US Mint Sales: Eagle Gold Coins Robust, Grand Canyon 5 Oz Maxed, Hayes $1 Debut

by Mike Unser on August 25, 2011 · 0 comments

The latest United States Mint sales figures provide several interesting revelations. Despite suspensions of gold coins and resulting higher prices, several marked improved gains. Other coins also rallied. 68 numismatic products outperformed their previous weekly gains during the third week of August. That compares to 48 in the second week and 26 in the first week.

2011 Proof American Eagle Gold Coin

Despite 24 hours of unavailability last week and historic high prices, most proof American Eagle gold coins enjoyed surprisingly strong sales.

In additional highlights, orders for the Grand Canyon National Park 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin are apparently maxed and the debuting sales results for rolls of Rutherford B. Hayes dollars are available.

United States Mint commemorative gold coins remain unavailable after having been suspended on August 12. Their latest sales totals were expectedly trimmed, but only modestly.

Gold soared 6.3 percent last week. Its gain impacted other products in the form of suspensions and higher prices. All of the Mint’s numismatic gold coins were unavailable for about 24 hours, and then their prices were raised to the highest in history. Still, all but one proof American Gold Eagle posted better weekly sales. And most of the remaining gold coins scored better tallies than during July before the major run-up in gold prices began. The following table highlights:

Recent Weekly Sales Increases for Gold Coins
  Last Week of July First Week of August Second Week of August Third Week of August
Proof American Gold Buffalo 468 665 1,064 *
Proof American Gold Eagle 1 oz 380 504 1,255 2,104
Proof American Gold Eagle 1/2 oz 103 250 192 217
Proof American Gold Eagle 1/4 oz 117 380 340 248
Proof American Gold Eagle 1/10 oz 272 476 493 839
Proof American Gold Eagle 4-Coin Set 248 381 325 541
Uncirculated American Gold Eagle 116 251 814 183
Proof $5 Medal of Honor 89 1,123 338 -22
Uncirculated $5 Medal of Honor 72 193 899 -2
Proof $5 U.S. Army 56 70 157 -1
Uncirculated $5 U.S. Army 49 77 748 -2

 

*The United States Mint did not publish updated sales for the proof American Gold Buffalo coin.

Grand Canyon 5 Ounce Orders Maxed

Household order limits were removed for the Grand Canyon National Park 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin on August 9. Sales jumped the following week by 2,045, leaving 738 left. Those and more, are now gone. The United States Mint has indicated 27,154 have been ordered, or 154 more than their maximum 27,000 mintage. The Mint is still offering them online as of this writing, which is likely to end soon. With cancellations added into the mix, the Grand Canyon sales level should return to 27,000.

The other five ounce issue available, the 2010 Mount Hood National Forest 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin, increased 640. That lifts its total to 19,342.

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Debut

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 coin rolls went on sale Thursday, August 18. Buyers ordered 19,574 of the Philadelphia rolls and 19,170 of the Denver rolls, bringing the total to 38,981. The pace is a touch slower than the previous Ulysses S. Grant $1 coin rolls which debuted with a total of 40,199. The Rutherford B. Hayes $1 coins did make the Mint’s top numismatic seller list.

Top five United States Mint selling products:

  1. 2011 Proof American Silver Eagles (+36,981)
  2. Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls – P (+19,574)
  3. Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls – D (+19,170)
  4. 2011-W 9/11 Medals (+10,377)
  5. 2011-P 9/11 Medals (+7,131)

The latest US Mint sales figures for bullion and collector coins and sets are available in the following tables:

US Mint Sales: Bullion Coins

  Prior Increase Latest Increase 2011 Totals*
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 5,500 8,000 115,000
American Gold Eagles 1 oz 32,500 13,500 659,000
American Gold Eagles 1/2 oz 1,000 0 61,000
American Gold Eagles 1/4 oz 0 2,000 70,000
American Gold Eagles 1/10 oz 15,000 15,000 320,000
American Silver Eagles 1 oz 1,030,500 665,500 28,071,000
Gettysburg 5 oz Silver Sold Out 126,700
Glacier 5 oz Silver Sold Out 126,700
Olympic 5 oz Silver 80,700**
Vicksburg 5 oz Silver 27,500**
Chickasaw 5 oz Silver 15,200**

 

*The as of date for US Mint sales of 1-ounce and under bullion coins is Wednesday, August 24, 2011. For reference, 53,000 of the 2010-dated 1-ounce 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 US Mint does not offer weekly per coin sales totals for the Olympic, Vicksburg and Chickasaw America the Beautiful 5-ounce Silver Bullion Coins. The individual totals listed above are as of Tuesday, August 2.

