US Mint Sales: Precious Metals Products Up, Great Basin Coin Debut

by Mike Unser on July 31, 2013 · 1 comment

Great Basin Silver Uncirculated Coin

Sales of the Great Basin Silver Uncirculated Coin opened at 8,819

There was a nice mixing of gold and silver product improvements last week, the latest sales figures from the United States Mint show.

And new to the sales charts this week is the debut performance of the 2013-P Great Basin National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.

First, to the Great Basin silver coin. Sales reached 8,819 between its Thursday launch and Sunday for the second strongest opening since 2012. Sales were supported by the lower $154.95 price and the U.S. Mint’s free shipping promotion.

To step back a bit, the prior America the Beautiful design honoring Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial started with sales of 7,966. It opened $25 higher at $179.95 and collectors had to pay another $4.95 for shipping. On the flip side, the first design of the year commemorating White Mountain National Forest launched in May under the same pricing obstacles but notched debut sales of 10,605.

Jumping back to the present, the Great Basin silver coin was the Mint’s second most popular numismatic product of the week.

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

  1. 2013-W Proof Silver Eagle (+26,962 to 636,680)
  2. 2013-P Great Basin Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (+8,819)
  3. 2013 Proof Set (+8,514 to 476,285)
  4. 2013 Mint Set (+6,412 to 202,834)
  5. 2013 Silver Proof Set (+5,859 to 270,218)
  6. 2013 William Taft (P) $1 Coin Rolls (+2,192 to 33,027)
  7. 2013 Uncirculated 5-Star Generals 50c Clad Coins (+2,112 to 20,477)
  8. 2013 Uncirculated Silver Eagles (+2,047 to 122,475)
  9. 2013 William Taft (D) $1 Coin Rolls (+1,922 to 29,755)
  10. 2013 Proof Gold Eagle 1 oz (+1,416 to 10,863)

Free shipping likely played a hand in stronger sales for other products as well. Overall, 80 outperformed their prior weekly sales compared to the 70 noted in the last U.S. Mint sales report.

Sales Higher for Precious Metals Products

Almost three weeks ago, the U.S. Mint cut prices on silver coins. Sales jumped the following week for every one reduced and then retreated in the next week. When sales of the silver coins surged, gold coins weakened and vice versa. This latest sales report shows demand increased for most gold coins and silver coins. Logging higher week-over-week sales were:

  • All Seven 2012 First Spouse Gold Coins
  • Both 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Gold Coins
  • The 2013-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle
  • The 2013-W Proof Gold Buffalo
  • The 1 oz and 1/10 oz 2013-W Proof Gold Eagles
  • The 2013-W Proof Silver Eagle
  • The 2013-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle
  • All annual silver sets
  • The two previously released 2013-P ATB Silver Uncirculated Coins
  • The 2013 Proof 5-Star Generals Silver Dollar

It was somewhat surprising to see better strength in gold coins considering that their prices were raised last Wednesday by $50 for every ounce of gold content. The only gold coins missing out on the better sales advances were the proof Gold Eagle in sizes of 1/2 oz and 1/4 oz and also the four-coin set.

The only two silver coins not to make a better sales splash were the Girl Scouts commemoratives. Then again, they had bumped higher than typical in the last sales report due to the extra attention brought in with the launch of the 2013 Girl Scouts Young Collectors Set.

Update on Products that Sold Out

For a second sales reporting period, no products sold out. In updates to two that sold out around mid-month, the Mint reported a drop of 1 to 3,505 for the proof Alice Paul gold coin and an increase of 313 to 60,313 for the Making American History Coin and Currency Set.

US Mint Sales: Bullion Silver Coins and Bullion Gold Coins

Demand surged for bullion gold coins in the last several days and remained exceptionally high for bullion silver coins. Demand for bullion tends to wane in the dog days of summer. That has been the case for gold coins but not for silver coins. With Silver Eagle sales of more than 4.4 million, July 2013 ranks as the best July and the fifth best month ever for the coins 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 25 to July 31, 2013.

