US Mint Sales: 2010 Buffalo Gold Proof Coins Top 21,000

by Mike Unser on July 1, 2010 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures Image Excitement is generally muted in the latest batch of United States Mint coin sales figures.

There were a few standouts that either jumped or passed new thresholds.

The 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollars qualify for the former with sales surging 5,243, more than doubling the level of recent weekly gains. If that pace could be maintained, the commemoratives would actually sell out by year’s end and join the 2010 Boy Scouts coins at 350,000. The DAV coins are currently are at 214,808 or 61.37% of their maximum. Collectors are buying 2.34 proofs for every 1 uncirculated coin.

2010 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coins topped 21,000. Interest in the numismatic 24-karat gold pieces have been progressively declining since their June 3, 2010 opening day, with weekly reported gains starting at 17,465 and then falling to 2,054 and now 1,540. Their bullion counterpart rose mildly by 2,000 to 160,500 for the year.

1/10 oz fractional American Gold Eagles hit the 280,000 milestone. Those, along with the 1/2 oz and 1/4oz sizes, were issued on June 10, 2010. Aside from their debuting numbers, sales of late have been sluggish despite record high gold prices. Price is clearly a factor, with the more affordable 1/10 oz fractionals far outpacing their brethren. Their sales have now passed the 260,000 sold in 2008 and in 2009.

As expected, American Silver Eagles did top 18 million for the year in June, but their pace slowed during the month as is more traditional during the summer season. It appears their June level will hold at 3,001,000, making the month the fourth best of 2010. Then again, six months of sales added up to the aforementioned 18+ million — more, by far, than have ever been sold during the same time frame. Sales could plummet to 1.8 million a month through the rest of the year and 2010 would still break last year’s annual, all-time record of 28,766,500.

The Mint’s June 30 deadline for 2009 DC and U.S. Territories First Day Coin Covers attracted buyers. The covers again shot up. The below numbers are likely to be the final figures provided by the Mint this year, as it seldom offers updated unaudited tallies after a product is taken off sale.

Finally, the Pierce Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set debuting sales are in at 1,340, which covers from their release on Thursday, June 24, to Sunday, June 27. As a comparison, the prior Fillmore set opened at 2,362.

American Bullion Coin Sales

May June 2010 Totals**
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 190,000 97,000 618,500
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 0 31,000 31,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 0 44,000 44,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 0 280,000 280,000
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 70,500 33,500 160,500
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 3,636,500 3,001,000 18,138,500
*The as of date for the bullion products is June 30, 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 146,281 150,539 4,258 2.91% 214,808 of 350,000
Uncirculated 63,284 64,269 985 1.56%

2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Mintage
Proof 245,000 245,000 0 0.00% 350,000 of 350,000
Uncirculated 105,000 105,000 0 0.00%

2010 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
1 ounce 19,519 21,059 1,540 7.89%

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)* 5,163 5,163 0 0.00% 8,315 of 40,000
Letitia Tyler Uncirculated (2009)* 3,152 3,152 0 0.00%
Julia Tyler Proof (2009)* 4,830 4,830 0 0.00% 7,691 of 40,000
Julia Tyler Uncirculated (2009)* 2,861 2,861 0 0.00%
Sarah Polk Proof (2009) 4,783 4,801 18 0.38% 7,734of 40,000
Sarah Polk Uncirculated (2009) 2,914 2,933 19 0.65%
Zachary Taylor Proof (2009) 3,944 3,978 34 0.86% 6,357 of 40,000
Zachary Taylor Uncirculated (2009) 2,363 2,379 16 0.68%
Abigail Fillmore Proof (2010) 4,466 4,488 22 0.49% 6,941 of 15,000
Abigail Fillmore Uncirculated (2010) 2,421 2,453 32 1.32%
Jane Pierce Proof (2010) 2,526 2,722 196 7.76% 4,038 of 15,000
Jane Pierce Uncirculated (2010) 1,240 1,316 76 6.13%

United States Mint Proof Sets

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 142,703 151,109 8,406 5.89%
2009 United States Mint Proof Set 1,477,967 1,477,967 0 0.00% NLA
2009 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set 694,406 694,406 0 0.00% NLA
2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set 402,401 407,266 4,865 1.21%
2010 America The Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 114,887 122,106 7,219 6.28%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Proof Set 613,456 614,024 568 0.09%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set 283,634 284,291 657 0.23%

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
2010 United States Mint Uncirculated Set 50,379 51,905 1,526 3.03%
2009 United States Mint Uncirculated Set 774,844 774,844 0 0.00% NLA
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 9,695 9,695 0 0.00%
Julia Tyler 9,478 9,520 42 0.44%  
Sarah Polk 9,018 9,048 30 0.33%  
Margaret Taylor 7,530 7,622 92 1.22%
Abigail Fillmore 6,540 6,691 151 2.31%
Jane Pierce 1,340

2010 Native American Dollar Rolls

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 28,962 29,279 317 1.09%
58,160
25-coin roll set (D) 28,560 28,881 321 1.12%

2010 Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
200-coin bag (P&D) 5,575 5,695 120 2.15%
2-roll set (P&D) 25,840 26,432 592 2.29%

Yellowstone National Park Quarters

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 5,523 5,752 229 4.15% 11,949
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,931 6,197 266 4.48%
Two-Roll Set 27,948 29,522 1,574 5.63% 29,522

Hot Springs National Park Quarters

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,904 8,015 111 1.40% 15,398
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,290 7,383 93 1.28%
Two-Roll Set 37,855 38,386 531 1.40% 38,386

2009 DC and U.S. Territories First Day Coin Covers

Old Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/Loss
% Increase
Notes
District of Columbia 20,009 20,213 204 1.02%  
Puerto Rico 16,943 17,145 202 1.19%  
Guam 13,420 13,646 226 1.68%  
American Samoa 11,821 12,037 216 1.83%  
Virgin Islands 10,665 10,930 265 2.48%  
Northern Mariana Islands 10,187 10,437 250 2.45%  

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 294,083 294,083 0 0.0%
NLA
2009 Presidency 264,700 264,700 0 0.0%
NLA
2009 Lincoln Proof Set 200,000 200,000 0 0%
NLA
2010 Lincoln Shield Cent 127,030 129,092 2,062 1.62%

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of June 27, 2010.

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