Collector Silver Coins Mixed, Bullion Eagles Top 23.4 Million

November 4, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

US Mint silver coin sales stats Breaking a recent October "up or down only" trend but returning to a more normalized pattern in general, the latest US Mint sales stats show mixing with fluctuating demand based on the type of collector silver coins. As for investor minted American Silver Eagle bullion coins, they have enjoyed stronger demand during the last seven days.

Getting back to coins for collectors, Braille Silver Dollars improved over last week’s report, with the exception of the newer Braille Education Set which advanced 793 compared to the prior 1,004. The Mint announced this week that it will offer the coins only until Dec. 11 at 5:00 p.m. ET. A total of 202,655 of the authorized 400,000 have been sold, indicating a sellout is less than likely.

Demand for all of the remaining US Mint silver coin products declined slightly last week. The 2009 Silver Proof Set was the biggest unit gainer with 7,455 additional sold. But that was down from the prior 8,982. A healthy 548,802 have been purchased this year.

Despite that bullion American Silver Eagles are still showing a zero in the column for November sales, there was a total gain of 699,000 during the last seven days. Close out figures for last month proved to be huge for the series, with eagles hitting 2.9 million in sales, and recording their best October ever. 23,406,500 is the latest year-to-date total.

The following two tables have the latest US Mint stats for collector silver coins and sets and bullion silver eagles.

U.S. Mint Collector Silver Coin Sales

(Sales compare previous to current Mint figures)

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
2009 Lincoln Silver Proof* 325,000 325,000 0 0.00%
2009 Lincoln Silver Uncirculated* 125,000 125,000 0 0.00%
Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set* 50,000 0 0 0.00%
2009 Braille Silver Proof 126,173 127,108 935 0.74% 400,000
2009 Braille Silver Uncirculated 46,163 46,469 306 0.66%
Braille Uncirculated in Easy-Open Capsule 21,063 21,285 222 1.05%
Braille Education Set 7,000 7,793 793 11.33%
2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set 541,347 548,802 7,455 1.38% none
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set 248,165 250,063 1,898 0.76% none
2008 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set 83,978 85,102 1,124 1.34%
2008 American Eagle Silver Dollar Proof*
2008 American Eagle Silver Dollar Uncirculated*


*Coin products with an asterisk are no longer available. Prior year products are listed until replaced by the new year offering. Sunday, Nov. 1, is the "as of date" for the US Mint collector coin sales figures shown above.

2009 Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales in October

Nov 4
Nov 11
Nov 18
Nov 25


The US Mint has sold 23,406,500 Silver Eagles this year.

The Silver Coins Today tool page Silver Coins Sales has been updated with the latest Mint numbers.

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