US Coin Sales Spike: 7 Best Product Sellers – Silver Eagles and Sets

by Mike Unser on June 14, 2012 · 3 comments

2012 Silver Proof Set and 2012 American Silver Eagle San Francisco Two-Coin Proof Set

These two newly released sets help widen U.S. Mint product sales

Last week’s debut of the 2012 Silver Proof Set and 2012 San Francisco American Silver Eagle Two Coin Proof Set propelled U.S. Mint unit sales higher and expanded interest across other products to a level not seen since the Christmas holiday season.

Specifically, 82 products outperformed their prior weekly sales versus the 65 noted in the previous week. The 7-day improvement was the best since the U.S. Mint sales report of December 5, 2011.

Leading U.S. Mint products geared for coin collectors were Silver Eagles and various mint and proof sets. One or the other held the top 7 selling spots.

U.S. Mint Best Numismatic Product Sellers of the Week

  1. 2012 Silver Proof Set (+189,628)
  2. 2012-S American Silver Eagle Two-Coin Proof Set (+125,371)
  3. 2012 Proof Silver Eagles (+27,301 to 432,286)
  4. 2012 Proof Set (+21,911 to 321,495)
  5. 2012 Mint Set (+20,030 to 195,157)
  6. 2012 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set (+4,262 to 172,623)
  7. Star-Spangled Banner Bicentennial Silver Dollar Set (+4,179 to 13,609)
  8. Grover Cleveland Presidential (P) $1 Coin Rolls (+3,132 to 34,691)
  9. Grover Cleveland Presidential (D) $1 Coin Rolls (+2,690 to 32,703)
  10. 2012-P El Yunque 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin (+2,443 to 8,957)

Debuting Products

Returning to debuting products, the starting 2012 Silver Proof Set sales of 189,628 was the slowest in years. But then past sets did not compete with the 2012 San Francisco American Silver Eagle Two Coin Proof Set that launched three days later and pulled $149.95 per unit from collectors’ wallets.

Released last Thursday, the San Francisco Set hit sales of 85,341 in just over 24 hours, rose to 115,059 on Monday, moved up to 121,304 by Tuesday and then settled at 125,371 on Wednesday. That represents $18,799,381.45 spent by collectors, which certainly cut into short term available dollars for the 2012 Silver Proof Set.

Not surprising, American Silver Eagles shined brighter with the set’s release as individually sold proof and uncirculated Silver Eagles were among the Mint’s overachieving products. Weekly sales of the 2012-W Proof American Silver Eagle went up 27,301 to 432,286 compared to the prior gain of 9,527, and the 2011-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle rose 1,218 to 291,495 against the previous 760.

US Coin Sales: Bullion Coin Products

Bullion coin activity increased significantly in the last seven days after a slower start in early June. The following table offers the latest U.S. Mint bullion coin sales:

  Prior 7-Day Increase Latest 7-Day Increase June Sales Sales Totals*
American Buffalo Gold Coins 1 oz 1,000 3,500 3,500 68,500
American Gold Eagles 1 oz 3,000 17,500 17,500 247,500
American Gold Eagles 1/2 oz 0 1,000 1,000 55,000
American Gold Eagles 1/4 oz 0 0 0 46,000
American Gold Eagles 1/10 oz 0 5,000 5,000 155,000
Silver American Eagles 315,000 931,500 1,121,500 15,655,500
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 85,200
Vicksburg 5 oz Silver Coin 200 0 200 38,600
Chickasaw 5 oz Silver Coin 0 0 0 28,900
El Yunque 5 oz Silver Coin 6,200 1,700 2,700 7,900

 

*The effective date for bullion US Mint coin sales above is Wednesday, June 14, 2012. The five ounce totals are for 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 as of Monday, June 11, 2012:

US Coin Sales: Numismatic Products


2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Proof Gold Coins 4,790 4,874 84 1.75% 100,000 gold; 500,000 silver max
$5 Uncirculated Gold Coins 3,656 3,743 87 2.38%
$1 Silver Proof 90,174 92,603 2,429 2.69%
$1 Silver Uncirculated 34,235 35,135 900 2.63%
Proof Two-Coin Set 8,783 9,433 650 7.40%
Bicentennial Silver Dollar Set 9,430 13,609 4,179 44.32%

