US Mint Sales: Gold Coins Sharply Higher, Chickasaw and Garfield Products Debut

by Mike Unser on December 29, 2011 · 0 comments

Prices matter. Bargain-hunters swarmed in to grab numismatic gold coins following their recent price cuts, the latest United States Mint sales figures show.

US Mint Gold Coins

Recent price cuts in U.S. Mint gold coins spurred sales

The figures also provide the debut performances for the Chickasaw Quarter Three-Coin Set and 2011 Garfield Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set.

As a result of plummeting precious metals prices, two tier levels of price cuts were implemented last Wednesday, December 21, across United States Mint numismatic American Gold Eagles, First Spouse Gold Coins and American Gold Buffalos. Weekly sales sharply spiked as a result. As a group:

  • Proof American Eagle Gold Coins advanced 4,090 versus the prior weekly increase of 433
  • First Spouse Gold Coins rose 460 against 197
  • The Uncirculated American Eagle Gold coin added 551 versus 59

The Proof American Eagle Platinum Coin also had its price trimmed by $100. Its weekly sales surged 169 against the previous 42.

Garfield Presidential $1 & First Spouse Medal Set Sales Debut

As for the debuting products, the Garfield Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set (see release details) opened at 1,521. That was better than previous Hayes’ release which started at 1,448 and now stands at 4,121. Based on current sales data, 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.

Chickasaw Quarter Three-Coin Set Sales Debut

Chickasaw Quarter Three-Coin Sets (see release details) began at 10,483 which was
a bit slower than the immediately prior Vicksburg’s start of 10,727. Other three-coin set debut sales 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; Glacier at 10,620; and Olympic at 10,891.

The Chickasaw quarter set was the Mint’s best seller, as highlighted in the latest top-ten list.

US Mint Top Ten Numismatic Products of the Week

  1. Chickasaw 3-Coin Set (+10,483)
  2. 2011 Proof Set (+8,632 to 1,043,220)
  3. 2011 Silver Proof Set (+4,997 to 537,875)
  4. 2011 Mint Set (+4,257 to 505,666)
  5. 2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle (+3,173 to 225,402)
  6. 2010 Silver Proof Set (+2,823 to 583,668)
  7. 2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set (+2,293 to 278,209)
  8. 2011-W Proof One-quarter ounce Gold Eagle (+2,116 to 10,381)
  9. 2010 Proof Set (+2,096 to 1,102,698)
  10. 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (+1,663 to 137,189)

Due to their age, 2010-dated annual sets have not been found among the Mint’s top selling products for quite some time. However, their Friday sales deadline is obviously boosting last minute collector interest.

Overall, 40 numismatic products offered by the United States Mint improved over their prior weekly sales versus the 51 out-performers noted in the previous sales report.

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 8,000 4,000 174,500
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 33,000 0 910,000
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 553,300 100,000 39,868,500
Gettysburg 5 oz Silver Sold Out 126,700
Glacier 5 oz Silver Sold Out 126,700
Olympic 5 oz Silver 800 0 84,100
Vicksburg 5 oz Silver 1,300 0 33,800
Chickasaw 5 oz Silver 1,300 0 26,400

 

*The as of date for US Mint sales of 1-ounce and under bullion coins is Wednesday, December 28, 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 222,229 225,402 3,173 1.43%  

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 6,354 6,823 469 7.38% 15,000
1/4 oz 8,265 10,381 2,116 25.60% 16,000
1/10 oz 18,623 18,828 205 1.10% 30,000
4-Coin Set 14,902 16,202 1,300 8.72% 40,000

2011 Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 7,944 8,495 551 6.94%  

2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 22,415 22,805 390 1.74%  

2011 Proof American Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 11,654 11,823 169 1.45%  

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 26,080 26,227 147 0.56% 26,227 of
27,000
2011-P Gettysburg National Park 16,411 16,578 167 1.02% 16,578 of
35,000
2011-P Glacier National Park 13,676 13,853 177 1.29% 13,853 of
35,000
2011-P Olympic National Park 9,929 10,377 448 4.51% 10,377 of
35,000

2011 Army Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof Commemorative Coins 17,173 17,173 0 0.00% 25,235
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 8,062 8,062 0 0.00%
Silver Dollar Proof Commemorative Coins 119,829 119,829 0 0.00% 163,346
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 43,517 43,517 0 0.00%
50c Clad Proof Commemorative Coins 68,349 68,349 0 0.00% 107,810 of
750,000
50c Clad Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 39,461 39,461 0 0.00%

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof Commemorative Coins 18,012 18,012 0 0.00% 26,263
of
100,000
$5 Gold Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 8,251 8,251 0 0.00%
Silver Dollar Proof Commemorative Coins 112,850 112,850 0 0.00% 157,619
of
500,000
Silver Dollar Uncirculated Commemorative Coins 44,769 44,769 0 0.00%

