US Mint Sales: Demand Rises for Collector and Bullion Gold Coins

by Mike Unser on August 30, 2012 · 26 comments

American Eagle Silver and Gold Coins

Sales of all American Eagle gold coins surged. Bullion American Eagle silver coins, not so much.

Higher gold prices last week kindled demand for bullion and collector gold coins produced by the United States Mint, new sales figures from the bureau show. While many U.S. Mint products shuffled sideways, gold coins staked out sizable week-over-week improvements.

Prominent among them were American Gold Eagles — all sizes and types. Across collector uncirculated and proof Gold Eagles, unit sales increased 1,178 compared to the previous 357. In investment-grade bullion Gold Eagles, a combined 13,500 ounces sold versus the prior 7,250 ounces.

It was the same for American Gold Buffalo coins. Proofs advanced 298 against the previous 163 while the bullion versions added 3,500 compared to 2,000.

Yet, unless gold prices leap forward, the next U.S. Mint sales report could reflect contraction in collector gold coins with the recent price increases and news of fewer First Spouse coins.

U.S. Mint Top Selling Numismatic Products of the Week

Without new products released last week, proof Silver Eagles and core annual sets moved to the Mint’s top selling spots, as the following list highlights:

  1. 2012 Proof Silver Eagles (+11,699 to 573,967)
  2. 2012 Proof Set (+8,299 to 510,861)
  3. 2012 Silver Proof Set (+3,564 to 284,691)
  4. 2012 Mint Uncirculated Coin Set (+3,428 to 280,994)
  5. Benjamin Harrison Presidential (P) $1 Coin Rolls (+3,363 to 33,202)
  6. Making American History Coin & Currency Set (+2,979 to 33,878)
  7. 2012 Uncirculated Silver Eagles (+2,479 to 143,693)
  8. Benjamin Harrison Presidential (D) $1 Coin Rolls (+2,379 to 30,112)
  9. 2012 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set (+1,197 to 197,753)
  10. 2012-P Acadia 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin (+1,074 to 7,626)

Making American History Coin and Currency Set

Sales of the Making American History Coin and Currency Set are slowing down as the number of days pass since the August 7th release. Its latest weekly increase was 2,979, which is down from the prior 6,769. The set is now at 33,878 for 67.8% of the initial 50,000 production and 33.9% of the potential 100,000.

US Coin Sales: Bullion Coin Products

There is a significant uptick in sales of gold coins, as already covered, and of the five ounce America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins. On the flip side, demand has been weaker for the popular bullion Silver Eagle. The following table offers the breakdowns. The latest seven-day sales period covers through to Wednesday, August 29, 2012.

  Prior 7-Day Increase Latest 7-Day Increase August Sales Sales Totals*
American Buffalo Gold Coins (1 oz) 2,000 3,500 9,000 88,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1 oz) 9,000 11,500 29,000 342,500
American Eagle Gold Coins (1/2 oz) 1,000 1,000 2,000 58,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1/4 oz) 0 2,000 2,000 56,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1/10 oz) 5,000 10,000 20,000 210,000
American Eagle Silver Coins 631,000 499,000 2,520,000 22,190,000
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 300 100 400 85,900
2011 Vicksburg 5 oz Silver Coins 100 300 400 39,500
2011 Chickasaw 5 oz Silver Coins 100 200 300 29,700
2012 El Yunque 5 oz Silver Coins 200 2,700 3,300 16,500
2012 Chaco Culture 5 oz Silver Coins 700 8,500 9,600 17,000
2012 Acadia 5 oz Silver Coins 4,100 0 5,200 15,100

 

*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, August 27, 2012.

US Coin Sales: Numismatic Products


2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Mintage
$5 Proof Gold Coins 5,376 5,402 26 0.48% 100,000 gold; 500,000 silver max
$5 Uncirculated Gold Coins 4,118 4,248 130 3.16%
$1 Silver Proof 103,344 103,663 319 0.31%
$1 Silver Uncirculated 37,831 37,941 110 0.29%
Proof Two-Coin Set 10,621 10,644 23 0.22%
Bicentennial Silver Dollar Set 27,341 27,560 219 0.80%

2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars

  Old

Sales
Latest

Sales
Gain/

Loss
%

Increase
Mintage
Proof 100,186 100,432 246 0.25% 186,004 of 350,000
Uncirculated 41,389 41,472 83 0.20%
Defenders of Freedom Set 43,985 44,100 115 0.26%