2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars

  Old

Sales
Latest

Sales
Gain/

Loss
%

Increase
Mintage
Proof 93,262 94,400 1,138 1.22% 177,774 of 350,000
Uncirculated 39,303 39,884 581 1.48%
Defenders of Freedom Set 43,295 43,490 195 0.45%

2012 Proof Silver Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
1 oz 404,985 432,286 27,301 6.74%  

2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 290,277 291,495 1,218 0.42%

2012 Proof American Gold Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Limit
1 oz 3,616 4,201 585 16.18%
1/2 oz 1,036 1,071 35 3.38%
1/4 oz 1,198 1,297 99 8.26%
1/10 oz 3,989 4,254 265 6.64%
4-Coin Set 2,403 2,541 138 5.74%

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 18,180 18,193 13 0.07% 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 11,050 11,417 367 3.32%  
2011 26,556 26,609 53 0.20%  

2011 Proof Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 14,246 14,340 94 0.66%  

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 26,928 of
27,000
2011-P Gettysburg National Park Silver Coin 21,835 21,974 139 0.64% 21,974 of
35,000
2011-P Glacier National Park Silver Coin 18,362 18,470 108 0.59% 18,470 of
35,000
2011-P Olympic National Park Silver Coin 16,016 16,117 101 0.63% 16,117 of
35,000
2011-P Vicksburg National Park Silver Coin 16,052 16,168 116 0.72% 16,168 of
35,000
2011-P Chickasaw National Park Silver Coin 14,266 14,433 167 1.17% 14,433 of
35,000
2012-P El Yunque National Park Silver Coin 6,514 8,957 2,443 37.50% 8,957 of
25,000

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) 3,876 3,888 12 0.31% 6,803
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,914 2,915 1 0.03%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,969 3,969 0 0.0% 6,671
of
15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,685 2,702 17 0.63%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 3,234 3,257 23 0.71% 5,359
of
15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 2,092 2,102 10 0.48%
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 2,781 2,803 22 0.79% 4,632
of
5,000
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 1,798 1,829 31 1.72%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2012 Proof Set 299,584 321,495 21,911 7.31%
2011 Proof Set 1,078,563 1,079,078 515 0.05%  
2012 Birth Set 15,047 15,982 935 6.21%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 92,447 94,491 2,044 2.21%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 110,591 112,610 2,019 1.83%
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 147,523 147,702 179 0.12%  
2012 Presidential $1 Proof Set 168,361 172,623 4,262 2.53%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 289,812 290,069 257 0.09%  
2012 Silver Proof Set   189,628 189,628    
2011 Silver Proof Set 561,886 562,814 928 0.17%  
2010 Proof Set 1,103,950 1,103,950 NLA 0.00% Sold Out
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 142,597 142,851 254 0.18%  

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2012 US Mint Uncirculated Set 175,127 195,157 20,030 11.44%  
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 523,980 524,377 397 0.08%  
2012 Presidential Uncirculated Set 30,983 33,083 2,100 6.78%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 66,290 66,442 152 0.23%  

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
Abigail Fillmore 10,058 10,067 9 0.09%  
Jane Pierce 7,927 7,937 10 0.13%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,662 7,673 11 0.14%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 14,768 14,807 39 0.26%  
Eliza Johnson 6,110 6,126 16 0.26%  
Julia Grant 6,266 6,281 15 0.24%  
Lucy Hayes 4,979 4,992 13 0.26%  
Lucretia Garfield 4,286 4,330 44 1.03%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 30,118 30,129 11 0.04%  
John Tyler 26,824 26,827 3 0.01%  
James K. Polk 25,076 25,082 6 0.02%  
Zachary Taylor 24,035 24,038 3 0.01%  
Millard Fillmore 22,866 22,870 4 0.02%  
Franklin Pierce 21,267 21,271 4 0.02%  
James Buchanan 20,014 20,021 7 0.03%  
Abraham Lincoln 33,762 33,816 54 0.16%  
Andrew Johnson 18,390 18,400 10 0.05%  
Ulysses S. Grant 18,463 18,481 18 0.10%  
Rutherford B. Hayes 16,433 16,452 19 0.12%  
James Garfield 15,387 15,446 59 0.38%  
Chester Arthur 14,266 14,420 154 1.08%  