Previous Weekly Weekly Sales July Sales Sales Total
American Buffalo Gold Coins (1 oz) 0 5,000 18,500 180,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1 oz) 7,500 12,500 43,000 587,500
American Eagle Gold Coins (1/2 oz) 0 0 4,000 47,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1/4 oz) 0 2,000 8,000 94,000
American Eagle Gold Coins (1/10 oz) 5,000 10,000 35,000 450,000
American Silver Eagle (1 oz) 925,000 950,000 4,406,500 29,450,000
2013 White Mountain 5 oz Silver Coins 0 0 2,900 29,900
2013 Perry’s Victory 5 oz Silver Coins 800 0 6,600 20,800
2013 Great Basin 5 oz Silver Coins 0 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 22 to July 28, 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 4,308 4,408 100 2.32%
$5 Gold Uncirculated 3,800 3,871 71 1.87%
$1 Silver Proof 50,218 50,661 443 0.88%
$1 Silver Uncirculated 21,091 21,165 74 0.35%
50c Clad Proof 31,878 32,103 225 0.71%
50c Clad Uncirculated 18,365 20,477 2,112 11.50%
Proof Three-Coin Set* 9,976 9,976 0 0.00%

2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Commemorative Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Proof Silver Dollar 79,307 79,612 305 0.38%
Uncirculated Silver Dollar 29,320 29,397 77 0.26%
2013 Girl Scouts Young Collectors Set 1,474 2,103 629 42.67%

Clad Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 Proof Sets 467,771 476,285 8,514 1.82%
2012 Proof Sets* 794,002 794,002
2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Sets 94,061 94,683 622 0.66%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Sets 147,611 147,744 133 0.09%
2013 Presidential $1 Proof Sets 207,909 209,222 1,313 0.63%
2012 Presidential $1 Proof Sets* 249,298 249,298
2013 Happy Birthday Coin Sets 5,913 6,098 185 3.13%
2013 Birth Sets 22,254 22,729 475 2.13%
2012 Birth Sets 45,600 45,682 82 0.18%

Silver Proof Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 Silver Proof Sets 264,359 270,218 5,859 2.22%
2012 Silver Proof Sets* 395,443 395,443
2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets 106,593 107,656 1,063 1.00%
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets 152,589 152,885 296 0.19%
2013-W American Silver Eagle Two-Coin Proof Sets* 281,310 281,310 0 0.00%
2013 Congratulations Set 3,774 3,887 113 2.99%
2012 Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets* 50,169 50,169
2012 Making American History Coin & Currency Sets* 60,000 60,313 313 0.52%
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 196,422 202,834 6,412 3.26%
2012 Uncirculated Mint Set* 392,224 392,224
2013 Presidential Uncirculated Set 48,279 49,015 736 1.52%
2012 Presidential Uncirculated Set 80,368 80,761 393 0.49%
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Set 76,656 76,926 270 0.35%
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 609,718 636,680 26,962 4.42%
2012-W Proof Silver Eagles* 819,217 819,217

Uncirculated Silver Eagles

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 120,428 122,475 2,047 1.70%
2012* 202,504 202,504

2013 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 9,447 10,863 1,416 14.99%
1/2 oz 1,739 1,802 63 3.62%
1/4 oz 2,438 2,495 57 2.34%
1/10 oz 7,885 8,173 288 3.65%
4-Coin Set 5,290 5,595 305 5.77%

Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 4,488 4,592 104 2.32%
2012* 6,118 6,118

Proof American Buffalo Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 11,757 12,155 398 3.39%
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 16,459 17,009 550 3.34%
2013-P Perry’s Victory Silver Coins 11,749 12,593 844 7.18%
2013-P Great Basin Silver Coins 8,819

First Spouse Gold Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Alice Paul Proof (2012)* 3,506 3,505 -1 -0.03%
Alice Paul Uncirculated (2012) 2,508 2,543 35 1.40%
Frances Cleveland Proof (2012, 1st Term) 2,879 2,918 39 1.35%
Frances Cleveland Uncirculated (2012 1st Term) 2,205 2,265 60 2.72%
Caroline Harrison Proof (2012) 2,684 2,728 44 1.64%
Caroline Harrison Uncirculated (2012) 2,049 2,122 73 3.56%
Frances Cleveland Proof (2012, 2nd Term) 2,744 2,779 35 1.28%
Frances Cleveland Uncirculated (2012 2nd Term) 2,049 2,116 67 3.27%

