US Mint Sales: Birth Sets, Buffalo Gold Debuts Fail to Ignite Overall Interest

by Mike Unser on March 21, 2012 · 0 comments

2012 Birth Set

5,670 Birth Sets were purchased from the U.S. Mint during the first few days of its sales

Two new products debuted on the U.S. Mint’s lineup last week but they failed to spark any significant buying across other offerings according to the latest sales stats from the bureau. 24 numismatic products outperformed their previous weekly sales as compared to the 48 noted in the prior sales report.

As one of the Mint’s debuting products was composed of more expensive gold and the other designed singularly for newborns, it makes sense that overall sales were weaker compared to the previous week when the Star-Spangled Banner commemorative coins made their first sales appearance.

2012 Birth Sets with their newborn baby theme and five proof coins debuted with seven-day sales of 5,670. That placed it in the third spot for top U.S. Mint numismatic sellers.

2012-W $50 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coins opened with sales of 4,110 in five days, marking the slowest start for the one-ounce, 24 karat gold coin since the series was introduced in 2006. The level was still high enough to place the coin in position five of the best-sellers.

U.S. Mint Top Numismatic Products of the Week

  1. Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar Proof (+15,597 to 60,076)
  2. Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Proof (+6,563 to 82,017)
  3. 2012 Birth Set (+5,670)
  4. Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar Uncirculated (+5,363 to 24,126)
  5. 2012 Proof Gold Buffalo (+4,110)
  6. 2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle (+3,776 to 277,955)
  7. 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (+3,246 to 93,818)
  8. Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Defenders of Freedom Set (+3,026 to 43,446)
  9. Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Uncirculated (+2,402 to 35,590)
  10. 2011 Proof Set (+1,921 to 1,070,222)

2012 commemorative coins remain interesting to collectors, although the buying intensity has finally lessened for Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars after several solid weekly performances. Their latest sales went up 11,991 as a group as compared to the previous 33,148. The Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Defenders of Freedom Set is currently at 43,446, or 86.9%, of the authorized 50,000 limit. The introductory pricing period for the Infantry commemorative dollars expired on Monday, which will shape further demand to some, albeit small, degree. While the Defenders of Freedom Set remains at $51.95, the silver dollars each went up $5 — $54.95 for the proof and $49.95 for the uncirculated.

US Mint Sales: Bullion Coins

U.S. Mint bullion products were hotter across the board, supported by generally weaker gold and silver prices which introduced a touch of bargain buying. 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 5,000 6,500 39,000
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 12,000 12,000 137,000
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 20,000 115,000
Silver American Eagles 370,000 797,000 9,459,000
Gettysburg 5 oz Silver Coin Sold Out 126,700
Glacier 5 oz Silver Coin Sold Out 126,700
Olympic 5 oz Silver Coin 300 300 84,900
Vicksburg 5 oz Silver Coin 300 300 38,100
Chickasaw 5 oz Silver Coin 300 300 28,700

 

*The as of date for US Mint sales of 1-ounce and under bullion coins is Tuesday, March 20, 2012. These totals are for this year alone. (Check the 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 3,649 546 17.60% 100,000 gold; 500,000 silver
$5 Gold Uncirculated 2,355 2,750 395 16.77%
$1 Silver Proof 44,479 60,076 15,597 35.07%
$1 Silver Uncirculated 18,763 24,126 5,363 28.58%
Proof Two-Coin Set 6,164 7,054 890 14.44%

2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars

  Old

Sales
Latest

Sales
Gain/

Loss
%

Increase
Mintage
Proof 75,454 82,017 6,563 8.70% 161,053 of 350,000
Uncirculated 33,188 35,590 2,402 7.24%
Defenders of Freedom Set 40,420 43,446 3,026 7.49%

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 274,179 277,955 3,776 1.38%

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 23,084 23,297 213 0.92% 30,000
4-Coin Set 17,878 17,927 49 0.27% 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

American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
2012   4,110 4,110    
2011 25,802 25,802 0 0.00%  

