2013 Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Hit Record, Proofs Sell Out
This week’s sales report on United States Mint products offers starting sales for the newly released Mount Rushmore silver coins, discusses the sellout of the 2013-Proof Silver Eagle and talks about the new all-time sales record for bullion Silver Eagles.
After notching exceptionally strong sales in recent weeks, the individual option for the 2013-W Proof Silver Eagle sold out on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.
It was not a surprise since historical individual sales of the annual numismatic coin had been somewhere in the 800,000 range in recent years.
As of Sunday, Nov. 10, sales of the proof Silver Eagle hit 862,845 after gaining 11,840. They jumped 29,613 during the prior week — the highest weekly total in nearly six months. The figure will increase when the next round of United States Mint sales stats are reported, which will include sales total through Tuesday.
Customers wanting the coin directly from the Mint will now have to buy the 2013 U.S. Mint Congratulations Set for $54.95. It includes one of the silver coins inside congratulatory-themed packaging. The set is $2 more than the price of the proof Silver Eagle when it sold out.
Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Hit Record
This week, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, the United States Mint reported that its Authorized Purchasers (APs) of American Silver Eagle bullion coins ordered their full weekly allocation of 500,000 coins, bringing total sales for calendar year 2013 to date to a record 40,175,000 ounces. This tops the previous annual record sales of 39,868,500 for all of 2011. Last year annual sales for the silver coins reached 33,742,500.
The Mint will issue its last weekly allocation of 2013-dated bullion Silver Eagles on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. It will start accepting orders for 2014-dated bullion coins on Monday, Jan.13, 2014.
Sales Debut of 2013-P Mount Rushmore Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin
Numismatic silver coin sales lit up, supported by the collector version 2013-P Mount Rushmore Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin making its debut last week, on Nov. 7. Initial sales came in at 14,012, which is high compared to opening figures of previous strikes in the series. Below is a chart of the uncirculated 2013 America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Coins with their inaugural and current sales stats.
|ATB Silver Coin||Inaugural Sales||Current Sales|
As a quick note, the new total for the White Mountain Forest 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin went down by two and landed at 20,536. The reduction could be a result of returned items, incomplete credit card processing, or accounting adjustments.
In the table below are the latest sales stats for collector silver coins and related products from the US Mint. Sunday, Nov. 10, is the “as of” date.
US Mint Silver Sales: Silver Coins for Collectors
|Previous Sales||New Sales||Unit Increase||% Increase||Mintage Limit|
|Proof 5-Star Generals Silver Dollars||55,595||56,016||421||0.76%||500,000|
|Uncirculated 5-Star Generals Silver Dollars||22,500||22,609||109||0.48%|
|5-Star Generals 3-Coin Set||9,994||9,994||0||0.00%||Sold Out|
|5-Star General Profiles Collection||7,399||7,874||475||6.42%||50,000|
|Proof Girl Scouts Silver Dollars||82,998||83,316||318||0.38%||350,000|
|Uncirculated Girl Scouts Silver Dollars||30,659||30,744||85||0.28%|
|Girl Scouts Young Collectors Set||4,613||4,711||98||2.12%|
|2013 Congratulations Set||4,860||4,933||73||1.50%||none|
|2013-W Silver Eagle Two-Coin Set||235,689||235,689||0||0.00%||Sold Out|
|2013-W Proof Silver Eagle||851,005||862,845||11,840||1.39%||none|
|2012-W Proof Silver Eagle||819,217||819,217||0||0.00%||Sold Out|
|2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets||118,082||119,120||1,038||0.88%||none|
|2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets||157,372||157,642||270||0.17%||none|
|2012 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Sets||28,368||28,368||0||0.00%||Sold Out|
|Making American History Coin and Currency Sets||60,203||60,203||0||0.00%||Sold Out|
|2013-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle||155,529||158,183||2,654||1.71%||none|
|2012-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle||202,504||202,504||0||0.00%||Sold Out|
|2013 Silver Proof Sets||347,552||355,057||7,505||2.16%||none|
|2012 Silver Proof Sets||395,443||395,443||0||0.00%||Sold Out|
|2013-P Mount Rushmore 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins||14,012||14,012|
|2013-P Fort McHenry 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins||17,527||18,215||688||3.93%||25,000|
|2013-P Great Basin 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins||17,173||17,577||404||2.35%||25,000|
|2013-P Perry’s Victory 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins||17,069||17,406||337||1.97%||25,000|
|2013-P White Mountain 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins||20,538||20,536||(2)||-0.01%||Sold Out|
American Silver Eagle bullion coins advanced 500,000 in the last seven days compared to the 500,000 increase previously. Wednesday, Nov. 13, is the as of sales date for the silver bullion coins shown below.
US Mint Silver Sales: 2013 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins
Sales of America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins catapulted by 20,700 compared to 7,000 previously. Their totals are below.
US Mint Sales: 2012 – 2013 America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins
|Unit Increase||New Sales|
|2012 El Yunque Silver Bullion Coins||Sold Out*||24,000|
|2012 Chaco Culture Silver Coins||24,400|
|2012 Acadia Silver Coins||25,400|
|2012 Hawaii Volcanoes Silver Coins||20,000|
|2012 Denali Silver Coins||20,000|
|2013 White Mountain Silver Coins||35,000|
|2013 Perry’s Victory Silver Coins||600||26,800|
|2013 Great Basin Silver Coins||600||27,800|
|2013 Fort McHenry Silver Coins||400||29,600|
|2013 Mount Rushmore Silver Coins||19,100||25,100|
*All 2012-dated America the Beautiful Bullion Silver Bullion Coins sold out on March 1, 2013. The 2013 White Mountain coin sold out on September 11, 2013.