US Mint Sales: First Spouse Gold Coins Surge, Two Sell Out

by Mike Unser on March 23, 2011 · 0 comments

The latest round of US Mint sales figures reveals some interesting weekly results. First Spouse Gold Coins jumped, resulting in two new sell outs this week. 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Sets debuted, but at a slower pace. And in a milestone, the 2011 Silver Proof Sets rallied above 300,000.

Uncirculated Jane Pierce First Spouse Gold Coin

The Uncirculated Jane Pierce First Spouse Gold Coin was one of the 24-karat gold coins to sell out this week.

2011 Silver Proof Sets surged 25,940. That was their best weekly showing since their six-day sales debut of 209,367 in January. The increase also places the silver sets at 325,200. Last year’s sets, which had their prices raised on Friday from $56.95 to $64.95, rose 2,026 to 557,407. Each of the Silver Proof Sets now has an intrinsic melt value of nearly $50 at the current silver spot price of $37.21 an ounce.

2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Sets were released March 17 for $14.95. As of Sunday, March 20, collectors purchased 53,944. This is 28.6 percent lower than last year’s sets which debuted at 75,558 during the same amount of days. The early January availability of the 2011 Proof Set may have hurt sales since it also includes the quarters. Last year’s America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set was launched nearly three months before the 2010 Proof Set, making the quarters sets more attractive for buyers not wanting to wait.

First Spouse Gold Coins rallied 968 as a group versus their previous weekly increase of 336. The following three uncirculated issues enjoyed the biggest gains:

  • Buchanan’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Coin, up 493
  • Jane Pierce First Spouse Gold Coin, up 186
  • Abigail Fillmore First Spouse Gold Coin, up 117

Buyers are now facing limited options with only four First Spouse Gold Coins available. Two more sold out this week. No longer available are the uncirculated Abigail Fillmore and uncirculated Jane Pierce. They were pulled from US Mint stores before reaching their published mintages.

The available 24-karat coins in the series now include:

  • Proof and uncirculated Mary Todd Lincoln First Spouse Gold Coins
  • Uncirculated Buchanan’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Coins
  • Proof Abigail Fillmore First Spouse Gold Coins

These and other US Mint numismatic coins may be purchased at http://catalog.usmint.gov/.

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 Buffalo Gold 1 oz 0 9,500 31,000
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 18,500 12,500 247,500
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 0 0 17,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 0 10,000 38,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 20,000 5,000 150,000
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 748,500 652,500 11,731,500
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 March 22, 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 13,621 13,821 200 1.47% 19,157
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated 5,239 5,336 97 1.85%
Silver Dollar Proof 87,712 89,781 2,069 2.36% 125,492
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated 35,053 35,711 658 1.88%
50c Clad Proof 53,345 54,263 918 1.72% 86,180
of
750,000
50c Clad Uncirculated 31,835 32,432 597 1.88%

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof 9,202 9,958 756 8.22% 13,820
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated 3,556 3,862 306 8.61%
Silver Dollar Proof 56,134 61,906 5,772 10.28% 88,153
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated 23,262 26,247 2,985 12.83%

First Spouse Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
Fillmore Proof (2010) 5,790 5,874 84 1.45% 9,537
of
15,000
Fillmore Uncirculated (2010) 3,546 3,663 117 3.30%
Jane Pierce Proof (2010) 4,843 4,843 NLA 0.00% 8,334
of
15,000
Jane Pierce Uncirculated (2010) 3,305 3,491 186 5.63%
Buchanan’s Liberty Proof (2010) 7,304 7,304 NLA 0.00% 12,883
of
15,000
Buchanan’s Liberty Uncirculated (2010) 5,086 5,579 493 9.69%
Mary Todd Lincoln Proof (2010) 5,552 5,639 87 1.57% 8,348
of
20,000
Mary Todd Lincoln Uncirculated (2010) 2,708 2,709 1 0.04%

