US Mint Sales: Proof Platinum Eagle Improves Despite Higher Price

by Mike Unser on January 26, 2012 · 1 comment

2011 Proof American Platinum Eagle

The 2011-W Proof Platinum Eagle had its best weekly sales showing since early November

Throw out the debuting 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set from the latest United States Mint weekly sales figures and there are only a few interesting items of note left.

Numismatic (and bullion) product sales are significantly slower in this round. Specifically, 29 U.S. Mint products improved over their prior weekly sales versus the 48 out-performers noted in the previous sales report. Two-dozen of the overachievers were lower priced products. In the $50+ category of mint offerings, only a handful of week-over-week gains were realized. Those included the 2011-W Proof Platinum Eagle and four First Spouse Gold Coins.

Collectors may have foreseen last week’s Platinum Eagle price hike and swooped in to buy before the $100 increase. Sales reached 12,920, advancing 449 versus the previous 371. The weekly amount was the highest for the 99.95% fine platinum coin since the first week in November when 454 were claimed. Around noon last Wednesday, the proof Platinum Eagle price was raised to $1,792.00.

Although four of the eight First Spouse Gold Coins registered better weekly sales, the entire series saw less interest with combined sales of 185 coins compared to the prior 229.

Opening demand for this year’s America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set retreated from previous years. Collectors ordered 50,744 against the debuts of 53,944 for last year’s set and 75,558 for the inaugural set of 2010. For a more detailed analysis of the series, read Wednesday’s CoinNews.net article on 2010-2012 ATB quarter proof set sales. This year’s issue did rank #1 in the weekly best-sellers list.

U.S. Mint Top Numismatic Products of the Week

  1. 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (+50,774)
  2. 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (+8,048 to 69,229)
  3. 2011 Silver Proof Set (+3,084 to 547,314)*
  4. 2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle (+3,062 to 241,302)
  5. 2011 Proof Set (+1,952 to 1,058,377)
  6. 2011-P Vicksburg 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin (+1,752 to 9,613)
  7. 2011 Mint Set (+1,051 to 513,471)
  8. 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (+818 to 136,904)
  9. 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (+553 to 141,165)
  10. 2011-P Olympic National Park 5 Oz. Silver Coin (+467 to 12,405)
  11. 2011-W Proof Platinum Eagle (+449 to 12,920)

*The United States Mint did not report updated sales for the 2011 Silver Proof Set in the previous sales report. The 3,084 increase is actually two weeks’ worth of gains.

US Mint Sales: Bullion Coins

In United States Mint bullion coins, only the one ounce American Gold Eagle managed to match its previous weekly pick-up. Demand was significantly lower for the Mint’s remaining bullion products. 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 2,000 1,000 10,500
American Gold Eagles 1 oz 8,500 8,500 76,000
American Gold Eagles 1/2 oz 29,000 0 46,000
American Gold Eagles 1/4 oz 2,000 0 32,000
American Gold Eagles 1/10 oz 0 0 75,000
American Silver Eagle 915,000 375,000 5,547,000
Gettysburg 5 oz Silver Coin Sold Out 126,700
Glacier 5 oz Silver Coin Sold Out 126,700
Olympic 5 oz Silver Coin 0 0 84,600
Vicksburg 5 oz Silver Coin 2,000 0 36,300
Chickasaw 5 oz Silver Coin 500 0 27,400

*The as of date for US Mint sales of 1-ounce and under bullion coins is Wednesday, January 26, 2012. These totals are for this year alone. The as of date for the 5-ounce bullion coins remains more than one-week old with a date of 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 238,240 241,302 3,062 1.29%

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 7,409 7,445 36 0.49% 15,000
1/4 oz 10,381 10,381 0 0.00% 16,000
1/10 oz 20,499 20,688 189 0.92% 30,000
4-Coin Set 17,279 17,363 84 0.49% 40,000

