US Mint Sales: Silver Coins Lead Mint Products

by Mike Unser on June 16, 2011 · 0 comments

American Silver Eagle, Yosemite 5  Oz Silver Coin

Collectors returned to buying coins in larger quantities last week — especially silver coins. The latest US Mint sales figures pegged 61 numismatic products as having outperformed their previous weekly gains. That compares to 21 products from the prior report and 17 from the time before that.

Sales of silver coins have been supported by fluctuating silver prices and the newly released Yosemite National Park 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin, which debuted with brisk numbers.

Silver coins held three of the top five best seller spots:

  1. American Silver Eagle bullion coin (+865,000 to 20,583,500)
  2. Yosemite 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin (+20,511)
  3. 2011 Proof Set (+11,400 to 748,275)
  4. 2011 Silver Proof Set (+5,335 to 417,119)
  5. 2011 Mint Set (+4,986 to 389,290)

In related silver coinage, sales of the 2011 Medal of Honor silver coins rebounded after the proof and uncirculated versions were slapped with negative hits in the previous week. The proof rose 1,264 versus -259 and the uncirculated advanced 230 against -64. Demand increased for the 2011 US Army silver coins as well. The proof rose 796 versus 578 and the uncirculated added 181 against 179.

Several of the newer United States Mint products showed mixed weekly sales results. For example, the 2011 Proof American Gold Buffalo coin popped slightly, advancing 1,303 against 1,284 to 10,849. Placed on sale four weeks ago (plus a day), the coin has a distance to travel before coming close the ending 49,300 sales level reached by the 2009 and 2010 issues. On the other hand, interest in the 2011 Proof American Platinum Eagle coin is slowing. Its sales advanced 422 against 865 to 7,866. The Platinum Eagle launched exactly three weeks ago and has an authorized mintage ceiling of 15,000. The 2010 issue sold out at 10,000 and the 2009 issue at 8,000.

Next week marks the September 11 Medal release. That will attract substantial interest around the nation — not just from coin collectors, and should lift sales for other US Mint collector products in the process.

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

US Mint Sales: Bullion Coins

  Prior Increase Latest Increase 2011 Totals*
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 0 0 74,000
American Gold Eagle 1 oz 24,500 5,000 481,000
American Gold Eagle 1/2 oz 0 0 55,000
American Gold Eagle 1/4 oz 0 0 56,000
American Gold Eagle 1/10 oz 15,000 5,000 235,000
American Silver Eagle 1 oz 817,000 865,000 20,583,500
Gettysburg 5 Oz Silver 0 0 126,700
Glacier 5 Oz Silver 0 0 126,700
Olympic 5 Oz Silver 0 0 73,400

 

*The as of date for US Mint bullion coin sales is Wednesday, June 15, 2011, except for the ATB 5-ounce coins which is Thursday, May 26. 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 Sales: Numismatic Products

2011 American Gold Eagle Proof Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Limit
1 oz 16,342 16,755 413 2.53% 30,000
1/2 oz 2,391 2,485 94 3.93% 15,000
1/4 oz 3,791 3,912 121 3.19% 16,000
1/10 oz 8,704 9,080 376 4.32% 30,000
4-Coin Set 7,080 7,306 226 3.19% 40,000

2011 Uncirculated Gold Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 2,385 2,572 187 7.84%  

2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 9,546 10,849 1,303 13.65%  

2011 Proof American Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 7,444 7,866 422 52.44%  

2011 Army Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof 15,457 15,538 81 0.52% 21,434
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated 5,885 5,896 11 0.19%
Silver Dollar Proof 103,339 104,135 796 0.77% 144,048
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated 39,732 39,913 181 0.46%
50c Clad Proof 59,178 59,678 500 0.84% 94,338 of
750,000
50c Clad Uncirculated 34,488 34,660 172 0.50%

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof 14,043 14,180 137 0.98% 19,610
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated 5,371 5,430 59 1.10%
Silver Dollar Proof 88,804 90,068 1,264 1.42% 125,480
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated 35,182 35,412 230 0.65%

