US Mint Sales: American Eagles Improve, Infantry Dollars Lead Numismatic Coins

by Mike Unser on February 23, 2012 · 0 comments

American Gold and Platinum Eagle Coins

Sales of U.S. Mint American Eagles improved for the gold, platinum and silver issues.

New U.S. Mint sales figures show that buying activity picked up slightly last week for the bureau’s numismatic coins. Sales were no doubt supported by the introduction of the commemorative 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars yet kept in check by the extended U.S. holiday weekend. While Infantry dollars stood out, bullion and collectible coins in the form of American Eagles were among the weekly overachievers.

Collectors purchased a combined total of 54,675 Infantry dollars in proof and uncirculated qualities during their 5-day opening sales period from Thursday to Monday. That compares to the first 3-day sales of 35,502 for last year’s Medal of Honor Silver Dollars and the 7-day start of 67,593 for the 2011 U.S. Army Silver Dollars. For a more detailed recap, read the recent CoinNews.net article discussing the Infantry dollars debut sales.

The Infantry dollars did lead all U.S. Mint numismatic coin sales, as highlighted in the following list:

U.S. Mint Top Numismatic Products of the Week

  1. Proof Infantry Dollars (+26,262)
  2. Infantry Silver Dollar Defenders of Freedom Set (+16,222)
  3. Uncirculated Infantry Dollars (+12,191)
  4. 2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle (+3,518 to 268,640)
  5. 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (+3,101 to 81,370)
  6. 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (+3,045 to 66,006)
  7. 2011-P Chickasaw 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin (+2,078 to 10,736)
  8. 2012 El Yunque Quarters Two-Roll Set (+1,054 to 10,736)
  9. El Yunque Quarter Three-Coin Set (+969 to 12,360)
  10. 2011 Proof Set (+957 to 1,064,245)

Overall, 41 products improved over prior weekly sales as compared to the 32 out-performers noted previously.

American Eagles Improve

Numismatic versions of American Eagles shined last week and the companion bullion issues more recently. Each of the proofs boasted higher weekly sales. Platinum American Eagles rose 87 versus 52 and Gold American Eagles advanced 403 as a group over 308.

Bullion Gold American Eagles rose modestly, up 5,000 against the prior 7-day level of 4,500. After an atrocious gain of 65,000 for the bullion Silver American Eagles, the coins shot up 515,000 thanks in large part to advances of 115,000 on Tuesday and 300,000 on Wednesday.

US Mint Sales: Bullion Coins

Specific totals for each of the U.S. Mint’s bullion coins follow.

  Prior Increase Latest Increase Sales Totals*
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 2,500 1,000 17,000
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 4,500 5,000 95,000
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 0 0 49,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 0 0 40,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 0 0 85,000
Silver American Eagles 65,000 515,000 7,357,000
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 0 0 37,300
Chickasaw 5 oz Silver Coin 0 0 28,100

 

*The as of date for US Mint sales of 1-ounce and under bullion coins is Wednesday, February 22, 2012. These totals are for this year alone. (Check the US coin price guide for always updated sales figures.) The as of date for the 5-ounce bullion coins remains Friday, January 27, 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






2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars

  Old

Sales
Latest

Sales
Gain/

Loss
%

Increase
Mintage
Proof   26,262 26,262   54,675 of 350,000
Uncirculated   12,191 12,191  
Defenders of Freedom Set   16,222 16,222  

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 265,122 268,640 3,518 1.33%

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 7,721 7,855 134 1.74% 15,000
1/4 oz 10,381 10,381 0 0.00% Sold Out
1/10 oz 21,898 22,121 223 1.02% 30,000
4-Coin Set 17,651 17,697 46 0.26% 40,000

2011 Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 8,822 8,822 0 0.00% Sold Out

