US Mint Sales: Sets Active, Bullion Silver Eagles Top 30 Million

by Mike Unser on September 21, 2011 · 1 comment

United States Mint numismatic product sales rebounded last week, led by sets and Silver Eagles. According to the latest Mint figures, 52 numismatic products outperformed their prior weekly gains as compared to 11 in the previous report.

U.S. Mint bullion Silver Eagle coin

United States Mint sales of its bullion Silver Eagles topped 30 million for the year on Monday

Silver Eagles were in the news due to the September 15 release of the uncirculated version following a two year hiatus. Demand was strong, with debut sales at 184,967. That translates to nearly $11.2 million in revenue in the first five days.

Bullion Silver Eagles quietly reached their own milestone Monday, topping 30 million in sales this year. Last year’s annual record of 34,662,500 is in jeopardy, although the 2011-dated Silver Eagles are struggling as of late. Their September tally is hefty at over 1.4 million, but that is well short of August’s halfway point — and more than half of this month is already history.

Sales of United States Mint sets were exceptional with 10 of 13 performing better. 2011 Proof Sets showed the best weekly improvement at 7,218 versus the previous 4,063. The sets stand with a total of 829,713, which is well shy of the still-for-sale 2010-dated sets at 1.09+ million. Collectors purchased more 2011 Silver Sets as well, with those increasing 2,974 to 458,286 against the prior weekly pick-up of 1,869.

Sets and Silver Eagles held the top five numismatic selling spots for the Mint.

  1. 2011-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagles (+184,967)
  2. 2011 Proof Set (+7,218 to 829,713)
  3. 2011-W Proof American Silver Eagles (+5,785 to 746,731)
  4. 2011 Mint Set (+3,044 to 427,014)
  5. 2011 Silver Proof Set (+2,974 to 458,286)

Despite recent price reductions, sales of many United States Mint gold coins weakened. The one-ounce 2011 Proof American Gold Eagle has been having a rough time, obviously going through some accounting corrections. While jumping ahead in August with a couple of weekly bursts in the thousand and two thousand range, they are limping in September. Their latest total (29,844) was actually trimmed by 80, and they advanced a slim 7 in the previous round.

Newer price cuts were implemented earlier Wednesday (again) across all of the Mint’s numismatic gold coins. Two straight weeks of reductions should support improved sales going forward.

Sales of September 11 National Medals from West Point were also depressed, falling 2,132 to 99,127. The Philadelphia-produced medals rose 628 to 60,897.

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 4,000 1,000 124,500
American Gold Eagles 1 oz 15,500 10,500 701,500
American Gold Eagles 1/2 oz 0 1,000 62,000
American Gold Eagles 1/4 oz 0 2,000 72,000
American Gold Eagles 1/10 oz 5,000 15,000 340,000
American Silver Eagles 1 oz 726,000 503,500 30,355,500
Gettysburg 5 oz Silver Sold Out 126,700
Glacier 5 oz Silver Sold Out 126,700
Olympic 5 oz Silver 81,300**
Vicksburg 5 oz Silver 28,800**
Chickasaw 5 oz Silver 17,700**

 

*The as of date for US Mint sales of 1-ounce and under bullion coins is Tuesday, September 20, 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 Monday, September 12. As of Monday, September 19, the US Mint has sold a total of 382,100, or 900 more than the individual numbers combined.

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 740,946 746,731 5,785 0.78%  

2011 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Limit
1 oz 29,924 29,844 -80 -0.27% 30,000
1/2 oz 3,805 3,828 23 0.60% 15,000
1/4 oz 6,438 6,491 53 0.82% 16,000
1/10 oz 13,784 13,974 190 1.38% 30,000
4-Coin Set 10,960 10,974 14 0.13% 40,000

2011 Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 5,540 5,622 82 1.48%  

2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 18,090 18,248 158 0.87%  

2011 Proof American Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 9,597 9,634 37 0.39%  

2011 Army Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof Commemorative Gold Coins 16,240 16,261 21 0.13% 23,313
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated Commemorative Gold Coins 7,051 7,052 1 0.01%
Silver Dollar Proof Commemorative Coins 109,271 109,486 215 0.20% 150,850
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 41,278 41,364 86 0.21%
50c Clad Proof Commemorative Coins 62,361 62,499 138 0.22% 98,399 of
750,000
50c Clad Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 35,825 35,900 75 0.21%

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof Commemorative Gold Coins 16,766 16,813 47 0.28% 24,133
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated Commemorative Gold Coins 7,318 7,320 2 0.03%
Silver Dollar Proof Commemorative Coins 97,840 98,068 228 0.23% 137,356
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 39,204 39,288 84 0.21%

