US Mint Sales: Two Products Debut, Numismatic Gold Coins Soar

by Mike Unser on July 25, 2013 · 1 comment

2013 Proof American Eagle Gold Coin

Sales of U.S. Mint numismatic gold coins surged

Weekly figures from the United States Mint reveal much higher interest in numismatic gold coins, a soaring pace for bullion silver coins, and offer first time sales for two new products.

Also in this report, there is an update on products that recently sold out.

Last Thursday, July 18, the U.S. Mint released the fifth proof American Platinum Eagle from its ‘Preamble Series’ and a day later launched the Girl Scouts of the USA Young Collectors Set. By Sunday, July 21, sales of the Platinum Eagle hit 2,139 and the Young Collectors Set reached 1,474.

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

In the weekly breakdown of top sellers for the Mint, the two new products made it onto the top ten list.

  1. 2013-W Proof Silver Eagle (+10,347 to 609,718)
  2. 2013 Proof Set (+6,575 to 467,771)
  3. 2013 Mint Set (+4,627 to 196,422)
  4. 2013 Silver Proof Set (+3,014 to 264,359)
  5. 2013 William Taft (P) $1 Coin Rolls (+2,573 to 30,835)
  6. 2013-W Proof Platinum Eagle (+2,139)
  7. 2013 William Taft (D) $1 Coin Rolls (+2,096 to 27,833)
  8. 2013 Uncirculated Silver Eagles (+1,653 to 120,428)
  9. 2013 Girl Scouts Young Collectors Set (+1,474)
  10. 2013 Proof 5-Star Generals 50c Clad Coins (+1,024 to 31,878)

Overall, 70 products outperformed their previous weekly sales compared to the 105 noted in the prior U.S. Mint sales report

Sales Improve for Numismatic Gold Coins, Slow for Numismatic Silver Coins

In last week’s report on numismatic products, week-over-week sales came in tepid for gold coins and heated for silver coins. This round there was a reversal of sorts.

Coins with gold cooled in the first half of July as premiums appeared heavier. Weekly averages for gold dropped enough to call for gold coin pricing cuts, but a directional component used by the Mint kept popping up just enough to stop them — by a penny in the first week of July and by $6.01 in the second week. Gold has firmed significantly since, bringing back greater appeal for gold coins. And with that, all but two of the Mint’s numismatic gold coins logged higher weekly sales in this latest round of stats. In comparing unit totals, the last sales report showed gold coins and sets advancing 871. The Mint’s latest sales report has them up by 1,768.

In silver coins and sets, sales swelled after July 11 when the U.S. Mint reduced prices across nine silver products. Last week’s sales report had every one of the nine scoring stronger numbers. That level could not be maintained through last week, however, even as silver prices rallied. All nine products registered slower week-over-week sales. The only silver coins to do better were the ones that missed out on the July 11th pricing cuts — the four commemorative silver coins honoring the Girls Scouts of the USA and the 5-Star Generals.

Update on Products that Sold Out

There are not any new product sellouts so far this week but in updates from two discussed last week, the U.S. Mint reported an increase of 4 to a new total of 3,506 for the proof Alice Paul gold coin and kept the tally at 60,000 for the Making American History Coin and Currency Set.

US Mint Sales: Bullion Silver Coins and Bullion Gold Coins

Historically, demand for bullion coins tends to wane in the dog days of summer. In July to date, that has been the case for gold coins but not for silver coins. At over 3.4 million so far, July 2013 already ranks as the best July and the thirteenth best month ever for the American Silver Eagle series that debuted in 1986.

The following grid offers the latest weekly and monthly sales for all U.S. Mint bullion products. The seven-day covers sales from July 18 to July 24, 2013.

