US Mint Sales: Gold and Eagles Rise; Fractionals Sell Out

by Darrin Lee Unser on December 24, 2009 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures Image If last week’s US Mint coin sales report could be considered lackluster, the most recent figures for this week do nothing but continue that trend. Fortunately, a few entries did show some movement, even if that movement could not be called extraordinary.

Gold coins appear to have led the pack with decent demand. Most likely this is due to the $50 price reduction on gold issues that stemmed from the lower gold prices.

Sales of the American Buffalo Proofs jumped 524 units over last week to 922, bringing the total number sold to 41,553. Also possibly playing into the increased sales is the fact that the bullion versions of the Buffalos reached a sold-out state from the Mint on December 4th of this year, making the proofs the only Buffalos still available.

Showing an even greater increase in sales were the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle coins. They ran to 1,887 sold versus only 587 the week before. This brings their grand total for the year to 110,681. These 24-karat coins were first offered on January 22nd and will only be struck this year. The Mint will continue taking orders on the UHR’s until 3 PM (Eastern) on December 31, 2009, making them available for just one more week.

A few other standouts from the weekly sales report:

  • Demand for proof and uncirculated sets declined almost across the board. Often used as perennial gift-giving favorites, obviously those who were planning such a present have already made their purchases leaving the sets to falter for the second week in a row.

  • The 2009 Lincoln Presidency Two-Roll Sets saw a nice increase gaining more than 2,100 over the previous week. This week’s number (5,483) is still nowhere near what it had been in the past. In fact, just three weeks ago it had sold nearly double the amount at 10,928. These two-roll sets contain 50 coins from the Denver Mint and 50 coins from the Philadelphia Mint, each rolled in special Mint wrapping.

  • 2009 Lincoln Cent Proof Sets have been pulled from US Mint shelves and are now listed as "sold out." The latest number stands at 201,107, which is unchanged from the prior week.

  • Interest in bullion coins continues to be high. The fractional Gold Eagles have sold out, and the one-ounce size is being allocated (as is the Silver Eagle). Final numbers are directly below. You may recall the One ounce American Buffalo Bullion coins were pulled from availability on December 4th and will not return until the 2010 issues come out. 2009 Silver Eagles jumped up another 616,000 during the last week. They have topped 28 million for the year.

With the holidays here, it is doubtful sales trends will change dramatically in the short-term, but some new 2010 issues are just around the corner ready to excite collectors again.

Other major US Mint coin sales follow:

American Bullion Coin Sales: December

DECEMBER* YEAR-TO-DATE
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 62,500 1,256,000
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz** 110,000 110,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz** 110,000 110,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz** 270,000 270,000
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz** 16,000 200,000
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 2,406,000 28,399,000
*As of Dec. 23, 2009. **Sold Out.

 

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 8,000 0 0 0.0%

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 40,631 41,553 922 2.27%

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 108,794 110,681 1,887 1.73%

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
  1,376,750 1,392,782 16,032 1.16%

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
  618,248 628,289 10,041 1.62%

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
  643,897 657,322 13,425 2.08%

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
  609,826 613,721 3,895 0.64%

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
  97,731 98,658 927 0.95%

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 135,235 0 0 0%
Uncirculated 48,863 0 0 0%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 23,078 0 0 0%  
Braille Education Set 10,698 0 0 0%

US Mint coin information page: Commemorative Coins

Lincoln Silver Dollar Sales*

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
Proof 325,000 0 0 0.0%
Uncirculated 125,000 0 0 0.0%
Chronicles Set 50,000 0 0 0.0%

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 0 0 0.0%
Formative Years Rolls* 300,000 0 0 0.0%
Professional Life 260,646 262,651 2,005 0.77%
Presidency 198,094 203,577 5,483 2.77%
2009 Lincoln Proof Set 201,107 201,107 0 0.0%

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) 5,148 5,662 514 9.98% 11,153
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,995 5,491 496 9.93%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,055 1,293 238 22.56% 1,956
1000-Coin Bag (D) 635 663 28 4.41%
Two-Roll Set 23,088 25,158 2,070 8.97% 25,158

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 or no longer available.

Click here for a full listing of the US Mint sales report.

Notable summaries of sales articles this week from CoinNews and sister sites follow:

 

  • First Spouse Gold Coin Sales Rise Slightly – FirstSpouseCoins.us
    First Spouse Gold Coin sales were slightly better this round than last, according to the newest US Mint Sales figures. The total sold was 506, compared to last week’s 479. One factor to help sales was the $25 price cut on December 16 for each coin …

  • Silver Eagles Top 28M, Sets Mostly Lower – SilverCoinsToday.com
    New United States Mint stats reveal that sales were lower for three of their four available silver coin products. The 2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set was the biggest unit gainer of the collectible sets with weekly sales of 10,041. That was down from 12,136 …
  • 2010 Eagle Bullion Coins on Sale Jan. 19 – CoinNews.net
    2010 American Eagle Gold and Silver One Ounce Bullion Coins will go on sale beginning January 19, 2010, the United States Mint told its authorized purchasers on Tuesday. In what can be described as roller-coaster of availability due to enormous demand for 2009 bullion Eagles, this news comes as an affirmation …

 

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of Dec. 20. For an always updated reference of the latest articles, visit US Mint Sales.

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