US Mint Sales: Kennedy Halves Debut, Bullion Coins Strong

by Mike Unser on June 27, 2013 · 5 comments

2013 Kennedy Half-Dollars, Rolls and Bag

Sales started strong for 2013 Kennedy Half-Dollars

Debut sales are now available for 2013 Kennedy half-dollars that the United States Mint is selling in rolls and bags.

Released on Thursday, collectors by Sunday ordered a total of 778,240 coins. Unit splits were 7,846 in two-roll sets and 2,322 in 200-coin bags. Of note, the combined starting total for this year’s release is higher than last year’s 2012 Kennedy halves which opened at 740,160. It is also better than the 2011 Kennedy halves which debuted at 776,440.

Here is a quick breakdown of current sales and published mintages for the coins since 2011. Products with an asterisk (*) are no longer available.

Sales & Mintages of 2011 – 2013 Kennedy Halves

  Latest Sales Coin Total Combined Sales Published Mintages
2013 P&D 200-Coin Bag 2,322 464,400 778,240 3,600,000
2013 P&D Two-Roll Set 7,846 313,840
2012 P&D 200-Coin Bag* 10,323 2,064,600 3,013,760 3,500,000
2012 P&D Two-Roll Set 23,729 949,160
2011 P&D 200-Coin Bag* 9,455 1,891,000 3,002,280 3,450,000
2011 P&D Two-Roll Set* 27,782 1,111,280

 

U.S. Mint Best-Selling Collector Products of the Week

Each of the Kennedy half-dollar products were popular sellers for the U.S. Mint last week.

  1. 2013-W Proof Silver Eagle (+ 9,071 to 577,226)
  2. 2013 Mint Set (+7,877 to 179,087)
  3. 2013 Kennedy Halves Two-Roll Set (7,846)
  4. 2013 Proof Set (+7,636 to 440539)
  5. 2013 Silver Proof Set (+4,517 to 249,329)
  6. 2013 Uncirculated Silver Eagles (+3,725 to 122,566)
  7. 2013 Kennedy Halves 200-Coin Bag (2,322)
  8. 2013 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set (+952 to 204,087)
  9. 2013 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set (+711 to 46,323)
  10. 2013-P, D & S Great Basin Three-Roll Set (+641 to 5,248)

Overall, 36 numismatic products outperformed their prior gains compared to 30 previously. Still, the prior sales report included higher volume sales and better numbers among bigger ticket items. Clearly, plummeting precious metals prices has dented demand for numismatic gold and silver coins. But as long as gold does not careen lower, there should be a pick-up in sales for gold coins as the U.S. Mint cut their prices on Wednesday by $100 for every ounce of gold content.

US Mint Sales: Bullion Gold and Silver Coin Products

While sales for numismatic gold and silver coins were pretty much lethargic, that was not the case over the last seven days for bullion coins. Bullion sales strengthened for gold coins and surged for silver coins. The following grid provides the latest weekly and monthly sales for all U.S. Mint bullion products. The weekly period covers sales from June 20 to June 26, 2013.

Previous Weekly Weekly Sales June Sales Sales Total
American Buffalo Gold Coins (1 oz) 1,000 4,500 12,500 157,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1 oz) 10,000 13,500 41,000 536,500
American Eagle Gold Coins (1/2 oz) 0 0 0 42,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1/4 oz) 4,000 2,000 6,000 84,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1/10 oz) 0 0 45,000 405,000
American Silver Eagle (1 oz) 740,000 907,000 3,275,000 25,043,500
2013 White Mountain 5 oz Silver Coins 0 0 1,200 27,000
2013 Perry’s Victory 5 oz Silver Coins 300 0 14,200 14,200
2013 Great Basin 5 oz Silver Coins 0 9,900 9,900 9,900

 

The following tables offer the latest sales for U.S. Mint collector products. The sales period covered is from June 17 to June 23, 2013. Products with an asterisk (*) are no longer available.

US Mint Sales: Numismatic Products

2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
$5 Gold Proof 4,079 4,121 42 1.03%
$5 Gold Uncirculated 3,635 3,648 13 0.36%
$1 Silver Proof 48,853 49,199 346 0.71%
$1 Silver Uncirculated 20,756 20,819 63 0.30%
50c Clad Proof 30,116 30,485 369 1.23%
50c Clad Uncirculated 17,824 17,900 76 0.43%
Proof Three-Coin Set* 10,120 9,969 -151 -1.49%

2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Proof Silver Dollar 77,838 77,971 133 0.17%
Uncirculated Silver Dollar 28,976 29,066 90 0.31%

