US Mint Sales: Sharp Gains in Gold and Silver Coins, Products Debut

by Mike Unser on June 28, 2012 · 0 comments

Grover Cleveland Presidential 1 Coin Cover and San Francisco El Yunque Quarters

U.S. Mint debut sales are available for the new Grover Cleveland Presidential $1 Coin Cover and circulation quality San Francisco quarters honoring El Yunque

First time sales were reported by the U.S. Mint for new Grover Cleveland Presidential $1 Coin Covers and circulating quality El Yunque quarters from San Francisco, but it was various annual sets along with gold and silver coins that caught the eye of collectors.

84 products outperformed their prior weekly sales versus the 37 noted last week. The seven days of expanded sales was the best showing this year. In the group of overachievers:

  • 5 of 6 Proof American Gold Eagle products
  • 2 of 2 Proof American Silver Eagle products
  • 7 of 9 commemorative gold and silver coin products
  • 17 of 20 circulating, uncirculated and proof sets with four or more coins

Proof silver coins and sets continue to lead the U.S. Mint’s bestseller’s list, followed by the debuting products.

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

  1. 2012-S American Silver Eagle Two-Coin Proof Set (+23,718 to 162,581)
  2. 2012 Proof Set (+22,689 to 350,710)
  3. 2012 Proof Silver Eagles (+18,696 to 456,451)
  4. 2012 Silver Proof Set (+15,021 to 218,675)
  5. Grover Cleveland Coin Covers (+12,406)
  6. 2012 Mint Set (+7,709 to 212,057)
  7. 2012-S El Yunque Quarters 40-coin Roll (+5,800)
  8. 2012 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set (+3,930 to 172,796)
  9. 2012-S El Yunque Quarters 100-coin bag (+3,827)
  10. Star-Spangled Banner Bicentennial Silver Dollar Set (+2,388 to 17,481)

Sales Debut for Grover Cleveland Presidential $1 Coin Covers

Released last Tuesday, June 19, first term Grover Cleveland $1 Coin Covers were the Mint’s fifth best numismatic seller of the week with sales of 12,406. Keeping with a trend, the start is the slowest in the American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series. Debut and current sales of other coin covers are in the following table:

  Issue
Date
Debut
Sales
Current
Total
Millard Fillmore $1 Coin Cover April 2, 2010 17,833 22,887
Franklin Pierce $1 Coin Cover July 1, 2010 16,688 21,295
James Buchanan $1 Coin Cover Sept. 30, 2010 16,220 20,038
Abraham Lincoln $1 Coin Cover Dec. 30, 2010 23,373 33,883
Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Cover Mar. 31, 2011 15,459 18,420
Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin Cover June 29, 2011 15,659 18,507
Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Cover Oct. 4, 2011 14,051 16,485
James Garfield $1 Coin Cover Dec. 29, 2011 13,843 15,503
Chester Arthur $1 Coin Cover April 9, 2012 13,562 14,619

 

Sales Debut for Circulating Quality San Francisco 2012-S El Yunque Quarters

Starting sales for circulating quality 2012-S El Yunque quarters from San Francisco totaled 614,700, or less than half of the preliminary 1.4 million mintage amount. Collectors purchase those coins through 3,827 orders of 100-coin bags and 5,800 orders of 40-coin rolls. The debut was slower than past circulating quality quarter releases featuring Denver and Philadelphia mint marks. For more, read this article on quarter sales comparisons.

To read about the products issued by the United States Mint this week, check out this link.

US Coin Sales: Bullion Coin Products

Bullion coin activity rose sharply during the last seven days, supported by lower precious metals prices that drove bargain-hunting across the Mint’s range of bullion products. 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 1,500 5,000 10,000 75,000
American Gold Eagles 1 oz 6,500 25,500 49,500 279,500
American Gold Eagles 1/2 oz 0 1,000 2,000 56,000
American Gold Eagles 1/4 oz 2,000 4,000 6,000 52,000
American Gold Eagles 1/10 oz 0 20,000 25,000 175,000
Silver American Eagles 578,500 893,000 2,593,000 17,127,000
Gettysburg 5 oz Silver Coins Sold Out 126,700
Glacier 5 oz Silver Coins Sold Out 126,700
Olympic 5 oz Silver Coins 0 0 0 85,200
Vicksburg 5 oz Silver Coins 0 0 200 38,600
Chickasaw 5 oz Silver Coins 0 0 0 28,900
El Yunque 5 oz Silver Coins 1,800 200 3,700 9,900
Chaco Culture 5 oz Silver Coins N/A 3,200 3,200 3,200

 

*The effective date for bullion US Mint coin sales above is Wednesday, June 28, 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 25, 2012:

