US Mint Sales: Numismatic Products Cool as Bullion Coins Take Limelight

by Mike Unser on January 11, 2012 · 1 comment

Gold and Silver Eagle Bullion Coins

Gold and Silver Eagle Bullion Coins

A lack of new U.S. Mint releases and disappearing older coins and sets weighed down sales of most numismatic products last week, but freshly issued 2012-dated American Eagles kept sales of bullion coins burning. (Jump to sales figures.)

For numismatic products, a scant 10 improved over their prior weekly sales as compared to the 56 out-performers noted previously. Leading U.S. Mint sales were uncirculated Silver Eagles and annual sets.

U.S. Mint Top Ten Numismatic Products of the Week

  1. 2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle (+3,122 to 233,465)
  2. 2011 Proof Set (+2,801 to 1,052,912)
  3. 2011 Silver Proof Set (+1,782 to 544,230)
  4. 2011 Mint Set (+1,539 to 511,074)
  5. 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (+968 to 139,672)
  6. 2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set (+723 to 280,687)
  7. 2011 Proof American Eagle Gold Coin 1/4 oz (+546 to 19,948)
  8. 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (+429 to 135,195)
  9. 2011 Presidential $1 Uncirculated Set (+330 to 61,706)
  10. 2011-P Olympic National Park 5 Oz. Silver Coin (+325 to 11,260)

Numismatic products are getting a much needed boost this week. On Tuesday, the U.S. Mint released its 2012 ATB Quarters Silver Proof Set and on Thursday it will launch the Vicksburg 5 Oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin, the ninth issue in the 5 oz. coin series. On the subject, the fifth coin which honors Mount Hood National Forest is 169 coins away from selling out. Last week 431 of the minted 27,000 remained.

US Mint Sales: Bullion Coins

The January 3 release of 2012-dated Eagles has ignited sales of bullion coins after a dreary November and December.

Always the top-seller, American Silver Eagle bullion coins have already attained sales of 4.257 million. Only two months in the past year have been stronger — September’s 4.4465 million and last January’s 6.422 million.

Sales of American Gold Eagle bullion coins are sharply higher as well. US Mint buyers have ordered 82,500 ounces through the purchase of 181,000 Gold Eagles of varying sizes. The ounce total is the best since September, and the number of coins sold is the best since February.

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

  Prior Increase Latest Increase Sales Totals*
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 2,500 5,000 7,500
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 26,000 33,000 59,000
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 9,000 8,000 17,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 30,000 0 30,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 75,000 0 75,000
American Silver Eagle 3,372,000 885,000 4,257,000
Gettysburg 5 oz Silver Sold Out 126,700
Glacier 5 oz Silver Sold Out 126,700
Olympic 5 oz Silver 0 500 84,600
Vicksburg 5 oz Silver 500 0 34,300
Chickasaw 5 oz Silver 500 0 26,900

 

*The as of date for US Mint sales of 1-ounce and under bullion coins is Tuesday, January 10, 2012. These totals are for this year alone. The as of date for the 5-ounce bullion coins is Monday, January 9, 2012. These totals are for all the coins sold by design, and include sales from 2011.

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

US Mint Sales: Numismatic 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% Sold Out

2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 230,343 233,465 3,122 1.36%  

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 6,886 7,082 196 2.85% 15,000
1/4 oz 10,381 10,381 0 0.00% 16,000
1/10 oz 19,402 19,948 546 2.81% 30,000
4-Coin Set 16,346 16,595 249 1.52% 40,000

2011 Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 8,560 8,637 77 0.90%  

2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 23,123 23,402 279 1.21%  

2011 Proof American Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 11,962 12,100 138 1.15%  

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 26,569 26,831 262 0.99% 26,831 of
27,000
2011-P Gettysburg National Park 16,937 17,145 208 1.23% 17,145 of
35,000
2011-P Glacier National Park 14,229 14,407 178 1.25% 14,407 of
35,000
2011-P Olympic National Park 10,935 11,260 325 2.97% 11,260 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) 3,678 3,696 18 0.49% 6,400
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,690 2,704 14 0.52%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,815 3,833 18 0.47% 6,313 of 15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,470 2,480 10 0.40%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 2,882 2,920 38 1.32% 4,787 of 15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 1,845 1,867 22 1.19%
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 2,128 2,237 109 5.12% 3,590 of 15,000
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 1,274 1,353 79 6.20%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 138,704 139,672 968 0.70%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 279,964 280,687 723 0.26%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 542,448 544,230 1,782 0.33%  
2011 Proof Set 1,050,111 1,052,912 2,801 0.27%  
2010 Proof Set 1,103,950 1,103,950 0 0.00%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 134,766 135,195 429 0.32%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 276,335 276,335 0 0.00%  
2010 Silver Proof Set 585,414 585,414 0 0.00%  
2010 Presidential $1 Proof Set 535,463 535,463 0 0.00%  
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 274,003 274,003 0 0.00%  

