US Mint Sales: Uncirculated Mint Sets Top 600,000; Gold Moves

by Mike Unser on December 3, 2009 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageThe newest US Mint sales report is reminiscent of last week’s, with few notables outside of bullion coins. Collectors were more stingy in their spending, or perhaps they simply stepped away from the buying table during the Thanksgiving holiday week.

In a change from the prior report that showed most US Mint coin sets had better than normal gains, only three stood out in this round — the 2009 DC & US Territories Quarters Set, the 2008 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set and the 2009 US Mint Uncirculated Set.

The 2009 Mint Set screamed the loudest, marking a two-week winning streak. Sales dramatically popped above 600,000 thanks to a huge weekly jump of 28,613 — more than 9,000 above the previous increase.

Several gold coins shined brighter. The 2009 UHR $20 gold piece stepped up another 1,123 compared to the prior 1,091. Martin Van Buren gold coin weekly numbers nearly doubled. (The Mint will stop selling them prior to the Thursday release of the Margaret Taylor First Spouse Coins.)

2009 Gold Buffalo Bullion Coins hit a multi-year high. Their latest figures show 189,000 have been sold compared to the 172,000 in 2008 and the 167,500 in 2007. Other investor bullion coins are in a holding pattern since the US Mint suspended eagles last week as a result of "strong demand" and a depleted inventory.

Other major US Mint coin sales follow:

American Bullion Coin Sales: November

Dec 2
Dec 9
Dec 16
Dec 23
Dec 30
Silver Eagle Coins
0
Gold Buffalo Coins 5,000
Gold Eagle Coins
0
25,993,000 Silver Eagles, 1,193,500 Gold Eagles, and 189,000 Buffalo Eagles were sold in 2009, as of Dec. 2.

 

US Mint Collector Coin Sales

(Data compare previous to current Mint sales reports)

American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
1 ounce 35,288 37,885 2,597 7.4%

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

UHR Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
1 ounce 105,953 107,076 1,123 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
  1,296,853 1,319,696 22,843 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
  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
  578,092 606,705 28,613 4.9%

US Mint coin information page: United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set®
CoinNews article: US Mint Set

2009 Presidential Dollar Proof Set

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  594,864 598,922 4,058 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
  93,593 94,602 1,009 1.1%

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 131,726 133,064 1,338 1.0%
Uncirculated 47,728 48,211 483 1.0%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 22,208 22,540 332 1.5%  
Braille Education Set 9,636 10,003 367 3.8%

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 252,262 255,065 2,803 1.1%
Presidency 174,536 183,804 9,268 5.3%
2009 Lincoln Proof Set 185,731 190,941 5,210 2.8%

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) 7,019 7,203 184 2.6% 14,240
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,856 7,037 181 2.6%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,206 1,219 13 1.1% 2,400
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,168 1,181 13 1.1%
Two-Roll Set 31,234 31,925 691 2.2% 31,925

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:

 

  • Demand Continues to Rise for First Spouse Gold Coins – FirstSpouseCoins.us
    Demand for First Spouse Gold Coins is up again, as the series enjoyed another week of rising sales, according to the latest weekly US Mint sales figures. The Sarah Polk Uncirculated coins outpaced the rest of the group, including Polk’s Proof version for the first time. Collectors purchased 139 more of the …

  • Silver Coins, Eagles Slow in Thanksgiving Sales Week – SilverCoinsToday.com
    Black Friday excitement did not translate into higher sales for silver coins, according to the latest figures from the US Mint weekly sales report. Demand for silver coins was down for all but one product. Ironically, the one to perform better was actually released last year. The Mint’s 2008 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set had weekly sales of …
  • End of November Lincoln Cent Sales – 2009LincolnPennies.com
    At the moment, it appears that 2009 Lincoln Penny products are being overshadowed by the skyrocketing attention to gold prices and gold coins. The latest round of US Mint sales figures shows that all Lincoln coins moved slower, with the exception of the …
  • Gold Buffalo Bullion Coins Top 2007, 2008 Sales – CoinNews.net
    Despite their late Oct. 15 release date, 2009 American Gold Buffalo Bullion Coin sales have already topped those from 2008 and 2007. The latest US Mint figures have the 2009-dated coins at 189,000. By comparison, the Mint has said 172,000 were sold in all of 2008 while 167,500 were …

 

The non bullion sales figures above have an "as of date" of Nov. 29. For an always updated reference of the latest articles, visit US Mint Sales.

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