US Mint Sales: Eagles Struggle, Chaco Culture Quarter Set Debuts

by Mike Unser on April 25, 2012 · 3 comments

Chaco Culture Quarter Three-Coin Set

The Chaco Culture Quarter Three-Coin Set started with sales of 10,666

Newly released United States Mint sales figures reflect softer demand for numismatic products which include the debuting American Gold Eagles and Chaco Culture Quarter Three-Coin Set.

Placed on sale last Tuesday, April 17, the Chaco Culture Quarter Set started with sales of 10,666. That was down 725 from the previous set’s open, but it was stronger than several other debuts. This year’s sets are $5 less than prior years and offer a much-improved appearance with colorful scenery depicted on the display cards. Introduced in 2010 in support of the America the Beautiful Quarters® program, the U.S. Mint continues to sell every one it has released. So far, the 2010 Yellowstone Quarter Three-Coin Set is the best-selling at 20,807, rising 37 over last week’s reported sales.

Briefly, as this CoinNews.net article offers more detail, the U.S. Mint took in sales of a bit more than $8.2 million for the newly released proof American Gold Eagles. The level is down significantly with debut sales of last year’s Eagles at more than $27.7 million and those from 2010 at over $43.3 million. The Eagles should see a touch of new support as the U.S. Mint reduced their prices earlier today.

2012 Proof American Silver Eagles lost some charm these past few days. Last week’s reported debut sales were 299,539. They advanced 29,117 since for a new total of 328,656. Demand always retreats after the first several days of a new product launch, but last year’s Eagles had already attained sales of 407,991 during the same stretch of time. As expected, the coins did stay atop the U.S. Mint’s best-selling list.

U.S. Mint Top Numismatic Products of the Week

  1. 2012 Proof Silver Eagles (+29,117 to 328,656)
  2. Chaco Culture Quarter Three-Coin Set (+10,666)
  3. Chester Arthur Presidential (P) $1 Coin Rolls (+2,592 to 39,128)
  4. Chester Arthur Presidential (D) $1 Coin Rolls (+2,333 to 36,255)
  5. 2012 Proof Gold Eagle 1 oz (+1,757)
  6. 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (+1,616 to 102,971)
  7. 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (+1,516 to 83,518)
  8. 2012 Proof Gold Eagle 1/10 oz (+1,394)
  9. Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar Proof (+1,327 to 82,996)
  10. 2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle (+1,248 to 285,045)

Overall, 26 products improved over prior weekly sales as compared to the 43 out-performers noted previously.

Unit sales will jump significantly in next week’s report thanks to Tuesday’s release of the 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Set and the 2012 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set. There is also the Thursday’s scheduled release of the 2012 Native American $1 coins.

US Mint Sales: Bullion Coin Products

U.S. Mint bullion coin sales rose modestly for Silver Eagles but was down for the Gold Eagles and Gold Buffalos. The following table offers the latest bullion product sales figures:

  Prior Increase Latest Increase Sales Totals*
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 3,000 2,000 55,500
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 8,000 4,000 178,000
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 0 0 51,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 0 2,000 42,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 0 0 135,000
Silver American Eagles 320,000 400,000 11,419,000
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 0 0 28,900

 

*The as of date for US Mint sales of one-ounce and under bullion coins is Wednesday, April 25, 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.

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 4,458 4,517 59 1.32% 100,000 gold; 500,000 silver
$5 Gold Uncirculated 3,359 3,391 32 0.95%
$1 Silver Proof 81,669 82,996 1,327 1.62%
$1 Silver Uncirculated 31,426 31,857 431 1.37%
Proof Two-Coin Set 8,264 8,389 125 1.51%

2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars

  Old

Sales
Latest

Sales
Gain/

Loss
%

Increase
Mintage
Proof 88,347 89,213 866 0.98% 173,681 of 350,000
Uncirculated 38,057 38,310 253 0.66%
Defenders of Freedom Set 46,099 46,158 59 0.13%

2012 Proof Silver Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
1 oz 299,539 328,656 29,117 9.72%  

2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 283,797 285,045 1,248 0.44%

2012 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Limit
1 oz   1,757 1,757    
1/2 oz   449 449    
1/4 oz   433 433    
1/10 oz   1,394 1,394    
4-Coin Set   1,084 1,084    

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 24,000 24,000 0 0.00% Sold Out
4-Coin Set 18,015 18,077 62 0.34% 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 8,969 9,356 387 4.31%  
2011 26,183 26,240 57 0.22%  

2011 Proof Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 14,040 14,077 37 0.26%  

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 21,197 21,323 126 0.59% 21,323 of
35,000
2011-P Glacier National Park Silver Coin 17,891 17,976 85 0.48% 17,976 of
35,000
2011-P Olympic National Park Silver Coin 15,521 15,615 94 0.61% 15,615 of
35,000
2011-P Vicksburg National Park Silver Coin 15,444 15,581 137 0.89% 15,581 of
35,000
2011-P Chickasaw National Park Silver Coin 13,509 13,695 186 1.38% 13,695 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) 3,842 3,845 3 0.08% 6,717
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,868 2,872 4 0.14%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,969 3,969 NLA 0.00% 6,581
of
15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,604 2,612 8 0.31%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 3,153 3,156 3 0.10% 5,185
of
15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 2,028 2,029 1 0.05%
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 2,662 2,662 0 0.00% 4,346
of
5,000
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 1,680 1,684 4 0.24%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2012 Birth Set 10,044 10,790 746 7.43%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 82,002 83,518 1,516 1.85%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 101,355 102,971 1,616 1.59%
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 146,409 146,630 221 0.15%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 287,860 288,208 348 0.12%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 557,986 558,608 622 0.11%  
2011 Proof Set 1,073,735 1,074,468 733 0.07%  
2010 Proof Set 1,103,950 1,103,950 NLA 0.00% Sold Out
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 141,192 141,444 252 0.18%  

