US Mint Sales: 2010 Silver Proof Sets at 241K in Four Days

August 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

US Mint silver coin salesIt was another good week for silver numismatic products. The United States Mint launched a new coin set which likely helped its other products, as each outperformed its previous week’s sales growth. Even the bullion silver eagles gained some steam.

The Mint’s annual 2010 Silver Proof Set was released Thursday, August 26. By Sunday, 241,656 were scooped up by eager buyers. When compared to last year’s inaugural sales of 271,372, this year’s start was slower. Last year’s set, however, had four extra coins, including Lincoln’s Bicentennial Cents, and was $4 cheaper.

The new 2010 set should end up doing well though, since it is the only way collectors can attain the silver versions of the proof dime and half dollar. It is also one of three sets that boasts a proof Lincoln Presidential Dollar.

As for the America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set, 5,950 more left the Mint’s shelves, which compares to the previous week’s climb of 4,884. The 2009 DC and Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set also had a good week, advancing 1,049 for a total of 290,520.

Another bigger performer was the proof American Veterans Disabled for Life silver dollar. It exceeded the previous growth of 1,034 by tacking on 1,050. The uncirculated version was stronger too, posting 427 versus the prior 309 gain.

End-of-month demand picked up for 2010 American Silver Eagles. According to the latest Mint sales report, their August total hit 2,391,000 by Monday, leaving February as the lowest monthly total for 2010. It appears, so far, that August will be second slowest month in sales this year. Even though the latest total is low for the year, it still beats 2009’s August, which was 2,130,000. The Silver Eagles’ new year-to-date total is now at 23,540,500.

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 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar Proof 156,524 157,574 1,050 0.67% 224,257 of 350,000
2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar Uncirculated 66,256 66,683 427 0.64%
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™ 163,824 169,774 5,950 3.63% none
2010 US Mint Silver Proof Set   241,656 241,656 100% none
2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set 694,406 694,406 0 0.00% none
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set 289,471 290,520 1,049 0.36% none


Sunday, August 29, 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 2,391,000
Total 23,540,500


Monday, August 30 is the "as of date" for the bullion eagle numbers.

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