US Mint Sales: 2009 Proof Sets Shine, Presidential Dollar Sets Pass 600K

by Mike Unser on September 16, 2009 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageThe latest round of US Mint coin sales is near a reversal of last week when activity had picked up almost across the board and several milestones had been breached.

This week there are just a few bright spots to talk about… many of the numbers are simply less than exciting. The highlights follow:

  • The 18-coin clad 2009 Proof Set was one of the standouts, with weekly sales higher for a third straight time. Numbers soared another 40,511. That compares to the prior 27,913 increase which followed an 18,448 gain.

  • 2009 Presidential Dollar Proof Sets also shined, albeit less bright. Numbers increased 3,196 versus the previous 2,805. They also topped 600,000.

  • 2009 Lincoln One Cent Proof Sets stood out only because new sales dropped significantly — the Mint sold 11,084 compared to the last reported 35,408.

  • UHR $20 Double Eagle Gold Coins also retreated. 2,298 versus 2,979. Weekly sales are still much better than when the coins struggled with a 1-coin household limit — the Mint will remove order limits completely for the eagles on Monday, Sept. 21.

  • 1000-coin bags of Philadelphia American Samoa Quarters joined the Mint’s "No Longer Available" list this week. The latest stats show 1,499 were sold to collectors.

  • Finally, bullion Gold Eagles are selling well but Silver Eagles are stalling in September. For more, read the CoinNews article: Gold Eagles Top 900K.

Major US Mint coin sales follow:

American Eagle Bullion Coin Sales: Aug. & Sept.

Aug 31
Sept. 2
Sept. 9
Sept. 16
Silver Eagle Coins
2,130,000
0
450,000
600,000
Gold Eagle Coins
82,000
0
34,000
64,500

The US Mint sold 19,364,500 Silver Eagles and 903,000 Gold Eagles in 2009, as of Wednesday, Sept. 16.

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 90,048 92,346 2,298 2.6%

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 119,794 120,867 1,073 0.9%
Uncirculated 44,563 44,812 249 0.6%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 19,655 19,851 196 1.0%

US Mint coin information page: Commemorative Coins

2009 US Mint Proof Set

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  1,022,008 1,062,519 40,511 4.0%

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
  597,366 600,562 3,196 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
  71,336 72,983 1,647 2.3%

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
  470,707 484,018 13,311 2.8%

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) 6,729 6,894 165 2.5% 13,724
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,654 6,830 176 2.6%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,481 1,499 18 1.2% 2,919
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,410 1,420 10 0.7%
Two-Roll Set 31,728 32,570 842 2.7% 32,570

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 0 0.0%
Professional Life 204,472 214,115 9,643 4.7%
2009 Lincoln Proof Set 101,758 112,842 11,084 10.9%

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 Coins Lead Weekly Sales – FirstSpouseCoins.us
    It’s no surprise the newly offered Sarah Polk coins were again the best sellers of the First Spouse Gold Coin series. The proof and uncirculated options rose by 216 and 463, bringing the totals to 1,137 and 2,147 respectively. Overall, however, First Spouse Coin sales mostly declined compared to the prior report, with only two of the ten U.S. Mint gold commemoratives showing improvements …

  • Proof and Uncirculated Silver Coin Demand Retreats – SilverCoinsToday.com
    Last week’s report showed across the board increases in proof and uncirculated silver coins and sets — above and beyond the prior week’s gains. That is not the case with the latest round of data. Every coin and set retreated slightly, with the exception of the uncirculated 2009 Braille Silver Dollar which registered the same 249 in new sales. 2009 Silver Proof Sets increased by …
  • 2009 Lincoln Cent Sales: Mid-September Report – 2009LincolnPennies.com
    Of the four available US Mint products that include 2009 Lincoln Cents, the 18-coin clad 2009 US Mint Proof Set provided the most noticeable change within the group. It gained 40,511 over the prior 27,913, making the total purchased at 1,062,519 …

 

The non bullion coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of Sept. 13. The last reported sales figures are located at Clads Over 1M, Lincoln Cent Proof Sets Top 100K, UHRs Pass 90K.

In recent silver bullion news that will impact sales next year, the US Mint 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 America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins. How many collector/investors will purchase these instead of the Eagles?

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