US Mint Sales: 2011 Proof Set Tops 1M, Commemorative Coins Improve

by Mike Unser on December 14, 2011 · 0 comments

US Mint 2011 Proof Set

U.S. Mint sales of the 2011 Proof Set topped 1 million

Interest picked up for many commemorative coins and the 2011 Proof Set hit a new milestone, the latest sales figures from the United States Mint revealed.

Ordering deadlines are short for the series of gold, silver and clad commemorative coins released by the United States Mint this year. Collectors must place their commemorative orders by Friday, December 16 at 5:00 PM ET, or look to the secondary market for them.

The buying deadline, combined with a mailed U.S. Mint marketing brochure featuring the commemorative coins, has improved their sales — especially for the U.S. Army issues. Of the six coins offered, five registered better week-over-week gains. Conversely, two of the four Medal of Honor commemoratives coins improved. (As a side note, each of the gold commemoratives had their prices cut Wednesday as a result of declining gold prices.)

A robust weekly increase of 22,346 lifted sales of this year’s 2011 Proof Set over 1 million. Their exact total as of Monday was 1,020,572, or just about 79,000 shy of last year’s 2010 Proof Set which is still available but scheduled to go off sale in 16 days (December 30th at 5:00 PM ET). For a fourth consecutive week, the 2011 Proof Set has topped the Mint’s best seller list.

US Mint Top Ten Numismatic Products of the Week

  1. 2011 Proof Set (+22,346 to 1,020,572)
  2. 2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle (+9,854 to 218,254)
  3. 2011 Silver Proof Set (+8,834 to 526,143)
  4. 2011 Mint Set (+8,681 to 494,834)
  5. 2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set (+8,000 to 272,659)
  6. 2011 ATB Quarters Proof Set (+2,983 to 133,201)
  7. 2011 ATB Quarters Silver Proof Set (+1,562 to 130,812)
  8. Army Silver Proof (+1,435 to 117,958)
  9. Medal of Honor Silver Proof (+1,408 to 109,270) and
  10. 2011 Presidential $1 Uncirculated Set (+1,408 to 58,148)

Overall, 33 numismatic products offered by the United States Mint outshined their previous weekly sales versus the 72 out-performers noted in the prior sales account.

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 7,000 2,000 162,500
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 12,500 20,000 877,000
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 0 0 65,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 0 0 82,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 0 0 370,000
American Silver Eagle 906,000 550,000 39,215,500
Gettysburg 5 oz Silver Sold Out 126,700
Glacier 5 oz Silver Sold Out 126,700
Olympic 5 oz Silver 0 0 83,300
Vicksburg 5 oz Silver 300 0 32,500
Chickasaw 5 oz Silver 300 400 25,100

 

*The as of date for US Mint sales of 1-ounce and under bullion coins is Tuesday, December 13, 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, December 12, 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 Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 850,000 850,000 0 0.00%  

2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 208,400 218,254 9,854 4.73%  

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 6,188 6,289 101 1.63% 15,000
1/4 oz 8,030 8,178 148 1.84% 16,000
1/10 oz 18,006 18,396 390 2.17% 30,000
4-Coin Set 14,769 14,848 79 0.53% 40,000

2011 Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 7,791 7,885 94 1.21%  

2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 21,972 22,228 256 1.17%  

2011 Proof American Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 11,489 11,612 123 1.07%  

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 25,781 25,942 161 0.62% 25,942 of
27,000
2011-P Gettysburg National Park 15,986 16,212 226 1.41% 16,212 of
35,000
2011-P Glacier National Park 13,236 13,486 250 1.89% 13,486 of
35,000
2011-P Olympic National Park 8,662 9,515 853 9.85% 9,515 of
35,000

2011 Army Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof Commemorative Gold Coins 16,878 17,002 124 0.73% 24,720
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated Commemorative Gold Coins 7,502 7,718 216 2.88%
Silver Dollar Proof Commemorative Coins 116,523 117,958 1,435 1.23% 161,143
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 42,926 43,185 259 0.60%
50c Clad Proof Commemorative Coins 66,794 67,454 660 0.99% 105,918 of
750,000
50c Clad Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 37,925 38,464 539 1.42%

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof Commemorative Gold Coins 17,596 17,739 143 0.81% 25,649
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated Commemorative Gold Coins 7,834 7,910 76 0.97%
Silver Dollar Proof Commemorative Coins 107,862 109,270 1,408 1.31% 152,684
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 42,091 43,414 1,323 3.14%

