US Mint Sales: 2018 Proof American Gold Buffalo Debuts

by Mike Unser on May 15, 2018 · 2 comments

2018-W $50 Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin, Both Coin Sides and Case

The Mint’s 2018-W $50 Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin logged four-day opening sales of 6,238

The highlight of the latest weekly sales report from the United States Mint is its new 2018-W $50 Proof American Gold Buffalo.

Released last Thursday, May 10, starting four-day sales of the 1-ounce .9999 fine gold piece reached 6,238 coins.

That’s down from last year’s release which opened $120 cheaper with four-day sales of 7,597 coins, but it’s still pretty much in the middle of the pack when compared to other recent issues.

Here’s a table showing debut sales of the annual series since 2010:

2010 – 2018 Proof Gold Buffalo Debut Sales

  Debut Price Issue Date Date of First Reported Sales Sales at First Reported Date
2018 American Gold Buffalo $1,710 May 10, 2018 May 12, 2018 6,238
2017 American Gold Buffalo $1,590 May 11, 2017 May 14, 2017 7,597
2016 American Gold Buffalo $1,590 March 31, 2016 April 3, 2016 12,001
2015 American Gold Buffalo $1,590 April 9, 2015 April 12, 2015 5,497
2014 American Gold Buffalo $1,640 May 8, 2014 May 12, 2014 7,899
2013 American Gold Buffalo $1,790 May 23, 2013 May 27, 2013 4,863
2012 American Gold Buffalo $1,960 March 15, 2012 March 19, 2012 4,110
2011 American Gold Buffalo $1,760 May 19, 2011 May 22, 2011 5,782
2010 American Gold Buffalo $1,510 June 3, 2010 June 10, 2010 15,071

 

The new coin was the U.S. Mint’s strongest weekly seller.

Weekly U.S. Mint Top Sellers

Here’s a listing of the agency’s most popular products for the week ended May 13:

  1. 2018-W $50 American Gold Buffalo Proof Coin (+6,238)
  2. 2018 Silver Proof Set (+5,365 to 172,990)
  3. 2018 Proof Set (+3,892 to 222,068)
  4. 2018 Congratulations Set (+1,255 to 17,862)
  5. 2017 Uncirculated Silver Eagles (+721 to 146,736)
  6. 2018-P Proof WWI Silver Dollar (+498 to 46,607)
  7. 2018-W Proof Silver Eagle (+475 to 268,006)
  8. 2018 Happy Birthday Coin Set (+413 to 9,747)
  9. 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (+404 to 56,325)
  10. 2018 Birth Set (+395 to 11,121)

The U.S. Mint published sales data for 153 numismatic products. Forty-seven products outperformed their prior weekly gains against 27 previously. Not counting the new American Gold Buffalo so as to compare apples-to-apples, 3 products increased by more than 1,000 units compared to 5 previously.

In addition, 13 products saw their sales totals reduced against 9 previously. Several fell more than typical including the Apostle Islands five ounce coin by 957 to 14,254.

US Mint Sales: Numismatic Products

Below are tables showing the latest sales for U.S. Mint numismatic products. The sales period covers from May 7 to 13. 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 20,695 20,812 117 0.57%
2017 American Liberty Silver Four-Medal Set 30,643 30,673 30 0.10%
2017-S Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set* 210,418 210,418
2017-W $100 American Liberty Gold Coin 28,417 28,445 28 0.10%
2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal 54,912 54,912

2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018-W Proof $5 Breast Cancer Awareness Gold Coin 8,935 8,993 58 0.65%
2018-W Uncirculated $5 Breast Cancer Awareness Gold Coin 3,850 3,871 21 0.55%
2018-P Proof Breast Cancer Awareness Silver Dollar 26,711 26,959 248 0.93%
2018-P Uncirculated Breast Cancer Awareness Silver Dollar 10,131 10,235 104 1.03%
2018-S Proof Breast Cancer Awareness Clad Half Dollar 15,167 15,247 80 0.53%
2018-D Uncirculated Breast Cancer Awareness Clad Half Dollar 9,128 9,177 49 0.54%

