US Coin Sales: 2012 Proof Silver Eagles Surge Atop 500,000

by Mike Unser on August 1, 2012 · 1 comment

2012-W Proof American Silver Eagle

2012-W Proof American Silver Eagles topped 500,000 in sales since their April 12, 2012 release

2012-W Proof Silver Eagles dominated an improved U.S. Mint weekly sales cycle. The collector proof Silver Eagles joined investment-grade bullion coins as top celebrities in the latest round of U.S. Mint sales.

Proof Silver Eagles surged 34,061 to hurdle over the 500,000 milestone. The coin’s recent suspension and $5 price cut attracted buyers, making them the Mint’s leading numismatic seller.

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

  1. 2012 Proof Silver Eagles (+34,061 to 526,806)
  2. 2012 Proof Set(+12,391 to 470,429)
  3. 2012 Mint Uncirculated Coin Set (+5,510 to 263,980)
  4. 2012 Silver Proof Set (+5,480 to 266,750)
  5. 2012 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set (+1,653 to 191,174)
  6. 2012 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set (+1,239 to 44,671)
  7. 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (+976 to 106,377)
  8. 2012-S Chaco Culture Quarters 40-coin Roll (+888 to 6,107)
  9. 2012-D Presidential $1 Four-Coin Set (+811 to 3,972)
  10. Grover Cleveland Presidential (P) $1 Coin Rolls (+778 to 44,329)

Helped by lackadaisical sales through the first three weeks of July, the final days of the month picked up with 62 products outperforming their previous weekly numbers. The level was the best since the end of June.

Upcoming Products Will Spur US Coin Sales

Upcoming American Eagle products will provide a bit more excitement for collectors and U.S. Mint sales stats. Scheduled to kickoff August for the U.S. Mint is Thursday’s release of the 2012-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle. Collectors can get the new Silver Eagles beginning August 2 at noon ET for $45.95 each.

Next week has more Eagle products that will spur coin sales. There is the August 7 release of the Making American History Coin & Currency Set for $72.95. Then there is the launch of the 2012-W Proof American Platinum Eagle on August 9 for a yet undetermined price.

US Coin Sales: Bullion Coin Products

Demand jumped for U.S. Mint bullion coins during the final two weeks of July. Bullion sales actually peaked in the last seven days. But due to a sluggish July start, American Eagle and Buffalo coin sales were sharply lower than June. (Stay tuned to CoinNews.net for an upcoming, more detailed article about July bullion coin sales.)

The following table offers the latest U.S. Mint bullion sales figures. The most recent seven days sales period covers through to the end of July.

  Prior 7-Day Increase Latest 7-Day Increase July Sales Sales Totals*
American Buffalo Gold Coins 1 oz 0 2,500 4,000 79,000
Gold American Eagles 1 oz 2,000 9,500 28,500 313,500
Gold American Eagles 1/2 oz 0 0 0 56,000
Gold American Eagles 1/4 oz 0 0 2,000 54,000
Gold American Eagles 1/10 oz 0 15,000 15,000 190,000
Silver American Eagles 465,000 810,000 2,278,000 19,670,000
2011 Gettysburg 5 oz Silver Coins Sold Out 126,700
2011 Glacier 5 oz Silver Coins Sold Out 126,700
2011 Olympic 5 oz Silver Coins 0 200 300 85,500
2011 Vicksburg 5 oz Silver Coins 200 300 500 39,100
2011 Chickasaw 5 oz Silver Coins 200 300 500 29,400
2012 El Yunque 5 oz Silver Coins 200 1,600 3,300 13,200
2012 Chaco Culture 5 oz Silver Coins 0 1,500 4,200 7,400
2012 Acadia 5 oz Silver Coins 0 9,900 9,900 9,900

 

*The 5 oz. totals are for the coins sold by design, and include sales from 2011.

The following tables provide the latest totals for US Mint numismatic clad, gold and silver products as of Monday, July 30, 2012.

