US Mint Sales: Products Debut, Demand Raises Arthur $1 Mintages

by Mike Unser on April 18, 2012 · 2 comments

US Mint 2012 Proof Silver Eagle and Chester Arthur $1 Coin Cover

U.S. Mint sales debuts of 2012 Proof Silver Eagle and Chester Arthur $1 Coin Cover

According to the latest United States Mint sales figures, buying activity was at its height last week with the debut of proof Silver Eagles and Chester Arthur $1 Coin Covers.

U.S. Mint unit sales surged with their release, but were also surprisingly assisted by rolls and boxes of Chester Arthur $1’s which were introduced nearly two weeks ago. In fact, new figures reveal that the amount of Arthur dollars sold went past their published production figures, meaning the U.S. Mint is unexpectedly striking more.

2012-W Proof Silver Eagle Sales Debut

Briefly, as this CoinNews.net article offers more detail, collectors ordered 299,539 proof Silver Eagles between their release on Thursday and Monday. It was the best numismatic coin debut of the year. At $59.95 a shot and without shipping and handling fees thrown into the mix, the U.S. Mint pulled in just under $18 million in sales over the five-day period. Last year’s proof Silver Eagle brought in a bit more than $22 million through its first six days.

Sales Debut for Chester Arthur Presidential Dollar Coin Covers

Released last Monday, Arthur $1 Coin Covers were the Mint’s second-best numismatic seller of the week with sales of 13,562. That was a tad down from the debut of the immediate previous coin cover which featured two Garfield dollars. Actually, the starting level is the slowest in the American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series to date, with recent examples shown in the following table:

  Issue
Date
Debut
Sales
Current
Total
Millard Fillmore Dollar Covers April 2, 2010 17,833 22,822
Franklin Pierce Dollar Covers July 1, 2010 16,688 21,217
James Buchanan Dollar Covers Sept. 30, 2010 16,220 19,947
Abraham Lincoln Dollar Covers Dec. 30, 2010 23,373 33,473
Andrew Johnson Dollar Covers Mar. 31, 2011 15,459 18,300
Ulysses S. Grant Dollar Covers June 29, 2011 15,659 18,347
Rutherford B. Hayes Dollar Covers Oct. 4, 2011 14,051 16,266
James Garfield Dollar Covers Dec. 29, 2011 13,843 15,061

 

Increased Chester Arthur $1 Coin Mintages Due to Demand

Coin production figures from February revealed that the U.S. Mint struck 5.74 million Chester Arthur Presidential $1 coins. More are now being minted due to collector demand. Based on the Mint’s latest sales figures, the bureau has already sold nearly 6.2 million of the coins through roll and box products which were released on April 5. In particular, a big draw was for 250-coin boxes. Buyers ordered another 11,965 versus the initial debut total of 2,470. Here is how the current Arthur $1 coin products stack up:

Arthur $1 Coin Products Price Unit Sales $1 Coins
25-Coin Roll (P) $32.95 36,536 913,400
25-Coin Roll (D) $32.95 33,922 848,050
250-Coin Box (P) $275.95 9,919 2,479,750
250-Coin Box (D) $275.95 4,516 1,129,000
500-Coin Box (P) $550.95 814 407,000
500-Coin Box (D) $550.95 826 413,000
Total $1’s 6,190,200

 

All but the 500-coin boxes appeared on the U.S. Mint’s best-selling list of products.

U.S. Mint Top Numismatic Products of the Week

  1. 2012 Proof Silver Eagles (+299,539)
  2. Chester Arthur Coin Covers (+13,562)
  3. Chester Arthur Presidential (P) $1 250-coin box (+8,665 to 9,919)
  4. Chester Arthur Presidential (P) $1 Coin Rolls (+5,003 to 36,536)
  5. Chester Arthur Presidential (D) $1 Coin Rolls (+4,631 to 33,922)
  6. Chester Arthur Presidential (D) $1 250-coin box (+3,300 to 4,516)
  7. 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (+3,114 to 101,355)
  8. 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (+2,705 to 82,002)
  9. Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar Proof (+2,046 to 81,669)
  10. 2011 Proof Set (+1,653 to 1,073,735)

Overall, 43 products improved over prior weekly sales as compared to the 54 out-performers noted previously.

