US Mint Sales: 2010 American Silver Eagles Top 5 Million

February 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

US Mint silver coin sales stats2010 American Silver Eagle bullion coins were stuck for a week at 1.25 million for the month of February. That changed Wednesday afternoon when United States Mint sales figures showed that they popped up another 800,000.

With the 2,050,000 in February added to the 3,225,000 purchased in January, 2010-dated Silver Eagles have topped 5 million for the year. The exact number comes in at 5,275,000.

Given that buyers ordered 367,500 of the 2009-dated eagles this year as well, the 2010 total for 1-ounce silver coin sales is now at 5,642,500. January 2010 figures blew out January 2009, but another 75,000 will need to be sold before this month ends to at least match last year’s February total of 2,125,000.

In numismatic weekly silver product sales, 2009 US Mint Silver Proof Sets gained 2,365 to end at 662,198. 2009 DC & US Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set advanced 825 to reach 272,611.

As a reminder, the 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Coin will launch on Thursday at noon ET. The US Mint has set up introductory prices of $39.95 for the proof version and $33.95 for the uncirculated option. When released, the commemoratives may be ordered online through the Mint store located at

The following tables provide the latest sales breakouts:

US Mint Collector Silver Coins Sales

(Sales compare previous to current Mint figures)

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set 659,833 662,198 2,365 0.36% none
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set 271,786 272,611 825 0.30% none


*Silver coin products with an asterisk are no longer available. Prior year products are listed until replaced by a new year offering, or for reference. Sunday, February 21, 2010, is the "as of date" for the US Mint collector coin sales figures shown above.

Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales: February 2010

Jan 27
Feb 3
Feb 10
Feb 17
Feb 24


2010-dated bullion Silver Eagles went on sale Tuesday, Jan. 19. The Mint does not sell its bullion coins directly to the public. Instead it works with a small number of authorized purchasers who in turn resell the coins to precious metal providers, investors, dealers and collectors. These coins do not have a mint mark, unlike their numismatic proof and uncirculated counterparts struck specifically for collectors

No release announcement has been made by the Mint for the collector versions. The 2009s were canceled as a result of high demand for the bullion variants.

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