Sales of the 2010 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set® opened to solid demand, as coin collectors rushed to place their orders.
The annual U.S. Mint product is typically the second most popular set with coin collectors — trailing only the clad proof sets.
The satin finish, uncirculated 28-coin set went on sale Thursday, July 15. The 2010 Mint Set lived up to its reputation, racing out of the gate with 200,764 orders in four days.
Debuting sales did ease as compared to the most recent 2009-dated set which was priced $4 lower and contained 8 more coins, including the newly designed pennies that celebrated the bicentennial birth of Lincoln. However, the 2009 Mint Set also launched during a time of year when collectors are much more active in buying coins.
As the following chart of recent sales suggests, sets launched during summer tend to start slower.
US Mint Uncirculated Set Debuting Sales
|Issue Price||Included Coins||Issue Date||Date of First Reported Sales||Sales of First Reported Date||Total Sales / Mintages|
|2010 Mint Set||$31.95||28||July 15, 2010||July 18, 2010||200,764||–|
|2009 Mint Set||$27.95||36||October 1, 2009||October 4, 2009||297,842||774,844*|
|2008 Mint Set||$22.95||28||July 30, 2008||August 3, 2008||234,762||745,464|
|2007 Mint Set||$22.95||28||October 9, 2007||October 14, 2007||361,578||895,628|
*2009 figures are unaudited.
Next week’s sales figures should reflect a sizable bump. The clad 2010 Proof Sets go on sale Thursday, July 22. With such a close release between the uncirculated and clad sets, a sizable number of collectors are likely holding onto their money until they can order both sets at once, reducing ordering hassles, saving $4.95 in shipping costs, and cutting a trip to their P.O. Box.
The 2010 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set may be found directly through the US Mint page:
Orders may also be placed via the Mint’s toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).