US Mint Sales: Great Basin Quarters Sets Debut, Gold Coins Up

by Mike Unser on July 3, 2013 · 2 comments

Great Basin Quarters Three-Coin Sets

Sales of Great Basin Quarters Three-Coin Sets opened at 9,452

New data from the United States Mint offers debut sales for Great Basin Quarters Three-Coin Sets and reflects augmented interest in gold coins.

Across its range of numismatic products, 67 outperformed their prior weekly gains compared to 39 noted in the previous sales report. But for the most part, improvements were very modest.

Gold coins locked in the higher increases, supported by U.S. Mint price cuts last week. The standout was the 2013-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle, jumping 1,227 to 4,311 compared to its prior advance of 384. The companion proof Gold Eagle climbed just 55 to 9,046. It rose last time by 66. Other proof sizes fared better with combined unit sales up 349 versus 181 previously.

On the horizon, sales of gold coins could be challenged once again. Another round of price cuts was missed today by one penny. Collectors who watch gold prices and compare them to the Mint’s coin pricing guide will stay their buying hand unless gold surges before next Wednesday.

Silver products were mixed. While some silver sets performed better, demand fell for individually sold silver coins. The sales total for the 2013-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle actually tumbled 7,262 to a level not seen since mid-June. Collectors appear to be waiting and hoping for a cut in silver coin prices, a move the U.S. Mint said it was considering.

Starting sales for the Great Basin Quarters Three-Coin Set clocked in at 9,452 between its release on Tuesday, June 25, and Sunday, June 30. That is 172 below the sales start for the previous set with Perry’s Victory quarters. For a quick comparison, here are debut sales for newest and past three-coin sets:

Sales of 2010-2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets
Site Honored Price Debut Sales Latest Sales
Great Basin National Park Quarters Sets $9.95 each 9,452
Perry’s Victory Quarters Sets 9,624 13,051
2013 White Mountain National Forest Quarters Sets 9,907 14,604
2012 Denali National Park Quarters Sets 10,509 14,550
2012 Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Quarters Sets 11,074 16,647
2012 Acadia National Park Quarters Sets 10,701 17,328
2012 Chaco Culture Quarters Sets 10,666 17,043
2012 El Yunque National Forest (Sold Out) 11,391 19,891
2011 Chickasaw Quarters Sets $14.95 each 10,483 14,593
2011 Vicksburg National Military Park Quarters Sets 10,727 16,227
2011 Olympic National Park Quarters Sets 10,891 15,973
2011 Glacier National Park Quarters Sets 10,620 17,029
2011 Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters Sets 12,500 19,987
2010 Mount Hood National Forest Quarters Sets 11,282 16,701
2010 Grand Canyon National Park Quarters Sets 12,418 19,464
2010 Yosemite National Park Quarters Sets 11,441 19,766
2010 Yellowstone National Park Quarters Sets 11,115 22,260
2010 Hot Springs National Park Quarters Sets 10,684 21,517

 

The newest sets were the top selling product for the Mint.

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

  1. Great Basin Quarters Three-Coin Set (9,452)
  2. 2013 Proof Set (+8,219 to 448,758)
  3. 2013 Mint Set (+5,789 to 184,876)
  4. 2013 Silver Proof Set (+3,739 to 253,068)
  5. 2013-W Proof Silver Eagle (+3,498 to 580,724)
  6. 2013 Kennedy Two-Roll Set (+1,726 to 9,572)
  7. 2013-W $50 Uncirculated American Gold Eagle Coin (+1,227 to 4,311)
  8. 2013 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set (+1,156 to 205,243)
  9. 2013 Kennedy 200-Coin Bag (+938 to 3,260)
  10. 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Set (+690 to 24,688)

Lacking new product releases this week, the continual uncertainty in precious metals, and the Fourth of July celebration that will distract collectors, next week’s U.S. Mint sales report is likely to show weaker numbers.

US Mint Sales: Bullion Gold and Silver Coin Products

Demand has surged for gold bullion coins and weakened a bit for silver bullion coins. The following grid offers the latest weekly and monthly sales for all U.S. Mint bullion products. The weekly period covers sales from June 27 to July 3, 2013.

