2010 Lincoln Cent Roll Sales Debut, BSA Coins Top 290,000


2010 Boy Scouts Centennial Commemorative CoinThe latest United States Mint sales figures show that collectors purchased 45,483 of the 2010 Lincoln Cent Two-Roll Sets.

The rolls went on sale Thursday, April 8, at noon Eastern Time and the sales figure tally has an "as of date" of Sunday. While the level is healthy, it is substantially below debuting sales from any of the prior four 2009 designs.

As one example, collectors purchased 153,427 of the 2009 Lincoln Presidency Two-Roll Sets during its debut week.

In another category collectors are watching closely, total sales of the 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollars reached 290,392. The proofs advanced another 16,424 to 196,400 and the uncirculated added 7,451 to 93,992.

The combined weekly increase for the BSA coins comes in at 23,875. The last Mint sales report showed a weekly increase of 51,844.

With a 350,000 max limit, the coins have reached 83.0 percent of their maximum authorized mintage.

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