US Mint Sales: Proof Gold and Silver American Eagles Soar, 9/11 Medals Rally

by Mike Unser on July 28, 2011 · 0 comments

September 11 National Medal

Collectors were extremely active but also selective in buying coins last week, new US Mint sales figures reveal. While fewer numismatic products outperformed their previous weekly gains — 41 versus 72 from the time before — several soared with incredibly rare weekly increases. Most of the Mint’s American Eagle coins were on fire.

On the incredible side, 2011 Proof Silver American Eagles rallied with a weekly pick-up of 133,420. That is nearly one and one-half times the amount sold during the prior two weeks combined. And those were no slouchers, as they were the first two full weeks following the Eagle’s June 30 release — a time when sales are generally the hottest. 2011 Proof Silver American Eagles now sit with a total of 593,461.

9/11 Medals also shined in the arena of US Mint sales of silver products. West Point minted 9/11 Medals jumped 9,830 to 51,289 while Philadelphia minted 9/11 Medals surged 6,658 to 30,353. The increases were easily the best since the first few days of their June 20 release.

The US Mint last week, and this week, raised prices on all of its collector gold coins after several days of record high gold prices. The costlier gold coins did not deter collectors, or they were savvy enough to make their purchases prior to the Wednesday price hikes. All but one of the Proof Gold American Eagles scored better weekly sales. The clear stand out was the one-ounce size. It ran up 4,511 versus 2,362 from the previous week, which was in itself a solid increase over recent gains that registered only in the low hundreds.

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

  1. 2011 Proof Silver American Eagles (+133,420)
  2. 2011-W 9/11 Medals (+9,830)
  3. 2011-P 9/11 Medals (+6,658)
  4. 2011 Proof Sets (+5,738)
  5. 1 oz. 2011 Proof Gold American Eagles (+4,511)

US Mint investment-grade bullion coins had a mixed showing. One ounce bullion Gold American Eagles easily recorded one of their best weeks of the year while bullion Silver American Eagles just as easily notched one of their worst weeks. The Gold Eagles surged 27,500, which was more than double their previous and typical weekly level. The Silver Eagles limped in with just 540,000 as compared to a more normal area of around 750,000.

The latest US Mint sales figures for bullion and collector coins and sets follows.

US Mint Sales: Bullion Coins

  Prior Increase Latest Increase 2011 Totals*
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 6,000 2,000 90,000
American Gold Eagle 1 oz 13,000 27,500 564,500
American Gold Eagle 1/2 oz 2,000 0 58,000
American Gold Eagle 1/4 oz 0 0 64,000
American Gold Eagle 1/10 oz 5,000 10,000 265,000
American Silver Eagle 1 oz 649,500 540,500 24,813,500
Gettysburg 5 Oz Silver 0 0 126,700
Glacier 5 Oz Silver 0 0 126,700
Olympic 5 Oz Silver ? ? 80,700**
Vicksburg 5 Oz Silver ? ? 21,800**
Chickasaw 5 Oz Silver ? ? ?

 

*The as of date for US Mint sales of bullion coins is Wednesday, July 27, 2011. 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.

**While the US 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 4,900 coins since last week, bringing their total July total to 16,300. The individuals Olympic and Vicksburg totals listed above are as of Monday, July 11.

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 460,041 593,461 133,420 29.00%  

2011 American Gold Eagle Proof Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Limit
1 oz 20,070 24,581 4,511 22.48% 30,000
1/2 oz 2,828 2,943 115 4.07% 15,000
1/4 oz 4,440 4,650 210 4.73% 16,000
1/10 oz 10,349 10,745 396 3.83% 30,000
4-Coin Set 8,000 8,642 642 8.03% 40,000

2011 Uncirculated Gold Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 3,260 3,778 518 15.89%  

2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 13,667 14,354 687 5.03%  

2011 Proof American Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 8,542 8,672 130 1.52%  

2011 Army Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof 15,795 15,854 59 0.37% 21,991
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated 6,070 6,137 67 1.10%
Silver Dollar Proof 106,529 106,919 390 0.37% 147,549
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated 40,505 40,630 125 0.31%
50c Clad Proof 61,073 61,336 263 0.43% 96,499 of
750,000
50c Clad Uncirculated 35,082 35,163 81 0.23%