Previous Weekly Weekly Sales July Sales Sales Total
American Buffalo Gold Coins (1 oz) 4,500 10,000 5,500 167,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1 oz) 13,500 20,000 12,000 556,500
American Eagle Gold Coins (1/2 oz) 0 3,000 2,000 45,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1/4 oz) 2,000 4,000 2,000 88,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1/10 oz) 0 20,000 10,000 425,000
American Silver Eagle (1 oz) 907,000 826,000 826,000 25,869,500
2013 White Mountain 5 oz Silver Coins 0 1,000 1,000 28,000
2013 Perry’s Victory 5 oz Silver Coins 0 1,000 1,000 15,200
2013 Great Basin 5 oz Silver Coins 9,900 4,300 4,300 14,200

 

The following tables offer the latest sales for U.S. Mint numismatic products. The sales period covered is from June 24 to June 30, 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 4,121 4,150 29 0.70%
$5 Gold Uncirculated 3,648 3,678 30 0.82%
$1 Silver Proof 49,199 49,467 268 0.54%
$1 Silver Uncirculated 20,819 20,895 76 0.37%
50c Clad Proof 30,485 30,640 155 0.51%
50c Clad Uncirculated 17,900 18,095 195 1.09%
Proof Three-Coin Set* 9,969 9,973 4 0.04%

2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Proof Silver Dollar 77,971 78,516 545 0.70%
Uncirculated Silver Dollar 29,066 29,125 59 0.20%

Clad Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 Proof Sets 440,539 448,758 8,219 1.87%
2012 Proof Sets* 794,002 794,002
2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Sets 91,016 91,682 666 0.73%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Sets 147,394 147,133 -261 -0.18%
2013 Presidential $1 Proof Sets 204,087 205,243 1,156 0.57%
2012 Presidential $1 Proof Sets* 249,298 249,298
2013 Happy Birthday Coin Sets 5,187 5,347 160 3.08%
2013 Birth Sets 20,748 21,156 408 1.97%
2012 Birth Sets 45,340 45,407 67 0.15%

Silver Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 Silver Proof Sets 249,329 253,068 3,739 1.50%
2012 Silver Proof Sets* 395,443 395,443
2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets 103,952 104,482 530 0.51%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets 151,521 151,691 170 0.11%
2013-W American Silver Eagle Two-Coin Proof Sets* 281,310 281,310 0 0.00%
2013 Congratulations Set 3,299 3,400 101 3.06%
2012 Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets* 50,169 50,169
2012 Making American History Coin & Currency Sets 58,175 58,240 65 0.11%
2012-S American Silver Eagle Two-Coin Proof Sets* 224,981 224,981 0 0.00%

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 Uncirculated Mint Set 179,087 184,876 5,789 3.23%
2012 Uncirculated Mint Set* 392,224 392,224
2013 Presidential Uncirculated Set 46,323 46,870 547 1.18%
2012 Presidential Uncirculated Set 79,750 79,877 127 0.16%
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 76,174 76,427 253 0.00%
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 577,226 580,724 3,498 0.61%
2012-W Proof Silver Eagles* 819,217 819,217

Uncirculated Silver Eagles

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 122,566 115,304 -7,262 -5.92%
2012* 202,504 202,504

2013 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 8,991 9,046 55 0.61%
1/2 oz 1,496 1,544 48 3.21%
1/4 oz 2,126 2,175 49 2.30%
1/10 oz 7,277 7,445 168 2.31%
4-Coin Set 4,587 4,671 84 1.83%

Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 3,084 4,311 1,227 39.79%
2012* 6,118 6,118

Proof American Buffalo Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 10,872 11,205 333 3.06%
2012* 19,765 19,765

Proof Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2012 9,541 9,547 6 0.06%
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 15,735 15,803 68 0.43%
2013-P Perry’s Victory Silver Coin 10,054 10,471 417 4.15%

First Spouse Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Alice Paul Proof (2012) 3,474 3,484 10 0.29%
Alice Paul Uncirculated (2012) 2,480 2,481 1 0.04%
Frances Cleveland Proof (2012, 1st Term) 2,849 2,855 6 0.21%
Frances Cleveland Uncirculated (2012 1st Term) 2,175 2,177 2 0.09%
Caroline Harrison Proof (2012) 2,642 2,651 9 0.34%
Caroline Harrison Uncirculated (2012) 2,010 2,014 4 0.20%
Frances Cleveland Proof (2012, 2nd Term) 2,684 2,694 10 0.37%
Frances Cleveland Uncirculated (2012 2nd Term) 1,994 2,002 8 0.40%