Previous Weekly Weekly Sales July Sales Sales Total
American Buffalo Gold Coins (1 oz) 4,500 0 13,500 175,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1 oz) 6,500 7,500 30,500 575,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1/2 oz) 0 0 4,000 47,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1/4 oz) 2,000 0 6,000 92,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1/10 oz) 5,000 5,000 25,000 440,000
American Silver Eagle (1 oz) 1,183,500 925,000 3,456,500 28,500,000
2013 White Mountain 5 oz Silver Coins 1,100 0 2,900 29,900
2013 Perry’s Victory 5 oz Silver Coins 2,900 800 6,600 20,800
2013 Great Basin 5 oz Silver Coins 2,700 0 7,500 17,400

 

The following tables offer the latest sales for U.S. Mint numismatic products. The sales period covered is from July 15 to July 21, 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 4,250 4,308 58 1.36%
$5 Gold Uncirculated 3,743 3,800 57 1.52%
$1 Silver Proof 49,945 50,218 273 0.55%
$1 Silver Uncirculated 21,017 21,091 74 0.35%
50c Clad Proof 30,854 31,878 1,024 3.32%
50c Clad Uncirculated 18,250 18,365 115 0.63%
Proof Three-Coin Set* 9,973 9,976 3 0.03%

2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Proof Silver Dollar 78,912 79,307 395 0.50%
Uncirculated Silver Dollar 29,196 29,320 124 0.42%
2013 Girl Scouts Young Collectors Set 1,474

Clad Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 Proof Sets 461,196 467,771 6,575 1.43%
2012 Proof Sets* 794,002 794,002
2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Sets 93,051 94,061 1,010 1.09%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Sets 147,485 147,611 126 0.09%
2013 Presidential $1 Proof Sets 207,102 207,909 807 0.39%
2012 Presidential $1 Proof Sets* 249,298 249,298
2013 Happy Birthday Coin Sets 5,768 5,913 145 2.51%
2013 Birth Sets 21,907 22,254 347 1.58%
2012 Birth Sets 45,552 45,600 48 0.11%

Silver Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 Silver Proof Sets 261,345 264,359 3,014 1.15%
2012 Silver Proof Sets* 395,443 395,443
2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets 106,146 106,593 447 0.42%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets 152,398 152,589 191 0.13%
2013-W American Silver Eagle Two-Coin Proof Sets* 281,310 281,310
2013 Congratulations Set 3,720 3,774 54 1.45%
2012 Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets* 50,169 50,169
2012 Making American History Coin & Currency Sets* 60,000 60,000
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 191,795 196,422 4,627 2.41%
2012 Uncirculated Mint Set* 392,224 392,224
2013 Presidential Uncirculated Set 47,875 48,279 404 0.84%
2012 Presidential Uncirculated Set 80,247 80,368 121 0.15%
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 76,605 76,656 51 0.07%
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 599,371 609,718 10,347 1.73%
2012-W Proof Silver Eagles* 819,217 819,217

Uncirculated Silver Eagles

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 118,775 120,428 1,653 1.39%
2012* 202,504 202,504

2013 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 9,262 9,447 185 2.00%
1/2 oz 1,582 1,739 157 9.92%
1/4 oz 2,268 2,438 170 7.50%
1/10 oz 7,718 7,885 167 2.16%
4-Coin Set 4,764 5,290 526 11.04%

Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 4,435 4,488 53 1.20%
2012* 6,118 6,118

Proof American Buffalo Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 11,522 11,757 235 2.04%
2012* 19,765 19,765

Proof American Platinum Eagle

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 2,139
2012 9,595 9,661 66 0.69%

America the Beautiful 5 Oz. Silver Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013-P White Mountain National Forest Silver Coins 16,207 16,459 252 1.55%
2013-P Perry’s Victory Silver Coins 11,398 11,749 351 3.08%

First Spouse Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Alice Paul Proof (2012)* 3,502 3,506 4 0.11%
Alice Paul Uncirculated (2012) 2,486 2,508 22 0.88%
Frances Cleveland Proof (2012, 1st Term) 2,865 2,879 14 0.49%
Frances Cleveland Uncirculated (2012 1st Term) 2,187 2,205 18 0.82%
Caroline Harrison Proof (2012) 2,657 2,684 27 1.02%
Caroline Harrison Uncirculated (2012) 2,027 2,049 22 1.09%
Frances Cleveland Proof (2012, 2nd Term) 2,721 2,744 23 0.85%
Frances Cleveland Uncirculated (2012 2nd Term) 2,015 2,049 34 1.69%

