US Mint Sales: Annual Sets Continue to Dominate

by Mike Unser on February 17, 2011 · 1 comment

2011 sets continue to dominate US Mint collector product sales. That is hardly surprising as the Mint has released its three most popular annual sets in two-week increments since early January.

US Mint 2011 Silver Proof Set, 2011 Mint Set, and 2011 Proof Set

What is a bit surprising is the 73,789 weekly advance of the 2011 Proof Set. Aside from its debuting burst of 253,144, the next three weekly gains were each below 26,000. Its sales total is now just under 400,000.

The annual proof set and mint set are a popular combo, so perhaps collectors held onto their cash until the release of the uncirculated 2011 Mint Set so they could order both in one fell swoop. The 2011 Mint Sets just came out last week on February 8. They debuted at 191,391, which was a bit weaker than last year’s opening.

Rounding out the Mint’s top three annual sets for the year is the 2011 Silver Proof Set. Its total picked up by another 24,630. The sets will hit 280,000 by Sunday if the buying pace remains the same.

The next biggest numismatic sellers were the new 2011 US Army Commemorative Coins. Their sales debut was published in last week’s report. They are just one day shy of having two full weeks of sales data under their belt. The proof commemoratives — the clad, silver and gold — remain the most popular by a more than 2-to-1 margin. Nearly 165,000 coins have been purchased across each of the six available options. Break outs per coin are in the sales tables below.

In taking a quick glance at US Mint bullion coins, the fractional American Gold Eagles are off to the races. All sizes showed gains, with the smallest one-tenth ounce Gold Eagle jumping the most in last seven days by scoring an increase of 95,000.

Sales of American Silver Eagles slowed just a tad, They rose 833,000 versus 847,000 during the previous week. They have now topped 8.1 million for the year. They are at 1,730,500 for the month. Another 319,500 and they will match their sales level from February 2010.

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 18,000 16,000 169,500
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 0 5,000 6,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 0 14,000 18,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 0 95,000 120,000
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 847,000 833,000 8,152,000
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 February 16, 2011. 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 Proof Silver Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
1 ounce 860,000 860,000 0 0% Sold Out

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 10,000 10,000 0 0.00% Sold Out
1/10 oz 20,000 20,000 0 0.00% Sold Out
4-Coin Set 35,000 35,000 0 0.00% Sold Out

American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 ounce 45,238 45,580 342 0.76%

2011 Army Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof 7,861 9,969 2,108 26.82% 13,772
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated 3,045 3,803 758 24.89%
Silver Dollar Proof 46,895 61,436 14,541 31.01% 87,654
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated 20,698 26,218 5,520 26.67%
50c Clad Proof 30,162 39,463 9,301 30.84% 63,283
of
750,000
50c Clad Uncirculated 19,528 23,820 4,292 21.98%

First Spouse Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
Fillmore Proof (2010) 5,582 5,596 14 0.25% 8,962
of
15,000
Fillmore Uncirculated (2010) 3,335 3,366 31 0.93%
Jane Pierce Proof (2010) 4,655 4,677 22 0.47% 7,672
of
15,000
Jane Pierce Uncirculated (2010) 2,864 2,995 131 4.57%
Buchanan’s Liberty Proof (2010) 7,317 7,314 -3 -0.04% 11,888
of
15,000
Buchanan’s Liberty Uncirculated (2010) 4,461 4,574 113 2.53%
Mary Todd Lincoln Proof (2010) 5,194 5,239 45 0.87% 7,798
of
20,000
Mary Todd Lincoln Uncirculated (2010) 2,532 2,559 27 1.07%

United States Mint Proof Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 Silver Proof Set 232,518 257,148 24,630 10.59%
2011 Proof Set 321,280 395,069 73,789 22.97%
2010 Proof Set 1,060,329 1,060,329 0 0.00%
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 259,045 259,863 818 0.32%
2010 Silver Proof Set 532,306 535,838 3,532 0.66%
2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set 518,097 519,553 1,456 0.28%
2010 America The Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 235,521 236,683 1,162 0.49%

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set   191,391 191,391  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 559,174 561,035 1,861 0.33%
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Set 92,782 93,132 350 0.38%

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
Abigail Fillmore 9,204 9,244 40 0.43%
Jane Pierce 7,050 7,097 47 0.67%
Buchanan’s Liberty 6,301 6,367 66 0.00%
Marry Todd Lincoln 10,371 10,681 310 2.99%

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 29,156 29,181 25 0.09%
John Tyler 25,945 25,976 31 0.12%  
James K. Polk 24,165 24,196 31 0.13%  
Zachary Taylor 23,093 23,130 37 0.16%  
Millard Fillmore 22,007 22,037 30 0.14%  
Franklin Pierce 20,299 20,349 50 0.25%
James Buchanan 18,719 18,786 67 0.36%  
Abraham Lincoln 28,493 28,952 459 1.61%

Abraham Lincoln $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 46,255 46,665 410 0.89% 93,046
25-coin roll set (D) 46,099 46,381 282 0.61%

Millard Fillmore $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 38,310 38,338 28 0.07% 74,910
25-coin roll set (D) 36,537 36,572 35 0.10%

Franklin Pierce $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 35,087 35,146 59 0.17% 69,626
25-coin roll set (D) 34,421 34,480 59 0.17%

James Buchanan $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 33,178 33,283 105 0.32% 66,078
25-coin roll set (D) 32,695 32,795 100 0.31%

Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 38,176 38,509 333 0.87% 76,699
25-coin roll set (D) 37,965 38,190 225 0.59%

Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
200-coin bag (P&D) 8,846 8,846 0 0.00%
2-roll set (P&D) 35,338 35,887 549 1.55%

2010 Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
  22,201 22,628 427 1.92%  

2010 Quarters Circulating Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
  14,082 14,381 299 2.12%  

2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Yellowstone 14,791 15,485 694 4.69%  
Hot Springs 15,816 16,001 185 1.17%  
 

Gettysburg National Forest Quarters

    Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P)   3,634 3,832 198 5.45% 7,581
100-Coin Bag (D)   3,557 3,749 192 5.40%
Two-Roll Set   23,173 24,485 1,312 5.66% 24,485
 

Mount Hood National Forest Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 5,714 5,738 24 0.42% 11,232
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,470 5,494 24 0.44%
Two-Roll Set 31,101 31,301 200 0.64% 31,301

Grand Canyon National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,275 6,308 33 0.53% 12,957
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,618 6,649 31 0.47%
Two-Roll Set 33,247 33,382 135 0.41% 33,382

Yosemite National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,891 6,912 21 0.30% 13,871
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,929 6,959 30 0.43%
Two-Roll Set 35,937 36,040 103 0.29% 36,040

Yellowstone National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 8,057 8,082 25 0.31% 16,650
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,550 8,568 18 0.21%
Two-Roll Set 41,087 41,193 106 0.26% 41,193

Hot Springs National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 9,532 9,548 16 0.17% 18,429
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,859 8,881 22 0.25%
Two-Roll Set 46,192 46,284 92 0.20% 46,284

Lincoln Cents

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2010 Lincoln Shield Cent 171,824 172,202 378 0.22%

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of February 13, 2011.

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Mike February 19, 2011 at 9:53 am

“What is a bit surprising is the 73,789 weekly advance of the 2011 Proof Set. ” It’s not surprising to me, as I waited until all three sets were available to order, and paid one shipping and handling charge, instead of three!

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