US Mint Sales: Bullion Gold Hits 1999 Highs, Silver Eagles Breach 15M

by Mike Unser on May 27, 2010 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageThe latest United States Mint sales figures are contrasting. Numismatic coins moved slower as is often the case toward the middle of the year when extended daylight hours offer collecting distractions.

But coins struck for investors amped higher, and are shooting for records. Cases in point: Gold Eagles are selling as fast as they were during the Y2K scare; Silver Eagle sales just smashed 15 million in less than five months.

More specifically, during the last week alone:

  • 22-karat bullion American Gold Eagles jumped 65,500 –more than April’s total, reaching 176,000 for May. Monthly sales have not been higher since August 1999.
  • .999 fine bullion American Silver Eagles soared more than 1 million, hitting 3.5 million for May. They are nearing the 3,696,000 all-time monthly record set in December 1986.
  • 24-karat bullion American Gold Buffalos advanced 15,500, rising to 70,500 for May.

With the sizable dip and now rebounding precious metals prices, US Mint bullion coins will end May on even higher notes.

In returning to collector products, America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Sets eased after their opening days of availability. They were released on Thursday, May 13. From then until Sunday, May 16, the US Mint sold 75,558. Flash forward another week and they advanced an additional 18,391, reaching 93,949. The companion silver quarters proof sets go on sale today at noon Eastern Time.

Last week’s report showed that proof and uncirculated 24-karat First Spouse Gold Coins posted their best gains in five weeks. Their latest numbers nearly halved. 427 more were sold, with the uncirculated Margaret Taylor gold piece unexpectedly accounting for 278 of them. It was the single .9999 fine gold piece in the group to register a weekly improvement.

Franklin Pierce Presidential $1 coin roll opening figures are now known. They went on sale Thursday, May 20. By Sunday, 24,160 of the Denver rolls and 23,960 of the Philadelphia rolls were purchased.

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 60,500 176,000 507,500
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 70,500 127,000
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 2,507,500 3,500,000 15,031,000
*The as of date for the bullion products is May 26, 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 139,941 140,761 820 0.59% 202,481 of 350,000
Uncirculated 61,244 61,720 476 0.78%

2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Mintage
Proof 235,701 238,082 2,381 1.01% 344,961 of 350,000
Uncirculated 107,070 106,879 -191 -0.18%

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% 9,787 of 40,000
Harrison Uncirculated (2009)* 3,537 3,537 0 0.00%
Letitia Tyler Proof (2009) 5,149 5,150 1 0.02% 8,295 of 40,000
Letitia Tyler Uncirculated (2009) 3,134 3,145 11 0.35%
Julia Tyler Proof (2009) 4,799 4,812 13 0.27% 7,619 of 40,000
Julia Tyler Uncirculated (2009) 2,797 2,807 10 0.36%
Sarah Polk Proof (2009) 4,622 4,636 14 0.30% 7,440 of 40,000
Sarah Polk Uncirculated (2009) 2,794 2,804 10 0.36%
Zachary Taylor Proof (2009) 3,783 3,791 8 0.21% 6,311of 40,000
Zachary Taylor Uncirculated (2009) 2,242 2,520 278 12.40%
Abigail Fillmore Proof (2010) 4,090 4,157 67 1.64% 6,478 of 15,000
Abigail Fillmore Uncirculated (2010) 2,306 2,321 15 0.65%

United States Mint Proof Sets

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 75,558 93,949 18,391 24.34%
2009 United States Mint Proof Set 1,468,618 1,470,062 1,444 0.10%
2009 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set 683,099 685,187 2,088 0.31%
2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set 373,835 378,790 4,955 1.33%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Proof Set 609,376 609,850 474 0.08%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set 279,885 280,354 469 0.17%

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
2010 United States Mint Uncirculated Set 38,629 40,562 1,933 5.00%
2009 United States Mint Uncirculated Set 761,589 763,730 2,141 0.28%
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 9,693 4 0.04%
Julia Tyler 9,311 9,335 24 0.26%  
Sarah Polk 8,884 8,903 19 0.21%  
Margaret Taylor 7,186 7,215 29 0.40%
Abigail Fillmore 5,824 5,949 125 2.15%

2010 Native American Dollar Rolls

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 27,109 27,449 340 1.25%
54,468
25-coin roll set (D) 26,703 27,019 316 1.18%

2010 Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
200-coin bag (P&D) 4,828 4,876 48 0.99%
2-roll set (P&D) 23,816 24,113 297 1.25%

Hot Springs National Park Quarters

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,692 6,966 274 4.09% 13,351
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,133 6,385 252 4.11%
Two-Roll Set 32,224 33,388 1,164 3.61% 33,388

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 286,531 287,655 1,124 0.39%
2009 Presidency 253,027 254,610 1,583 0.63%
2009 Lincoln Proof Set 200,000 200,000 0 0%
NLA
2010 Lincoln Shield Cent 108,387 111,928 3,541 3.27%

NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of May 23, 2010.

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