US Mint Sales: American Eagle Proof Coins Outperform

by Mike Unser on November 17, 2011 · 0 comments

Buying activity eased a bit for United States Mint numismatic products. The latest Mint sales figures show that 35 products outperformed their previous weekly gains as compared to the 53 noted just one report earlier.

2011-W $25 American Gold Eagle Proof Coin

Each of the Mint’s American Eagle proof coins improved upon their prior weekly sales. The half-ounce 2011-W $25 American Gold Eagle, shown above, had the highest sales in its series.

Collectors did focus more of their attention on American Eagle gold and silver proof coins. All of the individually sold Eagles were among the Mint’s overachievers, albeit in a mostly modest way. American Silver Eagle proof coins actually led all numismatic product sales with a weekly spurt of 18,011 versus the prior 17,701.

With the one-ounce proof American Gold Eagle sold out since October, the next biggest one-half ounce size pulled the highest weekly sales in the series with an increase of 521 against the prior 175. Next came the one-tenth ounce at 331 over 312 and then the one-quarter ounce at 112 versus 70. Once again, they were not exactly scorching numbers but noticeable nevertheless — especially when considering the Eagles have been around since April and most collectors who wanted them had made purchases many months back.

Then again, proof coins are always popular with collectors. This week’s sales report has proof products appearing in three of the top five spots for United States Mint best sellers.

  1. 2011-W Proof American Eagle Silver (+18,011 to 841,609)
  2. 2011 Proof Sets (+16,545 to 933,011)
  3. 2011 Silver Proof Sets (+5,789 to 493,708)
  4. 2011 Mint Sets (+5,623 to 462,337)
  5. 2011-W Uncirculated American Eagle Silver (+4,112 to 191,922)

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 1,000 0 146,500
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 3,000 4,500 817,500
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 0 0 65,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 0 0 80,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 0 5,000 360,000
American Eagle Silver 1 oz 491,000 794,000 37,294,500
Gettysburg 5 oz Silver Sold Out 126,700
Glacier 5 oz Silver Sold Out 126,700
Olympic 5 oz Silver 0 600 83,300
Vicksburg 5 oz Silver 0 600 32,200
Chickasaw 5 oz Silver 1,500 600 24,400

 

*The as of date for US Mint sales of 1-ounce and under bullion coins is Wednesday, November 16, 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 as of date for the 5-ounce bullion coins is Monday, November 14, 2011.

The following are the latest tallies for US Mint collector products:

US Mint Sales: Collector Products

American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
5 oz 100,000 100,000 Sold Out

2011 Proof Silver Eagles

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 823,598 841,609 18,011 2.19%  

2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagles

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 187,810 191,922 4,112 2.19%  

2011 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Limit
1 oz 30,000 30,000 0 0.00% Sold Out
1/2 oz 5,137 5,658 521 10.14% 15,000
1/4 oz 7,491 7,603 112 1.50% 16,000
1/10 oz 16,463 16,794 331 2.01% 30,000
4-Coin Set 14,241 14,485 244 1.71% 40,000

2011 Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 7,316 7,674 358 4.89%  

2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 20,860 21,174 314 1.51%  

2011 Proof American Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 11,519 11,603 84 0.73%  

America the Beautiful 5 Oz. Silver

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2010-P Hot Springs National Park 27,000 27,000 Sold Out
2010-P Yellowstone National Park 27,000 27,000 Sold Out
2010-P Yosemite National Park 27,000 27,000 Sold Out
2010-P Grand Canyon National Park 26,019 26,019 0 0.00% Sold Out
2010-P Mount Hood National Park 25,113 25,318 205 0.82% 25,318 of
27,000
2011-P Gettysburg National Park 14,881 15,243 362 2.43% 15,243 of
35,000
2011-P Glacier National Park 11,711 12,209 498 4.25% 12,209 of
35,000

2011 Army Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof Commemorative Gold Coins 16,555 16,613 58 0.35% 23,813
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated Commemorative Gold Coins 7,172 7,200 28 0.39%
Silver Dollar Proof Commemorative Coins 113,118 113,705 587 0.52% 156,038
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 42,176 42,333 157 0.37%
50c Clad Proof Commemorative Coins 64,800 65,150 350 0.54% 102,106 of
750,000
50c Clad Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 36,845 36,956 111 0.30%

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof Commemorative Gold Coins 17,231 17,289 58 0.34% 24,858
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated Commemorative Gold Coins 7,490 7,569 79 1.05%
Silver Dollar Proof Commemorative Coins 102,230 102,780 550 0.54% 143,135
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 40,241 40,355 114 0.28%

