US Mint Sales: 2010 Proof Gold Eagles Take Lead, Half Ounce Sells Out

by Mike Unser on December 23, 2010 · 0 comments

US Mint sales were mixed. 2010 Proof Gold Eagles shined the brightest as a group, rebounding from their previous dip.

Mint CoinsIn fact, the one-half ounce Proof Gold Eagles are now gone, according to the US Mint which changed their status to sold out on Wednesday. The one-ounce size sold out in October.

In terms of gains, the Proof Gold Eagles rose 7,178, advancing 1,808 above their prior weekly increase. The one-half ounce size enjoyed the biggest pick-up with an addition of 1,535 versus 477. The US Mint said their total sales stood at 10,131 as of Sunday. That left more than 4,800 remaining based on a maximum mintage of 15,000. Their Wednesday sell-out, therefore, came as a surprise.

The US Mint has been known to list a product as sold out and then later bring it back. However, that normally does not occur after it has been moved to the Mint’s "No Longer Available" reference page, where the half ounce gold coin is now located.

2010 Proof Silver Eagle gains were trimmed, rising 38,066 compared to the prior 89,109. Their 834,879 is only 8,723 away from capturing the 3rd best sales numbers over past issues. That is impressive considering they were released late in the year (November 19) and their sales mark only the one-month level.

America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins ticked higher. Authorized Purchasers as of Monday have ordered 142,000 of the available 165,000. Collectors are still finding it extremely difficult to get their hands on them.

The recently issued America the Beautiful quarters coin sets are proving to be competitive with the smaller US Mint product offerings, but they are well off the pace of other annual sets. The uncirculated coin set advanced 1,043 to 17,350. The set, released on November 23, is the most popular of the three new quarter coin sets. Ironically, it could face cancellation in 2011 as the US Mint is discontinuing its satin finish on uncirculated coins ranging from the penny to the clad dollar.

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

American Bullion Coin Sales

December Weekly Increase 2010 Totals**
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 55,500 13,000 1,140,000
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 1,000 1,000 46,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 2,000 2,000 62,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 5,000 5,000 390,000
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 209,000/ Sold Out
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 1,772,000 350,000 34,662,500
Hot Springs National Park Silver 28,400 same same
Yellowstone National Park Silver 28,400 same same
Yosemite National Park Silver 28,400 same same
Grand Canyon National Park Silver 28,400 same same
Mount Hood National Park Silver 28,400 same same

 

*The as of date for the American Eagle bullion products is December 23. **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. The as of date for the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins is December 20.

 

US Mint Collector Coin Sales

American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
Proof 189,441 189,881 440 0.23% 267,740
of
350,000
Uncirculated 77,409 77,859 450 0.58%

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 Eagle Silver Proof

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
1 ounce 796,813 834,879 38,066 4.78% TBD

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% Sold Out
1/2 oz 8,596 10,131 1,535 17.86%
1/4 oz 7,226 7,930 704 9.74%
1/10 oz 15,940 17,871 1,931 12.11%
4-Coin Set 28,838 31,846 3,008 10.43%

American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 ounce 42,080 42,429 349 0.83%

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) 4,787 4,787 0 0.00% 8,217
of
40,000
Taylor Uncirculated (2009) 3,430 3,430 0 0.00%
Fillmore Proof (2010) 5,235 5,246 11 0.21% 8,505
of
15,000
Fillmore Uncirculated (2010) 3,248 3,259 11 0.34%
Jane Pierce Proof (2010) 4,291 4,332 41 0.96% 7,093
of
15,000
Jane Pierce Uncirculated (2010) 2,750 2,761 11 0.40%
Buchanan’s Liberty Proof (2010) 6,529 6,611 82 1.26% 10,800
of
15,000
Buchanan’s Liberty Uncirculated (2010) 4,173 4,189 16 0.38%
Mary Todd Lincoln Proof (2010) 4,336 4,599 263 6.07% 6,861
of
20,000
Mary Todd Lincoln Uncirculated (2010) 2,190 2,262 72 3.29%

United States Mint Proof Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2010 Proof Sets 1,000,102 1,018,505 18,403 1.84%
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 247,904 251,031 3,127 1.26%
2010 Silver Proof Set 488,474 497,954 9,480 1.94%
2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set 504,264 509,272 5,008 0.99%
2010 America The Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 221,205 223,429 2,224 1.01%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Proof Set 632,300 633,713 1,413 0.22%
2009 DC/Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set* 299,178 299,178 0 0.00% Sales Ended

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 527,742 536,160 8,418 1.60%
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Set 87,407 88,700 1,293 1.48%
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 9,759 9,759 0 0.00% NLA
Sarah Polk 9,889 9,889 0 0.00%  
Margaret Taylor 8,746 8,746 0 0.00%
Abigail Fillmore 8,793 8,864 71 0.81%
Jane Pierce 6,540 6,540 0 0.00%
Buchanan’s Liberty 5,337 5,337 0 0.00%

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 28,870 28,908 38 0.13%
John Tyler 25,665 25,706 41 0.16%  
James K. Polk 23,883 23,909 26 0.11%  
Zachary Taylor 22,751 22,786 35 0.15%  
Millard Fillmore 21,561 21,605 44 0.20%  
Franklin Pierce 19,688 19,751 63 0.32%
James Buchanan 17,720 17,830 110 0.62%

Abraham Lincoln $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 42,323 43,325 1,002 2.37%
86,725
25-coin roll set (D) 42,510 43,400 890 2.09%

2010 Millard Fillmore $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 37,854 37,945 91 0.24%
74,171
25-coin roll set (D) 36,157 36,226 69 0.19%

Franklin Pierce $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 34,499 34,634 135 0.39%
68,662
25-coin roll set (D) 33,934 34,028 94 0.28%

James Buchanan $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 32,302 32,484 182 0.56%
64,546
25-coin roll set (D) 31,916 32,062 146 0.46%

Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 36,697 36,944 247 0.67%
73,859
25-coin roll set (D) 36,679 36,915 236 0.64%

Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
200-coin bag (P&D) 8,299 8,493 194 2.34%
2-roll set (P&D) 33,812 34,019 207 0.61%

2010 Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
  16,307 17,350 1,043 6.40%  

2010 Quarters Circulating Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
  10,832 11,384 552 5.10%  

2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Hot Springs 13,436 13,589 153 1.14%  

Mount Hood National Forest Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 5,161 5,292 131 2.54% 10,349
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,924 5,057 133 2.70%
Two-Roll Set 28,977 29,483 506 1.75% 29,483

Grand Canyon National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 5,852 5,937 85 1.45% 12,222
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,208 6,285 77 1.24%
Two-Roll Set 31,596 31,923 327 1.03% 31,923

Yosemite National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,548 6,588 40 0.61% 13,248
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,619 6,660 41 0.62%
Two-Roll Set 34,721 34,939 218 0.63% 34,939

Yellowstone National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,783 7,811 28 0.36% 16,129
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,279 8,318 39 0.47%
Two-Roll Set 40,016 40,204 188 0.47% 40,204

Hot Springs National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 9,286 9,313 27 0.29% 17,983
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,640 8,670 30 0.35%
Two-Roll Set 45,329 45,494 165 0.36% 45,494

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 166,722 167,551 829 0.50%

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of December 19, 2010.

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