US Mint Sales: Silver Eagles Break Monthly Record, Proofs Settle

by Mike Unser on January 20, 2011 · 2 comments

The latest numismatic US Mint sales figures are a tad on the humdrum side after throwing out the newly released 2011 Proof Set and seeing the settling numbers of recently sold out Proof American Eagles.

Mint CoinsUS Mint Bullion coin sales, however, are a different story. Bullion American Silver Eagles have reached a new monthly record at 4.588 million, rising 1,181,000 within the last week. Dipping precious metals prices has been one factor spurring demand. And silver falling by more than $1 Thursday morning could excite sales further, lifting the new monthly record much higher during the remaining days in January. The previous monthly record of 4.26 million was only recently set in November.

Bullion American Gold Eagles are at 75,500 ounces in January. 30,500 more of the 1-ounce coins dropped out of the US Mint inventory during the previous seven days. Buyers need to scoop up another 9,500 ounces to match the level from last January.

Turning to numismatic or collector coin sales, recently sold out proof American Gold Eagles have settled at even numbers, indicating future sales adjustments could be over. The 1/2-ounce is at 10,000, showing no increase or decrease for a second straight week. The four-coin set retreated 1,187 to 35,000. What may hurt the all done with adjustments hypothesis is the fact that still for sale 1/4-ounce and 1/10-ounce Gold Eagles also shifted to even levels of 10,000 and 20,000, respectively.

The proof American Silver Eagle has remained unchanged for a second consecutive week, sitting at 860,000.

In a quick recap, debuting sales figures for the 2011 Proof Set came in at 253,144. While high, that represents a significantly slower start when compared to the opening performances of past sets. It has been more than a decade since the US Mint released one of its core annual products so early in the year, which means the 2011 Proof Set should be available for quite some time. If history is any judge, the final Proof Set sales figures will easily surpass the one million marker. The 2010 Proof Set, which is still available, was actually the second best numismatic product for the US Mint in this report. It rose 5,378 to 1,045,818.

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

US Mint Bullion Coin Sales

Prior Weekly Increase Weekly Increase 2011 Totals*
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 29,000 30,500 73,000
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 0 1,000 1,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 0 2,000 2,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 5,000 5,000 15,000
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 1,322,000 1,181,000 4,588,000
Hot Springs National Park Silver 0 0 33,000 / Sold Out
Yellowstone National Park Silver 0 0 33,000 / Sold Out
Yosemite National Park Silver 0 0 33,000 / Sold Out
Grand Canyon National Park Silver 0 0 33,000 / Sold Out
Mount Hood National Park Silver 0 0 33,000 / Sold Out

 

*The as of date for the American Eagle bullion products is January 19. 53,000 of the 2010-dated 1 oz Gold Eagles remained for sell this year, and buyers must order one of them for every four of a newly dated issue. The sales figures also include 469,500 of the 2010-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 189,881 189,881 0 Sold Out 267,740
of
350,000
Uncirculated 77,859 77,859 0 Sold Out

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 Proof Silver Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
1 ounce 860,000 860,000 0 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% Sold Out
1/2 oz 10,000 10,000 0 0.00% Sold Out
1/4 oz 9,374 10,000 626 6.68%
1/10 oz 20,081 20,000 -81 -0.40%
4-Coin Set 36,187 35,000 -1,187 -3.28% Sold Out

American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 ounce 44,212 44,546 334 0.76%

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) 5,495 5,514 19 0.35% 8,813
of
15,000
Fillmore Uncirculated (2010) 3,284 3,299 15 0.46%
Jane Pierce Proof (2010) 4,472 4,512 40 0.89% 7,327
of
15,000
Jane Pierce Uncirculated (2010) 2,805 2,815 10 0.36%
Buchanan’s Liberty Proof (2010) 6,835 6,938 103 1.51% 11,205
of
15,000
Buchanan’s Liberty Uncirculated (2010) 4,250 4,267 17 0.40%
Mary Todd Lincoln Proof (2010) 4,905 4,920 15 0.31% 7,326
of
20,000
Mary Todd Lincoln Uncirculated (2010) 2,363 2,406 43 1.82%

United States Mint Proof Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 Proof Set   253,144
2010 Proof Set 1,045,818 1,051,196 5,378 0.51%
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 256,011 256,760 749 0.29%
2010 Silver Proof Set 519,090 523,514 4,424 0.85%
2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set 514,672 515,824 1,152 0.22%
2010 America The Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 230,487 231,810 1,323 0.57%

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 552,224 554,212 1,988 0.36%
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Set 90,990 91,359 369 0.41%
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% NLA
Margaret Taylor 8,746 8,746 0 0.00%
NLA
Abigail Fillmore 9,098 9,133 35 0.38%
Jane Pierce 6,915 6,966 51 0.74%
Buchanan’s Liberty 6,036 6,134 98 0.00%
Marry Todd Lincoln 8,444 9,176 732 8.67%

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 29,003 29,066 63 0.22%
John Tyler 25,827 25,858 31 0.12%  
James K. Polk 24,036 24,069 33 0.14%  
Zachary Taylor 22,949 22,986 37 0.16%  
Millard Fillmore 21,843 21,894 51 0.23%  
Franklin Pierce 20,064 20,141 77 0.38%
James Buchanan 18,332 18,458 126 0.69%  
Abraham Lincoln 26,054 26,860 806 3.09%

Abraham Lincoln $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 44,677 45,088 411 0.92%
90,152
25-coin roll set (D) 44,674 45,064 390 0.87%

2010 Millard Fillmore $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 38,142 38,186 44 0.12%
74,625
25-coin roll set (D) 36,398 36,439 41 0.11%

Franklin Pierce $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 34,888 34,940 52 0.15%
69,237
25-coin roll set (D) 34,246 34,297 51 0.15%

James Buchanan $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 32,842 32,917 75 0.23%
65,378
25-coin roll set (D) 32,385 32,461 76 0.23%

Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 37,562 37,669 107 0.28%
75,282
25-coin roll set (D) 37,516 37,613 97 0.26%

Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
200-coin bag (P&D) 8,778 8,853 75 0.85%
2-roll set (P&D) 36,644 34,752 -1,892 -5.16%

2010 Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
  19,864 20,590 726 3.65%  

2010 Quarters Circulating Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
  12,836 13,208 372 2.90%  

2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Yellowstone 11,115 12,580 1,465 13.18%  
Hot Springs 14,677 15,101 424 2.89%  

Mount Hood National Forest Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 5,469 5,544 75 1.37% 10,848
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,240 5,304 64 1.22%
Two-Roll Set 30,319 30,473 154 0.51% 30,473

Grand Canyon National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,099 6,131 32 0.52% 12,616
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,444 6,485 41 0.64%
Two-Roll Set 32,618 32,794 176 0.54% 32,794

Yosemite National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,732 6,763 31 0.46% 13,601
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,800 6,838 38 0.56%
Two-Roll Set 35,435 35,568 133 0.38% 35,568

Yellowstone National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,930 7,959 29 0.37% 16,414
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,427 8,455 28 0.33%
Two-Roll Set 40,625 40,754 129 0.32% 40,754

Hot Springs National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 9,425 9,442 17 0.18% 18,225
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,765 8,783 18 0.21%
Two-Roll Set 45,855 45,939 84 0.18% 45,939

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 169,751 170,217 466 0.27%

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of January 16, 2011.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Vachon January 20, 2011 at 11:27 am

Wow, the mint sells way too much stuff. It seems not that long ago it was just mint and proof sets…

Samo January 21, 2011 at 7:25 am

of course they have to make money so they can send out the welfare checks to their “Homies”!

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