US Mint Sales: August 2010 Silver Bullion Coins Fall

September 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

US Mint silver coin salesPerhaps what has helped United States Mint’s silver coins is the increasing attention to silver which has been seeing huge price gains. Coin sets were wildly popular in the latest round of US Mint sales figures, and bullion coins continue to push onward — although August sales retreated from July levels and September is starting slow.

Bullion Silver Eagles ended August at 2,451,000, with 60,000 purchased by authorized buyers on the last day of the month. The month’s total was 530,000 less than July’s, and the second lowest monthly total of the year.

2010 Silver Eagle Bullion Sales

January 2010 3,592,500
February 2010 2,050,000
March 2010 3,381,000
April 2010 2,507,500
May 2010 3,636,500
June 2010 3,001,000
July 2010 2,981,000
August 2010 2,451,000
September 2010 145,000
Total 23,745,500

Thursday, September 9 is the "as of date" for the bullion eagle numbers.

Still, the year-to-date number, which includes September’s 145,000, reached 23,745,500. That is only a little more than five million away from breaking 2009’s record of 28,766,500. In fact, less than 1.3 million need to be sold in each remaining month (on average) for 2010 to settle in as the best year for the American Silver Eagles since the series debuted in 1986.

The 2010 Silver Proof Set pulled off a spectacular 46,887 gain for the week. The popular annual set launched Thursday, August 26 and reached 241K in 4 days. After 11 days, it hit 288,543 in total sales.

Another impressive advance was the 2010 Quarters the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set. It has been steadily outperforming its prior week’s growth for three straight weeks. It climbed 6,909 in this round, after leaping 5,950 previously. Growth for the 2009 DC and Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set, on the other hand, relaxed. The older set rose 868 after increasing 1,049.

In the single coin arena, the 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life silver dollars added 1,075 to their combined sales. Divided, the proofs outnumbered the uncirculated 761 to 314, down from the previous week’s gains of 1,050 and 427 respectively. Since their February launch, 225,332 have sold, or 64.38% of the allowed maximum mintage.

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 157,574 158,335 761 0.48% 225,332 of 350,000
2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar Uncirculated 66,683 66,997 314 0.47%
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™ 169,774 176,683 6,909 4.07% none
2010 US Mint Silver Proof Set 241,656 288,543 46,887 19.40% none
2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set 694,406 694,406 0 0.00% none
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set 290,520 291,388 868 0.30% none


Sunday, September 5, 2010 is the "as of date" for the US Mint collector coin sales figures shown above.

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