Clad Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 Proof Sets 432,903 440,539 7,636 1.76%
2012 Proof Sets* 794,002 794,002 - -
2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Sets 90,430 91,016 586 0.65%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Sets 147,284 147,394 110 0.07%
2013 Presidential $1 Proof Sets 203,135 204,087 952 0.47%
2012 Presidential $1 Proof Sets* 249,298 249,298 - -
2013 Happy Birthday Coin Sets 4,994 5,187 193 3.86%
2013 Birth Sets 20,382 20,748 366 1.80%
2012 Birth Sets 45,283 45,340 57 0.13%

Silver Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 Silver Proof Sets 244,812 249,329 4,517 1.85%
2012 Silver Proof Sets* 395,443 395,443 - -
2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets 103,484 103,952 468 0.45%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets 151,395 151,521 126 0.08%
2013-W American Silver Eagle Two-Coin Proof Sets* 281,310 281,310 - -
2013 Congratulations Set 3,207 3,299 92 2.87%
2012 Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets* 50,169 50,169 - -
2012 Making American History Coin & Currency Sets 58,024 58,175 151 0.26%
2012-S American Silver Eagle Two-Coin Proof Sets* 224,981 224,981 - -

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 Uncirculated Mint Set 171,210 179,087 7,877 4.60%
2012 Uncirculated Mint Set* 392,224 392,224 - -
2013 Presidential Uncirculated Set 45,612 46,323 711 1.56%
2012 Presidential Uncirculated Set 79,547 79,750 203 0.26%
2012 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set* 28,368 28,368 - -

Proof Silver Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013-W Proof Silver Eagles 568,155 577,226 9,071 1.60%
2012-W Proof Silver Eagles* 819,217 819,217 - -

Uncirculated Silver Eagles

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 118,841 122,566 3,725 3.13%
2012* 202,504 202,504 - -

2013 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 8,925 8,991 66 0.74%
1/2 oz 1,484 1,496 12 0.81%
1/4 oz 2,084 2,126 42 2.02%
1/10 oz 7,182 7,277 95 1.32%
4-Coin Set 4,555 4,587 32 0.70%

Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 2,700 3,084 384 14.22%
2012* 6,118 6,118 - -

Proof American Buffalo Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 10,255 10,872 617 6.02%
2012* 19,765 19,765 - -

Proof Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2012 9,530 9,541 11 0.12%
2011* 14,835 14,835 - -

America the Beautiful 5 Oz. Silver Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013-P White Mountain National Forest Silver Coin 15,525 15,735 210 1.35%
2013-P Perry’s Victory Silver Coin 9,473 10,054 581 6.13%

First Spouse Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Alice Paul Proof (2012) 3,467 3,474 7 0.20%
Alice Paul Uncirculated (2012) 2,477 2,480 3 0.12%
Frances Cleveland Proof (2012, 1st Term) 2,843 2,849 6 0.21%
Frances Cleveland Uncirculated (2012 1st Term) 2,172 2,175 3 0.14%
Caroline Harrison Proof (2012) 2,639 2,642 3 0.11%
Caroline Harrison Uncirculated (2012) 2,005 2,010 5 0.25%
Frances Cleveland Proof (2012, 2nd Term) 2,679 2,684 5 0.19%
Frances Cleveland Uncirculated (2012 2nd Term) 1,989 1,994 5 0.25%

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Abigail Fillmore 10,382 10,389 7 0.07%
Jane Pierce 8,203 8,211 8 0.10%
Buchanan’s Liberty 8,002 8,009 7 0.09%
Mary Todd Lincoln* 15,858 15,858 - -
Eliza Johnson 6,500 6,508 8 0.12%
Julia Grant 6,796 6,803 7 0.10%
Lucy Hayes 5,502 5,511 9 0.16%
Lucretia Garfield 5,141 5,152 11 0.21%
Alice Paul 4,578 4,594 16 0.35%
Frances Cleveland (1st) 4,008 4,026 18 0.45%
Caroline Harrison 3,704 3,724 20 0.54%
Frances Cleveland (2nd) 3,354 3,374 20 0.60%

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 30,560 30,564 4 0.01%
John Tyler 27,188 27,191 3 0.01%
James K. Polk 25,450 25,453 3 0.01%
Zachary Taylor 24,403 24,408 5 0.02%
Millard Fillmore 23,189 23,192 3 0.01%
Franklin Pierce 21,627 21,631 4 0.02%
James Buchanan 20,385 20,389 4 0.02%
Abraham Lincoln 35,820 35,835 15 0.04%
Andrew Johnson 18,863 18,866 3 0.02%
Ulysses S. Grant 19,218 19,222 4 0.02%
Rutherford B. Hayes 17,031 17,035 4 0.02%
James Garfield 16,305 16,309 4 0.02%
Chester Arthur 16,231 16,236 5 0.03%
Grover Cleveland (1st) 14,788 14,794 6 0.04%
Benjamin Harrison 14,071 14,082 11 0.08%
Grover Cleveland (2nd) 13,034 13,055 21 0.16%
William McKinley 12,428 12,467 39 0.31%
Theodore Roosevelt 12,368 12,447 79 0.64%