First Spouse Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
Fillmore Proof (2010) 6,140 6,140 0 0.00% 9,629
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 NLA 0.00%
Mary Todd Lincoln Proof (2010) 6,306 6,356 50 0.79% 10,116
of
20,000
Mary Todd Lincoln Uncirculated (2010) 3,761 3,760 -1 -0.03%
Eliza Johnson Proof (2011) 2,666 2,690 24 0.90% 4,327
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 1,567 1,637 70 4.47%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 91,888 94,168 2,280 2.48%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 210,687 214,517 3,830 1.82%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 411,784 417,119 5,335 1.30%  
2011 Proof Set 736,875 748,275 11,400 1.55%  
2010 Proof Set 1,085,204 1,085,752 548 0.05%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 94,252 96,470 2,218 2.35%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 267,444 267,682 238 0.09%  
2010 Silver Proof Set 566,239 567,040 801 0.14%  
2010 Presidential $1 Proof Set 526,214 526,413 199 0.04%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 254,485 255,144 659 0.26%  

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 384,304 389,290 4,986 1.30%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 572,592 572,937 345 0.06%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 28,901 30,464 1,563 5.41%  
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Set 96,925 97,058 133 0.14%  

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
Abigail Fillmore 9,464 9,490 26 0.27%  
Jane Pierce 7,337 7,362 25 0.34%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 6,847 6,874 27 0.39%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 12,450 12,523 73 0.59%  
Eliza Johnson 2,811 3,006 195 6.94%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 29,643 29,473 -170 -0.57%  
John Tyler 26,219 26,241 22 0.08%  
James K. Polk 24,468 24,475 7 0.03%  
Zachary Taylor 23,425 23,434 9 0.04%  
Millard Fillmore 22,316 22,333 17 0.08%  
Franklin Pierce 20,668 20,692 24 0.12%  
James Buchanan 19,261 19,289 28 0.15%  
Abraham Lincoln 30,348 30,403 55 0.18%  
Andrew Johnson 16,197 16,271 74 0.46%  

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 23,855 24,638 783 3.28% 48,719
25-coin roll set (D) 23,348 24,081 733 3.14%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 29,188 29,348 160 0.55% 57,557
25-coin roll set (D) 28,069 28,209 140 0.50%

Abraham Lincoln $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 49,135 49,217 82 0.17% 97,930
25-coin roll set (D) 48,619 48,713 94 0.19%

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) 35,673 35,694 21 0.06% 70,606
25-coin roll set (D) 34,902 34,912 10 0.03%

James Buchanan $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 33,992 34,019 27 0.08% 67,431
25-coin roll set (D) 33,395 33,412 17 0.05%

Native American Dollar Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 15,711 15,965 254 1.62% 31,980
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 15,659 16,015 356 2.27%
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) 4,873 4,959 86 1.76%  
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 18,264 18,674 410 2.24%  
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 17,088 17,825 737 4.31%  
2010 Issue 28,699 28,982 283 0.99%  

2010 Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
  19,127 19,332 205 1.07%  

2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mount Hood 13,023 13,190 167 1.28%  
Grand Canyon 15,386 15,496 110 0.71%  
Yosemite 16,139 16,265 126 0.78%  
Yellowstone 18,576 18,662 86 0.46%  
Hot Springs 18,527 18,600 73 0.39%  

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,313 3,349 36 1.09% 6,852
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,452 3,503 51 1.48%
Two-Roll Set 24,024 24,249 225 0.94% 24,249

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,436 4,450 14 0.32% 8,746
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,287 4,296 9 0.21%
Two-Roll Set 30,006 30,129 123 0.41% 30,129

Mount Hood National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 5,979 5,990 11 0.18% 11,740
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,739 5,750 11 0.19%
Two-Roll Set 32,599 32,639 40 0.12% 32,639

Grand Canyon National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,563 6,573 10 0.15% 13,481
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,895 6,908 13 0.19%
Two-Roll Set 34,414 34,459 45 0.13% 34,459

Yosemite National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,120 7,134 14 0.20% 14,319
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,162 7,185 23 0.32%
Two-Roll Set 36,958 37,000 42 0.11% 37,000

Yellowstone National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 8,332 8,332 0 0.00% 17,156
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,824 8,824 0 0.00%
Two-Roll Set 42,088 42,088 0 0.00% 42,088

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 176,201 176,362 161 0.09%  

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of June 12, 2011.

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