US Mint Sales: 102,000+ Silver Dollar Commemorative Coins Sold in Week

by Mike Unser on March 14, 2012 · 4 comments

2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins and Two-Coin Proof Set

Sales of commemorative coins have led other U.S. Mint products

Commemorative coins of the silver dollar variety have been stealing the U.S. Mint sales limelight since the Infantry Soldier products debuted in mid-February.

With the new Star-Spangled Banner coins now thrown into the mix, the landscape turned more silver’ish, according to the latest U.S. Mint sales figures. In a single week, collectors scooped up 102,554 silver dollars from the Mint’s two commemorative programs. A combined 218,468 have now sold. Split out, totals come to 149,062 Infantry Silver Dollars since they were released on February 16, 2012 and 69,406 Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollars since they launched on March 5, 2012.

Highlighting their desirability versus other U.S. Mint numismatic products, commemoratives have ranked first, second and third in the Mint’s best seller list for a fourth straight sales report. The latest stats have them taking the top six spots, plus position ten.

U.S. Mint Top Numismatic Products of the Week

  1. Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar Proof (+44,479)
  2. Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar Uncirculated (+18,763)
  3. Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Proof (+18,303 to 75,454)
  4. Infantry Silver Dollar Defenders of Freedom Set (+7,658 to 40,420)
  5. Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Uncirculated (+7,187 to 33,188)
  6. Star-Spangled Banner Two-Coin Proof Set (+6,164)
  7. 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (+3,678 to 90,572)
  8. 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (+3,496 to 72,990)
  9. 2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle (+3,192 to 274,179)
  10. Star-Spangled Banner $5 Gold Proof (+3,103)

Approaching a sellout is the Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Defenders of Freedom Set with 40,420, or 80.8%, of the authorized 50,000 taken.

Reduced gold coin prices on Wednesday, March 7, did support improved weekly sales for five of the eight First Spouse Gold Coins, up 153 as a group versus 113. The 2011-W Proof American Gold Buffalo added 572 to 49,374 against 251. Its availability could be down to less than a day with the 2012-W Proof American Gold Buffalo on sale Thursday.

Additionally, all six silver coins which came off suspensions last Tuesday, March 6, enjoyed advancements. The weekly increase for all America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins totaled 1,919 versus their previous combined declination of 50. And the 2011-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle shot-up 3,192 to 274,179 versus the prior drop of 30.

Overall, 48 of the Mint’s numismatic products outperformed their previous weekly sales as compared to the 32 noted in the last sales report.

US Mint Sales: Bullion Coins

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 7,000 5,000 32,500
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 9,500 12,000 125,000
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 5,000 95,000
Silver American Eagles 725,000 370,000 8,662,000
Gettysburg 5 oz Silver Coin Sold Out 126,700
Glacier 5 oz Silver Coin Sold Out 126,700
Olympic 5 oz Silver Coin 0 300 84,900
Vicksburg 5 oz Silver Coin 0 300 38,100
Chickasaw 5 oz Silver Coin 0 300 28,700

 

*The as of date for US Mint sales of 1-ounce and under bullion coins is Tuesday, March 13, 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, March 12, 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 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Gold Proof   3,103 3,103   100,000 gold; 500,000 silver
$5 Gold Uncirculated   2,355 2,355  
$1 Silver Proof   44,479 44,479  
$1 Silver Uncirculated   18,763 18,763  
Proof Two-Coin Set   6,164 6,164  

2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars

  Old

Sales
Latest

Sales
Gain/

Loss
%

Increase
Mintage
Proof 57,151 75,454 18,303 32.03% 149,062 of 350,000
Uncirculated 26,001 33,188 7,187 27.64%
Defenders of Freedom Set 32,762 40,420 7,658 23.37%

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 270,987 274,179 3,192 1.18%

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 13,896 13,922 26 0.19% 30,000
4-Coin Set 8,822 8,822 0 0.00% 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 25,230 25,802 572 2.27%  

