US Mint Sales: Commemoratives and Gold Coins Dominate

by Mike Unser on April 4, 2012 · 0 comments

2012 American Gold Eagle Bullion Coin

U.S. Mint sales of Bullion American Eagle gold coins have been surging in recent days

United States Mint product sales showed a bit more zest after two rather mundane weekly reports in which collectors appeared to have taken a spring break from buying.

Whereas the last U.S. Mint sales report and the one before had respective 23 and 24 products outperforming their prior weekly sales, the latest data shows 43 shining brighter. Still, overall unit sales were sluggish without any new products debuting during the reporting period.

Top U.S. Mint product gainers were the Star-Spangled Banner commemorative coins, as has been the case since their March 5 release.

U.S. Mint Top Numismatic Products of the Week

  1. Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar Proof (+7,476 to 74,789)
  2. Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar Uncirculated (+2,076 to 28,815)
  3. 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (+1,600 to 77,824)
  4. 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (+1,516 to 96,801)
  5. 2012 Proof Gold Buffalo (+1,499 to 7,189)
  6. 2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle (+1,319 to 280,690)
  7. Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Proof (+1,286 to 86,126)
  8. 2012 Birth Set (+1,142 to 8,315)
  9. Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Uncirculated (+668 to 37,378)
  10. 2011 Proof Set (+620 to 1,071,467)

In fact, commemorative coins have been leading U.S. Mint sales for six weeks now, ever since the Infantry Silver Dollars were issued on February 16.

Price increases for each of the Star-Spangled Banner products go into effect on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 5 PM ET. That will not knock them from the top selling spots, but the release of new products will. With this week’s launch of the Chaco Culture Quarters and Thursday’s scheduled release of Chester Arthur Presidential $1 coins, commemorative coins will hand over their sales throne.

In terms of U.S. Mint products that are in higher demand, gold coins show up in the charts. On the numismatic front, six of the seven First Spouse Gold Coins improved as did the lone individually sold Proof American Gold Eagle, the tenth-ounce. All bullion gold coins registered higher totals. Specifically, the U.S. Mint sold 23,000 ounces of bullion American Eagle gold coins in the prior seven days versus the previous 8,500 ounces. Bullion American Buffalo gold coins jumped 6,000 over the prior 4,500. (Read American Eagle Gold, Silver Bullion Sales Bounce to review how these coins performed in March.)

Numismatic sets also stood out. Of the ten sets available, seven outperformed.

The latest bullion and numismatic U.S. Mint sales figures follow.

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 4,500 6,000 49,500
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 7,000 21,500 165,500
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 2,000 0 51,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 0 0 40,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 5,000 15,000 135,000
Silver American Eagles 550,000 450,000 10,459,000
Gettysburg 5 oz Silver Coin Sold Out 126,700
Glacier 5 oz Silver Coin Sold Out 126,700
Olympic 5 oz Silver Coin 200 0 85,100
Vicksburg 5 oz Silver Coin 200 0 38,300
Chickasaw 5 oz Silver Coin 0 0 28,700

 

*The as of date for US Mint sales of 1-ounce and under bullion coins is Tuesday, April 3, 2012. These totals are for this year alone. The as of date for the 5-ounce bullion coins remains 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 3,921 4,170 249 6.35% 100,000 gold; 500,000 silver
$5 Gold Uncirculated 2,957 3,137 180 6.09%
$1 Silver Proof 67,313 74,789 7,476 11.11%
$1 Silver Uncirculated 26,739 28,815 2,076 7.76%
Proof Two-Coin Set 7,479 7,801 322 4.31%

2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars

  Old

Sales
Latest

Sales
Gain/

Loss
%

Increase
Mintage
Proof 84,840 86,126 1,286 1.52% 166,462 of 350,000
Uncirculated 36,710 37,378 668 1.82%
Defenders of Freedom Set 44,912 45,331 419 0.93%

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 23,483 23,730 247 1.05% 30,000
4-Coin Set 17,947 17,965 18 0.10% 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 5,690 7,189 1,499 26.34%  
2011 26,037 26,092 55 0.21%  