2018 WWI Centennial Silver Dollar and Medal Commemoratives

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Proof WWI Silver Dollar 46,109 46,607 498 1.08%
2018 Uncirculated WWI Silver Dollar 17,714 17,798 84 0.47%
2018 WWI Silver Dollar and Army Silver Medal Set 15,058 15,051 -7 -0.05%
2018 WWI Silver Dollar and Navy Silver Medal Set 11,907 11,899 -8 -0.07%
2018 WWI Silver Dollar and Marines Silver Medal Set 12,162 12,155 -7 -0.06%
2018 WWI Silver Dollar Coast Guard Silver Medal Set 9,377 9,371 -6 -0.06%
2018 WWI Silver Dollar Air Service Silver Medal Set 12,038 12,030 -8 -0.07%

2017 Boys Town Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
$5 Gold Proof* 1,822 1,822
$5 Gold Uncirculated* 2,947 2,947
$1 Silver Proof* 26,085 26,085
$1 Silver Uncirculated* 12,234 12,234
50c Proof Clad Half-Dollar* 17,639 17,639
50c Uncirculated Clad Half-Dollar* 15,525 15,525
Three-Coin Proof Set* 5,525 5,525

2017 Lions Clubs Commemorative Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
$1 Silver Proof* 68,519 68,519
$1 Silver Uncirculated* 17,247 17,247

Clad Proof Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Proof Set 218,176 222,068 3,892 1.78%
2017 Proof Set 556,724 556,950 226 0.04%
2016 Proof Set* 595,184 595,184
2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 55,921 56,325 404 0.72%
2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 87,232 87,281 49 0.06%
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
2018 Happy Birthday Gift Set 9,334 9,747 413 4.42%
2017 Happy Birthday Gift Set 17,632 17,646 14 0.08%
2016 Happy Birthday Gift Set* 16,884 16,884
2015 Happy Birthday Gift Set* 14,470 14,470
2014 Happy Birthday Gift Set* 13,592 13,592
2013 Happy Birthday Gift Set* 12,028 12,028
2018 Birth Gift Set 10,726 11,121 395 3.68%
2017 Birth Gift Set 32,369 32,423 54 0.17%
2016 Birth Gift Set* 29,707 29,707
2015 Birth Gift Set* 34,548 34,548
2014 Birth Gift Set* 35,953 35,953
2013 Birth Gift Set* 42,465 42,465
2012 Birth Gift Set* 49,703 49,703

Silver Proof Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Silver Proof Set 167,625 172,990 5,365 3.20%
2017 Silver Proof Set 345,707 345,946 239 0.07%
2016 Silver Proof Set* 369,849 369,849
2015 Silver Proof Set* 387,310 387,310
2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 55,234 55,584 350 0.63%
2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 86,867 86,904 37 0.04%
2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set 95,635 95,635
2018 Congratulations Gift Set 16,607 17,862 1,255 7.56%
2017 Congratulations Gift Set* 74,898 74,898
2016 Congratulations Gift Set* 5,966 5,966
2017 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set* 48,901 48,901
2016 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set* 49,643 49,642 -1 0.00%

US Mint Uncirculated Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set* 50,737 50,737
2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set* 88,805 88,805
2017 Uncirculated Mint Set 279,678 279,945 267 0.10%
2016 Uncirculated Mint Set 296,576 296,576
2016 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Sets* 55,047 55,047
2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Sets* 67,088 67,088
2014 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Sets* 66,795 66,795
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* 87,429 87,429
2016 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Sets* 19,818 19,818
2015 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Sets* 22,691 22,691
2013 Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Discovery Sets* 10,923 10,923

Coin Discovery Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2014 9,864 9,877 13 0.13%

Proof Silver Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018-W Proof Silver Eagles 267,531 268,006 475 0.18%
2018-W Proof Silver Eagles (Bulk Pack – 210 Coins) 182 182
2017-W Proof Silver Eagles 379,206 379,407 201 0.05%
2017-W Proof Silver Eagles (Bulk Pack – 210 Coins) 240 240
2016-W Proof Silver Eagles 588,214 588,346 132 0.02%

