US Mint Sales: Numismatic Silver and Gold Coins Slow

by Mike Unser on July 10, 2013 · 0 comments

Numismatic Gold Eagle and Silver Eagle Coins

U.S. Mint sales slowed last week for most collector coins minted from silver or gold

Sales of many United States Mint numismatic products weakened last week as the distance increased between coin and precious metals prices and as the Fourth of July holiday shifted interest away from the coin hobby.

Smartly, the U.S. Mint did not release any new products last week as sales would have suffered. Without anything new, proof coins and sets were most sought by collectors. The top-ten weekly sellers for the Mint last week were:

  1. 2013 Proof Set (+6,424 to 455,182)
  2. 2013 Silver Proof Set (+3,122 to 256,190)
  3. 2013-W Proof Silver Eagle (+2,456 to 583,180)
  4. 2013-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle (+1,339 to 116,643)
  5. 2013 Mint Set (+1,111 to 185,987)
  6. 2013 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set (+917 to 206,160)
  7. 2013 Kennedy 200-Coin Bag (+773 to 4,033)
  8. 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (+732 to 92,414)
  9. 2013 Kennedy Two-Roll Set (+702 to 10,274)
  10. 2012 Kennedy Two-Roll Set (+599 to 24,515)

Unit totals were well lower for many products, including most of the best sellers.

Gold Coin Prices

On Wednesday, July 3, gold coins missed a U.S. Mint pricing cut by a penny. That depressed sales. The weekly average for gold actually fell to a level that called for lower coin prices, but the Mint’s pricing methodology also uses the Wednesday PM gold fixing as the final deciding variable. That fixing was at $1,250 an ounce, a penny above what would have triggered pricing cuts.

This week the same scenario was in play. Today’s PM gold fixing was $1,256 an ounce, which was $6.01 above the point for trimming prices on coins. So once again, collectors who watch gold prices and compare them to the Mint’s coin pricing guide will stay their buying hand unless the precious metal soars before next Wednesday.

Lower Silver Coin Prices

Starting tomorrow, there should be an up-tick in U.S. Mint sales for several silver coins and silver sets. Lower pricing is scheduled to go into effect at 12 Noon ET for nine of the Mint’s numismatic silver products. Price cuts range from $5 to $25 per product.

In related coin news, the United States Mint has re-scheduled the release of its 2013-P Great Basin National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin. It had been set to launch on June 27 until silver prices plummeted and the bureau postponed its release. The 99.9% pure silver coin has a new release date of July 25 and a new price of $154.95, which is $25 less than originally planned.

US Mint Sales: Bullion Gold and Silver Coin Products

Demand over the past seven days has retreated for gold bullion coins and is slightly off for silver coins. The following grid offers the latest weekly and monthly sales for all U.S. Mint bullion products. The weekly period covers sales from July 4 to July 10, 2013.

Previous Weekly Weekly Sales July Sales Sales Total
American Buffalo Gold Coins (1 oz) 10,000 3,500 9,000 170,500
American Eagle Gold Coins (1 oz) 20,000 4,500 16,500 561,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1/2 oz) 3,000 2,000 4,000 47,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1/4 oz) 4,000 2,000 4,000 90,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1/10 oz) 20,000 5,000 15,000 430,000
American Silver Eagle (1 oz) 826,000 822,000 1,648,000 26,391,500
2013 White Mountain 5 oz Silver Coins 1,000 800 1,800 28,800
2013 Perry’s Victory 5 oz Silver Coins 1,000 1,900 2,900 17,100
2013 Great Basin 5 oz Silver Coins 4,300 500 4,800 14,700

 

The following tables offer the latest sales for U.S. Mint numismatic products. The sales period covered is from July 1 to July 7, 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 4,150 4,190 40 0.96%
$5 Gold Uncirculated 3,678 3,699 21 0.57%
$1 Silver Proof 49,467 49,697 230 0.46%
$1 Silver Uncirculated 20,895 20,949 54 0.26%
50c Clad Proof 30,640 30,744 104 0.34%
50c Clad Uncirculated 18,095 18,142 47 0.26%
Proof Three-Coin Set* 9,973 9,973 0 0.00%

2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Proof Silver Dollar 78,516 78,696 180 0.23%
Uncirculated Silver Dollar 29,125 29,156 31 0.11%

Clad Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 Proof Sets 448,758 455,182 6,424 1.43%
2012 Proof Sets* 794,002 794,002
2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Sets 91,682 92,414 732 0.80%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Sets 147,133 147,358 225 0.15%
2013 Presidential $1 Proof Sets 205,243 206,160 917 0.45%
2012 Presidential $1 Proof Sets* 249,298 249,298
2013 Happy Birthday Coin Sets 5,347 5,628 281 5.26%
2013 Birth Sets 21,156 21,567 411 1.94%
2012 Birth Sets 45,407 45,451 44 0.10%

