US Mint Sales: Gold Mercury Dime Retreats Further

by Mike Unser on May 18, 2016 · 26 comments

2016 gold Mercury dime

U.S. Mint sales of the gold Mercury dime are at 94.2% of the 125,000 originally available

The U.S. Mint took a break from product launches last week so its latest sales report is kind of same ol’ same ol’ — even down to the agency’s best-sellers with 8 of the top 10 the same as a week earlier.

This week’s report does show a third straight sales regression for the 2016-W Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin. This time, its total retreated 1,046 to 117,695. The U.S. Mint originally had 125,000 available, so the sold amount is 7,305 shy of that.

Mint officials have not announced when/how they will sell the remaining coins. They have got to be in a bit of a bind as there are frustrated collectors who couldn’t buy any. Finding a fair way to distribute the remaining coins may be an impossible challenge.

Also, keep in mind that the final total will not reach 125,000 since the Mint won’t sell returned coins that are bad nor will it make replacements. (Take a look at some gold Mercury dime photos.)

U.S. Mint Best Sellers

Here’s a list of the U.S. Mint’s best-selling collector products for the week ended May 15:

  1. 2016 Proof Set (+9,005 to 241,813)
  2. 2016 Silver Proof Set (+5,009 to 196,188)
  3. 2016 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set (+1,188 to 159,119)
  4. 2016-P Cumberland Gap Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (+831 to 15,685)
  5. 2016 National Park Service Proof Silver Dollars (+772 to 37,310)
  6. 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (+751 to 65,256)
  7. 2016 Mark Twain Proof Silver Dollars (+628 to 60,648)
  8. 2016 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set (+537 to 27,808)
  9. 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (+528 to 55,806)
  10. 2016 Gerald R. Ford (P) $1 Coin Rolls (+489 to 36,282)

The U.S. Mint published sales updates to 219 numismatic products. Sixty outperformed their prior weekly sales compared to 109 previously. Three products increased by more than 1,000 units, which matches the prior report. One had it sales reduced compared to 7 previously.

US Mint Sales: Numismatic Products

Below are tables showing the latest sales for U.S. Mint numismatic products. The sales period covers May 9 to 15. Products with an asterisk (*) are no longer available.

2016 Centennial Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2016 Gold Mercury Dime 118,741 117,695 -1,046 -0.88%

2016 NPS Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
$5 Gold Proof 3,299 3,347 48 1.45%
$5 Gold Uncirculated 2,579 2,622 43 1.67%
$1 Silver Proof 36,538 37,310 772 2.11%
$1 Silver Uncirculated 14,130 14,297 167 1.18%
50c Proof Clad Half-Dollar 25,926 26,360 434 1.67%
50c Uncirculated Clad Half-Dollar 13,528 13,661 133 0.98%
Three-Coin Proof Set 10,901 11,028 127 1.17%

2016 Mark Twain Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
$5 Gold Proof 11,505 11,541 36 0.31%
$5 Gold Uncirculated 5,078 5,087 9 0.18%
$1 Silver Proof 60,020 60,648 628 1.05%
$1 Silver Uncirculated 22,289 22,424 135 0.61%

2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Silver Dollars

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
$1 Silver Proof* 57,600 57,600
$1 Silver Uncirculated* 24,742 24,742
Special Silver Set* 74,430 74,430

2015 US Marshals Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
$5 Gold Proof* 9,975 9,975
$5 Gold Uncirculated* 6,743 6,743
$1 Silver Proof* 109,345 109,345
$1 Silver Uncirculated* 38,149 38,149
50c Proof* 61,565 61,565
50c Uncirculated* 30,231 30,231
Three Coin Proof Set* 14,984 14,984

Clad Proof Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2016 Proof Set 232,808 241,813 9,005 3.87%
2015 Proof Sets 645,385 645,796 411 0.06%
2014 Proof Sets* 714,661 714,661
2013 Proof Sets* 802,460 802,460
2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Sets 55,278 55,806 528 0.96%
2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Sets 96,993 97,023 30 0.03%
2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Sets* 115,179 115,179
2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Sets* 128,377 128,377
2015 Lyndon B. Johnson Coin & Chronicles Set* 23,905 23,905
2015 John F. Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set* 49,051 49,051
2015 Eisenhower Coin & Chronicles Set* 16,744 16,744
2015 Truman Coin & Chronicles Set* 16,812 16,812
2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin & Chronicles Set* 19,050 19,050
2013 Theodore Roosevelt Coin & Chronicles Set* 15,145 15,145
2016 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Sets 157,931 159,119 1,188 0.75%
2015 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Sets* 222,068 222,068
2014 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Sets* 229,415 229,415
2013 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Sets* 266,618 266,618
2016 Happy Birthday Gift Sets 8,769 8,927 158 1.80%
2015 Happy Birthday Gift Sets* 14,470 14,470
2014 Happy Birthday Gift Sets 12,983 12,988 5 0.04%
2013 Happy Birthday Gift Sets 11,548 11,555 7 0.06%
2016 Birth Gift Sets 12,168 12,501 333 2.74%
2015 Birth Gift Sets* 34,548 34,548
2014 Birth Gift Sets 34,072 34,092 20 0.06%
2013 Birth Gift Sets 41,276 41,290 14 0.03%
2012 Birth Gift Sets* 49,703 49,703