US Coin Sales: Numismatic Products


2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Proof Gold Coins 4,918 4,994 76 1.55% 100,000 gold; 500,000 silver max
$5 Uncirculated Gold Coins 3,798 3,836 38 1.00%
$1 Silver Proof 93,629 95,008 1,379 1.47%
$1 Silver Uncirculated 35,428 35,815 387 1.09%
Proof Two-Coin Set 9,556 9,754 198 2.07%
Bicentennial Silver Dollar Set 15,093 17,481 2,388 15.82%

2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars

  Old

Sales
Latest

Sales
Gain/

Loss
%

Increase
Mintage
Proof 94,759 95,540 781 0.82% 178,132 of 350,000
Uncirculated 40,018 40,216 198 0.49%
Defenders of Freedom Set 43,355 43,014 -341 -0.79%

2012 Proof Silver Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
1 oz 437,755 456,451 18,696 4.27%  

2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 292,905 293,807 902 0.31%

2012 Proof American Gold Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Limit
1 oz 4,459 4,650 191 4.28%
1/2 oz 1,114 1,163 49 4.40%
1/4 oz 1,347 1,425 78 5.79%
1/10 oz 4,436 4,729 293 6.61%
4-Coin Set 2,624 2,775 151 5.75%

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 18,205 18,246 41 0.23% 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 11,643 11,983 340 2.92%  
2011 26,660 26,691 31 0.12%  

2011 Proof Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 14,419 14,474 55 0.38%  

America the Beautiful 5 Oz. Silver Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2010-P Hot Springs National Park Silver Coins 27,000 27,000 Sold Out
2010-P Yellowstone National Park Silver Coins 27,000 27,000 Sold Out
2010-P Yosemite National Park Silver Coins 27,000 27,000 Sold Out
2010-P Grand Canyon National Park Silver Coins 26,019 26,019 Sold Out
2010-P Mount Hood National Park Silver Coins 26,928 26,928 26,928 of
27,000
2011-P Gettysburg National Park Silver Coin 22,060 22,165 105 0.48% 22,165 of
35,000
2011-P Glacier National Park Silver Coin 18,540 18,622 82 0.44% 18,622 of
35,000
2011-P Olympic National Park Silver Coin 16,178 16,264 86 0.53% 16,264 of
35,000
2011-P Vicksburg National Park Silver Coin 16,249 16,337 88 0.54% 16,337 of
35,000
2011-P Chickasaw National Park Silver Coin 14,528 14,631 103 0.71% 14,631 of
35,000
2012-P El Yunque National Park Silver Coin 9,639 10,338 699 7.25% 10,338 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) 3,906 3,907 1 0.03% 6,812
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,905 2,905 0 0.00%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,969 3,969 0 0.0% 6,695
of
15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,716 2,726 10 0.37%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 3,270 3,281 11 0.34% 5,396
of
15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 2,110 2,115 5 0.24%
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 2,828 2,846 18 0.64% 4,715
of
5,000
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 1,848 1,869 21 1.14%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2012 Proof Set 328,021 350,710 22,689 6.92%
2011 Proof Set 1,079,427 1,079,939 512 0.05%  
2012 Birth Set 16,429 17,846 1,417 8.62%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 95,568 97,649 2,081 2.18%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 113,557 114,956 1,399 1.23%
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 147,803 147,945 142 0.10%  
2012 Presidential $1 Proof Set 168,866 172,796 3,930 2.33%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 290,214 290,424 210 0.07%  
2012 Silver Proof Set 203,654 218,675 15,021 7.38%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 563,120 563,509 389 0.07%  
2010 Proof Set 1,103,950 1,103,950 NLA 0.00% Sold Out
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 142,995 143,113 118 0.08%  

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2012 US Mint Uncirculated Set 204,348 212,057 7,709 3.77%  
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 524,591 524,911 320 0.06%  
2012 Presidential Uncirculated Set 33,720 35,851 2,131 6.32%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 66,567 66,699 132 0.20%  

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
Abigail Fillmore 10,073 10,076 3 0.03%  
Jane Pierce 7,941 7,943 2 0.03%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,684 7,687 3 0.04%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 14,829 14,847 18 0.12%  
Eliza Johnson 6,141 6,146 5 0.08%  
Julia Grant 6,299 6,307 8 0.13%  
Lucy Hayes 5,012 5,027 15 0.30%  
Lucretia Garfield 4,369 4,403 34 0.78%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 30,144 30,161 17 0.06%  
John Tyler 26,838 26,850 12 0.04%  
James K. Polk 25,090 25,105 15 0.06%  
Zachary Taylor 24,051 24,062 11 0.05%  
Millard Fillmore 22,874 22,887 13 0.06%  
Franklin Pierce 21,281 21,295 14 0.07%  
James Buchanan 20,025 20,038 13 0.06%  
Abraham Lincoln 33,857 33,883 26 0.08%  
Andrew Johnson 18,406 18,420 14 0.08%  
Ulysses S. Grant 18,489 18,507 18 0.10%  
Rutherford B. Hayes 16,462 16,485 23 0.14%  
James Garfield 15,466 15,503 37 0.24%  
Chester Arthur 14,463 14,619 156 1.08%  
Grover Cleveland (1st)   12,406 12,406    

