US Mint Sales: 2012 Proof Sets Lead Debuting Products

by Mike Unser on May 24, 2012 · 0 comments

2012 Proof Set

U.S. Mint sales of 2012 Proof Sets have topped 261,000 in two weeks.

2012 Proof Sets continue to make their mark as the U.S. Mint’s best-selling numismatic product, the latest sales figures from the bureau reveal.

Those figures also show that coin demand was a bit weaker overall, although there was a decent amount of overachievers with 42 products improving over their prior weekly sales.

Two-week sales of 2012 Proof Sets are at 261,799 with a weekly increase of 18,305 after their sales debut of 243,494. As was expected due to the set’s popularity, its latest weekly gain in sales was larger than totals for last week’s new products which feature Kennedy halves and Native American $1 coins.

Appearing second on the U.S. Mint’s top sellers list was the 2012-W Proof Silver Eagle, advancing 14,449 to 381,725. The weekly increase was nearly 4,000 more than buyers ordered in the previous week, which is quite impressive considering the coin launched back in mid-April.

U.S. Mint Top Numismatic Products of the Week

  1. 2012 Proof Set (+18,305 to 261,799)
  2. 2012 Proof Silver Eagle (+14,449 to 381,725)
  3. 2012 Kennedy Halves 2-roll set (+8,924)
  4. 2011-W 9/11 Medals (+2,660 to 101,124)
  5. 2012 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set (+2,587 to 161,464)
  6. 2012 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set (+2,050 to 27,470)
  7. 2012 Kennedy Halves 200-coin bag (+1,916)
  8. 2012 Birth Set (+1,587 to 13,752)
  9. 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (+1,434 to 90,321)
  10. Chester Arthur Presidential (D) $1 Coin Rolls (+1,229 to 41,062)

Debuting Products

Newly released Kennedy half dollars appear third in the list above. Counting the amount of coins within the rolls and inside of the companion Kennedy 200-coin bags, collectors purchased a total of 740,160 between last Tuesday and Monday. The start was a touch slower than last year when the 2011-dated Kennedy’s scored 776,440. For more details and comparisons, check out this CoinNews.net article.

Bags of Native American $1 coins were released on Monday, May 14. Since rolls and boxes of the same coins had been available since late April, the bags failed to make any significant splash. Collectors ordered 292 of the bags filled with coins bearing "P" mint marks and 247 of the bags filled with coins sporting the "D" mint mark.

Next week’s sales report should see more unit-buying activity with this past Monday’s release of the 2012 US Mint Set and Friday’s launch of Grover Cleveland Presidential $1 coins in rolls, bags and boxes. 

US Mint Sales: Bullion Coin Products

Bullion coin demand was weaker overall in the last seven days, although smaller-sized American Gold Eagles appeared in the sales column for the first time in May. The one-half once and one-quarter once Gold Eagles have the best monthly total since January.

The following table offers the latest U.S. Mint bullion coin sales figures:

  Prior Increase Latest Increase May Sales Sales Totals*
American Buffalo Gold Coins 1 oz 4,500 1,500 7,000 62,500
American Gold Eagles 1 oz 9,500 4,500 40,000 221,000
American Gold Eagles 1/2 oz 0 3,000 3,000 54,000
American Gold Eagles 1/4 oz 0 4,000 4,000 46,000
American Gold Eagles 1/10 oz 5,000 10,000 15,000 150,000
Silver American Eagles 1,075,000 707,500 2,117,500 13,776,500
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 0 85,100
Vicksburg 5 oz Silver Coin 0 0 0 38,300
Chickasaw 5 oz Silver Coin 0 0 0 28,900

 

*The effective date for US Mint sales of one-ounce and under bullion coins is Wednesday, May 23, 2012. These totals are for sales in calendar year 2012. The as of date for the five-ounce bullion coins 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 Proof Gold Coins 4,655 4,683 28 0.60% 100,000 gold; 500,000 silver max
$5 Uncirculated Gold Coins 3,518 3,552 34 0.97%
$1 Silver Proof 86,279 86,973 694 0.80%
$1 Silver Uncirculated 32,797 33,514 717 2.19%
Proof Two-Coin Set 8,668 8,729 61 0.70%