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) 3,649 3,662 13 0.36% 6,340
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,664 2,678 14 0.53%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,770 3,795 25 0.66% 6,249 of 15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,428 2,454 26 1.07%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 2,786 2,848 62 2.23% 4,647 of 15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 1,808 1,826 18 1.00%
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 1,886 2,068 182 9.65% 3,283 of 15,000
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 1,095 1,215 120 10.96%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 135,526 137,189 1,663 1.23%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 275,916 278,209 2,293 0.83%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 532,878 537,875 4,997 0.94%  
2011 Proof Set 1,034,588 1,043,220 8,632 0.83%  
2010 Proof Set 1,100,602 1,102,698 2,096 0.19%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 132,255 133,461 1,206 0.91%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 274,833 275,628 795 0.29%  
2010 Silver Proof Set 580,845 583,668 2,823 0.49%  
2010 Presidential $1 Proof Set 533,998 534,814 816 0.15%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 271,868 272,886 1,018 0.37%  

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 501,409 505,666 4,257 0.85%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 581,308 582,539 1,231 0.21%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 59,481 60,406 925 1.56%  
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 9,830 9,851 21 0.21%  
Jane Pierce 7,698 7,715 17 0.22%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,368 7,387 19 0.26%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 13,884 13,968 84 0.61%  
Eliza Johnson 5,561 5,637 76 1.37%  
Julia Grant 5,485 5,608 123 2.24%  
Lucy Hayes 3,924 4,121 197 5.02%  
Lucretia Garfield 1,521 1,521  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
William Henry Harrison 29,813 29,839 26 0.09%  
John Tyler 26,550 26,575 25 0.09%  
James K. Polk 24,767 24,792 25 0.10%  
Zachary Taylor 23,745 23,772 27 0.11%  
Millard Fillmore 22,609 22,630 21 0.09%  
Franklin Pierce 20,984 21,005 21 0.10%  
James Buchanan 19,674 19,700 26 0.13%  
Abraham Lincoln 32,452 32,588 136 0.42%  
Andrew Johnson 17,746 17,815 69 0.39%  
Ulysses S. Grant 17,535 17,633 98 0.56%  
Rutherford B. Hayes 15,173 15,299 126 0.83%  

James A. Garfield $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 22,970 23,453 483 2.10% 45,968
25-coin roll set (D) 22,064 22,515 451 2.04%

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 26,470 26,631 161 0.61% 52,263
25-coin roll set (D) 25,472 25,632 160 0.63%

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 29,646 29,781 135 0.46% 58,423
25-coin roll set (D) 28,526 28,642 116 0.41%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 31,593 31,702 109 0.35% 61,926
25-coin roll set (D) 30,133 30,224 91 0.30%

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) 21,110 21,334 224 1.06% 42,446
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 20,917 21,112 195 0.93%
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) 8,687 8,922 235 2.71%  
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 23,928 24,143 215 0.90%  
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 30,272 30,633 361 1.19%  
2010 Issue 32,314 32,432 118 0.37%  

Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
2011 Issue 12,221 13,350 1,129 9.24%  
2010 Issue 23,918 24,227 309 1.29%  

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
Chickasaw Quarter Set 10,483 10,483  
Vicksburg Quarter Set 13,326 13,660 334 2.51%  
Olympic Quarter Set 13,597 13,799 202 1.49%  
Glacier Quarter Set 14,669 14,855 186 1.27%  
Gettysburg Quarter Set 17,210 17,403 193 1.12%  
Mount Hood Quarter Set 14,855 14,936 81 0.55%  
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 17,243 17,329 86 0.50%  
Yosemite Quarter Set 17,700 17,788 88 0.50%  
Yellowstone Quarter Set 20,115 20,185 70 0.35%  
Hot Springs Quarter Set 19,751 19,817 66 0.33%  

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,621 2,678 57 2.17% 5,262
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,531 2,584 53 2.09%
Two-Roll Set 20,458 20,820 362 1.77% 20,820

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,008 3,030 22 0.73% 5,984
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,931 2,954 23 0.78%
Two-Roll Set 24,005 24,126 121 0.50% 24,126

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,404 3,413 9 0.26% 6,725
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,299 3,312 13 0.39%
Two-Roll Set 25,429 25,495 66 0.26% 25,495

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,647 3,655 8 0.22% 7,462
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,797 3,807 10 0.26%
Two-Roll Set 27,419 27,501 82 0.30% 27,501

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,721 4,732 11 0.23% 9,299
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,557 4,567 10 0.22%
Two-Roll Set 32,750 32,820 70 0.21% 32,820

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 179,489 179,662 173 0.10%  

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of December 27, 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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