US Mint Sales: Buchanan’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Coins Sprint

by Mike Unser on September 9, 2010 · 1 comment

US Mint Sales Figures Image The latest round of United States Mint sales figures dipped, hurt by collectors apparently taking a long buying break during the Labor Day weekend.

One bright spot to appear in this week’s report was the debuting performance of Buchanan’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Coins. In fact, all First Spouse Coins enjoyed better week-over-week sales.

Nearly all other U.S. Mint numismatic products slowed, although the major annual sets put up sizable numbers. For example, the weekly advance for the 2010 Proof Set was 43,120 versus the previous 47,704. That pushed their total past 500,000. The 2010 Mint Set gained 25,800 against 39,617. In two weeks they should top 400,000.

The second batch of numbers are in for the 2010 Silver Proof Set which launched August 26. Another 46,887 was added since their 4-day 241,656 opening sales. That brings their tally to just under 300,000.

Returning to the 24 karat, one-half ounce First Spouse Gold Coins, Buchanan’s Liberty Gold Coins debuted with sales of 6,127. That blew past prior spousal coin openings. The previous four are shown as reference:

  Opening Sales Figures
Buchanan’s Liberty 6,127
Jane Pierce 2,434
Abigail Fillmore 2,881
Margaret Taylor 2,839
Sarah Polk 2,605

 

Buchanan’s Liberty split out with buyers grabbing 3,641 of the proof and 2,486 of the uncirculated. An attraction for the coins is their classic liberty gold coin design (a reproduction of the Liberty Head Quarter Eagle issued from 1840 through 1907). The design was used because Buchanan was never married.

Buchanan’ Liberty is one of only four Liberty’s in the entire First Spouse Gold Coin series. The other three have already been issued, making it possible for collectors to purchase the 4-coin "Liberty short set" without having to wait for the series to end in 2016. The other three include Jefferson’s Liberty, Andrew Jackson’s Liberty and Martin Van Buren’s Liberty.

Finally, the Sarah Polk gold pieces went off sale immediately prior to the launch of the Buchanan coins. What is likely to be their final (unaudited) sales figures are available below:

American Bullion Coin Sales

September 2010 Totals**
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 12,500 817,500
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 1,000 35,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 0 48,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 5,000 330,000
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 2,500 201,500
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 145,000 23,745,500

*The as of date for the bullion products is September 8, 2010. ** Includes 51,000 of the 2009-dated 1 oz 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 157,574 158,335 761 0.48% 225,332 of 350,000
Uncirculated 66,683 66,997 314 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 10,000 10,000 0 Sold Out
10,000 of 10,000

2010 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Notes
1 ounce 28,637 29,917 1,280 4.47%

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)* 5,060 5,157 97 1.92% 8,658
of
40,000
Sarah Polk Uncirculated (2009)* 3,395 3,501 106 3.12%
Zachary Taylor Proof (2009) 4,190 4,230 40 0.95% 7,021
of
40,000
Zachary Taylor Uncirculated (2009) 2,668 2,791 123 4.61%
Abigail Fillmore Proof (2010) 4,718 4,807 89 1.89% 7,744
of
15,000
Abigail Fillmore Uncirculated (2010) 2,702 2,937 235 8.70%
Jane Pierce Proof (2010) 3,569 3,683 114 3.19% 5,741

of
15,000
Jane Pierce Uncirculated (2010) 1,905 2,058 153 8.03%
Buchanan’s Liberty Proof (2010) 0 3,641 6,127

of
15,000
Buchanan’s Liberty Uncirculated (2010) 0 2,486

United States Mint Proof Sets

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Notes
2010 United States Mint Proof Set 474,018 517,138 43,120 9.10%
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 192,087 195,642 3,555 1.85%
2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set 438,113 443,018 4,905 1.12%
2010 America The Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 169,774 176,683 6,909 4.07%
2010 Silver Proof Set 241,656 288,543 46,887 19.40%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Proof Set 619,824 620,425 601 0.10%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set 290,520 291,388 868 0.30%

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Notes
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 342,712 368,512 25,800 7.53%
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Set 62,664 63,921 1,257 2.01%
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 9,797 9,823 26 0.27%  
Sarah Polk 9,320 9,340 20 0.21%  
Margaret Taylor 8,079 8,115 36 0.45%
Abigail Fillmore 7,467 7,531 64 0.86%
Jane Pierce 4,807 4,964 157 3.27%

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Notes
William Henry Harrison 28,432 28,452 20 0.07%
John Tyler 25,241 25,264 23 0.09%  
James K. Polk 23,438 23,469 31 0.13%  
Zachary Taylor 22,182 22,225 43 0.19%  
Millard Fillmore 20,525 20,591 66 0.32%  
Franklin Pierce 17,959 18,148 189 1.05%

2010 Millard Fillmore $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 36,566 36,675 109 0.30%
71,817
25-coin roll set (D) 35,048 35,142 94 0.27%

2010 Franklin Pierce $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 32,307 32,539 232 0.72%
64,830
25-coin roll set (D) 32,083 32,291 208 0.65%

2010 James Buchanan $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 26,167 27,878 1,711 6.54%
55,856
25-coin roll set (D) 26,384 27,978 1,594 6.04%

2010 Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 31,837 32,176 339 1.06%
63,938
25-coin roll set (D) 31,355 31,762 407 1.30%

2010 Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Notes
200-coin bag (P&D) 6,458 6,585 127 1.97%
2-roll set (P&D) 29,113 29,400 287 0.99%

Yosemite National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 5,297 5,481 184 3.47% 10,793
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,143 5,312 169 3.29%
Two-Roll Set 28,171 29,263 1,092 3.88% 29,263

Yellowstone National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,913 6,965 52 0.75% 14,372
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,358 7,407 49 0.67%
Two-Roll Set 35,546 36,032 486 1.37% 36,032

Hot Springs National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 8,614 8,678 64 0.74% 16,715
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,984 8,037 53 0.66%
Two-Roll Set 41,751 42,206 455 1.09% 41,751

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 144,343 146,279 1,936 1.34%

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of September 5, 2010.

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