US Mint Sales: Silver Eagles Jump 2M, Olympic Quarter Set and Hayes Medal Set Debut

by Mike Unser on September 28, 2011 · 0 comments

Sharp gains in bullion Silver Eagles and three product debuts are highlights in the latest report on the United States Mint weekly sales figures.

2011 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin

The U.S. Mint sold more than 2 million bullion Silver Eagles in the last week alone

Sales debuting products include the Olympic Quarter Three-Coin Set, the Hayes Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set, and the Gettysburg National Military Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.

Olympic Quarter Three-Coin Set Sales Debut

Olympic Quarter Three-Coin Sets were released on Tuesday, September 20. Collectors grabbed 10,891 during its debut period, which is mostly comparable to how the first seven sets performed in their start. Past openings include Hot Springs at 10,684; Yellowstone at 11,115; Yosemite at 11,441; Grand Canyon at 12,418; Mount Hood at 11,282; Gettysburg at 12,500; and Glacier at 10,620.

Hayes Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Sales Debut

Hayes Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets were released on Thursday, September 22. United States Mint sales reached 1,448. That is mostly on par with the previous Grant medal set which opened at 1,569 with two extra days of sales in its debut period. Based on current data available, it appears the 2011-dated Presidential and First Spouse Medal Sets could struggle to reach 7,000 like the still-for-sale 2010 sets have.

Gettysburg National Military Park 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Sales Debut

Also launching Thursday was the 2011-P Gettysburg National Military Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin. Its debut sales were 9,549, the slowest for this sixth release in the series. The coin, which contains five ounces of .999 fine silver, was not helped when silver suffered its worst four-day rout since 1983. As of this writing, the Gettysburg and other collector silver coins and sets remain unavailable since their suspensions on Monday.

Performances of Silver Eagles – Bullion, Uncirculated and Proof

It had appeared that bullion Silver Eagles would register a rather bland sales total for September. Then silver plummeted below $30 an ounce, and buyers could purchase them at comparative bargain prices. They did. Since one week ago, bullion Silver Eagles surged by more than 2 million. They have a current monthly total of more than 3.4 million. That already makes September the 8th best month of all-time for the Silver Eagles which date back to 1986.

Uncirculated Silver Eagles debuted in last week’s sales report with a five-day total of 184,967. Collectors purchased another 9,033 since, lifting their total to an even 194,000.

Proof Silver Eagles, which have often been at the very top of the Mint sales board since their release on June 30, rose 5,959 and now stand with a total of 752,681.

Collector uncirculated and proof Silver Eagles made it on the Mint’s best-selling list. However, like the Gettysburg coin, their sales have been suspended. If that status does not change soon, their totals next week will experience little change.

Debut products and Silver Eagles held four of the top five numismatic selling spots for the Mint.

  1. Olympic Quarter Three-Coin Set (+10,891)
  2. Gettysburg Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (+9,549)
  3. 2011-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagles (+9,033 to 194,000)
  4. 2011 Proof Set (+6,929 to 836,642)
  5. 2011-W Proof American Silver Eagles (+5,950 to 752,681)

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 1,000 5,000 129,500
American Gold Eagles 1 oz 10,500 43,000 744,500
American Gold Eagles 1/2 oz 1,000 0 62,000
American Gold Eagles 1/4 oz 2,000 0 72,000
American Gold Eagles 1/10 oz 15,000 0 340,000
American Silver Eagles 1 oz 503,500 2,021,000 32,376,500
Gettysburg 5 oz Silver Sold Out 126,700
Glacier 5 oz Silver Sold Out 126,700
Olympic 5 oz Silver 81,500**
Vicksburg 5 oz Silver 29,400**
Chickasaw 5 oz Silver 17,800**

 

*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 19. As of Monday, September 26, the US Mint has sold a total of 382,800, or 700 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 746,731 752,681 5,950 0.80%  

2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 184,967 194,000 9,033 4.88%  

2011 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Limit
1 oz 29,844 28,627 -1,217 -4.08% 30,000
1/2 oz 3,828 3,892 64 1.67% 15,000
1/4 oz 6,491 6,527 36 0.55% 16,000
1/10 oz 13,974 14,113 139 0.99% 30,000
4-Coin Set 10,974 11,110 136 1.24% 40,000

2011 Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 5,622 5,817 195 3.47%  

2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 18,248 18,518 270 1.48%  

2011 Proof American Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 9,634 9,697 63 0.65%  

2011 Army Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof Commemorative Gold Coins 16,261 16,284 23 0.14% 23,339
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated Commemorative Gold Coins 7,052 7,055 3 0.04%
Silver Dollar Proof Commemorative Coins 109,486 109,764 278 0.25% 151,203
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 41,364 41,439 75 0.18%
50c Clad Proof Commemorative Coins 62,499 62,623 124 0.20% 98,586 of
750,000
50c Clad Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 35,900 35,963 63 0.18%

