US Mint 2011 Silver Commemorative Coins Ending Sales Figures

December 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

2011 Commemorative Silver Dollars

2011 Commemorative Silver Dollars - U.S. Army and Medal of Honor

Sales concluded Friday for United States Mint commemorative coins in clad, silver and gold. The latest Mint data reflects a buying spike due to all of the last minute purchases, but ending sales figures were nowhere near authorized mintage limits.

The US Army silver dollars experienced a combined gain of 2,203 after adding 1,694 in the previous round. The new total hit 163,346 or 32.6% of the maximum mintage allowed by Congress. 119,829 of the coins were proof-quality and 43,517 were uncirculated.

For Medal of Honor silver dollars, a larger surge of sales took place. Collectors scooped up 4,935 in all this week, which was more than the 2,731 jump previously. Between their launch on February 25 and their last day of availability on Friday, 157,619 of the silver dollars sold, or 31.5% of their limit. Broken out, 112,850 of those were proofs and 44,769 were uncirculated strikes.

Not only did these sales not come close to their authorized mintages, but they are among the lowest in modern day commemoratives. As the nearest example, last year’s commemorative coins struck in silver enjoyed much stronger sales. 350,000 of the proof and uncirculated 2010 Boy Scouts silver dollars were ordered, while 267,740 of the 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life silver dollars were sold. On the flip side, as the 2011 mintages are so low, their secondary market values are likely to exceed many earlier commemorative coins in future years.

Ending sales across all the options are shown in the following table:

Ending Sales Figures for the 2011 Commemorative Coins*

Commemorative Coin Ending
Sales
Sales
Total
Mintage
Limits
Medal of Honor $5 Gold Proof 18,012 26,263 100,000
Medal of Honor $5 Gold Uncirculated 8,251
Medal of Honor Silver Dollar Proof 112,850 157,619 500,000
Medal of Honor Silver Dollar Uncirculated 44,769
US Army $5 Gold Proof 17,173 25,235 100,000
US Army $5 Gold Uncirculated 8,062
US Army Silver Dollar Proof 119,829 163,346 500,000
US Army Silver Dollar Uncirculated 43,517
US Army Clad Half Dollar Proof 68,349 107,810 750,000
US Army Clad Half Dollar Proof 39,464

 

*The United States Mint often tweaks sales for coins after they sold out or went off sale. The above chart will be updated with the latest available figures. To keep track of new silver commemorative sales, also visit this site’s silver coin sales page.

In other United States Mint sales news, the America the Beautiful Silver 5 Ounce Bullion Coins also erupted on the sales chart. Both the Vicksburg and the Chickasaw five ounce coins advanced by 1,300 each, while the Olympic bullion climbed by 800. It had been months since the US Mint’s Authorized Purchasers bought so many five ounce coins during the week.

The following are the latest United States Mint product sales figures:

United States Mint Sales: Collector Silver Coins and Sets

 
Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
2011-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle 218,254 222,229 3,975 1.82% none
9/11 Medals – W 94,792 95,190 398 0.42% 2 Million
9/11 Medals – P 61,443 61,664 221 0.36%
2011 Medal of Honor Dollar Proof 109,270 112,850 3,580 3.28% 157,619 of 500,000
2011 Medal of Honor Dollar Uncirculated 43,414 44,769 1,355 3.12%
2011 US Army Dollar Proof 117,958 119,829 1,871 1.59% 163,346 of 500,000
2011 US Army Dollar Uncirculated 43,185 43,517 332 0.77%
2011 Silver Proof Set 526,143 532,878 6,735 1.28% none
2010 Silver Proof Set 579,774 580,845 1,071 0.18% none
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ 130,812 132,255 1,443 1.10% none
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ 271,259 271,868 609 0.22% none
2011-P Olympic 5 Ounce Uncirculated Coin 9,515 9,929 414 4.35% 35,000
2011-P Glacier 5 Ounce Uncirculated Coin 13,486 13,676 190 1.41% 35,000
2011-P Gettysburg 5 Ounce Uncirculated Coin 16,212 16,411 199 1.23% 35,000
2010-P Mount Hood 5 Ounce Uncirculated Coin 25,942 26,080 138 0.53% 27,000
2010-P Grand Canyon 5 Ounce Uncirculated Coin 26,019 26,019 - 0.00% 27,000
2010-P Yosemite 5 Ounce Uncirculated Coin 27,000 27,000 - 0.00% 27,000
2010-P Yellowstone 5 Ounce Uncirculated Coin 27,000 27,000 - 0.00% 27,000
2010-P Hot Springs 5 Ounce Uncirculated Coin 27,000 27,000 - 0.00% 27,000
25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set 100,000 100,000 - 0.00% 100,000
2011-W Proof Silver Eagle 850,000 850,000 - 0.00% none

 

Monday, December 19, is the "as of date" for all the United States Mint collector coin sales figures shown above.

 

2011 America the Beautiful Bullion Coins Sales

Gettysburg 126,700
Glacier 126,700
Olympic 84,100
Vicksburg 33,800
Chickasaw 26,400
Year-to-Date Total 397,700

 

Monday, December 19, is the "as of date" for the America the Beautiful bullion coin sales.

US Mint Bullion Coin Sales: 2011 American Silver Eagle

January* 6,422,000
February 3,240,000
March 2,767,000
April 2,819,000
May 3,653,500
June 3,402,000
July 2,968,000
August 3,679,500
September 4,460,500
October 3,064,000
November 1,384,000
December 1,909,000
Total 39,768,500

 

Wednesday, December 21, is the "as of date" for bullion American Silver Eagles. *The sales figures include 469,500 of the 2010-dated Silver Eagle coins sold this year.

Surcharges for Commemorative Coins

There was a $10 surcharge for each silver dollar sold, as well as $35 for each $5 gold and $5 per clad half dollar. Surcharge proceeds for U.S. Army commemorative coins will be forwarded to the Army Historical Foundation to support the construction of the National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The money raised from Medal of Honor commemorative coins will go towards the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation to help finance the educational, scholarship and outreach programs of the Foundation. Final audited mintage numbers for any of the commemoratives will not be available until 2012.


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