US Mint Sales: Bullion Coins Flash Forward, May Gold Takes Title

by CoinNews.net on May 20, 2010 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageU.S. Mint precious metals coins are flying into buyer’s hands so fast that sales reports are outdated almost as soon as they are published.

Despite downside pressure that has driven gold and silver prices from recent highs, the United States Mint has already sold more gold bullion coins in May than in any other month this year.

Mint buyers have scooped up 165,500 ounces of them through May 19. One-ounce American Gold Eagles have been favored by 2-1 over the one-ounce American Gold Buffalos.

Demand has not been limited to bullion. Collector proof and uncirculated 24-karat First Spouse Gold Coins enjoyed their best gains in five weeks — that, despite mid-week adjustments that set their prices to the highest levels ever.

Mint silver coins — whether bullion, commemoratives or sets — are hot as well. Every numismatic silver product showed improved week-over-week gains.

On the bullion side of the picture, American Silver Eagles jumped forward 2,456,000, easily recording their best ever May with still 12 days to go. That is quite an achievement for a series that dates back to 1986. The eagles have enjoyed a fast ride during the last several days alone, as the following table illustrates:

 
Silver Eagle Sales
Friday, May 7, 2010 892,000
Monday, May 10, 2010 1,478,500
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 1,478,500
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 1,508,500
Thursday, May 13, 2010 1,872,500
Friday, May 14, 2010 1,897,500
Monday, May 17, 2010 2,381,500
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 2,456,000
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 2,456,000

The 99.9% fine silver pieces are 13,000 short from hitting 14 million in 2010. Previously, just under 11.6 million had been the best five-month start for the coins. That was set as record in 2009.

The following tables contain the latest United States Mint provided coin sales figures:

American Bullion Coin Sales

April May* 2010 Totals**
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 60,500 110,500 442,000
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 0 0 0
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 0 0 0
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 0 0 0
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 56,500 55,000 111,500
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 2,507,500 2,456,000 13,987,000
*The as of date for the bullion products is May 19, 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 138,551 139,941 1,390 1.00% 201,185 of 350,000
Uncirculated 60,644 61,244 600 0.99%

2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Mintage
Proof 232,264 235,701 3,437 1.48% 342,771 of 350,000
Uncirculated 107,296 107,070 -226 -0.21%

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) 5,090 5,149 59 1.16% 8,283 of 40,000
Letitia Tyler Uncirculated (2009) 3,095 3,134 39 1.26%
Julia Tyler Proof (2009) 4,743 4,799 56 1.18% 7,596 of 40,000
Julia Tyler Uncirculated (2009) 2,751 2,797 46 1.67%
Sarah Polk Proof (2009) 4,561 4,622 61 1.34% 7,416 of 40,000
Sarah Polk Uncirculated (2009) 2,739 2,794 55 2.01%
Zachary Taylor Proof (2009) 3,640 3,783 143 3.93% 6,025 of 40,000
Zachary Taylor Uncirculated (2009) 2,187 2,242 55 2.51%
Abigail Fillmore Proof (2010) 3,882 4,090 208 5.36% 6,396 of 15,000
Abigail Fillmore Uncirculated (2010) 2,187 2,306 119 5.44%

United States Mint Proof Sets

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 75,558
2009 United States Mint Proof Set 1,466,755 1,468,618 1,863 0.13%
2009 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set 681,055 683,099 2,044 0.30%
2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set 368,818 373,835 5,017 1.36%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Proof Set 608,830 609,376 546 0.09%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set 279,075 279,885 810 0.29%

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
2010 United States Mint Uncirculated Set 35,743 38,629 2,886 8.07%
2009 United States Mint Uncirculated Set 759,645 761,589 1,944 0.26%
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 13,962 13,962 0 0.00%
Letitia Tyler 9,689 9,689 0 0.00%
Julia Tyler 9,296 9,311 15 0.16%  
Sarah Polk 8,857 8,884 27 0.30%  
Margaret Taylor 7,147 7,186 39 0.55%
Abigail Fillmore 5,693 5,824 131 2.30%

2010 Native American Dollar Rolls

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 26,760 27,109 349 1.30%
53,812
25-coin roll set (D) 26,357 26,703 346 1.31%

2010 Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
200-coin bag (P&D) 4,776 4,828 52 1.09%
2-roll set (P&D) 23,423 23,816 393 1.68%

Hot Springs National Park Quarters

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,358 6,692 334 5.25% 12,825
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,812 6,133 321 5.52%
Two-Roll Set 30,527 32,224 1,697 5.56% 32,224

Northern Mariana Islands Quarters

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,778 7,778 0 0.00% 15,178
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,400 7,400 0 0.00%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,491 1,491 0 0.00% 2,283
1000-Coin Bag (D) 792 792 0 0.00%
Two-Roll Set 33,788 33,788 0 0.00% 33,788

Lincoln Cents

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
2009 Birthplace Rolls 96,000 96,000 0 0.0%
NLA
2009 Formative Years Rolls 300,000 300,000 0 0.0%
NLA
2009 Professional Life 285,381 286,531 1,150 0.40%
2009 Presidency 251,387 253,027 1,640 0.65%
2009 Lincoln Proof Set 200,000 200,000 0 0%
NLA
2010 Lincoln Shield Cent 104,458
108,387
3,929 3.76%

NLA – No Longer Available.

Notable links for sales related articles from CoinNews and sister sites follow:

  • 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set Sales Debut – CoinNews
    The debuting sales figures for the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set have just been released by the United States Mint, and they are stronger than the opening sales from the prior issue.The first set to contain America the Beautiful Quarters went on sale Thursday, May 13, 2010. By Sunday …

  • First Spouse Gold Coins’ Phenomenal Rebound – FirstSpouseCoins.us
    First Spouse Gold Coin sales had a phenomenal 841 contribution in this week’s report, despite the fact that their prices hit an all time high mid-week last. The newest United States Mint sales figures show that all of the coins ended up with positive numbers, and three went into triple digit gains. The others rose by double digits …

  • US Mint Silver Coin Sales Comeback – SilverCoinsToday.com
    Silver collector coins experienced a robust sales comeback in the latest round of United States Mint sales figures, while American Silver Eagle bullion coins continue to power forward. All of the sets and individual silver dollars beat their prior numbers, some were up double and triple digit …

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of May 16, 2010.

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