US Mint Sales: 2019 Proof American Gold Eagles Debut

by Mike Unser on March 14, 2019 · 1 comment

US Mint Image of 2019-W $50 Proof American Gold Eagle and Packaging

U.S. Mint image of the 2019-W $50 Proof American Gold Eagle

Early United States Mint sales stats have been reported for the five products featuring the different sized 2019-W Proof American Gold Eagles.

Released last Thursday at prices ranging from $182.50 to $3,015, collectors ordered a combined 17,497 coins in four days. The start is quicker than last year’s coins.

Here’s a table comparing early sales of proof American Gold Eagles since 2010:

  DEBUT SALES (COINS) DEBUT SALES (OUNCES)
2019 17,497 7,849.35
2018 16,363 7,216.40
2017 27,013 12,807.60
2016 45,673 21,362.15
2015 20,655 10,007.85
2014 18,309 9,301.10
2013 9,370 4,480.15
2012 8,369 4,234.55
2011 29,353 15,902.55
2010 54,466 29,677.95

 

American Gold Eagles are produced in sizes of 1 oz., 1/2 oz., 1/4 oz. and 1/10 oz. with corresponding denominations of $50, $25, $10 and $5. As is often the case, the set with one of each size was the biggest unit seller.

Debut Sales of 2019-W Proof American Gold Eagles
DEBUT PRICES DEBUT SALES (UNITS) DEBUT SALES (OUNCES) DEBUT SALES (COINS) DEBUT SALES ($)
1 oz $1,627.50 1,364 1,364.00 4,535 $2,219,910.00
1/2 oz $830.00 455 227.50 3,626 $377,650.00
1/4 oz $427.50 614 153.50 3,785 $262,485.00
1/10 oz $182.50 2,380 238.00 5,551 $434,350.00
4-Coin Set $3,015.00 3,171 5,866.35 N/A $9,560,565.00
Totals 12,684 7,849.35 17,497 $12,854,960.00

 

Weekly U.S. Mint Top Sellers

Here’s a listing of the U.S. Mint’s most popular products for the week ended March 10:

  1. 2019 Proof Set (+30,654 to 226,688)
  2. 2019 Rocketship (+28,937 to 46,762)
  3. 2019-W Proof Silver Eagle (+5,478 to 247,564)
  4. 2019 Proof Gold Eagle Four-Coin Set (+3,171)
  5. 2019-P Proof Apollo 11 Silver Dollar (+2,448 to 145,228)
  6. 2019 $5 Proof Gold Eagle (+2,380)
  7. 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (+2,218 to 51,377)
  8. 2018-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle (+1,658 to 138,964)
  9. 2018-S Proof American Innovation Dollar (+1,642 to 169,704)
  10. 2019 $50 Proof Gold Eagle (+1,364)

In its latest report, the U.S. Mint published sales data for 120 numismatic products. Thirty-eight products outperformed their prior weekly gains against 23 previously. Not counting the new American Gold Eagles so as to compare apples to apples, 7 products increased by more than 1,000 units against 9 in the previous report.

In addition, 16 products saw their sales reduced compared to 2 previously. Many of the new Lowell products saw reductions, including the 5-ounce piece which dropped by 674.

US Mint Sales: Numismatic Products

Below are tables showing the latest sales for U.S. Mint numismatic products. The sales period covers from March 4 to 10. Products with an asterisk (*) are no longer available or had no reported sales.

American Liberty / 225th Anniversary Products

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018-W $10 American Liberty Gold Coin 27,479 27,550 71 0.26%
2017 American Liberty Silver Four-Medal Set* 32,647 32,647
2017-S Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set* 210,419 210,419
2017-W $100 American Liberty Gold Coin 30,153 30,209 56 0.19%
2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal* 55,187 55,187

