US Mint Sales: Demand Jumps for Bullion Coins, Infantry Commemorative Products

by Mike Unser on March 7, 2012 · 1 comment

Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Defenders of Freedom Set

73.4% of the Defenders of Freedom Sets have sold

In a rarity, demand climbed sharply for all 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar commemorative products during their second full week of availability, the latest U.S. Mint sales figures revealed.

New commemorative coins typically sprint out of the sales gate following their release and then begin to slow at a sustained rate. Infantry Silver Dollars were following that pattern until last week when buyers grabbed 36,685 as compared to the previous week’s 24,554.

And for a third straight sales report, Infantry commemorative products ranked first, second and third in the Mint’s best numismatic seller list.

U.S. Mint Top Numismatic Products of the Week

  1. Proof Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars (+19,338 to 57,151)
  2. Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Defenders of Freedom Set (+9,356 to 32,762)
  3. Uncirculated Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars (+7,991 to 26,001)
  4. 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (+2,799 to 86,894)
  5. 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (+1,956 to 69,494)
  6. 2011 Proof Set (+1,342 to 1,066,566)
  7. 2011 Silver Proof Set (+1,072 to 553,498)
  8. 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (+626 to 144,599)
  9. 2011 Mint Set (+621 to 517,791)
  10. 2012 El Yunque Quarters Two-Roll Set (+490 to 19,284)

It would appear that the Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Defenders of Freedom Sets are moving toward a sell out as 73.4% of the authorized 50,000 have been taken in just over two weeks.

Supporting Infantry commemorative products was a U.S. Mint mailed marketing brochure promoting them and the inability to order other silver-related coins. Volatile silver prices resulted in six silver coin suspensions on February 23. The coins were unavailable until yesterday when the Mint returned them at the same prices.

Aside from any factors, there is clearly a strong desire by many to own the Infantry Soldier Dollars. They are certainly selling quicker than last year’s commemoratives, and their performance bodes well for the newly released 2012 Star-Spangled Banner commemorative products which have received a good amount of national media attention these past two days.

In other stats, the unavailable silver products and recently raised coin prices proved a burden for overall U.S. Mint sales, as just 32 products outperformed their prior weekly sales versus the 45 noted in the previous sales report.

Additionally, each of the suspended silver coins — the 2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle and the five 2011 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins — showed up with slightly lower sales totals this week, likely the result of customer returns.

US Mint Sales: Bullion Coins

Demand also increased for bullion coins during the first six days of the month. In the most notable categories:

  • March sales of American Buffalo Gold bullion coins are at 7,000, matching the entire February total
  • One ounce American Eagle Gold bullion coins have already reached 8,500 this month which is 43% of last month’s total
  • American Silver Eagle bullion coins have marked seven-straight daily gains with sales this month near 700,000, or 47% of last month’s total

The following table offers the latest sales figures for U.S. Mint bullion products:

  Prior Increase Latest Increase Sales Totals*
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 3,500 7,000 27,500
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 8,500 9,500 113,000
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 5,000 0 90,000
Silver American Eagles 210,000 725,000 8,292,000
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 300 0 28,400

 

*The as of date for US Mint sales of 1-ounce and under bullion coins is Tuesday, March 6, 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 is Monday, February 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 clad, gold and silver products:

US Mint Sales: Numismatic Products


2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars

  Old

Sales
Latest

Sales
Gain/

Loss
%

Increase
Mintage
Proof 37,813 57,151 19,338 51.14% 115,914 of 350,000
Uncirculated 18,010 26,001 7,991 44.37%
Defenders of Freedom Set 23,406 32,762 9,356 39.97%

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 271,017 270,987 -30 -0.01%

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 8,066 8,066 0 0.00% Sold Out
1/4 oz 10,381 10,381 0 0.00% Sold Out
1/10 oz 22,332 22,650 318 1.42% 30,000
4-Coin Set 17,767 17,825 58 0.33% 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 24,979 25,230 251 1.00%  

