US Mint Sales: Coin Buying Slows As Collectors Await New Products

by Mike Unser on March 28, 2012 · 0 comments

2012 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

During its first full week of availability, sales of the 2012 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin increased 1,580 to a total of 5,690

Collectors and investors are taking somewhat of a break in buying numismatic and bullion coins from the United States Mint, the latest sales figures from the bureau show.

The range of overall activity for collector products was down just a bit with 23 outperforming their prior weekly sales versus 24 from before and, more telling, demand for the more popular products declined significantly. First, take a look at the U.S. Mint’s top-ten selling numismatic products:

U.S. Mint Top Numismatic Products of the Week

  1. Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar Proof (+7,237 to 67,313)
  2. Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Proof (+2,823 to 84,840)
  3. Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar Uncirculated (+2,613 to 26,739)
  4. John Tyler Presidential $1 Coin Cover (+2,009 to 28,736)
  5. 2012 Proof Gold Buffalo (+1,580 to 5,690)
  6. 2012 Birth Set (+1,503 to 7,173)
  7. 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (+1,467 to 95,285)
  8. Infantry Silver Dollar Defenders of Freedom Set (+1,466 to 44,912)
  9. 2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle (+1,416 to 279,371)
  10. 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (+1,363 to 76,224)

Now, consider that the five tops sellers above account for unit sales of 16,262. For a perspective in how much sales have slowed, that compares to 37,303 from the top-five performers reported last week and 96,390 from two weeks ago.

A seasonal slower part of the year explains some of the falloff. Even more to the point, there has not been a significant sales driving product issued by the U.S. Mint since the Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins launched on March 5.

Upcoming sales reports should be a bit more interesting. A series of products scheduled for release in April will help lift collectors’ interest. Several new products to look forward to include the first 2012 Presidential dollar, the second 2012 quarter design, and the proof gold and silver 2012 American Eagles.

US Mint Sales: Bullion Coins

As mentioned, U.S. Mint bullion products have been weaker over the last seven days. Silver Eagles did attain a new milestone on Tuesday, topping 10 million in year-to-date sales.

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 6,500 4,500 43,500
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 12,000 7,000 144,000
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 0 2,000 51,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 0 0 40,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 20,000 5,000 120,000
Silver American Eagles 797,000 550,000 10,009,000
Gettysburg 5 oz Silver Coin Sold Out 126,700
Glacier 5 oz Silver Coin Sold Out 126,700
Olympic 5 oz Silver Coin 300 200 85,100
Vicksburg 5 oz Silver Coin 300 200 38,300
Chickasaw 5 oz Silver Coin 300 0 28,700

 

*The as of date for US Mint sales of 1-ounce and under bullion coins is Tuesday, March 27, 2012. These totals are for this year alone. The "as of" date for the 5-ounce bullion coins is Monday, March 26, 2012. These totals are for all the coins sold by design, and include sales from 2011. (Check this site’s gold coin sales and silver coin sales pages for always updated figures for popular U.S. Mint products.)

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 3,649 3,921 272 7.45% 100,000 gold; 500,000 silver
$5 Gold Uncirculated 2,750 2,957 207 7.53%
$1 Silver Proof 60,076 67,313 7,237 12.05%
$1 Silver Uncirculated 24,126 26,739 2,613 10.83%
Proof Two-Coin Set 7,054 7,479 425 6.02%

2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars

  Old

Sales
Latest

Sales
Gain/

Loss
%

Increase
Mintage
Proof 82,017 84,840 2,823 3.44% 166,462 of 350,000
Uncirculated 35,590 36,710 1,120 3.15%
Defenders of Freedom Set 43,446 44,912 1,466 3.37%

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 277,955 279,371 1,416 0.51%

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 23,297 23,483 186 0.80% 30,000
4-Coin Set 17,927 17,947 20 0.11% 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 5,690 1,580 38.44%  
2011 25,802 26,037 235 0.91%  