2011 Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 8,810 8,822 12 0.14%  

2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 23,656 23,856 200 0.85%  

2011 Proof Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 12,471 12,920 449 3.60%  

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 26,928 26,928 0 0.00% 26,928 of
27,000
2011-P Gettysburg National Park Silver Coin 17,579 17,952 373 2.12% 17,952 of
35,000
2011-P Glacier National Park Silver Coin 14,808 15,147 339 2.29% 15,147 of
35,000
2011-P Olympic National Park Silver Coin 11,938 12,405 467 3.91% 12,405 of
35,000
2011-P Vicksburg National Park Silver Coin 7,861 9,613 1,752 22.29% 9,613 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) 3,711 3,727 16 0.43% 6,460
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,729 2,733 4 0.15%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,844 3,863 19 0.49% 6,358 of 15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,483 2,495 12 0.48%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 2,959 2,988 29 0.98% 4,906 of 15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 1,900 1,918 18 0.95%
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 2,267 2,341 74 3.26% 3,780 of 15,000
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 1,426 1,439 13 0.91%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set   50,774 50,774  
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 61,181 69,229 8,048 13.15%
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 140,612 141,165 553 0.39%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 281,594 282,039 445 0.16%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 544,230 547,314 3,084 0.57%  
2011 Proof Set 1,056,425 1,058,377 1,952 0.18%  
2010 Proof Set 1,103,950 1,103,950 0 0.00%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 136,086 136,904 818 0.60%  
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 512,420 513,471 1,051 0.21%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 583,912 583,912 0 0.00%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 62,050 62,393 343 0.55%  
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 9,896 9,906 10 0.10%  
Jane Pierce 7,760 7,771 11 0.14%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,434 7,455 21 0.28%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 14,103 14,134 31 0.22%  
Eliza Johnson 5,825 5,846 21 0.36%  
Julia Grant 5,858 5,890 32 0.55%  
Lucy Hayes 4,468 4,517 49 1.10%  
Lucretia Garfield 2,950 3,138 188 6.37%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 29,899 29,911 12 0.04%  
John Tyler 26,630 26,639 9 0.03%  
James K. Polk 24,858 24,868 10 0.04%  
Zachary Taylor 23,833 23,847 14 0.06%  
Millard Fillmore 22,678 22,686 8 0.04%  
Franklin Pierce 21,054 21,063 9 0.04%  
James Buchanan 19,761 19,774 13 0.07%  
Abraham Lincoln 32,795 32,854 59 0.18%  
Andrew Johnson 18,005 18,022 17 0.09%  
Ulysses S. Grant 17,897 17,933 36 0.20%  
Rutherford B. Hayes 15,697 15,748 51 0.32%  
James Garfield 14,482 14,669 187 1.29%  

James A. Garfield $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 24,394 24,600 206 0.84% 48,167
25-coin roll set (D) 23,379 23,567 188 0.80%

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 27,022 27,103 81 0.30% 53,144
25-coin roll set (D) 25,976 26,041 65 0.25%

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 30,063 30,123 60 0.20% 59,101
25-coin roll set (D) 28,921 28,978 57 0.20%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 31,897 31,943 46 0.14% 62,367
25-coin roll set (D) 30,395 30,424 29 0.10%

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) 21,812 21,902 90 0.41% 43,506
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 21,527 21,604 77 0.36%
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) 9,092 9,139 47 0.52%  
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 24,662 24,748 86 0.35%  
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 31,422 31,530 108 0.34%
2010 Issue 32,790 32,885 95 0.29%

Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011 Issue 14,861 15,253 392 2.64%
2010 Issue 24,525 24,903 378 1.54%

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Chickasaw Quarter Set 11,618 11,871 253 2.18%
Vicksburg Quarter Set 14,090 14,180 90 0.64%
Olympic Quarter Set 14,146 14,198 52 0.37%
Glacier Quarter Set 15,175 15,223 48 0.32%
Gettysburg Quarter Set 17,732 17,786 54 0.30%
Mount Hood Quarter Set 15,099 15,126 27 0.18%
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 17,485 17,522 37 0.21%
Yosemite Quarter Set 17,950 17,978 28 0.16%
Yellowstone Quarter Set 20,355 20,381 26 0.13%
Hot Springs Quarter Set 19,966 19,997 31 0.16%

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,748 2,774 26 0.95% 5,464
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,662 2,690 28 1.05%
Two-Roll Set 21,591 21,754 163 0.75% 21,754

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,047 3,060 13 0.43% 6,039
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,967 2,979 12 0.40%
Two-Roll Set 24,499 24,575 76 0.31% 24,575

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,428 3,439 11 0.32% 6,780
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,332 3,341 9 0.27%
Two-Roll Set 25,737 25,793 56 0.22% 25,793

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,670 3,680 10 0.27% 7,515
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,824 3,835 11 0.29%
Two-Roll Set 27,707 27,755 48 0.17% 27,755

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,762 4,770 8 0.17% 9,365
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,589 4,595 6 0.13%
Two-Roll Set 33,020 33,071 51 0.15% 33,071

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 180,027 180,158 131 0.07%  

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of January 23, 2012. Visit the CoinNews.net page US Coins or the United States Mint website at http://www.usmint.gov/ for more information on any of the above products.

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Jim January 27, 2012 at 11:35 am

Any Idea / Info on the release of the 2012 5 Oz ATBs ?

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