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Abigail Fillmore 10,397 10,398 1 0.01%
Jane Pierce 8,217 8,219 2 0.02%
Buchanan’s Liberty 8,021 8,023 2 0.02%
Mary Todd Lincoln* 15,858 15,858
Eliza Johnson 6,515 6,516 1 0.02%
Julia Grant 6,825 6,831 6 0.09%
Lucy Hayes 5,517 5,518 1 0.02%
Lucretia Garfield 5,159 5,162 3 0.06%
Alice Paul 4,620 4,624 4 0.09%
Frances Cleveland (1st) 4,062 4,069 7 0.17%
Caroline Harrison 3,773 3,778 5 0.13%
Frances Cleveland (2nd) 3,415 3,422 7 0.20%

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 30,582 30,584 2 0.01%
John Tyler 27,199 27,203 4 0.01%
James K. Polk 25,463 25,467 4 0.02%
Zachary Taylor 24,415 24,419 4 0.02%
Millard Fillmore 23,202 23,207 5 0.02%
Franklin Pierce 21,636 21,640 4 0.02%
James Buchanan 20,396 20,401 5 0.02%
Abraham Lincoln 35,895 35,910 15 0.04%
Andrew Johnson 18,874 18,878 4 0.02%
Ulysses S. Grant 19,242 19,247 5 0.03%
Rutherford B. Hayes 17,047 17,050 3 0.02%
James Garfield 16,320 16,321 1 0.01%
Chester Arthur 16,245 16,248 3 0.02%
Grover Cleveland (1st) 14,803 14,807 4 0.03%
Benjamin Harrison 14,105 14,113 8 0.06%
Grover Cleveland (2nd) 13,092 13,118 26 0.20%
William McKinley 12,573 12,607 34 0.27%
Theodore Roosevelt 12,657 12,736 79 0.62%

William Howard Taft $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 28,262 30,835 2,573 9.10%
25-coin roll set (D) 25,737 27,833 2,096 8.14%
100-coin bag (P) 1,576 1,624 48 3.05%
100-coin bag (D) 1,580 1,643 63 3.99%
250-coin box (P) 4,611 4,851 240 5.20%
250-coin box (D) 1,609 1,873 264 16.41%
500-coin box (P) 320 367 47 14.69%
500-coin box (D) 316 358 42 13.29%

Theodore Roosevelt $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 44,251 44,725 474 1.07%
25-coin roll set (D) 39,475 39,899 424 1.07%
100-coin bag (P) 1,104 1,623 519 47.01%
100-coin bag (D) 1,006 1,520 514 51.09%
250-coin box (P) 8,921 9,208 287 3.22%
250-coin box (D) 3,934 4,030 96 2.44%
500-coin box (P) 558 560 2 0.36%
500-coin box (D) 542 548 6 1.11%

William McKinley $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 46,963 47,171 208 0.44%
25-coin roll set (D) 40,567 40,761 194 0.48%
100-coin bag (P) 1,025 1,528 503 49.07%
100-coin bag (D) 859 1,359 500 58.21%
250-coin box (P) 8,833 8,839 6 0.07%
250-coin box (D) 4,108 4,115 7 0.17%
500-coin box (P) 572 572 0 0.00%
500-coin box (D) 574 574 0 0.00%

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

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 50,936 51,000 64 0.13%
25-coin roll set (D) 44,229 44,291 62 0.14%
100-coin bag (P) 1,016 1,030 14 1.38%
100-coin bag (D) 846 856 10 1.18%
250-coin box (P) 9,418 9,443 25 0.27%
250-coin box (D) 4,952 4,979 27 0.55%
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) 53,671 53,729 58 0.11%
25-coin roll set (D) 47,875 47,942 67 0.14%
100-coin bag (P) 1,088 1,091 3 0.28%
100-coin bag (D)* 997 997
250-coin box (P) 9,847 9,850 3 0.03%
250-coin box (D)* 4,986 4,986 0 0.00%
500-coin box (P) 842 843 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) 51,263 51,312 49 0.10%
100-coin bag (P) 1,328 1,332 4 0.30%
100-coin bag (D) 1,065 1,072 7 0.66%
250-coin box (P) 10,739 10,741 2 0.02%
250-coin box (D) 6,103 6,106 3 0.05%
500-coin box (P) 989 989 0 0.00%
500-coin box (D) 706 706 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) 11,879 11,885 6 0.05%
250-coin box (D) 6,362 6,370 8 0.13%
500-coin box (P) 1,155 1,155 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) 15,798 16,004 206 1.30%
2013-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 15,317 15,498 181 1.18%
2013-dated 100-coin bag (P) 933 947 14 1.50%
2013-dated 100-coin bag (D) 907 923 16 1.76%
2013-dated 250-coin box (P) 1,583 1,598 15 0.95%
2013-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,589 1,613 24 1.51%
2013-dated 500-coin box (P) 227 239 12 5.29%
2013-dated 500-coin box (D) 216 226 10 4.63%
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) 4,232 4,348 116 2.74%
2013-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 10,935 11,414 479 4.38%
2012-dated 200-coin bag (P&D)* 10,323 10,323
2012-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 24,880 24,926 46 0.18%

