US Mint Sales: America the Beautiful Silver Coin Products Debut

by Mike Unser on April 27, 2011 · 0 comments

America the Beautiful Coins

Demand for United States Mint numismatic products turned higher for major coins and sets, the bureau’s latest sales figures underscore.

This week’s report includes the first batch of debuting sales for the five-ounce 2011 America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins, the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set, and the 2011 American Gold Eagle Proof Coins.

The Mint’s Authorized Purchasers (AP’s) scooped up 153,400 of 253,000 Gettysburg and Glacier five-ounce America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins on their launch day. The United States Mint began accepting orders for the two coins on Monday, April 25. 126,500 are available for each of the 2011 silver coins, which easily surpasses the 33,000 per coin mintages of last year’s issues which sold out with a combined total of 165,000. The AP’s have until Friday to make their buying commitment, making the first week of sales most interesting.

2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets make their first appearance in the sales tables at 78,054. The sets were released April 1, but the Mint atypically did not offer their sales numbers until this most recent report. The figure does not represent true demand, as the set is one of four that have been suspended since early last week as the Mint awaits a stabilization in silver prices to readjust its silver proof set prices. For a time this week, the melt value of the America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set was actually several dollars higher than its opening $41.95 price.

The United States Mint also released the opening sales figures for the 2011 American Gold Eagle Proof Coins which were released on Thursday, April 21. The 22-karat collector coins had a more difficult opening this year as their release competed against the extended holiday and historically high prices as a result of record gold prices. Their debut sales were weaker than last year but stronger than the proceeding 2008 year (the coins were cancelled in 2009).

American Gold Eagle Products Debut Sales

  2011 4-Day Sales 2010 4-Day Sales 2008 6-Day Sales
Proof Gold Eagles (1 oz) 7,249 13,980 3,120
proof Gold Eagles (1/2 oz) 1,159 2,173 598
Proof Gold Eagles (1/4 oz) 1,313 2,780 518
Proof Gold Eagles (1/10 oz) 3,680 6,945 1,347
Four-Coin Set 3,988 7,147 1,691

 

Finally, demand was significantly stronger for United States Mint commemorative coins. Many of the U.S. Army and Medal of Honor commemoratives products doubled their previous weekly performances. The only coin that experienced weaker demand was the uncirculated clad version of the U.S. Army coin. Its weekly gain was 153 versus the previous 194.

The following tables show the latest bullion and numismatic coin sales figures as reported by the United States Mint:

US Mint Bullion Products Sales

Prior Weekly Increase Weekly Increase 2011 Totals*
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 5,000 4,500 55,000
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 12,000 22,500 342,000
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 1,000 4,000 26,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 2,000 12,000 52,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 5,000 15,000 190,000
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 727,000 718,000 15,248,000
2011 America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins 153,400 153,400

 

*The as of date for bullion American Eagles is April 26, 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 Products Sales

American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 ounce 48,278 48,901 623 1.29%

2011 Army Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof 14,332 14,527 195 1.36% 20,149
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated 5,540 5,622 82 1.48%
Silver Dollar Proof 94,530 96,348 1,818 1.92% 134,106
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated 37,178 37,758 580 1.56%
50c Clad Proof 56,095 56,591 496 0.88% 90,006
of
750,000
50c Clad Uncirculated 33,262 33,415 153 0.46%

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof 11,909 12,473 564 4.74% 17,379
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated 4,739 4,906 167 3.52%
Silver Dollar Proof 74,851 78,758 3,907 5.22% 111,025
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated 30,948 32,267 1,319 4.26%

First Spouse Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
Fillmore Proof (2010) 6,003 6,093 90 1.50% 9,582
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% 12,657
of
15,000
Buchanan’s Liberty Uncirculated (2010) 5,354 5,353 -1 -0.02%
Mary Todd Lincoln Proof (2010) 5,880 5,933 53 0.90% 9,375
of
20,000
Mary Todd Lincoln Uncirculated (2010) 3,357 3,442 85 2.53%

