US Mint Sales: 2010 Gold and Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Explode

by Mike Unser on November 11, 2010 · 0 comments

US Mint 2010 Coins

The latest round of U.S. Mint sales figures are mixed for numismatic products, but resoundingly explosive for 2010 Gold and Silver Eagle bullion coins.

The bullion coins have been on fire during the last few days, capping one of their best seven-day runs this year and making a week-over-week sales comparison a waste of time.

Gold Eagle bullion coins increased across the board — a rare occurrence given how the fractional sizes seldom move in tandem. One ounce Gold Eagles rallied 24,000, bringing their year-to-date total above the 1 million marker. That has happened in only five other years since the series was introduced in 1986, with 2009 and then 1999 being the most recent. (On a similar note, the collector proof versions approached their own milestone with nearly $100 million in sales during their first full month of availability.)

Silver Eagle bullion coins continue to move at a blistering pace, rallying by more than 1.3 million in the last week alone — 675,000 were purchased Wednesday when silver prices tumbled $2. Having already attained the all-time annual sales record with the latest tally taking them up over 30.2 million, the .999 fine silver bullion coins are now driving for and will soon achieve the record for the most year-dated coins sold. With the exception of the 2010-dated eagles which were not available until January 19, the U.S. Mint has sold new year issues in late December so dealers could offer them during the first week of January. As such, 2009-dated American Silver Eagles actually have sales of 30,459,000. The latest 2010-dated American Silver Eagles are currently sitting at 29,853,000.

As mentioned, collector numismatic products were mixed. Silver related and the proof Gold Eagles shined the brightest. First Spouse Gold Coins also improved as a group. The United States Mint also shifted several products lower, with perhaps return and cancellation adjustments being the reason. Products that remained unchanged or declined from prior weekly sales levels include:

  • Uncirculated Buchanan’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Coin (0)
  • Uncirculated Abigail Fillmore First Spouse Gold Coin (-51)
  • Grand Canyon National Park Quarters (100-coin bags from Philadelphia by -7, from Denver by -17, and two-roll sets by 20)
  • Tyler Presidential Dollar and Medal Set (-318)
  • James Buchanan Presidential $1 Coin Cover (-1,062)

The following tables show the latest coin sales figures as reported by the U.S. Mint:

American Bullion Coin Sales

November Weekly Increase 2010 Totals**
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 31,500 24,000 1,008,500
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 1,000 1,000 40,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 2,000 2,000 58,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 5,000 5,000 385,000
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 209,000/ Sold Out
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 1,590,000 1,335,000 30,220,500

*The as of date for the bullion products is November 10. ** 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

American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
Proof 174,327 177,606 3,279 1.88% 249,854
of
350,000
Uncirculated 71,578 72,248 670 0.94%

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

American Platinum Proof Coin

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
Notes
Mintage
1 ounce 10,000 10,000 0 Sold Out
10,000

American Eagle Gold Proof Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
1 oz 25,000 25,000 0 0.00%
1/2 oz 3,499 4,002 503 14.38%
1/4 oz 4,006 4,413 407 10.16%
1/10 oz 9,791 10,411 620 6.33%
4-Coin Set 12,785 17,424 4,639 36.28%

American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
1 ounce 38,189 38,895 706 1.85%

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) 4,617 4,666 49 1.06% 8,017
of
40,000
Taylor Uncirculated (2009) 3,320 3,351 31 0.93%
Fillmore Proof (2010) 5,109 5,130 21 0.41% 8,313
of
15,000
Fillmore Uncirculated (2010) 3,234 3,183 -51 -1.58%
Jane Pierce Proof (2010) 4,099 4,153 54 1.32% 6,795
of
15,000
Jane Pierce Uncirculated (2010) 2,344 2,642 298 12.71%
Buchanan’s Liberty Proof (2010) 6,108 6,158 50 0.82% 10,150
of
15,000
Buchanan’s Liberty Uncirculated (2010) 3,992 3,992 0 0.00%

United States Mint Proof Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2010 US Mint Proof Set 804,878 843,587 38,709 4.81%
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 225,990 228,880 2,890 1.28%
2010 Silver Proof Set 408,398 418,552 10,154 2.49%
2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set 472,711 477,077 4,366 0.92%
2010 America The Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 200,968 203,445 2,477 1.23%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Proof Set 624,186 625,011 825 0.13%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set* 298,612 300,259 1,647 0.55%  

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 462,335 470,409 8,074 1.75%
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Set 72,709 78,513 5,804 7.98%
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 10,077 9,759 -318 -3.16%  
Sarah Polk 9,596 9,680 84 0.88%  
Margaret Taylor 8,425 8,506 81 0.96%
Abigail Fillmore 8,330 8,383 53 0.64%
Jane Pierce 6,048 6,127 79 1.31%
Buchanan’s Liberty 4,215 4,375 160 0.00%

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
William Henry Harrison 28,707 28,728 21 0.07%
John Tyler 25,497 25,517 20 0.08%  
James K. Polk 23,712 23,735 23 0.10%  
Zachary Taylor 22,521 22,554 33 0.15%  
Millard Fillmore 21,192 21,245 53 0.25%  
Franklin Pierce 19,143 19,224 81 0.42%
James Buchanan 17,604 16,542 -1,062 -6.03%

2010 Millard Fillmore $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 37,330 37,384 54 0.14%
73,138
25-coin roll set (D) 35,722 35,754 32 0.09%

Franklin Pierce $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 33,575 33,657 82 0.24%
66,920
25-coin roll set (D) 33,213 33,263 50 0.15%

James Buchanan $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 30,646 30,850 204 0.67%
61,511
25-coin roll set (D) 30,495 30,661 166 0.54%

Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 35,041 35,263 222 0.63%
70,430
25-coin roll set (D) 34,972 35,167 195 0.56%

Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
200-coin bag (P&D) 7,641 7,756 115 1.51%
2-roll set (P&D) 32,131 32,325 194 0.60%

Grand Canyon National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 5,245 5,238 -7 -0.13% 10,758
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,537 5,520 -17 -0.31%
Two-Roll Set 28,406 28,386 -20 -0.07% 28,386

Yosemite National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,203 6,235 32 0.52% 12,356
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,093 6,121 28 0.46%
Two-Roll Set 33,087 33,304 217 0.66% 33,304

Yellowstone National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,508 7,537 29 0.39% 15,572
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,015 8,035 20 0.25%
Two-Roll Set 38,762 38,942 180 0.46% 38,942

Hot Springs National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 9,070 9,094 24 0.26% 17,548
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,452 8,454 2 0.02%
Two-Roll Set 44,225 44,365 140 0.32% 44,365

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 159,684 160,653 969 0.61%

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of November 7, 2010.

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