2019 Apollo 11 Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019-W Proof $5 Apollo 11 Gold Coin 24,617 24,947 330 1.34%
2019-W Uncirculated $5 Apollo 11 Gold Coin 10,450 10,500 50 0.48%
2019-P Proof Apollo 11 Silver Dollar 142,780 145,228 2,448 1.71%
2019-P Uncirculated Apollo 11 Silver Dollar 48,533 48,923 390 0.80%
2019-S Proof Apollo 11 Half Dollar 47,537 48,479 942 1.98%
2019-D Uncirculated Apollo 11 Half Dollar 32,107 32,876 769 2.40%
2019-S Proof Apollo 11 Half Dollar Set 98,912 98,755 -157 -0.16%
2019-P Proof Apollo 11 Five Ounce Silver Coin 63,534 63,414 -120 -0.19%

2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Coin and Stamp Set* 4,455 4,455
2018-W Proof $5 Breast Cancer Awareness Gold Coin* 10,386 10,386
2018-W Uncirculated $5 Breast Cancer Awareness Gold Coin* 4,477 4,477
2018-P Proof Breast Cancer Awareness Silver Dollar* 34,542 34,542
2018-P Uncirculated Breast Cancer Awareness Silver Dollar* 12,526 12,526
2018-S Proof Breast Cancer Awareness Clad Half Dollar* 17,937 17,937
2018-D Uncirculated Breast Cancer Awareness Clad Half Dollar* 11,301 11,301

2018 WWI Centennial Silver Dollar and Medal Commemoratives

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Proof WWI Silver Dollar* 64,982 64,982
2018 Uncirculated WWI Silver Dollar* 22,336 22,336
2018 WWI Silver Dollar and Army Silver Medal Set* 15,621 15,621
2018 WWI Silver Dollar and Navy Silver Medal Set* 12,253 12,253
2018 WWI Silver Dollar and Marines Silver Medal Set* 12,648 12,648
2018 WWI Silver Dollar Coast Guard Silver Medal Set* 9,813 9,813
2018 WWI Silver Dollar Air Service Silver Medal Set* 12,520 12,520

Clad Proof Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019 Proof Set 196,034 226,688 30,654 15.64%
2018 Proof Set 497,294 498,491 1,197 0.24%
2017 Proof Set* 568,678 568,678
2016 Proof Set* 595,184 595,184
2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 44,404 45,215 811 1.83%
2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 84,552 84,657 105 0.12%
2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set* 88,909 88,909
2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set* 91,674 91,674
2016 Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set* 47,447 47,447
2016 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set* 231,549 231,549
2019 Happy Birthday Gift Set 8,327 8,763 436 5.24%
2018 Happy Birthday Gift Set 17,618 17,615 -3 -0.02%
2019 Birth Gift Set 7,349 7,799 450 6.12%
2018 Birth Gift Set 28,567 28,685 118 0.41%

Silver Proof Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Silver Proof Set 315,807 316,614 807 0.26%
2017 Silver Proof Set* 358,085 358,085
2018 Silver Reverse Proof Set* 199,116 199,116
2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 49,159 51,377 2,218 4.51%
2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 76,686 76,811 125 0.16%
2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set* 89,632 89,632
2019 Congratulations Gift Set 22,046 22,064 18 0.08%
2018 Congratulations Gift Set* 19,267 19,267
2017 Congratulations Gift Set* 74,898 74,898
2018 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set 43,927 44,231 304 0.69%
2017 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set* 48,901 48,901

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Uncirculated Mint Set 244,427 244,902 475 0.19%
2017 Uncirculated Mint Set* 286,813 286,813

Kids Coin Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019 Rocketship 17,825 46,762 28,937 162.34%
2014 Coin Discovery Set 11,449 11,521 72 0.63%

Proof Silver Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019-W Proof Silver Eagle 242,086 247,564 5,478 2.26%
2019-W Proof Silver Eagle (Bulk – 40 Coins) 723 723
2018-S Proof Silver Eagle* 158,785 158,785
2018-W Proof Silver Eagle 345,182 345,539 357 0.10%
2018-W Proof Silver Eagle (Bulk Pack – 210 Coins) 182 182
2017-W Proof Silver Eagle* 390,186 390,186
2017-W Proof Silver Eagle (Bulk Pack – 210 Coins)* 240 240

Uncirculated Silver Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 137,306 138,964 1,658 1.21%
2017* 176,739 176,739

2019 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 1,364
1/2 oz 455
1/4 oz 614
1/10 oz 2,380
4-Coin Set 3,171

