US Mint Coin Demand Picks Up Slightly, 2009 Bullion Eagles Still Selling

by Darrin Lee Unser on January 7, 2010 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageSales of collector coins from the United States Mint appear to have stopped their three week slide, but not by much. According to their latest report, no new drastic drops are apparent. Unfortunately, also equally missing from that data are significant gains.

While not huge in numbers, the First Spouse Gold Coins saw almost across the board improvement, not that this was hard to do after the previous week’s disappointing sales.

Leading the pack was the Margaret Taylor First Spouse Proofs with a 110 unit increase. The only spouse to show a set back was the Letitia Tyler Uncirculated Coin, declining 11 from the week prior to 9 new sold. You may recall that each of these coins are struck from 1/2 ounce, 24-karat gold. That sets their price points of $729 for the proofs and $716 for the uncirculated coins, which is steep for most casual collectors.

2009-dated American Silver Eagle bullion coins are showing consistent demand with 131,000 sold so far in the month of January. Gold Bullion Eagles came in at 6,000. As a reminder, the 2010-dated versions will not be offered by the US Mint until January 19.

A few other striking items from the weekly sales report:

  • Interesting, even with low numbers, are the Presidential $1 Coin Covers. The three versions available (William Henry Harrison, John Tyler and James K. Polk) all saw their sales at least double over the previous week. Topping the list was the Polk Covers which sold 227 units compared to the prior 86.

  • The clad 2009 Mint Proof Set saw a dramatic decline over the previous week, losing over 2,300 to bring them in at 8,946 weekly gain. They have, however, reached a reputable 1,412,997 since their introduction on June 1, 2009. Conversely, the 18-coin Silver Proof Set jumped in sales and ended 7,021 higher for the week.

  • Uncirculated dollar sets enjoyed admirable gains, with this year’s 2009 Presidential Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set increasing 55.8% over last week to 954 units. The 2008 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set also increased with 1,221 sold in the week, or a 50.9% rise.

UHR $20 coins are no longer available. They went off sale on Dec. 31. However, the US Mint has not provided updated sales figures. As a result, the total is unchanged from the prior report.

Major coin sales numbers follow:

2009-Dated American Bullion Coin Sales

2009 Totals January* 2010 Totals
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 1,315,500 6,000 6,000
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz** 110,000 0 0
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz** 110,000 0 0
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz** 270,000 0 0
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz** 200,000 0 0
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 28,766,500 131,000 131,000
*As of Jan. 6, 2010. **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 42,075 42,630 555 1.32%

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 112,065 0 0 0.0%

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
  1,404,051 1,412,997 8,946 0.64%

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
  634,754 641,775 7,021 1.11%

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
  668,139 678,490 10,351 1.55%

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
  615,853 618,503 2,650 0.43%

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
  99,270 100,224 954 0.96%

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 264,506 266,712 2,206 0.83%
Presidency 207,582 212,283 4,701 2.26%
2009 Lincoln Proof Set* 201,107 0 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) 6,015 6,399 384 6.38% 12,565
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,842 6,166 324 5.55%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,335 1,378 43 3.22% 2,070
1000-Coin Bag (D) 678 692 14 2.06%
Two-Roll Set 26,445 28,192 1,747 6.61% 28,192

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 0 0 0.0% 14,240
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,037 0 0 0.0%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,219 0 0 0.0% 2,400
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,181 0 0 0.0%
Two-Roll Set 31,925 0 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 0 0 0.0% 14,510
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,185 0 0 0.0%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,499 0 0 0.0% 2,933
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,434 0 0 0.0%
Two-Roll Set 33,865 0 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 0 0 0.0% 25,349
100-Coin Bag (D) 12,337 0 0 0.0%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,487 0 0 0.0% 2,821
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,334 0 0 0.0%
Two-Roll Set 38,231 0 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 0 0 0.0% 37,295
100-Coin Bag (D) 17,295 0 0 0.0%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,047 0 0 0.0% 2,000
1000-Coin Bag (D) 953 0 0 0.0%
Two-Roll Set 41,669 0 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 most recent US Mint sales report.

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

 

  • New Year Recovery for First Spouse Gold Coins – FirstSpouseCoins.us
    US First Spouse gold coin sales began the new year with improved figures, the latest United States Mint stats reveal. Eight of the ten gold coins improved, while one was lower and another’s increase was the same as reported last week. Margaret Taylor proofs sped the quickest in this round with 110, and her uncirculated claimed 2nd place at 45 …

  • Silver Coins Rise in First 2010 US Mint Sales Report – SilverCoinsToday.com
    The first United States Mint numismatic product sales report in 2010 shows rising demand for silver coins, despite a holiday shortened week. The increases break a three-week trend of softening sales, with the latest levels nearing those that were last seen toward the middle of December …
  • 2009 Silver Eagles Set December Milestones – CoinNews.net
    2,773,500 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins were sold during the final weeks in 2009, according to the latest United States Mint sales data. Last month ranked as the second best December ever for the silver coin series that was introduced in 1986. It was the fourth best month in 2009 — a year that saw a record-breaking 28,766,500 eagles fly out of US Mint inventories …

 

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of Jan. 3, 2010. For an always updated reference of the latest articles, visit Mint Sales.

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