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

2009 Presidential Dollar Proof Set

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  587,976 590,234 2,258 0.4%

US Mint coin information page: US Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set CoinNews article: 2009 Presidential Dollar Coin Proof Set

2009 Presidential Dollar Uncirculated Set (P&D)

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  65,539 66,799 1,260 1.9%

US Mint coin information page: Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set
CoinNews article: 2009 Uncirculated Presidential Dollar Coin Set

US Mint 2009 Silver Proof Set

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  406,455 423,732 17,277 4.3%

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

American Samoa Quarter Sales

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,683 5,511 828 17.7% 9,313
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,630 5,428 798 17.2%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,268 1,313 45 3.5% 2,577
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,309 1,327 18 1.4%
Two-Roll Set 22,095 26,193 4,098 18.5% 26,193

US Mint coin information page: D.C. & US Territories Collectibles
CoinNews article: American Samoa Quarters in Bags and Rolls

Guam Quarters

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 13,012 13,012 0 0.0% 25,349
100-Coin Bag (D) 12,337 12,337 0 0.0%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,487 1,487 0 0.0% 2,821
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,334 1,334 0 0.0%
Two-Roll Set 38,231 38,231 0 0.0%
38,231

US Mint coin information page: D.C. & US Territories Collectibles
CoinNews article: Guam Quarters in US Mint Bags and Rolls

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* 300,246 300,000 -246 -0.1%
Professional Life 152,146

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

*Sold out/no longer available.

Sales summations from sister sites of CoinNews follow:

 

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    The First Spouse Coin news of the week is the sell out of Jackson’s Liberty proof coin. The US Mint unexpectedly placed the gold piece in its "sold out" category, although the uncirculated option is still available to buy. Most who follow the series were expecting the US Mint to stop selling both coins on the morning of Sept. 3, which is the day Sarah Polk First Spouse Coins are released…

  • Silver Eagles Rise 475K, Silver Proof Sets Gain 17.3K – SilverCoinsToday.com
    It was another strong week for at least two US mint silver coin products. American Silver Eagles shined and the 18-coin Silver Proof Set commanded coin collector’s attention. In another huge weekly leap, Bullion American Silver Eagles jumped 475,000. That follows last week’s impressive 430,00 gain. The tally for August is up to…

 

The non bullion coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of August 16. The last reported sales figures are located at Rail Splitters Top 300K, UHR’s Near 78K, Silver Eagles at 630K.

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