Silver Proof Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2016 Silver Proof Sets 191,179 196,188 5,009 2.62%
2015 Silver Proof Sets 371,693 372,041 348 0.09%
2014 Silver Proof Sets* 429,493 429,493
2013 Silver Proof Sets* 419,720 419,720
2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets 64,505 65,256 751 1.16%
2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets 99,647 99,731 84 0.08%
2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets* 119,251 119,251
2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets* 138,451 138,451
2013-W American Silver Eagle Two-Coin Proof Sets* 235,689 235,689
2015 Congratulations Gift Sets* 7,895 7,895
2014 Congratulations Gift Sets* 7,529 7,529
2013 Congratulations Gift Sets* 18,347 18,347
2014 Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets* 42,614 42,614
2013 Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets* 47,971 47,971

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set 87,660 88,040 380 0.43%
2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set* 50,000 50,000
2015 Uncirculated Mint Sets 304,075 304,286 211 0.07%
2014 Uncirculated Mint Sets* 345,813 345,813
2013 Uncirculated Mint Sets* 376,844 376,844
2016 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Sets 27,271 27,808 537 1.97%
2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Sets 55,046 55,128 82 0.15%
2014 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Sets 61,366 61,399 33 0.05%
2013 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Sets* 75,846 75,846
2012 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Sets* 99,743 99,743
2011 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Sets 84,901 84,918 17 0.02%
2015 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Sets* 22,691 22,691
2014 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Sets* 28,637 28,637
2013 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Sets* 43,150 43,150
2013 Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Discovery Sets 9,962 9,966 4 0.04%

Coin Discovery Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2014 7,447 7,456 9 0.12%

Proof Silver Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2015-W Proof Silver Eagles* 699,623 699,623
2014-W Proof Silver Eagles* 894,614 894,614
2013-W Proof Silver Eagles* 868,494 868,494

Uncirculated Silver Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2015* 201,188 201,188
2014* 224,532 224,532
2013* 178,941 178,941

2016 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 12,825 12,973 148 1.15%
1/2 oz 2,867 2,879 12 0.42%
1/4 oz 3,744 3,799 55 1.47%
1/10 oz 11,094 11,361 267 2.41%
4-Coin Set 9,627 9,764 137 1.42%

2015 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz* 22,734 22,734
1/2 oz* 5,903 5,902
1/4 oz* 5,857 5,857
1/10 oz* 16,851 16,851
4-Coin Set* 9,918 9,918

Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2016 4,739 4,745 6 0.13%
2015* 6,531 6,533
2014* 7,902 7,902
2013* 7,293 7,293

Proof American Buffalo Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2016 Proof Gold Buffalo 14,945 15,220 275 1.84%
2015 Proof Gold Buffalo* 16,591 16,591
2014 Proof Gold Buffalo* 20,557 20,557

Proof American Platinum Eagle

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2015* 3,881 3,881
2014* 4,596 4,596

America the Beautiful 5 Oz Silver Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2016-P Cumberland Gap Silver Coins 14,854 15,685 831 5.59%
2016-P Shawnee Silver Coins 16,675 16,851 176 1.06%
2015-P Saratoga Silver Coins* 17,563 17,563
2015-P Bombay Hook Silver Coins* 17,309 17,309
2015-P Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Coins* 17,461 17,461
2015-P Kisatchie Silver Coins* 19,449 19,449
2015-P Homestead Silver Coins* 21,283 21,286
2014-P Everglades Silver Coins* 22,732 22,732
2014-P Great Sand Dunes Silver Coins* 24,103 24,103
2014-P Arches Silver Coins* 28,434 28,434
2014-P Shenandoah Silver Coins* 28,451 28,451
2014-P Great Smoky Mountains Silver Coins* 24,710 24,710
2013-P White Mountain Silver Coins* 20,530 20,530
2013-P Perry’s Victory Silver Coins* 17,707 17,707
2013-P Great Basin Silver Coins* 17,792 17,792
2013-P Fort McHenry Silver Coins* 19,802 19,802
2013-P Mount Rushmore Silver Coins* 23,547 23,547