Uncirculated Silver Eagles

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2017 146,015 146,736 721 0.49%
2016* 216,501 216,501

2018 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 3,032 3,153 121 3.99%
1/2 oz 1,094 1,123 29 2.65%
1/4 oz 1,701 1,773 72 4.23%
1/10 oz 6,743 6,901 158 2.34%
4-Coin Set 4,752 4,799 47 0.99%

2017 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 8,885 8,895 10 0.11%
1/2 oz 2,440 2,441 1 0.04%
1/4 oz 4,419 4,423 4 0.09%
1/10 oz* 11,163 11,163
4-Coin Set 9,811 9,811

2016 Proof American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
1 oz 24,105 24,117 12 0.05%
1/2 oz 5,947 5,950 3 0.05%
1/4 oz* 7,135 7,135
1/10 oz* 21,629 21,629
4-Coin Set* 17,270 17,270

Uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2017* 5,800 5,800
2016* 6,887 6,887

Proof American Buffalo Gold Coins

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Proof Gold Buffalo 6,238
2017 Proof Gold Buffalo* 15,810 15,810

Proof American Platinum Eagle

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 9,617 9,675 58 0.60%
2017* 8,891 8,890 -1 -0.01%

America the Beautiful 5 Oz Silver Coins

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018-P Apostle Islands Rocks Silver Coins 15,211 14,254 -957 -6.29%
2018-P Pictured Rocks Silver Coins 16,137 16,240 103 0.64%
2017-P George Rogers Clark Silver Coins 14,731 14,731
2017-P Ellis Island Silver Coins 17,616 17,616
2017-P Ozark Riverways Silver Coins 17,153 17,177 24 0.14%
2017-P Frederick Douglass Silver Coins 17,307 17,323 16 0.09%
2017-P Effigy Mounds Silver Coins 16,769 16,779 10 0.06%
2016-P Fort Moultrie Silver Coins 17,882 17,882
2016-P Theodore Roosevelt Silver Coins* 18,917 18,917
2016-P Harpers Ferry Silver Coins* 18,896 18,896
2016-P Cumberland Gap Silver Coins* 18,713 18,713
2016-P Shawnee Silver Coins* 18,781 18,781
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* 21,286 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

Native American Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 11,840 11,935 95 0.80%
2018-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 11,544 11,646 102 0.88%
2018-dated 100-coin bag (P) 869 930 61 7.02%
2018-dated 100-coin bag (D) 828 843 15 1.81%
2018-dated 250-coin box (P) 1,208 1,227 19 1.57%
2018-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,223 1,244 21 1.72%
2017-dated 25-coin roll set (P) 15,883 15,904 21 0.13%
2017-dated 25-coin roll set (D) 15,254 15,269 15 0.10%
2017-dated 100-coin bag (P) 1,480 1,491 11 0.74%
2017-dated 100-coin bag (D) 1,359 1,362 3 0.22%
2017-dated 250-coin box (P) 1,884 1,885 1 0.05%
2017-dated 250-coin box (D) 1,970 1,974 4 0.20%
2016-dated 25-coin roll set (P)* 17,890 17,890
2016-dated 25-coin roll set (D)* 17,434 17,434
2016-dated 100-coin bag (P)* 2,221 2,221
2016-dated 100-coin bag (D)* 2,131 2,131
2016-dated 250-coin box (P)* 1,955 1,955
2016-dated 250-coin box (D)* 2,138 2,138
2015-dated 25-coin roll set (P)* 18,763 18,763
2015-dated 25-coin roll set (D)* 19,021 19,021
2015-dated 100-coin bag (P)* 2,415 2,415
2015-dated 100-coin bag (D)* 2,455 2,455
2015-dated 250-coin box (P)* 2,329 2,329
2015-dated 250-coin box (D)* 2,311 2,311

Kennedy Half Dollar Rolls

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/

Loss

%
Increase
2018-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 3,397 3,470 73 2.15%
2018-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 13,634 13,842 208 1.53%
2017-dated 200-coin bag (P&D) 9,422 9,427 5 0.05%
2017-dated 2-roll set (P&D) 22,405 22,435 30 0.13%
2016-dated 200-coin bag (P&D)* 11,393 11,393
2016-dated 2-roll set (P&D)* 23,491 23,491