ATB Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 Issue 25,479 25,760 281 1.10%
2012 Issue* 42,223 42,223
2011 Issue 36,798 36,825 27 0.07%
2010 Issue 37,930 37,956 26 0.07%

ATB Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2012 Issue* 24,869 24,869
2011 Issue 28,232 28,286 54 0.19%
2010 Issue 32,608 32,636 28 0.09%

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Great Basin Quarter Set 10,183 10,472 289 2.84%
Perry’s Victory Quarter Set 13,242 13,302 60 0.45%
White Mountain Quarter Set 14,729 14,774 45 0.31%
Denali Quarter Set 14,600 14,618 18 0.12%
Hawaii Volcanoes Quarter Set 16,508 16,647 42 0.23%
Acadia Quarter Set 17,370 17,383 13 0.07%
Chaco Culture Quarter Set 17,072 17,089 17 0.10%
El Yunque Quarter Set* 19,891 19,891 0 0.00%
Chickasaw Quarter Set 14,613 14,619 6 0.04%
Vicksburg Quarter Set 16,249 16,261 12 0.07%
Olympic Quarter Set 15,994 16,000 6 0.04%
Glacier Quarter Set 17,048 17,059 11 0.06%
Gettysburg Quarter Set 20,011 20,019 8 0.04%
Mount Hood Quarter Set 16,726 16,732 6 0.04%
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 19,488 19,495 7 0.04%
Yosemite Quarter Set 19,790 19,796 6 0.03%
Yellowstone Quarter Set 22,283 22,293 10 0.04%
Hot Springs Quarter Set 21,534 21,542 8 0.04%

Great Basin National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 4,349 4,562 213 4.90%
40-Coin Roll (S) 4,149 4,397 248 5.98%
Three-Roll Set 6,321 6,582 261 4.13%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,241 2,318 77 3.44%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,192 2,265 73 3.33%
Two-Roll Set 10,257 10,387 130 1.27%

Perry’s Victory International Peace Memorial Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 5,857 5,918 61 1.04%
40-Coin Roll (S) 6,506 6,586 80 1.23%
Three-Roll Set 8,423 8,489 66 0.78%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,874 2,896 22 0.77%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,707 2,737 30 1.11%
Two-Roll Set 11,774 11,824 50 0.42%

White Mountain National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 7,377 7,441 64 0.87%
40-Coin Roll (S) 9,318 9,375 57 0.61%
Three-Roll Set 8,195 8,246 51 0.62%
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,037 3,053 16 0.53%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,892 2,905 13 0.45%
Two-Roll Set 13,826 13,851 25 0.18%

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 3,378 16 0.48%
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,209 3,224 15 0.47%
Two-Roll Set 20,793 20,831 38 0.18%

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) 3,697 3,710 13 0.35%
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,594 3,611 17 0.47%
Two-Roll Set 22,543 22,578 35 0.16%

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

 

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Boz July 27, 2013 at 10:36 am

Thanks for the report.

For what is worth, the OGP boxes containing 2013 5 oz silver national parks P mint pucks are continuing the trend of repurposing from earlier years. I have most recently noticed Vicksburg and Grand Canyon boxes. New stickers are placed over the old.

So this begs the question…were unsold pucks melted down?

Also, when is the federal reserve going to start releasing national park coins into circulation? I will admit that Chicago is in the backwoods but we still have no new quarters since the 2008 issues, and even the 08 statehood issues are scarce.

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