US Mint Sales: May 2010 Gold Bullion Highest Since 1999

by CoinNews.net on June 3, 2010 · 1 comment

US Mint Sales Figures ImageBuyers spent more money last week for both numismatic and bullion United States Mint coins.

190,000 ounces of bullion American Gold Eagles left U.S. Mint inventories in May. That marks the highest level since 216,000 were sold in June 1999.

Mint authorized purchasers also snapped up 70,500 American Gold Buffalos, bringing the total ounces of bullion gold May sales to 260,500. Only one month since the Mint’s bullion program launched in 1986 recorded better, and that was January 1999 with 281,000 ounces of gold coins.

Bullion American Silver Eagles scored their own record in May at 3,636,500 — the highest level since December 1986. 15,676,500 have sold this year as of June 2, which already makes 2010 the third best year for the series.

Collector proof and uncirculated First Spouse Gold Coins experienced a bit of a setback. At their highest price points in history, weekly sales were anemic. Uncirculated Margaret Taylor gold pieces gave back 249, paring their previous weekly gains significantly. The Jane Pierce First Spouse Gold Coin launches Thursday at noon ET, which means the Tylers’ will go off sale. Their scarce mintage levels look to be potentially attractive for sellers down the road.

2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets™ appear in the sales tables for the first time this week. 73,756 were ordered between their release last Thursday through to Sunday. These are substantially better beginning numbers than the silver quarters sets from last year, which came in at 55,160 between their Monday to Sunday sales. (Read America the Beautiful Quarters Sets Debut Strong for more.)

In a notable mention, clad America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Sets topped 100,000. Their weekly increase dropped only slightly, rising 17,578 compared to the prior 18,391. The sets were released on May 13.

Stay tuned for next week’s report which will provide the opening sales figures for three new US Mint products that have or will launch this week. They include:

  • the aforementioned 24-karat Pierce spouse gold coins,
  • Yellowstone National Park Quarter rolls and bags, and
  • the 24-karat Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin

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

American Bullion Coin Sales

May June 2010 Totals**
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 190,000 8,000 529,500
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 70,500 8,000 135,000
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 3,636,500 509,000 15,676,500
*The as of date for the bullion products is June 2, 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 140,761 141,813 1,052 0.75% 204,018 of 350,000
Uncirculated 61,720 62,205 485 0.79%

2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Mintage
Proof 238,082 240,326 2,244 0.94% 347,180 of 350,000
Uncirculated 106,879 106,854 -25 -0.02%

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) 5,150 5,163 13 0.25% 8,315 of 40,000
Letitia Tyler Uncirculated (2009) 3,145 3,152 7 0.22%
Julia Tyler Proof (2009) 4,812 4,830 18 0.37% 7,691 of 40,000
Julia Tyler Uncirculated (2009) 2,807 2,861 54 1.92%
Sarah Polk Proof (2009) 4,636 4,651 15 0.32% 7,463 of 40,000
Sarah Polk Uncirculated (2009) 2,804 2,812 8 0.29%
Zachary Taylor Proof (2009) 3,791 3,813 22 0.58% 6,084 of 40,000
Zachary Taylor Uncirculated (2009) 2,520 2,271 -249 -9.88%
Abigail Fillmore Proof (2010) 4,157 4,211 54 1.30% 6,549 of 15,000
Abigail Fillmore Uncirculated (2010) 2,321 2,338 17 0.73%

United States Mint Proof Sets

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 93,949 111,527 17,578 18.71%
2009 United States Mint Proof Set 1,470,062 1,472,684 2,622 0.18%
2009 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set 685,187 688,031 2,844 0.42%
2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set 378,790 383,460 4,670 1.23%
2010 America The Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 73,756
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Proof Set 609,850 610,466 616 0.10%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set 280,354 281,051 697 0.25%

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
2010 United States Mint Uncirculated Set 40,562 42,832 2,270 5.60%
2009 United States Mint Uncirculated Set 763,730 768,422 4,692 0.61%
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 9,693 9,695 2 0.02%
Julia Tyler 9,335 9,362 27 0.29%  
Sarah Polk 8,903 8,931 28 0.31%  
Margaret Taylor 7,215 7,249 34 0.47%
Abigail Fillmore 5,949 6,087 138 2.32%

2010 Native American Dollar Rolls

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 27,449 27,765 316 1.15%
55,107
25-coin roll set (D) 27,019 27,342 323 1.20%

2010 Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
200-coin bag (P&D) 4,876 4,947 71 1.46%
2-roll set (P&D) 24,113 24,344 231 0.96%

Hot Springs National Park Quarters

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,966 7,232 266 3.82% 13,866
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,385 6,634 249 3.90%
Two-Roll Set 33,388 34,567 1,179 3.53% 34,567

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 287,655 289,949 2,294 0.80%
2009 Presidency 254,610 257,751 3,141 1.23%
2009 Lincoln Proof Set 200,000 200,000 0 0%
NLA
2010 Lincoln Shield Cent 111,928 115,519 3,591 3.21%

NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of May 30, 2010.

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