US Mint Sales: Uncirculated Silver Eagles Rise Again

by Mike Unser on October 20, 2011 · 1 comment

2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagles added to their total for the first time since suffering a suspension for re-pricing, according to the latest sales figures from the United States Mint.

2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle Coin

U.S. Mint sales show 2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagles advanced for the first time in three weeks

Proof and uncirculated Silver Eagles were suspended in late September and returned for sale at reduced prices in early October. A sizable number of collectors apparently canceled their orders in favor of the lower prices as sales of uncirculated Silver Eagles dropped for two straight reporting periods — by 424 and 11,476. The most recent figures from the Mint have the coins up 8,827 for a total of 190,927.

As far as proof Silver Eagles in the same time frame, they initially fell 578 before picking up by 3,674. Their latest weekly sales jumped 16,015 to 771,792.

On the gold side, individual one-ounce proof Gold Eagles sold out Friday. While still available within the four-coin set, their individual product limit was set at 30,000. The United States Mint’s latest sales have them up 349 to a perfect 30,000.

Overall, 48 numismatic products from the Mint outperformed their previous weekly sales as compared to 63 in the previous report. Silver Eagles were in two of the top five spots as the following list highlights:

  1. 2011 Proof Silver Eagles (+16,015 to 771,792)
  2. 2011 Proof Set (+12,387 to 869,207)
  3. 2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagles (+8,827 to 190,927)
  4. 2011 Mint Set (+4,186 to 441,739)
  5. Gettysburg ATB 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (1,980 to 13,157)

In other news, demand for investment-grade bullion Silver Eagles continues to weaken after sales soared to an all-time record during the first week of October. Since, their weekly sales increased 818,000 and most recently by 677,000. They are standing at 2.507 million for October and are just a touch shy of hitting 36 million for the year.

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

US Mint Sales: Bullion Coin Products

  Prior Increase Latest Increase 2011 Totals*
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 2,500 4,000 144,000
American Gold Eagles 1 oz 10,500 9,000 793,000
American Gold Eagles 1/2 oz 1,000 0 64,000
American Gold Eagles 1/4 oz 2,000 0 76,000
American Gold Eagles 1/10 oz 0 5,000 350,000
American Silver Eagles 1 oz 818,000 677,000 35,918,500
Gettysburg 5 oz Silver Sold Out 126,700
Glacier 5 oz Silver Sold Out 126,700
Olympic 5 oz Silver 82,200
Vicksburg 5 oz Silver 31,500
Chickasaw 5 oz Silver 21,600

 

*The as of date for US Mint sales of 1-ounce and under bullion coins is Wednesday, October 19, 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 following are the latest tallies for US Mint collector products:

US Mint Sales: Collector Products

2011 Proof Silver Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 755,777 771,792 16,015 2.12%  

2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 182,100 190,927 8,827 4.85%  

2011 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Limit
1 oz 29,651 30,000 349 1.18% 30,000
1/2 oz 4,138 4,227 89 2.15% 15,000
1/4 oz 6,900 6,991 91 1.32% 16,000
1/10 oz 14,810 15,440 630 4.25% 30,000
4-Coin Set 11,765 12,607 842 7.16% 40,000

2011 Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 6,161 6,478 317 5.15%  

2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 19,128 19,673 545 2.85%  

2011 Proof American Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 10,065 10,299 234 2.32%  

2011 Army Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof Commemorative Gold Coins 16,351 16,392 41 0.25% 23,495
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated Commemorative Gold Coins 7,083 7,103 20 0.28%
Silver Dollar Proof Commemorative Coins 110,696 111,254 558 0.50% 152,999
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 41,634 41,745 111 0.27%
50c Clad Proof Commemorative Coins 63,205 63,612 407 0.64% 99,994 of
750,000
50c Clad Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 36,214 36,382 168 0.46%

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof Commemorative Gold Coins 16,946 17,012 66 0.39% 24,409
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated Commemorative Gold Coins 7,370 7,397 27 0.37%
Silver Dollar Proof Commemorative Coins 99,505 100,187 682 0.69% 139,983
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 39,662 39,796 134 0.34%

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) 6,782 6,809 27 0.40% 10,569
of
20,000
Mary Todd Lincoln Uncirculated (2010) 3,760 3,760 0 0.00%
Eliza Johnson Proof (2011) 3,421 3,465 44 1.29% 5,862
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,321 2,397 76 3.27%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,459 3,516 57 1.65% 5,805 of 15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,249 2,289 40 1.78%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 2,270 2,396 126 5.55% 3,899 of 15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 1,376 1,503 127 9.23%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 113,100 114,506 1,406 1.24%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 238,255 240,733 2,478 1.04%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 465,216 471,199 5,983 1.29%  
2011 Proof Set 856,820 869,207 12,387 1.45%  
2010 Proof Set 1,092,820 1,093,184 364 0.03%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 116,679 118,517 1,838 1.58%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 270,855 271,218 363 0.13%  
2010 Silver Proof Set 573,966 574,604 638 0.11%  
2010 Presidential $1 Proof Set 529,593 529,871 278 0.05%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 267,294 267,779 485 0.18%  