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) 6,903 6,909 6 0.09% 10,669
of
20,000
Mary Todd Lincoln Uncirculated (2010) 3,760 3,760 0 0.00%
Eliza Johnson Proof (2011) 3,544 3,564 20 0.56% 6,149
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,573 2,585 12 0.47%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,610 3,631 21 0.58% 5,986 of 15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,344 2,355 11 0.47%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 2,501 2,552 51 2.04% 4,243 of 15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 1,647 1,691 44 2.67%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 120,006 121,833 1,827 1.52%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 247,671 250,358 2,687 1.08%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 487,919 493,708 5,789 1.19%  
2011 Proof Set 916,466 933,011 16,545 1.81%  
2010 Proof Set 1,094,913 1,095,510 597 0.05%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 123,048 124,191 1,143 0.93%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 271,999 272,249 250 0.09%  
2010 Silver Proof Set 576,316 576,754 438 0.08%  
2010 Presidential $1 Proof Set 530,761 531,026 265 0.05%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 269,151 269,428 277 0.10%  

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 456,714 462,337 5,623 1.23%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 578,222 578,548 326 0.06%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 48,056 48,929 873 1.82%  
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 9,737 9,751 14 0.14%  
Jane Pierce 7,601 7,615 14 0.18%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,259 7,278 19 0.26%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 13,453 13,508 55 0.41%  
Eliza Johnson 5,071 5,148 77 1.52%  
Julia Grant 4,785 4,889 104 2.17%  
Lucy Hayes 2,996 3,149 153 5.11%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
William Henry Harrison 29,707 29,714 7 0.02%  
John Tyler 26,449 26,457 8 0.03%  
James K. Polk 24,668 24,677 9 0.04%  
Zachary Taylor 23,640 23,652 12 0.05%  
Millard Fillmore 22,525 22,534 9 0.04%  
Franklin Pierce 20,905 20,912 7 0.03%  
James Buchanan 19,580 19,589 9 0.05%  
Abraham Lincoln 31,754 31,850 96 0.30%  
Andrew Johnson 17,339 17,394 55 0.32%  
Ulysses S. Grant 16,901 17,000 99 0.59%  
Rutherford B. Hayes 15,020 15,145 125 0.83%  

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 24,945 25,162 217 0.87% 49,475
25-coin roll set (D) 24,133 24,313 180 0.75%

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 28,637 28,756 119 0.42% 56,572
25-coin roll set (D) 27,711 27,816 105 0.38%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 30,964 31,042 78 0.25% 60,747
25-coin roll set (D) 29,624 29,705 81 0.27%

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% 70,672
25-coin roll set (D) 34,942 34,941 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) 19,464 19,672 208 1.07% 39,221
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 19,335 19,549 214 1.11%
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) 7,395 7,600 205 2.77%  
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 21,839 22,144 305 1.40%  
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 26,680 27,191 511 1.92%  
2010 Issue 31,606 31,668 62 0.20%  

2010 Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
  21,628 21,824 196 0.91%  

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
Vicksburg Quarter Set 12,052 12,290 238 1.97%  
Olympic Quarter Set 12,587 12,749 162 1.29%  
Glacier Quarter Set 13,818 13,959 141 1.02%  
Gettysburg Quarter Set 16,116 16,290 174 1.08%  
Mount Hood Quarter Set 14,629 14,669 40 0.27%  
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 16,969 17,008 39 0.23%  
Yosemite Quarter Set 17,464 17,506 42 0.24%  
Yellowstone Quarter Set 19,855 19,891 36 0.18%  
Hot Springs Quarter Set 19,563 19,594 31 0.16%  

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,845 2,865 20 0.70% 5,660
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,775 2,795 20 0.72%
Two-Roll Set 22,472 22,636 164 0.73% 22,636

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,299 3,315 16 0.48% 6,539
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,213 3,224 11 0.34%
Two-Roll Set 24,579 24,669 90 0.37% 24,669

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,587 3,590 3 0.08% 7,335
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,742 3,745 3 0.08%
Two-Roll Set 26,789 26,858 69 0.26% 26,858

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,647 4,651 4 0.09% 9,146
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,493 4,495 2 0.04%
Two-Roll Set 32,102 32,190 88 0.27% 32,190

Mount Hood National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,275 6,293 18 0.29% 12,333
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,023 6,040 17 0.28%
Two-Roll Set 33,438 33,516 78 0.23% 33,516

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 178,726 178,830 104 0.06%  

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of November 14, 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 American coinage page.

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