Collector Coin Sales: 2009 Lincoln Pennies Back on Sale, UHR Limits to Increase Again

by admin on August 28, 2009

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US Mint coinsDemand for US Mint collector coins retreated slightly with the exception of silver coins and sets which edged out small gains. On the whole, it was mostly an uneventful seven days with sales that moved within a narrow margin.

For a fourth straight week, Ultra-High Relief $20 gold coins experienced decent gains. Numbers may shoot even higher with the US Mint announcement this week that UHR coin limits will rise again on Monday, and for the second straight month. Collectors and coin dealers will be able to purchase up to 25 coins, up from the previous 10-coin limit. That should drive stronger sales for at least several more weeks. 82,959 UHRS have been sold as of Aug. 23.

Formative Years penny sales were halted right before the Aug. 13 launch of the Lincoln Professional Life cents in Springfield, Illinois. In news this week that will affect future sales of the coins, the US Mint placed Lincoln Formative Years Rolls back on sale. The most recent figures show 296,000 have been sold. That was revised down from the prior 300,000.

The latest US Mint sales stats are always added on Coin Sales Figures throughout the week. The following articles, however, provide detailed insights and analysis about the latest changes.

2009 Proof Sets Top 975K, UHRs Near 83K

Mint Sales Figures ImageUS Mint coin sales trended slightly lower last week with the exception of silver coin demand which was on the rise. Frankly, no numbers unexpectedly shouted and said “look at me.”

Here are several highlights, plus a few topics that should make next week sales figures more interesting:

Full Article: Proof Sets Top 975K, UHRs Near 83K - CoinNews

Jackson’s First Spouse Coin Sales Spike

First Spouse Coin Sales Figures First Spouse Gold Coin sales mostly declined with only three of the nine U.S. Mint gold commemoratives showing improvements compared to the prior report.

As mentioned last week, when the proof Andrew Jackson Liberty’s First Spouse Coin was taken off sale by the U.S. Mint, the uncirculated version received more attention. That resulted in a spike in sales of 261 compared the the prior weekly gain of 34. The total uncirculated sold thus far is…

Full Article: Jackson’s First Spouse Coin Sales –

US Silver Coin Demand Climbs

Sales Stats imageCollector silver coin sales increased for all but one US Mint offering during the seven days ended Aug 23, new sales figures from the Mint reveal.

The sole under performer was the 2008-dated Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set. 644 new sets were purchased compared to the prior 859.

As has become common in weekly reports, 2009 Silver Proof Set figures continue to sparkle. Sales were up 17,845 over the previous 17,277. A total of …

Full Article: Silver Coin Demand Climbs –

Mint Stats: Polk Presidential $1 Roll Sales Off to Fast Start

The James K. Polk Presidential dollar rolls went on sale Aug. 20, recording close to 30,000 in sales right out the gate for each of the rolls from the Philadelphia and Denver mints.

The first three days of sales saw 27,949 P rolls and 27,238 D rolls sold. At this date it’s not known how many rolls will be offered. The Mint discontinued sales of the first two 2009 Presidential dollar rolls for William Henry Harrison and John Tyler when they reached…

Full Article: Mint Stats: Polk Presidential $1 Roll Sales Off to Fast Start – NumisMaster

Lincoln Cent Sales Figures

In a surprise move, the US Mint placed two-roll sets of the Lincoln Rail Splitter cents back on sale. The Mint had pulled the rolls right before the third redesigned Lincoln Professional Life Cent launched.

At the time sales were stopped, the two-roll sets had reached 300,246. A week later the numbers were revised down to 300,000, leading many to think future sales of the third and fourth penny roll set would have the same limit. Then, as of Sunday, Aug. 23, the sales figures were again trimmed …

Full Article: Lincoln Penny Sales Figures –

Each of the above linking articles reference US Mint figures as of August 23. The secondary source for the above articles originate from Coin Collecting News.

Tables of the latest sales for US Mint collector coins are always available from Collector Coin Sales, and the prior report may be read by following Gold Coins Make Sold Gains – Aug. 21. Recent US Mint Bullion Coin Sales are also available.

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