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 437,553 441,739 4,186 0.96%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 577,196 577,397 201 0.03%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 41,268 42,101 833 2.02%  
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 9,696 9,706 10 0.10%  
Jane Pierce 7,571 7,579 8 0.11%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,213 7,223 10 0.14%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 13,299 13,321 22 0.17%  
Eliza Johnson 4,921 4,942 21 0.43%  
Julia Grant 4,487 4,546 59 1.31%  
Lucy Hayes 2,251 2,464 213 9.46%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
William Henry Harrison 29,684 29,687 3 0.01%  
John Tyler 26,430 26,434 4 0.02%  
James K. Polk 24,647 24,650 3 0.01%  
Zachary Taylor 23,608 23,612 4 0.02%  
Millard Fillmore 22,492 22,499 7 0.03%  
Franklin Pierce 20,874 20,880 6 0.03%  
James Buchanan 19,531 19,537 6 0.03%  
Abraham Lincoln 31,485 31,511 26 0.08%  
Andrew Johnson 17,166 17,203 37 0.22%  
Ulysses S. Grant 16,603 16,667 64 0.39%  
Rutherford B. Hayes 14,051 14,228 177 1.26%  

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 24,059 24,318 259 1.08% 47,895
25-coin roll set (D) 23,330 23,577 247 1.06%

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 28,225 28,327 102 0.36% 55,760
25-coin roll set (D) 27,327 27,433 106 0.39%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 30,729 30,783 54 0.18% 60,256
25-coin roll set (D) 29,420 29,473 53 0.18%

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% 97,575
25-coin roll set (D) 48,743 48,743 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 34,941 -1 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) 18,872 18,977 105 0.56% 37,851
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 18,767 18,874 107 0.57%
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) 6,754 6,959 205 3.04%  
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 21,126 21,243 117 0.55%  
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 23,679 24,418 739 3.12%  
2010 Issue 31,146 31,311 165 0.53%  

2010 Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
  21,116 21,190 74 0.35%  

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
Olympic 11,562 11,814 252 2.18%  
Glacier 12,892 13,105 213 1.65%  
Gettysburg 15,182 15,365 183 1.21%  
Mount Hood 14,363 14,429 66 0.46%  
Grand Canyon 16,710 16,765 55 0.33%  
Yosemite 17,208 17,256 48 0.28%  
Yellowstone 19,622 19,672 50 0.25%  
Hot Springs 19,374 19,417 43 0.22%  

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,724 2,773 49 1.80% 5,477
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,656 2,704 48 1.81%
Two-Roll Set 21,132 21,503 371 1.76% 21,503

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,255 3,269 14 0.43% 6,445
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,158 3,176 18 0.57%
Two-Roll Set 23,939 24,099 160 0.67% 24,099

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,562 3,571 9 0.25% 7,297
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,715 3,726 11 0.30%
Two-Roll Set 26,293 26,416 123 0.47% 26,416

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,619 4,625 6 0.13% 9,093
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,459 4,468 9 0.20%
Two-Roll Set 31,549 31,673 124 0.39% 31,673

Mount Hood National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,184 6,204 20 0.32% 12,179
100-Coin Bag (D) 5,952 5,975 23 0.39%
Two-Roll Set 33,223 33,261 38 0.11% 33,261

Grand Canyon National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,760 6,760 0 0.00% 13,875
100-Coin Bag (D) 7,115 7,115 0 0.00%
Two-Roll Set 34,935 34,935 0 0.00% 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 178,290 178,382 92 0.05%  

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of October 17, 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. coins page.

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Brian October 27, 2011 at 3:58 pm

The US Mint sent out everybodies subsciption Silver Eagles at the higher price, then made them unavailable for 2 weeks (the return policy from the Mint is 7 days) THEN, they made the Eagle available at the lower cost to those that didn’t have subscriptions. All that time, the price of Silver fluxuated a couple of dollars an ounce. And they refuse to refund the difference of the two prices to those that had subscriptions. Considering this is the FIRST year they started to sell the coins after a 2 year suspension, it appears they did this intentionally to make extra money before the price drop went into affect. They just screwed every subscriber in the US Silver Eagle program. And now they want DOUBLE the price of Silver for the 5 coin set. Are they just TRYING to run off the collectors? What a racquet. What a rip off. I’m tempted to STOP buying coins from the Mint becasue of it. They have made literally thousands of dollars from my purchases over the years and now they want to screw ALL of the subscribers for less than $10 per coin. What has collecting come to?

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