US Mint Sales: Bullion Silver Eagles Rally, Buchanan Dollars Debut

by Mike Unser on August 26, 2010 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures Image Collectors have been busier, purchasing greater amounts of United States Mint numismatic products which translated into nearly across-the-board weekly coin sales improvements. U.S. Mint bullion coins were also scooped up quicker after several weeks of lazy numbers.

James Buchanan Presidential Dollars launched into circulation last Thursday and Mint sold rolls of the coins entered the sales board for the first time this week. Debuting figures show 46,096 of the 25-coin rolls from Denver and Philadelphia were ordered, which is 2,024 lower than the prior opening Franklin Pierce numbers. While way too early to judge, it is still a bit unexpected considering the recent revelation that the Buchanan $1 mintage is the lowest of all the Presidential $1 coins.

Most interested platinum coin collectors already know that the 2010 Platinum Eagles sold out. While more details may be gleaned by following the link, the snapshot view follows:

  • The Platinum Eagles went on sale Thursday, August 12
  • Sales through to Sunday, August 15, debuted at 8,268
  • The 10,000 limit was reached on Tuesday, August 19
  • The Mint officially added the coins to their sold out / no longer available list on Monday, August 23

The 2010 Proof Platinum Eagles went quicker than the 2009s — their 8,000 mintage was gone in just over one week.

Gold coins were in higher demand. Last week’s report had First Spouse Gold Coins advancing 159 as a group and 2010 Buffalo Gold proof coins with a weekly gain of 689. Respective numbers reported by the Mint this round are 568 and 890. Bullion gold moved quicker as well. One ounce Gold Eagles added 11,500 versus 500 and Buffalo Gold coins advanced 6,000 over 500.

Bullion American Silver Eagle coins are showing some life after several weeks of sluggish sales, as compared to how they’ve been on fire most 2010 weeks. Their numbers grew 700,000 to just over 1.8 million for August. With silver topping $19 an ounce on Wednesday and maintaining the level as of this writing, the final days of this month could again get interesting for the bullion eagles. They have to make up lost ground — 1,175,000 — to catch the 2,981,000 sold in July.

Returning to numismatic products, U.S. Mint annual sets spiked after falling asleep the prior week. The biggest unit gainers were the 2010 Proof Set, jumping 30,699 versus 10,078, and the 2010 Mint Set which surged 19,981 compared to a stunted 67. At noon ET on Thursday, the Mint launches the 2010 Silver Proof Set. That should lift sales for other sets this week as well.

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 37,500 803,500
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 15,000 198,500
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 2,981,000 1,806,000 22,955,500

*The as of date for the bullion products is August 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 155,490 156,524 1,034 0.66% 222,780 of 350,000
Uncirculated 65,947 66,256 309 0.47%

2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar*

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
Notes
Mintage
Proof 245,000 245,000 0 Sold Out 350,000 of 350,000
Uncirculated 105,000 105,000 0 Sold Out

2010 American Platinum Proof Coin

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
Notes
Mintage
1 ounce 8,268 10,000 1,732 Sold Out
10,000 of 10,000

2010 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Notes
1 ounce 25,580 26,470 890 3.48%

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) 4,988 5,030 42 0.84% 8,408
of
40,000
Sarah Polk Uncirculated (2009) 3,301 3,378 77 2.33%
Zachary Taylor Proof (2009) 4,142 4,167 25 0.60% 6,808
of
40,000
Zachary Taylor Uncirculated (2009) 2,578 2,641 63 2.44%
Abigail Fillmore Proof (2010) 4,641 4,685 44 0.95% 7,301
of
15,000
Abigail Fillmore Uncirculated (2010) 2,483 2,616 133 5.36%
Jane Pierce Proof (2010) 3,398 3,488 90 2.65% 5,342

of
15,000
Jane Pierce Uncirculated (2010) 1,760 1,854 94 5.34%

United States Mint Proof Sets

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Notes
2010 United States Mint Proof Set 395,645 426,314 30,669 7.75%
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 182,205 187,454 5,249 2.88%
2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set 429,682 433,803 4,121 0.96%
2010 America The Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 158,940 163,824 4,884 3.07%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Proof Set 618,537 619,140 603 0.10%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set 288,745 289,471 726 0.25%

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Notes
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 283,114 303,095 19,981 7.06%
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Set 60,196 61,252 1,056 1.75%
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 9,741 9,773 32 0.33%  
Sarah Polk 9,256 9,294 38 0.41%  
Margaret Taylor 7,984 8,041 57 0.71%
Abigail Fillmore 7,293 7,383 90 1.23%
Jane Pierce 4,427 4,596 169 3.82%

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Notes
William Henry Harrison 28,356 28,402 46 0.16%
John Tyler 25,167 25,216 49 0.19%  
James K. Polk 23,356 23,403 47 0.20%  
Zachary Taylor 22,085 22,135 50 0.23%  
Millard Fillmore 20,365 20,436 71 0.35%  
Franklin Pierce 17,579 17,721 142 0.81%

2010 Millard Fillmore $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 36,304 36,438 134 0.37%
71,392
25-coin roll set (D) 34,834 34,954 120 0.34%

2010 Franklin Pierce $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 31,756 32,040 284 0.89%
63,887
25-coin roll set (D) 31,530 31,847 317 1.01%

2010 James Buchanan $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 22,929
46,096
25-coin roll set (D) 23,167

2010 Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 31,247 31,504 257 0.82%
62,410
25-coin roll set (D) 30,673 30,906 233 0.76%

2010 Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Notes
200-coin bag (P&D) 6,342 6,442 100 1.58%
2-roll set (P&D) 28,423 28,680 257 0.90%

Yosemite National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,879 5,069 190 3.89% 10,019
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,771 4,950 179 3.75%
Two-Roll Set 26,130 27,058 928 3.55% 27,058

Yellowstone National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,735 6,820 85 1.26% 14,089
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,184 7,269 85 1.18%
Two-Roll Set 34,649 35,068 419 1.21% 35,068

Hot Springs National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 8,513 8,554 41 0.48% 16,487
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,886 7,933 47 0.60%
Two-Roll Set 41,158 41,439 281 0.68% 41,439

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 141,046 142,372 1,326 0.94%

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of August 22, 2010.

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