First Spouse Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Betty Ford Proof (2016) 1,678 1,705 27 1.61%
Betty Ford Uncirculated (2016) 1,046 1,060 14 1.34%
Pat Nixon Proof (2016) 2,052 2,069 17 0.83%
Pat Nixon Uncirculated (2016) 1,204 1,210 6 0.50%
Lady Bird Johnson Proof (2015) 2,470 2,475 5 0.20%
Lady Bird Johnson Uncirculated (2015) 1,604 1,609 5 0.31%
Jacqueline Kennedy Proof (2015)* 11,222 11,222
Jacqueline Kennedy Uncirculated (2015) 6,062 6,073 11 0.18%
Mamie Eisenhower Proof (2015) 2,704 2,704
Mamie Eisenhower Uncirculated (2015) 1,800 1,801 1 0.06%
Bess Truman Proof (2015) 2,473 2,479 6 0.24%
Bess Truman Uncirculated (2015) 1,724 1,726 2 0.12%
Eleanor Roosevelt Proof (2014)* 2,377 2,377
Eleanor Roosevelt Uncirculated (2014)* 1,886 1,886
Lou Hoover Proof (2014) 2,392 2,392
Lou Hoover Uncirculated (2014) 1,872 1,872
Grace Coolidge Proof (2014)* 2,315 2,315
Grace Coolidge Uncirculated (2014) 1,923 1,924 1 0.05%
Florence Harding Proof (2014)* 2,372 2,372
Florence Harding Uncirculated (2014) 1,895 1,897 2 0.11%
Edith Wilson Proof (2013)* 2,464 2,464
Edith Wilson Uncirculated (2013)* 1,974 1,974
Ellen Wilson Proof (2013)* 2,511 2,511
Ellen Wilson Uncirculated (2013)* 1,980 1,980
Helen Taft Proof (2013)* 2,598 2,598
Helen Taft Uncirculated (2013)* 1,993 1,993
Edith Roosevelt Proof (2013)* 2,840 2,840
Edith Roosevelt Uncirculated (2013)* 2,027 2,027
Ida McKinley Proof (2013)* 2,724 2,724
Ida McKinley Uncirculated (2013)* 2,008 2,008
Alice Paul Proof (2012)* 3,505 3,505
Alice Paul Uncirculated (2012)* 2,798 2,798
Frances Cleveland Proof (2012, 1st Term)* 3,158 3,158
Frances Cleveland Uncirculated (2012 1st Term)* 2,454 2,454
Caroline Harrison Proof (2012)* 3,046 3,046
Caroline Harrison Uncirculated (2012)* 2,436 2,436
Frances Cleveland Proof (2012, 2nd Term)* 3,104 3,104
Frances Cleveland Uncirculated (2012 2nd Term)* 2,425 2,425

Presidential $1 Four-Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2015-P 10,681 10,732 51 0.48%
2015-D 9,196 9,243 47 0.51%
2014-P 12,605 12,616 11 0.09%
2014-D 9,284 9,290 6 0.06%
2013-P* 17,771 17,771
2013-D 14,923 14,923

Presidential Coins & First Spouse Medal Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Ford 3,038 3,177 139 4.58%
Nixon 4,824 4,824
Johnson 6,906 6,914 8 0.12%
Kennedy* 24,183 24,183
Eisenhower 8,416 8,426 10 0.12%
Truman 7,638 7,644 6 0.08%
Roosevelt* 7,000 7,000
Hoover* 4,500 4,500
Coolidge* 4,500 4,500
Harding* 4,500 4,500
Edith Wilson 3,979 3,979
Ellen Wilson 3,998 3,998
Helen Taft 3,994 3,994
Edith Roosevelt 5,002 5,002
Ida McKinley 3,994 3,994
Abigail Fillmore 11,016 11,017 1 0.01%
Jane Pierce 8,802 8,802
Buchanan’s Liberty 8,806 8,807 1 0.01%
Mary Todd Lincoln* 15,858 15,858
Eliza Johnson 7,134 7,135 1 0.01%
Julia Grant 7,841 7,841
Lucy Hayes 6,169 6,169
Lucretia Garfield 5,940 5,941 1 0.02%
Alice Paul 5,820 5,821 1 0.02%
Frances Cleveland (1st) 5,277 5,278 1 0.02%
Caroline Harrison 5,207 5,208 1 0.02%
Frances Cleveland (2nd) 5,068 5,069 1 0.02%

Presidential $1 Coin Covers

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Richard M. Nixon 11,789 11,835 46 0.39%
Lyndon B. Johnson 12,475 12,487 12 0.10%
John F. Kennedy 21,480 21,502 22 0.10%
Dwight D. Eisenhower* 14,823 14,823
Harry S. Truman 14,788 14,788
Franklin Roosevelt 14,581 14,590 9 0.06%
Herbert Hoover 12,200 12,208 8 0.07%
Calvin Coolidge 12,727 12,730 3 0.02%
Warren G. Harding 12,903 12,906 3 0.02%
William Henry Harrison 30,837 30,837
John Tyler 27,470 27,470
James K. Polk 25,703 25,703
Zachary Taylor 24,669 24,669
Millard Fillmore 23,707 23,711 4 0.02%
Franklin Pierce 22,168 22,171 3 0.01%
James Buchanan 20,899 20,901 2 0.01%
Abraham Lincoln* 36,783 36,783
Andrew Johnson 19,354 19,357 3 0.02%
Ulysses S. Grant 20,041 20,045 4 0.02%
Rutherford B. Hayes 17,569 17,574 5 0.03%
James Garfield 16,795 16,800 5 0.03%
Chester Arthur 16,933 16,936 3 0.02%
Grover Cleveland (1st) 15,436 15,439 3 0.02%
Benjamin Harrison 15,002 15,004 2 0.01%
Grover Cleveland (2nd) 14,272 14,276 4 0.03%
William McKinley 14,552 14,556 4 0.03%
Theodore Roosevelt 16,857 16,865 8 0.05%
William Howard Taft 13,455 13,457 2 0.01%
Woodrow Wilson 13,066 13,072 6 0.05%

