US Mint Sales: Bullion Coins Sluggish, 2010 Mint Sets Drag

by Mike Unser on August 19, 2010 · 1 comment

US Mint Sales Figures Image The latest round of U.S. Mint sales figures contain the opening proof Platinum Eagle numbers, show a slowing demand for gold and silver bullion coins, and include several flat or negative product adjustments.

Far fewer American Eagle and Buffalo bullion coins were ordered than typical between last Wednesday and Monday. Fractional Gold Eagles remained unchanged, and the 1 oz size and the Buffalo Gold coins each edged only 500 higher. Silver Eagles rose just 75,000 — less than the per day average sold during the first 230 days of this year.

First Spouse Gold Coins advanced 159 as a group compared to the prior 307. Their sales were stunted, pulled down by negative adjustments to the proof (-44) and uncirculated (-42) Abigail Fillmore $10s. A backwards move also occurred with the Franklin Pierce Presidential Coin Covers as they went in the hole 1,241.

While not negative, 2010 Mint Set numbers might as well have been with their weekly pick up of 67. That figure is so low that it has the potential to stand as the smallest increase for the sets until they go off sale in 2011. Coin World reported earlier in the week that plain edge Native American Dollars were found in some sets. It seems logical to assume that they may be in a temporary holding pattern for this reason. They are still on sale, however.

2010 Proof Platinum Eagles are nearing a sellout. Four day sales came in at 8,268 which is 82.7 percent of their maximum 10,000. Demand is stronger than last year’s sets, and the remaining coins should move fast since the Mint lowered their price by $100 Wednesday morning. It would be astonishing if the proof eagles have not sold out by next week.

The following sales tables provide a breakout of the most recent U.S. Mint coin sales figures.

American Bullion Coin Sales

July August 2010 Totals**
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 147,500 26,000 792,000
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 2,000 1,000 34,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 2,000 0 46,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 30,000 15,000 325,000
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 23,000 9,000 192,500
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 2,981,000 1,106,000 22,255,500

*The as of date for the bullion products is August 16, 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 154,993 155,490 497 0.32% 221,437 of 350,000
Uncirculated 65,728 65,947 219 0.33%

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 24,891 25,580 689 2.77%

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) 4,965 4,988 23 0.46% 8,289
of
40,000
Sarah Polk Uncirculated (2009) 3,265 3,301 36 1.10%
Zachary Taylor Proof (2009) 4,124 4,142 18 0.44% 6,720
of
40,000
Zachary Taylor Uncirculated (2009) 2,556 2,578 22 0.86%
Abigail Fillmore Proof (2010) 4,685 4,641 -44 -0.94% 7,124
of
15,000
Abigail Fillmore Uncirculated (2010) 2,525 2,483 -42 -1.66%
Jane Pierce Proof (2010) 3,316 3,398 82 2.47% 5,158

of
15,000
Jane Pierce Uncirculated (2010) 1,696 1,760 64 3.77%

United States Mint Proof Sets

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Notes
2010 United States Mint Proof Set 385,567 395,645 10,078 2.61%
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 178,734 182,205 3,471 1.94%
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 426,905 429,682 2,777 0.65%
2010 America The Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 154,245 158,940 4,695 3.04%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Proof Set 618,072 618,537 465 0.08%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set 288,124 288,745 621 0.22%

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Notes
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 283,047 283,114 67 0.02%
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Set 59,047 60,196 1,149 1.95%
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% NLA
Letitia Tyler 9,695 9,695 0 0.00% NLA
Julia Tyler 9,718 9,741 23 0.24%  
Sarah Polk 9,224 9,256 32 0.35%  
Margaret Taylor 7,940 7,984 44 0.55%
Abigail Fillmore 7,234 7,293 59 0.82%
Jane Pierce 4,247 4,427 180 4.24%

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Notes
William Henry Harrison 28,321 28,356 35 0.12%
John Tyler 25,134 25,167 33 0.13%  
James K. Polk 23,325 23,356 31 0.13%  
Zachary Taylor 22,044 22,085 41 0.19%  
Millard Fillmore 20,301 20,365 64 0.32%  
Franklin Pierce 18,820 17,579 -1,241 -6.59%

2010 Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 30,922 31,247 325 1.05%
61,920
25-coin roll set (D) 30,444 30,673 229 0.75%

2010 Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Notes
200-coin bag (P&D) 6,226 6,342 116 1.86%
2-roll set (P&D) 28,140 28,423 283 1.01%

Yosemite National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,693 4,879 186 3.96% 9,650
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,603 4,771 168 3.65%
Two-Roll Set 25,401 26,130 729 2.87% 26,130

Yellowstone National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,635 6,735 100 1.51% 13,919
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,073 7,184 111 1.57%
Two-Roll Set 34,225 34,649 424 1.24% 34,649

Hot Springs National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 8,456 8,513 57 0.67% 16,399
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,835 7,886 51 0.65%
Two-Roll Set 40,866 41,158 292 0.71% 41,158

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 0.0%
NLA
2010 Lincoln Shield Cent 139,986 141,046 1,060 0.76%

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of August 15, 2010.

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Bryan August 24, 2010 at 3:40 am

I cant get the fraction coins for gold this year, the demand is there for small 1/10 1/4 eagles at 8-12% above spot as usual. The price is high so people want smaller coins at a time at the 8-12% like the bullion act is called for. Not minting smaller bullion so profit is too much is wrong and leaves the little guy to rot. They should allow for more vendors to compete, the smaller gold would sell if people were aware the cost was set to the public expected the bullion act to insure .I hate 1 ounce coins they are not practical to accuire for the average person who choses to build their own gold reserves.

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