US Mint Sales: Buffalo Proofs Soften, UHRs and Eagles Rise

by Mike Unser on November 12, 2009 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageGold coins are again the major talking points coming out of the latest US Mint sales data. Buffalo gold proof numbers are less spectacular than those from last week’s report. But they are far from shabby and a retreat from the earlier blazing sales was to be expected.

Standing out also were Ultra High Reliefs, bullion Eagles, Braille dollars and the Mint’s traditional annual sets. All improved over the prior week. Our bullet point analysis follows:

  • In less than two weeks, collector 2009 Buffalo Gold Proof Coins surpassed the 2008 sales figures of 25,896. Another 8,487 were added, raising the total to 27,955. In the same family, the sister bullion versions are now at 132,000 for an increase of 15,500 in the last seven days. They are 40,000 shy of topping the same sized 2008-dated sales.

  • American Silver Eagles climbed 850,00 during the same seven-day period, which was 151K better than the last. American Gold Eagles spurred ahead 30,000 — more than double the prior figure. November is historically one of the better months of the year for bullion coins.

  • UHR $20 Double Eagles advanced for a second week. Weekly numbers came in at 1,453 for a year-to-date tally of 103,764. Last week’s report showed a pick up of 1,045 while the week prior was a lowly 562.

  • Louis Braille Silver Dollars also improved for the second straight week, although the Uncirculated Easy-Open Capsule and the Braille Education Set slid. A combined 204,851 have been sold across all product offerings.

  • Demand was strong for 2009 US Mint Proof Sets and US Mint Uncirculated Sets. New sales showed respective increases of 20,087 and 27,694, which compare to the prior 18,080 and 23,469.

  • Sales levels remained the same or declined for all but one of the ten available First Spouse Gold Coins. Van Buren’s Liberty Proof rose by 63 versus last week’s 36.

Major US Mint coin sales follow:

American Bullion Coin Sales: November

Nov 4
Nov 11
Nov 18
Nov 25
Silver Eagle Coins
0
850,000
Gold Buffalo Coins 4,500 15,500
Gold Eagle Coins
3,000
33,000
24,256,500 Silver Eagles, 1,102,500 Gold Eagles, and 132,000 Buffalo Eagles were sold in 2009, as of Nov. 11

 

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 27,955 8,487 43.6%

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 102,311 103,764 1,453 1.4%

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
  1,225,747 1,245,834 20,087 1.6%

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
  548,802 558,388 9,586 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
  512,563 540,257 27,694 5.4%

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
  583,794 587,370 3,576 0.6%

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
  90,543 91,363 820 0.9%

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 127,108 128,235 1,127 0.9%
Uncirculated 46,469 46,795 326 0.7%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 21,285 21,436 151 0.7%  
Braille Education Set 7,793 8,385 592 7.6%

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 242,885 245,061 2,176 0.9%
2009 Lincoln Proof Set 167,467 172,395 4,928 2.9%

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) 6,352 6,557 205 3.2% 12,955
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,184 6,398 214 3.5%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,165 1,173 8 0.7% 2,318
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,140 1,145 5 0.4%
Two-Roll Set 28,296 29,239 943 3.3% 29,239

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 Prices, Sales Decline – FirstSpouseCoins.us
    The weekly London Fix gold average jumped, reaching the next rung on the US Mint’s pricing slide rule. As a result, expect the US Mint to increase First Spouse Gold Coin prices by $25 sometime before noon on Thursday. According to Mint policy, the prices will be $729 for the proofs and $716 for each uncirculated. Those will be never-before-seen, all-time highs …

  • 2009 Silver Proof Set Sales Hit 558,388 – SilverCoinsToday.com
    The 2009 Silver Proof Set not only recovered from its recent dip, but it again garnered the most attention in the realm of numismatic silver products, the latest US Mint weekly coin sales reveal. The silver proof set rose by 9,586 to mark a more than 2K improvement over last week’s reported 7,455. The set is at 558,388, accounting for nearly $30 million in US Mint gross sales since …
  • 2009 Cent Sales, "Presidency" Launches Tomorrow – 2009LincolnPennies.com
    The fourth and final 2009 re-designed Lincoln penny, known as the Lincoln “Presidency” Cent, will launch tomorrow with significant fanfare. The ceremony will take place at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial on the west side of the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. at 10 AM ET. Demand is expected to be high during the penny exchange that will follow the ceremony, and for more details, see Presidency Cent Launch Information …

 

The non bullion coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of Nov. 8. The previous reported sales figures are located here. For an always updated reference of the latest articles, visit US Mint Sales.

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