2016 Gerald R. Ford $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 35,793 36,282 489 1.37%
25-coin roll set (D) 32,655 33,009 354 1.08%
100-coin bag (P) 863 879 16 1.85%
100-coin bag (D) 785 798 13 1.66%
250-coin box (P) 3,418 3,451 33 0.97%
250-coin box (D) 3,104 3,134 30 0.97%

2016 Richard M. Nixon $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 39,590 39,863 273 0.69%
25-coin roll set (D) 34,621 34,814 193 0.56%
100-coin bag (P) 1,013 1,023 10 0.99%
100-coin bag (D) 997 1,007 10 1.00%
250-coin box (P) 3,987 4,041 54 1.35%
250-coin box (D) 3,625 3,643 18 0.50%

2015 Lyndon B. Johnson $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P)* 40,000 40,000
25-coin roll set (D)* 37,742 37,742
100-coin bag (P) 1,233 1,243 10 0.81%
100-coin bag (D) 1,268 1,272 4 0.32%
250-coin box (P) 4,597 4,601 4 0.09%
250-coin box (D) 5,679 5,680 1 0.02%

2015 John F. Kennedy $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 50,071 50,142 71 0.14%
25-coin roll set (D) 45,348 45,385 37 0.08%
100-coin bag (P) 2,208 2,209 1 0.05%
100-coin bag (D) 1,962 1,965 3 0.15%
250-coin box (P) 7,248 7,256 8 0.11%
250-coin box (D) 6,613 6,618 5 0.08%

2015 Dwight D. Eisenhower $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P)* 39,729 39,729
25-coin roll set (D)* 37,728 37,728
100-coin bag (P) 1,863 1,871 8 0.43%
100-coin bag (D) 1,796 1,807 11 0.61%
250-coin box (P) 7,544 7,549 5 0.07%
250-coin box (D) 5,695 5,698 3 0.05%

2015 Harry S. Truman $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P)* 39,686 39,686
25-coin roll set (D)* 37,655 37,655
100-coin bag (P)* 3,477 3,477
100-coin bag (D)* 3,334 3,334
250-coin box (P) 7,867 7,874 7 0.09%
250-coin box (D) 5,838 5,842 4 0.07%

2014 Franklin Roosevelt $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 56,039 56,056 17 0.03%
25-coin roll set (D) 51,336 51,350 14 0.03%
100-coin bag (P)* 1,986 1,986
100-coin bag (D)* 1,968 1,968
250-coin box (P)* 6,977 6,977
250-coin box (D)* 5,025 5,025

2014 Herbert Hoover $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, Boxes

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
25-coin roll set (P) 52,061 52,074 13 0.02%
25-coin roll set (D) 45,178 45,187 9 0.02%
100-coin bag (P)* 1,978 1,978
100-coin bag (D)* 1,990 1,990
250-coin box (P) 6,994 6,994
250-coin box (D)* 5,050 5,050

Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2016-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 13,424 13,541 117 0.87%
2016-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 13,233 13,333 100 0.76%
2016-dated 100-coin bag (P) 742 780 38 5.12%
2016-dated 100-coin bag (D) 836 851 15 1.79%
2016-dated 250-coin box (P) 1,230 1,240 10 0.81%
2016-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,306 1,312 6 0.46%
2015-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 16,926 16,943 17 0.10%
2015-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 17,356 17,371 15 0.09%
2015-dated 100-coin bag (P) 1,817 1,818 1 0.06%
2015-dated 100-coin bag (D) 1,904 1,904
2015-dated 250-coin box (P) 2,025 2,029 4 0.20%
2015-dated 250-coin box (D) 2,001 2,003 2 0.10%
2014-dated 25-coin roll set (P)* 19,173 19,173
2014-dated 25-coin roll set (D)* 19,113 19,113
2014-dated 100-coin bag (P)* 1,987 1,987
2014-dated 100-coin bag (D)* 1,990 1,990
2014-dated 250-coin box (P)* 2,611 2,611
2014-dated 250-coin box (D)* 2,480 2,480
2013-dated 25-coin roll set (P)* 24,914 24,914
2013-dated 25-coin roll set (D)* 23,864 23,864
2013-dated 100-coin bag (P)* 1,481 1,481
2013-dated 100-coin bag (D)* 1,478 1,478
2013-dated 250-coin box (P)* 2,508 2,508
2013-dated 250-coin box (D)* 2,496 2,496
2013-dated 500-coin box (P)* 498 498
2013-dated 500-coin box (D)* 494 494

Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2016-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 4,559 4,680 121 2.65%
2016-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 15,206 15,385 179 1.18%
2015-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 12,411 12,433 22 0.18%
2015-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 26,319 26,351 32 0.12%
2014-dated 200-coin bag (P&D)* 12,967 12,967
2014-dated 2-roll set (P&D)* 30,331 30,331
2013-dated 200-coin bag (P&D)* 9,980 9,980
2013-dated 2-roll set (P&D)* 24,918 24,918
2012-dated 200-coin bag (P&D)* 10,323 10,323
2012-dated 2-roll set (P&D)* 33,766 33,766

America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2016 Issue 16,632 16,912 280 1.68%
2015 Issue 25,809 25,832 23 0.09%
2014 Issue 28,959 28,978 19 0.07%
2013 Issue 41,959 41,972 13 0.03%
2012 Issue* 42,223 42,223
2011 Issue 39,802 39,813 11 0.03%
2010 Issue 41,077 41,091 14 0.03%

America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2015 Issue 18,775 18,805 30 0.16%
2014 Issue 22,242 22,259 17 0.08%
2013 Issue 27,936 27,951 15 0.05%
2012 Issue* 24,869 24,869
2011 Issue 35,220 35,236 16 0.05%
2010 Issue 38,725 38,738 13 0.03%

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Cumberland Gap 9,638 9,939 301 3.12%
Shawnee 11,689 11,760 71 0.61%
Saratoga 13,970 14,005 35 0.25%
Bombay Hook 12,664 12,686 22 0.17%
Blue Ridge Parkway 16,179 16,194 15 0.09%
Kisatchie Set 14,462 14,490 28 0.19%
Homestead Set 15,481 15,491 10 0.06%
Everglades Set 13,779 13,786 7 0.05%
Great Sand Dunes Set 13,569 13,578 9 0.07%
Arches Three-Coin Set 15,137 15,145 8 0.05%
Shenandoah Three-Coin Set 16,759 16,766 7 0.04%
Great Smoky Mountains Set 18,588 18,588
Mount Rushmore Quarters Set 16,925 16,934 9 0.05%
Fort McHenry Quarters Set 15,702 15,710 8 0.05%
Great Basin Quarters Set 15,046 15,053 7 0.05%
Perry’s Victory Quarters Set 17,164 17,173 9 0.05%
White Mountain Quarters Set 18,056 18,056
Denali Quarters Set 17,311 17,319 8 0.05%
Hawaii Volcanoes Quarters Set* 16,508 16,647
Acadia Quarters Set 19,736 19,743 7 0.04%
Chaco Culture Quarters Set 19,171 19,177 6 0.03%
El Yunque Quarters Set* 19,891 19,891
Chickasaw Quarters Set 15,800 15,805 5 0.03%
Vicksburg Quarters Set 17,631 17,638 7 0.04%
Olympic Quarters Set 17,249 17,256 7 0.04%
Glacier Quarters Set 18,453 18,461 8 0.04%
Gettysburg Quarters Set 22,116 22,126 10 0.05%
Mount Hood Quarters Set 17,952 17,959 7 0.04%
Grand Canyon Quarters Set 21,360 21,370 10 0.05%
Yosemite Quarters Set 21,453 21,462 9 0.04%
Yellowstone Quarters Set 24,209 24,223 14 0.06%
Hot Springs Quarters Set 22,772 22,781 9 0.04%

2016 Cumberland Gap Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,277 3,355 78 2.38%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,133 3,207 74 2.36%
Three-Roll Set 7,399 7,542 143 1.93%
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,900 1,935 35 1.84%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,769 1,792 23 1.30%
Two-Roll Set 6,703 6,734 31 0.46%

2016 Shawnee Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,979 4,016 37 0.93%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,729 3,756 27 0.72%
Three-Roll Set 8,713 8,762 49 0.56%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,036 2,049 13 0.64%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,000 2,006 6 0.30%
Two-Roll Set 7,182 7,192 10 0.14%

2015 Saratoga Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 4,616 4,621 5 0.11%
40-Coin Roll (S) 4,330 4,340 10 0.23%
Three-Roll Set 9,190 9,199 9 0.10%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,216 2,218 2 0.09%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,159 2,160 1 0.05%
Two-Roll Set 7,432 7,437 5 0.07%

2015 Bombay Hook Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 4,472 4,477 5 0.11%
40-Coin Roll (S) 4,279 4,289 10 0.23%
Three-Roll Set 9,187 9,192 5 0.05%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,175 2,176 1 0.05%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,169 2,169
Two-Roll Set 7,575 7,576 1 0.01%