America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2018 Issue 17,305 17,659 354 2.05%
2017 Issue* 29,972 29,972

America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
2017 Issue 20,293 20,349 56 0.28%
2016 Issue 22,184 22,208 24 0.11%
2015 Issue* 22,356 22,356

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets

Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
Apostle Islands 10,625 10,782 157 1.48%
Pictured Rocks 11,821 11,888 67 0.57%
George Rogers Clark 12,747 12,773 26 0.20%
Ellis Island 16,564 16,590 26 0.16%
Ozark Riverways 13,840 13,856 16 0.12%
Frederick Douglass 13,919 13,940 21 0.15%
Effigy Mounds 13,501 13,512 11 0.08%
Fort Moultrie 12,844 12,852 8 0.06%
Theodore Roosevelt 15,544 15,545 1 0.01%
Harpers Ferry 13,894 13,900 6 0.04%
Cumberland Gap 14,559 14,570 11 0.08%
Shawnee 15,054 15,062 8 0.05%
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

2018 Apostle Islands Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,046 3,053 7 0.23%
40-Coin Roll (S) 2,696 2,636 -60 -2.23%
Three-Roll Set 6,738 6,573 -165 -2.45%
100-Coin Bag (P) 1,750 1,707 -43 -2.46%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,766 1,693 -73 -4.13%
Two-Roll Set 5,832 5,580 -252 -4.32%

2018 Pictured Rocks Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,499 3,515 16 0.46%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,169 3,187 18 0.57%
Three-Roll Set 7,774 7,816 42 0.54%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,014 2,018 4 0.20%
100-Coin Bag (D) 1,970 1,973 3 0.15%
Two-Roll Set 6,029 6,045 16 0.27%

2017 George Rogers Clark Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 3,984 3,992 8 0.20%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,629 3,634 5 0.14%
Three-Roll Set 8,356 8,365 9 0.11%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,141 2,143 2 0.09%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,101 2,101
Two-Roll Set 6,431 6,437 6 0.09%

2017 Ellis Island Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 4,272 4,279 7 0.16%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,911 3,918 7 0.18%
Three-Roll Set 8,918 8,925 7 0.08%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,366 2,367 1 0.04%
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,217 2,218 1 0.05%
Two-Roll Set 6,568 6,573 5 0.08%

2017 Ozark Riverways Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S) 4,054 4,055 1 0.02%
40-Coin Roll (S) 3,857 3,872 15 0.39%
Three-Roll Set 8,579 8,583 4 0.05%
100-Coin Bag (P) 2,159 2,159
100-Coin Bag (D) 2,122 2,122
Two-Roll Set 6,719 6,720 1 0.01%

2017 Frederick Douglass Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S)* 4,246 4,246
40-Coin Roll (S)* 3,975 3,975
Three-Roll Set* 8,786 8,786
100-Coin Bag (P)* 2,329 2,329
100-Coin Bag (D)* 2,222 2,222
Two-Roll Set* 6,863 6,863

2017 Effigy Mounds Quarters

  Old
Sales
Latest
Sales
Gain/
Loss
%
Increase
100-Coin Bag (S)* 4,211 4,211
40-Coin Roll (S)* 3,951 3,951
Three-Roll Set* 8,805 8,805
100-Coin Bag (P)* 2,324 2,324
100-Coin Bag (D)* 2,196 2,196
Two-Roll Set* 6,924 6,924

 

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

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Joe Brown

-i wasn’t even aware the *mint didn’t put together the annual $.00 coin set for 2017, which included the burnished silver*eagle, glad *i picked up some in the first few years, still in the plastic rap. Could be 1 of the lower mintage years for the 2017 burnished silver*eagle, with 146,736 sold so far. Unless the 2017 unc*dollar coin set is 5 months late. *grin

Christopher Williams

Sad sales of the “2018 Breast Awareness” coins. Too many products with mintages that are above the roof. And to add, nothing interesting to purchase.