US Mint Sales: Grant $1s; Yellowstone, Olympic 5 Oz Silver Coins Debut

by Mike Unser on May 26, 2011 · 8 comments

Yellowstone National Park Silver Uncirculated CoinSeveral products prominently appear for the first time in the latest weekly sales figures released by the United States Mint. Two of them share the same size, the collector Yellowstone National Park 5-Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin and the investor Olympic National Park 5-Ounce Silver Bullion Coin.

The collector Yellowstone silver uncirculated coin launched Tuesday, May 17. First day sales reached 18,143, or 67.2 percent of their 27,000 maximum. The United States Mint indicated 24,626 were sold as of Sunday, leaving 2,374 remaining. It took two weeks for the debuting Hot Springs National Park 5-Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin to sell out. It appears the Yellowstone 5-ouncer will soon join it.

The investment-grade Olympic silver bullion coin was released on Monday to the Mint’s network of Authorized Purchasers (APs) who resell bullion products. With an expected minimum mintage of 126,700, APs ordered 60,700 on the first day. There is no specific rush for the APs to place orders quickly, as they are given several days to purchase their allotted amount before unsold inventory is made available to those who want more.

As discussed in an earlier article, the sales debut of the 2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin came in at 5,782, or nearly $10.18 million. The coins started significantly slower than previous issues, no doubt hurt by their opening $1,760 price — the highest collectors have ever had to pay for the 24-karat gold coin. Demand is likely to be pressured further this week as the United States Mint, in response to higher gold prices, raised the coin’s price on Wednesday to $1,810.

The final set of United States Mint products to debut last week were rolls of Ulysses S. Grant Presidential $1 coins. Sales opened with a combined total of 40,199, split out by 20,174 Philadelphia (P) rolls and 19,945 Denver (D) rolls. The levels were lower than the previous Andrew Johnson $1s. Their debut sales came in at 23,211 (P) rolls and 22,525 (D) rolls for a total of 45,734.

In general, demand was higher for numismatic coins last week. The previous United States Mint sales report indicated a healthier pick-up for 30 United States Mint products. In contrast, week-over-week sales increases improved further with 56 products rallying in this round. Many of the collector gold coins realized better gains, helped by last Wednesday’s price cuts. Those cuts, as mentioned earlier, were reversed this Wednesday. Finally, and in a notable milestone, the 2011 Silver Proof Set topped 400,000 in sales since its release on January 25.

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

US Mint Bullion Products Sales

  Prior Increase Latest Increase 2011 Totals*
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 4,500 4,000 72,000
American Gold Eagle 1 oz 13,000 12,500 450,500
American Gold Eagle 1/2 oz 5,000 0 55,000
American Gold Eagle 1/4 oz 0 0 56,000
American Gold Eagle 1/10 oz 0 0 215,000
American Silver Eagle 1 oz 756,500 796,500 18,222,000
Gettysburg 5 Oz Silver 0 0 126,700
Glacier 5 Oz Silver 0 0 126,700
Olympic 5 Oz Silver 0 60,700 60,700

 

*The as of date for US Mint bullion coin sales is Wednesday, May 25, 2011, except for the ATB 5-ounce coins which is Monday, May 23. 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 American Gold Eagle Proof Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Limit
1 oz 12,918 13,884 966 7.48% 30,000
1/2 oz 2,105 2,203 98 4.66% 15,000
1/4 oz 3,371 3,485 114 3.38% 16,000
1/10 oz 7,451 7,968 517 6.94% 30,000
4-Coin Set 6,091 6,366 275 4.51% 40,000

2011 Uncirculated Gold Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 ounce 1,335 1,825 490 36.70%  

American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
2011 1 ounce   5,782 5,782    
2010 1 ounce 49,374 49,374 0 0.00%  

2011 Army Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof 15,159 15,271 112 0.74% 21,093
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated 5,798 5,822 24 0.41%
Silver Dollar Proof 101,215 102,084 869 0.86% 141,426
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated 39,172 39,342 170 0.43%
50c Clad Proof 58,165 58,497 332 0.57% 92,708 of
750,000
50c Clad Uncirculated 34,062 34,211 149 0.44%

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof 13,731 13,845 114 0.83% 19,154
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated 5,279 5,309 30 0.57%
Silver Dollar Proof 85,861 88,057 2,196 2.56% 123,041
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated 34,698 34,984 286 0.82%

First Spouse Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
Fillmore Proof (2010) 6,143 6,143 0 0.00% 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) 5,348 5,348 0 0.00%
Mary Todd Lincoln Proof (2010) 6,098 6,160 62 1.02% 9,746
of
20,000
Mary Todd Lincoln Uncirculated (2010) 3,555 3,586 31 0.87%
Eliza Johnson Proof (2011) 1,697 2,137 440 25.93% 3,405
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 992 1,268 276 27.82%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 85,960 88,098 2,138 2.49%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 204,110 206,501 2,391 1.17%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 396,539 402,541 6,002 1.51%  
2011 Proof Set 713,982 722,131 8,149 1.14%  
2010 Proof Set 1,083,304 1,084,973 1,669 0.15%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 86,375 89,819 3,444 3.99%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 266,604 266,935 331 0.12%  
2010 Silver Proof Set 562,982 564,667 1,685 0.30%  
2010 Presidential $1 Proof Set 525,718 525,926 208 0.04%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 252,204 253,121 917 0.36%  