2012-W Proof Silver Eagles

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
1 oz 562,268 573,967 11,699 2.08%  

Uncirculated Silver Eagles

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2012 141,214 143,693 2,479 1.76%
2011 299,309 299,733 424 0.14%

2012 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Limit
1 oz 6,332 6,886 554 8.75%
1/2 oz 1,554 1,611 57 3.67%
1/4 oz 1,961 2,036 75 3.82%
1/10 oz 6,282 6,447 165 2.63%
4-Coin Set 3,428 3,508 80 2.33%

2011 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

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 18,451 18,474 23 0.12% 40,000

Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
2012 4,851 5,075 224 4.62%  
2011 8,822 8,822 0 0.00% Sold Out

Proof American Buffalo Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
2012 13,737 13,990 253 1.84%  
2011 27,418 27,463 45 0.16%  

Proof Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
 
2012 3,460 4,451 991 28.64%  
2011 14,835 14,835 0 0.00%  

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 22,877 22,966 89 0.39% 22,966 of
35,000
2011-P Glacier National Park Silver Coin 19,149 19,203 54 0.28% 19,203 of
35,000
2011-P Olympic National Park Silver Coin 16,738 16,795 57 0.34% 16,795 of
35,000
2011-P Vicksburg National Park Silver Coin 16,858 16,916 58 0.34% 16,916 of
35,000
2011-P Chickasaw National Park Silver Coin 15,112 15,167 55 0.36% 15,167 of
35,000
2012-P El Yunque National Park Silver Coin 12,427 12,640 213 1.71% 12,640 of
25,000
2012-P Chaco Culture National Park Silver Coin 8,910 9,350 440 4.94% 9,350 of
25,000
2012-P Acadia National Park Silver Coin 6,552 7,626 1,074 16.39% 7,626 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% 6,921
of
15,000
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 2,918 2,952 34 1.17%
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 3,456 3,481 25 0.72% 5,744
of
15,000
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 2,263 2,263 0 0.00%
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 3,046 3,081 35 1.15% 5,579
of
15,000
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 2,498 2,498 0 0.00%

United States Mint Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2012 Proof Set 502,562 510,861 8,299 1.65%
2011 Proof Set 1,083,853 1,084,363 510 0.05%  
2010 Proof Set 1,103,950 1,103,950 NLA 0.00% Sold Out
2012 Birth Set 26,360 26,778 418 1.59%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 109,066 109,732 666 0.61%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 124,224 125,071 847 0.68%
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 149,212 149,285 73 0.05%  
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 144,412 144,497 85 0.06%  
2012 Presidential $1 Proof Set 196,556 197,753 1,197 0.61%  
2011 Presidential $1 Proof Set 291,608 291,981 373 0.13%  
2012 Silver Proof Set 281,127 284,691 3,564 1.27%  
2011 Silver Proof Set 565,852 566,071 219 0.04%  
Making American History Coin & Currency Set 30,899 33,878 2,979 9.64%  
2012-S American Silver Eagle Two-Coin Proof Set 251,302 251,302 NLA 0.00% Sold Out

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
2012 US Mint Uncirculated Set 277,566 280,994 3,428 1.24%  
2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set 527,216 527,348 132 0.03%  
2012 Presidential Uncirculated Set 46,492 46,942 450 0.97%  
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 67,881 67,951 70 0.10%  

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Notes
Abigail Fillmore 10,116 10,124 8 0.08%  
Jane Pierce 7,976 7,981 5 0.06%  
Buchanan’s Liberty 7,727 7,729 2 0.03%  
Mary Todd Lincoln 14,997 15,015 18 0.12%  
Eliza Johnson 6,189 6,188 -1 -0.02%  
Julia Grant 6,372 6,375 3 0.05%  
Lucy Hayes 5,105 5,108 3 0.06%  
Lucretia Garfield 4,555 4,563 8 0.18%  

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 30,221 30,223 2 0.01%  
John Tyler 26,902 26,905 3 0.01%  
James K. Polk 25,161 25,163 2 0.01%  
Zachary Taylor 24,116 24,119 3 0.01%  
Millard Fillmore 22,929 22,930 1 0.00%  
Franklin Pierce 21,348 21,350 2 0.01%  
James Buchanan 20,089 20,091 2 0.01%  
Abraham Lincoln 34,128 34,143 15 0.04%  
Andrew Johnson 18,486 18,493 7 0.04%  
Ulysses S. Grant 18,628 18,643 15 0.08%  
Rutherford B. Hayes 16,599 16,611 12 0.07%  
James Garfield 15,705 15,721 16 0.10%  
Chester Arthur 15,124 15,160 36 0.24%  
Grover Cleveland (1st) 13,008 13,087 79 0.61%  