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) 6,743 6,761 18 0.27% 10,521
of
20,000
Mary Todd Lincoln Uncirculated (2010) 3,760 3,760 0 0.00%
Eliza Johnson Proof (2011) 3,337 3,375 38 1.14% 5,666
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,253 2,291 38 1.69%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,346 3,364 18 0.54% 5,565 of 15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,187 2,201 14 0.64%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 1,689 1,923 234 13.85% 3,145 of 15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 1,069 1,222 153 14.31%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 107,881 108,748 867 0.80%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 232,023 232,947 924 0.40%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 455,312 458,286 2,974 0.65%  
2011 Proof Set 822,495 829,713 7,218 0.88%  
2010 Proof Set 1,091,393 1,091,716 323 0.03%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 113,816 114,681 865 0.76%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 270,038 270,166 128 0.05%  
2010 Silver Proof Set 572,400 573,269 869 0.15%  
2010 Presidential $1 Proof Set 528,833 528,957 124 0.02%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 265,484 266,427 943 0.36%  

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 423,970 427,014 3,044 0.72%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 576,258 576,403 145 0.03%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 38,489 38,878 389 1.01%  
2010 Presidential Uncirculated Set 98,620 98,620 0 0.00%  

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
Abigail Fillmore 9,646 9,654 8 0.08%  
Jane Pierce 7,520 7,527 7 0.09%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,133 7,142 9 0.13%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 13,129 13,167 38 0.29%  
Eliza Johnson 4,749 4,770 21 0.44%  
Julia Grant 4,119 4,177 58 1.41%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
William Henry Harrison 29,639 29,661 22 0.07%  
John Tyler 26,401 26,410 9 0.03%  
James K. Polk 24,619 24,625 6 0.02%  
Zachary Taylor 23,583 23,587 4 0.02%  
Millard Fillmore 22,463 22,469 6 0.03%  
Franklin Pierce 20,840 20,847 7 0.03%  
James Buchanan 19,487 19,497 10 0.05%  
Abraham Lincoln 31,283 31,332 49 0.16%  
Andrew Johnson 17,051 17,087 36 0.21%  
Ulysses S. Grant 16,322 16,391 69 0.42%  

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 23,174 23,719 545 2.35% 46,807
25-coin roll set (D) 22,598 23,088 490 2.17%

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 27,737 27,848 111 0.40% 54,853
25-coin roll set (D) 26,921 27,005 84 0.31%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 30,487 30,534 47 0.15% 59,808
25-coin roll set (D) 29,237 29,274 37 0.13%

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% 97,576
25-coin roll set (D) 48,744 48,744 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) 34,290 34,290 0 0.00% 67,936
25-coin roll set (D) 33,646 33,646 0 0.00%

Native American Dollar Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 18,312 18,480 168 0.92% 36,861
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 18,245 18,381 136 0.75%
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) 6,420 6,483 63 0.98%  
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 20,687 20,799 112 0.54%  
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 21,685 21,888 203 0.94%  
2010 Issue 30,724 30,806 82 0.27%  

2010 Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
  20,766 20,829 63 0.30%  

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
Glacier 11,862 12,140 278 2.34%  
Gettysburg 14,515 14,462 -53 -0.37%  
Mount Hood 14,152 14,178 26 0.18%  
Grand Canyon 16,474 16,510 36 0.22%  
Yosemite 16,986 17,021 35 0.21%  
Yellowstone 19,399 19,437 38 0.20%  
Hot Springs 19,202 19,223 21 0.11%  

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,545 2,652 107 4.20% 5,228
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,474 2,576 102 4.12%
Two-Roll Set 19,415 20,118 703 3.62% 20,118

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,187 3,205 18 0.56% 6,312
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,090 3,107 17 0.55%
Two-Roll Set 23,289 23,420 131 0.56% 23,420

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,525 3,532 7 0.20% 7,222
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,683 3,690 7 0.19%
Two-Roll Set 25,888 25,945 57 0.22% 25,945

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,593 4,598 5 0.11% 9,041
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,440 4,443 3 0.07%
Two-Roll Set 31,129 31,183 54 0.17% 31,183

Mount Hood National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,140 6,143 3 0.05% 12,047
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,900 5,904 4 0.07%
Two-Roll Set 33,085 33,112 27 0.08% 33,112

Grand Canyon National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,749 6,759 10 0.15% 13,870
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,103 7,111 8 0.11%
Two-Roll Set 34,898 34,928 30 0.09% 34,928

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 177,959 178,041 82 0.05%  

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of September 19, 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 U.S. coinage page.

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

Skip Goez September 25, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Do you have production numbers for the Jefferson nickel series for the years –2004-2005-2006——-both for B.U. rolls and for the same years for the proof numbers for the same coins——-and—-if you can—do you see any value increase for these years?—–Thanks—–Skip Goez

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