US Mint Sales: Mint Sets Hot, Proofs Cold, Lincoln’s Sell Out

by admin on October 19, 2009

in Collector Coin Sales

US Mint coinsThe US Mint launched the Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set on Thursday, Oct. 15 at noon Eastern Time, and all 50,000 sets were purchased by Friday evening, less than 30 hours later. Collectors still hoping to buy the set can place themselves on the Mint’s waiting list, in case older orders are canceled.

In other news, 2009 US Mint Sets kept trucking full speed, while Presidential Dollar Proof Sets, 2009 Silver Proof Sets, and 2009 Proof Sets slowed down.

Eleven days after its release, the 2009 Mint Sets almost reached the 400K mark. With sets priced at $27.95 each, the translation into revenue means the Mint took in nearly $11 million dollars. The Proof Sets, on the other hand, kind of spoiled the party this week. Presidential Dollar Proof Sets and 2009 Silver Proof Sets sales numbers retreated below last week’s report, and the Mint lost over $500K of revenue.

Demand for other collector coins and sets were mixed. Seven out of ten First Spouse gold coins saw higher gains than last week, while four out of five Lincoln products showed lower gains. The UHR gold coins were close to the same.

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.

Gold Eagles Milestone, Presidential Dollars Decline

Mint Sales Figures ImageA month ago our US Mint sales report headline said "Presidential Dollar Sets Pass 600K." Today that picture reverses as the proof dollars withdraw to fall back below the milestone. Several other products fell as well in a week where demand for collector coins trended mostly lower.

There were several exceptions, especially for coins of yellow complexion. Bullion American Gold Eagles passed 1 million, Ultra High Relief’s picked up slightly and seven out of ten First Spouse Gold Coins improved over the prior week. These and other highlights follow …

Full Article: Gold Eagles Milestone, Presidential Dollars Decline – CoinNews

US Mint First Spouse Sales Jump, Price Change

First Spouse Coin Sales Figures Perhaps collectors saw a window of opportunity last week and jumped on it, since sales for US Mint First Spouse Gold Coins more than doubled their prior week’s numbers.

Prices were lower for the coins from September 30 through October 7, and then they went up by $25 on October 8. Another price boost occurred …

Full Article: US Mint First Spouse Sales Jump, Price Change –

US Silver Coins Slide, Braille Set Mediocre Start

Sales Stats imageDemand mostly declined last week for silver coins, the most recent US Mint sales figures reveal. In fact, two product options were adjusted downward by the Mint, in affect showing a negative weekly increase. Bullion Silver Eagles, however, had a solid jump.

Perhaps most surprisingly, the US Mint Braille Education Set performed rather modestly during its first few days on the market. Between their release on Thursday, Oct. 8, through to Sunday, a total of 2,719 were sold. The Mint’s Braille Easy-Open Capsule product, which also includes an uncirculated Braille $1 coin like the education set, actually declined by 109.

Full Article: US Silver Coins Slide, Braille Set Mediocre Start –

Mint Stats: Presidential Dollar Totals Move Backwards

I have been saying nice things about the demand for Presidential dollar coins this year. This week I have to point out that minuses swept through the columns of roll and bag listings as if the inventory of an entire business had been returned to the Mint. All the Mint will say is …

Full Article: Mint Stats: Presidential Dollar Totals Move Backwards – NumisMaster

2009 Lincoln Cent Mid October Sales

The 2009 Mint Set, with eight Lincoln pennies in a copper alloy, is a huge hit with collectors. The US Mint reports 94,165 additional have been ordered since the sales figures were report last week, making 392,007 its total for the first 11 days on the market.

Sales for the Mint Silver Proof Set, however, were trimmed back. 520,059 is the new total, a shortage of 1,001 compared to last week’s total of 521,060. The Mint does not provide an explanation as to such declines, although such a number could be attributed to cancellations or returns.

Full Article: 2009 Lincoln Cent Mid October Sales –

Each of the above linking articles reference US Mint figures as of October 11. 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 US Mint Coin Sales Figures Improve. Recent US Mint Bullion Coin Sales are also available.

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