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof 14,836 14,943 107 0.72% 21,055
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated 6,000 6,112 112 1.87%
Silver Dollar Proof 94,160 94,786 626 0.66% 131,444
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated 36,507 36,658 151 0.41%

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) 6,517 6,543 26 0.40% 10,303
of
20,000
Mary Todd Lincoln Uncirculated (2010) 3,760 3,760 0 0.00%
Eliza Johnson Proof (2011) 2,995 3,062 67 2.24% 5,083
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 1,947 2,021 74 3.80%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 2,633 2,850 217 8.24% 4,731 of 15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 1,731 1,881 150 8.67%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 100,330 101,383 1,053 1.05%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 222,583 223,851 1,268 0.57%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 432,656 435,694 3,038 0.70%  
2011 Proof Set 780,049 785,787 5,738 0.74%  
2010 Proof Set 1,087,947 1,088,352 405 0.04%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 103,116 104,161 1,045 1.01%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 268,598 268,729 131 0.05%  
2010 Silver Proof Set 569,206 569,734 528 0.09%  
2010 Presidential $1 Proof Set 527,437 527,561 124 0.02%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 258,042 259,276 1,234 0.48%  

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 404,257 406,859 2,602 0.64%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 574,612 574,846 234 0.04%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 34,569 35,202 633 1.83%  
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Set 97,343 97,611 268 0.28%  

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
Abigail Fillmore 9,579 9,588 9 0.09%  
Jane Pierce 7,446 7,456 10 0.13%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,038 7,051 13 0.18%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 12,817 12,861 44 0.34%  
Eliza Johnson 4,253 4,362 109 2.56%  
Julia Grant 2,332 2,792 460 19.73%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 29,558 29,562 4 0.01%  
John Tyler 26,320 26,335 15 0.06%  
James K. Polk 24,544 24,551 7 0.03%  
Zachary Taylor 23,515 23,521 6 0.03%  
Millard Fillmore 22,393 22,399 6 0.03%  
Franklin Pierce 20,767 20,776 9 0.04%  
James Buchanan 19,382 19,392 10 0.05%  
Abraham Lincoln 30,832 30,892 60 0.19%  
Andrew Johnson 16,737 16,795 58 0.35%  
Ulysses S. Grant 16,333 16,523 190 1.16%  

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 26,195 26,429 234 0.89% 52,201
25-coin roll set (D) 25,538 25,772 234 0.92%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 29,933 30,016 83 0.28% 58,824
25-coin roll set (D) 28,750 28,808 58 0.20%

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% 98,228
25-coin roll set (D) 49,149 49,396 247 0.50%

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) 34,225 34,191 -34 -0.10% 67,749
25-coin roll set (D) 33,579 33,558 -21 -0.06%

Native American Dollar Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 17,150 17,334 184 1.07% 34,648
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 17,149 17,314 165 0.96%
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 5,892 413 7.54%  
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 19,427 19,813 386 1.99%  
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 19,787 20,039 252 1.27%  
2010 Issue 29,843 29,943 100 0.34%  

2010 Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
  19,916 20,024 108 0.54%  

2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mount Hood 13,559 13,609 50 0.37%  
Grand Canyon 15,941 15,999 58 0.36%  
Yosemite 16,555 16,595 40 0.24%  
Yellowstone 18,929 18,974 45 0.24%  
Hot Springs 18,823 18,857 34 0.18%  

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,007 3,058 51 1.70% 6,047
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,941 2,989 48 1.63%
Two-Roll Set 21,751 22,069 318 1.46% 22,069

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,456 3,478 22 0.64% 7,107
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,605 3,629 24 0.67%
Two-Roll Set 25,130 25,259 129 0.51% 25,259

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,506 4,522 16 0.36% 8,907
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,351 4,385 34 0.78%
Two-Roll Set 30,604 30,672 68 0.22% 30,672

Mount Hood National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,027 6,035 8 0.13% 11,833
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,793 5,798 5 0.09%
Two-Roll Set 32,837 32,858 21 0.06% 32,858

Grand Canyon National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,622 6,633 11 0.17% 13,606
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,962 6,973 11 0.16%
Two-Roll Set 34,623 34,654 31 0.09% 34,654

Yosemite National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,171 7,178 7 0.10% 14,409
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,219 7,231 12 0.17%
Two-Roll Set 37,174 37,202 28 0.08% 37,202

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 177,052 177,173 121 0.07%  

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of July 25, 2011.

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