US Mint Sales: Vicksburg 5 Oz Silver Coin Debuts, Gold Eagles Robust

by Mike Unser on January 19, 2012 · 4 comments

Vicksburg National Military Park 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

The Vicksburg 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin debuted with sales of 7,861

Newly released sales figures show elevated interest in United States Mint products following the entrance of the 2011-P Vicksburg National Military Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin and the 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set. (Jump to the latest Mint sales figures.)

And despite higher prices, American Gold Eagles rallied. Each of the collector coins garnered improved weekly sales, perhaps generated by bullish sentiment toward gold and expectations of rising coin prices. Proof Gold Eagles rose 1,562 across all product options as compared to the previous weekly increase of 991. The uncirculated Gold Eagle climbed 173 against 77 and has since sold out around a level (last reported at 8,810) which would mark the lowest of any American Gold Eagle in history — be it proof, bullion or uncirculated.

Debuting sales for the 2011-P Vicksburg National Military Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin came in at 7,861 from its launch on January 12 through to January 17. Vicksburg’s opening sales total is the lowest in the series to date with the eight previous coins starting quicker.

Factors contributing to slower sales could be the holiday break and competition with another debuting, more popular and less expensive product, the 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set. Its debut sales were 61,181 between January 10 and January 17. The ATB set did seem to attract a few more buyers for other products featuring America the Beautiful Quarters. Three appeared in the Mint’s best-selling list, including the new silver proof set which ranked #1.

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

  1. 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (+61,181)
  2. 2011-P Vicksburg 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin (+7,861)
  3. 2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle (+4,775 to 238,240)
  4. 2011 Proof Set (+3,513 to 1,056,425)
  5. 2011 Mint Set (+1,346 to 512,420)
  6. 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (+940 to 140,612)
  7. 2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set (+907 to 281,594)
  8. 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (+891 to 136,086)
  9. 2011 Proof American Eagle Gold 4-Coin Set (+684 to 17,279)
  10. 2011-P Olympic National Park 5 Oz. Silver Coin (+678 to 11,938)

For numismatic products, 48 improved over their prior weekly sales as compared to the modest 10 out-performers noted previously.

US Mint Sales: Bullion Coins

Demand for bullion Gold Eagles remains high. Sales of the one ounce size have reached 67,500, a monthly amount that has not been seen since September. Rising the most in the last seven days has been the half ounce size with a pick-up of 29,000, bringing its January total to 46,000. The monthly level is the best since December 2009. Combining all Gold Eagles, US Mint authorized purchasers in January have ordered 106,000 ounces which equates to a unit total of 220,500. The ounce total is the highest since August and the unit total the most since June 2010.

Bullion Silver Eagles were pushed over the 5 million monthly mark on Tuesday for only the second time in the series 26-year history. The last occurrence was one year ago when sales reached the monthly record of 6.422 million.

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 5,000 2,000 9,500
American Gold Eagles 1 oz 33,000 8,500 67,500
American Gold Eagles 1/2 oz 8,000 29,000 46,000
American Gold Eagles 1/4 oz 0 2,000 32,000
American Gold Eagles 1/10 oz 0 0 75,000
American Silver Eagle 885,000 915,000 5,172,000
Gettysburg 5 oz Silver Coin Sold Out 126,700
Glacier 5 oz Silver Coin Sold Out 126,700
Olympic 5 oz Silver Coin 500 0 84,600
Vicksburg 5 oz Silver Coin 0 2,000 36,300
Chickasaw 5 oz Silver Coin 0 500 27,400

*The as of date for US Mint sales of 1-ounce and under bullion coins is Wednesday, January 18, 2012. These totals are for this year alone. The as of date for the 5-ounce bullion coins is Tuesday, January 17, 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 233,465 238,240 4,775 2.05%

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 7,082 7,409 327 4.62% 15,000
1/4 oz 10,381 10,381 0 0.00% 16,000
1/10 oz 19,948 20,499 551 2.76% 30,000
4-Coin Set 16,595 17,279 684 4.12% 40,000