Benjamin Harrison $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 29,839 33,202 3,363 11.27% 63,314
25-coin roll set (D) 27,733 30,112 2,379 8.58%
100-coin bag (P) 233 339 106 45.49% 673
100-coin bag (D) 223 334 111 49.78%
250-coin box (P) 4,794 5,286 492 10.26% 7,483
250-coin box (D) 1,705 2,197 492 28.86%
500-coin box (P) 312 395 83 26.60% 785
500-coin box (D) 305 390 85 27.87%

Grover Cleveland $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 46,462 47,071 609 1.31% 89,067
25-coin roll set (D) 41,502 41,996 494 1.19%
100-coin bag (P) 851 866 15 1.76% 1,510
100-coin bag (D) 627 644 17 2.71%
250-coin box (P) 9,209 9,237 28 0.30% 13,613
250-coin box (D) 4,343 4,376 33 0.76%
500-coin box (P) 695 700 5 0.72% 1,262
500-coin box (D) 560 562 2 0.36%

Chester Arthur $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 53,187 53,466 279 0.52% 101,795
25-coin roll set (D) 48,118 48,329 211 0.44%
100-coin bag (P) 753 755 2 0.27% 1,457
100-coin bag (D) 693 702 9 1.30%
250-coin box (P) 10,511 10,523 12 0.11% 15,576
250-coin box (D) 5,042 5,053 11 0.22%
500-coin box (P) 1,025 1,027 2 0.20% 2,047
500-coin box (D) 1,017 1,020 3 0.29%

James A. Garfield $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 27,712 27,748 36 0.13% 53,971
25-coin roll set (D) 26,194 26,223 29 0.11%

Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
25-coin roll set (P) 28,565 28,590 25 0.09% 56,023
25-coin roll set (D) 27,414 27,433 19 0.07%

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 6,725 7,119 394 5.86% 12,788
Denver 5,404 5,669 265 4.90%

Native American Dollar Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
2012-dated 100-coin bag (P) 1,074 1,081 7 0.65% 2,152
2012-dated 100-coin bag (D) 1,060 1,071 11 1.04%
2012-dated 250-coin box (P) 2,023 2,044 21 1.04% 4,052
2012-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,987 2,008 21 1.06%
2012-dated 500-coin box (P) 303 316 13 4.29% 589
2012-dated 500-coin box (D) 269 273 4 1.49%
2012-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 18,652 18,851 199 1.07% 37,677
2012-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 18,660 18,826 166 0.89%
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) 4,554 4,712 158 3.47%  
2012-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 16,178 16,395 217 1.34%  
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 30,085 30,613 528 1.76%
2011 Issue 33,996 34,035 39 0.11%
2010 Issue 35,132 35,172 40 0.11%

ATB Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2011 Issue 20,934 21,218 284 1.36%
2010 Issue 27,602 27,856 254 0.92%

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets™

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Acadia Quarter Set 13,610 13,709 99 0.73%
Chaco Culture Quarter Set 14,334 14,394 60 0.42%
El Yunque Quarter Set 17,332 17,389 57 0.33%
Chickasaw Quarter Set 13,666 13,683 17 0.12%
Vicksburg Quarter Set 15,320 15,339 19 0.12%
Olympic Quarter Set 15,130 15,142 12 0.08%
Glacier Quarter Set 16,153 16,159 6 0.04%
Gettysburg Quarter Set 18,909 18,920 11 0.06%
Mount Hood Quarter Set 15,891 15,903 12 0.08%
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 18,418 18,437 19 0.10%
Yosemite Quarter Set 18,815 18,828 13 0.07%
Yellowstone Quarter Set 21,228 21,248 20 0.09%
Hot Springs Quarter Set 20,696 20,712 16 0.08%

Acadia National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (S) 4,270 4,674 404 9.46% 4,674
40-Coin Roll (S) 5,324 5,997 673 12.64% 5,997
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,818 2,838 20 0.71% 5,601
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,746 2,763 17 0.62%
Two-Roll Set 19,267 19,433 166 0.86% 19,433