2011 Proof Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 13,922 13,937 15 0.11%  

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 20,436 20,619 183 0.90% 20,619 of
35,000
2011-P Glacier National Park Silver Coin 17,273 17,435 162 0.94% 17,435 of
35,000
2011-P Olympic National Park Silver Coin 14,932 15,083 151 1.01% 15,083 of
35,000
2011-P Vicksburg National Park Silver Coin 14,612 14,826 214 1.46% 14,826 of
35,000
2011-P Chickasaw National Park Silver Coin 12,371 12,653 282 2.28% 12,653 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) 3,803 3,807 4 0.11% 6,652
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,843 2,845 2 0.07%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,955 3,964 9 0.23% 6,539 of 15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,565 2,575 10 0.39%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 3,100 3,110 10 0.32% 5,114 of 15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 1,993 2,004 11 0.55%
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 2,573 2,590 17 0.66% 4,223 of 15,000
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 1,617 1,633 16 0.99%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2012 Birth Set   5,670 5,670  
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 72,990 74,861 1,871 2.56%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 90,572 93,818 3,246 3.58%
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 145,092 145,325 233 0.16%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 286,031 286,399 368 0.13%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 554,875 555,618 743 0.13%  
2011 Proof Set 1,068,301 1,070,222 1,921 0.18%  
2010 Proof Set 1,103,950 1,103,950 0 0.00%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 139,898 140,204 306 0.22%  
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 518,410 518,962 552 0.11%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 583,912 583,912 0 0.00%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 64,139 64,287 148 0.23%  
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 9,991 9,995 4 0.04%  
Jane Pierce 7,854 7,858 4 0.05%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,553 7,556 3 0.04%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 14,431 14,461 30 0.21%  
Eliza Johnson 5,980 5,990 10 0.17%  
Julia Grant 6,112 6,124 12 0.20%  
Lucy Hayes 4,792 4,810 18 0.38%  
Lucretia Garfield 3,850 3,902 52 1.35%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 30,004 30,009 5 0.02%  
John Tyler 26,723 26,727 4 0.01%  
James K. Polk 24,966 24,971 5 0.02%  
Zachary Taylor 23,923 23,931 8 0.03%  
Millard Fillmore 22,765 22,774 9 0.04%  
Franklin Pierce 21,154 21,167 13 0.06%  
James Buchanan 19,881 19,896 15 0.08%  
Abraham Lincoln 33,265 33,299 34 0.10%  
Andrew Johnson 18,196 18,207 11 0.06%  
Ulysses S. Grant 18,194 18,217 23 0.13%  
Rutherford B. Hayes 16,095 16,128 33 0.21%  
James Garfield 14,758 14,819 61 0.41%  

James A. Garfield $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 25,809 25,974 165 0.64% 50,617
25-coin roll set (D) 24,540 24,643 103 0.42%

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 27,559 27,675 116 0.42% 54,239
25-coin roll set (D) 26,460 26,564 104 0.39%

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 30,542 30,585 43 0.14% 59,946
25-coin roll set (D) 29,317 29,361 44 0.15%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 32,234 32,309 75 0.23% 62,996
25-coin roll set (D) 30,658 30,687 29 0.09%

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) 22,628 22,701 73 0.32% 45,144
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 22,327 22,443 116 0.52%
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) 26,035 26,170 135 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 32,179 32,237 58 0.18%
2010 Issue 33,470 33,537 67 0.20%

Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011 Issue 17,590 17,772 182 1.03%
2010 Issue 25,701 25,788 87 0.34%

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
El Yunque Quarter Set 13,675 14,170 495 3.62%
Chickasaw Quarter Set 12,857 12,932 75 0.58%
Vicksburg Quarter Set 14,670 14,722 52 0.35%
Olympic Quarter Set 14,585 14,625 40 0.27%
Glacier Quarter Set 15,603 15,640 37 0.24%
Gettysburg Quarter Set 18,228 18,287 59 0.32%
Mount Hood Quarter Set 15,393 15,425 32 0.21%
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 17,799 17,838 39 0.22%
Yosemite Quarter Set 18,232 18,263 31 0.17%
Yellowstone Quarter Set 20,639 20,668 29 0.14%
Hot Springs Quarter Set 20,226 20,256 30 0.15%

El Yunque National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,964 3,049 85 2.87% 5,984
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,865 2,935 70 2.44%
Two-Roll Set 19,317 19,703 386 2.00% 19,703

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,885 2,895 10 0.35% 5,700
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,794 2,805 11 0.39%
Two-Roll Set 22,667 22,750 83 0.37% 22,750

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,140 3,149 9 0.29% 6,209
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,050 3,060 10 0.33%
Two-Roll Set 25,076 25,163 87 0.35% 25,163

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,496 3,499 3 0.09% 6,896
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,393 3,397 4 0.12%
Two-Roll Set 26,138 26,174 36 0.14% 26,174

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,729 3,731 2 0.05% 7,619
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,884 3,888 4 0.10%
Two-Roll Set 28,042 28,077 35 0.12% 28,077

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 181,024 181,126 102 0.06%  

*NLA – No Longer Available.

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

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment