US Mint Sales: Bullion Coins Rebound, Disabled Vet $1s Advance

by CoinNews.net on March 11, 2010 · 1 comment

US Mint Sales Figures ImageThe latest United States Mint sales report is less than exciting. Only three products show week-over-week improvements. On the other hand, bullion gold and silver American Eagles displayed a touch of spunk after their prior week of easing sales. To the numbers…

Disabled American Veterans Silver Dollars followed the trend of modern commemorates — quick out of the gate, but slower as the days pass. Proofs advanced 24,784 to reach 90,993 while uncirculated sales rose 8,692 to 40,841. Together, these seven day numbers rose 33,476 following their first three days of release.

As a comparison during the same time frame, last year’s Lincoln Bicentennial dollar and Braille silver dollar rose by 57,526 and 29,430, respectively. The Lincoln $1s eventually sold out. The Braille’s did not. The DAV coins do have a lower mintage level at 350,000, but they will soon be competing with the March 23 release of the Boy Scouts Commemorative Coins.

2009 Buffalo Gold Proof Coin activity has declined now for three straight weeks. Since Jan. 31, weekly gains moved from 1,327, to 771, then to 413, and now to 384. Total sales have reached 48,396.

As suggested in last week’s report, interest in American Eagle Bullion coins picked up during the prior seven days. Gold Eagles rose by 25,500 versus 12,000. Silver Eagles advanced 750,000 compared to 425,000. If the pace is maintained for both through the remaining days of this month, Gold Eagles would have their third best March ever while Silver Eagles would enjoy their best March.

Major coin sales figures follow:

American Eagle Bullion Coin Sales

March* 2010 Totals**
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 37,500 206,500
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 1,175,000 6,817,500
*The as of date for the bullion products are March 10, 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 90,993 24,784 37.43% 131,834 of 350,000
Uncirculated 32,149 40,841 8,692 27.04%

2009 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
1 ounce 48,012 48,396 384 0.80%

First Spouse Gold Coins

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Mintage
Harrison Proof (2009) 6,183 6,239 56 0.91% 9,772 of 40,000
Harrison Uncirculated (2009 3,506 3,533 27 0.77%
Letitia Tyler Proof (2009) 4,763 4,776 13 0.27% 7,637 of 40,000
Letitia Tyler Uncirculated (2009) 2,848 2,861 13 0.46%
Julia Tyler Proof (2009) 4,421 4,437 16 0.36% 6,986 of 40,000
Julia Tyler Uncirculated (2009) 2,539 2,549 10 0.39%
Sarah Polk Proof (2009) 4,236 4,252 16 0.38% 6,802 of 40,000
Sarah Polk Uncirculated (2009) 2,542 2,550 8 0.31%
Zachary Taylor Proof (2009) 3,163 3,193 30 0.95% 4,972 of 40,000
Zachary Taylor Uncirculated (2009) 1,775 1,779 4 1.23%

United States Mint Proof Sets

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
2009 United States Mint Proof Set 1,446,410 1,449,274 2,864 0.20%
2009 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set 664,885 666,334 1,459 0.22%
2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set 326,464 338,205 11,741 3.60%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Proof Set 603,197 603,660 463 0.08%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set 273,541 274,028 487 0.18%

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
2009 United States Mint Uncirculated Set 728,371 735,756 7,385 1.01%
2009 Presidential Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set™ (P&D) 103,914 104,373 459 0.44%

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
William Henry Harrison 13,964 13,964 0 0.00%
Letitia Tyler 9,705 9,705 0 0.00%
Julia Tyler 8,913 8,937 24 0.27%  
Sarah Polk 8,372 8,407 35 0.42%  
Margaret Taylor 6,323 6,394 71 1.12%

2010 Native American Dollar Rolls

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 20,226 21,127 901 4.45%
41,602
25-coin roll set (D) 19,579 20,475 896 4.58%

2010 Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
200-coin bag (P&D) 3,128 3,302 174 5.56%
2-roll set (P&D) 17,151 18,382 1,231 7.18%

Northern Mariana Islands Quarters

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,429 7,479 50 0.67% 14,620
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,094 7,141 47 0.66%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,470 1,473 3 0.20% 2,241
1000-Coin Bag (D) 767 768 1 0.13%
Two-Roll Set 32,497 32,696 199 0.61% 32,696

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 277,048 277,968 920 0.33%
Presidency 236,130 238,295 2,165 0.92%
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:

 

  • First Spouse Gold Coin Sales Hit Brakes – FirstSpouseCoins.us
    First Spouse Gold Coin sales were down this week, by more than half of last week’s performance in fact, according to the latest US Mint sales figures. The total added was 193, compared to the prior 507. Only one of the ten available 24-karat coins experienced a better-than-before sales improvement. That was the Anna Harrison proof coin. It jumped by 56, beating last week’s increase of 33. Its total sales are now 6,239, but it has 1,276 more to go – an unlikely feat – in order to reach the same level as the 2008 Van Buren Liberty Proof …

  • DAV Silver Dollars Pass 131K, Silver Eagles Break 1.1M – SilverCoinsToday.com
    Investment demand for bullion American Silver Eagles increased during the last seven days, but excitement abated for other American silver products. According to the latest United States Mint sales statistics, Silver Eagles advanced another 750,000 since last Wednesday — improving to 1,175,000 during the first ten days of this month …

 

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of March 7, 2010.

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Jack March 11, 2010 at 3:15 pm

You may want to take into consideration that the Mint’s websight was down most of last weekend which may have hurt the sales of the coins.

Happy collecting

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