US Mint Sales: 72 Products Outperform, Gold Coins Dominate

by Mike Unser on July 21, 2011 · 0 comments

2011 Gold Eagle Proof Coin

The United States Mint enjoyed several days of robust sales. 72 of its collector products outperformed their previous weekly gains, according to the latest US Mint sales figures.

Gold prices registered a series of four straight daily records last week, and that apparently directed buyers’ attention toward US Mint gold coins. Of the bureau’s 16 collector coins that are composed of the yellow metal, each and every one of them shined brighter than the previous week. The standout in gold coins was the one-ounce 2011 Proof American Gold Eagle, soaring 2,362 against the previous week’s 401.

US Mint gold products will be challenged this week in achieving the same level of demand as last week, given that their prices were raised on Wednesday.

Interest in US Mint silver products was high also, but in contrast to the gold coins and despite surging silver prices, they did not score weekly gains across the board. Of the Mint’s 13 collector silver products, 10 of them did notch higher week-over-week sales. The three that weakened included the uncirculated 2011 Army Silver Dollar (+83 versus +92), last year’s Silver Proof Set (+383 versus +424), and the Grand Canyon Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (+1,192 versus +1,534).

In units totals, the Mint’s top 5 numismatic products included:

  1. Proof Silver Eagles (+52,050)
  2. 2011 Proof Sets (+5,140)
  3. 2011 Silver Proof Sets (+2,999)
  4. 2011 Mint Sets (+2,485)
  5. 1 oz. 2011 Proof American Gold Eagle (+2,362)

Last week’s unexpected 5,063 increase of the Lincoln Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set proved to be an error. This week its sales were sliced by -4,946 for a new total of 12,817. The medal set was the only US Mint product to move in a negative direction, likely the result of an accounting correction.

Bullion coins were a bit mixed in performance. The American Buffalo Gold bullion coin posted one of the best seven-days in months with a pick-up of 6,000, and the 1/2 oz. American Gold Eagle showed up on the sales board for the first time since early July. American Silver Eagle bullion coins, however, slowed significantly since last week, as highlighted in the following US Mint sales table:

US Mint Sales: Bullion Coins

  Prior Increase Latest Increase 2011 Totals*
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 2,000 6,000 88,000
American Gold Eagle 1 oz 13,500 13,000 537,000
American Gold Eagle 1/2 oz 0 2,000 58,000
American Gold Eagle 1/4 oz 0 0 64,000
American Gold Eagle 1/10 oz 5,000 5,000 255,000
American Silver Eagle 1 oz 902,000 649,500 24,273,000
Gettysburg 5 Oz Silver 0 0 126,700
Glacier 5 Oz Silver 0 0 126,700
Olympic 5 Oz Silver 7,300 ? 80,700**
Vicksburg 5 Oz Silver 2,800 ? 21,800**

 

*The as of date for US Mint sales of bullion coins is Wednesday, July 20, 2011. **While the Mint did not provide new per coin sales totals for the Olympic and Vicksburg America the Beautiful 5-ounce Silver Bullion Coins, it did indicate that the series advanced by 8,600 coins since last week, bringing their total July total to 11,400. The individuals Olympic and Vicksburg totals listed above are as of Monday, July 11.

For reference, 53,000 of the 2010-dated 1 oz Gold Eagles remained for sale earlier this year and are included in the overall totals. The bullion sales figures also include 469,500 of the 2010-dated Silver Eagle bullion coins sold in January.

The following are the latest tallies for US Mint collector products:

US Mint Sales: Numismatic Products

2011 Proof Silver Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 407,991 460,041 52,050 12.76%  

2011 American Gold Eagle Proof Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Limit
1 oz 17,708 20,070 2,362 13.34% 30,000
1/2 oz 2,662 2,828 166 6.24% 15,000
1/4 oz 4,248 4,440 192 4.52% 16,000
1/10 oz 10,030 10,349 319 3.18% 30,000
4-Coin Set 7,676 8,000 324 4.22% 40,000

2011 Uncirculated Gold Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 3,000 3,260 260 8.67%  

2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 12,749 13,667 918 7.20%  

2011 Proof American Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 8,347 8,542 195 2.34%  

2011 Army Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof 15,735 15,795 60 0.38% 21,865
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated 5,974 6,070 96 1.61%
Silver Dollar Proof 106,190 106,529 339 0.32% 147,034
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated 40,422 40,505 83 0.21%
50c Clad Proof 60,747 61,073 326 0.54% 96,155 of
750,000
50c Clad Uncirculated 34,994 35,082 88 0.25%

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof 14,564 14,836 272 1.87% 20,836
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated 5,604 6,000 396 7.07%
Silver Dollar Proof 93,548 94,160 612 0.65% 130,667
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated 36,046 36,507 461 1.28%

