US Mint Sales: Gold Coin Buying Retreats

by Mike Unser on May 19, 2011 · 0 comments

2011 Uncirculated American Gold Eagle CoinHealthier week-over-week increases were realized across nearly 30 United States Mint products, according to the bureau’s latest sales figures. But there was also weakness in many gold coins and almost a dozen issues had their sales totals trimmed.

The uncirculated American Gold Eagle and Eliza Johnson First Spouse Gold Coins moved slow during their first full week of availability. The Gold Eagle advanced 237 to 1,335 and the Eliza Johnson proof and uncirculated options combined for a weekly pick-up of 581 to 2,689. The US Mint reported relative mild sales increases for Proof American Gold Eagles as well.

2011 American Gold Eagle Proof Coin Sales
  PRODUCT
LIMIT
MINTAGE
LIMIT
PRIOR
INCREASE
WEEKLY
INCREASE
LATEST
SALES
1 oz 30,000 70,000 1,046 533 12,918
1/2 oz 15,000 55,000 116 48 2,105
1/4 oz 16,000 56,000 288 230 3,371
1/10 oz 30,000 70,000 395 351 7,451
4-Coin Set 40,000 N/A 324 222 6,091

 

Weekly US Mint sales trimmings typically happen as a result of customer returns and cancellations. One of the eleven US Mint products that had its sales cut was the proof 2010 American Buffalo Gold Coin. It recently went off sale in preparation for the 2011-dated issue that launched today. 2010 Gold Buffalo sales fell 37 to 49,374.

What may help gold coins going forward are less expensive prices. The US Mint cut their gold coin prices Wednesday in response to lower precious metals costs.

A noticeable area of increased buyer activity surrounded proof sets. Of the ten proof products reported by the US Mint, six registered improved weekly performances. The 2011 Proof Set rose the most, advancing 12,926 versus the previous 11,363.

The following tables offer the latest bullion and numismatic coin sales figures as provided by the US Mint:

US Mint Bullion Products Sales

  Prior Increase Latest Increase 2011 Totals*
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 3,000 4,500 68,000
American Gold Eagle 1 oz 56,000 13,000 438,000
American Gold Eagle 1/2 oz 11,000 5,000 55,000
American Gold Eagle 1/4 oz 2,000 0 56,000
American Gold Eagle 1/10 oz 15,000 0 215,000
American Silver Eagle 1 oz 767,000 756,500 17,425,500
2011 ATB 5 Oz Silver Coins 12,600 3,000 253,400

 

*The as of date for US Mint bullion coin sales is May 10, 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

2011 Uncirculated Gold Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 ounce 1,098 1,335 237 21.58%  

American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 ounce 49,411 49,374 -37 -0.07%  

2011 Army Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof 15,004 15,159 155 1.03% 20,957
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated 5,776 5,798 22 0.38%
Silver Dollar Proof 100,046 101,215 1,169 1.17% 140,387
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated 38,962 39,172 210 0.54%
50c Clad Proof 57,750 58,165 415 0.72% 92,227
of
750,000
50c Clad Uncirculated 33,915 34,062 147 0.43%

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof 13,543 13,731 188 1.39% 19,010
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated 5,285 5,279 -6 -0.11%
Silver Dollar Proof 84,708 85,861 1,153 1.36% 120,559
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated 34,381 34,698 317 0.92%

First Spouse Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
Fillmore Proof (2010) 6,145 6,143 -2 -0.03% 9,632
of
15,000
Fillmore Uncirculated (2010) 3,489 3,489 NLA 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% 12,652
of
15,000
Buchanan’s Liberty Uncirculated (2010) 5,350 5,348 -2 -0.04%
Mary Todd Lincoln Proof (2010) 6,077 6,098 21 0.35% 9,653
of
20,000
Mary Todd Lincoln Uncirculated (2010) 3,522 3,555 33 0.94%
Eliza Johnson Proof (2011) 1,331 1,697 366 27.50% 2,689
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 777 992 215 27.67%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 82,986 85,960 2,974 3.58%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 199,517 204,110 4,593 2.30%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 388,895 396,539 7,644 1.97%  
2011 Proof Set 701,056 713,982 12,926 1.84%  
2010 Proof Set 1,082,755 1,083,304 549 0.05%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 81,287 86,375 5,088 6.26%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 266,343 266,604 261 0.10%  
2010 Silver Proof Set 562,038 562,982 944 0.17%  
2010 Presidential $1 Proof Set 525,522 525,718 196 0.04%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 251,189 252,204 1,015 0.40%  