Theodore Roosevelt $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 42,194 42,798 604 1.43%
25-coin roll set (D) 37,855 38,295 440 1.16%
100-coin bag (P) 993 1,014 21 2.11%
100-coin bag (D) 930 944 14 1.51%
250-coin box (P) 8,280 8,308 28 0.34%
250-coin box (D) 3,621 3,639 18 0.50%
500-coin box (P) 540 522 -18 -3.33%
500-coin box (D) 514 519 5 0.97%

William McKinley $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 46,093 46,355 262 0.57%
25-coin roll set (D) 39,915 40,081 166 0.42%
100-coin bag (P) 999 1,008 9 0.90%
100-coin bag (D) 835 840 5 0.60%
250-coin box (P) 8,779 8,793 14 0.16%
250-coin box (D) 4,021 4,030 9 0.22%
500-coin box (P) 588 569 -19 -3.23%
500-coin box (D) 566 567 1 0.18%

Grover Cleveland (2nd) $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 50,614 50,706 92 0.18%
25-coin roll set (D) 43,975 44,034 59 0.13%
100-coin bag (P) 1,007 1,012 5 0.50%
100-coin bag (D) 837 838 1 0.12%
250-coin box (P) 9,395 9,402 7 0.07%
250-coin box (D) 4,908 4,913 5 0.10%
500-coin box (P) 710 710 0 0.00%
500-coin box (D) 701 702 1 0.14%

Benjamin Harrison $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 53,461 53,523 62 0.12%
25-coin roll set (D) 47,367 47,410 43 0.09%
100-coin bag (P) 1,071 1,073 2 0.19%
100-coin bag (D)* 997 997 - -
250-coin box (P) 9,783 9,794 11 0.11%
250-coin box (D)* 4,991 4,991 - -
500-coin box (P) 838 838 - -
500-coin box (D)* 855 855 - -

Grover Cleveland (1st) $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P)* 54,836 54,836 - -
25-coin roll set (D) 51,048 51,112 64 0.13%
100-coin bag (P) 1,314 1,318 4 0.30%
100-coin bag (D) 1,055 1,056 1 0.09%
250-coin box (P) 10,721 10,725 4 0.04%
250-coin box (D) 6,054 6,058 4 0.07%
500-coin box (P) 986 986 - -
500-coin box (D) 700 700 - -

Chester Arthur $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P)* 57,542 57,542 - -
25-coin roll set (D)* 51,575 51,575 - -
100-coin bag (P)* 1,292 1,292 - -
100-coin bag (D)* 1,093 1,093 - -
250-coin box (P) 11,848 11,856 8 0.07%
250-coin box (D) 6,309 6,310 1 0.02%
500-coin box (P) 1,154 1,154 - -
500-coin box (D) 1,151 1,151 - -

Native American Dollar Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 14,733 15,062 329 2.23%
2013-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 14,281 14,591 310 2.17%
2013-dated 100-coin bag (P) 777 813 36 4.63%
2013-dated 100-coin bag (D) 796 828 32 4.02%
2013-dated 250-coin box (P) 1,484 1,502 18 1.21%
2013-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,497 1,519 22 1.47%
2013-dated 500-coin box (P) 215 224 9 4.19%
2013-dated 500-coin box (D) 196 207 11 5.61%
2012-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 27,942 27,942 - -
2012-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 27,975 27,975 - -
2012-dated 100-coin bag (P) 1,813 1,813 - -
2012-dated 100-coin bag (D) 1,722 1,722 - -
2012-dated 250-coin box (P) 2,588 2,588 - -
2012-dated 250-coin box (D) 2,583 2,583 - -
2012-dated 500-coin box (P) 473 473 - -
2012-dated 500-coin box (D) 451 451 - -

Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) - 2,322 2,322 -
2013-dated 2-roll set (P&D) - 7,846 7,846 -
2012-dated 200-coin bag (P&D)* 10,323 10,323 0 0.00%
2012-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 23,235 23,729 494 2.13%

ATB Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 Issue 23,573 23,998 425 1.80%
2012 Issue* 42,223 42,223 NLA #VALUE!
2011 Issue 36,661 36,699 38 0.10%
2010 Issue 37,800 37,832 32 0.08%

