US Mint Announces 2010 Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales Date

December 22, 2009 by · 10 Comments 

American Silver EagleThe United States Mint today told its authorized purchasers that it would begin taking orders for 2010 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins on January 19.

The US Mint also said it would offer the 2009-dated versions "through the end of the year and into 2010 as long as inventories remain." The coins, to include the new 2010s, will continue to be sold in an allocated, or limited basis.

The demand for Silver Eagles had been incredible, with an all-time annual record of 27,843,000 year-to-date sales — that, despite temporary suspensions and allocations throughout the year. The bullion eagles resumed from their most recent suspension on Monday, December 7.

The following table reflects how the silver coins have been doing this year:

2009 Sales of American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June
1,900,000 2,125,000 3,132,000 2,518,000 1,904,500 2,245,000
July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec*
2,810,000 2,130,000 1,703,000 2,939,000 2,586,500 1,850,000
*As of Tuesday, December 22.


The interest level for the bullion coins has had negative consequences to the 2009 collector proof and uncirculated versions. They were first placed under suspension and then canceled entirely in October.

In fact, in a normal year the production of the 2010-dated Silver Eagles would have already began by this time of the year, and the 2009s would have ended. But the unprecedented demand forced the US Mint to delay their switch over.

The US Mint sells bullion coins for a small amount over the current silver spot price, but only to authorized purchasers. The authorized purchasers in turn resell the coins to coin dealers, precious metal providers and/or directly to the public.


10 Responses to “US Mint Announces 2010 Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales Date”
  1. I am part of this record demand. The Silver Eagle is a beautiful coin and silver is where I want to be right now.

  2. Harry says:

    Should I invest in American Silver Eagles or Silver Bullion ( bars)?

  3. Brent says:

    I love the eagles but either one is great

  4. Brent says:

    watch the prices on the sets they are a bunch different

  5. Tom McFarland says:

    Does anyone know if the will be minting 2010 silver eagle proofs? I bought quite a few uncerculated eagles and now my mouth is watering for some proofs.

  6. Brent says:

    go to usmint on line and then fo to shop you will see that they have a press release on the proofs so it still is a toss of the coin one way or the other ha ha

  7. as i recall this country and all it arms of government were by the people of the peoplr for the people as written in the constution. the one dollar silver eagle is not available to you and me the people except thru greedy dealers. they have no mint mark im told. well i havent seen a mint mark on a phliiy coin except ww11 that has been circulated so why is the eagles that have no mint mark only available to dealers ( this was told to me by a person at the mint) because they were considered bullion if these coins are only bullion why cant we buy them as bullion with a small mark up for costs to the mint, and that only proof eagles w mint were going to be offered to the public not only dealers are they afraid a few of us might amass a little jingle in our pockets that may have some value. have you noticed in gtod we trust is no longer on the penny its been on erery coin i remember these words they beening driven out of existense by our polically correct goverment these words were what this country was founded on and why america exists today what or will exist tomorrow by being polically correct if you believe as i do write it on every piece of mail to hell with the politicians. policical correctness for ten percent of the population or so this is not my upbringing and probably not yours gilbert evans ca.

  8. Ed says:

    I received a email from the mint today (11/11/10) saying: “Greetings from the United States Mint.
    Thank you for ordering from the United States Mint.
    We regret to inform you that the item(s) listed below
    are currently sold out. (2 PF Silver American Eagles)
    What gives?

  9. Silver Coins Today Staff says:

    The U.S. Mint email was actually sent in error. The coins are not sold out.

  10. brad newcomb says:

    my eagle has no mint mark is it philidelphia, something else ir an error if u no please leave another comment here thanks.

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