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 370,740 376,025 5,285 1.43%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 570,865 571,823 958 0.17%  
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Set 95,254 96,687 1,433 1.50%  

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
Abigail Fillmore 9,415 9,443 28 0.30%  
Jane Pierce 7,288 7,317 29 0.40%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 6,773 6,773 0 0.00%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 12,147 12,351 204 1.68%  
Eliza Johnson   2,362 2,362    

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 29,433 29,446 13 0.04%  
John Tyler 26,201 26,208 7 0.03%  
James K. Polk 24,433 24,449 16 0.07%  
Zachary Taylor 23,373 23,409 36 0.15%  
Millard Fillmore 22,291 22,304 13 0.06%  
Franklin Pierce 20,634 20,651 17 0.08%  
James Buchanan 19,212 19,237 25 0.13%  
Abraham Lincoln 30,156 30,232 76 0.25%  
Andrew Johnson 15,860 16,018 158 1.00%  

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P)   20,174 20,174   40,119
25-coin roll set (D)   19,945 19,945  

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 28,540 28,773 233 0.82% 56,439
25-coin roll set (D) 27,446 27,666 220 0.80%

Abraham Lincoln $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 48,899 49,004 105 0.21% 97,378
25-coin roll set (D) 48,264 48,374 110 0.23%

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) 35,591 35,623 32 0.09% 70,492
25-coin roll set (D) 34,837 34,869 32 0.09%

James Buchanan $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 33,889 33,929 40 0.12% 67,275
25-coin roll set (D) 33,312 33,346 34 0.10%

Native American Dollar Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 14,591 15,117 526 3.60% 30,139
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 14,481 15,022 541 3.74%
2010-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 39,130 39,130 0 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) 4,518 4,630 112 2.48%  
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 17,310 17,676 366 2.11%  
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 15,922 16,364 442 2.78%  
2010 Issue 27,724 28,120 396 1.43%  

2010 Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
  17,874 18,182 308 1.72%  

2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mount Hood 11,899 12,558 659 5.54%  
Grand Canyon 14,962 15,241 279 1.86%  
Yosemite 15,781 15,974 193 1.22%  
Yellowstone 18,156 18,408 252 1.39%  
Hot Springs 18,257 18,369 112 0.61%  

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,189 3,243 54 1.69% 6,521
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,223 3,278 55 1.71%
Two-Roll Set 22,972 23,433 461 2.01% 23,433

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,386 4,406 20 0.46% 8,662
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,235 4,256 21 0.50%
Two-Roll Set 29,514 29,687 173 0.59% 29,687

Mount Hood National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 5,950 5,967 17 0.29% 11,689
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,708 5,722 14 0.25%
Two-Roll Set 32,479 32,531 52 0.16% 32,531

Grand Canyon National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,532 6,546 14 0.21% 13,426
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,866 6,880 14 0.20%
Two-Roll Set 34,307 34,349 42 0.12% 34,349

Yosemite National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,094 7,108 14 0.20% 14,258
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,136 7,150 14 0.20%
Two-Roll Set 36,853 36,898 45 0.12% 36,898

Yellowstone National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 8,292 8,312 20 0.24% 17,112
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,787 8,800 13 0.15%
Two-Roll Set 41,977 42,031 54 0.13% 42,031

Hot Springs National Park Quarters

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

Lincoln Cents

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2010 Lincoln Shield Cent 175,663 175,866 203 0.12%  

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of May 22, 2011.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

ed May 26, 2011 at 9:26 am

It appears that the mint limit of 1 per household has been lifted for this product

ronnieBgood May 28, 2011 at 7:12 pm

With regards to the 2010 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (NP2)
Per US Mint: Ordering Limits:
A limit of one (1) coin per household is in effect for the first week of this product’s release. At the end of this period, the United States Mint will re-evaluate this limit and either extend, adjust or remove it.

As of this date (5/28) the Mint has not yet removed the one per household limit!

Also… Mintage Limits:
The 2010 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Yellowstone National Park – is limited to a total mintage of 27,000 coins.

This 5 Oz Silver Coin is still much more affordable than $2,092 for the 2011 One ounce Proof Platinum Eagle coin !!!

Gair May 31, 2011 at 12:25 pm

What are the real world difference between the uncirculated and the bullion coin other than the box and mintage. Basically, how can one tell just by looking at the coin alone???

ronnieBgood May 31, 2011 at 3:06 pm

These are special collector versions and are produced with an uncirculated finish and display a “P” mint mark for the United States Mint at Philadelphia, where they are struck.

ronnieBgood May 31, 2011 at 3:15 pm

The strange thing about these coins are that they look exactly like the “quarters” that they are based from. There are no identification markings that say they are 5 Ounces of Silver or that they are .999 silver. This is only on the paper insert that comes with the box (COA). Only other identifier would be on an NGC or PCGS certified coin. This could make it easy to counterfit these coins. Stay with direct mint purchases or certified coins. Better safe than sorry!

Templeton June 1, 2011 at 11:11 pm

If you look along the edge you will see the weight and fineness of the silver. It is on the coin. The 2nd one is listed as sold out now.

coinlover June 2, 2011 at 7:56 pm

No, the Mint has NOT lifted the limit 1 5 oz silver coin per household.
Their website messed up, I ordered the 2nd one last week, but later got canceled.

coinlover June 2, 2011 at 7:58 pm

By the way, #3 Yosemite 5 Oz Silver Coin will be out at Noon June 9th

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