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 520,775 521,252 477 0.09%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 64,938 65,082 144 0.22%  

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
Abigail Fillmore 10,020 10,027 7 0.07%  
Jane Pierce 7,884 7,894 10 0.13%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,601 7,606 5 0.07%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 14,568 14,595 27 0.19%  
Eliza Johnson 6,051 6,059 8 0.13%  
Julia Grant 6,191 6,202 11 0.18%  
Lucy Hayes 4,900 4,913 13 0.27%  
Lucretia Garfield 4,081 4,121 40 0.98%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 30,060 30,072 12 0.04%  
John Tyler 26,773 26,781 8 0.03%  
James K. Polk 25,016 25,028 12 0.05%  
Zachary Taylor 23,977 23,985 8 0.03%  
Millard Fillmore 22,822 22,827 5 0.02%  
Franklin Pierce 21,217 21,221 4 0.02%  
James Buchanan 19,949 19,956 7 0.04%  
Abraham Lincoln 33,473 33,518 45 0.13%  
Andrew Johnson 18,300 18,313 13 0.07%  
Ulysses S. Grant 18,347 18,363 16 0.09%  
Rutherford B. Hayes 16,266 16,293 27 0.17%  
James Garfield 15,061 15,122 61 0.41%  
Chester Arthur 13,562 13,991 429 3.16%  

Chester Arthur $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 36,536 39,128 2,592 7.09% 75,383
25-coin roll set (D) 33,922 36,255 2,333 6.88%

Chester Arthur $1 Coin Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
250-coin box (P) 9,919 10,260 341 3.44% 15,178
250-coin box (D) 4,516 4,918 402 8.90%
500-coin box (P) 814 873 59 7.25% 1,763
500-coin box (D) 826 890 64 7.75%

James A. Garfield $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 26,358 26,479 121 0.46% 51,648
25-coin roll set (D) 25,063 25,169 106 0.42%

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 27,852 27,907 55 0.20% 54,706
25-coin roll set (D) 26,736 26,799 63 0.24%

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 30,802 30,855 53 0.17% 60,473
25-coin roll set (D) 29,566 29,618 52 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) 23,177 23,262 85 0.37% 46,072
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 22,739 22,810 71 0.31%
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) 26,794 26,997 203 0.76%  

Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011 Issue 32,544 32,611 67 0.21%
2010 Issue 33,768 33,858 90 0.27%

Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011 Issue 18,388 18,550 162 0.88%
2010 Issue 26,123 26,199 76 0.29%

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Chaco Culture Quarter Set   10,666 10,666  
El Yunque Quarter Set 15,051 15,279 228 1.51%
Chickasaw Quarter Set 13,119 13,170 51 0.39%
Vicksburg Quarter Set 14,855 14,899 44 0.30%
Olympic Quarter Set 14,737 14,767 30 0.20%
Glacier Quarter Set 15,750 15,785 35 0.22%
Gettysburg Quarter Set 18,433 18,476 43 0.23%
Mount Hood Quarter Set 15,523 15,559 36 0.23%
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 17,936 17,988 52 0.29%
Yosemite Quarter Set 18,353 18,396 43 0.23%
Yellowstone Quarter Set 20,770 20,807 37 0.18%
Hot Springs Quarter Set 20,339 20,367 28 0.14%

Chaco Culture National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,551 2,659 108 4.23% 5,264
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,498 2,605 107 4.28%
Two-Roll Set 17,710 18,418 708 4.00% 18,418

El Yunque National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,266 3,306 40 1.22% 6,460
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,115 3,154 39 1.25%
Two-Roll Set 20,838 21,055 217 1.04% 21,055

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,925 2,930 5 0.17% 5,770
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,835 2,840 5 0.18%
Two-Roll Set 23,071 23,136 65 0.28% 23,136

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,168 3,172 4 0.13% 6,258
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,079 3,086 7 0.23%
Two-Roll Set 25,345 25,388 43 0.17% 25,388

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,523 3,526 3 0.09% 6,950
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,421 3,424 3 0.09%
Two-Roll Set 26,318 26,356 38 0.14% 26,356

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 181,580 181,704 124 0.07%  

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of April 23, 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.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

jim April 26, 2012 at 12:03 am

People seem to be loving the SSB two coin set. Maybe the mint has found a way to increase sales – sell in sets rather than singles (or is it because it’s the SSB and not a set?)

george glazener April 26, 2012 at 9:17 am

You’re right; sets are a great way to increase sales of individual products when offered together at a slight discount. Worked like a charm in the baseball card business..!! Pretty packaging and shiny products all with a 5 or 10% discount is a sure way to lure customers

Legend April 28, 2012 at 7:04 pm

I am glad I bought these in multiples, and the new picture embellishment is a plus. The three coin set features some truly sparkling quality examples. These are seemingly the first strikes, so clean is the detail, with some DP found in mine. If you just want one purchase as a way to complete a set, this IS THE purchase option. Eventually, all these will sell out. Some of the recent issues, where total mints have been reduced are indeed near sell-out. Buy the three coin set.

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