US Mint Sales: Silver Coins Strong, Sets Top 600K, 2009 Platinum Eagles Impress

by Mike Unser on December 10, 2009 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageThe latest US Mint sales report shows stronger demand for proof and uncirculated sets, higher interest in all silver coins, and opening figures for three recently released products.

In a quick review of the new products:

  • 7,207 of the allotted 8,000 American Platinum Eagle Proof Coins were purchased by collectors in four days. In contrast, the Mint sold 4,769 of the one ounce 2008-dated coins through all of last year. Given that the new eagles are the only platinum option available from the Mint this year — no bullion versions, fractional sizes, etc. — it seems likely they will sell out, and soon.

  • Northern Mariana Islands quarters in bags and rolls were released on Nov. 30. While the 1000-coin bags are not as strong as the opening numbers for the prior US Virgin Islands quarter, the 100-coin bags and two-roll sets are selling slightly better. Now that collectors have learned that the new quarters have the lowest mintages of any in decades, it would seem logical for short term demand to remain strong.

  • Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coins went on sale Dec. 3. Opening numbers have the proofs at 1,791 and the uncirculated options at 1,048. They beat the inaugural sales of the September released Sarah Polk First Spouse Coins, which came in at 1,684 and 921.

Moving on to silver coins, every US Mint silver product enjoyed bigger weekly gains. The Braille Silver Dollar order deadlines on Friday appear to be helping. The proof picked up 2,171 and uncirculated rose by 652. The Braille Education Set improved by 695, and the Uncirculated Easy-Open Capsule product added 538. As of Sunday, 217,874 Braille commemoratives have been scooped up by collectors.

US Mint proof and uncirculated sets are always popular during the holiday season. Only the US Mint Uncirculated Set took a step back, and that was likely due to the larger than normal weekly sales gains reported last week. Two sets topped 600,000:

  • The 18-coin Silver Proof Set advanced 14,845 to reach 606,112
  • The Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set added 6,166 to hit 605,088

Other major US Mint coin sales follow:

American Bullion Coin Sales: December

DECEMBER* YEAR-TO-DATE
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 0 1,193,500
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 56,000 56,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 58,000 58,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 260,000 260,000
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 16,000 200,000
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 1,052,500 27,045,500
*As of Dec. 9, 2009.

 

US Mint Collector Coin Sales

(Data compare previous to current Mint sales reports)

American Platinum Proof Coin

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
1 ounce - 7,207 7,207 -

US Mint information page: 2009 American Eagle One Ounce Platinum Proof Coin
CoinNews article: US Mint Launches Platinum Eagle Proof

American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
1 ounce 37,885 40,233 2,348 6.20%

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 107,076 108,207 1,131 1.06%

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
  1,319,696 1,350,802 31,106 2.36%

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
  591,267 606,112 14,845 2.51%

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
  606,705 627,992 21,287 3.51%

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
  598,922 605,088 6,166 1.03%

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
  94,602 96,346 1,744 1.84%

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 133,064 135,235 2,171 1.63%
Uncirculated 48,211 48,863 652 1.35%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 22,540 23,078 538 2.39%  
Braille Education Set 10,003 10,698 695 6.95%

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 255,065 258,396 3,331 1.31%
Presidency 183,804 194,732 10,928 5.95%
2009 Lincoln Proof Set 190,941 198,430 7,489 3.92%

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

Northern Mariana Islands Quarter Sales

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) - 4,160 4,160 - 8,229
100-Coin Bag (D) - 4,069 4,069 -
1000-Coin Bag (P) - 975 975 - 1,536
1000-Coin Bag (D) - 561 561 -
Two-Roll Set - 18,817 18,817 - 18,817

US Mint coin information page: D.C. & US Territories Collectibles
CoinNews article: Northern Mariana Islands Quarter Bags & Rolls

US Virgin Islands Quarter Sales*

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,203 7,203 0 0.0% 14,240
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,037 7,037 0 0.0%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,219 1,219 0 0.0% 2,400
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,181 1,181 0 0.0%
Two-Roll Set 31,925 31,925 0 0.0% 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:

 

  • Margaret Taylor First Spouse Inaugural Coin Sales – FirstSpouseCoins.us
    Margaret Taylor First Spouse Coins launched on Thursday, Dec. 3rd, with somewhat of a bang, selling a couple thousand by Sunday, the latest US Mint sales figures reveal. 1,791 Proof versions and 1,048 Uncirculated versions were purchased. The new coins were more popular, beating the inaugural sales of the Sarah Polk First Spouse coins back in September, when 1,684 Proofs and 921 Uncirculated sold. Demand for the half ounce 24 karat gold First Spouse coins has been on the rise in recent weeks, believed in part to be the result of …

  • Silver Coins Sales Rise Across the Board – SilverCoinsToday.com
    It is rare when it can be said that the US Mint’s entire collection of silver coin products improved over prior weekly gains. That is exactly what happened according to the latest United States Mint sales report covering from Nov. 30 to Dec. 6. Sales were driven higher during the period by record silver prices, traditional holiday purchases, and collector recognition that several commemorative coin offerings would soon be gone forever. …
  • 2009 Silver Eagles Top 27 Million – CoinNews.net
    US Mint 2009 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins have enjoyed scorching sales this year, easily surpassing the prior 2008 all-time annual record. And that was accomplished back in early October. The one ounce, .999 fine silver coins have now topped a new milestone with more than 27 million sold …
  • 2009 Proof Platinum Eagles Near Sell Out – CoinNews.net
    2009 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins launched on Thursday, Dec. 3. By Sunday, sales reached 7,207 of the maximum 8,000 allotted according to the latest US Mint report on current coin purchases. A sell out appears imminent, and is only a matter of time. The price tag for the 99.95 percent pure, one ounce platinum eagle is currently set at $1,792.00, with an order limit in place of …

 

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of Dec. 9. For an always updated reference of the latest articles, visit US Mint Sales.

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