US Mint Sales: Silver Dollars Easing, First Spouse Gold Rising

by Mike Unser on April 15, 2010 · 1 comment

US Mint Sales Figures ImageUnited States Mint commemorative sales are slowing as the days since their launch pass. Weekly gains have fallen by a bit more than half as most coin collectors who wanted them now already own them.

First Spouse Gold Coins, on the other hand, had their own mini surge despite their age.

As far as America’s newest and smallest coin, the 2010 Lincoln cent, the public appears less excited about buying rolls of them as compared to their 2009 counterparts. To the numbers…

2010 Boy Scouts Silver Dollars have scored 290,392 or 83.0 percent of their maximum 350,000 mintage. On sale for just over three weeks, reported gains have declined from 214,672 to 51,844 and now 23,875.

While indicators still seem to support an eventual sell out, the Boy Scouts coins need to find a sustained buying level if that is to occur. Their prices will be raised after 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 21. That deadline, however, is only a call to action for those who know about it. As is the case with most commemoratives that are minted for less than a year, only a small slice of a population that would be interested in buying them even know they are available.

2010 Disabled Veterans Silver Dollars reached 191,489 or 54.7 percent of their authorized mintage. On sale for seven weeks, their weekly trends have been dropping by half as well, with the last three gains moving from 14,684, to 7,010 and now 3,427. More than 10,000 have been sold since their prices were increased on March 29.

2010 Lincoln Cent rolls made their debut. Two-roll sets were released Thursday, April 8. As of Sunday, sales came in at 45,483. While strong, they are diminutive when standing next to the initial 2009 penny roll numbers.

2009 Lincoln Cent Debuting Two-Roll Set Sales
2009 Lincoln Formative Years Cent 200,055
2009 Lincoln Professional Life Cent 152,146
2009 Lincoln Presidency Cent 153,427

The 2009 Lincoln Birthplace Cent had two-roll set sales of 96,000 within two weeks, when the Mint unexpectedly stopped offering them.

Finally, First Spouse Gold Coins enjoyed a better-than-normal week. While the newer 2010 Abigail Fillmore $10s lost a bit of luster, week-over-week gains for the other gold coins improved. As a group, 1,238 more were purchased versus the prior 1,038. Margaret Taylor gold proofs advanced 112, and Letitia Tyler proofs added 104. The last time these two experienced triple digit increases was mid-February for Taylor and mid 2009 for Tyler.

Major coin sales figures follow:

American Eagle Bullion Coin Sales

April* 2010 Totals**
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 12,000 283,000
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 438,500 9,462,000
*The as of date for the bullion products is April 9, 2010. ** Includes 51,000 of the 2009-dated Gold Eagles sold this year. 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 130,996 133,332 2,336 1.78% 191,489 of 350,000
Uncirculated 57,066 58,157 1,091 1.91%

2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Mintage
Proof 179,976 196,400 16,424 9.13% 290,392 of 350,000
Uncirculated 86,541 93,992 7,451 8.61%

2009 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
1 ounce 49,388 49,388 0 0.00%
NLA

First Spouse Gold Coins

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Mintage
Harrison Proof (2009)* 6,250 6,250 0 0.00% NLA
Harrison Uncirculated (2009)* 3,537 3,537 0 0.00%
Letitia Tyler Proof (2009) 4,882 4,986 104 2.13% 7,968 of 40,000
Letitia Tyler Uncirculated (2009) 2,922 2,982 60 2.05%
Julia Tyler Proof (2009) 4,536 4,627 91 2.01% 7,279 of 40,000
Julia Tyler Uncirculated (2009) 2,599 2,652 53 2.04%
Sarah Polk Proof (2009) 4,365 4,450 85 1.95% 7,095 of 40,000
Sarah Polk Uncirculated (2009) 2,605 2,645 40 1.54%
Zachary Taylor Proof (2009) 3,361 3,473 112 3.33% 5,378 of 40,000
Zachary Taylor Uncirculated (2009) 1,870 1,905 35 1.87%
Abigail Fillmore Proof (2010) 2,975 3,408 433 14.55% 5,245 of 15,000
Abigail Fillmore Uncirculated (2010) 1,612 1,837 225 13.96%

United States Mint Proof Sets

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
2009 United States Mint Proof Set 1,458,791 1,464,004 5,213 0.36%
2009 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set 674,918 676,294 1,376 0.20%
2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set 338,483 344,322 5,839 1.73%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Proof Set 606,571 607,044 473 0.08%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set 276,369 277,020 651 0.24%

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
2009 United States Mint Uncirculated Set 750,699 753,315 2,616 0.35%
2009 Presidential Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set™ (P&D) 105,059 105,059 0 0.00% NLA

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 9,120 9,185 65 0.71%  
Sarah Polk 8,666 8,717 51 0.59%  
Margaret Taylor 6,847 6,922 75 1.10%
Abigail Fillmore 3,577 4,281 704 19.68%

2010 Native American Dollar Rolls

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 24,247 24,832 585 2.41%
49,147
25-coin roll set (D) 23,764 24,315 551 2.32%

2010 Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
200-coin bag (P&D) 4,072 4,156 84 2.06%
2-roll set (P&D) 21,101 21,605 504 2.39%

Northern Mariana Islands Quarters

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,707 7,733 26 0.34% 15,087
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,325 7,354 29 0.40%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,475 1,477 2 0.14% 2,249
1000-Coin Bag (D) 770 772 2 0.26%
Two-Roll Set 33,503 33,639 136 0.41% 33,639

Lincoln Cents

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
2009 Birthplace Rolls 96,000 0 0 0.0%
NLA
2009 Formative Years Rolls 300,000 0 0 0.0%
NLA
2009 Professional Life 281,357 282,296 939 0.33%
2009 Presidency 245,195 246,896 1,702 0.69%
2009 Lincoln Proof Set 200,000 0 0 0%
NLA
2010 Lincoln Shield Cent 45,483

NLA – No Longer Available.

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

 

  • First Spouse Gold Coins Experience Higher Demand – FirstSpouseCoins.us
    First Spouse Gold Coins were in higher demand, according to the latest US Mint sales report. As a group, they grew by 1,238. The jump was a little surprising since prior totals had been 1,038 and 1,125. Abigail Fillmore coins were again most popular. Collectors purchased 433 proof and 225 uncirculated. Although Fillmore’s growth is gently losing momentum …

  • BSA Silver Dollars Hit 83% Max, DAV Coins at 54.7% – SilverCoinsToday.com
    U.S. Mint 2010 commemorative sales continue to slow as the newness of their releases fade further each week and as most collectors who wanted them have already made their purchases …

 

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of April 11, 2010.

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the x April 17, 2010 at 10:22 am

who out there knows what an 2010 dubble die shield penny is worth?

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