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Abigail Fillmore 10,398 10,399 1 0.01%
Jane Pierce 8,219 8,219 0 0.00%
Buchanan’s Liberty 8,023 8,023 0 0.00%
Mary Todd Lincoln* 15,858 15,858
Eliza Johnson 6,516 6,516 0 0.00%
Julia Grant 6,831 6,835 4 0.06%
Lucy Hayes 5,518 5,520 2 0.04%
Lucretia Garfield 5,162 5,165 3 0.06%
Alice Paul 4,624 4,630 6 0.13%
Frances Cleveland (1st) 4,069 4,085 16 0.39%
Caroline Harrison 3,778 3,797 19 0.50%
Frances Cleveland (2nd) 3,422 3,439 17 0.50%

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
William Henry Harrison 30,584 30,585 1 0.00%
John Tyler 27,203 27,205 2 0.01%
James K. Polk 25,467 25,469 2 0.01%
Zachary Taylor 24,419 24,420 1 0.00%
Millard Fillmore 23,207 23,207 0 0.00%
Franklin Pierce 21,640 21,643 3 0.01%
James Buchanan 20,401 20,404 3 0.01%
Abraham Lincoln 35,910 35,931 21 0.06%
Andrew Johnson 18,878 18,880 2 0.01%
Ulysses S. Grant 19,247 19,250 3 0.02%
Rutherford B. Hayes 17,050 17,053 3 0.02%
James Garfield 16,321 16,326 5 0.03%
Chester Arthur 16,248 16,255 7 0.04%
Grover Cleveland (1st) 14,807 14,816 9 0.06%
Benjamin Harrison 14,113 14,129 16 0.11%
Grover Cleveland (2nd) 13,118 13,141 23 0.18%
William McKinley 12,607 12,659 52 0.41%
Theodore Roosevelt 12,736 12,855 119 0.93%

William Howard Taft $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 30,835 33,027 2,192 7.11%
25-coin roll set (D) 27,833 29,755 1,922 6.91%
100-coin bag (P) 1,624 986 -638 -39.29%
100-coin bag (D) 1,643 886 -757 -46.07%
250-coin box (P) 4,851 5,171 320 6.60%
250-coin box (D) 1,873 2,088 215 11.48%
500-coin box (P) 367 379 12 3.27%
500-coin box (D) 358 370 12 3.35%

Theodore Roosevelt $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 44,725 45,169 444 0.99%
25-coin roll set (D) 39,899 40,294 395 0.99%
100-coin bag (P) 1,623 1,535 -88 -5.42%
100-coin bag (D) 1,520 1,487 -33 -2.17%
250-coin box (P) 9,208 9,247 39 0.42%
250-coin box (D) 4,030 4,062 32 0.79%
500-coin box (P) 560 562 2 0.36%
500-coin box (D) 548 549 1 0.18%

William McKinley $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 47,171 47,375 204 0.43%
25-coin roll set (D) 40,761 40,929 168 0.41%
100-coin bag (P) 1,528 1,323 -205 -13.42%
100-coin bag (D) 1,359 1,275 -84 -6.18%
250-coin box (P) 8,839 8,856 17 0.19%
250-coin box (D) 4,115 4,126 11 0.27%
500-coin box (P) 572 575 3 0.52%
500-coin box (D) 574 575 1 0.17%

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

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 51,000 51,076 76 0.15%
25-coin roll set (D) 44,291 44,354 63 0.14%
100-coin bag (P) 1,030 1,034 4 0.39%
100-coin bag (D) 856 857 1 0.12%
250-coin box (P) 9,443 9,458 15 0.16%
250-coin box (D) 4,979 4,956 -23 -0.46%
500-coin box (P) 713 713 0 0.00%
500-coin box (D) 706 710 4 0.57%

