Weekly & Monthly US Mint Coin Sales Figures

US Mint SiteThe United States Mint is the most active mint in the world, producing billions of circulating coins, tens of millions of bullion coins, and millions of numismatic or collector coins every single year.

CoinNews.net publishes at least one weekly numismatic report of current US Mint Coin Sales Figures, as provided by the US Mint directly. These coin sales figures are indispensable to both coin collectors and investors for determining current demand, coin mintages, and more.

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US Mint Sales Figures Image Demand for almost every numismatic product fell according to the latest US Mint weekly sales report. In fact, just analyzing the raw numbers show a drop of over 70,000 total items from the prior week. Nearly every gold coin and all US mint proof and uncirculated sets retreated.

This is not completely surprising, however, as the previous week saw well above average demand for most coins. Also, demand for gold products has declined as the price of the precious metal has fallen. It is down nearly $70 from its peak of just a few weeks ago, and the Mint’s prices were only adjusted this Wednesday for the decline. Accordingly, overall sales of the Mint’s gold containing products (First Spouse Gold Coins, the American Buffalo Gold Coin, and Ultra High Relief $20 Double Eagle) should rise again in the near term.

A few highlights of the weekly sales report:

  • The 2009 American Platinum Eagle Proof Coins sold out last week after having reached the maximum mintage of 8,000 units. The sell-out was not unexpected as the Eagle Proofs are the only platinum issues available from the Mint this year. No uncirculated or fractional platinums were struck since they were removed from the Mint’s portfolio last year. Also, the Mint announced in October that no platinum bullions would be minted in 2009.

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US Mint Sales Figures ImageThe latest US Mint sales report shows stronger demand for proof and uncirculated sets, higher interest in all silver coins, and opening figures for three recently released products.

In a quick review of the new products:

  • 7,207 of the allotted 8,000 American Platinum Eagle Proof Coins were purchased by collectors in four days. In contrast, the Mint sold 4,769 of the one ounce 2008-dated coins through all of last year. Given that the new eagles are the only platinum option available from the Mint this year — no bullion versions, fractional sizes, etc. — it seems likely they will sell out, and soon.

  • Northern Mariana Islands quarters in bags and rolls were released on Nov. 30. While the 1000-coin bags are not as strong as the opening numbers for the prior US Virgin Islands quarter, the 100-coin bags and two-roll sets are selling slightly better. Now that collectors have learned that the new quarters have the lowest mintages of any in decades, it would seem logical for short term demand to remain strong.

  • Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coins went on sale Dec. 3. Opening numbers have the proofs at 1,791 and the uncirculated options at 1,048. They beat the inaugural sales of the September released Sarah Polk First Spouse Coins, which came in at 1,684 and 921.

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US Mint 2009 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins have enjoyed scorching sales this year, easily surpassing the prior 2008 all-time annual record. And that was accomplished back in early October. The one ounce, .999 fine silver coins have now topped a new milestone with more than 27 million sold. *Annual Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales […]

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2009 Platinum Eagle Proof Coin and Packaging2009 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins launched on Thursday, Dec. 3. By Sunday, sales reached 7,207 of the maximum 8,000 allotted according to the latest US Mint report on current coin purchases. A sell out appears imminent, and is only a matter of time.

The price tag for the 99.95 percent pure, one ounce platinum eagle is currently set at $1,792.00, with an order limit in place of 5 per household. While the price may seem high for a modern collectible with a premium of some $350 over the current spot of platinum, it is a bargain when considering the 2008 issue price of $2,299.95.

Platinum Eagles have not been available from the US Mint all year and, and as it announced in October, no bullion versions will be struck until at least 2010.

Also, there are no uncirculated versions and no fractional one-half, one-quarter and one-tenth ounce sizes — these were discontinued when the Mint reshaped its numismatic product line in Nov. 2008.

These facts help explain the increased demand, and faster selling pace. The US Mint sold just 4,769 of the one ounce proof coins last year.

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2009 American Eagle Gold Bullion CoinFractional 2009 American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins were released today and initial reports by the US Mint show they are on fire, with sales already approaching totals from all of 2008.

Spurring demand are bullish gold prices. The yellow metal was driven to another record of $1,227.50 an ounce in New York on Thursday, marking a third straight day of all-time highs. Gold has now closed at a fresh high for the 20th trading day since Nov., and is up 38 percent this year.

Last week’s US Mint suspension of the one-ounce size due to "strong demand" and a "depleted" inventory also helped the fractionals.

As announced in early Oct., the US Mint released the Eagle Gold Bullion Coins in one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce weights. Together, the Mint sold 345,000 coins to its authorized purchasers for a total of 58,000 ounces of gold. That, without a single one-ounce size leaving Mint doors.