US Coin Sales: Numismatic Products


2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Proof Gold Coins 5,266 5,293 27 0.51% 100,000 gold; 500,000 silver max
$5 Uncirculated Gold Coins 4,024 4,044 20 0.50%
$1 Silver Proof 101,103 101,609 506 0.50%
$1 Silver Uncirculated 37,358 37,481 123 0.33%
Proof Two-Coin Set 10,475 10,513 38 0.36%
Bicentennial Silver Dollar Set 25,695 26,349 654 2.55%

2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars

  Old

Sales
Latest

Sales
Gain/

Loss
%

Increase
Mintage
Proof 98,522 98,837 315 0.32% 183,600 of 350,000
Uncirculated 41,033 41,125 92 0.22%
Defenders of Freedom Set 43,561 43,638 77 0.18%

2012 Proof Silver Eagles

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
1 oz 492,745 526,806 34,061 6.91%  

2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagles

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 297,299 297,629 330 0.11%

2012 Proof Gold American Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Limit
1 oz 5,352 5,624 272 5.08%
1/2 oz 1,391 1,416 25 1.80%
1/4 oz 1,741 1,790 49 2.81%
1/10 oz 5,794 5,865 71 1.23%
4-Coin Set 3,183 3,252 69 2.17%

2011 Proof Gold American 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 18,355 18,416 61 0.33% 40,000

Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
2012 3,895 4,038 143 3.67%  
2011 8,822 8,822 0 0.00% Sold Out

American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
2012 13,043 13,240 197 1.51%  
2011 26,870 27,216 346 1.29%  

2011 Proof Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
1 oz 14,676 14,694 18 0.12%  

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 22,570 22,626 56 0.25% 22,626 of
35,000
2011-P Glacier National Park Silver Coin 18,938 18,981 43 0.23% 18,981 of
35,000
2011-P Olympic National Park Silver Coin 16,548 16,590 42 0.25% 16,590 of
35,000
2011-P Vicksburg National Park Silver Coin 16,649 16,699 50 0.30% 16,699 of
35,000
2011-P Chickasaw National Park Silver Coin 14,920 14,976 56 0.38% 14,976 of
35,000
2012-P El Yunque National Park Silver Coin 11,924 12,035 111 0.93% 12,035 of
25,000
2012-P Chaco Culture National Park Silver Coin 7,019 7,433 414 5.90% 7,433 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) 3,907 3,907 NLA 0.00% 6,812
of
15,000
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 2,905 2,905 NLA 0.00%
Julia Grant Proof (2011) 3,969 3,969 NLA 0.0% 6,776
of
15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,777 2,807 30 1.08%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 3,311 3,331 20 0.60% 5,483
of
15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 2,146 2,152 6 0.28%
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 2,905 2,931 26 0.90% 4,876
of
5,000
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 1,934 1,945 11 0.57%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2012 Proof Set 458,038 470,429 12,391 2.71%
2011 Proof Set 1,082,233 1,082,706 473 0.04%  
2012 Birth Set 23,695 24,467 772 3.26%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 105,401 106,377 976 0.93%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 121,281 121,960 679 0.56%
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 148,723 148,949 226 0.15%  
2012 Presidential $1 Proof Set 189,521 191,174 1,653 0.87%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 291,210 291,326 116 0.04%  
2012 Silver Proof Set 261,270 266,750 5,480 2.10%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 564,653 564,963 310 0.05%  
2010 Proof Set 1,103,950 1,103,950 NLA 0.00% Sold Out
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 143,867 144,082 215 0.15%  

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2012 US Mint Uncirculated Set 258,470 263,980 5,510 2.13%  
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 526,498 526,685 187 0.04%  
2012 Presidential Uncirculated Set 43,432 44,671 1,239 2.85%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 67,131 67,196 65 0.10%  

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
Abigail Fillmore 10,105 10,108 3 0.03%  
Jane Pierce 7,966 7,969 3 0.04%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,714 7,718 4 0.05%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 14,932 14,957 25 0.17%  
Eliza Johnson 6,177 6,181 4 0.06%  
Julia Grant 6,347 6,354 7 0.11%  
Lucy Hayes 5,083 5,089 6 0.12%  
Lucretia Garfield 4,501 4,516 15 0.33%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 30,192 30,195 3 0.01%  
John Tyler 26,876 26,879 3 0.01%  
James K. Polk 25,136 25,138 2 0.01%  
Zachary Taylor 24,092 24,095 3 0.01%  
Millard Fillmore 22,914 22,917 3 0.01%  
Franklin Pierce 21,329 21,333 4 0.02%  
James Buchanan 20,070 20,074 4 0.02%  
Abraham Lincoln 34,027 34,060 33 0.10%  
Andrew Johnson 18,470 18,473 3 0.02%  
Ulysses S. Grant 18,582 18,587 5 0.03%  
Rutherford B. Hayes 16,559 16,565 6 0.04%  
James Garfield 15,642 15,653 11 0.07%  
Chester Arthur 14,966 15,007 41 0.27%  
Grover Cleveland (1st) 13,155 12,674 -481 -3.66%  

