US Mint Sales: Bullion Coins Hot, Silver Coins Strong

by CoinNews.net on October 21, 2009 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageUS Mint sales once again look attractive following a week when collector interest in most coins dipped. Demand is strong for both silver and gold bullion coins, as has been the case for much of the year. The newly released Gold Buffalo coins were most impressive.

In other notables, Ultra High Relief $20s finally topped the 100K barrier, and the Lincoln Chronicles set shot off Mint shelves to the tune of 50,000 in 30 hours. Collector silver coins and sets also held their own, enjoying better than normal weekly gains. These and other highlights follow:

  • UHR Double Eagle Gold Coins hit 100,704 since their release on Jan. 22. Weekly sales picked up by 1,913 compared to prior 1,172.

  • As expected, although not on the first day like many anticipated, the Lincoln Coin and Chronicles set sold out. The maximum 50,000 were scooped up within 30 hours. Standby orders are now in affect. Also in the Lincoln family line, the Lincoln Proof Set climbed by 10,921.

  • Passing through their haze, Presidential Dollar Proof Set and 2009 Silver Proof Set increased by 2,872 and 12,306, respectively. Both sets were knocked down with negative adjustments in last week’s report.

  • All Braille silver coin products improved. Another 3,277 of the Braille Education Sets were purchased to bring the total up to 5,996. The proof silver dollars unexpectedly jumped 1,445 — the first time they’ve experienced weekly gains of over 1,000 in more than five weeks.

  • 2009 US Mint Sets continue to perform, although collector interest is waning more as the weeks go by. 74,474 additional were sold to bring them up to 466,481. The 500K milestone should be reached in days.

  • Last week we reported that seven out of ten First Spouse Gold Coins improved over the prior week. The latest stats sing a different tune. Eight out of ten declined this round.

  • As for bullion coins, they are hot, hot and hot. During the last seven days another 733,000 American Silver Eagles and 25,500 American Gold Eagles were sold — both higher than their prior weekly gains. And the newly released American Buffalo Gold coins are at 86,000. That is 50 percent of the level they finished at in all of 2008.

Major US Mint coin sales follow:

American Bullion Coin Sales: October

Oct. 7
Oct. 14
Oct. 21
Oct. 28
Silver Eagle Coins
282,000
892,000
1,625,000
Gold Buffalo Coins 0 0 86,000  
Gold Eagle Coins
26,000
50,000
75,500
22,092,500 Silver Eagles, 1,030,500 Gold Eagles, and 86,000 Buffalo Eagles were sold in 2009, as of Oct. 21

 

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 98,768 100,704 1,936 2.0%

US Mint coin information page: 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin
Current eBay auctions: 2009 UHR $20 Gold Coins

2009 US Mint Proof Set

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  1,164,652 1,185,841 21,189 1.8%

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

US Mint 2009 Silver Proof Set

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  520,059 532,365 12,306 2.4%

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

2009 US Mint Uncirculated Set

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  392,007 466,481 74,474 19.0%

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

2009 Presidential Dollar Proof Set

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  576,211 579,083 2,872 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
  87,591 88,773 1,182 1.3%

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

Louis Braille Silver Dollar

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
Proof 123,899 125,344 1,445 1.2%
Uncirculated 45,627 45,937 310 0.7%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 20,539 20,951 412 2.0%  
Braille Education Set 2,719 5,996 3,277 120.5%

US Mint coin information page: Commemorative Coins

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%
Chronicles Set   50,000

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%
Formative Years Rolls* 300,000 300,000 0 0.0%
Professional Life 233,849 238,484 4,635 2.0%
2009 Lincoln Proof Set 145,813 156,734 10,921 7.5%

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

US Virgin Islands Quarter Sales

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,954 5,699 745 15.0% 11,261
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,842 5,562 720 14.9%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,045 1,122 77 7.4% 2,232
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,063 1,110 47 4.4%
Two-Roll Set 22,369 25,602 3,233 14.5% 25,602

US Mint coin information page: D.C. & US Territories Collectibles
CoinNews article: US Virgin Islands Quarter Bags & Rolls

American Samoa Quarter Sales*

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,325 7,325 0 0.0% 14,510
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,185 7,185 0 0.0%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,499 1,499 0 0.0% 2,933
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,434 1,434 0 0.0%
Two-Roll Set 33,865 33,865 0 0.0% 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

*Sold out/no longer available.

Notable summaries of sales articles this week from CoinNews and sister sites follow:

 

  • First Spouse Gold Coin Sales Weaken – FirstSpouseCoins.us
    US Mint First Spouse Gold Coin sales retreated mid-month after two price increases in October. In fact, in terms of total coins sold, sales hit their all-time lowest since these ten coins have been available. Sarah Polk Proofs sold the most with an increase of 114, and Julia Tyler Proofs were next, gaining 74. Anna Harrison Uncirculated saw the least change, with only …

  • Silver Coins Heating Up, Silver Sets Jump in Mint Sales – SilverCoinsToday.com
    A new week ushered in greater demand for silver coins, new US Mint stats reveal. Previous weekly sales dipped, so the change is more pronounced. Last week’s silver coins report showed a spike in 2008 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Sets. That is likely explained by the fact that the set is the only way to acquire an uncirculated American Silver Eagle now that the 2009’s are canceled. While the latest weekly numbers are still higher than typical at 1,666, they are lower than the prior 2,180 …
  • Lincoln Sales Up, Chronicles is History – 2009LincolnPennies.com
    2009 Lincoln products received lots of attention last week. The Oct. 15 release of the Lincoln Coin & Chronicles Set no doubt is mostly responsible, since all 50,000 sets sold out in under 30 hours. The Lincoln Cent Proof Sets must’ve been riding on the Chronicles Set coattails. Almost 11,000 sold …
  • Buffalo Coin Sales Blistering – CoinNews
    Demand for newly issued 2009 Gold Buffalo Bullion Coins is proving to be exceptionally hot. From their release on Thursday through to Monday, 71,500 of the one-ounce, 24 karat gold coins have been sold by the US Mint. That represents nearly …

  • Chronicles Set Sold Out – CoinNews
    It took longer than many collectors expected, but the Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set sold out prior to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, Oct. 16. However, THERE IS STILL A CHANCE TO PLACE ORDERS. The US Mint continues to keep the sets open for those who would like to be added to a waiting list. The Mint states at its online store: …

 

The non bullion coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of Oct. 18. The previous reported sales figures are located here. For an always updated reference of the latest articles, visit US Mint Sales Figures.

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