US Mint Sales: Bullion Coins Hot, Grand Canyon Quarter Debuts Weaker

by Mike Unser on September 30, 2010 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageMake it a streak of two. United States Mint product sales improved for a second straight week.

Record gold prices, 30-year high silver prices, and the debuting of two new numismatic products certainly supported the numbers.

All but one U.S. Mint bullion coin shot higher. The exception was the half-ounce American Gold Eagle. It remained unchanged. Other fractional sizes joined in simultaneous advances on Wednesday, an occurrence that has become rare since their initial launch on June 10, 2010. With still one day left in September for sales, the one-ounce, quarter-ounce and tenth-ounce Gold Eagle have exactly doubled their August tallies.

And while American Silver Eagles crawled in their September start, the .999 fine silver coins have been fiery during the last two weeks. They topped 25.4 million for the year this week, and are on pace to easily break the all-time record of 28.7 million sold last year. Additionally, there is another glimmer of hope for uncirculated and proof 2010 Silver Eagles. The House on Wednesday passed the Coin Modernization, Oversight, and Continuity Act of 2010, or H.R. 6162. The act would authorize the Mint to issue the collector eagles despite the unprecedented bullion demand. It is now up to the Senate to make it happen.

Added to the weekly sales tables are rolls and bags of Grand Canyon National Park Quarters. Their debuting numbers were a bit slower than prior America the Beautiful Quarter releases, as the following chart illustrates:

National Park Quarter Rolls and Bags Debuting Sales
 
Grand Canyon Quarters 100-coin bag (P) 4,015
  100-coin bag (D) 3,900
  Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 23,172
     
Yosemite Quarters 100-coin bag (P) 4,275
100-coin bag (D) 4,187
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 23,416
     
Yellowstone Quarters 100-coin bag (P) 4,447
100-coin bag (D) 4,392
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 23,273
     
Hot Springs Quarters 100-coin bag (P) 5,268
100-coin bag (D) 4,915
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 25,983

 

Buchanan’s Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set sales also appear for the first time. They came in at 2,080, which was 740 higher than the start of the Pierce Medal Set but 282 lower than Fillmore’s set.

Instead of highlighting collector coins and sets which managed week-over-week improvements, it is easier to focus on the few that slowed. First Spouse Gold Coins retreated as a group. 846 sold versus the prior 1,593. Additionally, two-roll sets of the Yosemite National Park Quarters were chopped by 5,460. The Mint does not indicate why such declinations appear from time to time, but they are usually associated with order cancellations, returns or accounting corrections.

The following tables show the latest coin sales figures as reported by the US Mint:

American Bullion Coin Sales

September Weekly Increase 2010 Totals**
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 78,000 24,500 883,000
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 1,000 0 35,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 4,000 2,000 52,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 30,000 15,000 355,000
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 10,000 1,500 209,000/ Sold Out
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 1,880,000 835,000 25,480,500

*The as of date for the bullion products is September 29, 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 161,307 164,941 3,634 2.25% 233,583 of 350,000
Uncirculated 67,649 68,642 993 1.47%

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 31,896 33,651 1,755 5.50%

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)* 5,157 5,157 0 0.00% 8,658
of
40,000
Sarah Polk Uncirculated (2009)* 3,501 3,501 0 0.00%
Zachary Taylor Proof (2009) 4,308 4,386 78 1.81% 7,355
of
40,000
Zachary Taylor Uncirculated (2009) 2,892 2,969 77 2.66%
Abigail Fillmore Proof (2010) 4,900 4,960 60 1.22% 8,059
of
15,000
Abigail Fillmore Uncirculated (2010) 3,067 3,099 32 1.04%
Jane Pierce Proof (2010) 3,820 3,898 78 2.04% 6,082

of
15,000
Jane Pierce Uncirculated (2010) 2,150 2,184 34 1.58%
Buchanan’s Liberty Proof (2010) 5,028 5,448 420 8.35% 9,055

of
15,000
Buchanan’s Liberty Uncirculated (2010) 3,540 3,607 67 1.89%

United States Mint Proof Sets

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Notes
2010 United States Mint Proof Set 576,589 615,937 39,348 6.82%
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 200,380 206,134 5,754 2.87%
2010 Silver Proof Set 317,320 339,564 22,244 7.01%
2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set 448,575 453,160 4,585 1.02%
2010 America The Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 181,372 185,843 4,471 2.47%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Proof Set 621,319 621,906 587 0.09%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set 292,708 293,685 977 0.33%

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Notes
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 395,987 410,197 14,210 3.59%
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Set 65,618 67,252 1,634 2.49%
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 9,888 9,930 42 0.42%  
Sarah Polk 9,401 9,439 38 0.40%  
Margaret Taylor 8,182 8,221 39 0.48%
Abigail Fillmore 7,653 7,825 172 2.25%
Jane Pierce 5,139 5,405 266 5.18%
Buchanan’s Liberty 2,080

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Notes
William Henry Harrison 28,510 28,551 41 0.14%
John Tyler 25,317 25,356 39 0.15%  
James K. Polk 23,535 23,577 42 0.18%  
Zachary Taylor 22,304 22,358 54 0.24%  
Millard Fillmore 20,708 20,832 124 0.60%  
Franklin Pierce 18,375 18,541 166 0.90%

2010 Millard Fillmore $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 36,826 36,947 121 0.33%
72,331
25-coin roll set (D) 35,270 35,384 114 0.32%

2010 Franklin Pierce $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 32,842 33,018 176 0.54%
65,726
25-coin roll set (D) 32,552 32,708 156 0.48%

2010 James Buchanan $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 28,324 29,112 788 2.78%
58,139
25-coin roll set (D) 28,317 29,027 710 2.51%

2010 Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 32,604 33,143 539 1.65%
65,859
25-coin roll set (D) 32,231 32,716 485 1.50%

2010 Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Notes
200-coin bag (P&D) 6,792 7,082 290 4.27%
2-roll set (P&D) 29,871 30,408 537 1.80%

Grand Canyon National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,015 7,915
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,900
Two-Roll Set 23,172 23,172

Yosemite National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 5,666 5,828 162 2.86% 11,496
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,522 5,668 146 2.64%
Two-Roll Set 36,637 31,177 -5,460 -14.90% 31,177

Yellowstone National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,071 7,201 130 1.84% 14,860
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,518 7,659 141 1.88%
Two-Roll Set 36,637 37,192 555 1.51% 37,192

Hot Springs National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest Sales
Gain/
Loss
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 8,745 8,855 110 1.26% 17,063
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,105 8,208 103 1.27%
Two-Roll Set 42,578 43,028 450 1.06% 43,028

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 149,102 151,589 2,487 1.67%

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of September 26, 2010.

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