2011 Proof Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 13,764 13,896 132 0.96%  

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 20,154 20,149 -5 -0.02% 20,149 of
35,000
2011-P Glacier National Park Silver Coin 17,060 17,057 -3 -0.02% 17,057 of
35,000
2011-P Olympic National Park Silver Coin 14,672 14,671 -1 -0.01% 14,671 of
35,000
2011-P Vicksburg National Park Silver Coin 14,190 14,185 -5 -0.04% 14,185 of
35,000
2011-P Chickasaw National Park Silver Coin 11,679 11,643 -36 -0.31% 11,643 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) 3,783 3,796 13 0.34% 6,629
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,820 2,833 13 0.46%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,925 3,935 10 0.25% 6,494 of 15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,543 2,559 16 0.63%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 3,087 3,089 2 0.06% 5,071 of 15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 1,973 1,982 9 0.46%
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 2,503 2,527 24 0.96% 4,102 of 15,000
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 1,549 1,575 26 1.68%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 67,538 69,494 1,956 2.90%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 84,095 86,894 2,799 3.33%
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 143,973 144,599 626 0.43%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 284,886 285,354 468 0.16%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 552,426 553,498 1,072 0.19%  
2011 Proof Set 1,065,224 1,066,566 1,342 0.13%  
2010 Proof Set 1,103,950 1,103,950 0 0.00%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 139,082 139,515 433 0.31%  
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 517,170 517,791 621 0.12%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 583,912 583,912 0 0.00%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 63,666 63,923 257 0.40%  
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 9,970 9,982 12 0.12%  
Jane Pierce 7,830 7,843 13 0.17%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,527 7,542 15 0.20%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 14,352 14,388 36 0.25%  
Eliza Johnson 5,940 5,961 21 0.35%  
Julia Grant 6,061 6,089 28 0.46%  
Lucy Hayes 4,728 4,756 28 0.59%  
Lucretia Garfield 3,704 3,778 74 2.00%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 29,969 29,990 21 0.07%  
John Tyler 26,693 26,712 19 0.07%  
James K. Polk 24,937 24,953 16 0.06%  
Zachary Taylor 23,895 23,910 15 0.06%  
Millard Fillmore 22,734 22,749 15 0.07%  
Franklin Pierce 21,110 21,134 24 0.11%  
James Buchanan 19,835 19,862 27 0.14%  
Abraham Lincoln 33,118 33,187 69 0.21%  
Andrew Johnson 18,155 18,173 18 0.10%  
Ulysses S. Grant 18,133 18,159 26 0.14%  
Rutherford B. Hayes 16,010 16,053 43 0.27%  
James Garfield 14,565 14,647 82 0.56%  

James A. Garfield $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 25,472 25,688 216 0.85% 50,093
25-coin roll set (D) 24,300 24,405 105 0.43%

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 27,440 27,587 147 0.54% 53,990
25-coin roll set (D) 26,363 26,403 40 0.15%

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 30,426 30,575 149 0.49% 59,820
25-coin roll set (D) 29,203 29,245 42 0.14%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 32,157 32,196 39 0.12% 62,813
25-coin roll set (D) 30,583 30,617 34 0.11%

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) 22,357 22,474 117 0.52% 44,612
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 22,022 22,138 116 0.53%
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) 9,455 9,455 0 0.00%  
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 25,654 25,827 173 0.67%  
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 31,998 32,108 110 0.34%
2010 Issue 33,272 33,383 111 0.33%

Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011 Issue 16,931 17,201 270 1.59%
2010 Issue 25,474 25,547 73 0.29%

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
El Yunque Quarter Set 12,906 13,361 455 3.53%
Chickasaw Quarter Set 12,701 12,768 67 0.53%
Vicksburg Quarter Set 14,586 14,622 36 0.25%
Olympic Quarter Set 14,516 14,546 30 0.21%
Glacier Quarter Set 15,527 15,563 36 0.23%
Gettysburg Quarter Set 18,132 18,172 40 0.22%
Mount Hood Quarter Set 15,342 15,359 17 0.11%
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 17,751 17,770 19 0.11%
Yosemite Quarter Set 18,178 18,204 26 0.14%
Yellowstone Quarter Set 20,585 20,602 17 0.08%
Hot Springs Quarter Set 20,185 20,203 18 0.09%

El Yunque National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,864 2,980 116 4.05% 5,849
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,766 2,869 103 3.72%
Two-Roll Set 18,794 19,284 490 2.61% 19,284

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,858 2,875 17 0.59% 5,660
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,767 2,785 18 0.65%
Two-Roll Set 22,458 22,565 107 0.48% 22,565

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,119 3,132 13 0.42% 6,174
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,030 3,042 12 0.40%
Two-Roll Set 24,959 25,013 54 0.22% 25,013

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,483 3,491 8 0.23% 6,880
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,386 3,389 3 0.09%
Two-Roll Set 26,061 26,100 39 0.15% 26,100

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,719 3,727 8 0.22% 7,608
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,878 3,881 3 0.08%
Two-Roll Set 27,973 28,010 37 0.13% 28,010

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 180,776 180,909 133 0.07%  

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of March 5, 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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george glazener March 7, 2012 at 9:47 pm

“It would appear that the Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Defenders of Freedom Sets are moving toward a sell out as 73.4% of the authorized 50,000 have been taken in just over two weeks.”

Better make that 74.7%. I just bought a bunch more of them. Memorial Day is just around the corner…! God Bless all you veterans out there!

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