US Mint Sales: Bullion Coins Hot, Proof Sets Rise 3rd Week

by Mike Unser on November 25, 2009 · 5 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageFewer numismatic products are shouting out with noteworthy gains in the latest US Mint weekly sales report, but bullion coins are screaming along with the record highs in gold and silver prices.

More visible on collector’s radar were the debut of Zachary Taylor Presidential $1 rolls, clad US Mint Uncirculated Sets and US Mint Proof Sets, which are on a three week rise.

In fact, with the exception of the Lincoln and Silver Proof Set, all sets performed at least slightly better when compared to last week’s report.

US bullion coins burned the brightest, as the following highlights describe:

  • 2009 Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins hit 171,500 for the year, just 500 shy from matching all of those sold in 2008 — and the 2009s were released only on Oct. 15. The US Mint sold 26,000 during the last seven days alone, bringing the November total to 55,000.

  • 2009 American Eagle Gold Coins jumped up 49,500 in the same time frame for a November tally of 124,000. The month already ranks as the third best of the year.

  • 2009 American Silver Eagles are 7,000 away from reaching 26 million this year. Numbers soared 986,500 in the last seven days, reaching 2,586,500 for the month. November is ranking as the fourth best in 2009 with several days left to place orders.

The Zachary Taylor dollars launched into circulation on Nov. 19 and by the 22nd, collectors purchased more than 53,000 $25 rolls at $35.95 each. Rolls from Philadelphia proved to be more popular out of the gate than those from Denver. The respective totals came in at 27,015 and 26,200. Other 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
2,586,500
Gold Buffalo Coins 4,500 15,500 29,000 55,000
Gold Eagle Coins
3,000
33,000
74,500
124,000
25,993,000 Silver Eagles, 1,193,500 Gold Eagles, and 171,500 Buffalo Eagles were sold in 2009, as of Nov. 25.

 

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 32,271 35,288 3,017 9.3%

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 104,862 105,953 1,091 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
  1,271,184 1,296,853 25,669 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
  570,817 581,677 10,860 1.9%

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
  558,721 578,092 19,371 3.5%

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
  590,682 594,864 4,182 0.7%

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
  92,477 93,593 1,116 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 130,042 131,726 1,684 1.3%
Uncirculated 47,181 47,728 547 0.8%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 21,872 22,208 336 1.5%  
Braille Education Set 9,177 9,636 459 5.0%

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 248,246 252,262 4,016 1.6%
Presidency 153,427 174,536 21,109 13.8
2009 Lincoln Proof Set 179,647 185,731 6,084 3.4%

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) 6,797 7,019 222 3.3% 13,875
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,624 6,856 232 3.5%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,195 1,206 11 0.9% 2,374
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,155 1,168 13 1.1%
Two-Roll Set 30,303 31,234 931 3.1% 31,234

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 Gain Momentum – FirstSpouseCoins.us
    It’s seems likely that the demand for gold has helped US First Spouse Gold Coin sales rise. Overall sales have been experiencing a steady upward trend for the last three weeks, despite their increases on Nov. 12th to the highest level since the series started in 2007. The Julia Tyler Proof coins gained the most by adding 87 this week, according to the latest US Mint sales figures. Last week, none were sold. The second …

  • Eagles 7,000 Shy of 26 Million – SilverCoinsToday.com
    2009 American Silver Eagle sales were less than impressive at the start of November, but they quickly warmed after silver prices reached year highs. The eagles now look to be the talk of the month.
    The US Mint’s authorized dealers purchased 986,000 Silver Eagles during the last six days alone, bringing November sales up to 2,586,500. The month already ranks as the fourth best in 2009 with still nearly a week left to place orders. Further …
  • Presidency & Professional Life Compete – 2009LincolnPennies.com
    As sales for the newest 2009 Lincoln “Presidency” Penny cooled from its launch, the Lincoln “Professional Life” Penny maintained its steam. The “Professional Life” Two-Roll set beat its prior week sales gain for the third time in a row. According to the latest US Mint sales figures, collectors purchased over 21,000 new “Presidency” Two-Roll Sets in a week’s time, compared to the 153,000 …

 

The non bullion sales figures above have an "as of date" of Nov. 22. For an always updated reference of the latest articles, visit US Mint Sales.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Elliot November 26, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Where are people getting the 2009 Silver Eagles?? I have looked on the US mint’s website and can’t find them…

Paul November 27, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Silver Eagles are only available from dealers, not directly from the US mint.
You can buy them on-line by doing a search for the coin, or check-out a place like ebay. Also, look in your area for a coin shop.

Elliot November 28, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Thanks Paul… I was just wondering where the sales postings above were coming from.

w December 2, 2009 at 6:37 pm

the mint store inside the mint sells silver eagles.

the x December 2, 2009 at 6:38 pm

the mint sets with the copper pennies are a good thing to have.

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