US Mint Sales: Bullion Gold Coins Surge, Silver Quarters Sell Out

by Mike Unser on October 28, 2010 · 0 comments

US Mint Coins

The latest U.S. Mint sales figures show greater demand for bullion gold coins, clad sets and silver sets. On the other hand, bullion silver coins cooled slightly, as did interest in proof gold.

The 2009 DC & US Silver Quarters Proof Set has been a topic of interest in the last two Mint reports. 30-year high silver prices lifted the set’s melt value to an all-time high of over $26, making the Mint’s $29.95 price point a bargain. While other collector coins were sluggish this month, the sets were among the few to shine. They can not any longer. They sold out Tuesday, October 26. They were available for well over a year, having went on sale March 23, 2009. Their latest sales may stand at 298,562.

One-ounce bullion Gold Eagle coins picked up their pace, climbing 21,500 in the last seven days versus their previous gain of 16,000. Further highlighting demand is their current October tally of 86,500 which is already higher than totals from each of the last two months. Also performing better was the fractional quarter-ounce size, advancing for the first time this month with an increase of 2,000.

Numismatic gold coin premiums may be too high to handle, or collectors are waiting and speculating on price drops down the road. 24-karat First Spouse Gold Coins only added 54 as a group compared to their prior pick up of 539. Proof Buffalo Gold coins advanced 485 versus 944. Weekly levels were more than halved for all the 22-karat 2010 Proof Gold Eagles.

Finally, bullion Silver Eagles sales slowed a touch, rising 600,000 against 650,000. October sales have been frozen at 2.6 million since Monday, which is also already higher than monthly totals from September and August. In a milestone, they have topped the 28 million annual level, and could break the all-time annual record of 28,766,500 this week. The collector 2010 Proof Silver Eagles go on sale November 19.

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

American Bullion Coin Sales

October Weekly Increase 2010 Totals**
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 86,500 21,500 974,000
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 3,000 0 39,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 2,000 2,000 56,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 25,000 10,000 380,000
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 209,000/ Sold Out
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 2,600,000 600,000 28,080,500

*The as of date for the bullion products is October 27, 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

2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
Proof 171,094 172,894 1,800 1.05% 244,030
of
350,000
Uncirculated 70,606 71,136 530 0.75%

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
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

2010 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
1 oz 19,195 21,302 2,107 10.98%
1/2 oz 2,879 3,126 247 8.58%
1/4 oz 3,449 3,760 311 9.02%
1/10 oz 8,538 9,182 644 7.54%
4-Coin Set 9,987 11,419 1,432 14.34%

2010 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
1 ounce 37,218 37,703 485 1.30%

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%
Taylor Proof (2009) 4,589 4,600 11 0.24% 7,913
of
40,000
Taylor Uncirculated (2009) 3,302 3,313 11 0.33%
Fillmore Proof (2010) 5,076 5,093 17 0.33% 8,321
of
15,000
Fillmore Uncirculated (2010) 3,218 3,228 10 0.31%
Jane Pierce Proof (2010) 4,071 4,087 16 0.39% 6,422
of
15,000
Jane Pierce Uncirculated (2010) 2,324 2,335 11 0.47%
Buchanan’s Liberty Proof (2010) 6,067 6,074 7 0.12% 10,039
of
15,000
Buchanan’s Liberty Uncirculated (2010) 3,994 3,965 -29 -0.73%

United States Mint Proof Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2010 US Mint Proof Set 713,856 753,862 40,006 5.60%
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 219,838 223,295 3,457 1.57%
2010 Silver Proof Set 383,908 398,055 14,147 3.68%
2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set 463,840 467,476 3,636 0.78%
2010 America The Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 195,745 198,533 2,788 1.42%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Proof Set 623,064 623,610 546 0.09%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set* 297,326 298,562 1,236 0.42% Sold Out

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 443,484 453,845 10,361 2.34%
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Set 70,580 71,885 1,305 1.85%
2009 US 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 10,037 10,060 23 0.23%  
Sarah Polk 9,534 9,563 29 0.30%  
Margaret Taylor 8,350 8,387 37 0.44%
Abigail Fillmore 8,180 8,270 90 1.10%
Jane Pierce 5,896 5,987 91 1.54%
Buchanan’s Liberty 3,837 4,088 251 6.54%

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
William Henry Harrison 28,653 28,674 21 0.07%
John Tyler 25,441 25,467 26 0.10%  
James K. Polk 23,659 23,681 22 0.09%  
Zachary Taylor 22,456 22,486 30 0.13%  
Millard Fillmore 21,079 21,143 64 0.30%  
Franklin Pierce 18,981 19,075 94 0.50%
James Buchanan 17,183 17,457 274 1.59%

2010 Millard Fillmore $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 37,183 37,272 89 0.24%
72,940
25-coin roll set (D) 35,596 35,668 72 0.20%

2010 Franklin Pierce $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 33,375 33,496 121 0.36%
66,636
25-coin roll set (D) 33,035 33,140 105 0.32%

2010 James Buchanan $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 30,159 30,437 278 0.92%
60,753
25-coin roll set (D) 30,064 30,316 252 0.84%

2010 Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 34,405 34,752 347 1.01%
69,379
25-coin roll set (D) 33,880 34,627 747 2.20%

2010 Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
200-coin bag (P&D) 7,468 7,563 95 1.27%
2-roll set (P&D) 31,588 31,923 335 1.06%

Grand Canyon National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,962 5,112 150 3.02% 10,122
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,861 5,010 149 3.07%
Two-Roll Set 27,161 27,892 731 2.69% 27,892

Yosemite National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,106 6,163 57 0.93% 12,216
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,988 6,053 65 1.09%
Two-Roll Set 32,538 32,844 306 0.94% 32,844

Yellowstone National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,448 7,488 40 0.54% 15,467
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,936 7,979 43 0.54%
Two-Roll Set 38,333 38,548 215 0.56% 38,548

Hot Springs National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 9,015 9,044 29 0.32% 17,464
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,386 8,420 34 0.41%
Two-Roll Set 43,883 44,062 179 0.41% 44,062

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 157,200 158,644 1,444 0.92%

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of October 24, 2010.

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