US Mint Sales: Silver Coins Improve, Silver Sets Retreat with Suspensions

by Mike Unser on April 20, 2011 · 1 comment

Rising silver prices have helped and hindered US Mint silver products, based on the latest sales figures from the bureau.

2011 US Army Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin

Five of the six clad and gold U.S. Army and Medal of Honor commemorative coins registered poorer weekly gains, but three of four silver U.S. Army and Medal of Honor coins improved.

The silver coins contain 0.773 ounces of the metal, giving them a melt value of $34.86 at the current spot price of $45.07 an ounce. That is still $20 less than the least expensive option, but their premiums appear more reasonable now versus, for example, when the Army coins launched on January 31 and silver was at $27.75 an ounce.

On the flip side, all US Mint silver sets stepped back in their weekly gains. But then, higher silver prices resulted in the sales suspension of two of them during all of last week. The Mint’s final two silver sets were suspended this past Monday. The four sets have been taken offline as their melt values were approaching their prices. Unless the US Mint reprices the silver sets and returns their availability soon, next week’s numbers will reflect only adjustments for returns and cancellations. Their quick return seems unlikely, however, given that silver prices continue to spike higher.

In the overall US Mint sales picture, numismatic coin demand retreated. 19 distinct US Mint products outperformed their previously weekly gain. In contrast, the prior Mint report showed improved performances for 54 products.

Debuting this week are sales figures for the Grand Canyon Quarters Three-Coin Set. The set was released on Wednesday, April 13. By Sunday, April 17, collectors ordered 12,418. That was the best opening for the three-coin sets ever. Past openings include Hot Springs at 10,684; Yellowstone at 11,115; and Yosemite at 11,441.

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 4,500 5,000 50,500
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 15,500 12,000 319,500
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 0 1,000 22,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 0 2,000 40,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 5,000 5,000 175,000
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 715,500 727,000 14,530,000
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 bullion American Eagles is April 19, 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 bullion sales figures also include 469,500 of the 2010-dated Silver Eagle coins sold in January.

US Mint Collector Coin Sales

American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 ounce 48,104 48,278 174 0.36%

2011 Army Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof 14,244 14,332 88 0.62% 19,872
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated 5,501 5,540 39 0.71%
Silver Dollar Proof 93,171 94,530 1,359 1.46% 131,708
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated 36,934 37,178 244 0.66%
50c Clad Proof 55,652 56,095 443 0.80% 89,357
of
750,000
50c Clad Uncirculated 33,068 33,262 194 0.59%

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof 11,721 11,909 188 1.60% 16,648
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated 4,667 4,739 72 1.54%
Silver Dollar Proof 72,885 74,851 1,966 2.70% 105,799
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated 30,410 30,948 538 1.77%

First Spouse Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
Fillmore Proof (2010) 5,973 6,003 30 0.50% 9,492
of
15,000
Fillmore Uncirculated (2010) 3,489 3,489 0 0.00%
Jane Pierce Proof (2010) 4,843 4,843 NLA 0.00% 8,176
of
15,000
Jane Pierce Uncirculated (2010) 3,333 3,333 NLA 0.00%
Buchanan’s Liberty Proof (2010) 7,304 7,304 NLA 0.00% 12,658
of
15,000
Buchanan’s Liberty Uncirculated (2010) 5,364 5,354 -10 -0.19%
Mary Todd Lincoln Proof (2010) 5,822 5,880 58 1.00% 9,237
of
20,000
Mary Todd Lincoln Uncirculated (2010) 3,256 3,357 101 3.10%

United States Mint Proof Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 69,174 71,923 2,749 3.97%
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 184,908 187,402 2,494 1.35%
2011 Silver Proof Set 373,677 384,124 10,447 2.80%
2011 Proof Set 652,554 664,984 12,430 1.90%
2010 Proof Set 1,078,752 1,079,676 924 0.09%
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 264,385 264,806 421 0.16%
2010 Silver Proof Set 561,206 561,472 266 0.05%
2010 Presidential $1 Proof Set 524,018 524,371 353 0.07%
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 249,844 250,403 559 0.22%