2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 4,917 4,928 11 0.22%
40-Coin Roll (S) 4,936 4,943 7 0.14%
Three-Roll Set 9,930 9,935 5 0.05%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,324 2,328 4 0.17%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,318 2,318
Two-Roll Set 7,886 7,889 3 0.04%

2015 Kisatchie Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S)* 5,144 5,149
40-Coin Roll (S)* 4,800 4,801
Three-Roll Set* 9,805 9,811
100-Coin Bag (P)* 2,382 2,383
100-Coin Bag (D)* 2,344 2,344
Two-Roll Set* 7,963 7,967

2015 Homestead Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S)* 5,484 5,490
40-Coin Roll (S)* 4,483 4,483
Three-Roll Set* 10,631 10,638
100-Coin Bag (P)* 2,824 2,824
100-Coin Bag (D)* 2,490 2,490
Two-Roll Set* 8,536 8,537

 

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Seth Riesling May 18, 2016 at 6:15 pm

Mike Unser –

The US Mint’s 2016 Uncirculated coin sets or “Mint Sets” were offered for sale st noon today as their newest product.

-NumisDudeTX

Bilelle May 18, 2016 at 8:45 pm

I see that the potential number of 2016 W Gold Mercury Dimes has increased now to a little more than 7,000. Looks like the mint has still been at work on sorting out orders and orders that did not fit the 10 per household limit.

Mike Unser, I think there is a fair way from the collector’s view point. Consider limiting the offering of these 7,000+ Gold Mercury Dimes to 1 per household for a four week period AND couple that with not accepting any orders from those who purchased on the original release date. Keep that in effect until the end of the four week period. At the end of the four week period either remove the household limit or set a new limit.

This should be a lessons learned event for the mint team working on this project. The lessons should be applied to the next two 100th year Gold Coins due to be released this year and maybe other Coins which might be in high demand from the get-go.

Bilelle

JesustheLionofJudah May 19, 2016 at 12:12 am

It should be that the coins are never distributed. That will ONLY serve to destroy the value of the product.

Seth Riesling May 19, 2016 at 1:54 am

700 ounces of 99.99 percent pure 24K gold coins & special custom wooden display cases just sitting gathering dust at the Mint’s Memphis fulfillment warehouse as gold drops yesterday after hours on FOMC minutes interpreted to mean that gold will probably slide lower due to high chance of interest rate increase in July. The Mint’s inaction on this latest debacle is typical for Matthew Rhett Jeppson & his impotent style of non-management! So sad.

-NumisDudeTX

Bilelle May 19, 2016 at 9:19 am

JesustheLionofJudah,
Since the mint still has not distributed the number of coins they were authorized to distribute and in view of the greed of some people who may have worked around the rules to enhance their pockets it seems that the mint needs to attempt to level the playing field a bit in distributing the balance of the coins they are authorized to sell.
I don’t think the mint should be overly concerned about less than 6% of these coins destroying the value of these coins.
It seems the Gold market and interest rates will have more impact on the value of the 2016 Gold Mercury Dimes In the near and short term, rather than the sale of less than 6% of this particular coin.
It is amazing how protective we get once we have something of value in our pockets.
Maybe we should be more worried about overall fairness in the distribution of the products of the mint and the impact of that distribution system on on the initial “value”of those products.
Some people on eBay have flaunted the number of coins they have for sale and have beat a LOUD drum that the mint is sold out of these coins. Does that increase the “value” of the coins? Maybe it does or maybe it DOES NOT.
YES some people will pay a premium to have one of these coins. But that only enhances the pocket of the seller at that time, the real value of the coin itself is more likely the Gold content so the POST mint sale buyers are paying extra and maybe not receiving value for their money. The buyer who pay’s 10, 30 or 50% premium may feel great about their purchase and the value received maybe that
“great” feeling OF OWNERSHIP and NOT IN THE VALUE OF THE COIN ITSELF.

I sorta think about the purchase of say a new car early in the new car sales period and the person who pays full retail in order to have a particular model. This person is very happy to have obtained the new car early in the sales life of the model year.
However the person who waits late in the model year and buys the same model car and payed 20% less feels good about their deal. In the long run the car values maybe the same but the buyers have different value systems while the cars value remain the same.
Hope this helps to understand my position on the “value” of these 2016 Gold Mercury coins.

jim May 19, 2016 at 2:41 pm

I sent a letter to Secretary Lew today about the product schedule, gold mercury dimes, and Jeppson’s ineffectiveness as a manager at the US Mint. It went by snail mail so if he reads the letter and then calls Jeppson on the carpet maybe there’ll be some observable changes in another week or two. Or, maybe Lew is as ineffective as Jeppson is and there will be no changes at all.

I tried to copy the letter here but that didn’t work.

