US Mint Sales: 2010 Proof Silver Eagles Top 700,000

December 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

US Mint silver coin salesThe latest US Mint sales figures reflect collector activity over the last two weeks. The biggest movers, by far, were the Proof Silver Eagle coins and bullion Silver Eagles.

The 2010 Proof Silver Eagle rocked the house since its debut. Collectors bought another 434,492 in two weeks and pushed their total sales to an incredible 707,704. That’s 6,725 more than the total minted for all of the 2008 Proof Silver Eagle coins.

Already, the 2010 release is the ninth highest selling Proof Silver Eagle since the series was introduced in 1986, which also happens to be the best year for the coins when more than 1.4 million sold. It should be noted, however, that this year’s Proof Silver Eagle only debuted a couple of weeks ago, on November 19.

One of the silver sets was another very popular numismatic item. The 2010 Silver Proof Set leaped 32,285 and bounced their total to 476,999. The 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set added 5,907. The discontinued 2009 DC & Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set total was positively adjusted by 14 and rolled in at 299,183.

Only 6 days are left as of this writing for the Veterans Disabled for Life dollars, and 87,222 remained available as of Sunday. Collectors bought 7,670 since the last report. The Mint’s cut-off for Veteran coin orders is December 13 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. The US Mint might announce all orders intended as holiday gifts, however, must be purchased by Friday, December 10, to ensure timely delivery for all in-stock items.

Bullion Silver Eagles made history in November, and maintained a decent pace to start December. US Mint Authorized Purchasers took in 417,000 over the first seven days. That is substantially slower than sales toward the end of last month, but as a comparison, 255,000 Silver Eagles were purchased in the first six days of November. Only time will tell if December can keep up with how November ended — as the best ever month for the series.

The bullion Silver Eagle’s year-to-date total has moved up to 33,307,500 while 2010’s mintage clocked in at 32,940,000. Both are all-time highs for the series.

Speaking of bullion, the five ounce America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins would have made their debut yesterday, but the last report from the US Mint revealed their release has been delayed.

The following are the latest silver product sales figures:

US Mint Numismatic Silver Coins Sales

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
2010 Proof Silver Eagle 273,212 707,704 434,492 159.03% none
2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar Proof 181,410 186,941 5,531 3.05% 262,778 of 350,000
2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar Uncirculated 73,698 75,837 2,139 2.90%
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™ 210,497 216,404 5,907 2.81% none
2010 US Mint Silver Proof Set 444,714 476,999 32,285 7.26% none
2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set 694,406 694,406 0 0.00% none
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set 299,169 299,183 14 0.00% none


Sunday, December 5, 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 2,981,000
August 2,451,000
September 1,880,000
October 3,150,000
November 4,260,000
December 417,000
Total 33,307,500


Tuesday, December 7 is the "as of date" for the bullion eagle numbers.

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