US Mint Sales: Gold Coin Interest Picks Up

by CoinNews.net on February 18, 2010 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures Image The United States Mint headquarters in Washington, D.C. was shutdown for most of last week thanks to the two blizzards that blew through the East Coast. The wintry havoc not only closed the Mint and other federal agency doors, but left collectors high and dry when it came to the weekly coin sales figures. This week is catch-up, with two weeks worth of data combined into one. To the numbers…

The 2010 Presidential Dollar Proof Set launched on Thursday, February 11, to a collector community eagerly awaiting to place orders. A solid 224,426 were scooped up by Sunday, February 14. The 2009 sets went off sales with the release of the 2010s, but their numbers also saw an addition of 2,370 before closing. Their final tally should be 624,761. It would appear the 2010 sets, which include the popular Lincoln Presidential $1, could pass the 2009s in a few short months.

The 2009 US Mint Uncirculated Set takes honors as the biggest gainer in collectible coins. Set numbers rose by 15,244 to reach 720,106. They have been available for about 4 1/2 months now.

In the gold category, First Spouse Gold Coins shined with a 943 increase across all options. Outside new spouse coin launches, the series has not seen that type of a jump in some time. The 2009 proof Gold Buffalos advanced 1,327, which is also slightly higher than seen during the past several weeks.

The sales front is looking less spectacular for bullion American Silver Eagles. Their numbers slowly climbed 750,000 higher in two weeks. February sales are now at 1.25 million. They have a lot of ground to make up in catching the 2009 February total of 2,125,000.

Major coin sales figures follow:

2010 American Eagle Bullion Coin Sales

February* 2010 Totals
American Eagle Gold 1 oz** 58,000 143,000
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*** 1,250,000 4,842,500
*The as of date for the bullion products are Feb. 17, 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 45,501 46,828 1,327 2.92%

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
  1,433,357 1,435,898 5,541 0.39%

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
  655,703 659,833 4,130 0.63%

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
  704,862 720,106 15,244 2.16%

US Mint coin information page: United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set®
CoinNews article: 2009 US Mint Set

2010 Presidential Dollar Proof Set

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  224,426

2009 Presidential Dollar Proof Set

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  622,391 624,761 2,370 0.38%

2009 Presidential Dollar Uncirculated Set (P&D)

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  102,051 102,893 842 0.83%

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%

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

2010 Native American Dollars

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
25-coin roll set (P) 12,338 16,342 4,004 32.45%
25-coin roll set (D) 12,505 16,131 3,626 29.00%

2010 Kennedy Half Dollars

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
200-coin bag (P&D) 1,237 2,185 948 76.64%
2-roll set (P&D) 7,559 12,896 5,337 70.60%

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 272,345 274,580 2,235 0.82%
Presidency 226,079 231,343 5,264 2.33%
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

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
William Henry Harrison 13,966 13,966 0 0%
Letitia Tyler 9,711 9,711 0 0%
Julia Tyler 8,763 8,763 0 0%  
Sarah Polk 8,180 8,180 0 0%  
Margaret Taylor 5,547 5,547 0 0%

Northern Mariana Islands Quarter Sales

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,127 7,288 161 2.26% 14,254
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,812 6,966 154 2.26%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,439 1,454 15 1.04% 2,213
1000-Coin Bag (D) 742 759 17 2.29%
Two-Roll Set 31,080 31,798 718 2.31% 31,798

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

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

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

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

*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 Surge – FirstSpouseCoins.us
    The sales surge was expected since the Mint reduced gold coin prices on Jan. 27. On the other hand, the unexpected was the coins that took top sales honors. Anna Harrison’s Uncirculated was most popular, gaining 177, and Letitia Tyler’s Uncirculated hit 2nd by adding 163. Rounding out 3rd place was Margaret Taylor’s Proofs, picking up 144. Normally the newest coins or the Proof versions would be in first place. Perhaps Harrison’s Uncirculated was successful because its sales will likely end around March 4 when the 2010 Abigail Fillmore First Spouse Gold Coins launch …

  • Silver Eagles Strolling at 1.25 Million – SilverCoinsToday.com
    On the bullion side of the aisle, American Silver Eagle bullion coins are strolling along at a leisurely pace. Silver prices have recently risen, so the coins could begin trotting at any time. Since the last report two weeks ago, authorized buyers ordered another 750,000. The February total is now up to …
  • Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set Values Remain Strong – CoinNews.net
    It has been slightly over four months now since the Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set was released by the United States Mint. On that day, October 15, 2009, eager buyers wasted no time in snatching up the Mint’s inventory. In fact, it took less than thirty hours for the 50,000 sets created by the Mint to be sold at their issue price of $55.95. And that was with many buyers experiencing technical issues during the first few hours of availability on the Mint’s website and via their phone ordering system …

 

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of February 14, 2010. For an always updated reference of the latest articles, visit US Mint Sales.

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