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US Mint Sales Figures ImageThe newest US Mint sales report is reminiscent of last week’s, with few notables outside of bullion coins. Collectors were more stingy in their spending, or perhaps they simply stepped away from the buying table during the Thanksgiving holiday week.

In a change from the prior report that showed most US Mint coin sets had better than normal gains, only three stood out in this round — the 2009 DC & US Territories Quarters Set, the 2008 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set and the 2009 US Mint Uncirculated Set.

The 2009 Mint Set screamed the loudest, marking a two-week winning streak. Sales dramatically popped above 600,000 thanks to a huge weekly jump of 28,613 — more than 9,000 above the previous increase.

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2009 Gold Buffalo Bullion CoinDespite their late Oct. 15 release date, 2009 American Gold Buffalo Bullion Coin sales have already topped those from 2008 and 2007.

The latest US Mint figures have the 2009-dated coins at 189,000. By comparison, the Mint has said 172,000 were sold in all of 2008 while 167,500 were purchased in 2007. The inaugural Buffalo 2006 launch year would appear to remain safe as the best ever — at least for now — with its 323,000 total.

The pace has cooled compared to opening sales when 71,500 went during the first five days. However, the amount sold in either October or November is greater than any single month in 2008 or 2007, which highlights the demand for the one ounce, 24 karat gold coins.

With new record gold prices and the recent Mint suspension of the bullion 2009 American Gold Eagle Coins, demand for the Buffalos should only increase. Gold prices hit a fresh high of $1,217.30 an ounce in early Wednesday trading, surpassing the previous record that was just set on Tuesday. The yellow metal is up 37 percent this year.

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US Mint Sales Figures ImageFewer numismatic products are shouting out with noteworthy gains in the latest US Mint weekly sales report, but bullion coins are screaming along with the record highs in gold and silver prices.

More visible on collector’s radar were the debut of Zachary Taylor Presidential $1 rolls, clad US Mint Uncirculated Sets and US Mint Proof Sets, which are on a three week rise.

In fact, with the exception of the Lincoln and Silver Proof Set, all sets performed at least slightly better when compared to last week’s report.

US bullion coins burned the brightest, as the following highlights describe:

  • 2009 Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins hit 171,500 for the year, just 500 shy from matching all of those sold in 2008 — and the 2009s were released only on Oct. 15. The US Mint sold 26,000 during the last seven days alone, bringing the November total to 55,000.

  • 2009 American Eagle Gold Coins jumped up 49,500 in the same time frame for a November tally of 124,000. The month already ranks as the third best of the year.

  • 2009 American Silver Eagles are 7,000 away from reaching 26 million this year. Numbers soared 986,500 in the last seven days, reaching 2,586,500 for the month. November is ranking as the fourth best in 2009 with several days left to place orders.

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2009 American Eagle Gold Bullion CoinGold prices are ablaze. The yellow metal in New York on Monday hit a new all-time record of $1,174 an ounce, rising for a straight seven days.

During that same time frame, demand for 2009 American Gold Eagle bullion coins shot up as well. The latest United States Mint sales figures show another 46,000 of the one-ounce gold coins were sold to Mint authorized purchasers from Monday, Nov. 16, to Monday, Nov. 23.

That overshadows the prior seven day sales of the 31,500 reported on the 17th, the 29,000 cited on the 10th, and the 39,000 reported on the 3rd. November has been a bullish month. 106,500 have left US Mint inventories, bringing the year-to-date total to 1,176,000. By comparison, 860,500 ounces of Gold Eagle bullion coins were sold in all of 2008.

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US Mint Sales Figures ImageWith gold prices pounding on new highs, many of the US Mint’s gold coins enjoyed stronger sales last week, although $20 UHRs dropped back and proof Buffalo coins continue to slow.

The newly released Lincoln Presidency cent two-roll sets are visible in this week’s report. The initial numbers are solid. Braille Silver Dollars, which will go off sale in less than a month, also picked up nicely. These and more highlights follow:

  • 2009 Buffalo Gold Proof Coin sales continue to soften as compared to their first few days following their Oct. 19 launch. Another 4,316 were added, which is down nearly half from last week’s reported increase of 8,487. On the other hand, the bullion one-ounce versions climbed 13,500 versus the prior 11,000.

  • American Silver Eagles topped 25 million this week. Their latest seven-day sales rose by 750,000, which is down from the prior 850,000. American Gold Eagles are moving faster. 41,500 were sold in the last seven days compared to the previous 30,000.

  • UHR $20 Double Eagles snapped a two-week winning streak. Numbers came in at 1,098 and lagged behind the last gain of 1,453. The year-to-date tally is at 104,862.

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