US Mint Sales: Gold Coins Shine, Mint Set Tops 500,000

by Mike Unser on November 5, 2009 · 1 comment

US Mint Sales Figures ImageThe latest batch of US Mint sales figures are out and jumping to the forefront are gold coins — both bullion and collector. The bullion Silver Eagles are moving along as well. The US Mint Set and Proof Set continue with strength, with the former smashing through the 500,000 barrier. These and other highlights follow:

  • The US Mint news of the week circled around the inaugural Buffalo Gold Proof sales. 19,468 were sold in four days. That was 123 shy of the 2008 Buffalo Proofs. The 2009 bullion versions are on fire as well. They were released on Oct. 15 and are now at 121,000 — 51,000 short from matching the 2008s.

  • American Silver Eagle bullion coins officially recorded their best October ever, reaching 2,939,000 in the month. The US Mint has yet to report any November numbers, but the final two months of a year are generally very strong for eagles. American Eagle Gold coins finished last month with sales of 115,500, making October the 5th best ever for the series.

  • UHR $20 Double Eagles recovered from the dip that took weekly sales to their second lowest level ever. 1,045 more were scooped up by collectors, bringing the new total to 102,311.

  • Three of four Braille Silver Dollar products performed better than the last round. The Braille Education Set, which went on sale Oct. 15, declined slightly with 793 versus the prior 1,004. In related news, the US Mint announced this week that it would stop selling Braille dollars after 5:00 p.m. ET on Dec. 11. For the record, a total of 202,655 of the authorized 400,000 silver dollars have been sold.

  • As mentioned, the 2009 US Mint Set and US Mint Proof Set scored large gains. New sales showed respective increases of 18,080 and 23,469. The Mint Sets are standing at 512,563.

  • Seven of ten First Spouse Gold Coins improve over the prior week. The last report showed just three of ten performing better.

Major US Mint coin sales follow:

American Bullion Coin Sales: November

Nov 4
Nov 11
Nov 18
Nov 25
Silver Eagle Coins
0
-
-
-
Gold Buffalo Coins 4,500 - - -
Gold Eagle Coins
3,000
-
-
-
23,406,500 Silver Eagles, 1,072,500 Gold Eagles, and 121,000 Buffalo Eagles were sold in 2009, as of Nov. 4

 

US Mint Collector Coin Sales

(Data compare previous to current Mint sales reports)

American Buffalo Gold Coin

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
1 ounce - 19,468 19,468 100%

US Mint information page: 2009 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin
CoinNews article: 2009 Gold Buffalo Proof Coins

UHR Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
1 ounce 101,266 102,311 1,045 1.0%

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
  1,207,667 1,225,747 18,080 1.5%

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
  541,347 548,802 7,455 1.4%

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
  489,094 512,563 23,469 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
  581,444 583,794 2,350 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
  89,670 90,543 873 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 126,173 127,108 935 0.7%
Uncirculated 46,163 46,469 306 0.7%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 21,063 21,285 222 1.1%  
Braille Education Set 7,000 7,793 793 11.3%

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 240,590 242,885 2,295 1.0%
2009 Lincoln Proof Set 161,634 167,467 5,833 3.6%

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) 6,071 6,352 281 4.6% 12,536
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,910 6,184 274 4.6%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,148 1,165 17 1.5% 2,305
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,129 1,140 11 1.0%
Two-Roll Set 27,096 28,296 1,200 4.4% 28,296

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 Up – FirstSpouseCoins.us
    First Spouse Gold Coins recovered from last week’s low. The United States Mint sold almost twice as many this time. Plus, there was not any negative numbers reported due to customer returns, cancellations, etc. Sarah Polk Proof sales increased by 113, coming in at the top spot for best seller …

  • Silver Coins Mixed, Eagles Top 23.4M – SilverCoinsToday.com
    Breaking a recent October "up or down only" trend but returning to a more normalized pattern in general, the latest US Mint sales stats show mixing with fluctuating demand based on the type of collector silver coins. As for investor minted American Silver Eagle bullion coins, they have enjoyed stronger demand during the last seven days …
  • 2009 Lincoln Sales, Last Penny Is Coming Soon – 2009LincolnPennies.com
    Lincoln cent product sales were mixed, according to the latest US Mint sales figures. Three of the five available products with Lincoln coins experienced improved sales over the prior week … Anticipation is growing for the Mint’s launch of the Lincoln Presidency Cent in Washington, DC next week. You can …
  • Buffalo Proof 4-Day Sales at 19.5K – CoinNews
    Inaugural sales of the 2009 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin are exceptionally strong, according to newly released figures by the United States Mint. Four-day sales of the 24-karat, .9999 fine gold collector coin came in at 19,468 — a tad shy of surpassing figures for the one-ounce 2008 Proof Buffalo Gold. The proof coin went on sale …

  • Gold and Silver Bullion Demand Sets October Records – CoinNews
    October was explosive for US bullion coins. Unprecedented demand for gold and silver coins elevated the month with US Mint recorded sales levels that are either at or near the top of the all-time high charts. Bullion American Gold Buffalo and American Silver Eagle coins enjoyed their best October ever. For the Silver Eagles, more than …

 

The non bullion coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of Nov. 1. 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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Denarius November 9, 2009 at 9:51 pm

23,406,500 Silver Eagles,
1,072,500 Gold Eagles, and
121,000 Buffalo Eagles were sold in 2009 as of Nov 4.
———-
Now that I have two boxes of Silver Eagles and a tube
of Gold Eagles, I want some of those Buffalo Eagles.
Can I get some before pigs fly or do I have to wait?
And what do you figure for the price — in ameros? ;)

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