US Mint Sales: Gold Coins and Proof Sets Excel in September

by Mike Unser on September 23, 2009 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageDemand for gold coins and 2009 Proof Sets is turning out to be exceptionally high this September, US Mint sales data reveals.

The latest weekly sales figures also show collector coins were mixed compared to the week prior, with very narrow up or down changes. Several highlights follow:

  • For the third straight time, clad 2009 Proof Sets have outpaced their prior week sales. Collectors purchased another 42,077, which surpasses the previous weekly gains of 40.5K, 27.9K and then 18.4K. The reason for the surge? Perhaps the Fall US Mint coin catalog is reminding collectors to buy the popular annual offering. More than 1.1 million have sold.

  • Bullion American Gold Eagle coins are flying high compared to the last two months. More than 30,000 were scooped up per week this month. The new total is 92,500. That is already higher than figures from August or July.

  • Bullion Silver Eagles had their best week this month, surging 500,000. The month may turn out to be the slowest for the silver coins this year, but the 1.1 million already sold ranks it as the second best September ever (since ’86).

  • Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coins have reached 94,464. Sales did retreat slightly. Next week’s numbers will show how the gold pieces performed with their limits removed.

  • 2009 Lincoln Cent Proof Sets dropped less severely than the prior report. 8,115 were added, bringing the total to 120,957. Two-roll sets of Lincoln Professional Life pennies climbed by 7,603 to 221,718. The next round of excitement for the Lincoln pennies will be the 2009 US Mint Sets that go on sale Oct. 1, and the special Lincoln Coin & Chronicles Set scheduled for release sometime in Oct.

Major US Mint coin sales follow:

American Eagle Bullion Coin Sales: Sept.

Sept. 2
Sept. 9
Sept. 16
Sept. 23
Silver Eagle Coins
0
450,000
600,000
1,100,000
Gold Eagle Coins
0
34,000
64,500
92,500

The US Mint sold 19,864,500 Silver Eagles and 931,000 Gold Eagles in 2009, as of Wednesday, Sept. 23.

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 92,346 94,464 2,118 2.3%

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 120,867 121,852 985 0.8%
Uncirculated 44,812 45,114 302 0.7%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 19,851 20,155 304 1.5%

US Mint coin information page: Commemorative Coins

2009 US Mint Proof Set

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  1,062,519 1,104,596 42,077 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
  600,562 603,808 3,246 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
  72,983 74,261 1,278 1.8%

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
  484,018 497,276 13,258 2.7%

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) 6,894 7,130 236 3.4% 14,133
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,830 7,003 173 2.5%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,499 1,499 0 0.0% 2,925
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,420 1,426 6 0.4%
Two-Roll Set 32,570 33,242 672 2.1% 33,242

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 214,115 221,718 7,603 3.6%
2009 Lincoln Proof Set 112,842 120,957 8,115 7.2%

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 sister sites of CoinNews follow:

 

  • Top Weekly Sellers: Proof First Spouse Coins – FirstSpouseCoins.us
    This week, two proof versions of First Spouse Gold Coins were hot sellers in the series. Sarah Polk and Julia Tyler Proofs jumped by 339 and 218, respectively. Their uncirculated options didn’t do bad either. Polk’s climbed by 164 and Julia Tyler’s uncirculated picked up 139 …

  • Silver Eagles Strong in September, Despite Struggle – SilverCoinsToday.com
    Collector silver coin sales remained mixed with a touch of unexciting, according to the latest US Mint sale figures. Bullion American Silver Eagles continue to struggle compared to prior 2009 months, but are pulling exceptional numbers for a September. On this, some clarification is needed. Despite a huge rally in silver prices these last few weeks, there’s no question that US Mint authorized dealers are buying less Silver Eagles …
  • Illinois Professional Life Roll Sets Top 221K – 2009LincolnPennies.com
    Demand continues to decline for individual 2009 Lincoln Cent products as the weeks since their launch pass by, but that is pretty much the norm for most US Mint products. The Illinois Professional Life Roll Sets did top 221K, according to the latest sales stats from the Mint …

 

The non bullion coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of Sept. 20. The last reported sales figures are located at 2009 Proof Sets Shine, Presidential Dollar Sets Pass 600K.

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