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) 6,904 6,904 0 0.00% 10,664
of
20,000
Mary Todd Lincoln Uncirculated (2010) 3,760 3,760 0 0.00%
Eliza Johnson Proof (2011) 3,629 3,641 12 0.33% 6,300
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,617 2,659 42 1.60%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,728 3,756 28 0.75% 6,173 of 15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,396 2,417 21 0.88%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 2,719 2,757 38 1.40% 4,551 of 15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 1,771 1,794 23 1.30%
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 1,478 1,799 321 21.72% 2,865 of 15,000
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 874 1,066 192 21.97%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 130,218 133,201 2,983 2.29%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 264,659 272,659 8,000 3.02%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 517,309 526,143 8,834 1.71%  
2011 Proof Set 998,226 1,020,572 22,346 2.24%  
2010 Proof Set 1,098,136 1,099,533 1,397 0.13%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 129,250 130,812 1,562 1.21%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 273,735 274,262 527 0.19%  
2010 Silver Proof Set 578,844 579,774 930 0.16%  
2010 Presidential $1 Proof Set 532,418 533,081 663 0.12%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 270,706 271,259 553 0.20%  

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 486,153 494,834 8,681 1.79%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 580,197 580,624 427 0.07%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 56,740 58,148 1,408 2.48%  
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 9,803 9,814 11 0.11%  
Jane Pierce 7,659 7,672 13 0.17%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,334 7,351 17 0.23%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 13,718 13,800 82 0.60%  
Eliza Johnson 5,410 5,490 80 1.48%  
Julia Grant 5,267 5,382 115 2.18%  
Lucy Hayes 3,675 3,799 124 3.37%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
William Henry Harrison 29,759 29,774 15 0.05%  
John Tyler 26,495 26,509 14 0.05%  
James K. Polk 24,717 24,736 19 0.08%  
Zachary Taylor 23,688 23,708 20 0.08%  
Millard Fillmore 22,569 22,584 15 0.07%  
Franklin Pierce 20,945 20,952 7 0.03%  
James Buchanan 19,635 19,645 10 0.05%  
Abraham Lincoln 32,192 32,309 117 0.36%  
Andrew Johnson 17,609 17,685 76 0.43%  
Ulysses S. Grant 17,334 17,425 91 0.52%  
Rutherford B. Hayes 14,905 15,026 121 0.81%  

James A. Garfield $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 21,437 22,173 736 3.43% 43,527
25-coin roll set (D) 20,662 21,354 692 3.35%

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 25,953 26,158 205 0.79% 51,354
25-coin roll set (D) 25,017 25,196 179 0.72%

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 29,217 29,381 164 0.56% 57,709
25-coin roll set (D) 28,188 28,328 140 0.50%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 31,329 31,427 98 0.31% 61,440
25-coin roll set (D) 29,931 30,013 82 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) 20,522 20,798 276 1.34% 41,413
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 20,348 20,615 267 1.31%
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) 8,415 8,579 164 1.95%  
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 23,271 23,628 357 1.53%  
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 29,159 29,774 615 2.11%  
2010 Issue 32,062 32,175 113 0.35%  

Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
2011 Issue 10,098 11,365 1,267 12.55%  
2010 Issue 23,089 23,564 475 2.06%  

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
Vicksburg Quarter Set 13,005 13,182 177 1.36%  
Olympic Quarter Set 13,345 13,495 150 1.12%  
Glacier Quarter Set 14,433 14,573 140 0.97%  
Gettysburg Quarter Set 16,921 17,098 177 1.05%  
Mount Hood Quarter Set 14,801 14,828 27 0.18%  
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 17,161 17,194 33 0.19%  
Yosemite Quarter Set 17,627 17,668 41 0.23%  
Yellowstone Quarter Set 20,040 20,079 39 0.19%  
Hot Springs Quarter Set 19,698 19,731 33 0.17%  

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,482 2,554 72 2.90% 5,021
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,400 2,467 67 2.79%
Two-Roll Set 19,402 20,002 600 3.09% 20,002

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,963 2,985 22 0.74% 5,886
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,878 2,901 23 0.80%
Two-Roll Set 23,562 23,809 247 1.05% 23,809

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,377 3,386 9 0.27% 6,667
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,273 3,281 8 0.24%
Two-Roll Set 25,172 25,313 141 0.56% 25,313

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,626 3,634 8 0.22% 7,416
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,779 3,782 3 0.08%
Two-Roll Set 27,236 27,339 103 0.38% 27,339

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,691 4,704 13 0.28% 9,247
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,533 4,543 10 0.22%
Two-Roll Set 32,546 32,661 115 0.35% 32,661

Mount Hood National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 6,293 6,293 0 0.00% 12,333
100-Coin Bag (D) 6,040 6,040 0 0.00%
Two-Roll Set 33,516 33,516 0 0.00% 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 179,232 179,342 110 0.06%  

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of December 12, 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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