ATB Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2012 Issue* 24,869 24,869 - -
2011 Issue 27,946 27,997 51 0.18%
2010 Issue 32,489 32,517 28 0.09%

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Perry’s Victory Quarter Set 12,778 12,882 104 0.81%
White Mountain Quarter Set 14,431 14,494 63 0.44%
Denali Quarter Set 14,464 14,486 22 0.15%
Hawaii Volcanoes Quarter Set 16,508 16,647 19 0.11%
Acadia Quarter Set 17,278 17,294 16 0.09%
Chaco Culture Quarter Set 17,008 17,020 12 0.07%
El Yunque Quarter Set* 19,892 19,891 -1 -0.01%
Chickasaw Quarter Set 14,574 14,581 7 0.05%
Vicksburg Quarter Set 16,207 16,213 6 0.04%
Olympic Quarter Set 15,944 15,953 9 0.06%
Glacier Quarter Set 16,993 17,007 14 0.08%
Gettysburg Quarter Set 19,949 19,963 14 0.07%
Mount Hood Quarter Set 16,676 16,682 6 0.04%
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 19,435 19,442 7 0.04%
Yosemite Quarter Set 19,729 19,735 6 0.03%
Yellowstone Quarter Set 22,225 22,234 9 0.04%
Hot Springs Quarter Set 21,487 21,493 6 0.03%

Great Basin National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 2,996 3,559 563 18.79%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,146 3,547 401 12.75%
Three-Roll Set 4,607 5,248 641 13.91%
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,874 2,042 168 8.96%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,840 1,985 145 7.88%
Two-Roll Set 9,894 10,129 235 2.38%

Perry’s Victory International Peace Memorial Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 5,622 5,756 134 2.38%
40-Coin Roll (S) 6,235 6,326 91 1.46%
Three-Roll Set 8,144 8,234 90 1.11%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,799 2,832 33 1.18%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,655 2,664 9 0.34%
Two-Roll Set 11,620 11,673 53 0.46%

White Mountain National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 7,163 7,220 57 0.80%
40-Coin Roll (S) 9,133 9,187 54 0.59%
Three-Roll Set 8,044 8,092 48 0.60%
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,013 3,020 7 0.23%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,872 2,875 3 0.10%
Two-Roll Set 13,744 13,781 37 0.27%

Denali National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S)* 7,025 7,025 - -
40-Coin Roll (S)* 17,668 17,668 - -
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,350 3,362 12 0.36%
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,184 3,196 12 0.38%
Two-Roll Set 20,710 20,739 29 0.14%

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S)* 7,100 7,100 - -
40-Coin Roll (S)* 17,478 17,478 - -
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,657 3,672 15 0.41%
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,557 3,572 15 0.42%
Two-Roll Set 22,444 22,477 33 0.15%

Acadia National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S)* 7,254 7,254 - -
40-Coin Roll (S)* 17,093 17,093 - -
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,420 3,410 -10 -0.29%
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,405 3,395 -10 -0.29%
Two-Roll Set 22,600 22,588 -12 -0.05%

Chaco Culture National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S)* 7,279 7,279 - -
40-Coin Roll* 16,528 16,528 - -
100-Coin Bag (P)* 3,553 3,553 - -
100-Coin Bag (D)* 3,562 3,562 - -
Two-Roll Set* 23,698 23,698 - -

El Yunque National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S)* 10,017 10,017 - -
40-Coin Roll* 16,961 16,961 - -
100-Coin Bag (P)* 3,963 3,963 - -
100-Coin Bag (D)* 3,974 3,974 - -
Two-Roll Set* 24,556 24,556 - -

Lincoln Cents

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2010 Lincoln Shield Cent* 187,459 187,459 - -

 

*NLA – No Longer Available.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Wdg5 June 27, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Looks like WM-s is about to sellout

wdg5 June 29, 2013 at 12:38 am

Can anyone explain how the 5-star general 3-coin set is seeing -151 pieces to the change? Is it cancellation? I thought the fulfillment of all orders was completed months ago.

hawk June 29, 2013 at 11:42 am

I called the mint. They said the minus 151 was due to people returning the set because it or the coins were damaged. If the mint sent you a set with a coin defect, wouldn’t that make it more valuable? I don’t know. What I do know is they said that they melted the coins down. There are no re sales. So it will stand that there were less than 10,000 sold.

Wdg5 July 2, 2013 at 9:41 pm

@Hawk,
Thanks for the heads-up

RonnieBGood July 3, 2013 at 1:21 pm

hawk – You are thinking of an Error coin (recognized by the collecting community as an Error in Minting that was missed by Quality Control). Returns for “Defects” in this case are due to marks, including scratching and spotting (that decrease the value). Examine your coins well when you get them from the mint.

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