US Mint Numismatic Sales Slide, Bullion Coins Lead

by Mike Unser on January 28, 2010 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures Image The amount of money coin collectors have been spending on numismatic coins has fallen since the middle of December, as a holding pattern is apparent by those who have already made their 2009-dated purchases and are awaiting the US Mint’s new offerings. The latest weekly sales report from the United States Mint is the least impressive in a very long time.

Only three collector products showed improvements over the prior week:

  • Two First Spouse Gold Coins — the Anna Harrison proof gained 20 versus 17 and the Letitia Tyler proof advanced 21 compared to 16
  • The 2009 DC & US Territories Quarters Proof Set rose 8,968. Last week the US Mint had cut their previous total down by 6,809.

In a bigger picture of faltering demand for gold products, only 240 First Spouse Gold Coins were purchased compared to the prior weekly grab of 733. The proof American Buffalo tally advanced another 421, but that is down greatly from the modest 749 increase reported last week. Tumbling bullion prices have not been beneficial to sales, but the US Mint did cut gold coin prices on Wednesday which should increase their appeal in the market.

New on the scene are the 2010 Native American $1 Coin. 25-coin rolls were released on Jan. 22. The first batch of figures show 8,333 rolls of the 2010-Ps and 8,446 rolls of the the 2010-Ds were purchased.

Worthy of a mention is the 2009 US Mint Set. The 700,000 milestone was breached, although sales are down nearly 40 percent from the prior week.

On the bullion front, the 2010-dated gold and silver eagles were released on Jan. 19. Buyers bought them in droves during the first few days. The excitement level has naturally retreated since, and again the aforementioned fall in precious metal prices must be considered by anyone buying them. 16,000 more Gold Eagles were purchased since last Wednesday. Silver Eagles jumped another 745,000, making their January record even higher. (See an earlier CoinNews.net article entitled US Mint Silver Eagle Sales Top 3 Million, Best Ever January.)

Major coin sales numbers follow:

2010 American Eagle Bullion Coin Sales

January* 2010 Totals
American Eagle Gold 1 oz** 85,000 85,000
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*** 3,592,500 3,592,500
*The as of date for the bullion products are Jan. 27, 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 44,468 44,889 421 0.95%

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
  1,425,136 1,429,501 4,365 0.31%

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
  650,453 652,964 2,511 0.39%

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
  695,942 701,036 5,094 0.73%

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
  620,675 621,564 889 0.14%

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
  101,279 101,734 455 0.45%

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 269,895 271,197 1,302 0.48%
Presidency 220,699 223,483 2,784 1.26%
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) 6,842 6,987 145 2.12% 13,687
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,565 6,700 135 2.06%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,408 1,412 4 0.28% 2,128
1000-Coin Bag (D) 712 716 4 0.56%
Two-Roll Set 30,059 30,658 599 1.99% 30,658

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:

 

  • First Spouse Gold Coin Sales Lag, Prices Cut – FirstSpouseCoins.us
    Sales slowed for seven of the ten available US First Spouse Gold Coins, according to the latest Mint sales data. In fact, the overall sales were the lowest for the month, sliding all the way to 240. Last week’s overall was 733. While the previous report showed triple digit increases for both Margaret Taylor coins, 320 for the Uncirculated and …

  • 2010 American Silver Eagles Break Record – SilverCoinsToday.com
    Demand during the last several days has declined for all United States Mint silver products, according to the latest sales stats. Still, investors and collectors this month have given more than enough attention to the newly released bullion 2010 American Silver Eagle coins. January sales are at an all-time, record-smashing high …

 

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of Jan. 25, 2010. For an always updated reference of the latest articles, visit US Mint Sales.

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