2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars

  Old

Sales
Latest

Sales
Gain/

Loss
%

Increase
Mintage
Proof 91,485 91,902 417 0.46% 175,927 of 350,000
Uncirculated 38,889 39,010 121 0.31%
Defenders of Freedom Set 43,727 43,694 -33 -0.08%

2012 Proof Silver Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
1 oz 367,276 381,725 14,449 3.93%  

2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 288,246 288,872 626 0.22%

2012 Proof American Gold Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Limit
1 oz 3,107 3,290 183 5.89%
1/2 oz 917 954 37 4.03%
1/4 oz 1,005 1,082 77 7.66%
1/10 oz 3,185 3,452 267 8.38%
4-Coin Set 2,139 2,215 76 3.55%

2011 Proof American Gold Eagles

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 18,147 18,153 6 0.03% 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 10,242 10,474 232 2.27%  
2011 26,346 26,403 57 0.22%  

2011 Proof Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 14,126 14,155 29 0.21%  

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 21,602 21,656 54 0.25% 21,656 of
35,000
2011-P Glacier National Park Silver Coin 18,195 18,227 32 0.18% 18,227 of
35,000
2011-P Olympic National Park Silver Coin 15,848 15,889 41 0.26% 15,889 of
35,000
2011-P Vicksburg National Park Silver Coin 15,844 15,888 44 0.28% 15,888 of
35,000
2011-P Chickasaw National Park Silver Coin 14,015 14,070 55 0.39% 14,070 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) 3,868 3,868 0 0.00% 6,775
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,892 2,907 15 0.52%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,969 3,969 0 0.00% 6,635
of
15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,633 2,666 33 1.25%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 3,204 3,217 13 0.41% 5,288
of
15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 2,060 2,071 11 0.53%
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 2,731 2,748 17 0.62% 4,497
of
5,000
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 1,734 1,749 15 0.87%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2012 Proof Set 243,494 261,799 18,305 7.52%
2011 Proof Set 1,076,856 1,077,338 482 0.04%  
2012 Birth Set 12,165 13,752 1,587 13.05%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 88,887 90,321 1,434 1.61%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 107,893 108,787 894 0.83%
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 147,201 147,326 125 0.08%  
2012 Presidential $1 Proof Set 158,877 161,464 2,587 1.63%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 289,202 289,436 234 0.08%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 560,623 561,010 387 0.07%  
2010 Proof Set 1,103,950 1,103,950 NLA 0.00% Sold Out
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 142,186 142,338 152 0.11%  

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 522,958 523,251 293 0.06%  
2012 Presidential Uncirculated Set 25,420 27,470 2,050 8.06%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 65,671 65,795 124 0.19%  

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
Abigail Fillmore 10,039 10,048 9 0.09%  
Jane Pierce 7,906 7,915 9 0.11%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,632 7,647 15 0.20%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 14,689 14,714 25 0.17%  
Eliza Johnson 6,082 6,095 13 0.21%  
Julia Grant 6,230 6,243 13 0.21%  
Lucy Hayes 4,944 4,955 11 0.22%  
Lucretia Garfield 4,200 4,230 30 0.71%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 30,999 30,107 -892 -2.88%  
John Tyler 26,806 26,811 5 0.02%  
James K. Polk 25,059 25,061 2 0.01%  
Zachary Taylor 24,013 24,019 6 0.02%  
Millard Fillmore 22,850 22,855 5 0.02%  
Franklin Pierce 21,251 21,256 5 0.02%  
James Buchanan 19,992 20,000 8 0.04%  
Abraham Lincoln 33,647 33,693 46 0.14%  
Andrew Johnson 18,368 18,377 9 0.05%  
Ulysses S. Grant 18,432 18,444 12 0.07%  
Rutherford B. Hayes 16,382 16,396 14 0.09%  
James Garfield 15,292 15,323 31 0.20%  
Chester Arthur 14,007 14,086 79 0.56%  