2011 Proof Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 13,896 13,922 26 0.19%  

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 20,149 20,436 287 1.42% 20,436 of
35,000
2011-P Glacier National Park Silver Coin 17,057 17,273 216 1.27% 17,273 of
35,000
2011-P Olympic National Park Silver Coin 14,671 14,932 261 1.78% 14,932 of
35,000
2011-P Vicksburg National Park Silver Coin 14,185 14,612 427 3.01% 14,612 of
35,000
2011-P Chickasaw National Park Silver Coin 11,643 12,371 728 6.25% 12,371 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) 3,796 3,803 7 0.18% 6,646
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,833 2,843 10 0.35%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,935 3,955 20 0.51% 6,520 of 15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,559 2,565 6 0.23%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 3,089 3,100 11 0.36% 5,093 of 15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 1,982 1,993 11 0.55%
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 2,527 2,573 46 1.82% 4,190 of 15,000
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 1,575 1,617 42 2.67%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 69,494 72,990 3,496 5.03%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 86,894 90,572 3,678 4.23%
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 144,599 145,092 493 0.34%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 285,354 286,031 677 0.24%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 553,498 554,875 1,377 0.25%  
2011 Proof Set 1,066,566 1,068,301 1,735 0.16%  
2010 Proof Set 1,103,950 1,103,950 0 0.00%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 139,515 139,898 383 0.27%  
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 517,791 518,410 619 0.12%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 583,912 583,912 0 0.00%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 63,923 64,139 216 0.34%  
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 9,982 9,991 9 0.09%  
Jane Pierce 7,843 7,854 11 0.14%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,542 7,553 11 0.15%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 14,388 14,431 43 0.30%  
Eliza Johnson 5,961 5,980 19 0.32%  
Julia Grant 6,089 6,112 23 0.38%  
Lucy Hayes 4,756 4,792 36 0.76%  
Lucretia Garfield 3,778 3,850 72 1.91%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 29,990 30,004 14 0.05%  
John Tyler 26,712 26,723 11 0.04%  
James K. Polk 24,953 24,966 13 0.05%  
Zachary Taylor 23,910 23,923 13 0.05%  
Millard Fillmore 22,749 22,765 16 0.07%  
Franklin Pierce 21,134 21,154 20 0.09%  
James Buchanan 19,862 19,881 19 0.10%  
Abraham Lincoln 33,187 33,265 78 0.24%  
Andrew Johnson 18,173 18,196 23 0.13%  
Ulysses S. Grant 18,159 18,194 35 0.19%  
Rutherford B. Hayes 16,053 16,095 42 0.26%  
James Garfield 14,647 14,758 111 0.76%  

James A. Garfield $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 25,688 25,809 121 0.47% 50,349
25-coin roll set (D) 24,405 24,540 135 0.55%

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 27,587 27,559 -28 -0.10% 54,019
25-coin roll set (D) 26,403 26,460 57 0.22%

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 30,575 30,542 -33 -0.11% 59,859
25-coin roll set (D) 29,245 29,317 72 0.25%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 32,196 32,234 38 0.12% 62,892
25-coin roll set (D) 30,617 30,658 41 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) 22,474 22,628 154 0.69% 44,955
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 22,138 22,327 189 0.85%
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) 25,827 26,035 208 0.81%  
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 32,108 32,179 71 0.22%
2010 Issue 33,383 33,470 87 0.26%

Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011 Issue 17,201 17,590 389 2.26%
2010 Issue 25,547 25,701 154 0.60%

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
El Yunque Quarter Set 13,361 13,675 314 2.35%
Chickasaw Quarter Set 12,768 12,857 89 0.70%
Vicksburg Quarter Set 14,622 14,670 48 0.33%
Olympic Quarter Set 14,546 14,585 39 0.27%
Glacier Quarter Set 15,563 15,603 40 0.26%
Gettysburg Quarter Set 18,172 18,228 56 0.31%
Mount Hood Quarter Set 15,359 15,393 34 0.22%
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 17,770 17,799 29 0.16%
Yosemite Quarter Set 18,204 18,232 28 0.15%
Yellowstone Quarter Set 20,602 20,639 37 0.18%
Hot Springs Quarter Set 20,203 20,226 23 0.11%

El Yunque National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,980 2,964 -16 -0.54% 5,829
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,869 2,865 -4 -0.14%
Two-Roll Set 19,284 19,317 33 0.17% 19,317

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,875 2,885 10 0.35% 5,679
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,785 2,794 9 0.32%
Two-Roll Set 22,565 22,667 102 0.45% 22,667

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,132 3,140 8 0.26% 6,190
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,042 3,050 8 0.26%
Two-Roll Set 25,013 25,076 63 0.25% 25,076

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,491 3,496 5 0.14% 6,889
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,389 3,393 4 0.12%
Two-Roll Set 26,100 26,138 38 0.15% 26,138

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,727 3,729 2 0.05% 7,613
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,881 3,884 3 0.08%
Two-Roll Set 28,010 28,042 32 0.11% 28,042

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 180,909 181,024 115 0.06%  

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of March 12, 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.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

jim March 15, 2012 at 8:11 am

Last year at this time mint sets, proof sets, silver proof sets, presidential proof sets, and the first of 4 presidential $1 had all been announced and available for ordering as well as a schedule of releases for the year. Which of these have we got this year? None. So much for listening to the customer.

I guess our Deputy Director of the Mint is a champion procrastinator, or unable to plan, or unable to manage, or just plain unable.

george glazener March 15, 2012 at 8:21 am

Not to worry. Once I get up there in the Captain’s chair, he’ll be selling hot dogs down in the lobby. And I’m going to force him to give out Presidential Dollars for change..!

Kevin March 20, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Looks like the increased mintage limits on 5 oz silver numismatic coins kind of backfired. Sales are down since the limits were raised from 27,000 per to 35,000. Now they’ve taken off all household purchase limits with the latest 5 oz Chickasaw coin.

george glazener March 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Yep, you’re right. But I think it also has to do with the subjects. For example, let’s face it, Chickasaw NP is not as well known or appreciated (rightly or wrongly) by most Americans compared to the “biggies” like Grand Canyon or Yellowstone. It’s too bad, but I think as the series progresses, they’re going to have a lot of poor sellers just b/c a lot of the places won’t have much name recognition. Who’s ever heard of Ft. Moultrie outside of this immediate area?

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