Silver Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 Silver Proof Sets 253,068 256,190 3,122 1.23%
2012 Silver Proof Sets* 395,443 395,443
2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets 104,482 104,891 409 0.39%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets 151,691 151,894 203 0.13%
2013-W American Silver Eagle Two-Coin Proof Sets* 281,310 281,310
2013 Congratulations Set 3,400 3,452 52 1.53%
2012 Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets* 50,169 50,169
2012 Making American History Coin & Currency Sets 58,240 58,278 38 0.07%
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 184,876 185,987 1,111 0.60%
2012 Uncirculated Mint Set* 392,224 392,224
2013 Presidential Uncirculated Set 46,870 47,345 475 1.01%
2012 Presidential Uncirculated Set 79,877 80,072 195 0.24%
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 76,427 76,536 109 0.14%
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 580,724 583,180 2,456 0.42%
2012-W Proof Silver Eagles* 819,217 819,217

Uncirculated Silver Eagles

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 115,304 116,643 1,339 1.16%
2012* 202,504 202,504

2013 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 9,046 9,130 84 0.93%
1/2 oz 1,544 1,559 15 0.97%
1/4 oz 2,175 2,223 48 2.21%
1/10 oz 7,445 7,563 118 1.58%
4-Coin Set 4,671 4,704 33 0.71%

Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 4,311 4,369 58 1.35%
2012* 6,118 6,118

Proof American Buffalo Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 11,205 11,291 86 0.77%
2012* 19,765 19,765

Proof Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2012 9,547 9,577 30 0.31%
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 15,803 15,862 59 0.37%
2013-P Perry’s Victory Silver Coin 10,471 10,850 379 3.62%

First Spouse Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Alice Paul Proof (2012) 3,484 3,492 8 0.23%
Alice Paul Uncirculated (2012) 2,481 2,486 5 0.20%
Frances Cleveland Proof (2012, 1st Term) 2,855 2,858 3 0.11%
Frances Cleveland Uncirculated (2012 1st Term) 2,177 2,178 1 0.05%
Caroline Harrison Proof (2012) 2,651 2,654 3 0.11%
Caroline Harrison Uncirculated (2012) 2,014 2,015 1 0.05%
Frances Cleveland Proof (2012, 2nd Term) 2,694 2,708 14 0.52%
Frances Cleveland Uncirculated (2012 2nd Term) 2,002 2,004 2 0.10%

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Abigail Fillmore 10,390 10,395 5 0.05%
Jane Pierce 8,212 8,215 3 0.04%
Buchanan’s Liberty 8,010 8,017 7 0.09%
Mary Todd Lincoln* 15,858 15,858
Eliza Johnson 6,508 6,512 4 0.06%
Julia Grant 6,804 6,811 7 0.10%
Lucy Hayes 5,512 5,516 4 0.07%
Lucretia Garfield 5,153 5,156 3 0.06%
Alice Paul 4,601 4,615 14 0.30%
Frances Cleveland (1st) 4,037 4,053 16 0.40%
Caroline Harrison 3,732 3,766 34 0.91%
Frances Cleveland (2nd) 3,385 3,402 17 0.50%

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 30,566 30,580 14 0.05%
John Tyler 27,191 27,197 6 0.02%
James K. Polk 25,455 25,460 5 0.02%
Zachary Taylor 24,409 24,412 3 0.01%
Millard Fillmore 23,193 23,196 3 0.01%
Franklin Pierce 21,632 21,634 2 0.01%
James Buchanan 20,391 20,393 2 0.01%
Abraham Lincoln 35,852 35,869 17 0.05%
Andrew Johnson 18,867 18,870 3 0.02%
Ulysses S. Grant 19,227 19,235 8 0.04%
Rutherford B. Hayes 17,040 17,043 3 0.02%
James Garfield 16,313 16,316 3 0.02%
Chester Arthur 16,238 16,242 4 0.02%
Grover Cleveland (1st) 14,797 14,801 4 0.03%
Benjamin Harrison 14,089 14,101 12 0.09%
Grover Cleveland (2nd) 13,068 13,085 17 0.13%
William McKinley 12,504 12,545 41 0.33%
Theodore Roosevelt 12,521 12,581 60 0.48%

Theodore Roosevelt $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 43,261 43,664 403 0.93%
25-coin roll set (D) 38,668 38,958 290 0.75%
100-coin bag (P) 1,051 1,084 33 3.14%
100-coin bag (D) 972 986 14 1.44%
250-coin box (P) 8,810 8,844 34 0.39%
250-coin box (D) 3,767 3,809 42 1.11%
500-coin box (P) 532 537 5 0.94%
500-coin box (D) 520 520 0 0.00%

William McKinley $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 46,535 46,708 173 0.37%
25-coin roll set (D) 40,236 40,382 146 0.36%
100-coin bag (P) 1,014 1,016 2 0.20%
100-coin bag (D) 844 846 2 0.24%
250-coin box (P) 8,806 8,818 12 0.14%
250-coin box (D) 4,050 4,062 12 0.30%
500-coin box (P) 571 571 0 0.00%
500-coin box (D) 572 572 0 0.00%

