US Mint 2010 Silver Eagles Top 2008 Sales in 6.5 Months

July 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

US Mint silver coin salesFewer silver coins were purchased from the United States Mint in recent days. Collectors are instead spending their spare time enjoying the summer, perhaps lounging in hammocks sipping iced tea. Sales lagged for every coin and set. The biggest performers were once again bullion Silver Eagles and the new silver quarters proof sets, though neither came close to attaining their prior week’s levels.

601,000 American Silver Eagle bullion coins were scooped up by U.S. Mint authorized purchasers in the last seven days, but that falls short of the 875,500 taken during the previous week. Yet, it is only mid-July and 2010’s year-to-date total of 19,645,000 passed the end-of-year total for 2008, which was 19,583,500. As for July’s total, it reached 1,476,500. That is close to the pace set in June, when 1,724,500 were sold by the 16th. The 2009 annual record of 28,766,500 is within sight, with 2010 looking to be the new dominating year for the eagles in a few short months.

2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets™ slid by a thousand from their previous gain. 3,801 were added to the total, lagging behind their previous growth of 4,806. In regards to the older set, the 2009 DC and Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set was still getting along with an addition of 579.

Individual coins retreated the most. Demand for the 2010 Disabled American Veterans Silver Dollars eased –almost half for the proofs. They rose by 463 while the uncirculated inched up 203. As a comparison, last week’s numbers were 910 and 281. Still, since each sale included a $10 surcharge to benefit the Disabled Veterans’ LIFE Memorial Foundation, another $6,000 was added and $2,166,650 has been raised since the coins were released on February 25.

The Mint continues the waiting list for the proof 2010 Boy Scouts of America Silver Dollars.

The following are the latest silver product sales figures:

US Mint Numismatic Silver Coins Sales

(Sales compare previous to current Mint figures)

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar Proof 151,449 151,912 463 0.31% 216,665 of 350,000
2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar Uncirculated 64,550 64,753 203 0.31%
2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar Proof 245,000 245,000 0 0.00% 350,000 of 350,000
2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar Uncirculated 105,000 105,000 0 0.00%
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ 126,912 130,713 3,801 2.99% none
2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set 694,406 694,406 0 0.00% none
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set 284,884 285,463 579 0.20% none


Sunday, July 11, 2010 is the "as of date" for the US Mint collector coin sales figures shown above.

2010 American Silver Eagle Bullion Sales

January 3,592,500
February 2,050,000
March 3,381,000
April 2,507,500
May 3,636,500
June 3,001,000
July 1,476,500
Total 19,645,000


Wednesday, July 14 is the "as of date" for the bullion eagle numbers.

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