United States Mint Proof Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set   53,944 53,944 100%
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 180,147 184,249 4,102 2.28%
2011 Silver Proof Set 299,260 325,200 25,940 8.67%
2011 Proof Set 589,498 611,079 21,581 3.66%
2010 Proof Set 1,073,898 1,075,549 1,651 0.15%
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 262,163 262,745 582 0.22%
2010 Silver Proof Set 555,381 557,407 2,026 0.36%
2010 Presidential $1 Proof Set 522,489 522,806 317 0.06%
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 244,337 244,955 618 0.25%

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 260,513 268,711 8,198 3.15%
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 565,232 565,936 704 0.12%
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Set 94,482 94,654 172 0.18%

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
Abigail Fillmore 9,304 9,336 32 0.34%
Jane Pierce 7,177 7,177 0 0.00%
Buchanan’s Liberty 6,483 6,483 0 0.00%
Mary Todd Lincoln 11,371 11,461 90 0.79%

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 29,281 29,300 19 0.06%
John Tyler 26,062 26,080 18 0.07%  
James K. Polk 24,281 24,301 20 0.08%  
Zachary Taylor 23,227 23,247 20 0.09%  
Millard Fillmore 22,133 22,150 17 0.08%  
Franklin Pierce 20,459 20,479 20 0.10%
James Buchanan 18,968 18,994 26 0.14%  
Abraham Lincoln 28,961 29,117 156 0.54%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

    Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P)   26,068 26,676 608 2.33% 52,497
25-coin roll set (D)   25,295 25,821 526 2.08%

Abraham Lincoln $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 47,663 47,851 188 0.39% 95,286
25-coin roll set (D) 47,274 47,435 161 0.34%

Millard Fillmore $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 38,409 38,409 0 0.00% 75,043
25-coin roll set (D) 36,634 36,634 0 0.00%

Franklin Pierce $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 35,327 35,372 45 0.13% 70,044
25-coin roll set (D) 34,630 34,672 42 0.12%

James Buchanan $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 33,545 33,597 52 0.16% 66,657
25-coin roll set (D) 33,022 33,060 38 0.12%

Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 38,038 39,138 1,100 2.89% 77,956
25-coin roll set (D) 38,727 38,818 91 0.23%

Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 2,938 3,154 216 7.35%
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 13,042 13,531 489 3.75%
2010-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 8,844 8,879 35 0.40%
2010-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 36,201 36,231 30 0.08%

2010 Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
  23,952 24,136 184 0.77%  

2010 Quarters Circulating Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
  15,299 15,440 141 0.92%  

2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Yosemite 12,836 13,467 631 4.92%  
Yellowstone 16,427 16,625 198 1.21%  
Hot Springs 16,741 16,937 196 1.17%  
 

Gettysburg National Forest Quarters

    Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P)   4,076 4,123 47 1.15% 8,087
100-Coin Bag (D)   3,925 3,964 39 0.99%
Two-Roll Set   26,770 27,141 371 1.39% 27,141
 

Mount Hood National Forest Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 5,834 8,871 3,037 52.06% 17,063
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,597 8,192 2,595 46.36%
Two-Roll Set 31,831 49,112 17,281 54.29% 49,112

Grand Canyon National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,414 6,424 10 0.16% 13,179
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,749 6,755 6 0.09%
Two-Roll Set 33,775 33,849 74 0.22% 33,849

Yosemite National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,988 6,997 9 0.13% 14,029
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,023 7,032 9 0.13%
Two-Roll Set 36,403 36,474 71 0.20% 36,474

Yellowstone National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 8,168 8,176 8 0.10% 16,835
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,648 8,659 11 0.13%
Two-Roll Set 41,550 41,611 61 0.15% 41,611

Hot Springs National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 9,608 9,624 16 0.17% 18,580
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,945 8,956 11 0.12%
Two-Roll Set 46,551 46,603 52 0.11% 46,603

Lincoln Cents

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2010 Lincoln Shield Cent 173,689 173,990 301 0.17%

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

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

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