Next week’s report will reflect another high level of unit sales with Tuesday’s release of the Chaco Culture Quarter Three-Coin Set and Thursday’s scheduled release of the 2012-W Proof American Gold Eagle products.

US Mint Sales: Bullion Coin Products

U.S. Mint bullion coins picked up slightly over the past seven days but they still remain sluggish. In the notable category, bullion Silver Eagles topped 11 million in year-to-date sales. That has happened sooner in a year only once, in 2011. The following table offers the latest bullion product sales figures:

  Prior Increase Latest Increase Sales Totals*
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 1,000 3,000 53,500
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 500 8,000 174,000
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 0 0 51,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 0 0 40,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 0 0 135,000
Silver American Eagles 240,000 320,000 11,019,000
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 85,100
Vicksburg 5 oz Silver Coin 0 0 38,300
Chickasaw 5 oz Silver Coin 200 0 28,900

 

*The as of date for US Mint sales of one-ounce and under bullion coins is Wednesday, April 18, 2012. These totals are for this year alone. The as of date for the five-ounce bullion coin product is Monday, April 9, 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 4,376 4,458 82 1.87% 100,000 gold; 500,000 silver
$5 Gold Uncirculated 3,338 3,359 21 0.63%
$1 Silver Proof 79,623 81,669 2,046 2.57%
$1 Silver Uncirculated 30,668 31,426 758 2.47%
Proof Two-Coin Set 8,100 8,264 164 2.02%

2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars

  Old

Sales
Latest

Sales
Gain/

Loss
%

Increase
Mintage
Proof 87,275 88,347 1,072 1.23% 172,503 of 350,000
Uncirculated 37,666 38,057 391 1.04%
Defenders of Freedom Set 45,755 46,099 344 0.75%

2012 Proof Silver Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
1 oz   299,539 299,539    

2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 282,173 283,797 1,624 0.58%

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 23,926 24,000 74 0.31% Sold Out
4-Coin Set 17,991 18,015 24 0.13% 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 7,943 8,969 1,026 12.92%  
2011 26,136 26,183 47 0.18%  

2011 Proof Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 14,014 14,040 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 21,055 21,197 142 0.67% 21,197 of
35,000
2011-P Glacier National Park Silver Coin 17,755 17,891 136 0.77% 17,891 of
35,000
2011-P Olympic National Park Silver Coin 15,409 15,521 112 0.73% 15,521 of
35,000
2011-P Vicksburg National Park Silver Coin 15,287 15,444 157 1.03% 15,444 of
35,000
2011-P Chickasaw National Park Silver Coin 13,270 13,509 239 1.80% 13,509 of
35,000

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) 3,837 3,842 5 0.13% 6,710
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,863 2,868 5 0.17%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,969 3,969 NLA 0.00% 6,573
of
15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,595 2,604 9 0.35%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 3,138 3,153 15 0.48% 5,181
of
15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 2,019 2,028 9 0.45%
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 2,646 2,662 16 0.60% 4,342
of
5,000
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 1,658 1,680 22 1.33%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2012 Birth Set 9,172 10,044 872 9.51%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 79,297 82,002 2,705 3.41%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 98,241 101,355 3,114 3.17%
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 146,182 146,409 227 0.16%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 287,293 287,860 567 0.20%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 557,215 557,986 771 0.14%  
2011 Proof Set 1,072,082 1,073,735 1,653 0.15%  
2010 Proof Set 1,103,950 1,103,950 0 0.00%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 140,956 141,192 236 0.17%  

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 520,285 520,775 490 0.09%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 64,759 64,938 179 0.28%  