Jeff Kinner May 19, 2016 at 6:37 pm

There seems to be a problem with the actual number of Gold Mercury dimes. In 40 minutes around 113,000 coins were sold then the mint stopped. They are sold 10 per household for only 210.00, but the greedy dealers out there are sealling them for 170.00 over cost. I’ve seen them as high as 550.00 certified and you can get one done for free by joining ANA. Dealers send in hundreds if not more. But enough of that as we all know what goes on. You have 7,000 or maybe 5,000 left at the mint and they want to know a fair way to sell them. Its so simple but since its the goverment, they won’t think of it. I got the idea from the show Alaska North Woods Law. Every year in order to keep the moose population in check, they hold a lottery. Only 100 are given out and over 700,000 people sign up for it. The mint starts to be doing the same on not only the Mercury gold dimes, but with many other coins so it can be fair to everyone instead of the dealers wipping them out, lets start doing lotteries to make it fair to everyone.

Jp May 19, 2016 at 7:13 pm

Bilelle- Very insightful thinking here. I agree with you, however this still leaves us all with what or how to manage the distribution of the final coins. We seem to have some very good ideas already, and I’m sure more will chime in with other great ideas.
In the end the Mint will do what the Mint will do. Simple.
So folks don’t get your hopes up for any great solution coming from the Mint. I say if you really want one, put your email on the Mints Remind me list and wait…
Or;
Find your best buy on EBAY or your local coin shop and make your best deal.

Like Bilelle said so well, it’s really about how you FEEL about your purchase, whether you FEEL you got a good or reasonable deal, but in the end got a coin you wanted for your collection or investment. That’s really all that matters.

I have been watching the EBAY site’s on these coins and the price is slowly coming down, and I think will continue to do so as the Mint has more either returned or never released and this continues to drag out.
Lets see what happens to the next 2 of this 100 year old series. I think that may have a much greater impact on these coins.
I threw out a question in one of these blogs that no one had an answer to, is why are all the Mints Sales done on a Thursday at high noon eastern time. By holding a new coin sale on a Saturday, or a Monday evening or some other times could certainly be done and offer the collectors who do not have the ability to log into the site during the work week at that time a fair shot at obtaining a coin for their collections.
Maybe we need to bombard the Mint with this option going forward. Just a thought…

Jeff Kinner May 19, 2016 at 7:33 pm

Its all about supply and demand…..Ebay has buy it now at very prices over 400-500.00 and the bids are climbing up. The coin only cost 210.00. Since its 10 per household, i’ve seen dealers use friends. Look at all the buy it now, some with a few left but 50+ sold and the same with bids. Remember when the quarters started. The Ga rolls were 100 a roll and now they are worth change. Eventually the curosity will wear off. The price will come down greatly. The cheapest one i’ve seen graded is 350.00. Thats still 140.00 profit. There isn’t a site or auction that isn’t selling off large amounts of the Mercury coins, mostly for profit as no one seems to be collecting any!

Seth Riesling May 19, 2016 at 9:41 pm

Tip for the Mint: send out press releases & email your customers & pick a day & time for all who want a gold dime to call customer service phone number & order limit of one coin. The phone reps have all the computer records showing if you already ordered any & if not they would place the order for you. Simple solution!

-NumisDudeTX

joera May 20, 2016 at 5:21 am

Mike Unser,

Thanks for the information on the mintages. It helps me out to know the numbers so I can decide which coins to buy graded.

Bilelle May 20, 2016 at 1:07 pm

Mike Unser, Do you have any feel as to the number of Mint orders their system can Handel in a given period of time.I would think they should have some pretty good data based on what they did in the Inital -2016 Gold Mercury Dime sales.

Mike, also on the mint capacity to process orders do you have any feel for the ratio of phone in orders verses on line orders during the mint’s Inital sell in of the 2016 Gold Mercury Dimes?
Thank you for any information that you could share.
Bilelle

jim May 20, 2016 at 1:52 pm

It’s a shame the mint can’t share that information itself, assuming they even capture that kind of information. Maybe they do, but not on public forums. Doesn’t help you or anybody else who has questions. Has anybody compared the mint to the NSA in terms of keeping secrets?

Seth Riesling May 20, 2016 at 6:01 pm

i have a very old computer & a very new Android smartphone & use both on high volume first day issue items ordering. If my computer freezes up I start dialing for dollars on my smartphone! Most people only order online & therefore I have gotten through on the phone sometimes fairly quickly. Their phone system seems to be able to handle “overload” days much better than their 2 websites (usmint.gov & catalog. usmint.gov)

-NumisDudeTX

Joe May 22, 2016 at 2:06 am

Mike is selling this coin for $299 on CSN. Raw with box only.

Seth Riesling May 22, 2016 at 2:40 am

Joe –

Those are the coins Mezack had returned from grading services that didn’t make the 70 or 69 grades that missed the Mint’s 7-day return period. He offers his rejects on Cable Shopping Network as raw (OGP or OMP) coins as an option.

-NumisDudeTX

Joe May 22, 2016 at 5:26 pm

He knows how to work the system.