2011 Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 8,637 8,810 173 2.00%  

2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 23,402 23,656 254 1.09%  

2011 Proof American Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 12,100 12,471 371 3.07%  

America the Beautiful 5 Oz. Silver Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2010-P Hot Springs National Park Silver Coin 27,000 27,000 Sold Out
2010-P Yellowstone National Park Silver Coin 27,000 27,000 Sold Out
2010-P Yosemite National Park Silver Coin 27,000 27,000 Sold Out
2010-P Grand Canyon National Park Silver Coin 26,019 26,019 Sold Out
2010-P Mount Hood National Park Silver Coin 26,831 26,928 97 0.36% 26,928 of
27,000
2011-P Gettysburg National Park Silver Coin 17,145 17,579 434 2.53% 17,579 of
35,000
2011-P Glacier National Park Silver Coin 14,407 14,808 401 2.78% 14,808 of
35,000
2011-P Olympic National Park Silver Coin 11,260 11,938 678 6.02% 11,938 of
35,000
2011-P Vicksburg National Park Silver Coin   7,861 7,861   7,861 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 NLA 0.00% 10,664
of
20,000
Mary Todd Lincoln Uncirculated (2010) 3,760 3,760 NLA 0.00%
Eliza Johnson Proof (2011) 3,696 3,711 15 0.41% 6,440
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,704 2,729 25 0.92%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,833 3,844 11 0.29% 6,327 of 15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,480 2,483 3 0.12%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 2,920 2,959 39 1.34% 4,859 of 15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 1,867 1,900 33 1.77%
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 2,237 2,267 30 1.34% 3,693 of 15,000
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 1,353 1,426 73 5.40%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set   61,181 61,181  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 139,672 140,612 940 0.67%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 280,687 281,594 907 0.32%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 544,230 544,230 0 0.00%  
2011 Proof Set 1,052,912 1,056,425 3,513 0.33%  
2010 Proof Set 1,103,950 1,103,950 0 0.00%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 135,195 136,086 891 0.66%  
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 511,074 512,420 1,346 0.26%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 583,912 583,912 0 0.00%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 61,706 62,050 344 0.56%  
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 9,893 9,896 3 0.03%  
Jane Pierce 7,753 7,760 7 0.09%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,429 7,434 5 0.07%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 14,082 14,103 21 0.15%  
Eliza Johnson 5,787 5,825 38 0.66%  
Julia Grant 5,795 5,858 63 1.09%  
Lucy Hayes 4,378 4,468 90 2.06%  
Lucretia Garfield 2,614 2,950 336 12.85%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 29,889 29,899 10 0.03%  
John Tyler 26,621 26,630 9 0.03%  
James K. Polk 24,847 24,858 11 0.04%  
Zachary Taylor 23,822 23,833 11 0.05%  
Millard Fillmore 22,671 22,678 7 0.03%  
Franklin Pierce 21,048 21,054 6 0.03%  
James Buchanan 19,752 19,761 9 0.05%  
Abraham Lincoln 32,741 32,795 54 0.16%  
Andrew Johnson 17,975 18,005 30 0.17%  
Ulysses S. Grant 17,857 17,897 40 0.22%  
Rutherford B. Hayes 15,631 15,697 66 0.42%  
James Garfield 14,167 14,482 315 2.22%  

James A. Garfield $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 24,159 24,394 235 0.97% 47,773
25-coin roll set (D) 23,177 23,379 202 0.87%

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 26,923 27,022 99 0.37% 52,998
25-coin roll set (D) 25,887 25,976 89 0.34%

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 29,992 30,063 71 0.24% 58,984
25-coin roll set (D) 28,851 28,921 70 0.24%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 31,857 31,897 40 0.13% 62,292
25-coin roll set (D) 30,357 30,395 38 0.13%

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) 21,695 21,812 117 0.54% 43,339
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 21,424 21,527 103 0.48%
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) 9,047 9,092 45 0.50%  
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 24,502 24,662 160 0.65%  
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 31,258 31,422 164 0.52%
2010 Issue 32,674 32,790 116 0.36%

Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011 Issue 14,407 14,861 454 3.15%
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 11,398 11,618 220 1.93%
Vicksburg Quarter Set 13,996 14,090 94 0.67%
Olympic Quarter Set 14,054 14,146 92 0.65%
Glacier Quarter Set 15,095 15,175 80 0.53%
Gettysburg Quarter Set 17,664 17,732 68 0.38%
Mount Hood Quarter Set 15,067 15,099 32 0.21%
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 17,442 17,485 43 0.25%
Yosemite Quarter Set 17,910 17,950 40 0.22%
Yellowstone Quarter Set 20,314 20,355 41 0.20%
Hot Springs Quarter Set 19,930 19,966 36 0.18%

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,727 2,748 21 0.77% 5,410
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,643 2,662 19 0.72%
Two-Roll Set 21,381 21,591 210 0.98% 21,591

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,044 3,047 3 0.10% 6,014
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,968 2,967 -1 -0.03%
Two-Roll Set 24,389 24,499 110 0.45% 24,499

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,425 3,428 3 0.09% 6,760
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,328 3,332 4 0.12%
Two-Roll Set 25,671 25,737 66 0.26% 25,737

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,667 3,670 3 0.08% 7,494
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,821 3,824 3 0.08%
Two-Roll Set 27,646 27,707 61 0.22% 27,707

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,760 4,762 2 0.04% 9,351
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,586 4,589 3 0.07%
Two-Roll Set 32,963 33,020 57 0.17% 33,020

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 179,918 180,027 109 0.06%  

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of January 17, 2012. Visit the United States Mint website at http://www.usmint.gov/ for more information on any of the above products.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Victor January 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I am literally the very first one to order and get confirmed, for the Vicksburg 5oz Quarter. After two weeks of being scheduled for release, I have now gotten two follow up e-mails, informing me that my order is on backorder. From the initial, exp ship date Jan 23, 2012, it went to Jan 25 and now it’s Jan 30, 2011. I hope I get this one and the 10th one before the 11th one is released.

Victor January 23, 2012 at 11:01 am

Hooray, I just received an e-mail, informing me that the exp ship date is now, Feb 2, 2012.

Victor January 26, 2012 at 9:38 am

Bummer! Now the date has been move to, 1 Exp Ship: 2/06/12 ! Maybe, they’ll combine the two 5oz coins in one shipment.

Victor February 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Yesterday, I finally received my Vicksburg 5oz coin and it had an upgraded delivery to overnight UPS air.

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