Chester Arthur $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 43,745 44,519 774 1.77% 85,581
25-coin roll set (D) 39,833 41,062 1,229 3.09%
100-coin bag (P) 410 487 77 18.78% 905
100-coin bag (D) 346 418 72 20.81%
250-coin box (P) 10,860 10,913 53 0.49% 16,475
250-coin box (D) 5,485 5,562 77 1.40%
500-coin box (P) 935 940 5 0.53% 1,911
500-coin box (D) 960 971 11 1.15%

James A. Garfield $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 26,776 26,854 78 0.29% 52,342
25-coin roll set (D) 25,429 25,488 59 0.23%

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 28,058 28,109 51 0.18% 55,086
25-coin roll set (D) 26,938 26,977 39 0.14%

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 31,007 31,036 29 0.09% 60,838
25-coin roll set (D) 29,760 29,802 42 0.14%

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
2012-dated 100-coin bag (P)   292 292   539
2012-dated 100-coin bag (D)   247 247  
2012-dated 250-coin box (P) 1,266 1,520 254 20.06% 3,014
2012-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,227 1,494 267 21.76%
2012-dated 500-coin box (P) 149 167 18 12.08% 319
2012-dated 500-coin box (D) 137 152 15 10.95%
2012-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 12,273 13,330 1,057 8.61% 26,602
2012-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 12,166 13,272 1,106 9.09%
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 23,375 23,375 0 0.00% 46,301
2011-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 22,926 22,926 0 0.00%
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
2012-dated 200-coin bag (P&D)   1,916 1,916    
2012-dated 2-roll set (P&D)   8,924 8,924    
2011-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 9,455 9,455 0 0.00%  
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 27,763 27,782 19 0.07%  

ATB Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2012 Issue 18,376 19,328 952 5.18%
2011 Issue 32,991 33,055 64 0.19%
2010 Issue 34,217 34,293 76 0.22%

ATB Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011 Issue 19,059 19,160 101 0.53%
2010 Issue 26,442 26,496 54 0.20%

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Chaco Culture Quarter Set 12,444 12,609 165 1.33%
El Yunque Quarter Set 15,711 15,797 86 0.55%
Chickasaw Quarter Set 13,273 13,304 31 0.23%
Vicksburg Quarter Set 14,997 15,026 29 0.19%
Olympic Quarter Set 14,840 14,860 20 0.13%
Glacier Quarter Set 15,850 15,874 24 0.15%
Gettysburg Quarter Set 18,560 18,603 43 0.23%
Mount Hood Quarter Set 15,628 15,653 25 0.16%
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 18,075 18,102 27 0.15%
Yosemite Quarter Set 18,487 18,510 23 0.12%
Yellowstone Quarter Set 20,898 20,923 25 0.12%
Hot Springs Quarter Set 20,431 20,454 23 0.11%

Chaco Culture National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,910 2,954 44 1.51% 5,871
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,858 2,917 59 2.06%
Two-Roll Set 19,756 20,060 304 1.54% 20,060

El Yunque National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,385 3,403 18 0.53% 6,659
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,231 3,256 25 0.77%
Two-Roll Set 21,560 21,686 126 0.58% 21,686

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,942 2,949 7 0.24% 5,814
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,857 2,865 8 0.28%
Two-Roll Set 23,266 23,301 35 0.15% 23,301

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,185 3,193 8 0.25% 6,295
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,097 3,102 5 0.16%
Two-Roll Set 25,494 25,511 17 0.07% 25,511

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,533 3,535 2 0.06% 6,972
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,435 3,437 2 0.06%
Two-Roll Set 26,445 26,463 18 0.07% 26,463

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 182,069 182,231 162 0.09%  

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

The collector coin sales figures above have an "as of date" of May 21, 2012. Visit the United States Mint website at http://www.usmint.gov/ for more information on any of the above products.

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