Chester Arthur $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 46,614 47,649 1,035 2.22% 91,236
25-coin roll set (D) 42,793 43,587 794 1.86%
100-coin bag (P) 567 603 36 6.35% 1,157
100-coin bag (D) 518 554 36 6.95%
250-coin box (P) 10,996 10,351 -645 -5.87% 15,333
250-coin box (D) 5,648 4,982 -666 -11.79%
500-coin box (P) 947 948 1 0.11% 1,922
500-coin box (D) 976 977 1 0.10%

James A. Garfield $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 26,991 27,077 86 0.32% 52,762
25-coin roll set (D) 25,622 25,685 63 0.25%

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 28,179 28,216 37 0.13% 55,321
25-coin roll set (D) 27,069 27,105 36 0.13%

Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 31,064 31,064 0 0.00% 60,892
25-coin roll set (D) 29,828 29,828 0 0.00%

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) 457 529 72 15.75% 1,006
2012-dated 100-coin bag (D) 411 477 66 16.06%
2012-dated 250-coin box (P) 1,606 1,657 51 3.18% 3,325
2012-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,605 1,668 63 3.93%
2012-dated 500-coin box (P) 195 199 4 2.05% 378
2012-dated 500-coin box (D) 170 179 9 5.29%
2012-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 14,633 15,548 915 6.25% 31,097
2012-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 14,616 15,549 933 6.38%
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) 2,569 2,913 344 13.39%  
2012-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 11,209 12,712 1,503 13.41%  
2011-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 9,455 9,455 0 0.00%  
2011-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 27,782 27,782 0 0.00%  

ATB Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2012 Issue 20,819 21,770 951 4.57%
2011 Issue 33,208 33,297 89 0.27%
2010 Issue 34,417 34,506 89 0.26%

ATB Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011 Issue 19,432 19,583 151 0.78%
2010 Issue 26,639 26,708 69 0.26%

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Chaco Culture Quarter Set 12,917 13,191 274 2.12%
El Yunque Quarter Set 15,973 16,094 121 0.76%
Chickasaw Quarter Set 13,355 13,386 31 0.23%
Vicksburg Quarter Set 15,055 15,079 24 0.16%
Olympic Quarter Set 14,883 14,898 15 0.10%
Glacier Quarter Set 15,908 15,924 16 0.10%
Gettysburg Quarter Set 18,636 18,660 24 0.13%
Mount Hood Quarter Set 15,679 15,696 17 0.11%
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 18,143 18,161 18 0.10%
Yosemite Quarter Set 18,555 18,577 22 0.12%
Yellowstone Quarter Set 20,962 20,980 18 0.09%
Hot Springs Quarter Set 20,484 20,501 17 0.08%

Chaco Culture National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,004 3,043 39 1.30% 6,062
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,976 3,019 43 1.44%
Two-Roll Set 20,442 20,749 307 1.50% 20,749

El Yunque National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,435 3,454 19 0.55% 6,757
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,284 3,303 19 0.58%
Two-Roll Set 21,858 22,004 146 0.67% 22,004

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,953 2,955 2 0.07% 5,825
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,869 2,870 1 0.03%
Two-Roll Set 23,354 23,392 38 0.16% 23,392

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,198 3,201 3 0.09% 6,312
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,106 3,111 5 0.16%
Two-Roll Set 25,544 25,569 25 0.10% 25,569

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,539 3,540 1 0.03% 6,985
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,442 3,445 3 0.09%
Two-Roll Set 26,503 26,517 14 0.05% 26,517

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 182,414 182,606 192 0.11%  

 

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Kevin June 15, 2012 at 12:20 am

Thanks for the updates on sales. Is there a simple Coin News link with numismatic sales updates so I don’t have to search through individual articles? Thanks!

Skip Goez June 17, 2012 at 3:45 pm

As a amateur / casual collector of coins and paper minted of US currency, I believe that your site is extremely valuable for me in gaining information for purchases —-I don’t usually read any of the magazines available on money collecting—–at 61, I started collecting back in 1998, so I am well behind the curve in the collecting “game”—nevertheless, your thorough reporting of trends and production values in extremely helpful to me when I decide to buy—-now—if you would be so kind to tell me the time when silver is going to break $50.00——-again, thanks for all of your excellent reporting on current trends and accurate production of US money

jim June 19, 2012 at 5:47 am

Skip –
I’ve seen mistakes and discrepancies in Coin News articles so don’t believe everything you read (which is something you should already know at age 61). As to silver reaching $50 – watch the eurozone; if it crashes or falls apart you may get your wish.

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