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

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 50,787 50,861 74 0.15%
25-coin roll set (D) 44,109 44,167 58 0.13%
100-coin bag (P) 1,013 1,009 -4 -0.39%
100-coin bag (D) 838 838 0 0.00%
250-coin box (P) 9,408 9,411 3 0.03%
250-coin box (D) 4,917 4,918 1 0.02%
500-coin box (P) 713 713 0 0.00%
500-coin box (D) 706 706 0 0.00%

Benjamin Harrison $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 53,578 53,628 50 0.09%
25-coin roll set (D) 47,473 47,536 63 0.13%
100-coin bag (P) 1,079 1,081 2 0.19%
100-coin bag (D)* 997 997
250-coin box (P) 9,801 9,809 8 0.08%
250-coin box (D)* 4,991 4,991
500-coin box (P) 840 841 1 0.12%
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) 51,164 51,202 38 0.07%
100-coin bag (P) 1,322 1,322 0 0.00%
100-coin bag (D) 1,059 1,061 2 0.19%
250-coin box (P) 10,730 10,734 4 0.04%
250-coin box (D) 6,063 6,067 4 0.07%
500-coin box (P) 987 987 0 0.00%
500-coin box (D) 701 701 0 0.00%

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) 11,864 11,875 11 0.09%
250-coin box (D) 6,322 6,328 6 0.09%
500-coin box (P) 1,154 1,154 0 0.00%
500-coin box (D) 1,152 1,152 0 0.00%

Native American Dollar Rolls

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 15,343 15,520 177 1.15%
2013-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 14,868 15,058 190 1.28%
2013-dated 100-coin bag (P) 838 902 64 7.64%
2013-dated 100-coin bag (D) 858 876 18 2.10%
2013-dated 250-coin box (P) 1,516 1,563 47 3.10%
2013-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,538 1,561 23 1.50%
2013-dated 500-coin box (P) 225 226 1 0.44%
2013-dated 500-coin box (D) 210 211 1 0.48%
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) 3,260 4,033 773 23.71%
2013-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 9,572 10,274 702 7.33%
2012-dated 200-coin bag (P&D)* 10,323 10,323
2012-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 23,916 24,515 599 2.50%

ATB Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 Issue 24,688 25,102 414 1.68%
2012 Issue* 42,223 42,223
2011 Issue 36,733 36,768 35 0.10%
2010 Issue 37,870 37,901 31 0.08%

ATB Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2012 Issue* 24,869 24,869
2011 Issue 28,039 28,186 147 0.52%
2010 Issue 32,536 32,576 40 0.12%

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Great Basin Quarter Set 9,452 9,855 403 4.26%
Perry’s Victory Quarter Set 13,051 13,130 79 0.61%
White Mountain Quarter Set 14,604 14,669 65 0.45%
Denali Quarter Set 14,550 14,574 24 0.16%
Hawaii Volcanoes Quarter Set 16,508 16,647 26 0.14%
Acadia Quarter Set 17,328 17,345 17 0.10%
Chaco Culture Quarter Set 17,043 17,058 15 0.09%
El Yunque Quarter Set* 19,891 19,891
Chickasaw Quarter Set 14,593 14,602 9 0.06%
Vicksburg Quarter Set 16,227 16,238 11 0.07%
Olympic Quarter Set 15,973 15,982 9 0.06%
Glacier Quarter Set 17,029 17,037 8 0.05%
Gettysburg Quarter Set 19,987 19,997 10 0.05%
Mount Hood Quarter Set 16,701 16,712 11 0.07%
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 19,464 19,473 9 0.05%
Yosemite Quarter Set 19,766 19,777 11 0.06%
Yellowstone Quarter Set 22,260 22,266 6 0.03%
Hot Springs Quarter Set 21,517 21,525 8 0.04%

Great Basin National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,977 4,151 174 4.38%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,771 3,908 137 3.63%
Three-Roll Set 5,729 5,923 194 3.39%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,157 2,152 -5 -0.23%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,092 2,103 11 0.53%
Two-Roll Set 10,277 10,087 -190 -1.85%

Perry’s Victory International Peace Memorial Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 5,793 5,826 33 0.57%
40-Coin Roll (S) 6,391 6,450 59 0.92%
Three-Roll Set 8,294 8,347 53 0.64%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,852 2,865 13 0.46%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,684 2,698 14 0.52%
Two-Roll Set 11,716 11,746 30 0.26%

White Mountain National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 7,237 7,253 16 0.22%
40-Coin Roll (S) 9,234 9,282 48 0.52%
Three-Roll Set 8,129 8,148 19 0.23%
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,026 3,029 3 0.10%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,880 2,885 5 0.17%
Two-Roll Set 13,804 13,815 11 0.08%

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) 3,364 3,355 -9 -0.27%
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,200 3,203 3 0.09%
Two-Roll Set 20,760 20,772 12 0.06%

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) 3,678 3,678 0 0.00%
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,579 3,588 9 0.25%
Two-Roll Set 22,497 22,522 25 0.11%

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

 

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