Grover Cleveland $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 43,551 44,329 778 1.79% 84,236
25-coin roll set (D) 39,307 39,907 600 1.53%
100-coin bag (P) 733 767 34 4.64% 1,352
100-coin bag (D) 564 585 21 3.72%
250-coin box (P) 8,968 9,047 79 0.88% 13,238
250-coin box (D) 4,104 4,191 87 2.12%
500-coin box (P) 662 673 11 1.66% 1,232
500-coin box (D) 549 559 10 1.82%

Chester Arthur $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 51,840 52,260 420 0.81% 99,487
25-coin roll set (D) 46,849 47,227 378 0.81%
100-coin bag (P) 716 731 15 2.09% 1,387
100-coin bag (D) 641 656 15 2.34%
250-coin box (P) 10,437 10,453 16 0.15% 15,432
250-coin box (D) 4,973 4,979 6 0.12%
500-coin box (P) 993 1,015 22 2.22% 2,033
500-coin box (D) 1,011 1,018 7 0.69%

James A. Garfield $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 27,522 27,562 40 0.15% 53,629
25-coin roll set (D) 26,019 26,067 48 0.18%

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 28,441 28,467 26 0.09% 55,795
25-coin roll set (D) 27,301 27,328 27 0.10%

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%

Presidential $1 Four-Coin Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
Philadelphia 4,150 4,587 437 10.53% 8,559
Denver 3,161 3,972 811 25.66%

Native American Dollar Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
2012-dated 100-coin bag (P) 996 1,019 23 2.31% 2,014
2012-dated 100-coin bag (D) 965 995 30 3.11%
2012-dated 250-coin box (P) 1,899 1,937 38 2.00% 3,866
2012-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,909 1,929 20 1.05%
2012-dated 500-coin box (P) 256 274 18 7.03% 523
2012-dated 500-coin box (D) 246 249 3 1.22%
2012-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 17,803 17,960 157 0.88% 35,975
2012-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 17,832 18,015 183 1.03%
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) 4,145 4,190 45 1.09%  
2012-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 15,342 15,527 185 1.21%  
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 28,339 28,759 420 1.48%
2011 Issue 33,787 33,883 96 0.28%
2010 Issue 34,944 34,992 48 0.14%

ATB Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011 Issue 20,374 20,558 184 0.90%
2010 Issue 27,143 27,301 158 0.58%

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Acadia Quarter Set 12,917 13,061 144 1.11%
Chaco Culture Quarter Set 14,072 14,139 67 0.48%
El Yunque Quarter Set 17,054 17,123 69 0.40%
Chickasaw Quarter Set 13,592 13,610 18 0.13%
Vicksburg Quarter Set 15,247 15,264 17 0.11%
Olympic Quarter Set 15,065 15,081 16 0.11%
Glacier Quarter Set 16,074 16,094 20 0.12%
Gettysburg Quarter Set 18,827 18,852 25 0.13%
Mount Hood Quarter Set 15,838 15,852 14 0.09%
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 18,354 18,372 18 0.10%
Yosemite Quarter Set 18,750 18,767 17 0.09%
Yellowstone Quarter Set 21,155 21,169 14 0.07%
Hot Springs Quarter Set 20,645 20,656 11 0.05%

Acadia National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,654 2,693 39 1.47% 5,318
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,583 2,625 42 1.63%
Two-Roll Set 18,308 18,512 204 1.11% 18,512

Chaco Culture National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (S) 4,214 4,636 422 10.01% 4,636
40-Coin Roll 5,219 6,107 888 17.01% 6,107
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,196 3,134 -62 -1.94% 6,249
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,181 3,115 -66 -2.07%
Two-Roll Set 21,816 21,575 -241 -1.10% 21,575

El Yunque National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (S) 7,285 7,612 327 4.49% 7,612
40-Coin Roll 11,483 12,028 545 4.75% 12,028
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,602 3,612 10 0.28% 7,079
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,459 3,467 8 0.23%
Two-Roll Set 22,771 22,848 77 0.34% 22,848

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,993 2,994 1 0.03% 5,907
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,912 2,913 1 0.03%
Two-Roll Set 23,658 23,705 47 0.20% 23,705

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,237 3,241 4 0.12% 6,398
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,155 3,157 2 0.06%
Two-Roll Set 25,798 25,825 27 0.10% 25,825

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 183,250 183,309 59 0.03%  

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

RonnieBGood August 1, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Mike U,
Thank you for the very through articles on Sales information.

* Do you know why the Mint is only offering the Lincoln Cent Rolls for 2010?
* Isn’t it unusual for the mint to offer 2010 products (i.e. Lincoln cent and ATB quarters) in 2012?

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