United States Mint Proof Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 71,923 75,207 3,284 4.57%
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 187,402 190,680 3,278 1.75%
2011 Silver Proof Set 384,124 384,118 -6 0.00%
2011 Proof Set 664,984 676,820 11,836 1.78%
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 78,054
2010 Proof Set 1,079,676 1,081,025 1,349 0.12%
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 78,054
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 264,806 265,389 583 0.22%
2010 Silver Proof Set 561,472 561,365 -107 -0.02%
2010 Presidential $1 Proof Set 524,371 524,733 362 0.07%
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 250,403 250,395 -8 0.00%

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 326,337 343,547 17,210 5.27%
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 568,983 569,624 641 0.11%
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Set 95,254 95,254 0 0.00%

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
Abigail Fillmore 9,379 9,379 0 0.00%
Jane Pierce 7,245 7,252 7 0.10%
Buchanan’s Liberty 6,598 6,614 16 0.24%
Mary Todd Lincoln 11,863 11,863 0 0.00%

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 29,374 29,384 10 0.03%
John Tyler 26,147 26,156 9 0.03%  
James K. Polk 24,364 24,378 14 0.06%  
Zachary Taylor 23,328 23,341 13 0.06%  
Millard Fillmore 22,227 22,244 17 0.08%  
Franklin Pierce 20,554 20,574 20 0.10%
James Buchanan 19,102 19,136 34 0.18%  
Abraham Lincoln 29,738 29,842 104 0.35%
Andrew Johnson 16,142 16,362 220 1.36%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

    Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P)   27,367 27,680 313 1.14% 54,416
25-coin roll set (D)   26,448 26,736 288 1.09%

Abraham Lincoln $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 48,437 48,557 120 0.25% 96,533
25-coin roll set (D) 47,861 47,976 115 0.24%

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) 35,484 35,513 29 0.08% 70,295
25-coin roll set (D) 34,756 34,782 26 0.07%

James Buchanan $1 Coin Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 33,747 33,789 42 0.12% 67,021
25-coin roll set (D) 33,194 33,232 38 0.11%

Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 11,952 12,850 898 7.51% 25,545
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 11,776 12,695 919 7.80%
2010-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 39,134 39,131 -3 -0.01% 78,009
2010-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 38,880 38,878 -2 -0.01%

Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 3,615 3,897 282 7.80%
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 15,123 15,665 542 3.58%
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
  24,707 25,230 523 2.12%  

2010 Quarters Circulating Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
  15,938 16,226 288 1.81%  

2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Grand Canyon 12,418 13,378 960 7.73%  
Yosemite 14,835 14,994 159 1.07%  
Yellowstone 17,280 17,503 223 1.29%  
Hot Springs 17,456 17,634 178 1.02%  
 

Glacier National Park Quarters

    Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P)   2,884 3,006 122 4.23% 5,956
100-Coin Bag (D)   2,835 2,950 115 4.06%
Two-Roll Set   21,029 21,935 906 4.31% 21,935
 

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters

    Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P)   4,275 4,314 39 0.91% 8,491
100-Coin Bag (D)   4,140 4,177 37 0.89%
Two-Roll Set   28,331 28,600 269 0.95% 28,600
 

Mount Hood National Forest Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 5,912 5,921 9 0.15% 11,605
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,677 5,684 7 0.12%
Two-Roll Set 32,234 32,307 73 0.23% 32,307

Grand Canyon National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,474 6,486 12 0.19% 13,312
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,812 6,826 14 0.21%
Two-Roll Set 34,109 34,179 70 0.21% 34,179

Yosemite National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,048 7,063 15 0.21% 14,165
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,092 7,102 10 0.14%
Two-Roll Set 36,697 36,737 40 0.11% 36,737

Yellowstone National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 8,240 8,260 20 0.24% 16,993
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,714 8,733 19 0.22%
Two-Roll Set 41,821 41,874 53 0.13% 41,874

Hot Springs National Park Quarters

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 9,667 9,673 6 0.06% 18,686
100-Coin Bag (D) 9,006 9,013 7 0.08%
Two-Roll Set 46,790 46,807 17 0.04% 46,807

Lincoln Cents

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2010 Lincoln Shield Cent 174,845 175,079 234 0.13%

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of April 24, 2011.

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