US Mint Sales: 2011 Commemorative Coins Rally in Finish

by Mike Unser on December 21, 2011 · 0 comments

US Mint 2011 Commemorative Coins

U.S. Mint image showing several of the 2011 commemorative coins which went off sale Friday

The newest United States Mint sales figures show that 2011 commemorative coins enjoyed a mini-rally during their final days as did nearly every Presidential $1 coin product.

With those excluded, however, overall product sales remained a bit soft like they were this time last year. Both years the Mint has imposed Christmas shipping deadlines of December 12. That tends to drive selling volumes earlier in the month with resulting sluggishness right before the holiday.

Another type of deadline hit this year’s commemorative coins celebrating the U.S. Army and Medal of Honor. On Friday, December 16, the Mint stopped selling them after 5 PM ET to keep in line with mandates that permit their issuance only in calendar year 2011. Last week’s sales report had seven of the ten commemorative coins registering week-over-week gains. This week all of them outperformed. Three actually appear in the Mint’s top-ten selling list.

US Mint Top Ten Numismatic Products of the Week

  1. 2011 Proof Set (+14,016 to 1,034,588)
  2. 2011 Silver Proof Set (+6,735 to 532,878)
  3. 2011 Mint Set (+6,575 to 501,409 – a new milestone)
  4. 2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle (+3,975 to 222,229)
  5. Medal of Honor Commemorative – Silver Proof (+3,580 to 112,850)
  6. 2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set (+3,257 to 275,916)
  7. 2011 ATB Quarters Proof Set (+2,325 to 135,526)
  8. US Army Commemorative – Silver Proof (+1,871 to 119,829)
  9. 2011 ATB Quarters Silver Proof Set (+1,443 to 132,255)
  10. Medal of Honor Commemorative – Silver Uncirculated (+1,355 to 44,769)

This year’s commemorative coins will go down with strikingly low mintages, which is sure to increase their value long term. Neither of the gold proofs reached 18,000 and each of the gold uncirculated coins ended below 8,000. Each uncirculated silver dollar will end toward 43,000 with combined sales of 86,599. In contrast, last year’s sales count for the uncirculated commemoratives honoring the Boy Scouts and Disabled American Veterans combined to 182,859, or more than double this year’s issues. The 2011 proofs combined to 227,228 while last year’s coins reached 434,881 — not double, but near. The clad coins will go down as having the lowest sales of any recent commemorative.

Overall, 51 numismatic products offered by the United States Mint improved over their prior weekly sales versus the 33 out-performers noted in the previous sales report. Subtract out the commemorative coins and the remaining over-achievers were nearly all products containing a Presidential $1 coin. Lifting sales has been the amount of attention the coins have been receiving following the Treasury announcement last week of their production halt.

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 2,000 8,000 170,500
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 20,000 33,000 910,000
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 550,000 553,300 39,768,500
Gettysburg 5 oz Silver Sold Out 126,700
Glacier 5 oz Silver Sold Out 126,700
Olympic 5 oz Silver 0 800 84,100
Vicksburg 5 oz Silver 0 1,300 33,800
Chickasaw 5 oz Silver 400 1,300 26,400

 

*The as of date for US Mint sales of 1-ounce and under bullion coins is Tuesday, December 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 as of date for the 5-ounce bullion coins is Monday, December 19, 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 218,254 222,229 3,975 1.82%  

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 6,289 6,354 65 1.03% 15,000
1/4 oz 8,178 8,265 87 1.06% 16,000
1/10 oz 18,396 18,623 227 1.23% 30,000
4-Coin Set 14,848 14,902 54 0.36% 40,000

2011 Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 7,885 7,944 59 0.75%  

2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 22,228 22,415 187 0.84%  

2011 Proof American Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 11,612 11,654 42 0.36%  

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 Sold Out
2010-P Mount Hood National Park 25,942 26,080 138 0.53% 26,080 of
27,000
2011-P Gettysburg National Park 16,212 16,411 199 1.23% 16,411 of
35,000
2011-P Glacier National Park 13,486 13,676 190 1.41% 13,676 of
35,000
2011-P Olympic National Park 9,515 9,929 414 4.35% 9,929 of
35,000

2011 Army Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof Commemorative Coins 17,002 17,173 171 1.01% 25,235
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 7,718 8,062 344 4.46%
Silver Dollar Proof Commemorative Coins 117,958 119,829 1,871 1.59% 163,346
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 43,185 43,517 332 0.77%
50c Clad Proof Commemorative Coins 67,454 68,349 895 1.33% 107,810 of
750,000
50c Clad Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 38,464 39,461 997 2.59%

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof Commemorative Coins 17,739 18,012 273 1.54% 26,263
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 7,910 8,251 341 4.31%
Silver Dollar Proof Commemorative Coins 109,270 112,850 3,580 3.28% 157,619
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 43,414 44,769 1,355 3.12%