2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 24,518 24,699 181 0.74%  

2011 Proof Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 13,400 13,487 87 0.65%  

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 19,587 19,912 325 1.66% 19,912 of
35,000
2011-P Glacier National Park Silver Coin 16,558 16,820 262 1.58% 16,820 of
35,000
2011-P Olympic National Park Silver Coin 14,086 14,406 320 2.27% 14,406 of
35,000
2011-P Vicksburg National Park Silver Coin 13,404 13,914 510 3.80% 13,914 of
35,000
2011-P Chickasaw National Park Silver Coin 8,658 10,736 2,078 24.00% 10,736 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) 3,752 3,762 10 0.27% 6,530
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,753 2,768 15 0.54%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,898 3,908 10 0.26% 6,431 of 15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,517 2,523 6 0.24%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 3,055 3,064 9 0.29% 5,013 of 15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 1,947 1,949 2 0.10%
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 2,431 2,458 27 1.11% 3,973 of 15,000
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 1,506 1,515 9 0.60%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 62,961 66,006 3,045 4.84%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 78,269 81,370 3,101 3.96%
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 143,223 143,713 490 0.34%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 283,928 284,418 490 0.17%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 550,426 551,252 826 0.15%  
2011 Proof Set 1,063,288 1,064,245 957 0.09%  
2010 Proof Set 1,103,950 1,103,950 0 0.00%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 138,409 138,753 344 0.25%  
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 515,782 516,536 754 0.15%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 583,912 583,912 0 0.00%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 63,135 63,419 284 0.45%  
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 9,948 9,951 3 0.03%  
Jane Pierce 7,809 7,812 3 0.04%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,498 7,508 10 0.13%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 14,240 14,289 49 0.34%  
Eliza Johnson 5,893 5,919 26 0.44%  
Julia Grant 5,992 6,035 43 0.72%  
Lucy Hayes 4,633 4,692 59 1.27%  
Lucretia Garfield 3,453 3,606 153 4.43%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 29,941 29,953 12 0.04%  
John Tyler 26,669 26,680 11 0.04%  
James K. Polk 24,913 24,921 8 0.03%  
Zachary Taylor 23,873 23,883 10 0.04%  
Millard Fillmore 22,707 22,716 9 0.04%  
Franklin Pierce 21,087 21,096 9 0.04%  
James Buchanan 19,811 19,824 13 0.07%  
Abraham Lincoln 33,000 33,058 58 0.18%  
Andrew Johnson 18,086 18,108 22 0.12%  
Ulysses S. Grant 18,031 18,079 48 0.27%  
Rutherford B. Hayes 15,876 15,935 59 0.37%  
James Garfield 14,287 14,432 145 1.01%  

James A. Garfield $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 25,139 25,298 159 0.63% 49,457
25-coin roll set (D) 24,007 24,159 152 0.63%

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 27,298 27,366 68 0.25% 53,655
25-coin roll set (D) 26,219 26,289 70 0.27%

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 30,288 30,357 69 0.23% 59,508
25-coin roll set (D) 29,096 29,151 55 0.19%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 32,069 32,102 33 0.10% 62,642
25-coin roll set (D) 30,490 30,540 50 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) 22,138 22,254 116 0.52% 44,197
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 21,865 21,943 78 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) 9,434 9,455 21 0.22%  
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 25,164 25,294 130 0.52%  
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 31,838 31,899 61 0.19%
2010 Issue 33,139 33,201 62 0.19%

Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011 Issue 16,342 16,656 314 1.92%
2010 Issue 25,289 25,379 90 0.36%

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
El Yunque Quarter Set 11,391 12,360 969 8.51%
Chickasaw Quarter Set 12,366 12,580 214 1.73%
Vicksburg Quarter Set 14,404 14,519 115 0.80%
Olympic Quarter Set 14,362 14,453 91 0.63%
Glacier Quarter Set 15,386 15,471 85 0.55%
Gettysburg Quarter Set 17,992 18,082 90 0.50%
Mount Hood Quarter Set 15,251 15,295 44 0.29%
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 17,655 17,703 48 0.27%
Yosemite Quarter Set 18,088 18,136 48 0.27%
Yellowstone Quarter Set 20,494 20,548 54 0.26%
Hot Springs Quarter Set 20,107 20,147 40 0.20%

El Yunque National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,528 2,755 227 8.98% 5,427
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,447 2,672 225 9.19%
Two-Roll Set 17,084 18,138 1,054 6.17% 18,138

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,828 2,843 15 0.53% 5,593
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,737 2,750 13 0.47%
Two-Roll Set 22,201 22,342 141 0.64% 22,342

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,096 3,107 11 0.36% 6,125
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,012 3,018 6 0.20%
Two-Roll Set 24,836 24,905 69 0.28% 24,905

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,464 3,473 9 0.26% 6,847
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,368 3,374 6 0.18%
Two-Roll Set 25,974 26,017 43 0.17% 26,017

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,701 3,710 9 0.24% 7,578
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,858 3,868 10 0.26%
Two-Roll Set 27,894 27,931 37 0.13% 27,931

Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 4,787 4,787 0 0.00% 9,396
100-Coin Bag (D) 4,609 4,609 0 0.00%
Two-Roll Set 33,136 33,136 0 0.00% 33,136

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 180,533 180,679 146 0.08%  

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of February 20, 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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