2011 Proof Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 13,937 13,954 17 0.12%  

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 20,619 20,768 149 0.72% 20,768 of
35,000
2011-P Glacier National Park Silver Coin 17,435 17,555 120 0.69% 17,555 of
35,000
2011-P Olympic National Park Silver Coin 15,083 15,200 117 0.78% 15,200 of
35,000
2011-P Vicksburg National Park Silver Coin 14,826 14,983 157 1.06% 14,983 of
35,000
2011-P Chickasaw National Park Silver Coin 12,653 12,866 213 1.68% 12,866 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) 3,807 3,811 4 0.11% 6,658
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,845 2,847 2 0.07%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,964 3,968 4 0.10% 6,548 of 15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,575 2,580 5 0.19%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 3,110 3,116 6 0.19% 5,123 of 15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 2,004 2,007 3 0.15%
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 2,590 2,600 10 0.39% 4,240 of 15,000
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 1,633 1,640 7 0.43%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2012 Birth Set 5,670 7,173 1,503 26.51%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 74,861 76,224 1,363 1.82%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 93,818 95,285 1,467 1.56%
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 145,325 145,509 184 0.13%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 286,399 286,638 239 0.08%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 555,618 556,101 483 0.09%  
2011 Proof Set 1,070,222 1,070,847 625 0.06%  
2010 Proof Set 1,103,950 1,103,950 0 0.00%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 140,204 140,402 198 0.14%  
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 518,962 519,516 554 0.11%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 583,912 583,912 0 0.00%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 64,287 64,423 136 0.21%  
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 9,995 10,000 5 0.05%  
Jane Pierce 7,858 7,864 6 0.08%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,556 7,566 10 0.13%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 14,461 14,488 27 0.19%  
Eliza Johnson 5,990 6,005 15 0.25%  
Julia Grant 6,124 6,142 18 0.29%  
Lucy Hayes 4,810 4,835 25 0.52%  
Lucretia Garfield 3,902 3,952 50 1.28%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 30,009 30,020 11 0.04%  
John Tyler 26,727 28,736 2,009 7.52%  
James K. Polk 24,971 24,981 10 0.04%  
Zachary Taylor 23,931 23,941 10 0.04%  
Millard Fillmore 22,774 22,783 9 0.04%  
Franklin Pierce 21,167 21,177 10 0.05%  
James Buchanan 19,896 19,905 9 0.05%  
Abraham Lincoln 33,299 33,335 36 0.11%  
Andrew Johnson 18,207 18,227 20 0.11%  
Ulysses S. Grant 18,217 18,249 32 0.18%  
Rutherford B. Hayes 16,128 16,159 31 0.19%  
James Garfield 14,819 14,871 52 0.35%  

James A. Garfield $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 25,974 26,025 51 0.20% 50,740
25-coin roll set (D) 24,643 24,715 72 0.29%

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 27,675 27,663 -12 -0.04% 54,219
25-coin roll set (D) 26,564 26,556 -8 -0.03%

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 30,585 30,623 38 0.12% 60,012
25-coin roll set (D) 29,361 29,389 28 0.10%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 32,309 32,281 -28 -0.09% 62,990
25-coin roll set (D) 30,687 30,709 22 0.07%

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) 22,701 22,861 160 0.70% 45,393
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 22,443 22,532 89 0.40%
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) 26,170 26,261 91 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 32,237 32,287 50 0.16%
2010 Issue 33,537 33,582 45 0.13%

Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011 Issue 17,772 17,898 126 0.71%
2010 Issue 25,788 25,874 86 0.33%

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
El Yunque Quarter Set 14,170 14,448 278 1.96%
Chickasaw Quarter Set 12,932 12,975 43 0.33%
Vicksburg Quarter Set 14,722 14,757 35 0.24%
Olympic Quarter Set 14,625 14,649 24 0.16%
Glacier Quarter Set 15,640 15,664 24 0.15%
Gettysburg Quarter Set 18,287 18,331 44 0.24%
Mount Hood Quarter Set 15,425 15,446 21 0.14%
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 17,838 17,865 27 0.15%
Yosemite Quarter Set 18,263 18,291 28 0.15%
Yellowstone Quarter Set 20,668 20,699 31 0.15%
Hot Springs Quarter Set 20,256 20,279 23 0.11%

El Yunque National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,049 3,091 42 1.38% 6,054
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,935 2,963 28 0.95%
Two-Roll Set 19,703 19,905 202 1.03% 19,905

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,895 2,904 9 0.31% 5,721
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,805 2,817 12 0.43%
Two-Roll Set 22,750 22,847 97 0.43% 22,847

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,149 3,153 4 0.13% 6,217
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,060 3,064 4 0.13%
Two-Roll Set 25,163 25,208 45 0.18% 25,208

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,499 3,504 5 0.14% 6,906
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,397 3,402 5 0.15%
Two-Roll Set 26,174 26,203 29 0.11% 26,203

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,731 3,734 3 0.08% 7,626
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,888 3,892 4 0.10%
Two-Roll Set 28,077 28,101 24 0.09% 28,101

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 181,126 181,202 76 0.04%  

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of March 26, 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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