2018 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 6,799 6,852 53 0.78%
1/2 oz* 1,815 1,815
1/4 oz 4,622 4,622
1/10 oz 14,016 14,017 1 0.01%
4-Coin Set 7,718 7,807 89 1.15%

Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 8,076 8,101 25 0.31%
2017* 5,800 5,800

Proof American Buffalo Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Proof Gold Buffalo 15,741 15,742 1 0.01%
2017 Proof Gold Buffalo* 15,810 15,810

Proof American Platinum Eagle

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019 7,876 7,949 73 0.93%
2018 13,086 13,099 13 0.10%
2017* 8,890 8,890

Proof Palladium Eagle

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018* 14,986 14,986

America the Beautiful 5 Oz Silver Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019-P Lowell Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin 13,851 13,177 -674 -4.87%
2018-P Block Island Silver Coins 15,152 15,191 39 0.26%
2018-P Cumberland Island Silver Coins 15,437 15,673 236 1.53%
2018-P Voyageurs Silver Coins 16,821 16,822 1 0.01%
2018-P Apostle Islands Silver Coins 16,801 16,801
2018-P Pictured Rocks Silver Coins* 17,773 17,773
2017-P George Rogers Clark Silver Coins* 14,731 14,731
2017-P Ellis Island Silver Coins* 17,670 17,670
2017-P Ozark Riverways Silver Coins 17,694 17,694
2017-P Frederick Douglass Silver Coins* 17,678 17,678
2017-P Effigy Mounds Silver Coins* 17,251 17,251

Presidential Silver Medals

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales*
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019 Thomas Jefferson Presidential Silver Medal 9,958 10,226 268 2.69%
2018 George Washington Presidential Silver Medal 19,146 19,274 128 0.67%
2018 John Adams Presidential Silver Medal 14,976 15,070 94 0.63%

2018 American Innovation $1 Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Proof Coin (S) 168,062 169,704 1,642 0.98%
25-coin roll set (P) 9,971 10,443 472 4.73%
25-coin roll set (D) 9,613 9,971 358 3.72%
100-coin bag (P) 2,910 2,906 -4 -0.14%
100-coin bag (D) 2,905 2,913 8 0.28%

Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2019-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 10,705 10,722 17 0.16%
2019-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 10,650 10,649 -1 -0.01%
2019-dated 100-coin bag (P) 836 676 -160 -19.14%
2019-dated 100-coin bag (D) 940 788 -152 -16.17%
2019-dated 250-coin box (P) 920 913 -7 -0.76%
2019-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,488 1,294 -194 -13.04%
2018-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 16,135 16,179 44 0.27%
2018-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 15,336 15,386 50 0.33%
2018-dated 100-coin bag (P) 1,725 1,753 28 1.62%
2018-dated 100-coin bag (D) 1,619 1,687 68 4.20%
2018-dated 250-coin box (P) 1,865 1,865
2018-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,874 1,874
2017-dated 25-coin roll set (P)* 16,953 16,953
2017-dated 25-coin roll set (D)* 16,225 16,225
2017-dated 100-coin bag (P)* 1,912 1,912
2017-dated 100-coin bag (D)* 1,784 1,784
2017-dated 250-coin box (P)* 2,136 2,136
2017-dated 250-coin box (D)* 2,186 2,186

Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 8,098 8,124 26 0.32%
2018-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 20,553 20,643 90 0.44%
2017-dated 200-coin bag (P&D)* 10,321 10,321
2017-dated 2-roll set (P&D)* 23,747 23,747

America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Issue 30,949 31,007 58 0.19%
2017 Issue* 29,972 29,972

America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Issue 19,456 19,528 72 0.37%
2017 Issue 23,747 23,782 35 0.15%
2016 Issue* 23,958 23,958