Chaco Culture National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (S) 5,744 5,976 232 4.04% 5,976
40-Coin Roll 8,784 9,145 361 4.11% 9,145
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,179 3,183 4 0.13% 6,341
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,153 3,158 5 0.16%
Two-Roll Set 21,822 21,893 71 0.33% 21,893

El Yunque National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (S) 8,206 8,315 109 1.33% 8,315
40-Coin Roll 13,563 13,803 240 1.77% 13,803
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,619 3,622 3 0.08% 7,112
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,485 3,490 5 0.14%
Two-Roll Set 23,021 23,069 48 0.21% 23,069

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,007 3,010 3 0.10% 5,937
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,923 2,927 4 0.14%
Two-Roll Set 23,785 23,808 23 0.10% 23,808

Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,253 3,256 3 0.09% 6,437
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,179 3,181 2 0.06%
Two-Roll Set 25,891 25,917 26 0.10% 25,917

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 183,566 183,614 48 0.03%  

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

george glazener August 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Alright, who’s the ONE guy in this country who returned his Andrew & Eliza Johnson Presidential Coin & First Spouse Medal set? Come on…Fess up!!

jim August 30, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Probably Joe.

BTW, how does one sell 5,579 of 5,000 (Lucretia Garfield Proof)? Oh, I get it, another typo by coinnews. Mike, you’ve got to get somebody to help you proof read your numbers. At least the S mint SAEs are listed even if the mint won’t admit to all the cancellations they received.

Joe August 30, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Does anyone think they will stop the coin & currency set at the initial 50,000, or go to the potential 100,000, since they’re not selling well. I don’t know why more people do not jump on it, just to get the Silver Eagle.

RonnieBGood August 31, 2012 at 8:52 am

Hi Joe,
It’s the Math that is holding down sales on the ASE “S” coin and currency set. You have to clear more than usual to make a profit on this set and this is not attractive to dolphins (flippers).
You must clear the cost of the set and the mint’s cost/profit including the note and NGC’s additional $6 per coin for the special “S” mint label. The bottom line is that if you do not receive a perfect “70” grade on the coin it is not a safe play for dealers (or collectors wanting that want to turn a profit by keeping one set and selling a set or three).
Take the set, include shipping + grading fees + additional amount to clear for a profit (mints profit + note). Now factor in additional costs to sell, for example: eBay, PayPal, USPS, Insurance, packaging, etc. you begin to see that the risk is high for a good return on this one, especially if it does not receive a β€œ70” grade. Costs will vary but the bottom line is that the risk/return is much higher on this one.
Ronnie

jim August 31, 2012 at 10:02 am

I don’t think they’ll even get to the first 50,000, let alone 100,000. After all, there’s nothing unique or special about the set other than the packaging. I suppose there are people who missed the MONTH long window to buy the proof SAE and the C&C set does offer the coin at a discount to the 2 coin set…

RonnieBGood August 31, 2012 at 10:43 am

The mint has not even finished shipping the 2 coin “S” sets. I placed an order in the 3rd week of June and it has an expected ship date of 9/28. As a seller I am worried that we will miss the Holiday season if there are any further delays.

If you read my post above you will see that coin/currency set is not at a discount to the 2 coin set when looking at the potential return on the coin. If you are only looking at difference in purchase price then, yes, the C&C set costs less to buy.

Joe August 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

RonnieBGood You’re right there is not much room for profit. I just checked out modern coin mart. They’re getting $129 for the S proof 70 Silver eagle with 66 grade note But the proof 2012 S is going to have the lowest mintage of all the regular proof silver eagles whether they sell 50000 or 100000.. It doesn’t matter. How much is a 1994 P Proof Silver Eagle going for right now at raw, 69 or 70? Thanks RonnieBGood and Jim for your reply.

RonnieBGood August 31, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Joe- Yes, it would take about $150 to make a good profit from a graded C&C set.

With regards to the 2012 “S” proof there is a quandary. Will collectors truly regard this as a regular proof silver eagle? Will this be issued yearly like the Unc series (on/off again)? The Unc / burnished series have lower mintages but prices have not reflected this.

The 25th ann. sets have low mintages but you can still get them individually very reasonably priced. I have recently seen several 2011 W 25th ann., Early Releases, NGC graded MS 69 for $39.99 on eBay. This example is not a PF, but to make a point… don’t bet the farm on the C&C set.

