US Mint Sales: Hot Springs 5 Ounce Silver Coin Sells Out

May 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hot Springs Coin

Making headlines is the Hot Springs Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin sell out and the fast moving American Silver Eagle bullion coins. Also, proof sets are back on top of the charts according to the latest United States Mint sales figures.

Earlier Thursday, the US Mint enacted their "waiting list" for the Hot Springs issue after orders hit the limit of 27,000. The United States Mint message displayed on its online store read in part:

"If a product becomes available due to an order cancellation, we will fulfill orders from the waiting list on a first-in, first-served basis."

The Hot Springs coin debuted two weeks ago on April 28 with an order limit of one per household, and was at a near sell with 70% gone by the evening. Sales slowed after the first few days as is typical with most newly released US Mint collector products. 134 had remained by Sunday, May 8, and the final Hot Springs orders pushed against their mintage limit four days later.

The US Mint ended the suspensions for all its silver sets late last week, and collectors ordered. The top numismatic seller, no doubt, was the 2011 Silver Proof Set at 4,831. The 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set followed at 3,303. The 2010-dated sets were not as hot comparatively, but still pulled in triple digit gains. Buyers picked up 796 of the 2010 Quarters Silver Proof Set and 687 of the 2010 Silver Proof Set.

Silver commemoratives slowed in this round. The proof Medal of Honor coin was most popular, adding 1,960 to its total, while the uncirculated version’s total grew by 448. Previously, each leaped by 3,990 and 1,666 respectively. The proof US Army coin rose by 1,305 and the uncirculated increased by 385, after rising 2,393 and 819 in the prior report.

In bullion products, US Mint Authorized Purchasers ordered 12,600 more of the Gettysburg and Glacier bullion coins as of Tuesday, May 10, leaving 5,600 up for grabs.

Bullion American Silver Eagle sales shot ahead by the biggest leap in weeks. Buyers took 767,000 between Tuesday, May 3 and Tuesday, May 10. This month’s total is currently resting at 1,421,000 and the 2011 annual sales total landed at 16,669,000.

The following are the latest US Mint coin product sales figures:

US Mint Sales: Numismatic Coins

Previous Sales
New Sales
Unit Increase
% Increase
Mintage Limit
2010-P Hot Springs Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin approx. 25,000 26,866* 1,866 7.46% 27,000
2011 Medal of Honor Silver Dollar Proof 82,748 84,708 1,960 2.37% 119,089 of 500,000
2011 Medal of Honor Silver Dollar Uncirculated 33,933 34,381 448 1.32%
2011 US Army Silver Dollar Proof 98,741 100,046 1,305 1.32% 139,008 of 500,000
2011 US Army Silver Dollar Uncirculated 38,577 38,962 385 1.00%
2011 US Mint Silver Proof Set 384,064 388,895 4,831 1.26% none
2010 US Mint Silver Proof Set 561,351 562,038 687 0.12% none
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ 77,984 81,287 3,303 4.24% none
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ 250,393 251,189 796 0.32% none
2010 Proof American Silver Eagles 860,000 860,000 0 0% none


*The Hot Springs coin actually reached a sell out on the morning of May 12. Sunday, May 8, is the "as of date" for all the US Mint collector coin sales figures shown above, and the Hot Springs issue is listed with sales as of that date for reference.

US Mint Sales: 2011 American Eagles

January* 6,422,000
February 3,240,000
March 2,767,000
April 2,819,000
May 1,421,000
Total 16,669,000


Thursday, May 12, is the "as of date" for the bullion American Silver Eagle numbers. The sales figures include 469,500 of the 2010-dated Silver Eagles sold.

2011 America the Beautiful Bullion Coins Sales

April 225,400
May 25,000
Total 250,400


Tuesday, May 10, is the "as of date" for the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins sales.

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