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Abigail Fillmore 10,389 10,390 1 0.01%
Jane Pierce 8,211 8,212 1 0.01%
Buchanan’s Liberty 8,009 8,010 1 0.01%
Mary Todd Lincoln* 15,858 15,858
Eliza Johnson 6,508 6,508 0 0.00%
Julia Grant 6,803 6,804 1 0.01%
Lucy Hayes 5,511 5,512 1 0.02%
Lucretia Garfield 5,152 5,153 1 0.02%
Alice Paul 4,594 4,601 7 0.15%
Frances Cleveland (1st) 4,026 4,037 11 0.27%
Caroline Harrison 3,724 3,732 8 0.21%
Frances Cleveland (2nd) 3,374 3,385 11 0.33%

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 30,564 30,566 2 0.01%
John Tyler 27,191 27,191 0 0.00%
James K. Polk 25,453 25,455 2 0.01%
Zachary Taylor 24,408 24,409 1 0.00%
Millard Fillmore 23,192 23,193 1 0.00%
Franklin Pierce 21,631 21,632 1 0.00%
James Buchanan 20,389 20,391 2 0.01%
Abraham Lincoln 35,835 35,852 17 0.05%
Andrew Johnson 18,866 18,867 1 0.01%
Ulysses S. Grant 19,222 19,227 5 0.03%
Rutherford B. Hayes 17,035 17,040 5 0.03%
James Garfield 16,309 16,313 4 0.02%
Chester Arthur 16,236 16,238 2 0.01%
Grover Cleveland (1st) 14,794 14,797 3 0.02%
Benjamin Harrison 14,082 14,089 7 0.05%
Grover Cleveland (2nd) 13,055 13,068 13 0.10%
William McKinley 12,467 12,504 37 0.30%
Theodore Roosevelt 12,447 12,521 74 0.59%

Theodore Roosevelt $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 42,798 43,261 463 1.08%
25-coin roll set (D) 38,295 38,668 373 0.97%
100-coin bag (P) 1,014 1,051 37 3.65%
100-coin bag (D) 944 972 28 2.97%
250-coin box (P) 8,308 8,810 502 6.04%
250-coin box (D) 3,639 3,767 128 3.52%
500-coin box (P) 522 532 10 1.92%
500-coin box (D) 519 520 1 0.19%

William McKinley $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 46,355 46,535 180 0.39%
25-coin roll set (D) 40,081 40,236 155 0.39%
100-coin bag (P) 1,008 1,014 6 0.60%
100-coin bag (D) 840 844 4 0.48%
250-coin box (P) 8,793 8,806 13 0.15%
250-coin box (D) 4,030 4,050 20 0.50%
500-coin box (P) 569 571 2 0.35%
500-coin box (D) 567 572 5 0.88%

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

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 50,706 50,787 81 0.16%
25-coin roll set (D) 44,034 44,109 75 0.17%
100-coin bag (P) 1,012 1,013 1 0.10%
100-coin bag (D) 838 838 0 0.00%
250-coin box (P) 9,402 9,408 6 0.06%
250-coin box (D) 4,913 4,917 4 0.08%
500-coin box (P) 710 713 3 0.42%
500-coin box (D) 702 706 4 0.57%

Benjamin Harrison $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 53,523 53,578 55 0.10%
25-coin roll set (D) 47,410 47,473 63 0.13%
100-coin bag (P) 1,073 1,079 6 0.56%
100-coin bag (D)* 997 997
250-coin box (P) 9,794 9,801 7 0.07%
250-coin box (D)* 4,991 4,991 0 0.00%
500-coin box (P) 838 840 2 0.24%
500-coin box (D)* 855 855 0 0.00%

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) 51,112 51,164 52 0.10%
100-coin bag (P) 1,318 1,322 4 0.30%
100-coin bag (D) 1,056 1,059 3 0.28%
250-coin box (P) 10,725 10,730 5 0.05%
250-coin box (D) 6,058 6,063 5 0.08%
500-coin box (P) 986 987 1 0.10%
500-coin box (D) 700 701 1 0.14%

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) 11,856 11,864 8 0.07%
250-coin box (D) 6,310 6,322 12 0.19%
500-coin box (P) 1,154 1,154 0 0.00%
500-coin box (D) 1,151 1,152 1 0.09%

