US Mint Sales: Silver Coins Rise, Gold Coins Slow

by CoinNews.net on March 4, 2010 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageSprinting past all other collectible coins to easily become the U.S. Mint sales leader in just three days were the American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollars.

Nearing 100K from their launch last Thursday through to Sunday, 66,209 proof and 32,149 uncirculated coins were ordered — very sound starting numbers. Compared to last year’s commemoratives, the debuting level was a bit more than half that of the popular Lincoln Silver Dollars, and more than double that of the Louis Braille Silver Dollars. The Lincolns eventually sold out. The Braille’s did not, but their figures were solid, nevertheless.

In other products… Both silver sets outperformed their previous weekly gains. The US Mint Silver Proof Set rose 2,687 to end at 664,885. The DC & US Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set climbed 930 to finish at 273,541.

The 2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set continues to grab collector’s interest. 25,512 more were purchased, bringing their total to 326,464 in less than one month.

2009 Buffalo Gold Proof Coins stepped back by almost half. Their $50 price increase last Wednesday was not helpful. Weekly sales climbed 413 versus the prior 771. Yet, First Spouse Gold Coins managed to increase as a group despite a $25 price increase for each coin. Total units rose 507 compared to last week’s 446.

American Eagle Bullion coin sales during the last seven days eased. Gold Eagles rose by 16,000 versus 22,000. Silver Eagles advanced 425,000 compared to 800,000, but notably topping 6 million for the year. Precious metals prices have been on a strong upswing this week, which should translate to better eagle gains.

Major coin sales figures follow:

American Eagle Bullion Coin Sales

March* 2010 Totals**
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 12,000 181,000
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 425,000 6,067,500
*The as of date for the bullion products are March 3, 2010. ** Includes AT LEAST 35,000 of the 2009-dated Gold Eagles sold in January and February. 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)

2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Mintage
Proof 66,209 98,358 of 350,000
Uncirculated 32,149

2009 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
1 ounce 47,599 48,012 413 0.87%

First Spouse Gold Coins

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Mintage
Harrison Proof (2009) 6,150 6,183 33 0.54% 9,689 of 40,000
Harrison Uncirculated (2009 3,448 3,506 58 1.68%
Letitia Tyler Proof (2009) 4,730 4,763 33 0.70% 7,611 of 40,000
Letitia Tyler Uncirculated (2009) 2,808 2,848 40 1.42%
Julia Tyler Proof (2009) 4,396 4,421 25 0.57% 6,960 of 40,000
Julia Tyler Uncirculated (2009) 2,500 2,539 39 1.56%
Sarah Polk Proof (2009) 4,205 4,236 31 0.74% 6,778 of 40,000
Sarah Polk Uncirculated (2009) 2,453 2,542 89 3.63%
Zachary Taylor Proof (2009) 3,076 3,163 87 2.83% 4,938 of 40,000
Zachary Taylor Uncirculated (2009) 1,703 1,775 72 4.23%

United States Mint Proof Sets

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
2009 United States Mint Proof Set 1,443,527 1,446,410 2,883 0.20%
2009 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set 662,198 664,885 2,687 0.41%
2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set 300,952 326,464 25,512 8.48%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Proof Set 602,310 603,197 887 0.15%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set 272,611 273,541 930 0.34%

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
2009 United States Mint Uncirculated Set 724,755 728,371 3,616 0.50%
2009 Presidential Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set™ (P&D) 103,348 103,914 566 0.55%

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
William Henry Harrison 13,966 13,964 -2 -0.01%
Letitia Tyler 9,712 9,705 -7 -0.07%
Julia Tyler 8,851 8,913 62 0.70%  
Sarah Polk 8,306 8,372 66 0.79%  
Margaret Taylor 6,145 6,323 178 2.90%

2010 Native American Dollar Rolls

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 18,055 20,226 2,171 12.02%
39,805
25-coin roll set (D) 17,670 19,579 1,909 10.80%

2010 Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
200-coin bag (P&D) 2,879 3,128 249 8.65%
2-roll set (P&D) 15,108 17,151 2,043 13.52%

Northern Mariana Islands Quarters

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,367 7,429 62 0.84% 14,523
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,028 7,094 66 0.94%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,456 1,470 14 0.96% 2,237
1000-Coin Bag (D) 760 767 7 0.92%
Two-Roll Set 32,104 32,497 393 1.22% 32,497

2009 Lincoln Cent Rolls

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
Birthplace Rolls 96,000 0 0 0.0%
NLA
Formative Years Rolls 300,000 0 0 0.0%
NLA
Professional Life 275,557 277,048 1,491 0.54%
Presidency 233,375 236,130 2,755 1.18%
2009 Lincoln Proof Set 200,000 0 0 0%
NLA

NLA – No Longer Available.

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

 

  • Harrison Leads First Spouse Gold Sales, Coin Prices Rise – FirstSpouseCoins.us
    Sales for US Mint First Spouse Gold Coins were up this week, according to the latest sales figures. Six of the ten available coins outperformed their previous unit increases. The Anna Harrison Uncirculated coin, that gained 118 last week, lost its footing on the top spot and came in fourth with an increase of 58. The new highest earner in this report was the Sarah Polk Uncirculated, which brought in 89 new sales …

  • US Mint Ships 84,000 Gold Eagles in February – CoinNews.net
    The latest United States Mint bullion coin sales figures have been released and the stats show authorized buyers purchased 84,000 American Eagle Gold coins during February 2010, which was 1,000 less than the prior month. Atypical from other years is that the tally includes both 2009 and 2010-dated coins. This year was the first time in the U.S. Mint’s history of selling the gold coins that a current year’s eagles were not offered …

 

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of February 28, 2010. The next U.S. Mint commemorative, the 2010 Boy Scouts Coins, launch on March 23, 2010.

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