RonnieBGood August 31, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Hey George,
Watch the price of Gold spike with news of QE3.
Also, Left a post for you with the Spouse article below.

Joe August 31, 2012 at 5:43 pm

RonnieBGood, Is that a 2011 EAGLE S$1 25TH ANNIVERSARY SET EARLY RELEASES NGC MS 69, or is it a 2011 EAGLE S$1 25TH ANNIVERSARY EARLY RELEASES NGC MS 69, for $39.99 on eBay? There is a difference in the price.

RonnieBGood August 31, 2012 at 7:09 pm

This is the kind of thing that pi–es off the collector in me. I found no less than 8 different labels for the same 2011 coin. Brown, Red, Blue, Gold (West Point), Early Release or not, Set or not. Label aside it’s the same coin from the same Mint.

Another example of labeling gone wild.

Joe August 31, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Just wanted to know if it had the word *set on the lable, for $39.99.

RonnieBGood September 1, 2012 at 10:39 am

Sorry Joe,
I am just frustrated with the grading companies and their labeling schemes. It is drawing attention away from what really matters, the coin itself.

Joe September 1, 2012 at 11:44 am

Have a nice holiday RonnieBGood. I understand. Should be grade that only matters.

jim September 2, 2012 at 9:49 am

I totally agree.

I’ve never had a coin graded – is there a special fee added to get a certain color/type label or is it just timing or following their rules (e.g. unopened packaging) that dictates the label? In other words is there a cheapest of all fee to just get a coin graded without the special labeling?

Joe September 3, 2012 at 12:19 pm

jim, NGCcoin.com

jim September 3, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Thanks, Joe. I’ll bookmark this site. I’ve got a couple coins that I’m curious about so maybe this will get me going to finding out what they’re really worth.

Question: if a coin is graded 69 for example, do any of the graders point to or say specifically why it didn’t get graded a 70?

Joe September 4, 2012 at 9:12 am

Good question jim, they don’t tell you where the flaw is on the coin. I never questioned it.

Bubba September 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm

With the coin and currency set still available from the mint, I wouldn’t see why they would have a very high markup in secondary market right now. Flippers do have a dillema. They won’t know the profit till they are sold out at the mint. As long as flippers stay away, I like the long term prospects. All the flippers really do is increase the supply of coins. Coin grading of modern coins is just a way to suck money away from collectors. What is the difference between a 69 or 70? It is mostly perceptions in my opinion. Most modern proof and uncirculated coins will get one of those two grades. If you want something rare, go for a 68 or lower. πŸ™‚ I see proofs, reverse proofs and burnished coins as being seperate categories, each with it’s own set of collectors. However, I don’t see how proof collectors would say they don’t need a certain proof coin because the mint mark is different. A proof is a proof. In 1995 they had 2 different proof Eagles and one is considered the key and sells for a lot of money. It doesn’t matter what the experts say, it is what collectors say wiith their wallets and purses.

Joe September 6, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Obviously the difference between a 69 grade and a 70 grade, is the money you receive when you decide to sell. That’s just the way it is.

jim September 6, 2012 at 11:42 pm

It’s the difference between imperfect and perfect. And yes a shiny coin is a shiny coin but if it has a date of 1995 and a W it’s a very rare coin, and supply and demand come into play. There are probably hundreds of thousands of sets with that 1995 W hole and only 30,000 that don’t have the hole. Who wants a set with the hole?

Joe September 7, 2012 at 2:16 pm

It’s the only hole I have. Bummer!

Bob Beck September 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm

OK, I stumbled on this site by accident but I have a timely question. I’m about to buy a few Gold American Eagle $50 coins. Can someone give me an approximate price I should pay for these. The best quote I got was $70 over spot.
Thanks,

Bob

CoinNews.net September 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Bob, $70 over spot for a bullion $50 Gold Eagle is within the realm of normal right now. It depends on the coin’s date, current trend of gold, amount of competition in area, etc., but dealers often pay around 2-3% over spot per new $50 Eagle and sell for around 4% over.

Bob Beck September 26, 2012 at 5:58 pm

thanks for the prompt reply. I appreciate the information.

Bob

Bob Beck September 29, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Did I get a good deal? Traded 360 fifty cent pieces (silver) plus 1,100 cash for 3 %50 american gold eagles, 2012.

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