Benjamin Harrison $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 53,729 53,777 48 0.09%
25-coin roll set (D) 47,942 47,983 41 0.09%
100-coin bag (P) 1,091 1,092 1 0.09%
100-coin bag (D)* 997 997
250-coin box (P) 9,850 9,863 13 0.13%
250-coin box (D)* 4,986 4,986 0 0.00%
500-coin box (P) 843 843 0 0.00%
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) 51,312 51,360 48 0.09%
100-coin bag (P) 1,332 1,333 1 0.08%
100-coin bag (D) 1,072 1,074 2 0.19%
250-coin box (P) 10,741 10,750 9 0.08%
250-coin box (D) 6,106 6,112 6 0.10%
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) 11,885 11,896 11 0.09%
250-coin box (D) 6,370 6,377 7 0.11%
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) 16,004 16,239 235 1.47%
2013-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 15,498 15,724 226 1.46%
2013-dated 100-coin bag (P) 947 975 28 2.96%
2013-dated 100-coin bag (D) 923 949 26 2.82%
2013-dated 250-coin box (P) 1,598 1,629 31 1.94%
2013-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,613 1,650 37 2.29%
2013-dated 500-coin box (P) 239 240 1 0.42%
2013-dated 500-coin box (D) 226 227 1 0.44%
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) 4,348 4,533 185 4.25%
2013-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 11,414 12,066 652 5.71%
2012-dated 200-coin bag (P&D)* 10,323 10,323
2012-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 24,926 25,018 92 0.37%

ATB Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2013 Issue 25,760 26,448 688 2.67%
2012 Issue* 42,223 42,223
2011 Issue 36,825 36,853 28 0.08%
2010 Issue 37,956 37,982 26 0.07%

ATB Quarters Circulating Coin Set

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2012 Issue* 24,869 24,869
2011 Issue 28,286 28,374 88 0.31%
2010 Issue 32,636 32,689 53 0.16%

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Great Basin Quarter Set 10,472 10,825 353 3.37%
Perry’s Victory Quarter Set 13,302 13,402 100 0.75%
White Mountain Quarter Set 14,774 14,853 79 0.53%
Denali Quarter Set 14,618 14,646 28 0.19%
Hawaii Volcanoes Quarter Set 16,508 16,647 19 0.11%
Acadia Quarter Set 17,383 17,396 13 0.07%
Chaco Culture Quarter Set 17,089 17,101 12 0.07%
El Yunque Quarter Set* 19,891 19,891 0 0.00%
Chickasaw Quarter Set 14,619 14,626 7 0.05%
Vicksburg Quarter Set 16,261 16,270 9 0.06%
Olympic Quarter Set 16,000 16,004 4 0.03%
Glacier Quarter Set 17,059 17,064 5 0.03%
Gettysburg Quarter Set 20,019 20,035 16 0.08%
Mount Hood Quarter Set 16,732 16,734 2 0.01%
Grand Canyon Quarter Set 19,495 19,502 7 0.04%
Yosemite Quarter Set 19,796 19,800 4 0.02%
Yellowstone Quarter Set 22,293 22,297 4 0.02%
Hot Springs Quarter Set 21,542 21,544 2 0.01%

Great Basin National Park Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 4,562 4,642 80 1.75%
40-Coin Roll (S) 4,397 4,769 372 8.46%
Three-Roll Set 6,582 6,876 294 4.47%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,318 2,364 46 1.98%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,265 2,316 51 2.25%
Two-Roll Set 10,387 10,492 105 1.01%

Perry’s Victory International Peace Memorial Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 5,918 5,949 31 0.52%
40-Coin Roll (S) 6,586 6,632 46 0.70%
Three-Roll Set 8,489 8,563 74 0.87%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,896 2,902 6 0.21%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,737 2,746 9 0.33%
Two-Roll Set 11,824 11,869 45 0.38%

White Mountain National Forest Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 7,441 7,468 27 0.36%
40-Coin Roll (S) 9,375 9,412 37 0.39%
Three-Roll Set 8,246 8,290 44 0.53%
100-Coin Bag (P) 3,053 3,055 2 0.07%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,905 2,908 3 0.10%
Two-Roll Set 13,851 13,872 21 0.15%

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) 3,378 3,383 5 0.15%
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,224 3,229 5 0.16%
Two-Roll Set 20,831 20,869 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) 3,710 3,719 9 0.24%
100-Coin Bag (D) 3,611 3,622 11 0.30%
Two-Roll Set 22,578 22,617 39 0.17%

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 August 1, 2013 at 7:04 am

The edge dimple problem seems to be gone with the Great Basin 5 oz P coins. Quality is the best I have seen on them as compared to earlier issues. And i like the price, not much more that what bullion pucks go for in the private marketplace.

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