US Mint Sales: 2010 Silver Eagles Explode on Release

by Darrin Lee Unser on January 21, 2010 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures Image In what has become almost a weekly routine of late, the United States Mint again reported unimpressive sales according to their latest figures. A few bright spots did emerge, however.

The most impressive gains come not from a numismatic item, but from the US Mint’s bullion coins. Recall that the bullion 2009 American Silver Eagles sold out on January 12th, with 2010-dated coins not appearing for sale until this last Tuesday. The situation left authorized purchasers with no silver bullion options for almost a full week.

They made up for this lack of availability and then some. In less than two days, Mint records show an astounding 2,480,000 were purchased. Put another way, in less than 48 hours the Mint sold over 8.6% of the total number of Silver Eagles it had sold in all of 2009.

The one ounce Gold Eagle bullion coins are also doing nicely, especially when you consider that the Mint is requiring its authorized purchasers to buy one 2009-dated coin for every three 2010 coin they want until the 2009s are depleted. 69,000 have been sold so far this month.

A few other highlights from the latest Mint figures:

  • The 2009 DC & US Territories Quarters Proof Set saw a downward adjustment of 6,809 units. It is unclear if this is an error in the reporting, an accounting correction, or a massive amount of returns. Next week’s figures might shed some light on this quandary.

  • The 2009 American Buffalo Gold Proof coins are still selling at decent levels with 749 of the 24-karat coins sold, bringing the latest sales total to 44,468.

  • Interest in the latest First Spouse gold coin (Taylor) is growing with 261 proof and 320 uncirculated marked as sold. This more than doubles the amount sold in the prior week.

  • The Lincoln Presidency Cent saw a nice increase selling 4,990 of the two-roll sets. Obviously, collectors are more interested in them with their mintages at the lowest level of any of penny design in decades. (See the final 2009 Lincoln Cent Mintages.)

Major coin sales numbers follow:

2010 American Eagle Bullion Coin Sales

January* 2010 Totals
American Eagle Gold 1 oz** 69,000 69,000
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 0 0
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 0 0
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 0 0
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 0 0
American Eagle Silver 1 oz*** 2,847,500 2,847,500
*The as of date for the bullion products are Jan. 20, 2010. ** Includes AT LEAST 20,000 of the 2009-dated Gold Eagles sold in January. ***Includes 367,500 of the 2009-dated Silver Eagle coins sold in January.

 

US Mint Collector Coin Sales

(Data compare previous to current Mint sales reports)

2009 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

2009 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
1 ounce 43,719 44,468 749 1.71%

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 115,178 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
  1,417,968 1,425,136 7,168 0.51%

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
  645,893 650,453 4,560 0.71%

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
  687,231 695,942 8,711 1.27%

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
  619,751 620,675 924 0.15%

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
  100,799 101,279 480 0.48%

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 268,371 269,895 1,524 0.57%
Presidency 215,709 220,699 4,990 2.31%
2009 Lincoln Proof Set* 200,000 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) 6,641 6,842 201 3.03% 13,407
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,382 6,565 183 2.87%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,390 1,408 18 1.29% 2,120
1000-Coin Bag (D) 700 712 12 1.71%
Two-Roll Set 29,135 30,059 924 3.17% 30,059

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 an entire listing of the most recent US Mint sales report.

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

 

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    Sales for US First Spouse Gold Coins jumped again, according to the latest United States Mint sales figures. The surprise was certainly the Margaret Taylor gold Uncirculated, which skyrocketed by 320. Last week its change was just 97. It even beat the Proof version, which gained 261. That’s not too shabby considering last week was 152 …

  • US Mint Sales: 2010 Silver Eagles Start Strong – SilverCoinsToday.com
    Similar to last week, two of three US Mint numismatic silver products declined in demand, but the newly released bullion 2010 American Silver Eagle Coins enjoyed spectacular sales. Of the remaining three silver sets still sold by the United States Mint, only the 2009 Silver Proof Set improved as compared to …

 

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of Jan. 17, 2010. For an always updated reference of the latest articles, visit US Mint Sales.

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