Bilelle May 22, 2016 at 9:18 pm

Bilelle
I was thinking as I was reading about .”OUR” various remarks regarding those who who bought large amounts of the Gold Mercury Dimes either directly or indirectly, I think “WE” mostly assume it’s the dealers and often say so here and amount our friends.

I spoke with a person not long ago at the Mint that told me that individuals rather than dealers were the largest number of buyers by far,of the Nercury Dimes.,
So just maybe the “Flipers” are the ones seeing an opportunity and taking full advantage using eBay as 1st choice to flip them and when that drys up maybe selling to dealers who may not have been able to get enough product to satisfy their market.
To me the collector who buys a couple of extra coins and sells them on eBay to support their coin collecting. Is not the real flippers.
The people who have little to no interest in collecting coins but are buying large quaties to resell are the Real Flippers. So those of us who buy from the people who have 2,000 or 8000 or larger numbers of items sold are probable the real flippers. While the guy who has 30 or 130
or 200 items sold maybe that small collector supporting their hobby.
My only point is that it’s more than the dealers buying and selling. If you can’t get something you want consider looking for people that appear to be the little guy with a good low price and use your good judgement and check the seller out well before you buy if you can’t get the item at the mint or at a coin show.
Bilelle

Whistler May 23, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Email from a dealer today, Gold Mercury in OMP for $269! Some1 may be getting bubbasized on this, hope the flipped have to bendover to pik up these & grab an ankle of 2, as the price seems to falling. Like it should, the collectors are just fed up w/the mint’s bogus act

Jeff Kinner May 24, 2016 at 12:18 am

I noticed in the article it was said that it was not the dealers, but the collectors that have the large amounts. That is not a correct amount has hoseholds were only aloud 10 each. The dealer buyers that are registered to buy in large amounts, but in the 1,000’s. Only a few are kept to collect, but the reat went on Ebay and other auction sites. Even at 10 per house hold, thats 210.00 each selling up to 500.00 on Ebay, but the average 400.00 and thats a 190.00 profit per coin. But in a short time like most coins, the price will drop at least %50 ….

Seth Riesling May 24, 2016 at 1:23 am

Jeff Kinner –

I agree about prices going down on these coins. The prices for these gold dimes in original Mint boxes (OMP, OGP) are very low at about $275, just $70 above issue price of $205 on April 21. And the 69 & 70 graded coins are only $20 to $75 more from some dealers.
The mintage was just too high at 125,000 even for a beautiful, affordable coin.

Happy collecting Jeff!

-NumisDudeTX

joe#2 May 24, 2016 at 9:22 am

IMO, Th.e OGP should do as well as the graded 70..Or close to it in time.

Bilelle June 3, 2016 at 7:18 am

I see that with one of the latest accounting of the 2016 Proof Mercury Dimes, that
the number possibly for sale could approach 9000 coins.
Thinking about the Minit schedule for the rest of the year, there seems to be a lot of production required to make the list of items come true along with possible surprise introductions.

Has anyone heard anymore about maybe when the almost 9000 2016 Gold Proof Mercury Dimes might be put up for sale?

Does anyone have any thoughts on how much notice might be given for the sale of these approximate 9000 Coins?
Bilelle

jim June 3, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Well, I clicked on the remind me button but have yet to receive a reminder from the mint that coins are available. So if they are in fact available the mint doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to sell them. Maybe people within the mint aren’t talking to each other so the selling arm doesn’t know the restocking arm has 9000 sitting around gathering dust on the shelves.

Bilelle June 3, 2016 at 6:09 pm

Hi Jim On, I hope I did not miss lead you about the approx 9000 2016 Gold Proff Mercury Dimes.
What I was trying to Say is that with all the accounting work the people at the mint now know
that they are
Just short of 9000 Gold Proof Mercury Dimes from
reaching the set limit of 125,000 coins,
So I was implying
If they decided to go to the maximum number they are allowed by the Congressional
Bill, they could still Sell up to nearly 9,000 coins.
I have no idea how many actual coins they produced, but if they produced the Max allowed,
125,000, the Mint should have about 9,000 possible to sell when and If they decide.
I do hope they Have in Place some special rules to Allow the Little guy collector a chance to buy one coin and not allow any previous buyers to Buy again for 4 weeks after
this second sale starts.
Bilelle

jim June 4, 2016 at 11:40 am

Bilelle –
No, not mislead. The calculated number of what should be available coins isn’t the issue. My more than anything complaint is that there is no communication from the mint to the buying public (i.e. collectors). They have everybody’s email addr and yet fail to use it to inform what’s going on with the mint both in the dime availability (when and how many) and all other products listed in the Product Schedule which still have nebulous month dates or TBD. Here we are almost at the middle of the year and there are still 10 TBD’s without even a guesstimate as to which month they may become available. That is irresponsible and I have complained about that to Treas Sec Lew who has apparently refused to acknowledge the mint has a problem or is as ineffectual in managing Dep Dir Jeppson as Jeppson is in managing the US Mint.

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