Native American Dollar Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 15,062 15,343 281 1.87%
2013-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 14,591 14,868 277 1.90%
2013-dated 100-coin bag (P) 813 838 25 3.08%
2013-dated 100-coin bag (D) 828 858 30 3.62%
2013-dated 250-coin box (P) 1,502 1,516 14 0.93%
2013-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,519 1,538 19 1.25%
2013-dated 500-coin box (P) 224 225 1 0.45%
2013-dated 500-coin box (D) 207 210 3 1.45%
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 3,260 938 40.40%
2013-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 7,846 9,572 1,726 22.00%
2012-dated 200-coin bag (P&D)* 10,323 10,323
2012-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 23,729 23,916 187 0.79%

ATB Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 Issue 23,998 24,688 690 2.88%
2012 Issue* 42,223 42,223
2011 Issue 36,699 36,733 34 0.09%
2010 Issue 37,832 37,870 38 0.10%

ATB Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2012 Issue* 24,869 24,869
2011 Issue 27,997 28,039 42 0.15%
2010 Issue 32,517 32,536 19 0.06%

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Great Basin Quarter Set 9,452
Perry’s Victory Quarter Set 12,882 13,051 169 1.31%
White Mountain Quarter Set 14,494 14,604 110 0.76%
Denali Quarter Set 14,486 14,550 64 0.44%
Hawaii Volcanoes Quarter Set 16,508 16,647 62 0.35%
Acadia Quarter Set 17,294 17,328 34 0.20%
Chaco Culture Quarter Set 17,020 17,043 23 0.14%
El Yunque Quarter Set* 19,891 19,891
Chickasaw Quarter Set 14,581 14,593 12 0.08%
Vicksburg Quarter Set 16,213 16,227 14 0.09%
Olympic Quarter Set 15,953 15,973 20 0.13%
Glacier Quarter Set 17,007 17,029 22 0.13%
Gettysburg Quarter Set 19,963 19,987 24 0.12%
Mount Hood Quarter Set 16,682 16,701 19 0.11%
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 19,442 19,464 22 0.11%
Yosemite Quarter Set 19,735 19,766 31 0.16%
Yellowstone Quarter Set 22,234 22,260 26 0.12%
Hot Springs Quarter Set 21,493 21,517 24 0.11%

Great Basin National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,559 3,977 418 11.74%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,547 3,771 224 6.32%
Three-Roll Set 5,248 5,729 481 9.17%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,042 2,157 115 5.63%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,985 2,092 107 5.39%
Two-Roll Set 10,129 10,277 148 1.46%

Perry’s Victory International Peace Memorial Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 5,756 5,793 37 0.64%
40-Coin Roll (S) 6,326 6,391 65 1.03%
Three-Roll Set 8,234 8,294 60 0.73%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,832 2,852 20 0.71%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,664 2,684 20 0.75%
Two-Roll Set 11,673 11,716 43 0.37%

White Mountain National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 7,220 7,237 17 0.24%
40-Coin Roll (S) 9,187 9,234 47 0.51%
Three-Roll Set 8,092 8,129 37 0.46%
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,020 3,026 6 0.20%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,875 2,880 5 0.17%
Two-Roll Set 13,781 13,804 23 0.17%

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) 3,362 3,364 2 0.06%
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,196 3,200 4 0.13%
Two-Roll Set 20,739 20,760 21 0.10%

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) 3,672 3,678 6 0.16%
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,572 3,579 7 0.20%
Two-Roll Set 22,477 22,497 20 0.09%

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)* 3,410 3,410
100-Coin Bag (D)* 3,395 3,395
Two-Roll Set* 22,588 22,588

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

 

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Kevin July 4, 2013 at 12:28 am

Yes, I sent some ASE-W coins back, awaiting a price cut. It was only a few dozen, a mere fraction of the thousands that were retuned. 🙂

I bought some early on and had them graded by NGC. I was pleased that over 80% merited a perfect 70 grade. Yes, I paid more for the early releases label. Some in the coin world disagree with grading, and I understand. But I sell most at a profit and then the few I keep are “free.”

Joe July 7, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Nice score Kevin on your mint state 70 ASE-W coins. I pretty much do the same as far as buying and selling also.

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