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 679,347 716,328 36,981 5.44%  

2011 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Limit
1 oz 26,720 28,824 2,104 7.87% 30,000
1/2 oz 3,488 3,705 217 6.22% 15,000
1/4 oz 5,487 5,735 248 4.52% 16,000
1/10 oz 11,986 12,825 839 7.00% 30,000
4-Coin Set 9,596 10,137 541 5.64% 40,000

2011 Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 4,959 5,142 183 3.69%  

2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 16,551 16,551 0 0.00%  

2011 Proof American Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 9,016 9,259 243 2.70%  

2011 Army Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof Commemorative Gold Coins 16,137 16,136 -1 -0.01% 23,145
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated Commemorative Gold Coins 7,011 7,009 -2 -0.03%
Silver Dollar Proof Commemorative Coins 108,091 108,406 315 0.29% 149,457
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 40,920 41,051 131 0.32%
50c Clad Proof Commemorative Coins 61,871 61,987 116 0.19% 97,543 of
750,000
50c Clad Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 35,400 35,556 156 0.44%

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof Commemorative Gold Coins 16,493 16,471 -22 -0.13% 23,745
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated Commemorative Gold Coins 7,276 7,274 -2 -0.03%
Silver Dollar Proof Commemorative Coins 96,366 96,719 353 0.37% 133,918
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 37,110 37,199 89 0.24%

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) 6,667 6,705 38 0.57% 10,465
of
20,000
Mary Todd Lincoln Uncirculated (2010) 3,760 3,760 0 0.00%
Eliza Johnson Proof (2011) 3,235 3,273 38 1.17% 5,473
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,167 2,200 33 1.52%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,188 3,278 90 2.82% 5,443 of 15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,143 2,165 22 1.03%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 104,506 105,409 903 0.86%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 227,672 229,013 1,341 0.59%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 444,355 448,069 3,714 0.84%  
2011 Proof Set 802,318 807,152 4,834 0.60%  
2010 Proof Set 1,089,577 1,090,443 866 0.08%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 107,675 109,632 1,957 1.82%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 269,286 269,472 186 0.07%  
2010 Silver Proof Set 571,186 571,559 373 0.07%  
2010 Presidential $1 Proof Set 528,176 528,338 162 0.03%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 262,684 264,058 1,374 0.52%  

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 414,338 416,728 2,390 0.58%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 575,556 575,732 176 0.03%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 36,637 37,237 600 1.64%  
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Set 97,892 98,603 711 0.73%  

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
Abigail Fillmore 9,610 9,616 6 0.06%  
Jane Pierce 7,483 7,490 7 0.09%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,081 7,092 11 0.16%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 12,978 13,020 42 0.32%  
Eliza Johnson 4,566 4,623 57 1.25%  
Julia Grant 3,648 3,807 159 4.36%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 29,588 29,601 13 0.04%  
John Tyler 26,363 26,375 12 0.05%  
James K. Polk 24,580 24,593 13 0.05%  
Zachary Taylor 23,553 23,562 9 0.04%  
Millard Fillmore 22,429 22,436 7 0.03%  
Franklin Pierce 20,807 20,818 11 0.05%  
James Buchanan 19,442 19,458 16 0.08%  
Abraham Lincoln 31,068 31,139 71 0.23%  
Andrew Johnson 16,934 16,978 44 0.26%  
Ulysses S. Grant 16,932 17,031 99 0.58%  

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P)   19,574 19,574   38,744
25-coin roll set (D)   19,170 19,170  

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 26,949 27,244 295 1.09% 53,774
25-coin roll set (D) 26,266 26,530 264 1.01%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 30,198 30,300 102 0.34% 59,363
25-coin roll set (D) 28,968 29,063 95 0.33%

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% 97,580
25-coin roll set (D) 48,748 48,748 0 0.00%

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) 34,242 34,270 28 0.08% 67,892
25-coin roll set (D) 33,593 33,622 29 0.09%

Native American Dollar Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 17,748 17,899 151 0.85% 35,767
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 17,724 17,868 144 0.81%
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) 6,223 6,255 32 0.51%  
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 20,229 20,345 116 0.57%  
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 20,802 20,802 0 0.00%  
2010 Issue 30,308 30,405 97 0.32%  

2010 Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
  20,372 20,488 116 0.57%  

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Gettysburg 13,524 13,768 244 1.80%  
Mount Hood 13,906 13,958 52 0.37%  
Grand Canyon 16,259 16,302 43 0.26%  
Yosemite 16,786 16,819 33 0.20%  
Yellowstone 19,174 19,200 26 0.14%  
Hot Springs 19,036 19,057 21 0.11%  

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,155 3,190 35 1.11% 6,296
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,073 3,106 33 1.07%
Two-Roll Set 22,866 23,096 230 1.01% 23,096

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,503 3,509 6 0.17% 7,166
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,651 3,657 6 0.16%
Two-Roll Set 25,543 25,639 96 0.38% 25,639

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,546 4,558 12 0.26% 8,972
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,401 4,414 13 0.30%
Two-Roll Set 30,868 30,936 68 0.22% 30,936

Mount Hood National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,098 6,110 12 0.20% 11,974
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,855 5,864 9 0.15%
Two-Roll Set 32,956 32,980 24 0.07% 32,980

Grand Canyon National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,703 6,717 14 0.21% 13,776
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,043 7,059 16 0.23%
Two-Roll Set 34,758 34,787 29 0.08% 34,787

Yosemite National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 7,178 7,178 0 0.00% 14,409
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,231 7,231 0 0.00%
Two-Roll Set 37,202 37,202 0 0.00% 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 177,503 177,624 121 0.07%  

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of August 22, 2011. Visit the United States Mint website at http://www.usmint.gov/ for more information on any of the above products, or this site’s United States coins page.

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