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 364,410 370,740 6,330 1.74%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 570,507 570,865 358 0.06%  
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 9,399 9,415 16 0.17%  
Jane Pierce 7,270 7,288 18 0.25%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 6,743 6,773 30 0.44%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 12,147 12,147 0 0.00%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 29,423 29,433 10 0.03%  
John Tyler 26,192 26,201 9 0.03%  
James K. Polk 24,417 24,433 16 0.07%  
Zachary Taylor 23,373 23,373 0 0.00%  
Millard Fillmore 22,272 22,291 19 0.09%  
Franklin Pierce 20,604 20,634 30 0.15%  
James Buchanan 19,180 19,212 32 0.17%  
Abraham Lincoln 29,994 30,156 162 0.54%  
Andrew Johnson 16,622 15,860 -762 -4.58%  

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 28,300 28,540 240 0.85% 55,986
25-coin roll set (D) 27,268 27,446 178 0.65%

Abraham Lincoln $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 48,778 48,899 121 0.25% 97,163
25-coin roll set (D) 48,168 48,264 96 0.20%

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) 35,558 35,591 33 0.09% 70,428
25-coin roll set (D) 34,818 34,837 19 0.05%

James Buchanan $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 33,857 33,889 32 0.09% 67,201
25-coin roll set (D) 33,287 33,312 25 0.08%

Native American Dollar Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 14,428 14,591 163 1.13% 29,072
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 14,273 14,481 208 1.46%
2010-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 39,131 39,130 -1 0.00% 78,009
2010-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 38,879 38,879 0 0.00%

Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 4,419 4,518 99 2.24%  
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 16,926 17,310 384 2.27%  
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%  

Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011 Issue 15,448 15,922 474 3.07%  
2010 Issue 27,111 27,724 613 2.26%  

2010 Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
  17,471 17,874 403 2.31%  

2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mount Hood 11,282 11,899 617 5.47%  
Grand Canyon 14,677 14,962 285 1.94%  
Yosemite 15,583 15,781 198 1.27%  
Yellowstone 17,963 18,156 193 1.07%  
Hot Springs 18,050 18,257 207 1.15%  

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,224 3,189 -35 -1.09% 6,412
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,161 3,223 62 1.96%
Two-Roll Set 23,220 22,972 -248 -1.07% 22,972

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,381 4,386 5 0.11% 8,621
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,229 4,235 6 0.14%
Two-Roll Set 29,284 29,514 230 0.79% 29,514

Mount Hood National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 5,942 5,950 8 0.13% 11,658
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,701 5,708 7 0.12%
Two-Roll Set 32,429 32,479 50 0.15% 32,479

Grand Canyon National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,522 6,532 10 0.15% 13,398
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,856 6,866 10 0.15%
Two-Roll Set 34,269 34,307 38 0.11% 34,307

Yosemite National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,088 7,094 6 0.08% 14,230
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,129 7,136 7 0.10%
Two-Roll Set 36,823 36,853 30 0.08% 36,853

Yellowstone National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 8,283 8,292 9 0.11% 17,079
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,765 8,787 22 0.25%
Two-Roll Set 41,955 41,977 22 0.05% 41,977

Hot Springs National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 9,673 9,672 -1 -0.01% 18,683
100-Coin Bag (D) 9,011 9,011 0 0.00%
Two-Roll Set 46,805 46,804 -1 0.00% 46,804

Lincoln Cents

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2010 Lincoln Shield Cent 175,504 175,663 159 0.09%  

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of May 15, 2011.

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