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 509,535 511,074 1,539 0.30%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 583,912 583,912 0 0.00%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 61,376 61,706 330 0.54%  
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 9,879 9,893 14 0.14%  
Jane Pierce 7,743 7,753 10 0.13%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,414 7,429 15 0.20%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 14,049 14,082 33 0.23%  
Eliza Johnson 5,748 5,787 39 0.68%  
Julia Grant 5,750 5,795 45 0.78%  
Lucy Hayes 4,304 4,378 74 1.72%  
Lucretia Garfield 2,341 2,614 273 11.66%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
William Henry Harrison 29,873 29,889 16 0.05%  
John Tyler 26,611 26,621 10 0.04%  
James K. Polk 24,836 24,847 11 0.04%  
Zachary Taylor 23,810 23,822 12 0.05%  
Millard Fillmore 22,658 22,671 13 0.06%  
Franklin Pierce 21,035 21,048 13 0.06%  
James Buchanan 19,737 19,752 15 0.08%  
Abraham Lincoln 32,693 32,741 48 0.15%  
Andrew Johnson 17,940 17,975 35 0.20%  
Ulysses S. Grant 17,810 17,857 47 0.26%  
Rutherford B. Hayes 15,553 15,631 78 0.50%  
James Garfield 13,843 14,167 324 2.34%  

James A. Garfield $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 23,929 24,159 230 0.96% 47,336
25-coin roll set (D) 22,948 23,177 229 1.00%

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 26,826 26,923 97 0.36% 52,810
25-coin roll set (D) 25,803 25,887 84 0.33%

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 29,929 29,992 63 0.21% 58,843
25-coin roll set (D) 28,780 28,851 71 0.25%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 31,811 31,857 46 0.14% 62,214
25-coin roll set (D) 30,310 30,357 47 0.16%

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) 21,603 21,695 92 0.43% 43,119
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 21,344 21,424 80 0.37%
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) 9,001 9,047 46 0.51%  
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 24,422 24,502 80 0.33%  
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 31,082 31,258 176 0.57%  
2010 Issue 32,610 32,674 64 0.20%  

Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
2011 Issue 14,194 14,407 213 1.50%  
2010 Issue 24,525 24,525 0 0.00%  

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
Chickasaw Quarter Set 11,198 11,398 200 1.79%  
Vicksburg Quarter Set 13,907 13,996 89 0.64%  
Olympic Quarter Set 13,995 14,054 59 0.42%  
Glacier Quarter Set 15,041 15,095 54 0.36%  
Gettysburg Quarter Set 17,597 17,664 67 0.38%  
Mount Hood Quarter Set 15,039 15,067 28 0.19%  
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 17,417 17,442 25 0.14%  
Yosemite Quarter Set 17,878 17,910 32 0.18%  
Yellowstone Quarter Set 20,275 20,314 39 0.19%  
Hot Springs Quarter Set 19,908 19,930 22 0.11%  

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,704 2,727 23 0.85% 5,370
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,615 2,643 28 1.07%
Two-Roll Set 21,198 21,381 183 0.86% 21,381

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,039 3,044 5 0.16% 6,012
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,964 2,968 4 0.13%
Two-Roll Set 24,307 24,389 82 0.34% 24,389

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,423 3,425 2 0.06% 6,753
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,326 3,328 2 0.06%
Two-Roll Set 25,613 25,671 58 0.23% 25,671

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,664 3,667 3 0.08% 7,488
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,818 3,821 3 0.08%
Two-Roll Set 27,598 27,646 48 0.17% 27,646

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,744 4,760 16 0.34% 9,346
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,580 4,586 6 0.13%
Two-Roll Set 32,905 32,963 58 0.18% 32,963

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 179,840 179,918 78 0.04%  

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of January 9, 2012. Visit the United States Mint website at http://www.usmint.gov/ for more information on any of the above products.

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george glazener January 12, 2012 at 8:20 am

Mt Hood 5 oz no longer for sale on US MINT website…

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