US Mint Sales: Silver Eagles Top 9M, First Spouse Gold Coins Rally

by Mike Unser on February 24, 2011 · 0 comments

Surging gold and silver prices appear to be helping several US Mint coin products, including bullion American Silver Eagles and collector First Spouse Gold Coins.

American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

The latest US Mint sales figures show a near doubling of the weekly First Spouse Gold Coins totals, with 759 sold against 380 from the previous week. Four of the eight 24-karat gold coins enjoyed triple-digit gains.

Sales have not been as strong since the week ending December 12. That happened to be the first full week following the release of the Mary Todd Lincoln First Spouse Gold Coins when the numbers were naturally inflated. Aside from rising gold prices, two items involving the series occurred last week — their $25 price increase and the proof Buchanan Liberty sell out. The sell out certainly helped the companion uncirculated Buchanan Liberty. It rose the most at 161.

US Mint 2011 Proof Sets jumped out with debut sales of 253,144. Its next three weekly increases came in at 25,879, 21,784 and 20,473. Last week’s sales report showed they had jumped 73,789. The latest weekly tally shows an even better increase of 78,551, bringing their total to 473,620.

Bags and rolls of 2011 Kennedy Half Dollars now appear in the sales columns. Released on the 15th, collectors ordered 8,841 of the two-roll sets and 2,114 of the 200-coin bags.

As mentioned in the opening, American Silver Eagles have been selling faster in recent days. They advanced 908,500 during the last seven days, reaching 2,638,500 for the month and topping 9 million for the year. To place that in perspective, 9 million is higher than the annual levels achieved during fourteen of the twenty-six years the Silver Eagles have been available. As another kicker, this month has already made the history books as the best ever February for the coins. They topped the previous February record of 2,125,000 which was set in 2009. February 2010 now ranks third at 2,050,000.

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 16,000 24,500 194,000
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 5,000 7,000 13,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 14,000 0 18,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 95,000 0 120,000
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 833,000 908,500 9,060,500
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 23, 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 45,580 45,870 290 0.64%

2011 Army Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof 9,969 11,061 1,092 10.95% 15,239
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated 3,803 4,178 375 9.86%
Silver Dollar Proof 61,436 69,387 7,951 12.94% 98,310
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated 26,218 28,923 2,705 10.32%
50c Clad Proof 39,463 43,836 4,373 11.08% 70,059
of
750,000
50c Clad Uncirculated 23,820 26,223 2,403 10.09%

First Spouse Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
Fillmore Proof (2010) 5,596 5,726 130 2.32% 9,130
of
15,000
Fillmore Uncirculated (2010) 3,366 3,404 38 1.13%
Jane Pierce Proof (2010) 4,677 4,806 129 2.76% 7,953
of
15,000
Jane Pierce Uncirculated (2010) 2,995 3,147 152 5.08%
Buchanan’s Liberty Proof (2010) 7,314 7,313 -1 -0.01% 12,048
of
15,000
Buchanan’s Liberty Uncirculated (2010) 4,574 4,735 161 3.52%
Mary Todd Lincoln Proof (2010) 5,239 5,335 96 1.83% 7,948
of
20,000
Mary Todd Lincoln Uncirculated (2010) 2,559 2,613 54 2.11%

United States Mint Proof Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 Silver Proof Set 257,148 271,264 14,116 5.49%
2011 Proof Set 395,069 473,620 78,551 19.88%
2010 Proof Set 1,060,329 1,060,329 0 0.00%
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 259,863 260,367 504 0.19%
2010 Silver Proof Set 535,838 538,973 3,135 0.59%
2010 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set 519,553 520,150 597 0.11%
2010 America The Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 236,683 239,500 2,817 1.19%

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 191,391 211,444 20,053 10.48%
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 561,035 562,115 1,080 0.19%
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Set 93,132 93,364 232 0.25%

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
Abigail Fillmore 9,244 9,257 13 0.14%
Jane Pierce 7,097 7,117 20 0.28%
Buchanan’s Liberty 6,367 6,389 22 0.00%
Marry Todd Lincoln 10,681 10,839 158 1.48%

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 29,181 29,194 13 0.04%
John Tyler 25,976 25,988 12 0.05%  
James K. Polk 24,196 24,214 18 0.07%  
Zachary Taylor 23,130 23,149 19 0.08%  
Millard Fillmore 22,037 22,050 13 0.06%  
Franklin Pierce 20,349 20,370 21 0.10%
James Buchanan 18,786 18,834 48 0.26%  
Abraham Lincoln 28,952 28,165 -787 -2.72%

Abraham Lincoln $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 46,665 46,961 296 0.63% 93,610
25-coin roll set (D) 46,381 46,649 268 0.58%

Millard Fillmore $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 38,338 38,390 52 0.14% 75,006
25-coin roll set (D) 36,572 36,616 44 0.12%

Franklin Pierce $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 35,146 35,200 54 0.15% 69,728
25-coin roll set (D) 34,480 34,528 48 0.14%

James Buchanan $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 33,283 33,362 79 0.24% 66,229
25-coin roll set (D) 32,795 32,867 72 0.22%

Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 38,509 38,623 114 0.30% 76,929
25-coin roll set (D) 38,190 38,306 116 0.30%

Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 2,114
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 8,841
2010-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 8,846 8,844 -2 -0.02%
2010-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 35,887 36,197 310 0.86%

2010 Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
  22,628 23,035 407 1.80%  

2010 Quarters Circulating Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
  14,381 14,560 179 1.24%  

2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Yellowstone 15,485 15,601 116 0.75%  
Hot Springs 16,001 16,104 103 0.64%  
 

Gettysburg National Forest Quarters

    Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P)   3,832 3,853 21 0.55% 7,589
100-Coin Bag (D)   3,749 3,736 -13 -0.35%
Two-Roll Set   24,485 25,292 807 3.30% 25,292
 

Mount Hood National Forest Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 5,738 5,756 18 0.31% 11,272
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,494 5,516 22 0.40%
Two-Roll Set 31,301 31,442 141 0.45% 31,442

Grand Canyon National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,308 6,346 38 0.60% 13,022
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,649 6,676 27 0.41%
Two-Roll Set 33,382 33,490 108 0.32% 33,490

Yosemite National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,912 6,934 22 0.32% 13,911
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,959 6,977 18 0.26%
Two-Roll Set 36,040 36,118 78 0.22% 36,118

Yellowstone National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 8,082 8,102 20 0.25% 16,685
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,568 8,583 15 0.18%
Two-Roll Set 41,193 41,270 77 0.19% 41,270

Hot Springs National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 9,548 9,565 17 0.18% 18,466
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,881 8,901 20 0.23%
Two-Roll Set 46,284 46,345 61 0.13% 46,345

Lincoln Cents

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2010 Lincoln Shield Cent 172,202 172,574 372 0.22%

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of February 20, 2011.

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