2012-S Silver Eagle Coin Set Tops 200,000 as Sales Deadline Looms

by Mike Unser on July 3, 2012 · 17 comments

Sales of the San Francisco minted American Silver Eagle Coin Set passed 200,000 on Monday, just three days before its sales deadline.

Sales Odometer Tops 200,000 for 2012 San Francisco American Silver Eagle Coin Set

The U.S. Mint sales odometer for the 2012-S American Silver Eagle Coin Set topped 200,000 on Monday

The coin set, which includes a 2012-S Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle and a 2012-S Proof American Silver Eagle packed within a lacquer presentation case, is sold by the United States Mint for $149.95.

2012 American Silver Eagle San Francisco Two-Coin Proof Set

2012 San Francisco American Silver Eagle San Coin Set

Demand has shot higher for the sets in recent days. A total of 8,752 were purchased between Thursday and Friday, marking the biggest one-day sales following its release on June 7, 2012. Collectors purchased more than 25,000 over the weekend. That was the best pick-up since the weekend after its release.

Many collectors expect a flurry of orders in the last few days, with the final one being the day of most interest. The sets go off sale on Thursday, July 5, at 5:00 PM ET. After that, collectors will no longer have an option to get the two unique coins directly from the U.S. Mint.

Take a look at how sales for the San Francisco American Silver Eagle Coin Set have increased on a per-day basis:

  US Mint Total Sales Daily Sales Increases
June 7, 2012 Release Date
June 8, 2012 85,341 N/A
June 9, 2012 Weekend
June 10, 2012
June 11, 2012 115,059 29,718
June 12, 2012 121,304 6,245
June 13, 2012 125,371 4,067
June 14, 2012 128,540 3,169
June 15, 2012 131,512 2,972
June 16, 2012 Weekend
June 17, 2012
June 18, 2012 135,468 3,956
June 19, 2012 136,678 1,210
June 20, 2012 138,863 2,185
June 21, 2012 141,892 3,029
June 22, 2012 145,173 3,281
June 23, 2012 Weekend
June 24, 2012
June 25, 2012 152,047 6,874
June 26, 2012 156,569 4,522
June 27, 2012 162,581 6,012
June 28, 2012 166,836 4,255
June 29, 2012 175,588 8,752
June 30, 2012 Weekend
July 1, 2012
July 2, 2012 201,059 25,471
July 3, 2012 217,351 16,292
July 4, 2012 245,131 27,780
July 5, 2012 250,738 5,607
Final Sales* 251,302


*The final sales figure was reported by the U.S. Mint on July 6, 2012. Any future updates to the number will be updated on this page.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Joe July 4, 2012 at 1:21 am

Now at 217,351* units ordered.

Jack July 4, 2012 at 5:55 am

Anything under 250K would be great. Probably looking at 325K though.

Joe July 4, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Now at 245,131* units ordered.You might be right on the $$$ Jack.

jim July 4, 2012 at 7:33 pm

I predicted 150,00 or less – I guess the economy’s better than people have been saying.

Jack July 5, 2012 at 4:45 am

Today is the day that the dealers will hit the sight with large orders. It will be a big “pop” in units ordered today. I ordered mine yesterday just in case the sight goes down. I can hardly wait to see the street value on these when the final number is posted.

Mike July 5, 2012 at 9:53 am

The mint website is now showing an October 31st shipping date… What is up with that??

EJ July 5, 2012 at 11:31 am

Answer to Oct 31st ship date:
Order placed at 175k or less appear have a ship date of 7/27, over 175k of 9/29 and 10/31.
1. First 175k will have superior resell opportunity ie First strike and first to market.
2. Depending on final mintage, it could be a huge miss for Dealers ordering large quanities at end of run. Personal opinion- Resell prices will be weak if mintage exceeds 290k to 300k.


bill July 5, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I broke down and pulled the trigger on one.

Haven’t gotten my conf. email yet tho. /taps fingers on desk.

Joe July 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Total units ordered 250,738* two of the lower mintage Silver Eagles for now.

Ross July 5, 2012 at 6:24 pm

You snooze !!! You loose !!! Can’t wait for my 500 set !!! I’m Rich sooooooo rich!!

RonnieBGood July 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Ross is already rich if he coughed up $75k for 500 sets! lol

RonnieBGood July 5, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Total units ordered will be updated on Friday, July 6, 2012 by 3 p.m. (ET) to reflect the last day of the ordering window.

Joe July 5, 2012 at 10:01 pm

I hope it wont get much higher than the last # I posted. Thanks RonnieBGood for the info.

Lopital July 6, 2012 at 9:01 am

Jeje with Ross… Good for you!

I am happy with my one.

There are lots of neat details for these coins. Not just the rev proof, but also a first proof silver eagle bearing the “S” mark.

There are already some at ebay for $182.45 with 2 bids, thats 20% increase right there (without shipping and fees of course…).

I doubt the final mintage will be over 370k. So, right now they should be 5th and 6th lowest mintages for the silver eagles.

Sorting silver american eagle mintages:

1995-W, Proof – 30,125
2011-S, Uncirc – 100,00
2011-P, Rev Proof – 100,00
2006-P, Rev Proof – 248,875

2012-S, Proof – +250,738
2012-S, Rev Proof – +250,738

1994, Proof – 372,168

I am kind of becoming a fan of the San Francisco mint. Just got a bag of the 2012-S “El Yunque” uncirculated coins and I am impressed. In my opinion the coins have a proof-like finish. You can also appreciate the coin details better than with the P or D.

Bill July 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Big deal! 251,302 sets will be minted with them already on e-bay for a price of $182.45. Bet they won’t fly off the shelf as the lack of interest with no limits on purchases and the opportunity to buy them for 30 days indicates. Just another bogus move by the mint. Any whiners out there complaining they sold out and they couldn’t get one? Nope! They will prove to be not even worth their weight in the price of two ounces of silver.

Joe July 6, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Lopital: 1986 87 88 89 90 91 & 92 all bear the S mintmark for the Proof Silver Eagles.

little guy August 10, 2012 at 9:46 am

What was the final mintage ? I got my 3 sets this week.What was the final count on the 2012 san francisco issue(with no mintmark)?

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