Silver Coins and Set Demand Declines, US Mint Sales Show

July 8, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

US Mint silver coin sales statsThere is little surprise in learning that last week’s US Mint silver coin sales show a general decline in demand. Collectors were, after all, off and enjoying the recent three-day holiday weekend for the 4th of July.

Sales in four of the six silver Mint offerings fell compared to the prior week. Experiencing modest gains in week-over-week tallies were uncirculated Braille dollars in the easy-open capsule and the 2008 Silver Proof Set.

In related news, Silver Eagles soared past 14M during the first week of July. The bullion investment coins are on pace to smash record-breaking year 2008 when 20,583,000 of the silver dollars were sold. As of Monday, 14,099,500 silver eagles were purchased by US Mint authorized dealers.

The following table has the latest US Mint stats for collector silver coins and sets.

U.S. Mint Silver 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 112,735 113,400 665 0.59% 400,000
2009 Braille Silver Uncirculated 42,472 42,703 231 0.54%
Braille Uncirculated in Easy-Open Capsule 18,118 18,262 144 0.79%
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set 202,320 207,114 4,794 2.37% none
2008 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set 68,214 68,956 742 1.09%
2008 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set 769,787 772,893 3,106 0.40%


*Coin products with an asterisk are no longer available. July 5 is the "as of date" for the most recent US Mint figures.

The previous reported sales figures are located at Silver Coin Demand Fluid, US Mint Sales Figures Show. The Silver Coins Today tool page Mint Prices & Sales has been updated with the latest Mint sales figures.

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