US Mint Sales: Collector Products Take Break, Investor Bullion Coins Improve

by Mike Unser on March 16, 2011 · 0 comments

Coin collectors appear to have taken a spring break vacation as buying activity for American numismatic coins and sets retreated, according to the latest US Mint sales figures.

American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

Several US Mint products actually declined from their previous tallies, indicating a batch of customer returns, cancellations or accounting updates.

Bags and rolls of Mount Hood National Park Quarters fell the most after an unexpected uptick reported last week indicated soaring levels that were more typical of a fresh release. This week’s sales figures have them down by than 22,000 across all three product offerings. Gettysburg quarters, Kennedy halves, Fillmore and Native American dollars, two First Spouse Gold coins and last year’s quarters silver proof set were among other products to have their totals cut.

2011 commemorative sales slowed significantly. US Army Commemorative Coins rose 6,128 across the gold, silver and clad options. They climbed 16,227 during the previous week. Comparing the same time frames, Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins advanced 12,746 against 37,317. The silver dollar proofs for each commemorative continue to rack up the higher numbers.

All proof and mint sets registered significantly lower weekly sales. The 2011 Proof Set remained the most popular, advancing 24,133 to 589,498. The 2010 Silver Proof Set actually outperformed this year’s release, indicating buyers are watching silver coin prices and values. The 2010’s rose 5,479 to 555,381 while the 2011 Silver Proof Set gained 3,440 to 299,260.

In US Mint investment-grade bullion coins, sales improved for the American Gold Eagle and the American Silver Eagle.

One-ounce Gold Eagle bullion coins more than doubled their prior weekly gain, rising 18,500 to 235,000. The smallest one-tenth ounce Gold Eagle surged 20,000 versus the previous 5,000.

In another milestone, Silver Eagle bullion coins topped the 11 million marker in year-to-date sales. This year already ranks as the fourth best since the series was introduced in 1986. The nearly three-quarter of a million increase was 80,500 better than last week’s reported gain.

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 7,500 18,500 235,000
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 4,000 0 17,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 10,000 0 28,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 5,000 20,000 145,000
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 668,000 748,500 11,079,000
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 March 14, 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 46,726 46,917 191 0.41%

2011 Army Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof 13,358 13,621 263 1.97% 18,860
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated 5,122 5,239 117 2.28%
Silver Dollar Proof 84,992 87,712 2,720 3.20% 122,765
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated 34,245 35,053 808 2.36%
50c Clad Proof 52,174 53,345 1,171 2.24% 85,180
of
750,000
50c Clad Uncirculated 30,786 31,835 1,049 3.41%

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof 8,044 9,202 1,158 14.40% 12,758
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated 3,112 3,556 444 14.27%
Silver Dollar Proof 47,944 56,134 8,190 17.08% 79,396
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated 20,308 23,262 2,954 14.55%

First Spouse Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
Fillmore Proof (2010) 5,727 5,790 63 1.10% 9,336
of
15,000
Fillmore Uncirculated (2010) 3,537 3,546 9 0.25%
Jane Pierce Proof (2010) 4,852 4,843 -9 -0.19% 8,148
of
15,000
Jane Pierce Uncirculated (2010) 3,274 3,305 31 0.95%
Buchanan’s Liberty Proof (2010) 7,313 7,304 -9 -0.12% 12,390
of
15,000
Buchanan’s Liberty Uncirculated (2010) 4,887 5,086 199 4.07%
Mary Todd Lincoln Proof (2010) 5,516 5,552 36 0.65% 8,260
of
20,000
Mary Todd Lincoln Uncirculated (2010) 2,692 2,708 16 0.59%

United States Mint Proof Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 174,940 180,147 5,207 2.98%
2011 Silver Proof Set 295,820 299,260 3,440 1.16%
2011 Proof Set 565,365 589,498 24,133 4.27%
2010 Proof Set 1,072,356 1,073,898 1,542 0.14%
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 261,775 262,163 388 0.15%
2010 Silver Proof Set 549,902 555,381 5,479 1.00%
2010 Presidential $1 Proof Set 521,942 522,489 547 0.10%
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 244,567 244,337 -230 -0.09%

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 255,259 260,513 5,254 2.06%
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 564,407 565,232 825 0.15%
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Set 94,305 94,482 177 0.19%

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
Abigail Fillmore 9,304 9,304 0 0.00%
Jane Pierce 7,162 7,177 15 0.21%
Buchanan’s Liberty 6,473 6,483 10 0.00%
Mary Todd Lincoln 11,268 11,371 103 0.91%

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 29,273 29,281 8 0.03%
John Tyler 26,051 26,062 11 0.04%  
James K. Polk 24,269 24,281 12 0.05%  
Zachary Taylor 23,215 23,227 12 0.05%  
Millard Fillmore 22,116 22,133 17 0.08%  
Franklin Pierce 20,441 20,459 18 0.09%
James Buchanan 18,936 18,968 32 0.17%  
Abraham Lincoln 28,755 28,961 206 0.72%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

    Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P)   25,145 26,068 923 3.67% 51,363
25-coin roll set (D)   24,432 25,295 863 3.53%

Abraham Lincoln $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 47,495 47,663 168 0.35% 94,937
25-coin roll set (D) 47,128 47,274 146 0.31%

Millard Fillmore $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 38,411 38,409 -2 -0.01% 75,043
25-coin roll set (D) 36,637 36,634 -3 -0.01%

Franklin Pierce $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 35,292 35,327 35 0.10% 69,957
25-coin roll set (D) 34,602 34,630 28 0.08%

James Buchanan $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 33,505 33,545 40 0.12% 66,567
25-coin roll set (D) 32,981 33,022 41 0.12%

Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 38,911 38,038 -873 -2.24% 76,765
25-coin roll set (D) 38,595 38,727 132 0.34%

Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 2,738 2,938 200 7.30%
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 12,375 13,042 667 5.39%
2010-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 8,844 8,844 0 0.00%
2010-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 36,212 36,201 -11 -0.03%

2010 Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
  23,782 23,952 170 0.71%  

2010 Quarters Circulating Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
  15,128 15,299 171 1.13%  

2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Yosemite 11,441 12,836 1,395 12.19%  
Yellowstone 16,169 16,427 258 1.60%  
Hot Springs 16,528 16,741 213 1.29%  
 

Gettysburg National Forest Quarters

    Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P)   4,093 4,076 -17 -0.42% 8,001
100-Coin Bag (D)   3,954 3,925 -29 -0.73%
Two-Roll Set   26,894 26,770 -124 -0.46% 26,770
 

Mount Hood National Forest Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 8,440 5,834 -2,606 -30.88% 11,431
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,167 5,597 -2,570 -31.47%
Two-Roll Set 48,905 31,831 -17,074 -34.91% 31,831

Grand Canyon National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,397 6,414 17 0.27% 13,163
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,732 6,749 17 0.25%
Two-Roll Set 33,669 33,775 106 0.31% 33,775

Yosemite National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,966 6,988 22 0.32% 14,011
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,013 7,023 10 0.14%
Two-Roll Set 36,316 36,403 87 0.24% 36,403

Yellowstone National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 8,155 8,168 13 0.16% 16,816
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,633 8,648 15 0.17%
Two-Roll Set 41,455 41,550 95 0.23% 41,550

Hot Springs National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 9,600 9,608 8 0.08% 18,553
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,933 8,945 12 0.13%
Two-Roll Set 46,480 46,551 71 0.15% 46,551

Lincoln Cents

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2010 Lincoln Shield Cent 173,427 173,689 262 0.15%

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

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

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