Grover Cleveland $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 36,705 38,881 2,176 5.93% 74,895
25-coin roll set (D) 34,298 36,014 1,716 5.00%
100-coin bag (P) 478 558 80 16.74% 994
100-coin bag (D) 370 436 66 17.84%
250-coin box (P) 8,519 8,650 131 1.54% 12,526
250-coin box (D) 3,776 3,876 100 2.65%
500-coin box (P) 485 515 30 6.19% 1,005
500-coin box (D) 466 490 24 5.15%

Chester Arthur $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 48,512 49,408 896 1.85% 94,421
25-coin roll set (D) 44,243 45,013 770 1.74%
100-coin bag (P) 611 632 21 3.44% 1,206
100-coin bag (D) 567 574 7 1.23%
250-coin box (P) 10,226 10,287 61 0.60% 15,163
250-coin box (D) 4,833 4,876 43 0.89%
500-coin box (P) 953 966 13 1.36% 1,953
500-coin box (D) 979 987 8 0.82%

James A. Garfield $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 27,224 27,293 69 0.25% 53,101
25-coin roll set (D) 25,742 25,808 66 0.26%

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 28,261 28,296 35 0.12% 55,484
25-coin roll set (D) 27,145 27,188 43 0.16%

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) 559 601 42 7.51% 1,166
2012-dated 100-coin bag (D) 513 565 52 10.14%
2012-dated 250-coin box (P) 1,673 1,724 51 3.05% 3,461
2012-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,700 1,737 37 2.18%
2012-dated 500-coin box (P) 209 225 16 7.66% 437
2012-dated 500-coin box (D) 192 212 20 10.42%
2012-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 15,816 16,385 569 3.60% 32,815
2012-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 15,830 16,430 600 3.79%
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) 3,079 3,254 175 5.68%  
2012-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 13,247 13,653 406 3.06%  
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 22,075 23,474 1,399 6.34%
2011 Issue 33,361 33,471 110 0.33%
2010 Issue 34,572 34,673 101 0.29%

ATB Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011 Issue 19,698 19,835 137 0.70%
2010 Issue 26,777 26,841 64 0.24%

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Acadia Quarter Set 10,701 11,577 876 8.19%
Chaco Culture Quarter Set 13,163 13,373 210 1.60%
El Yunque Quarter Set 16,200 16,431 231 1.43%
Chickasaw Quarter Set 13,442 13,479 37 0.28%
Vicksburg Quarter Set 15,123 15,148 25 0.17%
Olympic Quarter Set 14,946 14,971 25 0.17%
Glacier Quarter Set 15,967 15,994 27 0.17%
Gettysburg Quarter Set 18,711 18,735 24 0.13%
Mount Hood Quarter Set 15,733 15,755 22 0.14%
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 18,203 18,241 38 0.21%
Yosemite Quarter Set 18,627 18,656 29 0.16%
Yellowstone Quarter Set 21,024 21,055 31 0.15%
Hot Springs Quarter Set 20,538 20,561 23 0.11%

Acadia National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,177 2,393 216 9.92% 4,743
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,163 2,370 207 9.57%
Two-Roll Set 15,530 16,807 1,277 8.22% 16,807

Chaco Culture National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,079 3,106 27 0.88% 6,189
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,053 3,083 30 0.98%
Two-Roll Set 20,963 21,194 231 1.10% 21,194

El Yunque National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (S)   3,827 3,827   6,882
40-Coin Roll   5,800 5,800  
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,468 3,514 46 1.33%
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,325 3,368 43 1.29%
Two-Roll Set 22,104 22,346 242 1.09% 22,346

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,959 2,962 3 0.10% 5,843
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,876 2,881 5 0.17%
Two-Roll Set 23,429 23,501 72 0.31% 23,501

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,204 3,208 4 0.12% 6,328
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,116 3,120 4 0.13%
Two-Roll Set 25,603 25,661 58 0.23% 25,661

Olympic National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,542 3,542 0 0.00% 6,988
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,446 3,446 0 0.00%
Two-Roll Set 26,531 26,531 0 0.00% 26,531

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 182,734 182,847 113 0.06%  

 

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