Silver Coins Heating Up, Silver Sets Jump in Mint Sales

October 21, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

US Mint silver coin sales stats A new week ushered in greater demand for silver coins, new US Mint stats reveal. Previous weekly sales dipped, so the change is more pronounced.

Last week’s silver coins report showed a spike in 2008 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Sets. That is likely explained by the fact that the set is the only way to acquire an uncirculated American Silver Eagle now that the 2009’s are canceled. While the latest weekly numbers are still higher than typical at 1,666, they are lower than the prior 2,180.

The remaining US Mint silver coins and set products performed better. Most memorable is the set sell out of the Lincoln Chronicles Set. Collectors purchased the maximum 50,000 in under 30 hours. As of this writing, the Mint is only taking standby orders in the event cancellations occur.

Braille Commemorative Silver Dollar products jumped. It looks like some collectors waited to make their Braille purchase when the Chronicles set was released, saving a few dollars in shipping. The newly issued Braille Education Sets improved to 5,996. The number is a sharp contrast to those of popular 2009 Lincoln products, but then it is hard to compare anything to how they have sold this year.

The 18-coin 2009 Silver Proof Set is back into the positive. Last week’s report showed a negative adjustment of 1,001. The latest figures have them rising for a weekly gain of 12,306.

Bullion 2009 American Silver Eagles are moving quickly. With 10 days still left in the month, 1,625,000 have been sold. That is 78,000 short of equaling the entire month of September. 733,000 were purchased by the Mint’s authorized purchasers in the last week alone. The year-to-date total is at 22,092,500.

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
2009 Braille Silver Proof 123,899 125,344 1,445 1.17% 400,000
2009 Braille Silver Uncirculated 45,627 45,937 310 0.68%
Braille Uncirculated in Easy-Open Capsule 20,539 20,951 412 2.01%
Braille Education Set 2,719 5,996 3,277 120.52%
2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set 520,059 532,365 12,306 2.37% none
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set 243,714 245,639 1,925 0.79% none
2008 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set 81,088 82,754 1,666 2.05%
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, Oct. 18, is the "as of date" for the US Mint collector coin sales figures shown above.

2009 Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales in October

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Oct 14
Oct 21
Oct 28


The US Mint has sold 22,092,500 Silver Eagles this year.

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


One Response to “Silver Coins Heating Up, Silver Sets Jump in Mint Sales”
  1. silver kid says:

    The US Mint is starting to realize that silver supply is getting scarce and the demand is increasing.

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