US Mint Sales: Bullion Eagles Set Sept. Records, Presidential Dollars Soar

by Mike Unser on September 30, 2009 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageBullion American Eagle Gold and Silver Coins ended September in shining fashion, but recent demand has mostly weakened for collector proof and uncirculated coins. That is, except for uncirculated 2009 Presidential Dollar Sets. Their sales inexplicably blasted off like a rocket.

These and more highlights follow:

  • Bullion American Gold Eagles marked the end of the month by registering the 3rd best September since 1986 with 115,500. The month was also the 4th best of this year — just missing the 3rd slot by a mere 501. At year’s end, 2009 annual eagles sales should rank 4th or 5th best of all time. One million is within very close reach. 954,000 is the current count.

  • 2009 bullion American Silver Eagles have already assured their place in history. It is the second best September ever for the coins, but more impressively, annual sales are locking in to a record all time high. 20,467,500 silver eagles have already been sold this year. 2008-dated eagles earned the top spot last year with 20,583,000. Say goodbye to that, and soon.

  • For no apparent rhyme or reason, Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Sets exploded. The tally soared 11,217 to 85,478. At $15.95 a pop, the Mint pulled in a cool $179,000. Last week’s report showed a sleeping increase of just 1,278. As mentioned before, the US Mint Fall catalog arrived on collector’s doorsteps to help boost sales, but other coins/sets didn’t have similar astronomical, above and beyond increases. This one is a bit of a mystery.

  • The US Mint removed order limits entirely for UHR Double Eagle Gold Coins on Sept. 21. That may have helped in maintaining sales but it hasn’t improved them — at least yet. The latest weekly pick up is 1,811, which is down from the previous 2,118.

  • As another indicator of drooping numbers, clad 2009 Proof Sets failed to outpace prior week sales for the first time in four weeks. The sets advanced 25,794 versus the previous 42,007. We believed the Fall catalog was responsible for the earlier multi-week surges. As a side note, 2009 Silver Proof Sets passed the 500,000 milestone

  • Finally, the US Mint provided a final week’s tally for the no longer sold American Samoa quarter products. Check those out. US Virgin Islands Quarter Bags & Rolls figures will begin to appear next week.

Major US Mint coin sales follow:

American Eagle Bullion Coin Sales: Sept.

Sept. 2
Sept. 9
Sept. 16
Sept. 23
Sept. 30
Silver Eagle Coins
0
450,000
600,000
1,100,000
1,703,000
Gold Eagle Coins
0
34,000
64,500
92,500
115,500

The US Mint sold 20,467,500 Silver Eagles and 954,000 Gold Eagles in 2009, as of Wednesday, Sept. 30.

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 94,464 96,275 1,811 1.9%

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 121,852 122,661 809 0.7%
Uncirculated 45,114 45,326 212 0.5%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 20,155 20,390 235 1.2%

US Mint coin information page: Commemorative Coins

2009 US Mint Proof Set

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  1,104,596 1,130,390 25,794 2.3%

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
  603,808 606,299 2,491 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
  74,261 85,478 11,217 15.1%

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
  497,276 506,708 9,432 1.9%

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) 7,130 7,325 195 2.7% 14,510
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,003 7,185 182 2.6%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,499 1,499 0 0.0% 2,933
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,426 1,434 8 0.6%
Two-Roll Set 33,242 33,865 623 1.9% 33,865

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 221,718 226,562 4,844 2.2%
2009 Lincoln Proof Set 120,957 127,659 6,702 5.5%

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:

 

  • First Spouse Coin Sales, Gold Coins Cheaper – FirstSpouseCoins.us
    US Mint First Spouse Gold Coin sales retreated ever so slightly compared to the last reading reported on September 23. Gold coin prices went up Wednesday, the 23rd, which might have effected sales, especially since the spot price of gold started to decline the next day. Letitia Tyler Proof coins were the top weekly sellers in the series for …

  • Silver Proof Sets Pass 500K in Sales – SilverCoinsToday.com
    Collector demand for silver coins and sets pulled back slightly but investor demand for bullion American Silver Eagle Coins has surged, according to the latest round of US Mint sales figures. Bullion Silver Eagles picked up the pace in the final two weeks of September, making the sales total at least more respectable as compared to the monthly numbers in Jan. – Aug. …
  • Lincoln Sales Slow in First Week of Fall – 2009LincolnPennies.com
    Across the board, sales dipped for the popular Lincoln Cent products, compared to last week’s US Mint sales figures. Slower sales at the end of the month, however, is not that unusual for this time of year. The Lincoln Bicentennial Cent Proof Set didn’t do too shabby. It advanced another 6,702, bringing the total sold for its first 32 days to 127,659 …

 

In other news that is sure to affect the numbers soon, the Mint has added the Lincoln Chronicles Set to its store front. The 50,000 limited edition set is sure to spark sales when released on Oct. 15, 2009.

The non bullion coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of Sept. 27. The last reported sales figures are located at Gold Coins and Proof Sets Excel in September.

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