2011 Proof Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 13,954 13,985 31 0.22%  

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 20,768 20,909 141 0.68% 20,909 of
35,000
2011-P Glacier National Park Silver Coin 17,555 17,666 111 0.63% 17,666 of
35,000
2011-P Olympic National Park Silver Coin 15,200 15,308 108 0.71% 15,308 of
35,000
2011-P Vicksburg National Park Silver Coin 14,983 15,139 156 1.04% 15,139 of
35,000
2011-P Chickasaw National Park Silver Coin 12,866 13,081 215 1.67% 13,081 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) 3,811 3,824 13 0.34% 6,681
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,847 2,857 10 0.35%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,968 3,969 1 0.03% 6,556 of 15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,580 2,587 7 0.27%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 3,116 3,124 8 0.26% 5,133 of 15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 2,007 2,009 2 0.10%
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 2,600 2,631 31 1.19% 4,280 of 15,000
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 1,640 1,649 9 0.55%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2012 Birth Set 7,173 8,315 1,142 15.92%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 76,224 77,824 1,600 2.10%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 95,285 96,801 1,516 1.59%
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 145,509 145,940 431 0.30%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 286,638 286,978 340 0.12%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 556,101 556,650 549 0.10%  
2011 Proof Set 1,070,847 1,071,467 620 0.06%  
2010 Proof Set 1,103,950 1,103,950 0 0.00%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 140,402 140,721 319 0.23%  
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 519,516 519,925 409 0.08%  
2010 US Mint Uncirculated Set 583,912 583,912 0 0.00%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 64,423 64,569 146 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 10,000 10,006 6 0.06%  
Jane Pierce 7,864 7,872 8 0.10%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,566 7,581 15 0.20%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 14,488 14,509 21 0.14%  
Eliza Johnson 6,005 6,018 13 0.22%  
Julia Grant 6,142 6,156 14 0.23%  
Lucy Hayes 4,835 4,858 23 0.48%  
Lucretia Garfield 3,952 3,985 33 0.84%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 30,020 30,027 7 0.02%  
John Tyler 28,736 26,742 -1,994 -6.94%  
James K. Polk 24,981 24,988 7 0.03%  
Zachary Taylor 23,941 23,946 5 0.02%  
Millard Fillmore 22,783 22,789 6 0.03%  
Franklin Pierce 21,177 21,183 6 0.03%  
James Buchanan 19,905 19,913 8 0.04%  
Abraham Lincoln 33,335 33,367 32 0.10%  
Andrew Johnson 18,227 18,240 13 0.07%  
Ulysses S. Grant 18,249 18,269 20 0.11%  
Rutherford B. Hayes 16,159 16,186 27 0.17%  
James Garfield 14,871 14,910 39 0.26%  

James A. Garfield $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 26,025 26,126 101 0.39% 50,929
25-coin roll set (D) 24,715 24,803 88 0.36%

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 27,663 27,708 45 0.16% 54,292
25-coin roll set (D) 26,556 26,584 28 0.11%

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 30,623 30,661 38 0.12% 60,094
25-coin roll set (D) 29,389 29,433 44 0.15%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 32,281 32,305 24 0.07% 63,044
25-coin roll set (D) 30,709 30,739 30 0.10%

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) 22,861 22,932 71 0.31% 45,528
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 22,532 22,596 64 0.28%
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) 26,261 26,543 282 1.07%  
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 32,287 32,341 54 0.17%
2010 Issue 33,582 33,646 64 0.19%

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 14,448 14,609 161 1.11%
Chickasaw Quarter Set 12,975 13,024 49 0.38%
Vicksburg Quarter Set 14,757 14,794 37 0.25%
Olympic Quarter Set 14,649 14,680 31 0.21%
Glacier Quarter Set 15,664 15,693 29 0.19%
Gettysburg Quarter Set 18,331 18,364 33 0.18%
Mount Hood Quarter Set 15,446 15,469 23 0.15%
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 17,865 17,892 27 0.15%
Yosemite Quarter Set 18,291 18,320 29 0.16%
Yellowstone Quarter Set 20,699 20,722 23 0.11%
Hot Springs Quarter Set 20,279 20,302 23 0.11%

El Yunque National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,091 3,133 42 1.36% 6,128
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,963 2,995 32 1.08%
Two-Roll Set 19,905 20,079 174 0.87% 20,079

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,904 2,912 8 0.28% 5,735
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,817 2,823 6 0.21%
Two-Roll Set 22,847 22,893 46 0.20% 22,893

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,153 3,161 8 0.25% 6,231
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,064 3,070 6 0.20%
Two-Roll Set 25,208 25,235 27 0.11% 25,235

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,504 3,510 6 0.17% 6,916
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,402 3,406 4 0.12%
Two-Roll Set 26,203 26,223 20 0.08% 26,223

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,734 3,741 7 0.19% 7,637
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,892 3,896 4 0.10%
Two-Roll Set 28,101 28,117 16 0.06% 28,117

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 181,202 181,337 135 0.07%  

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of April 2, 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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