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Lowell 11,193 11,381 188 1.68%
Block Island 12,630 12,679 49 0.39%
Cumberland Island 12,689 12,730 41 0.32%
Voyageurs 13,562 13,584 22 0.16%
Apostle Islands 13,738 13,760 22 0.16%
Pictured Rocks 15,218 15,218
George Rogers Clark 13,619 13,633 14 0.10%
Ellis Island* 16,947 16,947
Ozark Riverways 14,428 14,445 17 0.12%
Frederick Douglass 14,856 14,869 13 0.09%
Effigy Mounds 14,020 14,027 7 0.05%
Fort Moultrie* 13,306 13,306
Theodore Roosevelt* 16,072 16,072
Harpers Ferry* 14,345 14,345
Cumberland Gap* 14,973 14,973
Shawnee* 15,474 15,474
Saratoga* 14,950 14,950
Bombay Hook* 13,400 13,400
Blue Ridge Parkway* 17,165 17,165
Kisatchie Set* 15,196 15,196
Homestead Set* 16,114 16,114
Everglades Set* 14,373 14,373
Great Sand Dunes Set* 14,119 14,119
Arches Three-Coin Set* 15,859 15,859
Shenandoah Three-Coin Set* 17,351 17,351
Great Smoky Mountains Set* 18,588 18,588
Mount Rushmore Quarters Set* 17,924 17,924
Fort McHenry Quarters Set* 16,345 16,345
Great Basin Quarters Set* 15,526 15,526
Perry’s Victory Quarters Set* 17,643 17,643
White Mountain Quarters Set* 18,056 18,056
Denali Quarters Set* 18,193 18,193
Hawaii Volcanoes Quarters Set* 19,947 19,947
Acadia Quarters Set* 19,940 19,940
Chaco Culture Quarters Set* 20,028 20,028
El Yunque Quarters Set* 19,891 19,891
Chickasaw Quarters Set* 16,184 16,184
Vicksburg Quarters Set* 18,095 18,095
Olympic Quarters Set* 17,718 17,718
Glacier Quarters Set* 19,046 19,046
Gettysburg Quarters Set* 22,869 22,869
Mount Hood Quarters Set* 18,384 18,384
Grand Canyon Quarters Set* 22,133 22,133
Yosemite Quarters Set* 22,154 22,154
Yellowstone Quarters Set* 25,048 25,048
Hot Springs Quarters Set* 23,203 23,203

2019 Lowell Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 2,571 2,615 44 1.71%
40-Coin Roll (S) 2,692 2,690 -2 -0.07%
Three-Roll Set 6,856 6,707 -149 -2.17%
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,764 1,747 -17 -0.96%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,717 1,693 -24 -1.40%
Two-Roll Set 5,564 5,324 -240 -4.31%

2018 Block Island Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,549 3,563 14 0.39%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,317 3,327 10 0.30%
Three-Roll Set 7,789 7,819 30 0.39%
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,971 1,977 6 0.30%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,958 1,964 6 0.31%
Two-Roll Set 5,874 5,883 9 0.15%

2018 Cumberland Island Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,792 3,802 10 0.26%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,512 3,518 6 0.17%
Three-Roll Set 7,982 7,997 15 0.19%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,053 2,058 5 0.24%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,912 1,915 3 0.16%
Two-Roll Set 6,061 6,065 4 0.07%

2018 Voyageurs Islands Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,758 3,768 10 0.27%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,526 3,530 4 0.11%
Three-Roll Set 8,260 8,265 5 0.06%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,067 2,071 4 0.19%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,107 2,110 3 0.14%
Two-Roll Set 6,200 6,203 3 0.05%

2018 Apostle Islands Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 4,068 4,073 5 0.12%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,627 3,630 3 0.08%
Three-Roll Set 8,303 8,311 8 0.10%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,071 2,074 3 0.14%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,066 2,068 2 0.10%
Two-Roll Set 6,298 6,302 4 0.06%

2018 Pictured Rocks Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 4,159 4,160 1 0.02%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,842 3,842
Three-Roll Set 8,906 8,903 -3 -0.03%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,243 2,244 1 0.04%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,369 2,369
Two-Roll Set 6,520 6,520

 

Visit the United States Mint website at http://catalog.usmint.gov for product information.

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I’m not surprised by the big reduction in the Lowell 5 ouncers. Mine arrived with two dark smudges on the obverse – fingerprints I assume. I returned it and it took nearly 3 weeks to get a replacement. I don’t know what’s worse at the Mint these days – quality or customer service….