US Mint Sales: Bullion Robust, Collector Coins Retreat

by CoinNews.net on October 29, 2009 · 1 comment

US Mint Sales Figures ImageUS Mint collector coins moved like molasses when compared to sales figures of two weeks ago. But bullion coins — especially gold — still had a little swagger in their step. October will be a robust month for American Eagles and American Buffalos.

These and other highlights follow:

  • UHR Double Eagles took a significant hit, rising sadly by only 562. Since they went on sale Jan. 22, there has been one single instance when weekly sales were lower. The reason? Gold has been on a five day losing streak, which started last Thursday. It makes sense for collectors to be cautious in buying with expectations of a $50 price decline. We missed that reduction by just 28.8 cents.

  • In the Lincoln category, the Chronicles sets were taken off standby status last week with the max 50,000 officially allocated. Lincoln Cent Proof Sets climbed by 4,900, which was less than half of the prior 10,921 increase.

  • 2009 US Mint and US Mint Proof Sets were the biggest unit gainers, rising 21,826 and 22,613 respectively. The proof sets were actually up a tad bit. Not so for the mint sets which previously climbed by 74,474. The 500,000 milestone is still nearly 11K away.

  • Three of the ten US Mint sold First Spouse Gold Coins did improve over the prior week. But numbers were not impressive as a group. 213 coins in total were sold versus the prior 514. Again, collectors may have been speculating some and waiting for a price drop.

  • Coming back to bullion coins, Silver Eagles have already marked their best October ever, despite sales slowing slightly over the past seven days. As for American Buffalo Gold coins, in less than two weeks 110,500 have been purchased. That is already 64.2 percent of the total (172,000) that was sold 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
2,240,000
Gold Buffalo Coins 0 0 86,000 110,500
Gold Eagle Coins
26,000
50,000
75,500
104,500
22,707,500 Silver Eagles, 1,058,500 Gold Eagles, and 110,500 Buffalo Eagles were sold in 2009, as of Oct. 28

 

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 100,704 101,266 562 0.6%

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
  1,185,841 1,207,667 21,826 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
  532,365 541,347 8,982 1.7%

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
  466,481 489,094 22,613 4.8%

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
  579,083 581,444 2,361 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
  88,773 89,670 897 1.0%

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 125,344 126,173 829 0.7%
Uncirculated 45,937 46,163 226 0.5%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 20,951 21,063 112 0.5%  
Braille Education Set 5,996 7,000 1,004 16.7%

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 238,484 240,590 2,106 0.9%
2009 Lincoln Proof Set 156,734 161,634 4,900 3.1%

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) 5,699 6,071 372 6.5% 11,981
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,562 5,910 348 6.3%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,122 1,148 26 2.3% 2,277
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,110 1,129 19 1.7%
Two-Roll Set 25,602 27,096 1,494 5.8% 27,096

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 Coin Sales Slip – FirstSpouseCoins.us
    Sales retreated again for the beautiful 24-karat First Spouse Gold Coins. In fact, the total unit increase for the seven day period was less than half of what it was in the prior report. Sarah Polk Proofs still led the First Spouse series by adding 79, but both Anna Harrison Proofs and Letitia Tyler Proofs lost …

  • US Mint Silver Coins Cool, Bullion Eagles Near 23M – SilverCoinsToday.com
    US Mint sales numbers are often mixed when it comes to silver related collector products — demand for coins in one hand rise while those in the other decline, metaphorically speaking. October has been different. Silver coins have trended up or down as a group without the mixing …
  • 2009 Lincoln Coin Sales Movement – 2009LincolnPennies.com
    Sales were modest for 2009 Lincoln products this time around. To clarify, there were no big spikes, like last week. The 2009 US Mint Proof Set climbed another 21,826 compared to last week’s 21,189. The redesigned pennies in the set were believed to make this year’s set more popular than previous years. Right now, over …
  • Bullion Gold Buffalos Top 110K – CoinNews
    The United States Mint has sold 110,500 one-ounce American Buffalo $50 Gold Bullion Coins since they were released on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009. To place that in perspective, in less than two weeks bullion dealers have purchased 64.2 percent of the total (172,000) that was sold in all of 2008 …

 

The non bullion coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of Oct. 25. 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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david October 29, 2009 at 1:46 pm

well there truly out and in hand got my lincoln coin chronicle set today 10-29-09.so can anyone tell me if mint broke a record. i got my confermation notice on 10-20-09.so it took exactly 9 days from comp order to door and in hand. came in gov wraping that i ordered with it.. was hoping for some type of box.. but set looks great… GL ALL

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