First Spouse Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
Fillmore Proof (2010) 6,140 6,140 NLA 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) 6,470 6,517 47 0.73% 10,277
of
20,000
Mary Todd Lincoln Uncirculated (2010) 3,760 3,760 0 0.00%
Eliza Johnson Proof (2011) 2,879 2,995 116 4.03% 4,942
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 1,846 1,947 101 5.47%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 2,245 2,633 388 17.28% 4,364 of 15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 1,460 1,731 271 18.56%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 99,279 100,330 1,051 1.06%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 221,080 222,583 1,503 0.68%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 429,657 432,656 2,999 0.70%  
2011 Proof Set 774,909 780,049 5,140 0.66%  
2010 Proof Set 1,087,550 1,087,947 397 0.04%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 101,960 103,116 1,156 1.13%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 268,373 268,598 225 0.08%  
2010 Silver Proof Set 568,823 569,206 383 0.07%  
2010 Presidential $1 Proof Set 527,227 527,437 210 0.04%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 256,950 258,042 1,092 0.42%  

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 401,772 404,257 2,485 0.62%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 574,277 574,612 335 0.06%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 33,937 34,569 632 1.86%  
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Set 97,343 97,343 0 0.00%  

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
Abigail Fillmore 9,547 9,579 32 0.34%  
Jane Pierce 7,417 7,446 29 0.39%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,000 7,038 38 0.54%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 17,763 12,817 -4,946 -27.84%  
Eliza Johnson 4,120 4,253 133 3.23%  
Julia Grant 1,569 2,332 763 48.63%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 29,541 29,558 17 0.06%  
John Tyler 26,304 26,320 16 0.06%  
James K. Polk 24,525 24,544 19 0.08%  
Zachary Taylor 23,494 23,515 21 0.09%  
Millard Fillmore 22,386 22,393 7 0.03%  
Franklin Pierce 20,753 20,767 14 0.07%  
James Buchanan 19,367 19,382 15 0.08%  
Abraham Lincoln 30,751 30,832 81 0.26%  
Andrew Johnson 16,637 16,737 100 0.60%  
Ulysses S. Grant 16,073 16,333 260 1.62%  

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 25,786 26,195 409 1.59% 51,733
25-coin roll set (D) 25,140 25,538 398 1.58%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 29,810 29,933 123 0.41% 58,683
25-coin roll set (D) 28,616 28,750 134 0.47%

Abraham Lincoln $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 48,832 48,832 0 0.00% 97,981
25-coin roll set (D) 49,047 49,149 102 0.21%

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) 35,731 35,731 0 0.00% 70,673
25-coin roll set (D) 34,942 34,942 0 0.00%

James Buchanan $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 34,123 34,225 102 0.30% 67,804
25-coin roll set (D) 33,503 33,579 76 0.23%

Native American Dollar Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 16,937 17,150 213 1.26% 34,299
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 16,960 17,149 189 1.11%
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) 5,479 5,479 0 0.00%  
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 19,427 19,427 0 0.00%  
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 19,512 19,787 275 1.41%  
2010 Issue 29,703 29,843 140 0.47%  

2010 Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
  19,817 19,916 99 0.50%  

2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mount Hood 13,471 13,559 88 0.65%  
Grand Canyon 15,869 15,941 72 0.45%  
Yosemite 16,510 16,555 45 0.27%  
Yellowstone 18,889 18,929 40 0.21%  
Hot Springs 18,784 18,823 39 0.21%  

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,938 3,007 69 2.35% 5,948
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,884 2,941 57 1.98%
Two-Roll Set 21,325 21,751 426 2.00% 21,751

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,448 3,456 8 0.23% 7,061
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,593 3,605 12 0.33%
Two-Roll Set 25,018 25,130 112 0.45% 25,130

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,497 4,506 9 0.20% 8,857
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,340 4,351 11 0.25%
Two-Roll Set 30,527 30,604 77 0.25% 30,604

Mount Hood National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,023 6,027 4 0.07% 11,820
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,788 5,793 5 0.09%
Two-Roll Set 32,612 32,837 225 0.69% 32,837

Grand Canyon National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,616 6,622 6 0.09% 13,584
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,954 6,962 8 0.12%
Two-Roll Set 34,601 34,623 22 0.06% 34,623

Yosemite National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,167 7,171 4 0.06% 14,390
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,214 7,219 5 0.07%
Two-Roll Set 37,150 37,174 24 0.06% 37,174

Yellowstone National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 8,331 8,331 0 0.00% 17,155
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 176,932 177,052 120 0.07%  

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of July 18, 2011.

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