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof Commemorative Gold Coins 16,813 16,841 28 0.17% 24,166
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated Commemorative Gold Coins 7,320 7,325 5 0.07%
Silver Dollar Proof Commemorative Coins 98,068 98,394 326 0.33% 137,776
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 39,288 39,382 94 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) 6,761 6,765 4 0.06% 10,525
of
20,000
Mary Todd Lincoln Uncirculated (2010) 3,760 3,760 0 0.00%
Eliza Johnson Proof (2011) 3,375 3,383 8 0.24% 5,681
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,291 2,298 7 0.31%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,364 3,402 38 1.13% 5,613 of 15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,201 2,211 10 0.45%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 1,923 2,033 110 5.72% 3,310 of 15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 1,222 1,277 55 4.50%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 108,748 109,714 966 0.89%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 232,947 234,212 1,265 0.54%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 458,286 461,584 3,298 0.72%  
2011 Proof Set 829,713 836,642 6,929 0.84%  
2010 Proof Set 1,091,716 1,092,068 352 0.03%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 114,681 115,667 986 0.86%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 270,166 270,371 205 0.08%  
2010 Silver Proof Set 573,269 573,269 0 0.00%  
2010 Presidential $1 Proof Set 528,957 529,092 135 0.03%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 266,427 266,900 473 0.18%  

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 427,014 429,830 2,816 0.66%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 576,403 576,654 251 0.04%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 38,878 39,420 542 1.39%  
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 9,654 9,671 17 0.18%  
Jane Pierce 7,527 7,547 20 0.27%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,142 7,167 25 0.35%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 13,167 13,225 58 0.44%  
Eliza Johnson 4,770 4,839 69 1.45%  
Julia Grant 4,177 4,333 156 3.73%  
Lucy Hayes   1,448      

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
William Henry Harrison 29,661 29,671 10 0.03%  
John Tyler 26,410 26,420 10 0.04%  
James K. Polk 24,625 24,635 10 0.04%  
Zachary Taylor 23,587 23,598 11 0.05%  
Millard Fillmore 22,469 22,481 12 0.05%  
Franklin Pierce 20,847 20,860 13 0.06%  
James Buchanan 19,497 19,512 15 0.08%  
Abraham Lincoln 31,332 31,404 72 0.23%  
Andrew Johnson 17,087 17,121 34 0.20%  
Ulysses S. Grant 16,391 16,471 80 0.49%  

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 23,719 24,156 437 1.84% 47,635
25-coin roll set (D) 23,088 23,479 391 1.69%

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 27,848 27,960 112 0.40% 55,088
25-coin roll set (D) 27,005 27,128 123 0.46%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 30,534 30,585 51 0.17% 59,908
25-coin roll set (D) 29,274 29,322 48 0.16%

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) 18,480 18,638 158 0.85% 37,168
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 18,381 18,530 149 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) 6,483 6,630 147 2.27%  
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 20,799 20,900 101 0.49%  
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 21,888 22,147 259 1.18%  
2010 Issue 30,806 30,876 70 0.23%  

2010 Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
  20,829 20,931 102 0.49%  

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
Olympic   10,891      
Glacier 12,140 12,597 457 3.76%  
Gettysburg 14,462 14,743 281 1.94%  
Mount Hood 14,178 14,258 80 0.56%  
Grand Canyon 16,510 16,588 78 0.47%  
Yosemite 17,021 17,108 87 0.51%  
Yellowstone 19,437 19,518 81 0.42%  
Hot Springs 19,223 19,293 70 0.36%  

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,652 2,733 81 3.05% 5,387
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,576 2,654 78 3.03%
Two-Roll Set 20,118 20,713 595 2.96% 20,713

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,205 3,222 17 0.53% 6,347
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,107 3,125 18 0.58%
Two-Roll Set 23,420 23,571 151 0.64% 23,571

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,532 3,539 7 0.20% 7,236
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,690 3,697 7 0.19%
Two-Roll Set 25,945 26,014 69 0.27% 26,014

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,598 4,605 7 0.15% 9,051
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,443 4,446 3 0.07%
Two-Roll Set 31,183 31,248 65 0.21% 31,248

Mount Hood National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,143 6,153 10 0.16% 12,064
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,904 5,911 7 0.12%
Two-Roll Set 33,112 33,147 35 0.11% 33,147

Grand Canyon National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,759 6,760 1 0.01% 13,875
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,111 7,115 4 0.06%
Two-Roll Set 34,928 34,935 7 0.02% 34,935

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 178,041 178,127 86 0.05%  

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of September 26, 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.

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