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
Abigail Fillmore 10,011 10,020 9 0.09%  
Jane Pierce 7,878 7,884 6 0.08%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,593 7,601 8 0.11%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 14,542 14,568 26 0.18%  
Eliza Johnson 6,036 6,051 15 0.25%  
Julia Grant 6,178 6,191 13 0.21%  
Lucy Hayes 4,885 4,900 15 0.31%  
Lucretia Garfield 4,030 4,081 51 1.27%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 30,040 30,060 20 0.07%  
John Tyler 26,753 26,773 20 0.07%  
James K. Polk 24,996 25,016 20 0.08%  
Zachary Taylor 23,953 23,977 24 0.10%  
Millard Fillmore 22,800 22,822 22 0.10%  
Franklin Pierce 21,193 21,217 24 0.11%  
James Buchanan 19,923 19,949 26 0.13%  
Abraham Lincoln 33,412 33,473 61 0.18%  
Andrew Johnson 18,264 18,300 36 0.20%  
Ulysses S. Grant 18,300 18,347 47 0.26%  
Rutherford B. Hayes 16,213 16,266 53 0.33%  
James Garfield 14,956 15,061 105 0.70%  
Chester Arthur   13,562 13,562    

Chester Arthur $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 31,533 36,536 5,003 15.87%  
25-coin roll set (D) 29,291 33,922 4,631 15.81%

Chester Arthur $1 Coin Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
250-coin box (P) 1,254 9,919 8,665 690.99%  
250-coin box (D) 1,216 4,516 3,300 271.38%  
500-coin box (P) 721 814 93 12.90%  
500-coin box (D) 736 826 90 12.23%  

James A. Garfield $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 26,211 26,358 147 0.56% 51,421
25-coin roll set (D) 24,946 25,063 117 0.47%

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 27,786 27,852 66 0.24% 54,588
25-coin roll set (D) 26,676 26,736 60 0.22%

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 30,739 30,802 63 0.20% 60,368
25-coin roll set (D) 29,513 29,566 53 0.18%

Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 32,312 32,312 0 0.00% 63,063
25-coin roll set (D) 30,751 30,751 0 0.00%

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) 23,056 23,177 121 0.52% 45,916
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 22,652 22,739 87 0.38%
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) 26,666 26,794 128 0.48%  

Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011 Issue 32,411 32,544 133 0.41%
2010 Issue 33,710 33,768 58 0.17%

Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011 Issue 18,219 18,388 169 0.93%
2010 Issue 26,017 26,123 106 0.41%

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
El Yunque Quarter Set 14,883 15,051 168 1.13%
Chickasaw Quarter Set 13,077 13,119 42 0.32%
Vicksburg Quarter Set 14,831 14,855 24 0.16%
Olympic Quarter Set 14,715 14,737 22 0.15%
Glacier Quarter Set 15,731 15,750 19 0.12%
Gettysburg Quarter Set 18,409 18,433 24 0.13%
Mount Hood Quarter Set 15,506 15,523 17 0.11%
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 17,923 17,936 13 0.07%
Yosemite Quarter Set 18,341 18,353 12 0.07%
Yellowstone Quarter Set 20,751 20,770 19 0.09%
Hot Springs Quarter Set 20,325 20,339 14 0.07%

Chaco Culture National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,332 2,551 219 9.39%  
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,288 2,498 210 9.18%  
Two-Roll Set 16,338 17,710 1,372 8.40%  

El Yunque National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,219 3,266 47 1.46% 6,296
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,077 3,115 38 1.23%
Two-Roll Set 20,485 20,838 353 1.72% 20,485

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,920 2,925 5 0.17% 5,760
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,832 2,835 3 0.11%
Two-Roll Set 22,998 23,071 73 0.32% 23,071

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,163 3,168 5 0.16% 6,247
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,075 3,079 4 0.13%
Two-Roll Set 25,296 25,345 49 0.19% 25,345

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,517 3,523 6 0.17% 6,944
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,415 3,421 6 0.18%
Two-Roll Set 26,272 26,318 46 0.18% 26,318

Glacier National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,743 3,743 0 0.00% 7,640
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,897 3,897 0 0.00%
Two-Roll Set 28,134 28,134 0 0.00% 28,134

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 181,467 181,580 113 0.06%  

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of April 16, 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 April 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Good ol’ Chester Arthur is finally getting the respect he deserves! No doubt the highly publicized news of “new extremely limited production runs” drove sales quickly out of the gate, as we all had the expectation of getting a genuine limited collectible for once. So naturally the MINT responds by cranking up production. Just wait until the Teddy Roosevelt dollar. They’ll be right back to minting billions and billions of them

bill April 18, 2012 at 8:44 pm

James Madison’s bought my dinner tonight. Hes a good tipper too.

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