US Mint Sales: Clads Over 1M, Lincoln Cent Proof Sets Top 100K, UHRs Pass 90K

by Mike Unser on September 9, 2009 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures Image US Mint coin sales increased across the board, except for a few gold coin and roll stragglers that fell behind their previous pace. Proof sets and silver coins shined the brightest. And a couple of notable barriers were smashed to rubble.

Several sales highlights follow:

  • 2009 Lincoln Cent Proof Sets hurdled over the 100 thousand mark with less than two weeks on the sales block. Between their launch on Wednesday, Aug. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 6, a total of 101,758 were scooped up by collectors. 35,408 more were sold since the last report.

  • UHR $20 Double Eagles couldn’t surpass their prior weekly performance which was the highest in months with 4,110 new sales. But they did leap over 90,000 and added another 2,979. Coin dealers may have liked the new 25-coin order limit, but the recent UHR $50 price increase looks to have been a detraction. The gold piece was one of the few coins to show slippage this week.

  • As we predicted last week in a pure common sense call, the 18-coin clad 2009 Proof Sets passed 1 million. Numbers jumped an eye-brow raising 27,913 versus the prior 18,448.

  • First Spouse Gold Coins are never really screaming in sales (which could be delightful to collectors of the coins down the road…), but all but the Julia Tyler uncirculated option improved over the prior week. The inaugural Sarah Polk proof and uncirculated sales figures came in at 1,684 and 921, respectively.

  • Lincoln Professional Life two-roll sets ran slightly slower. 13,108 were added compared to the prior 14,319. The sets passed a speed bump as well, however, rising to a new 204,472.

  • On a sister site to CoinNews we had just commented on how proof Braille Silver Dollars seemed to have found a comfort zone with weekly gains in the mid 600 range. That logic is now warped with their newest increase of 1,124.

Major US Mint coin sales follow:

American Eagle Bullion Coin Sales: Aug. & Sept.

Aug 31
Sept. 2
Sept. 9
Silver Eagle Coins
2,130,000
0
450,000
Gold Eagle Coins
82,000
0
34,000

The US Mint sold 19,214,500 silver and 872,500 gold American Eagle bullion coins in 2009, as of Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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 87,069 90,048 2,979 3.4%

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

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
Proof 118,670 119,794 1,124 0.9%
Uncirculated 44,314 44,563 249 0.6%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 19,396 19,655 259 1.3%

US Mint coin information page: Commemorative Coins

2009 US Mint Proof Set

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  994,095 1,022,008 27,913 2.8%

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
  594,561 597,366 2,805 0.5%

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
  69,321 71,336 2,015 2.9%

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
  454,429 470,707 16,278 3.6%

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) 6,452 6,729 277 4.3% 13,383
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,375 6,654 279 4.4%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,436 1,481 45 3.1% 2,891
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,375 1,410 35 2.5%
Two-Roll Set 30,404 31,728 1,324 4.4% 31,728

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

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
Birthplace Rolls * 96,000 96,000 0 0.0%
NLA
Formative Years Rolls* 300,000 300,000 4,000 1.4%
Professional Life 191,364 204,472 13,108 6.8%
2009 Lincoln Proof Set 66,350 101,758 35,408 53.4

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

*Sold out/no longer available.

Sales summations from other articles or sister sites of CoinNews follow:

 

  • Sarah Polk First Spouse Gold Coin Inaugural Sales – FirstSpouseCoins.us
    Sarah Polk First Spouse Coin sales began last Thursday afternoon, and in only a few days, it was the most popular spouse coin for the week. Sarah Polk’s proof version reached 1,684 and the uncirculated made it to 921. The price of gold has been at its highest level since …

  • Silver Coins Sales Rise, Eagles Top 19 Million – SilverCoinsToday.com
    US Mint collector silver coins and set sales picked up nicely, no doubt helped by recent soaring silver prices. Bullion Silver Eagles settled down some from their roaring pace last week, but they are still on fire. As has become the tradition of late, 2009 Silver Proof Sets lead, with another 16,278 sold. In contrast, 12,852 were purchased by collectors during the prior reporting period. 30,000 more and the sets will topple 500,000. Not bad considering …
  • Lincoln Penny Proof Sets Pass Milestone – 2009LincolnPennies.com
    2009 Lincoln Cent sales increased across all but one offering while the proof set containing just the four new pennies surpassed a new milestone. The loser in the Lincoln product mix, at least from a comparative standpoint, was the Professional Life Two Roll Sets. 13,108 more were purchased from the US Mint, down from the 14,319 reported last week. However, the two-roll sets jumped over 200K to 204,472 …

 

The non bullion coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of Sept. 6. The last reported sales figures are located at Lincoln Proof Sets Top 66K, Clad Proofs Near 1 Million.

In silver bullion news that will impact sales next year, the US Mint recently announced the national park and national site list for the new US Mint America the Beautiful Quarters for release between 2010 to 2021. What many don’t realize is that the law authorizing the 56 quarters also mandates 5-oz, .999 fine silver coin bullion versions. How many collector/investors will purchase these instead of the Eagles?

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