Mint Sales: Silver Proof Sets Top 406,000; Silver Eagles Pass 17.2 Million

August 12, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

US Mint silver coin sales stats When it comes to US Mint silver coin offerings, 2009 Silver Proof Sets and bullion American Silver Eagles are today’s stars. Their weekly sales figures jumped to the top in sparkling fashion.

Collectors have purchased 630,000 silver eagles in August, up by 430,000 from last Wednesday, Aug. 5. The yearly tally is now at 17,246,500.

2009 Silver Proof Sets went on sale July 17. While demand is easing as the weeks pass, the numbers are still strong with 20,716 more sold since the last report. 406,455 is the new total.

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

U.S. Mint Silver Collector Coin Sales Stats

(Sales compare previous to current Mint figures)

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
2008 American Eagle Silver Dollar Proof*
2008 American Eagle Silver Dollar Uncirculated*
2009 Lincoln Silver Proof* 325,000 325,000 0 0.00%
2009 Lincoln Silver Uncirculated* 125,000 125,000 0 0.00%
2009 Braille Silver Proof 116,121 116,744 623 0.54% 400,000
2009 Braille Silver Uncirculated 43,491 43,643 152 0.35%
Braille Uncirculated in Easy-Open Capsule 18,687 18,786 99 0.53%
2009 Silver Proof Set 385,739 406,455 20,716 5.37% none
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set 220,613 222,364 1,751 0.79% none
2008 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set 71,818 72,550 732 1.02%
2008 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set* 774,874 774,874 0 0.0%


*Coin products with an asterisk are no longer available. Sunday, August 9, is the "as of date" for the most recent US Mint collector coin figures shown above.

American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales in August

Aug 5
Aug 12
Aug 19
Aug 26


The previous reported sales figures are located at US Silver Coinage Sales Lower; Eagles Higher. The Silver Coins Today tool page Mint Prices & Sales has been updated with the latest Mint numbers.


3 Responses to “Mint Sales: Silver Proof Sets Top 406,000; Silver Eagles Pass 17.2 Million”
  1. Stephen Ray says:

    Will there be any Proof Silver Eagles this year? There is not much time left!

  2. Silver Coins Today Staff says:

    You’re right, time is getting very short. The US Mint hasn’t said it won’t mint them this year. They have held to their position that they will resume production when enough silver blanks are on hand.

    Bullion silver eagle sales ended down in September — their worst month of this year. But it also registered as the second best September of all time going back to 1986. So there’s a mixed picture of sorts on demand and perhaps blank inventories.

    This month will be telling. US Mint holiday marketing material will be designed and created soon in preparation for December — printing hundreds of thousands of brochures, getting them to the mail house and delivering them takes a lot of upfront time before they even arrive on collector’s doorsteps. The behind the scenes requirements for all that is at least a cause for the Mint to internally discuss proof eagles again. Perhaps that will initiate a public announcement.

  3. Stephen Ray says:

    I received Email from the U.S. Mint; There will be no 2009 Silver Eagle Proofs nor Uncirculated coins this year.

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