US Mint Sales: Braille Dollars Rise, Gold Coins Jump

by Mike Unser on November 19, 2009 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageWith gold prices pounding on new highs, many of the US Mint’s gold coins enjoyed stronger sales last week, although $20 UHRs dropped back and proof Buffalo coins continue to slow.

The newly released Lincoln Presidency cent two-roll sets are visible in this week’s report. The initial numbers are solid. Braille Silver Dollars, which will go off sale in less than a month, also picked up nicely. These and more highlights follow:

  • 2009 Buffalo Gold Proof Coin sales continue to soften as compared to their first few days following their Oct. 19 launch. Another 4,316 were added, which is down nearly half from last week’s reported increase of 8,487. On the other hand, the bullion one-ounce versions climbed 13,500 versus the prior 11,000.

  • American Silver Eagles topped 25 million this week. Their latest seven-day sales rose by 750,000, which is down from the prior 850,000. American Gold Eagles are moving faster. 41,500 were sold in the last seven days compared to the previous 30,000.

  • UHR $20 Double Eagles snapped a two-week winning streak. Numbers came in at 1,098 and lagged behind the last gain of 1,453. The year-to-date tally is at 104,862.

  • Louis Braille Silver Dollars improved across the board. A combined 208,272 have now been sold for all offerings. The Mint will take the Braille products off sale on Dec. 11 at 5:00 PM ET.

  • Demand remains strong for US Mint Proof Sets and US Mint Silver Proof Sets. New sales showed respective increases of 25,350 and 12,429, which compares to the prior 20,087 and 9,586.

  • Last week’s figures indicated that the sales levels remained the same or declined for all but one of the ten available First Spouse Gold Coins. In this round, seven of ten performed better. The proof Julia Tyler coin remained (unexpectedly) unchanged with total sales standing at 3,929.

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
1,600,000
Gold Buffalo Coins 4,500 15,500 29,000
Gold Eagle Coins
3,000
33,000
74,500
25,006,500 Silver Eagles, 1,144,000 Gold Eagles, and 145,500 Buffalo Eagles were sold in 2009, as of Nov. 18

 

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 27,955 32,271 4,316 15.4%

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 103,764 104,862 1,098 1.1%

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
  1,245,834 1,271,184 25,350 2.0%

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
  558,388 570,817 12,429 2.2%

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
  540,257 558,721 18,464 3.4%

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
  587,370 590,682 3,312 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
  91,363 92,477 1,114 1.2%

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 128,235 130,042 1,807 1.4%
Uncirculated 46,795 47,181 386 0.8%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 21,436 21,872 436 2.0%  
Braille Education Set 8,385 9,177 792 9.4%

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 245,061 248,246 3,185 1.3%
Presidency 153,427
2009 Lincoln Proof Set 172,395 179,647 7,252 4.2%

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) 6,557 6,797 240 3.7% 13,421
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,398 6,624 226 3.5%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,173 1,195 22 1.9% 2,350
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,145 1,155 10 0.9%
Two-Roll Set 29,239 30,303 1,064 3.6% 30,303

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:

 

  • 7 of 10 First Spouse Gold Coins Rise Higher in Sales – FirstSpouseCoins.us
    Last week’s price increase of $25 on Nov. 12 actually seemed to boost US First Spouse Gold Coin sales, because the commemorative series recovered from the prior report’s "slow down." The latest US Mint sales figures show sales for seven of the ten available gold coins improved. More likely, the quick rise in gold prices provided opportunities for collectors to look again at the series. Also, since it was …

  • 2009 Silver Eagles Top 25,000,000 – SilverCoinsToday.com
    The newest United States Mint sales figures indicate collectors are paying more attention to silver coins. Only two silver numismatic products failed to outperform their prior week numbers. And while bullion 2009 American Silver Eagle sales softened slightly in the last seven days, they did top 25,000,000 for the year and reinforced their dominance …
  • 2009 Lincoln Cent "Presidency" Two Roll Set Inaugural Sales – 2009LincolnPennies.com
    The Mint’s sales show that over 153,000 of the Lincoln Presidency Two-Roll Sets have sold between their launch Thursday, November 12 and Sunday, the 15th. Although it’s not as impressive as the Lincoln Rail Splitter Cent sales launch, it certainly met expectations and contended with the Professional Life’s opening sales …

 

The non bullion coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of Nov. 18. 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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