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) 3,641 3,649 8 0.22% 6,313
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,659 2,664 5 0.19%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,756 3,770 14 0.37% 6,198 of 15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,417 2,428 11 0.46%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 2,757 2,786 29 1.05% 4,594 of 15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 1,794 1,808 14 0.78%
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 1,799 1,886 87 4.84% 2,981 of 15,000
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 1,066 1,095 29 2.72%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 133,201 135,526 2,325 1.75%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 272,659 275,916 3,257 1.19%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 526,143 532,878 6,735 1.28%  
2011 Proof Set 1,020,572 1,034,588 14,016 1.37%  
2010 Proof Set 1,099,533 1,100,602 1,069 0.10%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 130,812 132,255 1,443 1.10%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 274,262 274,833 571 0.21%  
2010 Silver Proof Set 579,774 580,845 1,071 0.18%  
2010 Presidential $1 Proof Set 533,081 533,998 917 0.17%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 271,259 271,868 609 0.22%  

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 494,834 501,409 6,575 1.33%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 580,624 581,308 684 0.12%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 58,148 59,481 1,333 2.29%  
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 9,814 9,830 16 0.16%  
Jane Pierce 7,672 7,698 26 0.34%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,351 7,368 17 0.23%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 13,800 13,884 84 0.61%  
Eliza Johnson 5,490 5,561 71 1.29%  
Julia Grant 5,382 5,485 103 1.91%  
Lucy Hayes 3,799 3,924 125 3.29%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
William Henry Harrison 29,774 29,813 39 0.13%  
John Tyler 26,509 26,550 41 0.15%  
James K. Polk 24,736 24,767 31 0.13%  
Zachary Taylor 23,708 23,745 37 0.16%  
Millard Fillmore 22,584 22,609 25 0.11%  
Franklin Pierce 20,952 20,984 32 0.15%  
James Buchanan 19,645 19,674 29 0.15%  
Abraham Lincoln 32,309 32,452 143 0.44%  
Andrew Johnson 17,685 17,746 61 0.34%  
Ulysses S. Grant 17,425 17,535 110 0.63%  
Rutherford B. Hayes 15,026 15,173 147 0.98%  

James A. Garfield $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 22,173 22,970 797 3.59% 43,034
25-coin roll set (D) 21,354 22,064 710 3.32%

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 26,158 26,470 312 1.19% 51,942
25-coin roll set (D) 25,196 25,472 276 1.10%

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 29,381 29,646 265 0.90% 58,172
25-coin roll set (D) 28,328 28,526 198 0.70%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 31,427 31,593 166 0.53% 61,726
25-coin roll set (D) 30,013 30,133 120 0.40%

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) 20,798 21,110 312 1.50% 42,027
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 20,615 20,917 302 1.46%
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) 8,579 8,687 108 1.26%  
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 23,628 23,928 300 1.27%  
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 29,774 30,272 498 1.67%  
2010 Issue 32,175 32,314 139 0.43%  

Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
2011 Issue 11,365 12,221 856 7.53%  
2010 Issue 23,564 23,918 354 1.50%  

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
Vicksburg Quarter Set 13,182 13,326 144 1.09%  
Olympic Quarter Set 13,495 13,597 102 0.76%  
Glacier Quarter Set 14,573 14,669 96 0.66%  
Gettysburg Quarter Set 17,098 17,210 112 0.66%  
Mount Hood Quarter Set 14,828 14,855 27 0.18%  
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 17,194 17,243 49 0.28%  
Yosemite Quarter Set 17,668 17,700 32 0.18%  
Yellowstone Quarter Set 20,079 20,115 36 0.18%  
Hot Springs Quarter Set 19,731 19,751 20 0.10%  

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,554 2,621 67 2.62% 5,152
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,467 2,531 64 2.59%
Two-Roll Set 20,002 20,458 456 2.28% 20,458

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,985 3,008 23 0.77% 5,939
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,901 2,931 30 1.03%
Two-Roll Set 23,809 24,005 196 0.82% 24,005

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,386 3,404 18 0.53% 6,703
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,281 3,299 18 0.55%
Two-Roll Set 25,313 25,429 116 0.46% 25,429

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,634 3,647 13 0.36% 7,444
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,782 3,797 15 0.40%
Two-Roll Set 27,339 27,419 80 0.29% 27,419

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,704 4,721 17 0.36% 9,278
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,543 4,557 14 0.31%
Two-Roll Set 32,661 32,750 89 0.27% 32,750

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 179,342 179,489 147 0.08%  

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of December 19, 2011. Visit the United States Mint website at http://www.usmint.gov/ for more information on any of the above products.

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