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 295,546 326,337 30,791 10.42%
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 568,353 568,983 630 0.11%
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Set 95,107 95,254 147 0.15%

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
Abigail Fillmore 9,369 9,379 10 0.11%
Jane Pierce 7,237 7,245 8 0.11%
Buchanan’s Liberty 6,586 6,598 12 0.18%
Mary Todd Lincoln 11,764 11,863 99 0.84%

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 29,349 29,374 25 0.09%
John Tyler 26,125 26,147 22 0.08%  
James K. Polk 24,345 24,364 19 0.08%  
Zachary Taylor 23,307 23,328 21 0.09%  
Millard Fillmore 22,201 22,227 26 0.12%  
Franklin Pierce 20,530 20,554 24 0.12%
James Buchanan 19,069 19,102 33 0.17%  
Abraham Lincoln 29,533 29,738 205 0.69%
Andrew Johnson 16,015 16,142 127 0.79%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

    Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P)   27,090 27,367 277 1.02% 53,815
25-coin roll set (D)   26,206 26,448 242 0.92%

Abraham Lincoln $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 48,248 48,437 189 0.39% 96,298
25-coin roll set (D) 47,788 47,861 73 0.15%

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) 35,461 35,484 23 0.06% 70,240
25-coin roll set (D) 34,739 34,756 17 0.05%

James Buchanan $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 33,713 33,747 34 0.10% 66,941
25-coin roll set (D) 33,163 33,194 31 0.09%

Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 11,267 11,952 685 6.08% 23,728
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 11,045 11,776 731 6.62%
2010-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 39,134 39,134 0 0.00% 78,014
2010-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 38,898 38,880 -18 -0.05%

Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 3,488 3,615 127 3.64%
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 14,778 15,123 345 2.33%
2010-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 8,844 8,844 0 0.00%
2010-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 36,203 36,203 0 0.00%

2010 Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
  24,553 24,707 154 0.63%  

2010 Quarters Circulating Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
  15,820 15,938 118 0.75%  

2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Grand Canyon   12,418 12,418    
Yosemite 14,451 14,835 384 2.66%  
Yellowstone 17,022 17,280 258 1.52%  
Hot Springs 17,233 17,456 223 1.29%  
 

Glacier National Park Quarters

    Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P)   2,697 2,884 187 6.93% 5,719
100-Coin Bag (D)   2,655 2,835 180 6.78%
Two-Roll Set   19,927 21,029 1,102 5.53% 21,029
 

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters

    Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P)   4,251 4,275 24 0.56% 8,415
100-Coin Bag (D)   4,115 4,140 25 0.61%
Two-Roll Set   28,055 28,331 276 0.98% 28,331
 

Mount Hood National Forest Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 5,895 5,912 17 0.29% 11,589
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,662 5,677 15 0.26%
Two-Roll Set 32,158 32,234 76 0.24% 32,234

Grand Canyon National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,462 6,474 12 0.19% 13,286
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,800 6,812 12 0.18%
Two-Roll Set 34,043 34,109 66 0.19% 34,109

Yosemite National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,037 7,048 11 0.16% 14,140
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,078 7,092 14 0.20%
Two-Roll Set 36,646 36,697 51 0.14% 36,697

Yellowstone National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 8,229 8,240 11 0.13% 16,954
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,701 8,714 13 0.15%
Two-Roll Set 41,776 41,821 45 0.11% 41,821

Hot Springs National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 9,660 9,667 7 0.07% 18,673
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,997 9,006 9 0.10%
Two-Roll Set 46,749 46,790 41 0.09% 46,790

Lincoln Cents

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2010 Lincoln Shield Cent 174,644 174,845 201 0.12%

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of April 17, 2011.

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

Jack April 22, 2011 at 3:42 am

I purchased a few 2011 silver proof sets before the mint suspended sales. Looking at the coins, there are some that seem to have a “brushed finish” on the “frosted” part and some that have “micro dots”. This is appearent on the Presidential Dollars and the quarters. Does anyone have information on this?

Thanks!

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